Wednesday, 8 May 2013

My City!

New Walk and De Montfort Hall

In Leicester born and raised, on the playground was where I spent most of my days, chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool and all shootin some b-ball outside of the school...erm no I didn't shoot any b-ball outside of the school, used to play cricket with a tennis racket though!

I had the opportunity to take photos around Leicester (for my sister company's magazine, Aspire), mostly in the city centre of the landmarks, luckily the sun was shining bright! I didn't realise how lovely Leicester can be, with the architecture, statues and parks, sometimes you're too busy in life to notice or appreciate it, but I did on that day!


A bit about Leicester:

Leicester is a city in the East Midlands of England, U.K.

It is the largest city in the East Midlands with a population of 330,000 and second largest in the Midlands behind its much larger neighbour Birmingham.

Leicestershire is a major commercial and manufacturing centre. Its economy is the largest in the East Midlands, accounting for almost a quarter of the region's GDP (£11billion) and providing jobs for 437,000 people.

Unlike almost every other city in the UK, Leicester has retained a remarkable record of its past in buildings that still stand today.

The city has the highest ethnic minority population in the United Kingdom in terms of its size, particularly of South Asian origin, a product of immigration to the United Kingdom since the Second World War.


Leicester Cathedral, The Lanes, Town Hall, Leicester Market and Victoria Park
The Clock Tower in the city centre


6 comments:

  1. You took some gorgeous photos :) helps that the sun was a-shining though :)

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    1. aw thanks love! Yeh it did help, sunshine makes everything look beautiful! :)

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    1. thanks Lucy, love that word 'braw'! lol :)

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  3. Hi Mandy, I've never been into Leicester city centre, I've been to Leicestershire though. Great to see some pics of the city, I love the broken up image, was that Instagram? Nice charcoal drawings too :)

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    1. Thanks Rowena!I used Instacollage for the broken up pic, its a good app ! :)

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