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25 Oct 11   To Salford Quays for the Aeolus sculpture, then to Manchester.
Mainly sunny.

Aeolus is an an acoustic wind pavilion, designed by Luke Jerram with the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research
at the University of Southampton and The Acoustics Research Centre at the University of Salford.  It is a giant aeolian
harp, designed to resonate and sing with the wind without any electrical power or amplification.  Vibrations in strings
attached to some of the tubes are transferred through skins covering the tops, and projected down through the tubes
towards the viewer standing beneath the arch.  Other tubes, without strings attached, are tuned to an
aeolian scale and hum at a series of low frequencies even when its not windy.


Never mind all that - climbing things is much more interesting.

New signs have gone up all over MediaCity.

To Manchester now and a strange face on Kenworthys Buildings.  Bramald and Smith, 1902

Kendal Milne & Co., Deansgate.  J.S. & J.W. Beaumont, 1938.  Grade II listed.
Now owned by House of Fraser but everyone still calls it Kendals.

Corporation Street.  The 1996 IRA bomb was placed next to the post box here,
which survived the blast and the contents were delivered a few days later.

The bridge has recently undergone a major refurbishment.

The bridge links the Arndale Centre with Marks & Spencer.

The Wheel of Manchester.

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