It got a tiny bit windy the other day.
It got a tiny bit windy the other day.
If you live in Manchester, or have visited this city any time lately, you’ll know that there is a LOT of construction work going on. New buildings are rising up in every corner of the city centre and you can’t see the sky for the cranes (well, not literally, but you know what I mean).
I’m not here to debate whether this is good or bad for the city, or the fact that the moment a new skyscraper springs up, the number of homeless people on the streets increases. I’m just here to post pictures.
I love how they came out on these photos–so razor-sharp they cut the air.
Withy Grove is a street in Manchester city centre, between Arndale shopping centre and Printworks. These two smartphone pics show Withy Grove Stores that are situated on this street and I have to other reason for sharing them than that it looks kinda cool. I especially like the first photo, which I think turned out really well for a phone shot.
Yes, I know I have already used a similar title. I like to keep a consistent theme on the blog.
These are some shots of, you couldn’t call it street art, but well, some interesting posters with political-type statements.
My favourite one is “the revolution will be cleaned by the council.” Because you know it will.
Hmm, I may just add this to Gloomscapes as a bonus post.
And it’s Part Twenty-Four of Gloomscapes.
Current topic–Abandoned Council Project.
It wasn’t meant to end like this. The Council announced the project five years ago. This area had been abandoned for so long; nowhere else in the city needed this more than us. We will be working with the local community, they said. Park and lots of greenery, beneficial to people and wildlife, they said. A corridor to the heart of the city, they said. Future developments will lead to links to with north and east quarter, they said. It was more than a million they were investing… then nothing happened. Where did all that money go? They forgot about us… again.
As I said in Ducks Are Awesome, geese also deserve their own post. So here they are.
All the photographs in this post are recent, taken in the past month. Above and below are both from Salford Quays, Manchester. In the below shot, geese are feasting on seeds that a kind lady was throwing them and as you can see, some pigeons helped themselves as well.
One evening in May I went to town to take pictures and look what I spotted near one of the canals:
How cute are goslings?
A little family taking a swim near Castlefield in Manchester.
Love birds. They even form a heart-like shape. From the the right angle, I mean.
All these hoomans with their cameras.
So, tell me. Do you live a city and encounter any ducks or geese in local rivers or lakes or other bodies of water?
It’s the weekly Gloomscapes entry, number twenty-two. And it’s another graffiti tag shot.
The three dots remind me of drops of blood. Maybe that was the artist’s (writer’s?) intention. I purposely didn’t crop out the CCTV sign. Because, you know, they are watching us…
I’m thinking of posting up to 25 and then take a break. New material is needed.
I’m just wondering, anyone out there who is a fan of dystopia/post-apocalypse and likes to take pictures too, how would you depict your favourite fiction in photographs? Have you ever tried it? Let me know in the comments.
I spotted the first one a few weeks ago in Market Street; the other two are from the Manchester Arena attack memorial on St Ann’s Square.
I’m back with a Weekly Photo Challenge post. Here are my two contributing images:
The first one looks like the kind of place where they warn you not to hang around after dark. The second one looks like the kind of place where they tell you you’ll end up if you hang around the kind of places on the first picture, with dodgy people. But no, it’s not a prison, it’s the wall of an industrial estate, not far from where I live.
When I made this post, I didn’t expect a sequel.
This was written on one of those electricity boxes things (or what is it that they’re called). It must be from the protest that took place last Sunday.