Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Here's an unusual view of one of the main pedestrianised shopping areas, Briggate, in Leeds city centre. It is usually thronged with shoppers but on Saturday there was also a fun fair. I paid my £1 and climbed the helter-skelter to see what the view was like from the top! Mind you, I chose to return sedately down the steps rather than take the quick route down the slide. (I had my precious Nikon hanging round my neck!) Somewhere among the crowds you will see a Salvation Army band playing Christmas carols - and also a fire engine. The fire crew was in the Victoria Quarter arcade and seemed to be pumping out the basement of a jeweller's shop - I'm not sure why. It all added to the fun!
11m Britons were expected to go shopping last Saturday, spending something like £1.05 billion. (I wonder how they work that out?)