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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Grungy Manchester Sign around the Chaple Street area.

grungy, retro disused sign

This cool old school distressed sign, is located in the Chapel Street area of Manchester, Nestled in one of the old railway arches.  A stones throw from the amazing Manchester Cathedral, the regenerated Greengate link bridge and multi coloured water feature. I guess this won’t be around for too long so was really please to [...]

Northern Flowers Andy Thelwell

northern flower shop

Great, Independent flower shop, or florist if you are posh one. Residing on Tib Street in the Northern Quarter of Manchester City Centre. Order your beautiful flowers for beautiful people right here. They have a gorgeous website too:- Northern Flower’s gorgeous website Northern Flower, 58 Tib Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1LG. 0161 832 7731 [...]

Old grungy Building lacated on Dale Street In Manchester

boarded up barkat builidng

This cool disused knitwear building in Manchester, could have been taken in the Wild West, not on Dale Street, which runs parallel to Market Street, the busiest shopping street in Manchester.  Take a slight walking detour off the main streets in the city centre and you can quite often find a little gem like this. [...]

manchester_caution_car park entrance andy thelwell

caution car park

I found this confident retro sign in a back ally above a pretty non-description grey office building nestling just off St. Peter’s Square in Manchester city centre. The sign was bleeding with rust. The thought of what great cars this sign would have seen when it was first installed made me smile. It still had [...]

manchester have you seen my beefa

have you seen my beefa

Not a clue what Beefa is, I’m guessing from the funky bobble hat on the poster maybe a cool retro night or student gig. The main draw in this shot was the amazing texture and non uniform shapes and patterns burned into the brickwork, beautiful.

swordgirl manchester andy thelwell

sword girl

The title of this image couldn’t be called anything other than “sword girl”. I hadn’t seen public stencil artwork like this before in Manchester. I really like the stripped down simplicity and Manchester humour on this piece. Sword Girl was found on a side street not far from Stephenson Square in Manchester’s amazing Northern Quarter.

manchester greengate bridge Andy Thelwell

life below the railway

Life below the railway. This hidden secret side of Manchester is located on Greengate at the Manchester Cathedral end of Chapel Street. My image seems a million miles from the clean shinny, glass architecture of Modern Manchester. However, my hidden Manchester beauty spot is only a stones throw from Number One Deansgate, and The National [...]

private land grunge sign andy thelwell

private land grunge sign photo

Private Land. No through road. No parking. Offenders will be prosecuted. By order of British Rail. Very blunt and to the point message on this old British Rail warning sign, situated beneath a railway bridge off Chapel Street in Manchester. The constant stream of overflow rain water and generally damp environment with no direct sunlight [...]

car driving through gmex tunnel

car driving through tunnel

Cutting through beneath the metro line between Manchester Central and the Hilton hotel end of Deansgate. Pretty busy junction both drivable and walkable, although if traveling through by car, one may miss the amazing weathered tiles which are common place below the old British Rail tracks. This image illustrates the contrast with the slow weathered [...]