Upvoted you. If only for the massive understatement and sheer restraint you exercised in "What an utter dump."
Had a recent acquaintance, from rural Romania, who had also worked in Serbia immediately after the Balkan war. He also worked in Bradford. Verbatim quote re Bradford "It's the shittiest place i've ever seen."
Trivia fact. c1900 at the turn of the century Bradford was said to be the second wealthiest city in Britain. There is still lots of fabulous architecture to be found, though much of it sadly decaying.