Your favourite days out round Leeds
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In a freak set of circumstances, I've got two "new" old former Soviet Union cameras to shoot some test films off in and a couple of hours to myself this coming Saturday morning.I've had a few ideas, but can anyone suggest somewhere I can get a bit of inspiration in or around Leeds? The city centre always has rich pickings, so maybe something different around there?I'm reasonably happy to go for a wander, but I'd like to avoid anywhere I'm likely to get hassle (or worse) from the locals - the cameras aren't worth a lot but they won't know that and I can do without the grief...Any ideas welcome!My flickr photostream here: http://snipurl.com/28wy8w5
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Hi raveydavey.The inside of the Central Reference Library (including the Tiled Hall) has many excellent features to photograph. It's a popular place to take photos (I've taken many there myself). Sharp close-ups and further out photos will help you work out the quality of the cameras. I bet the "former Soviet Union cameras" take excellent photos but it may perhaps be safest to check them for bugs (of the espionage type)! I used to have a wooden-framed transistor radio made in the USSR that was about the size of a couple of loaves of bread! Not exactly pocket-sized!
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Take that dog with you, you'll be fine.Make a list of multi-storey car parks and visit the top floors for a different view of Leeds. If you have some method of illumination you could photo the Swinegate Goit Bridges (then post 'em on Isle of Cynder thread).We're probably in Leeds Sat'dy, might see you Russian about
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Just a couple of "stab in the dark" ideas raveydavey - the lower end of Kirkgate just north of the railway bridge has some admittedly sad, scandalous even, but interesting echoes of the City's long gone past. On a more optimistic note, the regenerated area of Holbeck Village around Water Lane etc presents a fascinating mix of the new and the old.Give Mr. Putin my regards won't you !!
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Lots of interesting places outside city centre as well e,g, Adel church and area.i am off to Bardsey tomorrow afternoon to show a group Pompocali but Bardsey itself has some lovely old stuff including the church and Bingley Arms.
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