We had a great photo walk around an area that thousands of people pass by every day but probably very few stop at. This is the brand new lift bridge over the Manchester Ship canal at Barton with its larger and older sibling carrying the M60 behind it. Perfect day with mill pond like conditions on the canal and glorious blue sky.
View of Manchester Oxford Road Station taken from the 10th floor of Innside on First Street. First light on a chilly Sunday morning in December.
Living near to and working in a place, especially a city, can sometimes mean you don't notice things or take stuff for granted. So we thought we'd do something differently in April and went to Manchester to do a few things we don't normally do. we went into the cathedral, Chethams Library and John Rylands. Then, following a night at the theatre watching the superb "Bat out of Hell" a stay over at the superb Radisson (on the site of the old Free Trade Hall) we spent a morning at the Whitworth and the great Andy Warhol exhibition. A real blast of culture, history and modern activity all wrapped up in a unique bundle.
With the "grown-ups" birthdays rapidly approaching we did our annual pilgrimage to do the birthday shopping in one go. This year we went to Manchester - in fact I think every year we go to Manchester - but we landed a little earlier than normal so we could go and take some photos whilst it was still quiet.
A lot of what we are about involves taking photos and creating images. So as well as the images on the various blogs we do we've now got this dedicated page for galleries and for photos we just like - which we call "Today's Photos". Always something different and sometimes maybe a bit random but we hope you like them.