|The lively, likeable St Martin's area|
The compact city centre seems to have a bit of everything. Except traffic, which is of course a good thing. Even the ring road that keeps the cars away isn't too daunting for the pedestrian to deal with.
|And the glamorous modern John Lewis led zone|
But never mind, the city has a youthful multicultural vibe, as it should with two large universities and a large Asian population. It has a terrific indoor market which reflects that cultural diversity too and elsewhere you'll find everything from an Eritrean restaurant to a Serbian Orthodox church. Oh and plenty of signs telling you that Richard III would have, could have or might have visited just about every old part of the city.
|Frog Island; the graffiti is great, the rest is not|
But things are happening: the demolition teams were at work on the landmark old Wolsey factory and only the tall chimney remained of the famous purveyor of Y-fronts.
|The lonely chimney: a sign of the past|
|And the Space Centre: a sign of the future maybe|
And in case you're wondering this is that cathedral: