Hello and welcome to today's landscape photo of the week. Unusually for me this is somewhat on topic for me...
I'm proud to be able to announce that I'll be taking part in a pop up art exhibition as part of Manchester Curious Festival, starting with an opening party on Thursday 1st October and will run from Friday 2nd October to Sunday 4th October in the Old Granada Studios in Manchester.
Well, what's this about, you all ask?
Drawing inspiration from London Open House and Heritage Open days, Manchester Curious is an independently run, not-for-profit event, initially organised as part of the 150th Anniversary of the Manchester Architects.
In 2015, the Manchester Curious festival of architecture will feature a series of guided tours and walks. These are designed to appeal to a wider audience, with the idea of making the concept of architecture accessible to all. To find out more please see their programme of events.
I've been asked to showcase three Manchester landscapes, predominately architectural in content, that related directly to some of the walks they have arranged. In this case, I have selected this image from Castlefield as I felt it highlighted the importance the industrial revolution had on Manchester with Rochdale canal, the railway and the old brick build warehousing, in direct contrast to the modern glass fronted Beetham Tower.
This image was a long exposure taken a few weeks back on a gorgeous and sunny morning in Manchester. The movement generated in the sky by the clouds and the glass like nature of the canal really show the passage of time, just as the buildings in this image do.
I would like to take this opportunity to thanks Roisin at Manchester Curious for asking me to be involved and I'm looking forward to the opening party on Thursday.