Monday, 11 October 2010

Autumn colour in Park Square, Leeds

In Park Square, Leeds City Centre, ornamental trees in particular are aglow with autumn colour, no more so than this beautiful Japanese Maple, Acer palmatum located next to the Mayors for Peace Monument. The monument was unveiled by the Mayors of Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Leeds in 2003 and remembers all the innocent civilian populations killed in conflicts since the atomic bomb blasts of 1945. 

The foliage of another tree in Park Square is suffused with slightly more golden tones, and is possibly a Red Oak, Quercus Rubra (although a second opinion would be most welcome). The commemorative plaque associated with it reads, 'Presented to the City of Leeds to mark the Christian Celebration of the Centenary on Sunday 4th July 1997'


  1. I am a leaf lover! These make my heart sing!

  2. Hello Kerri, thanks so much, me too. By the way I really enjoy your blog, your images are fantastic. Linda

    Hello Pam, thanks very much, autumn is such a wonderful time of the year for leaf colour isn't it.

    Hello CB, ta v much, there's so much colour around at this time of year isnt there. L

  3. Beautiful & well captured colours there Linda.


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