Early Early-ish on a sunny Sunday morning is always a good time to wander around exploring a city. These images were taken in the Castlefield area of Central Manchester on just such a morning.

View of Beetham Tower

View of Beetham Tower ©HelenBushe

Castlefield is an inner city conservation area of Manchester in North West England. The conservation area which bears its name is bounded by the River Irwell, Quay Street, Deansgate and the Chester Road. It was the site of the Roman era fort of Mamucium or Mancunium which gave its name to Manchester. It was the terminus of the Bridgewater Canal, the world’s first industrial canal built in 1764, with the oldest canal warehouse opening in 1779. –Wikipedia

The only other souls up and awake were these two:

The Crew

The Crew ©HelenBushe

I think  this narrowboat was my favourite……

Tied Up

Tied Up ©HelenBushe

…….but really I’d settle for any one of them:

Moored Under a Bridge

Moored Under a Bridge ©HelenBushe

For more information about Castlefield from Roman Times, through the Middle Ages then the Industrial Revolution and up to the present regeneration see this Manchester City Council Website


cwaugh212 · 16 April 2016 at 13:20

The sense of slow motion in the first picture is tangible.

    HMB · 17 April 2016 at 19:16

    Thank you. I know what you mean.

sheilahwatson · 16 April 2016 at 11:49

Lovely place

suzannerogersonfantasyauthor · 16 April 2016 at 10:20

Beautiful pictures.

    HMB · 17 April 2016 at 19:16

    Thanks Suzanne

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