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I have asked a colleague of mine who worked many years in Leeds: Is it worth to go to Leeds? He answered: No. Unless you want to get mugged. I took it as a joke of course, but looking at the number of photos from this fourth largest metropolitan area in the UK (after London, Birmingham and Manchester) on TrekEarth it seems Leeds is for some reason not a very popular destination.
For me as a postcard lover the first obvious object to photograph in Leeds was the stunning town hall. It was built between 1853 and 1858 at The Headrow (street) to a design by architect Cuthbert Brodrick.
To take a good shot of this imposing structure I believe one must find an elevated POV which I did not have time to do. Otherwise one has to struggle with the perspective distortion, plenty of cables and street lights, etc. In addition the upper part of the dome was lit in the very last minute of the blue hour –so I had a choice: either to show a great blue hour sky with half of the building lit and rest completely dark, or to show it more uniformly lit but with a dark sky already...

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