Tag Archives: Manchester

Manchester's past & present

Posted on December 11, 2014 by Toothpicker

Bridgewater canal inĀ Castlefield
Like human beings, all cities have their own characteristics, memories and energies. Having lived in several major cities at different stages of my life, I have come to realised that some cities' energies and mine just don't blend well (possibly to do with feng shui?). There are cities that I [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Photography, Travel, Street art & graffiti, Street life, British heritage, Britain and was tagged with architecture, graffiti/ street art, Manchester, street life, England's canals

36 hours in Manchester

Posted on December 4, 2014 by Toothpicker

The historical Castlefield is a conservation area
Whenever independent travelers arrive in an unfamiliar city, the first hurdle that they have to overcome is the initial disorientation stage. Although Manchester is much smaller than London in size, it was still a bit daunting arriving at a station full of busy commuters. Luckily, I [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Architecture, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Art, Contemporary, Britain and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, shopping, Manchester, contemporary architecture

Asia Triennial Manchester 2014

Posted on November 25, 2014 by Toothpicker

I visited Manchester once when I was at university when my friends and I drove to the city and spent half a day there. I don't recall much except for traffic jams and gloominess; needless to say, I was not particularly impressed. Yet when I found out about the Asia Triennial Manchester [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Travel, Art, Chinese art, Sound art, contemporary, Britain and was tagged with Chinese art, contemporary art, sound art, Manchester, Art festival

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