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For Monochrome Madness, a weekly gallery of black and white images hosted by Leanne Cole.

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Monochrome Madness: High

Monochrome Madness, a weekly gallery of black and white images hosted by Australian photographer Leanne Cole. This months theme is High.

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This is part of the very unusual “Bling Bling” building. Found on the cusp of Liverpool’s Ropewalk district and the Liverpool One development, it was commissioned by hairdresser Herbert Howe to be an emporium dedicated to the hairdressing industry. Its quite an impressive building, with projections coming out the sides looking like elaborate gold picture frames. One of these is in the picture above, you can walk in them, but to me it looks a little scary, I mean how does it stay there?

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Monochrome Madness, a weekly gallery of black and white images hosted by Australian photographer Leanne Cole.

Amur Leopard

The graceful, “Critically endangered”  Amur Leopard. Threatened by loss of habitat, poaching and (due to the very small wild population) inbreeding, less than 50 adults still remain in the wild today.  This is one of the (approx) 200 Amur leopards living in captivity worldwide.  Although I have very mixed feelings seeing these beautiful animals caged, the involvement of zoos would seem essential to the survival of the Amur Leopard. They  provide financial support, raise public awareness and  maintain a carefully managed “genetic reservoir” for reintroduction programmes.

For more black and white images or if you want to know how to join in, visit the Monochrome Madness gallery.

Monochrome Madness: City

Monochrome Madness, a weekly gallery of black and white images hosted by Australian photographer Leanne Cole. This months theme is City.

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Completed in 1867, the Wool Exchange (the building on the right) is one of Bradford’s many architectural beauties. Used up until the 1960s for trading wool it symbolised the importance and wealth that wool brought to the city. Now repurposed as a Waterstones bookshop, it still retains many of the original details, the addition of the glass wall reflecting the opposite buildings perfectly. The sandstone brickwork of the buildings in the early(ish) morning sun creates a beautiful yellowy glow, so I have included the colour version too.

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For more black and white images or if you want to know how to join in, visit the Monochrome Madness gallery.