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Old August 20th, 2005, 06:17 PM   #1
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Favourite areas of Manchester

What are your favourite areas of our fine city? I have many... Canal St, Exchange Sq, Cathedral Gardens... What's yours?
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Old August 20th, 2005, 06:18 PM   #2
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Canal St today...





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Old August 20th, 2005, 06:25 PM   #3
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I like the Millenium Quarter, Castlefield, Deansgate, the CBD area, Whitworth St and Cheetham Hill. I also like Worsley (where I used to live) a lot.
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Old August 20th, 2005, 06:51 PM   #4
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Probably the area's that involve Exchange Sq, Cathedral Gardens, St Ann's Sq, and Deansgate. They really must do something with Picadilly Gardens, though.
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Old August 20th, 2005, 07:03 PM   #5
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Piccadilly Gardens aren't that bad. A million people can't be wrong...



Note the young boy digging a shallow grave by hand for the dead body on the grass...
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Old August 20th, 2005, 07:11 PM   #6
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lol - the poor boy will be there all day.

You have caught Picadilly Gardens from one of it's better vantage points there, behind you lies the infamous berlin wall and behind that picadilly plaza. (cue the music to hitchcock's thriller Psycho )
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Old August 20th, 2005, 07:44 PM   #7
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A few piccies from Cathedral Gardens, Exchange Square and the surrounding area...

I've never seen photos of this part of the Arndale extension on here before


Good old Chetham's


And again


Exchange Square


"When I grow up I want to be a plumber"


Oyster bar


The wonderful Triangle


Urbis


And again


My favourite view of this building
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Old August 20th, 2005, 07:49 PM   #8
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You take some great photo's, although the weather was on your side today
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Old August 20th, 2005, 08:32 PM   #9
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Thanks vertigo, and yes the weather was great!

A few pics from the vicinity of the town hall...

The town hall itself


The square


The obligatory photo of the alleyway


The library
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Old August 20th, 2005, 08:48 PM   #10
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M16 0RA :-)
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Old August 20th, 2005, 11:35 PM   #11
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Its got to be the Convention Quarter for me!

Wondeful architecture, old and new, with a continental feel!

The Midland Hotel, G.MEX, Radisson Hotel, Bridgewater Hall, Barbirolli office and square, Great Northern tower, Great Northen warehouse and square, Convention Centre and Windmill Street, if and when it happens!

However, once Spinningfileds is complete I might have to change my mind?! Stunning modern architecture, finished off by No1 and some wonderful open spaces!
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Old August 21st, 2005, 01:13 AM   #12
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Exchange square is world class imo...Love it...Though i cant stand that new arndale exstension, loada tripe exterior wise...
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Old August 21st, 2005, 01:53 AM   #13
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Northern quarter, Exchange square, Deansgate.
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Old August 21st, 2005, 04:10 AM   #14
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City Centre wise: Gay Village, Cathedral Gardens, Great Northern Square (when
busy) & Granby Row (the nice part).

Suburb wise: Worsley (stunning!), Heaton Moor, Whalley Range & surprise
surprise, Didsbury!

Oh by the way Earlybird...i think you're rivalling Caw now with your pics...although your both very nifty with photos.
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Old August 21st, 2005, 09:47 PM   #15
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Favourite areas? ALL OF 'EM!

Any saturday afternoon on Market St. After being turfed out of a Royal Exchange matinee performance, or a visit to the flics.

Early evening just before Christmas in St Anne's Sq and Deansgate. Then eating bratwurst and getting pissed in Albert Sq.

Stop-start traffic on the M60

The myriad of different cultures in Cheetham Hill and Longsight. Hassidic Jews alongside African women in traditional garb.

All of which just serve to remind you that you live in one of Europe's biggest and one of the world's most cosmopolitan and dynamic cities.
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Old August 21st, 2005, 10:00 PM   #16
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Ah, the Royal Exchange. What a wonderful place...

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Old August 23rd, 2005, 05:25 AM   #17
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Yes...strong words there Jongeman...lol
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 03:00 PM   #18
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Always had a soft spot for St Anne's Square, the church and the passageway leading through to King Street
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 03:41 PM   #19
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So many lil spots to choose from, I love coming out of Victoria Station and seeing Co-op bank and CIS, not sure what it is, but theres something about those few buildings that always impresses me.. Then I love being near the Town Hall with King St tower in view as it peeks above everything, if only we had more like it.. Also love sitting by the Picadilly Garden water fountains on a sunny day, (probably with back towards the plaza, lol) er.. St Annes sq too is nice, but im sure over the next few years more places will become popular and made more accessible for people to continue this cafe and outdoor culture
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 03:50 PM   #20
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Yes...strong words there Jongeman...lol
LOL. Yeah, I'm a complete Manc obsessive. Always have been, probably always will be.

I had the misfortune of going to school down south, and I was always told that I came from the biggest shitheap on the planet and that I was working class scum and should **** off back up north..........................??

(Which didn't help)

It was twenty years ago, though

This is the main reason why I also hate the Manchester v Birmingham v Leeds etc bullshit that goes on on this site. Not necessary.

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