Bright Lights, Big City

Bright Lights, Big City by American bluesman Jimmy Reed is playing on Apple Music on my laptop just now. Classic 12-bar blues! It was music of a different genre which took us to the Quays Theatre at the Lowry Centre in Salford the other night. We were lucky enough to Read more…

A Face on a Wall

In response to this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Face Every time I see this face I am struck by how beautiful it is. I have no idea whose face it is or who the artist is. (and I don’t mean the face of the wee man at the bottom of the Read more…

Sunday Morning in Castlefield

Early Early-ish on a sunny Sunday morning is always a good time to wander around exploring a city. These images were taken in the Castlefield area of Central Manchester on just such a morning. Castlefield is an inner city conservation area of Manchester in North West England. The conservation area Read more…

The Quays: a story of regeneration.

I love canals and everything connected with them. I am lucky to live in NW England which has so many. (I’ve found a dozen on the website www.canalboat.co.uk)   The Manchester Ship Canal was opened in 1894 by Queen Victoria.This was a feat of engineering, running from Eastham on the Read more…

Cottonopolis

My image this week for Norm’s Thursday Doors was taken in Chinatown in Manchester. Handkerchief Manufacturer…. ……  A & H Reich Cotton Goods. A faded cotton merchants’ sign from a bygone age when Manchester was known as Cottonopolis, the Cotton Capital of the world.    

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