Tulips From Kirkgate Market in Leeds

The flower sellers in Kirkgate market in Leeds sell fresh cut flowers and pot plants. They set out the cut flowers and bouquets in buckets that spread over the stalls and the ground in front of them in a swathe of color.

The color is not set out randomly, but rather it is sculpted in lines of blues and pinks and yellows that thread their way across the stalls.

Pink Tulips


Following the destruction of the Central Market eleven years earlier, a design competition was held, which the Leeming brothers won, and the new Kirkgate market opened in 1904. It’s crowning glory is its roof with many cupolas fringing the walls of the building.

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