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Red Lion Street mural, Fantasy Mural

Red Lion Street Mural, off Church Street A massive mural which spans the entire side of the building and is 4 stories high. This mural on the side of Tattitude/Vape Lounge and depicts two futuristic semi naked women and several people smoking. Its semi obscured by the fire escape and hasnt been maintained for quite [...]

Hilton House, Port Street, Northern Quarter

Hilton House, Port Street in Manchesters Northern Quarter Like many of the mural locations in Manchester, Hilton House is one of the many location which has a changing mural. This is the third I think. Port Street is located behind Newton street and if you walk away from Piccadilly gardens down Newton street, Port street [...]

Mikki’s Wish List

Welcome to Mikki's wish list page. Here you will find a list of things from Shoes to Makeup to Dresses and even Automotive and lifestyle items than I would like in my life. Ebay Ladies Womens Court Shoes Mid Heel Rose Floral Couture Slip On Size Color: Natural Size: UK9 £34.99 Ladies Block Chunky Heel [...]

COLLUSION denim corset dress in ecru from Asos

COLLUSION denim corset dress in ecru from ASOS I love this Collusion denim corset dress, the contrast of the large buttons on the white denim and have already ordered this, so we'll see what its like when it arrives from ASOS. Love this outfit the model is wearing but alas I dont think those boots [...]

Portrait of Ste Wing by the artist Akse

Portrait of Ste Wing by the artist Akse, Little Lever Street, Northern Quarter Portrait of Ste Wing by the artist Akse, done to celebrate their Vietnamese roots and for the 50 Windows of Creativity project. I'm not going to go into great detail on this one as you can find out more information on the [...]

Blue Rabbit, 22 Lever Street

Blue Rabbit, 22 Lever Street A blue rabbit, on a roller shutter door, at 22 Lever Street in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. Along side the rabbit is a little bee, top right corner. 22 Lever Street is located on the corner of Lever Street and Dale Street opposite the Real Camera shop and is [...]

Street art in the Northern Quarter and an anti lockdown protest

Sunday was a funny old day as I went into Manchester to have a walk round and photograph some street art/grraffiti in the Northern Quarter of Manchester and Beyond. It turned out to be a funny old day however. As most of you will know I live in a small village which has a beauty [...]

NHS Nurse Mural

NHS Nurse Mural, Northern Quarter, Manchester The NHS Nurse Mural has only appeared in the past few week and is of an NHS nurse in full PPE equipment and is a tribute to the NHS workers who have worked throughout the Cornavirus pandemic. Text on the mural read: Hold Still A portrait of our nation [...]

Manchester City Mural

Manchester City Mural, Work in progress - 8th November 2020 The Manchester United Mural is no more, the background has been painted grey and on the 8th November 2020 this was the new mural being painted as a work in progress. I dont know what this will be and i'll post a few photos of [...]

Faith47 mural at Ancoats, manchester

Faith 47 Mural, Ancoats, Manchester Faith47 is one of the biggest Murals in Manchester, its 6 stories high! For the Cities of Hopes festival in 2016, which was the first Street Art convention to bring together nine of the worlds best street artists in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. Faith 47 was chosen to support [...]

Birds Mural on Faraday Street, Manchester

Birds Mural, Faraday Street, Manchester on the side of Stage & Radio Perhaps one of the most colourful murals in the Northern Quarter is the Birds mural by Brazilian artist Mateus Bailon. This is located on far end of Faraday Street on the side of Stage & Radio bar. Standing some 4 stories high and [...]

Serenity mural, the red lady mural

Serenity mural, the red Lady Mural, a tribute to women who stand against injustice, I love the red lady mural, which is located behind the Police Museum in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. Its real name is Serenity and its a tribute to women who stand against injustice, which is very apt as its on [...]

On the sixth day god created Manchester mural

On the sixth day god created Manchester mural The "On the sixth day god created Manchester" mural is located on the side of the Waldorf Manchester Pub and Restaurant on Gore Street just off Piccadilly. Its not quite in the main Northern Quarter but its closeby. This mural depicts Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam", which illustrates [...]

Dale Grimshaw’s tribal portrait Manchester on Spear Street

Dale Grimshaw’s tribal portrait Manchester on Spear Street The prominent Northern artist Dale Grimshaw's tribal portrait Manchester, on Spear Street, is one of the better works of art in the Northern Quarter. This artwork isnt locally inspired as this mural depicts a Child from West Papua and is dedicated to those fighting for independance. The [...]

Manchester Bees Mural

Manchester Bees, Oldham Street The Manchester Bees mural is on the side of the Koffee Pot cafe and takeaway on Oldham Road in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. This beautiful mural is a tribute to the 22 victims of the Manchester Arena bombing. Murdered but never forgotten. Rest in Peace. Saffie-Rose Roussos, aged 8 from [...]

Mikkis Manchester street graffiti locations

This is a work in progress and will grow and grow over time. This page is a link, image, and location repository of all the places I’ve photographed around Manchester. Click the little cameras to view the image from this location. As I said, it’s a work in progress as it takes a little time […]

Ian Curtis Street Portrait, Port Street, Manchester

Ian Curtis Street Portrait, Port Street, Manchester In Manchester there is now a huge Ian Curtis Street Portrait on Port Street. I am a huge Joy Division and New Order fan and Love will Tear us Apart is one of my favourite songs. Not just because its a great song but the meaning has never [...]

What is Coronavirus doing to us?

What is coronavirus doing to us and I don’t mean the physical effects of the disease? I mean the mental and social side effects of the disease and the hysteria that’s been thrown up around it! This document is a work in progress as the coronabollocks debarkle continues… What is Coronavirus? If you don’t know […]

Birthday disappointment

Today is my 50th birthday and what a big birthday disappointment it’s been. I had a big birthday party planned and myself and a large group of us were going to go out for a few drinks and then go to a psytrance event and dance the night and possibly the next day away! Sadly, […]

Going unnoticed

I’ve given this way to much thought over the past few months and I’ve come to the conclusion that going unnoticed is not only undesirable but its also bloody difficult for a number of reasons. First off, going unnoticed depends on what you’re wearing. You arent going to go unnoticed in 4 inch heels and […]

A lot to think about

I have a lot to think about as I transition and the further I get down the line the more questions I get, which ultimately require answers. My friends are fab and although they accept me for who I am they also ask me questions about what I am doing and the journey ahead. Sometimes […]

Eastern Bloc Records Cafe, best coffee I’ve had in Manchester

I'm in Manchester again for a meeting this morning and after the meeting I went for a walk round the Northern Quarter to do some street photography and have a spot of lunch with what could possibly be the best coffee i've had in Manchester city centre, probably! This was at Eastern Block Records Cafe [...]

Pink Hair

I went to Cornwall in the first week of October and before I went I dyed my hair pink. Dont like the dark pink but now its had a few washes I like the light pink colour. Its Schwar0zkopf Live shocking pink 093 What do you all think?

Botallack Crowns, Mine building at Botallack, Cornwall

Botallack Crowns, Mine building at Botallack, Cornwall Below are 2 images of the Botallack Crowns Mine at Botallack, near St Just in Cornwall. The first image was taken in October 2020 and the second image, Photography unknown, was taken circa 1860's and shows the mine in its hayday. For those that dont know the Botallack [...]

St Michaels Mount, Marazion, Cornwall

St Michaels Mount, Marazion, Cornwall I go to Cornwall a lot as its my soul food place and one of the place I like to visit is St Michaels Mount, Marazion. For those who don't know, St Michaels Mount is tidal island in Mounts Bay at Marazion, close to Penzance. At low tide a causeway [...]

Scillonian 3, the Sciliy isles ferry

Scillonian 3, the Sciliy isles ferry from Penzance to St Mary's Picture if the Scillonian 3 ferry which is the main Sciliy isles passenger ferry from Penzance to St Mary's I'm the Sciliy isles. Hee she is in Penzance harbour sat on the bottom at low tide. There were 50mph winds a choppy seas on [...]

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 [...]

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) [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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". Location Map Photo date: 20th [...]

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 [...]

LGBTQ+ Community Bee in Sackville Street Gardens, Manchester

LGBTQ+ Community Bee in Sackville Street Gardens, Manchester The LGBTQ+ bee in Sackville Street gardens in the heart if the gay village in Manchester. Croudfunded and paid for by many local businesses from the Canal street area who's names can be found on the base of the statue. I the background is the statue of [...]

Manchester Bee, West Mosley Street

Manchester Bee, West Mosley Street One of the few murals in the Central Retail/Town hall area of the city is this Manchester Bee located on the corner of West Mosley Street and Booth Street. This replaced an earlier mural on the side of the Directors Box Sports Bar. The previous mural was replaced with this [...]

All you do is play!

Some people have commented to me in the past couple of days that all I do is play, all I do is go in to Manchester and get drunk. Well unless you know the backstory to my life then firstly "sod off" and secondly "it's none of your business, so sod off!". Thirdly you only [...]

Hated, Adored but Never Ignored. Manchester United Mural

Hated, Adored but Never Ignored. Manchester United Mural, Northern Quarter This mural, Hated, Adored but never ignored is located in the Northern Quarter of the city on the corner of High Street and Thomas street and is a backdrop to a private car park. I personally think the Tiger mural which was there before was [...]

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