A walk around Manchester, UK, with a camera #9

As you can see from the photograph above and from today’s Featured Photo, this is a beautiful old building, but it is also a very special one as is explained in the library’s website –

https://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/rylands/about/our-history/

The public may visit the library by applying online for a ticket the number of visitors is restricted and visits are expected to last no more than half an hour – though most will find that that is a sufficient allowance. Photographs are allowed and the visits are very popular.

I spent my time there taking photographs and so I didn’t really leave enough time to ask questions about what I was seeing to be able to explain the images that I came away with, so I’m going to let the photos show you the buildings beauty.

The photograph above is one that I took looking back. This view shows the statue of a woman and there is a clock above her head on the wall behind her. From the other direction, the statue is of a man and there is no clock.

Above is the long view looking back towards the woman’s statue.

I included the shot above to show you the beauty of the stained glass behind the woman’s statue.

I wandered downstairs to see what else might be open to visitors and saw this lovely vaulted ceiling.

We’ll stay in the Library for tomorrow, but we’ll see a more modern section.

Today’s Featured Photo shows the passageway that led to the long hall that is the subject of today’s photos.

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 3/10 secs @ f/4 and 12 mm. ISO was 1600.

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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