Stacked Plates (II)

This shot was taken inside Temple Works in Leeds. The building has been vacant for a long time and the last occupants (Kays Catalogue) all just left one day and never came back.

The building (built between 1836-1840) is it also very strange. The outside decoration makes it look like an Egyptian temple and the office building is meant to be a replica of Edfu Temple on the Nile. It was also the largest indoor space in the world when first built and had grass on the roof, kept under control by sheep who were left up there to graze! This was way before the idea of using turf as a roofing material gained popularity.

If you want to know more about Temple works, or see other shots of this Leeds oddity (including the Egyptian style exterior), check out the links below.

Flickr: Temple Works (Leeds) group photo pool
Wikipedia: Temple Works