The Lowry – an appreciation

I mentioned in my last post that I rather like the Salford Quays area, so today I took a trip up there again and had a wander around The Lowry.

I credit The Lowry with sparking my interest in, and appreciation of, modern architecture. I had long felt that the only worthwhile buildings were old(er), either because I was impressed by the feats of engineering using ‘primitive’ methods or the obvious pride the builders took in their constructions.

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Impressions of Ancoats

I recently went on a photowalk around Ancoats in Manchester. I don’t know the area very well, so I wanted to get a series of pictures documenting an (almost) first-timer’s impressions of a new area. It’s a simple fact that Ancoats is somewhat run-down, but the late evening light lent a lovely soft quality to the area and helped to enhance the many bright colours to be found. This is not just a region of dingy old buildings – there’s beauty and interest to be found anywhere.

Pipe and ciggie
Please use main entrance
Dorsey Street fats
Pepsi and orange
Wigs up North