Leicester's Corn Exchange is situated in Leicester Market, which although basically an open market has been covered, and is now the largest covered market in Europe.
The Market Place is situated in the angle behind Gallowtree Gate and Horsefair Street in the City Centre.
There have been buildings on the Corn Exchange site since the early 16th century, when a building called the Gainsborough contained shops and a dungeon.
The present Corn Exchange was built in 1850, with William Flint as the architect. In 1856 F.W. Ordish added the upper storey and the curious external stairs of which you can only see one side here.Exactly the same on other side.
Standing outside the Corn Exchange is the Duke of Rutland Statue.
Having stood derelict for a number of years, the Corn Exchange is now operating as licensed premises.
I confess we did go in and partake of a couple just to keep us going.
Taken from - crosbyheritage.co.uk
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TopGeo (38192) 2012-03-24 5:25
Hello Marion! Curious Stairs that lead somewhere or nowhere! A very wonderful photograph! It has beautiful colors and great clarity. The point of view and aspect ratio you selected is superb. The depth of field is great and it has good perspective. Thanks for sharing this beautiful capture with us. Bravo!!
PecoBud (3824) 2012-03-24 15:22
Good morning Marion. Beautiful POV of stairs and building. Is that bird the stairs toll taker.....LOL These stairs really look old but very sturdy. I love the DOF and clarity of this photo. Wonderful Light and Color mixing with shadows and hues that bring this photo to life. Great job Marion!!
angel66 (1006) 2012-03-25 4:23
Love England! I find this photo very English! Makes me in the mood for a good Sunday roast and a pint! :)