Tag Archives: england
13 Dec

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Giant advent calendar in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.  I love my city.

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Abe Lincoln FC

8 Jun

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Abe Lincoln is a United fan [ok ok ok…FC United went a little crazy with their bar scarves in town, but YEAH LINCOLN FOR THE CAUSE. or something.]

Going to York next weekend, so i’m sure i will have some more important and more interesting content to share with the masses as i have been trying my best to stay under my rock and avoid the Parklife shitehawkery of the weekend.

xo

The Great Manchester Wheel. File under: Things I’m Obsessed With.

9 Nov

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I’m kind of obsessed. no filter, just adjusted the white balance. Blackberry z10 while walking home from the bus. not bad. can’t complain. life is good.

BBC Studios. Media City, Salford UK

31 Oct

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The BBC Studios, Media City. Salford, UK. 30 October 2014.

I went on an adventure to Media City yesterday. ITV, BBC, an ice skating rink, and a TARDIS. There’s something so…lovely about glass buildings. Lovely seems so boring, but i don’t really know how else to describe it? glass buildings make me happy in general. -insert something about glass and the fragility of life- it’s nice for me, at least, to get out of the normal neighbourhoods that i see every single day and go to other places in the city…it’s funny that once you’re out and about that you realise how close everything is. Media City isn’t really that far from the city centre and right across the street from Old Trafford which is a little walk to the Tafford Centre. it kind of reminds me of Manhattan where everything seems so far apart on a map, but once you get stuck in and walking around, things are really closer than what you think they are.

Plus…we went across the way to the Lowry and bought chocolate bars as big as our faces at the Cadbury outlet because there’s a Cadbury outlet and because why not?

My view. Every Day. Picadilly Gardens, Manchester.

15 Sep

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Back in April, I posted a picture of the Great Wheel of Manchester and I said that I couldn’t talk about it. Well…I can talk about it now because I live here. That’s right. The cat’s out of the bag. The big secret’s out. I’ve packed my bags and moved to Manchester and it’s wonderful. This is the view from my study / reading spot and honestly…who is going to complain? After all…based on this photo, I’ve clearly only moved to England for the weather 😀

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The Wheel of Manchester, Manchester UK. 10 April 2014.

15 Apr

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The Wheel of Manchester, Manchester UK. 10 April 2014.

I am not at liberty to fully discuss the importance or significance of this photo, but this was taken a few days ago on a rather…enlightening trip to Manchester. While the 10th itself was unbearably stressful, the results of that day made it all worth while. [this was taken from my instagram. sorry, not sorry.]

N’oublies pas que je t’aime…

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Banqueting House. London, England, UK

21 Nov

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Banqueting House. London, England, UK

This is another one of the gems that I found during my Rick Steeves Walking Podcast of Doom. During the 17th Century, the balcony at the top of the dome [the window facing the street on the corner] was where they would execute monarchy with a crowd waiting and, presumably, cheering on below. If you’re a fan of Ruben, he painted the ceiling. This was also a part of a 17th Century palace which burned to the ground and only this part remained.

[Other than the truly fascinating history of the building, I love the juxtaposition of the red bus v the white building v the blue sky.]

If you would like to learn more about the events, the Banqueting House website has a useful timeline from the beginning of the 17th Century to the present as well as truncated histories of related monuments and how they all relate to each other. 🙂