Saturday, 26 October 2019

Buxton, Derbyshire

The Peak District is an upland area in England at the southern end of the Pennines. It is mostly in northern Derbyshire, but also includes parts of Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire. We enjoyed the Autumn colours.  We woke to a very cold morning and mist across the Dales.  It was so lovely to see the landscape.

Friday, 25 October 2019

Lowry Theatre and Gallery Salford Quays

25 October 2019
The Lowry is a theatre and gallery complex at Salford Quays, Salford, Greater Manchester. It is named after the early 20th-century painter L. S. Lowry, known for his paintings of industrial scenes in North West England. The complex was officially opened on 12 October 2000 by Queen Elizabeth II.
Between 1990 and 1991 a competition was launched and architects James Stirling Michael Wilford Associates was selected. After the death of James Stirling in June 1992 Michael Wilford continued the project. Groundbreaking took place on 1997. Michael Wilford's design was constructed by Bovis and with stroll engineer Buro Happold.
The complex is close to the Imperial War Museum North and the Old Trafford football stadium. It is served by the MediaCityUK stop on the Metrolink tram network. In 2010 and 2011 it was Greater Manchester's most visited tourist attraction.
The Lowry footbridge spanning the ship canal was designed and project managed by Parkman, with design support from Carlos Fernandez Casado. It is a lift bridge with a clear span of 100 metres (330 ft), which lifts vertically to provide a 26-metre (85 ft) clearance for shipping using the canal.
The Gallery space displays the L. S. Lowry and other collections.