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Frank, whose fab blog “Dutch Goes the Photo”, has set “Street” as the topic for this week’s Photo Challenge. 

See  https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2017/05/23/tuesday-photo-challenge-street/

Dare I say – this challenge is right up my street (Ha ha!!)

Even though I now live in a small town in Surrey (UK), surrounded by countryside, I’m still a city girl at heart, having been brought up in Manchester. I LOVE buildings and architecture and can walk my little socks off quite happily just treading pavements for hours!!  Street art is another fascination of mine so features a fair bit in this post.

Photos included: old fish market building in the Northern Quarter of Central Manchester plus some street art there. The last three photos are of birds painted recently in West Didsbury, a suburb of Manchester, by Brazilian artist Mateus Ballon.  

With the recent shocking and tragic news which has shaken Manchester, this post feels particularly poignant. Manchester is a great city, with fabulous people, but sadly others with their own agenda have done the unspeakable and sent shock waves round the world as a result. My heart goes out to all those affected.   

Northern Quarter - Oldham Street, Manchester Jan-2017 (3)


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Stevenson Square. Manchester - David Bowie - May-2017 (2)

West Didsbury, Burton Road, Bird-2. Manchester May-2017 (8)

West Didsbury, Burton Road, Bird 1, Manchester May-2017 (7)West Didsbury Bird - Lapwig Lane. Manchester May-2017 (24)