19 July 16 A walk around the city centre to catch up with the latest goings-on. Sunny.
I took my usual route through Cotton Field Park, Ancoats.
The Cotton Field Wharf (Manchester Life) apartments.
'722-481 BC' by Faith47 on the side of Brownsfield Mill, Ancoats.
Brownsfield Mill is an early nineteenth century power mill constructed
in 1825. It is a Grade II* listed building and housed the Avro (A.V. Roe
and Company) aviation factory in the early twentieth century.
The mural was created as part of the Cities of Hope Mural Project.
'Conflict' by Spanish street artist duo Pichiavo. Port Street, Ancoats.
The mural depicts Hercules fighting the Centaur and was created
for the Cities of Hope Mural Project.
Untitled wall mural of birds, by Brazilian street
artist Mateus Bailon. Faraday Street.
'Spaceman' mural by Jay Eego, Stevenson Square.
In Stevenson Square. Artist not known.
One of a series of six murals called 'Desiderata',
by street artist Tank Petrol, Stevenson Square.
The 'CitySuites' apartment block under construction,
with metallic sculptures, Greengate Square, Salford.
The 'CitySuites' apartment block, from Greengate Square.
The 'CitySuites' apartment block and '101 Embankment' office
development, over Greengate Square.
The '101 Embankment office' development nearing completion.
An old 19th century factory building and the Beetham
Tower, from the Rochdale Canal, near Castlefield.
Reflections in the Rochdale Canal.
Newly laid tram tracks along Cross Street, for the
second Metrolink route through the city centre.
Work still in progress further along Cross Street.
Detail from the Chopin Memorial sculpture, by Robert Sobocinski.
Very busy at the Oast House, Spinningfields.
A worker takes a stroll along the jib of a tower crane at
the 'No.1 Spinningfields' building site.
The 'No.1 Spinningfields' office development under construction.
Two Manchester icons - the Beetham Tower and the
Great Northern Warehouse, from Deansgate.
To end the day I jumped on a tram to Rochdale to have a look
at the the recently completed 'Revealing the Roch' project.
The River Roch had been hidden underneath Rochdale town centre for more
than a century. The original historic 800 year old bridge was gradually expanded
as the town grew, with sections dating back to the Regency, Georgian and
Restoration periods and by the early 1900s, the bridge and river had been
covered over and they had been hidden from view ever since.