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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Monday, 29 December 2014

Media City

After Christmas I travelled 250 miles North to visit Mum in the nursing home. I am not in my usual hotel but am staying in one close to Manchester United's Football ground. Last night there was still a little daylight left when I arrived back at the hotel so I went for a walk in the freezing but also refreshing temperature after being in Mum's very warm nursing home all day.


 The hotel is very close to the Manchester Ship Canal and Salford Quays.








 Salford Quays is now home to Media City. Covering a large area on what was once the Port of Manchester, Media City is occupied by the BBC and ITV and the University of Salford.
 The light was fading as I walked around but it created some excellent reflections.






 Easy to get here from the centre of Manchester on the frequent trams.




 Close up of the bridge I need to cross to take me back to the hotel.





















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29 comments:

  1. Imagine … the media having a city all its own! It looks very sparkly and bright there … a wonderful walk and time to reflect on the warmth of a visit with your Mum.

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  2. An interesting place and your photos of the lights in the water are very beautiful - as are all those swans!

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  3. Beautiful images. The lights at night and reflections are lovely.. And the swans are beautiful. I wish you and your family a very happy, healthy New Year!

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  4. Phenomenal photos! Loved all of them.

    Wish you and yours a Healthy & Joyous 2015!

    Peace :)

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  5. Very pretty - I loved the ones at dusk with the reflections.

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  6. I love you swans. The reflections are fantastic.

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  7. GREAT place to look for reflections!

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  8. Beautiful bright colors and amazing reflections. I have taken so many of those (almost literally) life-saving walks after those sorts of visits, over the years. It is good to have such a lovely place to unwind and breathe. Happy New Year.

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  9. Oh, I, too, love the swans!! So beautiful! Wonderful reflections!! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!!

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  10. Magnificent photography of very pretty sights ~ lots of hugs and healing to Mum and you also ~

    Happy New Year,
    artmusedog and carol

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  11. Lovely job! I enjoyed all the pictures, including the swans and the reflections. I know what you mean about nursing homes always being so warm! :-)

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  12. Beautiful photos .... Love the reflections.

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  13. Manchester always sounds and looks so interesting, but the weather sounds very uninteresting.

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  14. Looks like a very modern town ! with all these glass buildings ! Your pictures are beautiful !

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  15. Loved these shots. Can't beat a colorful reflection.

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  16. Very beautiful photos. Love the neat reflection of the buildings in the water. Here wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year 2015.

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  17. Wow! How beautiful your reflection photos! I remembered a song named 2Manchester & Liverpool". Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

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  18. Media City looks great in the evening light and through your photographs. I only ever see it on North West Tonight, about my only "must see" TV programme.

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  19. Lovely cityscape shots and reflections!

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  20. I was there just a couple of months ago as I took my Son to Old Trafford for his birthday treat!

    Happy New Year!

    Mollyxxx

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  21. WONDERFUL POST!!
    I wanted to stop by today to send along my best wished for you and your family in the year 2015. Happy New Year, and cheers.

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  22. Wow! Great photos! Wishing you the best for the new year!

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  23. Thank you for the wonderful walk in town. I wish you a great beginning of the new year in good health and happiness!
    Wil, ABCW team

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  24. Great reflections - early evening is such a good time to take pictures.

    Hope you have a good New Year and an even better 2015!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  25. So nice to see the new buildings of the BBC. I heard it on tv last year they were moving but had never seen where to. We often look at your morning show of the BBC lying in bed, as our dutch early morning tv is very boring.

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  26. Many great evening reflections. Love the light and still water :)

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