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    Madchester to the Moon

    Took the kids to visit the Tim Peake spacecraft at the Science museum.

    Thought I'd share a few pics of Europe's fastest growing City, every week a new building flys up.

    The city is an architects dream, new buildings next to old.

    Here's a sample of Manchester today..

    Let's get on it like a vw camper van bonnet





    A Roman fort or whats left of it..



    The Midland next to the central library



    The oldest pub in Manchester is still standing, Shambles square..

    The national football museum at Urbis next to the old corn exchange..

    The Town Hall

    The Old Printworks, one of several areas in the city centre thats good for a night out..
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    More old and new pics, could have posted hundreds but you fookers would end up with a crook neck.

    GMex the old railway station

    Count the builders lifts flying up these buildings, don't mess about around here.







    On my bike, again. These bikes are dumped all over the city centre, you need an app to hire them out.




    The campervan restoration project is coming along swimmingly.

    Enjoy the pics, even though some are topsy turvy, first attempt at a phot thread on my phone.

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    It might be an architect's dream, but it's becoming less so for the average man on the street who, similar to London, is fast finding they can't afford to live there.

    http://www.theguardian.com/cities/20...ster-sheffield

    Btw, have the scallies stopped throwing the bikes in canals now?

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    IRA did the city center the biggest favor
    I do like Manchester, and enjoy my annual dragged round by the wife shopping trip,
    Chinatown is great

    prefer Liverpool mind you


    but as Stuart Maconie shared about the landscape between Bolton and Manchester, of which an earlier traveler, JB Priestley, observed: "the ugliness is so complete it is almost exhilarating. It challenges you to live there."

    "Manchester has fancied itself rotten for as long as anyone can remember".
    we won it at wemberlee
    we on it in gay paree...

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    Wow! A pint of Doom Bar, it's not 'Northern', it's some of Sharps famous Cornish Ales...that brings back some memories for me... trekking down to the 'Three Tuns' pub in St.Keverne, on The Lizard, with work.

    Always looked forward to that pint when i arrived.

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    Great pics. Thanks for sharing. Looks cold though.

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    ^Ditto. Enjoyed those pics. Will be there next week, hopefully. Hope it warms up a bit.

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    What a dreary shithole that near permanently grey skied and constantly drizzling Gunchester is.

    Fuck that for a game of soldiers

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    I'd have thought the place would be a breath of fresh air for you, dil, considering where you are based on your UK trips.



    Not again! Wolverhampton named as one of UK's most miserable cities


    News | Published: Apr 19, 2017


    Wolverhampton has been named one of the unhappiest places to live in the UK, according to a new report.




    It has already been named the fifth worst city in the world and its people as the most miserable – but now it has been ranked fifth out of the 13 most unhappy places to live in the country.
    The latest findings were made as part of a study by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which found that the city's high level of unemployment was a main factor in the rating.



    Read more at https://www.expressandstar.com/news/...A9PehcrwaCL.99

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    ^ i dunno where you get the idea I'm a yam yam mate

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    ...what a vision of grey frigid hell...

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    ^ if you think thats bad you should see where Chitty got the bus from to go there

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    ...or where he had to walk from to catch the bus...

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    I like the architecture.. .reminds me of a place I spent a year .... Bedfordshire.
    Been through Madchester on the train up to Scotland.

    Those bikes are popular here as well with the app. . .. I see a wedding ring.. woe is me.

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    It's Grim oop North.

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    A few more pics from the other day...

    The urban jungle


    Old and new. .


    The quadruple towers flying up. .


    Castlefield bowl ..


    The sunset..


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