July 20th, 2010

10 Reasons To wear the Burkha

10 Reasons To Wear The Burkha

1.  To honour your parents.
2.  To piss your parents off
3.  To honour men
4.  To piss men off
5.  To make a political point
6.  To make a religious point
7.  Because you are a subjugated housefrau
8.  Because you are a radical feminist
9.  To disappear
10.To stand out.

Kirkstall Abbey


Kirkstall Abbey is a Cistercian house on the outskirts of Leeds- and one of the best preserved monastic ruins in the country. Last time we were here- about ten years ago- it was looking a bit scruffy, but they've since spent £5.5 million doing it up. It's owned by Leeds Council- and admission is free.



The Abbey Church from the north



Church interior, looking East.



North transcept



North East corner of clositer



North range of cloister, with entrance to chapter house