Tuesday, 10 February 2015

I ❤ Leeds



Love locks on the footbridge across the River Aire in Leeds city centre.

I haven't been to Leeds since before Christmas. I had a few errands to do there and it was a lovely sunny day so I took my camera. I had a walk along the riverside path to the Royal Armouries museum and back. It was very pleasant, though away from the main shopping streets it all seemed very quiet and a little bit sad somehow. Leeds has spent a lot of money developing the riverside and canalside area, the old docklands, as a leisure and residential hub. There are hundreds of apartments in converted warehouses and new-builds but it still seems a bit dead, at least during the day and at weekends. Maybe it has more of a buzz when offices and bars are open.

8 comments:

  1. Selling padlocks must be a lucrative occupation these days. You'd think that people in love might have better things to do!

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  2. I'm inclined to agree with John. The first time I saw these I thought it was some kind of bicycle parking facility - but did think it rather odd that they were in the middle of a bridge... Great photo - it would make a super post card.

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  3. We don't have any padlock bridges in Haninge, yet.

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  4. Looks nice, but I haven't seen them here yet !

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  5. This is quite a lovely composition, jennyfreckles, though the explosion of the love lock trend around the world is causing havoc with the safety of a lot of bridges. I hope the people of Leeds will be sensible.

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  6. I must live under a rock as I've not heard of this! Really neat photo, though! It should be a book cover, don't you think? :)

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  7. very nice photo Jenny,
    never been to Leeds, I should go and take a look !

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  8. I love this photo...the whole composition is wonderful.

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