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Manchester City Center Old Town, Whitworth Street Conservation Area.

Manchester Whitworth Street and Manchester Canal in Pictures

On a rare sunny day a different Manchester appears as it shakes off its cliched gloom and reveals itself in warm shadows that make it feel somehow different, basking in tones of a more continental glow.

This area of Manchester is now known as the Whitworth Street Conservation Area. Below are a few pictures captured along Whitworth Street and the towpath by the canal.

The Old Town Manchester City by David Keegan (1)

The Old Town Manchester City by David Keegan (2)

This section of Whitworth Street was apparently designed to create what is known in architectural terms as the Canyon effect and i think this picture very clearly demonstrates that.

The Old Town Manchester City by David Keegan (3)

There was a time when the erection of a new building was something to be marked in time as a moment of pride. I fear most of the current round of development in Manchester City Center will leave little other than a sour taste in the years to come. Most may well end up demolished as it is not only of poor aesthetic consideration, but equally of poor construction.

The Old Town Manchester City by David Keegan (4)Corner of Whitworth Street and Princess Street the iconic  Asia House

The Old Town Manchester City by David Keegan (5)

The ugliness that is the NCP car-park Whitworth Street. How can this building be allowed in the heart of what is meant top be a conservation area. It is a prime example of the ugliness that is blighting the city.

The Old Town Manchester City by David Keegan (6)

Iconic, a protected and well preserved mill tower chimney.

The Old Town Manchester City by David Keegan (7)

A folly atop Asia House ?

The Old Town Manchester City by David Keegan (9)Reflections in a Canal

The Old Town Manchester City by David Keegan (10)

The Old Town Manchester City by David Keegan (11)

The Old Town Manchester City by David Keegan (12)

You can read more about this area of Manchester by visiting this City Council link

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7 Comments

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    Cassandra Mayers
    April 21, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Oh I think i know where you are there. Think thats near where my cousin lives. Manchester is great for photographs.

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      DKTravelPix
      April 22, 2016 at 8:06 am

      Pictures were taken on a section of Whitworth Street that runs between Princess Street and Oxford Road. The majority of the buildings on that stretch are pretty spectacular, all except the awful and incredibly ugly NCP Car Park and eyesore if ever there was one. I guess we can thank our useless council and planning department for that one!! 🙂

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    Rachel
    April 21, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    My Mister and the in-laws are Mancunian so it is somewhere I have learnt quite a lot about x

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      DKTravelPix
      April 22, 2016 at 8:03 am

      I have a love hate relationship with the place. I love the older building and some of the new ones but many new developments are just plain ugly!

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    MakeUp Fun
    April 22, 2016 at 7:23 am

    I love your pictures! Especially the first one, with the water reflection. I would love them to be a bit brighter though. Even though they are more realistic this way! Never been in Manchester but wish to go someday!

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      DKTravelPix
      April 22, 2016 at 8:02 am

      Hey thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on the post. Guess i like my pictures moody, but will try the brighter option and see how it goes 🙂

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    Amy Hunt
    April 29, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Beautiful pictures! I wish I could A, take photos like you do and B, have the locations you have! Haha all my pictures would just be old 1950’s buildings in central brum! xx

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