Month: September 2020

Mahatma Gandhi Statue, Manchester

Mahatma Gandhi Statue, Manchester. Near Manchester Cathedral

Somewhere i’ve been meaning to visit for a while is the Mahatma Gandhi Statue in Manchester. Located near Manchester Cathedral the 9ft tall statue of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in November 2019.

Its very rare I go to this end of the city but on the 19th September I walked round the city centre for a few hours and got to see the statue.

As you can tell my dog was quite happy to sit and pose with the great man, Gandhi, but dont think she wanted to go for a walk with him.

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Photo date: 19th September 2020

Photography copyright: Mikki Tiamo

Swan Building murals, Manchester

Mural on Swan Building, Cable Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

The Swan Builidng on Cable Street is home to a series of Managed offices but it is also home to 2 of the best and largest murals in the city of Manchester.

The bottle mural is located on one end of the building (Cross Keys street) and the man is on the other end of the builidng (Oldham Road).

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Photo date: 19th September 2020

Photography copyright: Mikki Tiamo

Excuse my Depression, it has a mind of its own

Excuse my Depression, it has a mind of its own Street Art

I love to walk round the cities of the world and I also like street art, or graffiti as some might call it. I though this one titled, Excuse my Depression, it has a mind of its own, was quite relevant.

This is located on the corner of Faraday Street and Spear Street behind the Hive building.

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Photo date: 20th September 2020

Photography copyright: Mikki Tiamo

Band on the Wall, Manchester

Band on the Wall, Manchester music venue

The Band on the Wall is one of Manchester longest serving music venues with over two centuries of musical history. From the original George and Dragon public house to todays vibrant music venue. The Band on the Wall gets its unusual name from when as The George and Dragon pub regulars refer to the venue as the ‘Band on the Wall’ as house musicians quite literally played on a stage halfway up the wall. This was to make room in the busy pub.

More information can be found here.

Official Band on the wall website.

Band on the Wall

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Photo date: 19th September 2020

Photography copyright: Mikki Tiamo

Vimto Sculpture Manchester

Vimto Sculpture, Vimto Park, Manchester

I’ve walked up and down Sackville street on many occasions and never noticed the Vimto Sculpture in Vimto Park, Manchester. Located just off Granby Row in front of the Sackville Street Building now part of the University of Manchester site.

Sitting in between the Sackville Street Building and the railway lines is Vimto Park in which sits the Vimto Park Sculpture which depicts a large bottle of Vimto and the fruits which go to make up this delicious Manchester drink which was first made on Granby Row on which Vimto Park sits. Click this link to find out more about Vimto.

Vimto park is now used as a chill out area as its close to many residential flats and the University of Manchester Campus.

Vimto Park Sculpture

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Photo date: 27th September 2020

Photography copyright: Mikki Tiamo

Archimedes Statue, Manchester

Archimedes Eureka Moment Statue

The Archimedes Statue, Manchester sits under the railway arches in between Granby Row and Altringham Street, close to Barnes Wallis Building at Manchester Universityis this life size statue of Archimedes  leaping out from a bath during his famous ‘Eureka!’ moment. Unveiled in 1990, the sculpture is by Thompson Dagnall and is craved from stone.

Archimedes Statue Manchester

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Photo date: 27th September 2020

Photography copyright: Mikki Tiamo

Where is the Divina De Campo mural? Richmond Street in the Gay Village

Where is the Divina De Campo mural?

Blink and you’ll miss this one. The Divina De Campo artwork is behind OnBar (46 Canal Street) which backs on to Richmond Street. This is the street that runs Parallel to Bloom Street and the world-famous Canal Street in Manchester’s Gay Village or Manchester’s Canal Street as it’s better known.

For those that don’t know?! Where have you been living? Divina De Campo is the stage name of Owen Farrow, a British drag queen and singer. Probably famous to the masses as the runner up to series 1 of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

The mural was arranged by Divana’s husband as a good luck gesture on RuPaul’s drag race. Divina lives in Manchester, hence the link to the city gay village.

Divina De Campo

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Photo date: 28th September 2020

Photography copyright: Mikki Tiamo

The Salisbury pub near Oxford Road Station

The Salisbury Pub, Oxford Road, Manchester

The Salisbury pub, Manchester is a ale house is located just off Oxford road close to the entrance to Manchester’s Oxford Road Train Station.

Its a rock and roll themed public house with great atmosphere and The Salisbury pub is well worth a visit even if its just to see inside.

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Photo date: 20th September 2020

Photography copyright: Mikki Tiamo

Lass O’ Gowrie pub, Manchester

Lass O’ Gowrie pub, Charles Street, Manchester

One of the great Free Houses of Manchester city. The Lass O’ Gowrie pub, Manchester at 36 Charles Street, Manchester, M1 7DB. Amazing pub with real ale in an olde worlde pub feeling. Love the place and its affectionately known as “The Lass”.

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Photo date: 20th September 2020

Photography copyright: Mikki Tiamo

Emily Pankhurst Statue, Manchester

Emily Pankhurst Statue, St Peters Square, Manchester

The Emily Pankhurst Statue, Manchester is a statue of the late British political activist and leader of the suffragette movement, Emmeline Pankhurst.

Located in St Peter’s Square, Post Code, M2 3DN. The Statue is located in a corner of St Peter’s Square close to Wagamama and The Anthologist Bar. It is visible from the tram which runs closeby.

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Photo date: 27th September 2020

Photography copyright: Mikki Tiamo

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