Friday, 8 July 2011


Poem 57 of 230:  MANCHESTER - A GIST

Sports, large warehouses and merchants are the gist -
    A centre for distribution and trade,
Plus making goods and services for this list;
    Well placed, in these, it seems, the future’s laid.

Oh - I should note the entertainment trade,
And that, from fruit and grain, fine foods are made.

(C) David Franks 2003

Manchester Airport from my balcony; 28/1/18

From a (Southport) train window; 28/9/17

At Levenshulme, Manchester; 30/06/2017

At Levenshulme Station; 16/6/17

Near Manchester Piccadilly; 16/6/17

Manchester Aquatics Centre; 29/5/2017

Manchester Museum; 29/5/2017

Palace Theatre, Oxford Road; 29/5/2017

Rochdale Canal near Piccadilly; 25/5/17

Rochdale Canal at Deansgate; 18/5/17

Museum of Science and Industry; 18/5/17

Castlefield; 18/5/2017

Old and new - Roman ruins and various towers

Old and new - Roman Fort
before Beetham Tower; 18/5/17

Bridgewater Canal, Castlefield; 18/5/17

Narrowboat folk art, Castlefield; 18/5/17

Bridgewater Canal and Beetham Tower; 18/5/17

Spider Manchester - opposite the
Coach Station, Chorlton St; 13/4/17

Symbol of Manchester; 8/5/17

Sedum grwon between tramlines at
Deansgate-Castlefield; 18/5/17

Living wall and footbridge between tram
and train at Deansgate; 18/5/2017

Enough of Beetham Tower! 4/4/17

Old warehouse, new tower; 4/4/2017

Deansgate to the Town Hall,
from Beetham Tower; 4/4/17

Deansgate train and tram stations; 4/4/17

Canal, tram and train lines from
Beetham Tower, 4/4/2017 

Sunset from The Cloud, Beetham Tower; 4/4/17

Old and new - Saint Ann's Church
before Beetham Tower; 31/3/2017

Beetham Tower (tallest building in
Manchester), from Deansgate; 28/3/17

Down Deansgate; 28/3/2017

Tribute to cycling at Deansgate; 18/5/17

Tribute to Chopin at Deansgate; 24/3/17

Some Mancunian humour, Lloyd St; 24/3/17

Levenshulme's first Monthly Night Market,
held at the train station car park; 17/3/2017

Painted shipping-container at Levenshulme
Train Station; 14/3/2017

Manchester Art Gallery coloured by a
moving tram & slow aperture speed; 3/3/17
Manchester Art Gallery; 24/3/201

A Manchester tram; 9/3/2017

Manchester's modern jutting architecture,
Civil Justice Centre; 9/3/2017

Trinity Bridge from Bridge Street; 9/3/17

Manchester Cathedral from
Trinity Bridge; 6/3/17

Trinity Bridge by night; 1/3/17

Reflections on the Irwell; 13/2/17

Modern Manchester, taken near Piccadilly
Train Station; 6/3/17

City's Stadium, taken near Piccadilly
Train Station; 6/3/17

On the 1st day of meteorological spring,
doffodils in Parsonage Gardens; 1/3/17

Manchester Cathedral before Arndale; 

Manchester Cathedral; 31/3/2017

Between Manchester Cathedral
and Exchange Square; 31/3/17

Manchester's Exchange Square; 31/3/2017

Manchester Town Hall and vintage bus,
from Albert Square; 14/5/2015

Manchester Town Hall rear, with bridge
to Annex, from Cenotaph; 9/3/2017

Manchester Town Hall Annex; 24/3/17

Manchester Town Hall bridges; 24/3/2017

"Adrift" statue and The Midland Hotel; 24/3/17

Looking down Saint Mary's Gate from
Manchester Arndale Foodcourt; 5/7/16

Debenhams, near Piccadilly Gardens; 29/3/17

Wheel of Manchester, Piccadilly Gardens;
13/5/2015 - dismantled June 2015

Tram & bus stops at Piccadilly; 13/5/15