Leeds - A Utopia by Glen Allen

Canvas Prints


Sizing Information

Small 12.0" x 7.5"
Medium 18.0" x 11.2"
Large 24.0" x 15.0"
X large 30.0" x 18.7"


  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching


Part of the EASEL area. These represent the idealistic solutions to new urban development during the 50’s and 60’s.

Now Demolished.

I’m a semi pro photographer, happily married to Karen, born and raised in the West Midlands, England, but now living in West Yorkshire. I take many and varied images and enjoy the freedom that Photoshop and it’s like bring to the profession.

I would encourage anyone with an eye for a good composition to take the plunge and give this wonderful medium of digital photography a go.

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  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsover 5 years ago

    A very good photograph Glen

  • Thank you

    – Glen Allen

  • richman
    richmanover 5 years ago

    these are all getting demolished very soon, good ridance!
    have you taken this from the highrise flays just there?

  • I took these back in 2006 before I started working for the Local Authority myself. I was on the roof of a nearby block which I understand might not be demolished. I think notwithstanding the failings of this type of accomodation and the ideals of oour forebearers, they are part of out culture and so I am glad I now have a record of them for properity.

    Whilst I accept this is not “art” perhaps records like this will remid us who are involved in the planning of our towns and Cities that we should learn from the mistakes of the past, be they enviromental or social.

    Thanks for commenting Richie.

    – Glen Allen

  • richman
    richmanover 5 years ago

    im a big fan of leeds’ history and am always looking into ‘how it used to look’
    and i agree, the photographs are worth taking and used for reference in maybe just a couple of years time, rather than 20 years time

  • What strikes me aboput this type of development and i am well used to it comming originally from deepest darkest west midlands is how the management probably had as much to do with the demise of them socially as much as the architecture did.

    I amazes me that I still deal with idealistic designers that have no concept of the social implications of their designs. Do we never learn from the mistakes of the past? I sometime dispair!

    And as you agree, these records are important, after all, if they gho what reference would our children have? I pray they are wiser than we have been.

    – Glen Allen

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