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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Salford Quays

On the last day of 2012, I went for a walk around Salford Quays. This is an interesting area to visit, since it changes quite rapidly. For the last ten years or so, it has been subject to extensive re-development, from a run-down area of old docks to its present form as the home of the Lowry Centre and the BBC’s new studios at Media City UK.

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Two days, two years, two walks, two pictures

After a week or so of sitting around eating too much chocolate and watching too much rubbish telly, the new year provides an opportunity to get out into the fresh air, clear the cobwebs and freeze various important bits off.

For the last day of 2012, we went up to Salford Quays and a wander around the Lowry, the Imperial War Museum North and Media City UK.

Then, for the first day of 2013, we took our now-traditional walk around Tatton Park. Both days were grey, cold and intermittently wet.

I like the juxtaposition of these two pictures; the similarities and the contrasts between two apparently very different locations.

Salford Quays

Tatton Park