Manchester – Photo feature

My first weekend in Manchester thankfully dismissed my doubts that I am living in a ghost town. It takes some time to realize that unlike India, the shopping area and office buildings are far away from the residential area. In the last one week, I have hardly seen any people near my home. Even the cars seem to be moving on their own. πŸ™‚ But, when I visited Piccadilly and Trafford Centre in the weekend, I could hardly walk without bumping into other people. Here are a few noteworthy pictures of theΒ endeavor. Some of them are outright stupid(for e.g. the first one), but I am sure you will enjoy them. πŸ™‚

This one is a random picture which I clicked while roaming on the streets of Manchester. The place is full of such beautiful houses.

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Well, yes, Rusholme street is full of Indian restaurants and sweet shops. Indian food is quite a hit here and you can find some good and authentic restaurants here.

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The BBC office on the way to Piccadilly.

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The Tram cum Metro service of Manchester. The Metro runs on elevated tracks through the city and slides down on the road in Piccadilly and turns into a Tram service. Remember all those songs in Hindi movies where the actors are dancing in front of such trains? Well, I too felt dancing like Govinda when I saw this one. πŸ™‚

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The Central park area of Piccadilly is full of such beautiful statues. Look at the folds of the dress.

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Β The Manchester Eye is build as a replica of the London eye, but a smaller one.

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The Manchester Eye during the night. Doesn’t it look like a giant UFO rising behind the buildings?

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A Church in Piccadilly. It looked like a ghost church during the night. We sat in front of it while the Church bells rang. It was mesmerising.

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A structure in front of the church. Notice the greens here and there.

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The Trafford Centre in Manchester. This is one of the biggest Mall I have seen, and the most eloquent. Just to give you an idea, it comprised of a multiplex with 25 screens.

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Beautiful statues at the Trafford Centre.

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The wishing pool. All the black dots inside the water are coins.

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The grand structures outside the Multiplex Odean. Couldn’t stop myself from clicking a few more. πŸ™‚

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Here is another one, while I waited for my friend to collect the tickets of “The Curious case of Benjamin Button”. The movie was a masterpiece, by the way.

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Another one. The top view.

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Tea, anyone?

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The massive foodcourt at Trafford center. A mindboggling variety of fooditems at your disposal and a beautiful ceiling.

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Another picture of the architecture.

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And, that’s me again with Martin Chuzzlewit,Β sitting on the stairs of my house and waiting for the washroom to be freed of any human activities. Another one of those stupid pictures! πŸ˜›

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That’s all gents and ladies. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Hopefully I will be roaming around this weekend also and will update you with more pics of my adventures.

46 comments on “Manchester – Photo feature

  1. Hi .. This is one of ur die-hard fan …Who awaits ur blogs like a typical bollywood movie freak will wait fr a big budget multi starrer Yash Chopra movie .. πŸ™‚
    Good to to see u in pics with Manchester background ..
    Waiting for ur “Coming Soon” blog releases !!

  2. Very nice pictures Amit!

    The wishing pool picture reminded me of countless water bodies i have seen in the US full of coins. Its like a national obsession here. People see a fountain, lake, anything with water, and start throwing coins! Makes it hard to believe that there is an economic crisis going on πŸ˜‰

  3. Wah bhaiya aap to Yash Shopra ban gaye:-)..
    agar Hindi filmon ka fan hota to aapse role mang leta agli productions mein.
    I am glad you are having a good time there and I know u and me are the people who can have fun abroad ..
    baaki janta to bas roti rehti hai..
    Looking forward to more pictures from you..

  4. thanks for the tour! it looks like they have tgi friday’s at manchester! i love friday’s. πŸ˜€ anyway, i hope you’d do more posts like this.

  5. Nice. Nothing to comment. I too have toomany similar kind of pictures in all the places whereever i went.

    Only thing I want to say is dont take rest from roaming in the city. If you take one week break, you will get used to it πŸ™‚

  6. Cool, You seem to have had a lot of fun. The building architecture is looking great, compared to those crappy one size fits all style malls here in the US.
    You saw the metro train and all you can think of was Govinda dancing ??? You need to stop watching bollywood flicks πŸ™‚ he he πŸ™‚

  7. @Anwesha : Thanks a lot!! πŸ™‚ I had no idea! πŸ™‚

    @AmreekanDesi : Thanks! Yes, If I collect all the coins from the pool, I’ll be a millionare! πŸ™‚

    @sam : Hahahaha!! Yes, I am having a good time, but loads of work too! 😦

    @maddie : Thanks! I have a Cannon 550. πŸ™‚

    @Ajit : Thanks!

    @Chirag : Exactly my reaction! πŸ˜€

    @Poonam : Yes, please do it!

    @Sulz : Where did you noticed it? Funny that I have seen these photos so many times and have never seen it! πŸ™‚

    @Vishesh : πŸ™‚

    @Arpit : Blast and lots of work! 😦 No wishes for sometime. One of my biggest wish came true just now! πŸ™‚

  8. @Reema : Thanks!

    @Vimal : Yes it was eeriee and when we were sitting there the bells were ringing. It was beautiful.

    @Dev : Yes, I am! πŸ™‚

    @Bharat : Don’t worry, I won’t take any rest! πŸ™‚

    @Solilo, @Amyth : Thanks!

    @Smita : Welcome hai ji! Well, yes, getting Indian food is not a problem here. πŸ™‚

    @Dinesh : Yes, the mall was mindblowing. Loved it for the detailing which went into it. That train reminded me of Govinda songs. What to do? πŸ™‚

    @Deeps : Thanks!

    @Nita : Thanks Nita!

    @Arvind, @Kanagu : Thanks!

    @Nimmy : Thanks! Right now its getting better. Initially when I came it was very very cold but the “great snowy winters” were already over. πŸ™‚

  9. awww i loved seeing these pictures. I am Manchester graduate and haven’t gone back since i graduated in 2005. They did not have the eye back then.

    The only thing I missed seeing in this picture is the photo of Kro2 next to BBC building. It is the coolest hangout in Mancy, you get to meet really cool people there.

  10. Wow! Those are some awesome pictures! I love the ceiling of that foodcourt. The Manchester eye (or is it the London eye?) reminds me of the Singapore flyer (a wannabe london eye), though I’m sure the former is a lot better. Have you gone on a ride yet?

  11. Ooh, love the pictures! Especially the last one, it’s such a nice idea lol. Someone else took it for you, isn’t it?

    So you’re in Manchester now. Do you like soccer? If you do, then you must go watch a Manchester United match and then dodge the security, jump into the ground, rip off Cristiano Ronaldo’s jersey and get it back to India for me when you come. πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

  12. Brilliant pics, dude! Sorry, I’ve been away for a while… πŸ™‚
    Lovely pics, seems like you’re having awesome fun! Send me a picasa/flickr link πŸ™‚

  13. @Sulz : Hmmm sharp eyes!! πŸ™‚

    @Nova : Thanks!

    @Tazeen : Its a beautiful city to live. I really like it here. And I did not know that the eye was so recent. πŸ™‚

    @Liju : Don’t make excuses. I think she will be more than willing! πŸ™‚

    @Shivya : Thanks! Yes, I was staring at it all the time. Its like you are sitting under the sky!
    Its Manchester Eye and nope, no rides yet! 😦

    @Withering Willow : Thanks! You are welcome to stay in my big house! πŸ™‚

    @Den : Thanks! Well, if you really want to, you will go! πŸ™‚

    @Ish : Yes, someone else took it for me. πŸ™‚ Very intelligent! πŸ˜› I don’t like soccer much but yes, I have to go and see a match here. That is in the pipeline! And No!! I am not doing anything like that!!!! I am just not THAT crazy! πŸ˜›

    @Wasshappening : Thanks! Yes, I am!! πŸ™‚

    @Vee : Thanks!

    @Nikhil : Yes, even I have been away for some time. Not getting any time! 😦 Yes, I’ll send you the link!

  14. @Prax : Well, it snowed here yesterday a bit, and its still very cold. Thankfully, by the time I came here, all the heavy snow part was over. πŸ™‚

    @Priyank : Thanks! Yeah, I have been hearing that all my life, the part in the bracket that is! πŸ˜›

  15. Hi, Im currently studying GCSE ICT in my school, Levenshulme High School. I would like to use a couple of your pictures from your site for a leaftet I am making on publisher. This is important and I hope this causes no problems for you.
    Thank you.
    Aine Porrill Poulton

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