Thursday, 30 April 2009

Ashton-under-Lyne, Harper Mill


Spiderman visits my apartment!

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

England, Littleborough


Drawing of the back of a typical house in Littleborough.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Manchester, Beetham tower




Last two shots of the Beetham tower.

Monday, 27 April 2009

Manchester, Beetham tower




Two more views of the Beetham tower.

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Manchester, Beetham tower


Anyone who carries a camera into Manchester centre will have photos of Beetham tower.
I have a bunch of them. I’ve narrowed them down to a few of the more unusual shots.

Friday, 24 April 2009

Manchester, Castlefield

http://www.dukes92.com/



Lock 92, just at the side of the pub, Dukes 92. This is where the Rochdale Canal joins up with the Bridgewater Canal.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Manchester, Castlefield





















Sturdy Victorian ironwork holds up a railway bridge through Castlefield.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Manchester, Castlefield


Train bridge at Castlefield.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Manchester, tram


Tram coming into the Metro station at G-Mex

Friday, 17 April 2009

Manchester, big wheel


On the big wheel.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Manchester, Urbis


The Urbis centre on the left, and the Printworks on the right.
Urbis contains various interesting exhibitions and photographic works. My favourite is the photographic exhibition of Manchester by Andrew Brooks.
The Printworks has many restaurants and pubs along with an Imax screen and a Hard Rock Café. Certainly worth a look. My favourite is the Irish bar, Waxy O'Connor's.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Manchester, The Triangle,




‘Next’ next to the big wheel in the Triangle, Manchester centre.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Manchester, Victoria Station


Tram enters Victoria Station on Manchester's Metro system.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Chester

Shoppers out after the rain on Bridge Street.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Chester. Saint Werburgh Street


Looking down Saint Werburgh Street.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Chester, Eastgate clock


Looking the other way from the Eastgate clock.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Chester, Eastgate clock


View from the Eastgate clock.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Chester, Eastgate clock




The famous Eastgate clock in Chester centre

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Chester, city walls


Looking down onto the canal from the city walls.

Monday, 6 April 2009

Chester, Pigeons


Pigeons look down onto the streets

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Chester, City Walls


Through the City Walls.

Chester, Shropshire Union Canal

http://www.luphen.org.uk/public/2001/2001canal1.htm

Another shot from Northgate Street, looking the other way this time.
The view shows the Shropshire Union Canal as it runs through the centre of Chester along side the city walls.
This part of the canal had to be cut through solid rock.

My father used to own a narrow boat, and we’ve been through Chester on this canal before.

Friday, 3 April 2009

Chester, Bridge of Sighs


The stone footbridge over the canal was built in 1793 to link the city jail with the chapel in the Blue Coat Hospital. (Pictured above).
It was called the ‘Bridge of Sighs’ because condemned prisoners crossed over to the chapel to receive their last rights before execution.

Well that’s what the blue placard on the canal bridge tells us.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Chester, George and Dragon

http://www.chesterwiki.com/George_and_Dragon
I used to work in Chester, but it was too far away from Ashton-under-Lyne to easily commute every day, so I used to stay here. The George and Dragon. Nice pub/hotel. Good for watching the football with some mates, having a few beers, then retiring to my room handily just up the stairs.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Chester, Deva


Old Roman city of Chester, or Deva, as they called it.
Some shots taken after the rain.