We begin with Detroit Bridge and Salford Quays…wait a mo, i hear my readers cry…That’s Not a P word!….let me continue and i’ll explain
Upto the late 80s and 90s with the areas redevelopment the area the picture above was known as the Port of Manchester….as shipping landed goods up and down the waterway.
The area around the docks has been given a spruce up and theres plenty of Green space and Parkland, where they could put it.
The landing point for sailing boats and narrowboats is popular for birdwatchers as various different birds frequent the waters.
We may not get anything as colourful as this Parrot visiting the neighborhood, but we do get a fair portion of regular birds, such as seagulls, sparrows, starlings, bluebirds and not forgetting, Pigeons.
Because of my love of Chinese Cuisine – I love Chinatown. It’s the home to the majority of Manchester’s Chinese community and its vibrant and colourful.
I used to pass through Chinatown during my time at the local University, whilst I studied for my HND in I.T, and occasionally popped in to a pastry shop. I can say without fear of contradiction – The smells are Heavenly.
During Chinese New Year, the streets of Chinatown are buzzing with excitement as the Chinese community celebrate a new year of the Chinese horoscope and a Good Luck Dragon parades around the streets.
The popularity of Manchester’s Chinatown was brought to my attention on a family holiday to Cyprus…when asked where we lived – astonished – the waiter acclaimed “And you’ve come here…for Chinese Food ?!?”
He wasn’t wrong.
During a recent visit to a Chinese restaurant in town – We passed the Oriental Gate and enjoyed a meal at the New Oriental. There were over 200 dishes on the menu – everything from soups and rice dishes to meat and fish
I enjoyed the barbecued beef and pork – cooked in oriental spices and served in a luscious sticky sauce. You could eat it with noodles or with pancakes – I plumped for both (and it was delicious!). The Dim sum was equally delicious – you could fill up on the number of dishes they had out on show in that part alone.