15 August 17 Ancoats, City Centre, Salford, The Quays. Sunny.
Stubbs Mill, a 19th century building now refurbished
as modern office space, Ancoats.
A Mobike, a dock-free bikeshare scheme. The bikes
have a GPS tracker and can be left at designated sites.
Street lighting and landscaping on Old Mill Street, Ancoats.
Play time at Sadler's Yard.
Chapel Street railway bridges. In the days of the great Victorian railway
expansion the Chapel Street crossings eventually grew to four. One of the
centre spans needed replacing as part of the Northern Hub project. In a
tricky operation, over the Easter period the original iron arches
were replaced with Cor-ten steel.
More Victorian railway architecture, Castlefield Basin.
One of the newly completed apartment blocks
of the Wilburn Street Basin development.
Wilburn Street Basin and the river Irwell.
The new Ordsall Chord rail bridge with the new footbridge underneath.
The Slate Yard apartments.
The CitySuites apartment and the 101 Embankment office buildings,
from the Greengate Square footbridge, Salford
The Exchange Court (under construction) and the One
Greengate apartment blocks, from Greengate, Salford.
The 196 Deansgate office building,
formerly Royal London House.
The Two St. Peter's Square building
(SimpsonHaugh and Partners 2017).
New flower and water feature, St. Peter's Square.
A Metrolink tram decorated with Manchester's bee symbol.
The Axis Tower, steadily growing.
Statue of Friedrich Engels, Tony Wilson Place, First Street.
Friedrich Engels lived in Manchester for more than two decades in the mid-19th century, where he researched
The Condition of the Working Class in England. Alhough his life in Manchester is well studied and documented,
there was no permanent tribute to him in the city, despite the fact that his Manchester-forged thinking changed
the course of history. This was rectified last month when a statue was brought to Manchester by the Berlin-
based, British-born artist Phil Collins. It was transported from the village of Mala Pereshchepina in
eastern Ukraine where it had been cut in half at the waist and dumped in an agricultural compound.
Alongside the river Irwell-Manchester Ship Canal, work on the
new Metrolink Trafford Park Line is well under way.
Erie Basin, Salford Quays.
The Alchemist restaurant and bar (Reid Architects).
A Waxi water taxi.
The MediaCityUK footbridge.
Wakeboarding at Salford Wake Park.
Sunset over the Quays.
One of the benches on the BookBench Trail, in the Lowry Centre.