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I was in Manchester this morning and I passed this flower stall, which was been tucked into the side of St Ann's Church at least as long as the 50 years I have been visiting the area:
It struck me that I really should have been photographing the mundane scenery around me for that 50 years, because so much of it was there one day and gone the next.
Buses at Greengate railway arches are no longer there, nor is the chap who ran a newsagent business from the railway arches. Victoria Bus Station is no more. Some roads have almost disappeared in redevelopment. What happened to Corporation Buildings where I use to wander up the the fourth floor to buy electronic items from RAGEC (Radio and General Equipment Company) and who was the first person to discount blank VHS tapes, down from £16.99 each in the shops to his price of £11.99 - only two per person.....
Places, people, all gone. This isn't a lament for the past though, nor for a reminiscence of a golden period, for in reality the golden period is and should be right where we are now. But, record it, shoot it now, because when you pass by that spot tomorrow, it might be packed up and gone forever.