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My City - Leeds



Sometimes I get fed up with my camera. It's old, it's heavy, it has issues with it's battery and memory card usage. So I put it back on the shelf and wish I had a new one. But then looking back at the archives on here I realize that it does actually take pretty good pictures (sometimes!). And I start to fall in love with my camera all over again. Today was one of those days.

Whilst the husband was visiting the dentist (remember the chipped tooth from my lasagne at the weekend?) I decided to go for a wander, take some pictures and just enjoy looking upwards at the city. I've lived in Leeds  for 17 years now, although it's not somewhere I ever thought I'd end up. But I love it and Yorkshire so much now, it's become my home.

I didn't take a lot of pictures this morning, it was grey and snowing lightly, but these are a few of my favourite images. I've tried to capture some of the iconic places and things in the City - the Corn Exchange, the Victorian shopping arcades and the silver owls (these are all over the city). Leeds is a city that's evolving, new buildings are springing up, although sadly leaving a lot of empty shops and some streets looking rundown and left behind.

Taking a camera into the city offers a different perspective and lets you appreciate some of the most beautiful details that on other occasions you might miss. Those little things that make the city unique to you.

I've asked some other of my favourite bloggers to show their cities on Little Birdie. You'll see them as guest posts under the title My City. I do hope you like them as much as I do. First up - Paris. The most beautiful city of them all. x