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    National Museum of Photography

    by MacedonianUK Updated Mar 13, 2009

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    The National Museum of Photography, is great place to visit, for young and old.
    There is and Cinema whitin the Museum and one of the finest displays of the Age of Photography,since the first atempts of photography to modern days sience op digital photos.
    Also there are displays of media, television, radio and web.
    Deffinatly worth visiting!!

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  • Go shopping in an art gallery

    by calverley Written Aug 17, 2007

    If you're going to Bradford, you have to go to Salt's Mill. It was an old textile mill (the biggest in the world at one point apparently), and someone I know who used to run the place says there are lots of hidey holes where the "night shift" used to nap off that are still largely undiscovered!

    There are three reasons to go to Salt's Mill. One is that is has up-market designer shopping for books and homeware (£3000 chair anyone?) which is great for browsing. Two is that it has a very buzzy excellent diner/cafe, which is a great place for lunch (as far as I can see, no one goes to the other restaurant there, which serves exclusively fish). But the third, and main reason, is that it is a gallery devoted to the work of Bradford-born artist David Hockney.

    Original Hockney paintings and drawings are everywhere, and whether you're an art fan or not, you'll have to admit that the man can definitely draw. My favourite bit though is a room where they recreate three of the designs Hockney did for the opera on mini-theatre stages.

    The worst bits about Salt's Mill are the carparking - which seems miles away from the entrance - and the entrance itself. The entrance seems like you're going in a side door, and you think you must be going the wrong way, but it's fine once you're inside.

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  • Go book shopping in the gilded hall

    by calverley Written Aug 17, 2007

    OK, so practically every major town has a Waterstone's bookshop - but not like the one in Bradford. The building used to be the Wool Exchange, back when Bradford was a world centre for the textile trade, and the pillars and ornate ceiling are still there, and still stunning.

    I like book shopping anyway - it feels a civilized sort of thing to do - so to be able to do it in such a fantastic building is just an added bonus. It makes you come over all literary, even when you're only buying chick lit!

    There is a half-decent coffee-shop on the top floor. (One of the chains - Costa Coffee I think), so you can sup a cappuccino while you read the book you just bought. It does get rather busy on Saturdays though, so you're probably limited to just a chapter or so!

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    Bradford

    by romanhighlander Written Aug 13, 2007

    Bradford is a cosmopolitan city. Bradford wa the town of mills and factories but over the years we have lost all of that. Replacing that, we have restaurants, shops and other businsses and services. Bradford cannot be compared to other big cities but we have a few places that are worth seeing!!!!

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