Manchester Street Art & Stuff part 7

It’s been three years since I did one of these posts on this blog – three years! A few days ago me and the Bloke decided to go into town to get something to eat from V Revolution but we needed to work up an appetite first so we went for a wander…

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There was this guy standing in front of the cockerel when we wanted a photo so I said to the guy “Me and my bloke want a photo but you are literally cock blocking us.” He replied “Oh gosh, I didn’t even realise that erm, thing was there!”

Do you know any good places to find street art and things?

Chrissie

Street Art Manchester and Cities of Hope Global


The Cities of Hope project has been going on in Manchester for 9 days in the Northern Quarter, where renowned street artists from around the world came to Manchester to create art focusing on social justice including homelessness, mental health and equal rights.

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Here’s some other street art and shots from around The NQ

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Don’t know if anyone remembers me posting this piece last year but I went to check if it was still in the wall and found a little dude chilling on the stairs!

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check out the drone

Look out for more street art and general Manchester street shots in future. I intend to do one a month if poss.

Chrissie

I Heart Instagram Tag

 

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I saw this tag over on Super Space Chick a blog I’ve only recently just discovered. She asked everyone to just join in if they wanted and seeing as I ❤ Instagram it’s only right.

What’s your Instagram handle?

@flick_chick

How many people do you follow?

456

How many followers do you have?

631

OOTD

 

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What are your favourite hashtags?

#OOTD #altgirl #QuirkyCute #glutenfree #veggie #streetart #manchester #tattoos

 

What are your favourite genres of pictures?

As you can probably tell from some of my fave #’s I like things that are boldly visual. After all, IG is all about that! Although I have noticed more simple recipes popping up on there, which is handy.

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How often do you post?

Only when I have something quirky, cute, cool or tasty to share, pretty much. I’m not one for endless boring selfies. how narcissistic would that be?!

What’s your favourite filter?

I find that a lot of pictures look incredibly hazy and undefined (I’m using an iPod4) but if I use XPro II it darkens and sharpens them. If something is too dark to start with Lo fi helps. Rise is always a flattering filter for selfies so that has to be my favourite.

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iPhone only? Purist or rebel?

I only have an iPod 4 and the camera is pretty appalling. I cheat sometimes and upload pics I’ve taken of events or the countryside with my Lumix. It’s got a Leica lens! I select a part of the picture so it’s still IG shaped and maybe add filters. I shouldn’t be telling you this, ha!

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Three favourite IG accounts currently?

@mrmojorisin_ is a fellow Manc and takes fantastic shots with his iPhone.

@pixee_pea She’s into her vegan cruelty free beauty, which could a boring album but her product shots are creative and she mixes in lovely lifestyle photo’s as well.

@Pistoja This dude posts the best street art from where he lives and everywhere he visits. It’s not just the massive murals either, it’s the smaller stuff as well.

Now I’ve discovered the @superspacechick album that’s one of my faves as well. It’s so bright and fun and cute but also interesting!

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What are your Instagram handles?

Hope to see you all on my Instagram feed soon!

 

 

John Rylands Library Photo Story

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This building is absolutely stunning! There is such incredible attention to detail and little dragons hidding in every corner. It reminded me of a beautiful Gothic church – although there was the odd student surrounded by piles of books, tapping away on their lap top. The light in there was really magical and made it difficult to get many perfect shots – which I quite liked, to be honest.

‘The John Rylands Library was founded by Enriqueta Rylands in memory of her husband John Rylands. In 1889 the architect Basil Champneys designed the striking gothic building, which took ten years to build and was opened to public readers on 1 January 1900.

The Library became part of The University of Manchester in 1972 and currently holds the Special Collections of The University of Manchester Library. Mrs Rylands’ memorial to her husband is now part of the third largest academic library in the United Kingdom, and the Deansgate building houses over 250,000 printed volumes, and well over a million manuscripts and archival items.’

Article taken from The University of Manchester website.

Manchester Street View: Part 1

Here are some of Manchester city centre’s features I’ve walked past frequently and as a result don’t always notice anymore.

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Piccadilly Gardens

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Fire-escape from a building on Back Piccadilly Street.

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Chilling on the side of a building in the trendy re-named ‘Northern Quarter’.

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I noticed this great view out of the window when shopping with my partner in Slaters.

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I got so absorbed in wandering about taking pictures I lost my bearings and when I looked up from my camera I noticed just how beautiful this building is! It’s on Back Piccadilly Street I think.

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I caught the colour of the setting sun in the clouds just as returned home.