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

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

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

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


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

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
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.