Sunday 21 March 2010

Welcome to Manchester

The theme for the Inspiration Avenue challenge this week was "Your Home Town".

Manchester is ...

The city where the first computer was made, and where the atom was first split.
Coronation Street
Beauty and decay
Manchester City (and that other football team whose name escapes me)
The Curry Mile 
Music - The Happy Mondays, The Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis, and many more
The Northern Quarter
The Gay Village
The Toast Rack in Fallowfield
The inflatable Santa on the Town Hall roof every Christmas
Boddington's beer
Old and new
Ford Maddox Brown


  1. Oh wow wonderful impressions of your town. Fantastic photo collage.

  2. Ooh, Manchester looks like an interesting city to visit. Sounds like there is lots to do there! I love the photos you have put together!

  3. awwww.... sob sob ... arghhhhh!!! I MISS MANCHESTER!!! i recognize some of those places still vaguely ... brown street! :) but the big fairy's wheel ... is it the eye? where is it built?

    and wow! those facts ... i had forgotten about 1st computer and atom :))

  4. Love these images, your town is truly beautiful!

  5. I love your idea to do a photo mosaic with all these wonderful pictures. Your town looks like it would be a wonderful place to visit. I'd love to go there one day.
    Thanks of sharing and playing this week.

  6. Thanks everyone!

    Luthien the wheel has been there for a bit now - it's just outside the Triangle (the old Corn Exchange)and next to Shambles Square - am I bringing back memories lol? x

  7. Angie, I love the variety you put in there. I've been dying to visit the U.K. and you're making it very hard for me to not book a flight right this minute! :-)

  8. love your mosaic angie! it brings pleasant memories of my visit a couple years ago! someday hope to make it back!

  9. So fun..that bee thingy looks interesting. First computer..hmmm didn't know that. This is great!


  10. what happened to "It's grim up north"?

    Hmm, I fancy a curry....

    Great pics!

  11. Chris - come on over, I'll put the kettle on! ;)

    Pat whereabouts did you stay when you were here?

    Bunny - the bee is the symbol of Manchester - I believe it represents industry (possibly stemming from the Industrial Revolution? Not sure)

    Lisa - there's still a bit of "grim up t'North" to be seen, here and there! And I'm actually not far from Rusholme, I can send you a poppadum?!

  12. What a wonderful impression of Manchester - looks much nicer now than I remember it from my teens!

  13. Beautiful! I'd love to visit there one day!

  14. Erika thanks - I'm probably guilty of only photographing the pretty bits lol!

    31everything thanks - hope you make it some day, it's a great city :)

  15. This is a great post! Manchester is a place I've always wanted to go
    I'll never get there, but you've made it closer...thank you, sweet:)

  16. Thanks Lisa, I hope you do get here one day! x

  17. I love your mosaic Angie! Manchester is indeed a wonderful place!!