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.
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.
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.
Corner of Whitworth Street and Princess Street the iconic Asia House
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.
Iconic, a protected and well preserved mill tower chimney.
A folly atop Asia House ?
Reflections in a Canal
You can read more about this area of Manchester by visiting this City Council link