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The Royal exchange

By ColleenA
Good morning from a cold cape Town brrrrr
We are finally home after 32 days on the go,5planes,8 trains,10 hop on buses,8 different beds and 60 taxi rides...and I haven't counted how many images I capturedBlush No wonder i feel I need a holiday.

A big thank you to Herman for his UA for my Blown away flower

Today's image is one of the places I visited with Angela Seager in Manchester...The Royal exchange is a grade 2 listed building built between 1914 - 1921. The site was used for commodities exchange primarily but not exclusively for cotton and textiles. It has 3 beautiful glazed domes which I show you in the lead image. The building was designed in the Classical style and they used a lot of Portland stone. I just loved the icecream colours they used on the walls. I have included an image of the old trading board which is still there today. It now houses a theatre.
Have a nice day....

Tags: Architecture Royal exchange Manchester

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8 Aug 2013 6:49AM
I love both images. That was a wonderful trip Colleen and you managed to get so much into it. Who planned it.
We are the early birds on this site. Herman, you and Netta. Africa and farm life gets us up early even when in my case I have been away for years.
Beautful colours in the Royal Exchange.
Now go and see old scarface for me.


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Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2013 6:54AM
Great set of images, V1 being my favourite.
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
8 Aug 2013 7:00AM
Amazing images, Colleen, I love the pastel colours in V's 4, 5 & 6, they make great abstracts. Carol
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2013 7:05AM
S_Psharma 4 1 India
8 Aug 2013 7:11AM
Great work v1 and v3 are best.
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2013 7:25AM
Need a holiday ha ha. Lovely images Colleen.
8 Aug 2013 7:25AM
Good Morning Colleen, your architectural detail is outstanding...I've visited this building numerous times and you have brought something fresh and exciting with the interior! Definitely abstract images to adorn any home, office or businesses for sure!!! Good Luck with it!!
Looking forward to seeing images of your home-town with fresh eyes, as you put it.......Angela
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2013 7:28AM
Some very attractive interior details.Smile

netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
8 Aug 2013 7:53AM
A Great interior images and I do like the colours.
You've had a great time I'd say,Smilebut I bet you will be glad to be back in your own bedSmile
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2013 7:53AM
Beautiful set Colleen
I really like the way you have captured the light with the architecture
thought you would show us one of Angela?
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
8 Aug 2013 7:55AM
Good morning Colleen ! Still raining and cold here - 7 C this morning, so a bit better than yesterday Smile This is one amazing place !! I love the photos - excellently taken !!
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
8 Aug 2013 8:14AM
Beautiful work Smile V3 is my fave lovely composition .

8 Aug 2013 8:17AM
Glad you are home safe and sound!!!!
Super set Colleen, V3 my favourite,
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2013 8:19AM
Stunning pictures Colleen, you must be exhausted after your long holiday WinkWinkWink oh dear all that laundry to catch up withSadSadSad
johnlw 9 1 10 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2013 8:43AM
A lovely set of images.
Regards John.
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
8 Aug 2013 9:09AM
Ali...luckily I have a housekeeper who has already unpacked the suitcases and is doing the washing and ironing....she is a dear and cannot live without her, have spoilt her with lots of presents from overseas.GrinGrinGrin
7 10 10 England
8 Aug 2013 9:20AM
Excellent use of curves and colour - V1 and V3 stand out for me.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
8 Aug 2013 9:34AM
Your view points and angles are excellent, Colleen, superb architectural and detailed images.

Nikonuser1 Plus
4 96 14 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2013 10:20AM
Great architectural images Colleen, V1 is my favoriteSmile

8 Aug 2013 10:54AM
Six superb images taken from a range of interesting pov, Colleen.
The colours you have captured are so beautiful.

Loving those ceilings Colleen, beautiful colourings, wonderful series..GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin
8 Aug 2013 12:20PM
A set of wonderful captures Colleen. V1 and 3 my favourites GrinGrin

6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2013 12:27PM
A wonderful set of interior images captures the best of the geometrical architectural details in this magnificent building Coleen

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Tish1 Plus
3 16 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2013 12:53PM
I have included an image of the old trading board which is still there today................ Actually Colleen, Manchester Police believe it is now on its way to South Africa and have issued a warrant, I'd lay low if I was you GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Fantastic portrayal of the architecture and yes, the Ice Cream colours do it justice; unusual for its time period.

Shoes off, slippers on, and chill.

8 Aug 2013 2:26PM
like your composition here Colleen nice work

Just like Barbs,safe and sound is the best thing! ---- Wonderful architectural photography, V1 , V2 , V3 are my favourites! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin ----- Jukka.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
8 Aug 2013 4:59PM
A lovely set, Colleen, love those wonderful pastel colours Smile
Have a good long rest now...and hope you soon get acclimatised to the cold,weather! Wink
Trev Smile
8 Aug 2013 5:02PM
V1 for me Colleen the light and shade are fantastic
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
8 Aug 2013 7:44PM
Beautiful series.GrinGrinGrinGrin
8 Aug 2013 7:52PM
Lovely series Colleen.

Jenny Smile
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2013 10:15PM
These would make great abstracts - love V3 especially.
Glad you're safely home. Take time to pull yourself together.
8 Aug 2013 10:42PM
Great set Colleen. That was some trip! Cathy
Potra 3 Venezuela
8 Aug 2013 10:52PM
Splendid compositions Colleen, I am quite impressed with all the odd numbered ones.
abeeror2 4 22 Australia
8 Aug 2013 11:43PM
Awesome! The colours very beautiful!SmileSmile
AnnJ Plus
5 5 Scotland
10 Aug 2013 3:36PM
This is a wonderful image and you have captured and handled the varying light and dark areas so well. Ann.

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