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England, Part 3

posted Dec 3, 2017, 2:37 PM by Phil Spitze   [ updated Dec 3, 2017, 3:57 PM ]
This is Part 3, Days 4-5:  Lancaster to Leeds, England.  This time we carpooled to our next stop.  Leeds is where my company was started and the owners are in the process of buying an abandoned pub to convert into our new home office!  Very English.  Anyway, the purpose of this stop was for our all-hands annual company meeting and holiday dinner.  It was very nice to meet everyone in person and hear how well the company is doing. 

Leeds, UK = 715,000
- Boston = 665,000
- Milwaukee = 595,000

This is the Ferris wheel setup for the holidays.  There were several other rides and food vendors setup for shoppers.

Much to my delight, there was also a traditional German Christmas Market!  Here is my photo buddy Nik in front of the dedication sign.

A view from above.  There were dozens of food and gift vendors, all featuring German or German-themed merchandise.

Such as Nutcrackers!  LOTS of Nutcrackers!

A very ornate and gorgeous carousal.

The courthouse was lit with some decorations, too.

Here is the City Museum and more gorgeous architecture.

Next we visited some of the local outdoor shopping malls, which all had these arcades in the truest definition of the word: a covered passageway with arches along one or both sides.

Simply gorgeous to take in!

Our last stop was the Whitelock pub - the oldest operating pub in Leeds, dating back to 1715!

This is the bar on the inside, made completely of copper!

Only one part left to go.

Cheers!

-PHIL