Oval

The amazing oval ceiling
of the Corn Exchange in Leeds
Once famed for giving merchants
a place to barter seeds

Still gives a home to traders
now though of a different kind
Shoppers still come hoping
a bargain here to find

And today one in particular
came for a look around
and paused to take a picture
of the wonder there he found

©Jemverse

Leeds Corn Exchange was designed by Cuthbert Brodrick and opened in 1864. The dome design was based on that of the Bourse de commerce of Paris by François-Joseph Bélanger and François Brunet, completed in 1811

 

Lights across the city

Bright lights across the city
and me fifteen floors high
I have a perfect vista
‘Neath a dark and starless sky

High above the lane of Bear
In Leeds, West Yorkshire way
Where I’ve travelled to from Southern lands
to work just for a day

It’s so quiet and peaceful
up here, yet very bright
A hundred thousand streetlamps
of a city lit at night

©Jemverse

 

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