20 facts. 20 opinions. 20 words. 20 statistics. 20 photographs...
= Collection 100.
"Leeds is the second largest metropolitan district in the UK; extending 15 miles from east to west, and 13 miles from north to south. This wide boundary contains some 562 square kilometers - of which two thirds is Green Belt - affording some of the most beautiful scenery in Yorkshire." (link)
"Natives of Leeds are known as Loiners." (link)
"Leeds is the 'capital city' of Yorkshire & Humber; it's also the financial capital of the North, and one of the fastest growing cities in the country." (link)
"Leeds Bradford International Airport serves 70 destinations in 30 countries, including North America and Asia." (link)
"Leeds was named 'Best Place in Britain to Live' by Henley Management Centre." (link)
"Leeds is one of the top student destinations in the UK and the University of Leeds is one of the UK's top ten research universities.
There are over 200,000 students here, 64,000 of whom are degree students at Leeds' two internationally acclaimed universities.
The Independent called Leeds 'the Best UK University Destination'." (link)
"Famous Leeds people: Chris Moyles, Mel B, Patrick Heron, Simon Marks, Sir Jimmy Savile, Vic Reeves, etc..." (link)
"It is no longer grim up north - The City of Leeds has been voted the UK's favourite city." (link)
"Headingley stadium is a world renowned test cricket venue." (link)
"The Yorkshire Evening Post is based in Leeds." (link)
"Leeds does not have a Church of England Cathedral because Leeds is part of the Anglican Diocese of Ripon and Leeds and the Cathedral for this Diocese is in Ripon." (link)
"Leeds is policed by the West Yorkshire police." (link)
"The Queen visited Leeds as part of her Golden Jubilee visit." (link)
"Mel B from the Spice Girls was Leeds born and bred." (link)
"Leeds is famous for its entertainment, culture, shopping, nightlife and leisure and is one of the best places in the UK to live and study." (link)
"Leeds is the sort of place you won't want to leave. Many students come here for 3 years, but end up staying for much longer." (link)
"The city's safe, friendly environment, fantastic nightlife, and relatively low cost of living make it the ideal location to live and learn." (link)
"Leeds was recently named 'the most cost effective place to study in Britain' by the RBS Student Living Index 2007." (link)
"Leeds is a wierd place I agree. I mean really I have only seen a tiny part of it, and it mostly seems dominated by the universities. I think I love Leeds, there is so much to do and there is always someone around to hand out with, the interesting thing is how different everyone is as well like their backgrounds and stuff."
"Leeds certainly took a bit of getting used to for me, coming from quite a rural place, but now I really couldn't imagine living anywhere else.
I love that there is always something to do in the city, and all very easy accessible - the culture is brilliant, and it's a pleasure to live in such a vibrant city!"
"Leeds is a strange place, it looks huge from the outskirts but I think it's pretty small, you can't compare it to anywhere else like Manchester or Liverpool because it just seems to have something indescribable about it. I don't love Leeds, well not yet anyway but so far so good. Give us a bit of snow and a few more nights out and I'm sure I will never want to go home."
"Leeds is brilliant but it took some getting used to. I used to hate it last year, how busy it was, the stinky alleys and it was always disgusting on a Monday morning after people had been out all weekend - but this year, it's been different ever since the summer. I feel more at home in Leeds than anywhere else, I've met some of my best friends in Leeds. The city center feels much safer than Bradford - there are police everywhere, I'm quite happy to walk around Leeds at night whereas Bradford during the day is disturbing. There's always something going on in Leeds, it's never boring.
The only thing I hate about Leeds is the train station, it's horrible ad freezing. They should make it like...I think it's Manchester Piccadilly, much more welcoming and easier to find your way around."
"I'm still really unsure about this place. It's not how I imagined it to be at all. Not having enough time to see what a great place Leeds could be is possibly the most annoying thing. Sometimes I wander if I'd be better staying at home."
"I like Leeds, there's loads going on all the time. I think it's generally a nice metropolitan city everything you need on your doorstep, and more than enough Gregg's to satisfy anyones pasty needs."
"Good for shopping and nightlife but lacks some tourist attractions."
"Great for shopping, good nightlife, overall nice city."
"A great place to visit but wouldn't like to live there."
"Love the people, friendly and love visiting friends there."
"It's amazing because you're here."
"Bad one way system, nice architecture."
I don't like it and think it's crap. It's good because it's a sort of big city and the things we have and that. But I hate it."
"Good place to live, lots of things to do and many amenities. I couldn't imagine living anywhere else."
"Clean and tidy, good shops or there used to be, haven't been for years. The people are a bit arsey, that's probably a general city thing though."
"I love Leeds :) always have done. It has an amazing art and music scene. Roads are a problem though."
"I love Leeds because it's such a cultural place which means you meet so many prople form different backgrounds. It's really student friendly which means there is a lot to do too."
"I really like Leeds, it's very homely for me as it's just like Manchester only more condensed. It has a lot to offer in terms of education, nightlife and shopping. The architecture is pretty nice too."
Here is my words that I have interpreted from peoples opinions I got, as well as what I think work best in relation to Leeds.
"According to the data, the population of Leeds is 715,404 - making it the third biggest city in the UK after London and Birmingham.
There are more females (369,570) than males (345,834) living in Leeds." (link)
"'The Complete University Guide in association with The Independant' in it's 2010/11 league tables put University of Leeds at 27th best in the country." (link)
"Of the 301 614 households in Leeds, 33.3% were married living together, 31.6% were one-person households, 9.0% were co-habiting couples, and 9.8% were lone parents, following a similar trend to the rest of England." (link)
"The ethnicities within Leeds are as followed:
- 89.1% white
- 5.4% asian or asian british
- 2.0% black or black british
- 1.7% mixed race
- 1.8% chinese and other" (link)
"Latest figures, for 2008, show 691 under-18s fell pregnant in Leeds." (link)
"This is a rate of 50.6 conceptions for each 1000 girls ages from 15 to 17, an increase from the 2007 rate of 48.1." (link)
"The average number of crimes in this area has increased from 6574.7 to 6579.7 (0.1%)." (link)
See the primary photographs I have taken in/around leeds here.
As well as this, I have found an awesome website with loads of different images of Leeds on it. It is worth checking out.