A post New Year walk around Salford Quays. We didn’t stay long, as the wind chill made walking around quite unpleasant, but I managed to take a few pictures as the sun went down and started to hit that lovely ‘golden hour’ tone. Continue reading “Media City”
Frankfurt is the financial capital of Europe, and the centre of the city is dominated by high-rise office blocks, dubbed ‘Mainhatten’ by the locals (because it’s on the river Main – ho, ho).
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.
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.