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Old December 30th, 2012, 09:32 PM   #41
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I must agree with Whaley Range. Very nice streets and lovely houses. It is let down by its proximity to Old Trafford and Moss Side and its lack of amenities.

It has to be said that it is definitely up and coming.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 10:16 PM   #42
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Let's us continue with this theme.

I once worked with a woman from west Africa, who remains a great friend to us, especially her husband who is completely and utterly different in all regards to her, which makes it even more interesting.

Anyway I once confessed that despite the utter rationale researched nature of our professionals, I have always felt this gut feeling about places and that more than ever determined whether I liked or not, such locations.

Later still, I have studied and found that intuition feeling is essential in determining our rational feelings and without gut feeling you never contract the rational. (thus Spock is bollix you @@@@

So based on my second sense I can place these erm places in the continued thumbs up like

Driving down Great Ancoats Street at night
Tommyfield market in the eighties
Piccadilly station at any time
Constant dreams about a model shop in Reddish I once and only once visited as a kid in the 80s
Rusholme curry alley in the early 90s when it seemed exciting
The pride I have for places like the Marble Arch and that it isn't and can't be overwhelmed by undesirables of any class or intellect.
And oddly as it might seem, the working week walk through Bury town centre.

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Old December 31st, 2012, 07:37 PM   #43
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My favourite places in Manchester are:

City Centre
Oxford St/Whitworth St Junction
One of the few parts of Manchester that screams 24/7 World City

Thomas St
Slowly evolving into one of Manchester's liveliest, most interesting streets.

Oldfield Rd
The view of the City Centre, especially at night. Wow.

Alleyways between St Anne's Sq and Lloyd St
Feeling like a true Manc, whenever you weave your way across the city.

Exchange Sq
Compared to Piccadilly Gardens, St Peter's Square and Albert Square, this space doesn't seem to attract as much criticism. It is designed in a way which separates the movements of the through (people) traffic and the areas in which one can sit down and relax. An underrated space.

The Parsonage
A great escape from the City Centre, metres from Deansgate.

Suburbs/Satellite Towns
Dovestone Reservoir, Castleshaw Roman Fort and 'The Square' Dobcross, Saddleworth

The Green, Worsley
A little Home Counties village green tucked within the M60.

Church Ln, Prestwich Village
This little lane of Bury New Road is host to:
Aumbry (The best restaurant in Manchester)
St Mary's Church - One of the oldest Churches in Manchester, where many-a Coronation Street wedding/funeral has been filmed.
The Church Inn - A great little boozer.
Prestwich Clough/Prestwich Forest Park - A great semi-rural escape from the Northside's nicest 'burb

Beech Rd, Chorlton and Burton Rd, Didsbury
Probably the coolest bars in Manchester.

Rivington Pike, Bolton
Good views! Interesting history.

Silver Street, Bury
Wonderful victorian architecture and a lot of leisure activities all in one place!

East of the A6 (excluding Merseyway) Stockport Town Centre
Stockport Town Centre is somewhere that I only recently visited and I've been back several times since, it's completely under-rated. The area around the Underbanks, The Market Place and Chestergate are really pretty, it's a shame the town centre has so many retail vacancies.

School Lane, Dunham Town, Altrincham
Cute cottages etc

Fallowfield Loop Line
An escape from the city and quite useful as an orbital cycleway.

Back Hope Street, Higher Broughton
The Star Inn. Say no more.

Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Chapel
Manchesurburbia at its best.
Manchester, so much to answer for
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