Four Phone Pics of Ancoats, Manchester

This is a photo of Peak Street in Manchester taken with my old mobile phone before it packed up. I like the Hopperesque absence of people.

Going off the beaten path in any former industrial city in the UK can be like stepping into a dystopian world. This area, by Bridgewater Canal in Ancoats isn’t far from Piccadilly Gardens, and was once heavily populated.

New flats have been built to attract people back to the city centre.

Here’s the result of some of those efforts. Ducie Street Apartments.








And here’s a snap of a shop front in Dale Street that always makes me smile because of the … well







You get the picture.