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Platt Fields
Platt Fields (QTEK 9100)

OK after a busy week, yes I am talking this one that has not even finished yet, I have some pictures from the weekend. Only time for one at the moment. This is a picture of the drive out of Platt Fields onto Platt Lane I think. The leaves have finally fallen and with the Rollei I have pictures of my Wife and Daughter kicking leaves at themselves and me.

Nothing on there except for people doing football exercises and playing football, I can only assume that this could be connected to Manchester City but I could be wrong. Not great weather but nice enough and I think the picture is OK, well it will do.

0 comments have been left22:42 16 Oct 2007Tags: park tree leaves symmetry
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Duck Again
Duck Again (Minolta X500)

Another picture of Heaton Park and only developed later. No explanations are needed here really in that it's a duckling and it's sat down... near a stick... in Heaton Park. Is there any more you need to know. Oh it was taken with the Minolta with the zoom lens. Happy?

0 comments have been left22:31 10 Jun 2007Tags: park duck closeup
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Old Town Hall Entrance
Old Town Hall Entrance (QTEK 9100)

If you have ever wondered like I have many many times where the old façade of the Manchester Town Hall was after the building was demolished in 1902 then you'll be happy to know that whilst the rest of the building was removed awaiting the 60's to throw up a rather nasty charcoal grey Nat West high rise building the façade is here in Heaton Park, one of the largest municipal parks in Europe covering 640 acres.

The sun was out and so was most of Manchester... well the ones who weren't interested in the local derby were out. It's an impressive park in many ways and pretty ordinary in many others. The hugeness is perhaps one reason I like it mainly, but it does have quite a lot in it, there's a hall and kids play grounds and a boating lake and I'm sure where you are there may be a park with all of those things but at the end of the day you can get a ball and kick it as hard as you can in one direction and run after it without any worry of disturbing anyone at all... oh before you do this, this is not a guarantee, there are some places that you cannot do this. The hall staff will be unimpressed if you try this in the hall I assure you.

0 comments have been left19:35 5 May 2007Tags: park facade heaton
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Riverpark Road Bridge
Riverpark Road Bridge (QTEK 9100)

Finally in this (dull?) load of pics is the bridge stub that is at the end of Riverpark Road. Oddly enough I was compelled when we got here to see if you could get onto the bridge and if you have read all the other bits I have posted then you'll know you can, and you can then walk to Philips Park, when you get the Philips Park section this is all gated off, however someone has made a whole in the gate. If I'd not been more sensible and also not had my Wife and Daughter with me then perhaps I'd have liked to have seen what was on the bridge.

Don't know why the bridge in Philips Park captivated me, perhaps part of it was the fact that it stops at a road and has a load of trees growing on it and yet also still seems to be functional with the filled in bits of arch, as if they are shelters for the park going public. Also there's a the knowledge that trains must have travelled along it and what they did, where it went etc.

0 comments have been left21:52 30 Sep 2006Tags: bridge philips park train
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Tatton Pigs
Tatton Pigs (QTEK 9100)

Twice in one week I have been to Tatton and these are the pigs. Not a brilliant pic I know but a pic none the less. Nothing much to say about this other than this was when we went to the Harvest Festival at Tatton, where you could make Corn Dolls, watch a Blacksmith (Farrier in this case) and see Horses and Cows.

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Chorlton Lodge
Chorlton Lodge (QTEK 9100)

After visiting a few parks in Manchester (Philips Park is another) it appears there are many apparently either unclaimed or unwanted buildings within parks that look like they have once been lived in. This is just one in Alexandra Park. I'm not sure the picture does it justice but it looks quite a nice little (or perhaps not so little) building, however I'm not sure how safe the place would feel after dark with a few kid hanging around with a taste for strong cider in their mouths.

0 comments have been left16:31 29 Aug 2006Tags: lodge chorlton park
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Pylons and Stuff at Philips Park
Pylons and Stuff at Philips Park (Nisis DV5)

Not a great photo with the DV5 but it'll do for the purpose. Another archive pic. Never thought much of it at the time, but it sort of prooves what a strange city Manchester really is. One view is a view of a train track that stops (Train Terminates Here). One side there's an expanse of fields and another you have the pylons with a where the wires sink into the ground because of a generator and new fantastic flats. All within a few minutes walk from the new Stadium, and all a few minutes walk from the canal and a graveyard and park that once in the middle of you might be somewhere else. Here however you can hear the traffic and some of it feels oppressive.

0 comments have been left22:54 21 Jul 2006Tags: pylons philips park
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The Train Terminates Here
The Train Terminates Here (QTEK 9100)

This picture (which is not clear) is of a viaduct, not a great picture I must admit. Whilst in Philips Park, we noticed this. Not knowing what it transported I had a look and it appears it transports nothing anymore, however it does seem to be home of trees (don't take my word for it I didn't actually confirm this, it just looks that way when you get right up to it). The viaduct stops at the road on the right just near the tree, cut off to make way for some building nearby. I can only assume that it would be for trains, but I thought it was interesting and that’s why there's a picture here.

0 comments have been left19:56 14 May 2006Tags: viaduct park transport
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Philips Park
Philips Park (QTEK 9100)

Just across from the (Manchester) City ground is Philips Park. I must admit I have never been there -until now- and never knew it existed, but I have been educated. It's a really nice park and here is a pic of the peace garden. The kids’ playgrounds are pretty special too. Not only do they have things that seem quite imaginative, but also they still work. There is a grid of squares that you bounce on them they make different bell sounds, also they have what look to be railway sleepers that make fluteish sound when you rock them, they also have and a really different take on a seesaw that has a bit of a roundabout in it. Whilst this is off the subject of the picture, but because I have a daughter I have seen quite a few playgrounds and in each one people have put quite a bit of time and effort into making them different, however so many of them have things in them that are imaginative but broken. Heaton Park's Archimedes screw is just one, I could name many.

0 comments have been left19:51 14 May 2006Tags: park philips path
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Stone Wall
Stone Wall (QTEK 9100)

I liked this picture when I took it, however it never came out as I had imagined. The problem wasn't the DV5, I think it was more the fact that in my mind's eye it was a better picture. By the way we were at Lyme Park today, and this wall is just up the hill from the hall.

0 comments have been left22:19 6 May 2006Tags: wall lyme park
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