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.
What’s behind it?
The building this door belongs to is the Chetham School of Music in Manchester.
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.
If you didn’t know there was a Roman fort (or what remains of it) in Manchester, now you know. And here are the pictures of it:
The remains of the fort are in the part of town called Castlefield–and this sign explains why:
Here is the link to Wikipedia entry, where you can find more info about this fort.
Are there any remains of Roman civilisation where you live? What historical gems can be found in your home city? Share in the comments!
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.
So I finally got a chance to go and see Radcliffe Tower. Radcliffe Tower is a tower (or what remains of it) in Radcliffe, a small town near Manchester. I have posted some shots of Radcliffe before, though that was a bleak November scenery.
I couldn’t get any nearer, the tower is surrounded by a fence.
I don’t know whether it’s available to public at all, ever, I haven’t been able to find out any info about any trail, as mentioned on this notice board, or anything else. I would really like to photograph the tower closer.
Anyone reading this who is from this neighbourhood? Anyone out there knows this place or perhaps been to this Trail and can give more details? Tell us in the comments!
Here I give you the pictures from my photoshoot with alpaca in Heaton Park.
It started like this:
Hey, you there! With the camera. Come here and take my picture!
So I did.
Does my profile look good like this?
Thank you! Come again next time!
As promised in my previous post, here are some pictures of Abney Park.
Water lilies, but no ducks or geese here.
So, WordPress pees, have you ever visited a place that was somehow connected to your favourite author? Whether it was a setting of their book or somewhere the author lived or frequented. Tell me in the comments!
Abney Hall is a house–or more like mansion–in Cheadle, part of Greater Manchester. Here, I give you some pics from my recent trip there.
It’s a Grade II listed building that now houses offices and, as far as I know, is closed to the public. It is surrounded by a park, of which I will post photos separately in a future entry.
The last private owner of Abney Hall was James Watts. He married a lady called Margaret Miller, who was the sister of one of my favourite people to ever have lived in this world–the writer Agatha Christie! Agatha used to visit here often and wrote some of her stories during her stays. She had based some of those big country houses that feature in her books on Abney.
You can imagine me walking the grounds there, going like, OMG she stood at the same place I am standing right now! Ah, those fangirl moments.