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In Manchester, please?

Discussion in 'Photographic Locations' started by MWoods, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. MWoods

    MWoods Active Member

    Close to West Didsbury would be great!

    Cheers, Mark.

  2. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    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 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 and travelled widely measuring up buildings into which the company's mills could be installed.)
  3. MWoods

    MWoods Active Member

    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.
  4. manxman2

    manxman2 Well-Known Member

    Southern Cemetery might be worth a visit?
  5. MWoods

    MWoods Active Member

    Yes, the cemetary does look photogenic!

    Thanks, manxman2!
  6. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. MarkSykes

    MarkSykes Member

    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:
  8. MWoods

    MWoods Active Member

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

    A couple of locations there I wasn't aware of.
  9. MarkSykes

    MarkSykes Member

    Thank you Sir.
  10. MWoods

    MWoods Active Member

    That IS a cracking little site! Thanks!
  11. laj

    laj Well-Known Member

    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
  12. Rushfan

    Rushfan Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. neilt3

    neilt3 Well-Known Member

    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.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2011
  14. Reikimaster

    Reikimaster Active Member

    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
  15. Photo Places

    Photo Places New Member

    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

    Highly recommended location! :)
  16. MickLL

    MickLL Well-Known Member

    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.

  17. Cxrod

    Cxrod Member

    I'll second Pennington Flash i'm within walking distance by road or the canal' loads of widlife
  18. Cxrod

    Cxrod Member

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

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