I was browsing  my photo albums during  my trip to England four years ago.  It was so far an awesome trip for me despite the limited time during my visit. My friend Rose from Harrogate, where I also stayed for some days, toured me to some  places nearby  including Leeds. We took a bus from Harrogate to  Leeds and there begun the sightseeing tour. My friend tried  her best to show me around and she really did a great job.

One of the interesting  sights  I visited  there was Leeds   Kirkgate  Market.  I was amazed when we went inside considering the many  goods and products sold in this market.  There are hundreds of shops there  for your sure the traders will  surely help you with anything you need.

This traditional British market is largest in Europe. It is housed in an opulent late Victorian palace to commerce, it has both indoor and outdoor stalls. Marks and Spencer had their first establishment here, originally called, ‘Marks Penny Bazaar’.

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Leeds Kirkgate Market taken last November 2008. I was there!
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I guess I was lucky to witness one of the best known annual events in London, the Lord Mayor’s Show  last  November 2008. The weather was not  friendly that time because it was raining. Despite of that  the show  was still continued.  My good friends who live in this city told me that my visit was a perfect timing  because the London’s famous and historical  event will take place that time. I did not hesitated to say yes and watched  it.   Thanks to these good friends of mine.

The Lord Mayor’s  Show takes place every year after a new Lord Mayor is appointed. This public parade that is made of his inauguration reflects the fact that this was once one of the most prominent offices in England. After having many changes through out the years, this show is now held on the second Saturday in November. The parade, which begins at about eleven o’clock in the forenoon, concludes at about half past two in the afternoon. There are many participants in the said parade with various motives and costumes. Several colourful  floats  are also being shown.

The  band playing during the Lord Mayor’s Show in London, England.

The   golden  Lord Mayor’s Coach which is
housed in the Museum of London after the event.


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Traveling has always been her passion. Ruby wants to share her travels, adventures and personal experiences in Europe and maybe from around the world. The reason why Europe Travel Pad was created. Discover Europe virtually through this blog and travel with her as the journey goes on.