SJ8397 : View from Cambridge Street, Manchester

taken 7 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

View from Cambridge Street, Manchester
View from Cambridge Street, Manchester
I'd tentatively suggest that over the last 10-20 years Manchester has been relatively successful in regenerating itself and enticing people to live in its centre. (Perhaps it would be better to say that there have been fewer calamities than comparable cities such as Leeds!) Of the many undeveloped patches of grass and wasteland which existed when I was at university here in the mid/late-1980s, almost all have been built on, but there is a small one here and more extensive signs of certain gravy trains having run out of steam further west of Cambridge Street.
Even so, blocks of flats are encroaching here. Under the steel beams is a short canal. The railway is making its way towards Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations. Almost central is the copper-topped tower of the old Refuge Assurance building.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 23 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 10 January, 2012
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8388 9744 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.4065N 2:14.6596W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8387 9742
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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