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23 June 22    A stroll around the town.  Sunny.

The Leonardo Hotel, Great Ancoats Street, Ancoats.
To the right is the Oxygen Tower apartment block.

The Leonardo Hotel.  Arch: Stephenson Studio, 2022).

The Oxygen Tower apartment block.

The Crusader Mill and Phoenix apartments development.
A former textile mill with a modern extension.

London Road Fire Station.  Also see here.

The Bulls Head, Granby Row.  My first job after I left school was directly
across the road from this pub and it's where I drank my first pint.
 Underage drinking? Me..? never.. honest... would I tell a lie..!

The Lass o'Gowrie, Charles Street.  The pub is in an area, once one of the
poorest in the city, known as Little Ireland.  Legend has it that the original
landlord, a homesick Scotsman, named the pub in honour of his favourite
poem - the Lass O'Gowrie written by the Scottish poet Lady Carolina Nairne.

Another of the old 'Little Ireland' pubs - The Salisbury, Wakefield Street.
The name commemorates the former Prime Minister The Marquess of Salisbury.

No.8 Great Marlborough Street, a former warehouse
on the site of the slum area known as Little Ireland.

Plaque on the wall of No.8 Great Marlborough Street.

Friedrich Engels said of Little Ireland that, of all the dreadful places that working people occupied in the Manchester
of the mid 19th century, "the most horrible lies .... immediately south-west of Oxford Road and is known as Little Ireland.
In a rather deep hole, in a curve of the Medlock and surrounded on all four sides by tall factories and high enbankments,
covered with buildings, stand two groups of about two hundred cottages, built chiefly back to back, in which live about
4,000 human beings, mostly Irish. The cottages are old, dirty, and of the smallest sort, the streets uneven, fallen into ruts
and in part without drains or pavement; masses of refuse, offal and sickening filth lie among standing pools in all directions..."

The Renold Building, on the former UMIST campus, University of Manchester
Cruickshank & Seward 1962.

The Sackville Street Building, Manchester University, Granby Row.

'Technology Arch', a sculpture by Axel Wolkenhauer.

'The Generation of Possibilities', a sculpture by Paul Lewthwaite.

'Combustion', a sculpture by Marshall Hall.

Part of the Manchester South Junction and Altrincham Railway Viaduct,
built 1846-49.  The viaduct, which is a Grade II listed structure, consists
of 224 arches running for approximately 1.75 miles (2.8 km).

'The Green' at the Circle Square development.

Mural by The Hass (Hasan Kamil), on the wall of the Revolution bar, Oxford Road.
Spelt 'rɘvolution', with the 'e' reversed.

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