A walk around Manchester, UK, with a camera #8

Today we’re at the Cathedral end of Deansgate. The image above is of the Royal Exchange building at the Market Street end of St Anne’s Square. It contains a theatre and a high-end shopping centre.

There’s quite a lot to see at this end of Deansgate, but Manchester Cathedral (above) is one of the oldest buildings in the city. It has a history that has been traced back to the seventh century. This view is from Cathedral Way which leads up to the new high-rise structures of our Featured Photo and passes over the River Tib.

While we’re on Cathedral Way, looking across to the left of the Cathedral, we see some of the high rise buildings in the Victoria Railway station area of the city. Amongst them, the CIS (Co-Operative Insurance Society) building used to be the highest building in the city.

One of the great things about the huge glass windows of modern high-rise structures is the reflections you can get on a day like this. Above you see the Cathedral, to the left, amongst the buildings reflected in the glazing of one of the new-builds depicted in the Featured Photo. I suppose that the flowers incorporated into the glass might help to stop passers-by walking into the window by mistake.

More reflections – this time a different building at the top of Cathedral Way – young men passing are reflected, as is the Cathedral and the building across the passage.

From Cathedral way, I crossed Deansgate to head up Cateaton Street towards the shopping areas. Above, looking past the Christmas trees (in mid-October!) opposite Marks and Spencer in Market Street.

In the same area we have the Arndale shopping centre (above).

Well, that’s as far as we’re going for the moment. We have a 2pm appointment at the John Rylands Research Library and, in my next post, we’ll look at some of the wonderful architecture in the library before returning to the Arndale Centre.

Today’s photo is of the new, high-rise, buildings at the top of Cathedral Way.

EXIF Data were: I used my Fujifilm X-T4, 26 MP, cropped-sensor, mirrorless camera paired with a Fujinon XF 10-24 mm f/4 lens,. Shutter speed was 1/500 secs @ f/4 and 14.5 mm. ISO was 160.

Author: writingandphotography0531

I am a retired local government officer. At that time, I was an IT manager and had associated responsibilities for training. I have previously been involved, in various organisations, with aspects of industrial training and management development. My hobby is photography and, until recently, hillwalking in Snowdonia. I have just written my first novel, Persephone and the Photographer, published as a Kindle eBook.

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