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Amazing photos of abandoned buildings by Leeds' urban explorers

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Chris Parkin
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Leeds might have restored many of its famous old buildings but there are still plenty of architectural wonders in the city that have been left empty, abandoned and welcoming to that intrepid breed of photographers known as urban explorers.

From now until Saturday April 11, the White Cloth Gallery is showcasing work by the local urban explorer community. That's #UrbEx for anyone seeking out images on Twitter and Instagram.

The exhibition includes photos from across Europe and Northern England, but many of the images were taken in and around Leeds. The three photographers featured are Jemma Roe, Joe Stenson and George McConville, and they've kindly allowed us to give you a taster of the exhibition below.

The top floor of an disused mill in Bradford.

Jemma Roe / birdinanaviary.co.uk

Taken at textile manufacturer Lund Humphries' warehouse in Bradford. The building is near to collapse.

George McConville / Twitter: @geomcphoto

A spinning machine in a large textile mill in Leeds. 

Jemma Roe / birdinanaviary.co.uk

The remnants of the IDA cancer ward at Cookridge Hospital.

Joe Stenson / joestenson.co.uk




An empty mill in Farsley that's currently being repurposed as an arts space. 

George McConville / Twitter: @geomcphoto

Another one from the IDA cancer ward at Cookridge Hospital.

Jemma Roe / birdinanaviary.co.uk

An abandoned spinning machine made by Duesberg Bosson of Verviers, Belgium, found in an old mill near Leeds.

Joe Stenson / joestenson.co.uk

The long-abandoned Mount St Mary's Church, Richmond Hill, Leeds.

Joe Stenson / joestenson.co.uk

Part of the Bradford Beck river system running under Bradford.

George McConville / Twitter: @geomcphoto

A section of Meanwood Beck running deep below Leeds.

Joe Stenson / joestenson.co.uk

All works are available to buy at urbexprints.

More exhibitions on Time Out Leeds.

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