Friday, 30 September 2016

Skywatch Friday: Wednesday evening wisps of cloud


Although it was a fast turnaround on Wednesday evening, in from work, get ready and out again, I found time to stop and narvel at this passing cloud formation. Skywatch Friday.




Thursday, 29 September 2016

Balmy night



Neither I nor Manchester wants to let go of summer it seems. It was surprisingly warm yesterday evening. Despite dusk descending at a worryingly early time of circa seven, people were sitting around enjoying the warmth. I hurried past as I had a Pink Floyd cocktail waiting for me at Font, followed by a meal at Zouk.



Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Chapati cafe #citydailyphoto




Eating a curry at lunchtime is a rare treat , so rare that I don't recall ever doing it before, but I indulged with a friend the other week at Chapati Cafe in Chorlton. A great cruelty-free veggie selection, nicely presented, tasty and good value at under a fiver. 






Monday, 26 September 2016

Monday Mural: Stairing


A new academic year at the RNCM begins, and new stair murals too. Here are the mural fitters the other week with a new mural below. Monday Mural.



Sunday, 18 September 2016

Sky, stairs, squares & students


This is one end of the Chandos Hall student accommodation block in the city centre. With circa 80,000 students in Manchester and Salford, and many heading back here this coming weekend, housing stock is at a premium.

Last week I enjoyed an 1972 student filmed tour of UMIST (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology) which includes footage of this building and many other typical student activities and campus classics of the era. It's fifteen minutes of footage taken in a bygone age of rag weeks and the Bogle stroll (a sponsored 55-mile walk).


Friday, 16 September 2016

Skywatch Friday at the Venetian Marina


A late summer evening skyscape at the lovely Venetian Marina in Nantwich. A friend who's lived on a narrowboat there for the the past two years is moving north to the Scottish coast (without boat), so I doubt I'll be visiting here again ... Skywatch Friday.




Thursday, 15 September 2016

All quiet on the Castlefield front



A quiet moment during the successful EDXC Conference at Castlefield last weekend.




Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Sixties sunshine at City Heights #citydailyphoto




Yesterday saw one of the city's hottest September days ever, followed by a storm and floods in Manchester. It was sunny again at the 23 storey City Heights on Victoria Bridge Street this morning. 

I've always liked the rounded windows on this apartment building. It was designed and built by Leach, Rhodes and Walker for the Inland Revenue 50 years ago in 1966 and now is an apartment block from the 11th floor upwards, with the lower floors being a hotel.





Friday, 9 September 2016

Welcome to #EDXC 2016!



The 2016 EDXC Conference (European DX Council) is being held in Manchester from tonight until Tuesday morning. A big welcome to all my EDXC friends! All Saints Park even put a sign up in your honour, as have the Town Hall ;-)