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    In Manchester, please?

    Close to West Didsbury would be great!

    Cheers, Mark.

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    Re: In Manchester, please?

    Have you tried the walk along the River Mersey - there's flood defences, wildlife & the iron frame bridge named after Henry Simon, one of Manchester's industrialists, and there's what remains of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Withington_Community_Hospital Withington Hospital, which used to be a workhouse - possibilities of urban architecture?

    There's also the Fletcher Moss gardens with their glasshouses and displays.

    (My grandfather worked for Henry Simon http://www.simoncorrugating.com/en/history.html and travelled widely measuring up buildings into which the company's mills could be installed.)
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    Re: In Manchester, please?

    Thankyou for your reply, Malcolm.

    I have taken pictures at Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens - it is a beautiful location.

    I didn't know about your other recommendations. I've only been here 6 months. They sound like just the type of locations I would be interested in. Thanks again.

    On another note, whilst I struggle to decide on my first Canon digital camera, I am VERY jealous of your equipment list - it reads like the stock inventory at Dixons!

    Cheers, Mark.

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    Re: In Manchester, please?

    Southern Cemetery might be worth a visit?

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    Re: In Manchester, please?

    Yes, the cemetary does look photogenic!

    Thanks, manxman2!
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    Re: In Manchester, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by MWoods View Post
    Yes, the cemetery does look photogenic!

    Thanks, manxman2!
    But you won't find any reference to my forebears cremated there. We found the in-your-face-commercialism simply too much at the times of the funerals, and so there's no records.
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    Re: In Manchester, please?

    Salford Quays, Manchester Airport, Victoria Baths, Concorde, Harley Davidson showroom, Town Hall, Gateway Station etc.

    If you've got time, please take a look here:
    www.marksykesphotography.co.uk/manchester
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    Re: In Manchester, please?

    Thanks, Mark! FANTASTIC photography there....best watermarks I've seen too! Very discrete!

    A couple of locations there I wasn't aware of.
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    Red face Re: In Manchester, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by MWoods View Post
    Thanks, Mark! FANTASTIC photography there....best watermarks I've seen too! Very discrete!

    A couple of locations there I wasn't aware of.
    Thank you Sir.
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    Re: In Manchester, please?

    That IS a cracking little site! Thanks!
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    Re: In Manchester, please?

    I've only been to Manchester once but had a fantastic day at Quarry Bank Mill, so much to photograph...buildings, plantlife, machines.....and you can learn so much while being there

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    Re: In Manchester, please?

    If you get chance, head off out to Lyme Hall near Disley and, better still, off out to Chapel-en-le-Frith and Buxton / Peak District.

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    Re: In Manchester, please?

    why not take a trip to Dunham Massey,you can visit the home plus it's a deer park.because it's always open to the public and often quite busy the deer are use to people and even at this time of year you can get close.
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    Red face Re: In Manchester, please?

    if you want to go a bit further north then Pennington Flash near Leigh is a brilliant place for bird and water shots - you will also be quite close to the Bridgewater Canal which can be accessed at Astley or Worsley - there are some beautiful b&w houses in Worsley village

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    Re: In Manchester, please?

    Agree with the Pennington Flash recommendation. Another excellent alternative is the area of Rivington on the edge of the West Pennine Moors. It was the home of Lord Leverhulme and he spent a huge amount of money and time laying out ornate terraced gardens, towers and ponds. It's now being reclaimed by nature and is a very popular local spot.

    For more info check out this photo guide to Rivington http://www.photoplaces.co.uk/uk-regions/lancashire/rivington/index.shtml

    Highly recommended location!

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    Re: In Manchester, please?

    A short drive away there's Jodrell Bank. There's the Indian community along Oxford Road. There's the obvious one of the Library (at least I think that it's the Library - the round building in the centre). IIRC West Didsbury itself has an interesting church. Lots of interesting architecture in and around Oxford Road and parts of the centre. The various University buildings again around Oxford Road.

    Also a bit further there's Lyme Park and the Peak District. There's the ship canal.

    Further still Liverpool (only 30 minutes or so) has loads and loads of opportunities but Manchester should keep you busy for quite a while.

    I also echo the Mersey Walk.

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    Re: In Manchester, please?

    I'll second Pennington Flash i'm within walking distance by road or the canal' loads of widlife
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    Re: In Manchester, please?

    Here are two pics of pennington flash' taken with a canon 1100D


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