An artsy week

February 12, 2018 0 By Laura Dinu

As expected (spoiler in the title) , this week I discovered (and re-discovered) some of the West Yorkshire’s wonders , followed by a great and cozy ‘art cafe’ at one of my best friend’s house.

It all started with an urge to escape the boring routine. I just grabbed my boyfriend and told him: ‘ Let’s go to the Art gallery in Leeds’ (even if it was a rainy day). It was a crazy idea giving the fact that we were both tired and it was a horrible weather outside. But we both agreed that visiting the Gallery is a good way to escape routine .As we walked towards the train station we saw another museum, a photography museum. We said ‘Why not?’.

After we stared at the beautiful photo albums for half an hour we continued our journey to Leeds.

After ariving in Leeds we decided that we should go straight to the Art Gallery and after, if we have time , to a coffee shop and maybe some charity shops. Said and done!

Last time we visited the Gallery was half an hour before it’s closing time so we didn’t have enough time to visit everything so this time we made sure that we are not in the same situation.

After taking lots of photos and trying to understand the contemporary art which includes two lines drawn on canvas (that’s all), we went in the same Starbucks that we went to last time we visited the Gallery. I had a black Americano and I hoped that we can still go to some charity shops because I felt really inspired and motivated to start an art collection. Unfortunately we did not have enough time mainly because all of the charities close at 17:00 but we were happy because we had a great day!

Just a few days later, I stayed over my friend’s house, Adina, for a girly night and a breath of fresh air.

We talked about philosophers and their views on life, we admired famous paintings in her art catalogs and we talked about art and how we can make art out of nothing.


It was an amazing week, filled with information and activities. I had a good time with both my boyfriend and one of my besties, just enjoying art, one thing that I should do more often!