Tag Archives: Manchester

David Bowie, Street Art in Manchester's Northern Quarter

David Bowie

David Bowie 8th January 1947 – 10th January 2016 Today is my birthday and also marks the third anniversary of the untimely passing of perhaps Britain’s finest ever contemporary creative genius. When I heard the news of his death from cancer three years ago, I played Lazarus on my MP3 and bawled my eyes out. […]

Sunday Photo – Manchester

Quirky Manchester

For my latest football trip to Manchester to watch the City v United derby, I decided to linger a little, so stayed the night and took a walk around Manchester’s Northern Quarter next morning. First up in the quirkiness stakes was my hotel. I stayed in the newly completed Ibis Styles hotel near Piccadilly Station. […]

Christmas Markets

Germany and Austria are considered as the homeland of Weihnachtsstimmung (Christmas mood) and the German speaking world takes the credit as the source of the modern Christmas. They were the first nation to bring a tree into the house and decorate it and are also the original region for Christmas markets. Their traditions have of […]

Deutschland in Manchester

This week I paid a visit to Manchester to take in the City v Borussia Monchengladbach European Champions League match. Borussia play domestically in Germany’s Bundesliga. As Manchester has made Lonely Planet’s top ten cities to visit in 2016, I decided to break my normal routine of hotel-pub-match-pub-hotel and get there earlier than normal to […]

Manchester, UK

Lonely Planet has one British city in their 2016 top ten. This is a city that I have visited on dozens of occasions so here a few pics of mine depicting some of my personal Manchester moments…