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Old March 22nd, 2006, 05:47 PM   #1
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Manchester and Birmingham

Here are some photos i took on my trips to Birmingham and Manchester, both were worth the visit but i will say my favourite after the photos.

Manchester - i visited this city first, was impressed by the visable development there, and the amount of traditional buildings still present, many of which were stunning.

No jurney starts where i come from withoutcrossing the severn bridge



The river that runs through Manchester



Manchester Cathedral and green





from the wheel













Manchester city hall (nice on the outside, its true beauty was inside, stunning!)



Library



Piccadilly square - one of the only green spaces in this city



Along canal street (gay village)



street scenes







At night












Birmingham

Council offices



museum (part of the above building)





Centenary square wheel













Around the canals







back streets











at night



In my oppinion - Manchester was far better than birmingham, it was more exciting, had many more beautifull buildings (those are nearly all the old buildings i saw in Birmingham center). Both had flaws, Manchester needed alot more open spaces and greenery, and birmingham felt too open, with its open spaces covered in concrete.
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I agree the reason to why these cities are deemed as depressing sometimes is due to its lack of green spaces, compare that to London
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Great pics! I love the Urbis building in Manc, and the City Hall and Library. I couldn't believe how many canals are in Bham! I believe the most in Europe after Amsterdam? Are they still quite heavily used?
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