For those expecting animal images from Chester Zoo, much to my dismay, we decided yesterday to abandon the idea
Some Camera Club members had stayed for the weekend in Chester, and met up outside the Zoo entrance with the rest of us who had made the effort to turn up. However, the weather was so atrocious and raining very heavy with no sign of let-up, and as most of the exhibits are outdoors (if they hadn't taken shelter from the rain!) we decided to call it off. Some members decided they'd go into Chester centre - which to me would have been equally as wet as inside the Zoo - but a couple of us, on my suggestion, went into Manchester and visited the Museum of Science & Industry, as at least we'd be indoors. They are several exhibit halls, and though you have to go outdoors to access the different halls, are at least close by to each other. Ironically, though it still was raining, it had eased off when we got there!
So, you're going to have to settle for images from the Museum, I'm afraid. This is a shot from outdoors (obviously!), and liked the contrast between the old and the new, with the Beetham Tower (or Hilton Tower), the 47 storey mixed-use skyscraper in Deansgate, in the background.
If the bad weather yesterday didn't sicken me off, I'm feeling even more cheesed off today as the sun has been shining brightly all day!
Some consolation, I suppose, is that we didn't have to fork out £16 entrance fee (£13, I believe for us old 'uns) and it's free to go into the Museum of Science and Industry!
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Museum of Science and Industry
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