Two doors, one wall, Manchester

I had a bit of a mooch around the Northern Quarter the other afternoon, I didn’t have much time and didn’t take many photos, but here are a few which I liked from my mini outing. The blue door is in the patch of land bounded by Oldham Road, Wing Yip and Swann Street, I…

Roadside Abstracts

I was killing a bit of time last night waiting for a friend to arrive for our evening at the Anthony Burgess Foundation for the launch of their new exhibition Rome in the Rain.  I had thought to bring my camera and was very pleased indeed to find a row of hoardings around one of the…

Slow Shutter Cam Photos on iPhone

I love to take photos from the windows of a car.  No, not when I’m driving (although I confess to trying that too, in stationary traffic anyway), but when I’m a passenger and there are some interesting colours going on outside.  It’s easy to experiment with a DSLR as you can manually set all the…

Manchester as Film Location.

Manchester is becoming increasingly popular as a film location.  The dramatic town hall has been used for many years as a stand in for the interior of Houses of Parliament.  Not so long ago it had a starring role in The Iron Lady with Meryl Streep (which amusingly crashed a real life Mancunian wedding), Ripper…

Welcome back Manchester Central Library!

I’ve always loved libraries, almost every Saturday when I was little involved going to one library or another with my father to stock up on reading material for both of us.  Both voracious readers we could spend many happy hours browsing, reading and enjoying the peaceful calm which surrounds spaces of many books.  The library…