Manchester -Piccadilly Gardens

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Comments (13)

Herb Riddle on November 22, 2010

These gardens in the heart of Manchester have changed a lot over the last 50 years. Now it sports a rather interesting variable height fountain.

Steve Paxton on November 23, 2010

A place to come back to if they are coloured lights at night. nice clear sky like here but i bet yours is colder. steve

NickolayR on November 23, 2010

Very nice sun light on this photo. The fountain design indicates that Manchester is lucky to have enough sunny warm days to enjoy water on the pavement.

Herb Riddle on November 23, 2010

Steve, I have not seen this in the dark, but as they are lit and you see the fountains almost at their lowest here, they must be quite a sight.

Nickolay, yes Manchester will have much warmer Winters than your famously cold Russian ones. An average of about 6C till March but some very cold nights too. The wet pavement is actually a raised (about 75cm) dais, so no skating on there but whilst I was there some children were playing under the fountains getting wet. (Before, I readied my camera!)

PS Manchester is only about 9 miles (15km) from my home.

Regards to you both, Herb

kevin mcvay on November 24, 2010

Nicely captured.

Laurel211 on November 24, 2010

Beautiful shot Herb.

Clive on Beara on November 24, 2010

Hi Herb, this is a really well captured urban landscape. Great composition, and the reflections in the fountain make the foreground really 'sparkle'. The light on the tall building in the background is excellent... :) Like it! Best wishes from Beara, Clive

Herb Riddle on November 24, 2010

Shalom, Laurel and Clive many thanks to you all for more fabulous comments. My pleasure to bring you the best of our city of Manchester.

Regards, Herb

Annelies Vink on November 25, 2010

Beautiful and lovely view, LIKE!

Greetings, Annelies

Herb Riddle on November 25, 2010

Annelies, great that you like this. It is always nice to see you here. Regards, Herb

Georgy K on November 26, 2010

Very beautiful view! LIKE!

Greetings and best wishes, Georgy

whoelius on December 7, 2010

Ah! The Debenhams in the back. I remember mummy and grandmummy dragging me through there seemingly every day looking at the same lady stuff when I was knee-high to them.

Herb Riddle on December 7, 2010

Georgy glad you like my picture of Manchester.

Whoelius, very pleased to know that this picture conjures up pleasant memories!

Regards to you both, Herb

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 22, 2010
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    by Herb Riddle
    • Camera: E-410
    • Taken on 2010/11/20 10:52:24
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 15.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100