Saint Philips Church is set back, just a little, from the main road near Salford Catherdral.
Built in 1824 it was designed by Sir Robert Smirke, the architect for the British Museum in London.
Above an otherwise ordinary side door, unusual lettering reads “THIS:IS:THE:GATE:OF:THE:LORD”.
The paint is now faded and chipped away in places.
Five years before, the west-facing door’s paint was fresh, lustrous and applied over generously, perhaps to try to smooth out the worn antique wood.
Thick monochrome brush stokes had unknowingly prepared a canvas for a sunset palette.
Light from 150 million km away still bright enough to create reflections on a black surface. Imperfect paintwork becoming impressionist strokes.
I enjoy creating these more subtle, less obvious and often abstract images.
This set of images are all photographed around well known areas in Manchester and Salford.
But they are not the typical pictures of these places. Instead, an extract or feeling or observation.
A lion is a “supporter” on Manchesters heraldic achievement (the coat of arms + surrounding parts). Seven bees are on the crest, the lion of Manchester seems to have been forgotten.
After the changes to St Peter’s square:
Manchester Art Gallery steps
Chairs outside Proper Tea cafe:
Angels in Victoria Station…
… and Southern Cemetry, the largest municipal cemetery in the United Kingdom and the second largest in Europe (wikipedia)
Daylight and neon reflected on a chrome rail inside the Royal Exchange theatre
Some special effects with an optical filter infront of the lens.
St Anns church
Brew Dog bar
St Marys Catholic Church, aka the hidden gem
Museum of Science and Industry, an unintended demonstration of the effects of polution.
Thanks for looking, Andrew