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Poetry

Chinese New Year

Salford, January 24th 2020

Manchester’s Dragon, Chinese New Year 2020

#Dragon #Chinese #NewYear #Luck #Manchester

Dancing lightly through the Manchester streets,

Royal dragons parade past the town hall

A colourful line of lanterns decorate the quarter

Going round the gates of China town

Of course, you’ll hear the sounds of gongs and drums

Now and again broken through by fire crackers

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Poetry

Fireworks

Manchester, Fireworks Night

Fifth of November,

is the day remembered, When

royalists decided to have an

exciting time under the palace of

westminster

of course, their plan went

really wrong, as they were caught by men with

keys to the cellar – where the gunpowder was kept

so instead of the palace burning – the royalists lost their heads!

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Buildings Poetry Victorian

Peek

Peek

Manchester Town hall, St Peter’s Square Manchester

All saints day, 1st November 2017

Corridor

What lies behind the corridors

tween power and learning ?

a path to who knows where ?

questions are asked in the buildings on the east

while questions are answered in the building to the west

fancy seeing what lies beyond the lights?

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Architecture Art Astronomy Places Victorian

Impressions

Corridor

This is a piece of Digital Art, Created by me after a visit to Manchester’s City Centre

It’s one of my favourites, Created with my Samsung Camera and Corel Painter.  The subject matter being the corridor between Manchester’s Central Library and the Town Hall building.  The sun was in the right place and provided just the right light.  Upon painting, I used a light blue hue to bring out the shadows.  Using an impressionist brush really produced a striking image.

Iwm Waterside

Another Impressionist Pic – this time of IWM North,

on the Banks of the Manchester Ship Canal

I took this pic, whilst on a walk around Salford Quays.  Having taken the image I used Adobe photoshop elements to produce the digital art.  I like this image because of the way the light reflects off the airshard.

Bridgewater

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

A marvellous concert venue, this painting was created from a photo I took on a walk around the city centre.

Castlefieldbasin

Narrowboats at Castlefield Locks .  Part of the river and Canal Network in Greater Manchester.