Lovely sunshiny day last weekend in…Manchester.
It looks like this blog gets more hits from the USA than it does from my home in the UK, so for those of you who don’t know, Manchester is the Seattle of England. Mind you, Manchester got there first I suppose so really Seattle is the Manchester of the United States. With better coffee. And Frasier.
Manchester has a proud heritage and became well-known across the world during its heyday as a centre of the textile trade. Numerous ornate Victorian edifices are to be seen, which can look quite gloomy when the light and weather is doing its usual thing. They say it’s grim up North….
I was in town to see a gig at the fabulous Royal Northern College of Music – brilliant venue. Brilliant gig too, but that’s another story. The following morning I had a quick photo-wander before heading back to London. The sun doesn’t half make places more photogenic.
All of these are JPEGs from a Fuji X100F – this series of cameras continues to be a travel and street photographer’s dream, and in its latest incarnation so many of the early irritations have been ironed out that there’s precious little to ask for. Other than weather-sealing – which means that it’s not necessarily the best camera to use in Manchester. Or Seattle.