Leeds: History and Diversity

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Leeds City Centre. Busy, and great for street photography.

I spent two days in Leeds visiting relatives over the weekend. Three things that surprised me were its diversity, beautiful architecture and wealth of history. For example, Kirkgate Market which is the largest indoor market in Europe, is also the birthplace of Marks & Spencer.

The hustle and bustle of Kirkgate Market provided perfect opportunities for candid shots.
The original marks & Spencer stall was situated somewhere near this replica stall in Kirkgate Market.

Kirkstall Abbey which was founded in 1152 made for another great visit! The free tour was very informative and the stunning grounds were open to explore. (and photograph πŸ˜ƒ) 

The grounds of kirkstall abbey provided plenty of great views.
Light and shadows from the inside… Wow!…

I could go on about many other things I liked, but I’m in one of those moods where I just can’t wait to share the pics!

Leeds Corn Exchange, designed by Cuthbert Brodrick and opened in 1863, is a beautiful piece of architecture both inside and out and contains some very interesting places to shop.
Leeds city centre: It was quite cold out but we still managed to get decent light and sunset colours.
Another sunset as a man relaxes in Roundhay park. Another must if you’re visiting here.
This view in roundhay park was the perfect end shot to the day. 😊

Another journey, another place that I’d recommend you visit. Thanks for viewing! πŸ‘

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