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26 Sept 11   First to Salford Quays where I was surprised to find a Sea King helicopter of Royal Navy Search and Rescue (SAR)
sitting on the piazza.  It was all to do with the BBC children's programme Blue Peter making its first broadcast from the new studios
at MediaCityUK.  Then to Manchester for a stroll around and to photograph the new sculpture dedicated to Chopin.  Mainly sunny.

Lots of people milling around today.

Royal Navy SAR Sea King helicopter.

After about half an hour we were cleared away to the edge of the square while it prepared to take off.

Up she goes...

Followed by a 180 degree turn.

Not a sight you're likely to see very often at Salford Quays.

And away she goes.

Blue Peter banner.

Nice to see MediaCity without that grim 'temporary' fencing at the quayside (it was put back later though).

Manchester now and the Hilton Tower (or Beetham Tower if you prefer).

Spinningfields.  Entrance to the underground restaurant Australasia.

Part of the Chopin Memorial Monument, by Robert Sobocinski.
I wasn't very happy with the photographs I took of this so I intend to retake them in better light.

Spinningfields.  The new Magistrates Court.  Architects: Gensler with TPS.

Trinity Bridge, over the river Irwell.  Santiago Calatrava, 1995.

The river Irwell.

15-17 King Street.  Originally Manchester's first furniture department store,
now high quality offices and retail outlets.   Grade II listed.

A ginnel off King Street.  I've not managed to find any details about the 'umbrellas'.

Pall Mall Court, Spring Gardens.  Lionel Brett & Pollen, 1969.  Recently refurbished.

Chancery Place. HKR Architects, 2008.

Chancery Place. HKR Architects, 2008.

Contrasts in Architecture.  The Regus Business Centre at the back.

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