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Old September 4th, 2005, 06:12 PM   #41
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Well thats what I was sayin, not saying the Manc skyline is flat and unimposing.. but from that view it always has been (again IMO) some of the other shots are superb and really demonstrate the height of our already existing towers (which will be minute compared to the newbies when they're all making their presence known).
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Old September 4th, 2005, 06:25 PM   #42
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Been wondering about really distant views of Manc.

Someone should get a shot from Croker Hill south of Macclesfield. The one with the prominent mast; about 25 miles away from the city centre

http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.c...ng=&db=freegaz

Does anyone reckon you'd be able to see Manc from Beeston castle? It's about 40 miles out...........
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Old September 4th, 2005, 06:29 PM   #43
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Does anyone reckon you'd be able to see Manc from Beeston castle? It's about 40 miles out...........
No. There are other hills in the way blocking the view towards Manchester. You can see Liverpool on a clear day though.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 07:11 PM   #44
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I can see Jodrell Bank from my house and that's 20ish miles away. I would have a great view of the City of Manchester Skyline if it's weren't for this idiot extending his attic into a makeshift penthouse.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 07:28 PM   #45
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Am sure you can arrange an accident with a large truck or digger and get your view back.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 08:00 PM   #46
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This is a bit old (november last year), but i thought i'd post it anyway:



The maths tower really did have a great view! Shame...
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Old September 4th, 2005, 08:17 PM   #47
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Nice pic
Welcome to the boards. You joined in December but only decided to post now?
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Old September 4th, 2005, 08:19 PM   #48
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This is a bit old (november last year), but i thought i'd post it anyway:



The maths tower really did have a great view! Shame...

**** me!

Thats the best skyline of Manc I 've ever seen! Its got everything! Buildings and backdrop!

2 things!

1. Where is the picture taken from, and can someone take a picture from the same location, showing the changes to Manc skyline and the new cranes which have gone up since that picture was taken!?

2. Caw! Time to work your [B]MAGIC![B] that man Any chance you can put all the towers that are plan for Manc on to that skyline?(grey and black renders will do) You can get them all on, and we will finally get a true rendering of what the Manc skyline will look like in the future!

Ps! Just noticed Crown and Eastgate won't make it! If you can be arsed Caw, just stick them at the end will you!?
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Old September 4th, 2005, 08:41 PM   #49
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C'mon jrb... that pic is taken from the Maths tower! Cant get another pic from there now
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Old September 4th, 2005, 09:00 PM   #50
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Ps! Just noticed Crown and Eastgate won't make it!
I've made it a bit wider, should be able to get them on now (i think?)

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Old September 4th, 2005, 09:09 PM   #51
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C'mon jrb... that pic is taken from the Maths tower! Cant get another pic from there now
Thought it might have been taken from the Maths Tower Accura! Hoping against hope it wasn't! Atleast we've got the picture now!

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ManchesterBaby what an entrance! 5*! Welcome!

How did you manage to get up the tower and what camera were you using?
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Old September 4th, 2005, 09:14 PM   #52
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Fantastic photo!

Eastgate would just about make it onto that one.

I'd do a render on it, but the image would need a little more sky, Eastgate would be scraping the roof of the photo! Would you mind posting a slightly bigger version ManchesterBaby?


@ Accura: There are no hills between Beeston Castle and Manchester! Remember it's slap bang in the middle of the very flat Cheshire plain. If not visible from the castle itself, I'm quite sure Manc could be seen from the higher hills behind it?
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Old September 4th, 2005, 09:26 PM   #53
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Fantastic photo!

Eastgate would just about make it onto that one.

I'd do a render on it, but the image would need a little more sky, Eastgate would be scraping the roof of the photo! Would you mind posting a slightly bigger version ManchesterBaby?


@ Accura: There are no hills between Beeston Castle and Manchester! Remember it's slap bang in the middle of the very flat Cheshire plain. If not visible from the castle itself, I'm quite sure Manc could be seen from the higher hills behind it?
Cheers Caw!

We all wait with baited breath!
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Old September 4th, 2005, 09:29 PM   #54
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thankyou i've always wanted to see a panoramic view from there!
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Old September 4th, 2005, 09:57 PM   #55
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Theres a great mixture of buildings in the picture, old and new!

Ok, it's mainly midrise at the moment, but we all know the height/towers will be coming very soon!

And then!
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I'd do a render on it, but the image would need a little more sky, Eastgate would be scraping the roof of the photo! Would you mind posting a slightly bigger version ManchesterBaby?
Here you go. It's a bit bigger now:

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Old September 4th, 2005, 10:32 PM   #57
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Well thats what I was sayin, not saying the Manc skyline is flat and unimposing.. but from that view it always has been (again IMO) some of the other shots are superb and really demonstrate the height of our already existing towers (which will be minute compared to the newbies when they're all making their presence known).
Oh aye.....I wasn't saying that the shots were bad(!) just that from that direction, it's not that nice a view. I don't think we'll even notice Sunley/City in a few years.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 11:02 PM   #58
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@ Accura: There are no hills between Beeston Castle and Manchester! Remember it's slap bang in the middle of the very flat Cheshire plain. If not visible from the castle itself, I'm quite sure Manc could be seen from the higher hills behind it?
That part of the plains isnt as flat as the rest of it. In fact there is another hill which is even higher which rises straight out of the flat terrain (like Beeston) that is even higher than the hill which Beeston castle is perched upon. That hill also has a castle on it. That wasnt the hill blocking the view towards Manc though cos it was more in the direction of the Welsh border.
I seem to remember a smaller ridge in between Beeston and the view northwards and eastwards.
I may be mistaken. The day I went up there wasnt the clearest of days.
Either way its still well worth a visit cos the views are terrific.

Some of the piccies I got while I was there:


BTW, that skyline view is fantastic. One of the best I've seen
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Old September 4th, 2005, 11:48 PM   #59
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That Manc skyline panorama above is an absolute beauty! Fan****ingtastic!


I could never hope to get images so good from my camera anyway


Having said that though, I still persevere: I took these three pics of the Beetham tower going up in the distance from about 5 miles away in Gorton whilst I was walking the 7 miles between Ashton and Manchester yesterday (Saturday) around 3pm. By a neat coincidence, the A57 Hyde Road offers a brilliant distant viewpoint of the tower on the horizon, presenting its side elevation perfectly, as you head out of/into the city centre on this arterial route....it really dominates the view from afar. The building (not even at its full height yet!) looks amazingly slim and this just accentuates its sheer enormity comparative to the rest of the city buildings. It really is a monster in the making!









And here are two more distant views of the city skyline from a favourite vantage point of mine (again - but with better sunnier weather this time) - Houldsworth Mill in Reddish, outside Stockport.



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Old September 4th, 2005, 11:52 PM   #60
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Having said that though, I still persevere: I took these three pics of the Beetham tower going up in the distance from about 5 miles away in Gorton

**** me sideways, shes gonna blow down in the wind!

You say 5 miles, but the sign on the left says 2.

Fab shots.
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