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Posted: Sat 03 Aug, 2013 2:57 pm
by Leodian
I took this photo of this 1890 dated drainpipe on August 2 2013. It is one of 3 such dated pipes on a building in the centre of Leeds.It was not until I downloaded the original non-reduced photo that I spotted the other interesting details on the pipes. I wonder if the pipes really are 123 years old and well preserved, or if they are modern replicas (I did not feel them to see what they are made of). Edit added later on August 3 2013. Looking at the pipes in a wider field-of-view photo and in the close-up photo there does not seem to be any obvious drain in and out for the pipes (unless well hidden) so I wonder if they may once have been drainpipes but are now just decorative features?

Posted: Sun 04 Aug, 2013 7:33 pm
by Leodian
No responses yet so I wonder if that is because it is hard, or so easy that nobody wants to give even a cryptic clue!

Posted: Mon 05 Aug, 2013 10:27 pm
by EYRIE
Leeds New Workhouse? Now the Thackray Museum at St. James's Hospital?

Posted: Mon 05 Aug, 2013 11:06 pm
by Leodian
EYRIE wrote: Leeds New Workhouse? Now the Thackray Museum at St. James's Hospital? Hi EYRIE. That's sounds a good suggestion, but they are not there. They are in LS1. The date can be made out on the pipes in a Google Street View on enlarging the view (that's not cryptic). The Thackray Museum is one of those places that I've never been to but keep meaning to go one day.

Posted: Tue 06 Aug, 2013 8:59 am
by EYRIE
Aha! I will have another try then. The design is an interesting one and I had a close look to see if I could get a clue to thre building's use.

Posted: Wed 07 Aug, 2013 10:00 pm
by Leodian
This W&W seems so far to be a mystery. As was 'The Sign of the Four' with Sherlock Holmes that was published in 1890. I'm not sure if that is too confusingly cryptic, but I could not think of another cryptic clue that did not make it too easy!

Posted: Thu 08 Aug, 2013 8:46 pm
by Leodian
Leodian wrote: This W&W seems so far to be a mystery. As was 'The Sign of the Four' with Sherlock Holmes that was published in 1890. I'm not sure if that is too confusingly cryptic, but I could not think of another cryptic clue that did not make it too easy! Passing by the building today I was able to verify that at least the pipe in the photo in my first post does not seem to drain anything and so is now only decorative (as I think are the other 2 pipes). If I said I don't know where the building is I would be being perfidious in saying that!

Posted: Thu 08 Aug, 2013 8:59 pm
by Mork of Ork
Is it one of the drainpipes above Waterstones on Albion Street?Here - http://goo.gl/maps/XXHr7

Posted: Thu 08 Aug, 2013 9:33 pm
by Leodian
Mork of Ork wrote: Is it one of the drainpipes above Waterstones on Albion Street?Here - http://goo.gl/maps/XXHr7 Hi Mork of Ork. Nanu Nanu to you. Yes the 'drainpipes' are on the Waterstone's bookshop on Albion Street, as in this photo that I took on August 2 2013.In case anyone is wondering about my cryptic clues:-1) 'The Sign of the Four' is a book (hence a bookshop!).2) The perfidious was meant (hoped!) to bring Perfidious Albion to mind (hence Albion Street, rather than Albion Place).Phew, I'm glad this W&W has finally been solved.     

Posted: Thu 08 Aug, 2013 10:22 pm
by EYRIE
More of Ork I can now sleep ! This one has been bugging me!