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Manchester & area

Manchester is the city in which I was brought up. I would regard it as England's second city, although people from Birmingham may not agree! The City of Manchester itself has a population of about 450,000, while the complete urban area of Greater Manchester has about 2.5 million people.

There are some grim parts of Manchester, some of which I have captured here, but the City centre is getting less grim, and at the moment is one big building site (some of which I have also captured here!)

The first pictures are in the city centre and the last around the outskirts of Manchester. Photos taken generally 2003-2008.
CIS building, Manchester from Salford The CIS building The River Irwell and Manchester Cathedral
Manchester Central library The Lowry Hotel Sainsbury's Salford Bootle Street police station
The old Theatre Royal, erected 1845 CIS building Manchester town hall Manchester Town Hall
Manchester Construction of the Edge, January 2004 The Edge dusk
The Edge Salford Triathlon Salford Triathlon GMP motorcycle police
Civil Justice Centre shadow on the court The river Irwell Air and Space Museum
Air and Space Museum Museum of Science and Industry City Centre development, April 2004
The Arndale Centre Level 12, Arndale centre car park, Manchester new development in front of the CIS building. Fitting solar panals to CIS, September 2005
CIS building July 2005 New arrivals on the skyline Nov 2005 Debenhams
Flats, Blackfriars, Salford windows Arndale Centre
James Concert James Concert
James Concert James Concert The Radisson Edwardian
Great Northern Tower construction Great Northern Tower The Midland hotel
The Maths tower (soon to be demolished) Skill City Cross street and the Wheel
Radisson Edwardian Manchester Cathedral
Leftbank Apartments River Irwell Castlefield Prince's bridge, the border between Manchester and Salford
They won't be parking here again City skyline, May 2005 Demolition of the old magistrates court Demolition of the old magistrates court
Great Northern Tower Salford CIS building The Cathedral fills my window flats , Salford
Athenaeum (pub) Sunley Tower, Piccadilly Plaza built in 1967 at a height of  351ft
Sunley Tower, Piccadilly Plaza built in 1967 at a height of  351ft Sunley Tower with its new re-fit Portland Tower
New apartments Chester Road/Deansgate Ravin' at the Apollo Michael Ball at the Apollo
Michael Ball at the Apollo Michael Ball at the Apollo Old Trafford, home of Manchester United Langworthy road, Salford
Salford Strangeways Prison Thorn Court, Salford Fancy a burger?
Brick detail, Salford The NIA centre, Hulme Gasometer - Liverpool Street, Salford
Chapel Street, Salford Looking down the A56 into the city centre Looking down the A56 into the city centre
early morning in Lower Broughton, Salford Citroen? early morning in Lower Broughton, Salford sunrise on Thorn Court, Salford
sunrise on Thorn Court, Salford The Ship (recently closed?) , Pendleton, Salford Salford Lads Club, Ordsall, Salford A580 East Lancashire road
The Trafford centre The Trafford centre The Trafford centre Bilash Balti, Pendlebury
M60 Manchester ringroad The M60 Manchester Ring road Swinton underpass Watch the paint!
The CIS building Swinton underpass St Annes Church, Clifton Mathematical equations?
The corner shop Knowle Moor from Heywood Heywood Mill Heywood Mill
The Criterion, Darnhill, Heywood Winter Hill from Heywood Roe Green Roe Green
Worsley Worsley Worsley Worsley
Swinton (Salford) Town Hall The M66 at Pillsworth Heaton Park The Papal monument, Heaton Park
Heaton Park Heaton Hall, Heaton Park The Papal monument, Heaton Park Heron at the Burrs countrypark
Burrs countrypark, Bury Burrs countrypark, Bury M66 Oldham
Oldham Oldham warehouse Oldham Winter Hill
Peel tower and Harcles hill from Heywood Manchester Bolton Tatton Park
Bollin valley Hartshead Pike Hartshead Pike detail
Holcombe Holcombe churchyard Holcombe church Holcombe church
Holcombe
Ramsbottom Clouds over Manchester Winter Hill and Holcombe Hill from Knowl Hill
Knowl Hill Knowl Hill summit Fiddlers Ferry Power station and the Welsh hills from Knowl Hill the path around Watergrove reservoir
the path around Watergrove reservoir the path around Watergrove reservoir Watergrove reservoir
Holcombe Ogden Ramsbottom railway station Peel tower
view over Ramsbottom steam train approaching Ramsbottom Morning mist in the Bollin valley Peel Tower, Holcombe Hill
over Greenmount from Holcombe Hill Peel Tower, Holcombe Hill Peel Tower, Holcombe Hill approaching Manchester over Holcombe Hill
Rossendale Holcombe The seven sisters, Rochdale
Catley Lane Head, Rochdale old ruins at Rivington old gateway at Rivington Dunham Massey
Winter Hill house, Dunham Massey Dunham Massey Dunham Massey
Jumbles country park Jumbles country park Jumbles country park Jumbles country park
Blackstone edge on the shortest day of the year Broadhead drain, Blackstone edge Lyme Hall Lyme Park
Lyme Hall The Cage, Lyme Park The Lantern, Lyme Park The Cage, Lyme Park
Kinder Scout from Lyme Park Summit of Mam tor Kinder Scout The Lord's seat
Hope valley cement works Kinder Low
Back Tor and Lose hill Lliwedd and Snowdon from Rivington! (best viewed original)