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In black and white

By ColleenA
Good morning from a wet Manchester...we leave to fly home this evening after 31 days away. I have packed the sun in my suitcase already as Herman wants it back in SA.... I have had a wonderful time in the UK and met 4 wonderful epz'rs

Today's images are of the Victorian neo gothic Town hall in Manchester. It is one of the finest interpretations of Gothic revived architecture and dates back to 1868. The BBC services -State of play was filmed here as it resembles the Palace of Westminster....
I converted the main upload into mono as I loved the light on the tower and the wispy clouds,as well as the shadow of a cross on the tower.. A similar colour version follows..V3 is a bust of Sir John Barbirolli...the longest serving Conductor with the Halle orchestra. The ceilings were magnificent. I have included on of the grand staircase...the stair rises are very low and wide to allow the Victorian ladies in their long dresses to walk up the stairs in ease.

Have a great Monday....sadly the cricket will be washed out today...England saved by the rainGrinGrinGrin

Tags: Architecture Manchester town hall

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S_Psharma 4 1 India
5 Aug 2013 6:57AM
Every image is a gem. Well done.

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
5 Aug 2013 6:57AM
Good morning Colleen !! It is hard to believe you guys have been away for so long a time Smile Have a safe flight back !! I must admit I prefer the mono of V1 for a change Smile Excellent captures - so rich in history and beauty !
Excellent set Colleen, great detail in all,
Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 7:02AM
Excellent set Colleen, V1 mono is my favourite; good POV and processing, V6 and V8 also stand out for me.

ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 7:18AM
Excellent images, we have some wonderful buildings in the uk, not been to Manchester so thank you for showing some of it's beauty in your pictures, have a safe trip back to SA, SmileSmileSmileSmile
5 Aug 2013 7:23AM
A fabulous set of images, Colleen!
I'm glad you've enjoyed your stay in the UK - your images have been a pleasure to see - thank you!
Have a safe journey home and look after that suitcase!!Wink
5 Aug 2013 7:25AM
What a series of fabulous images Colleen.Absolutely love V1, stunning image and also love V3, a beautiful image GrinGrin

andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 7:30AM
super set colleen brilliant detail wonderful colours and light v2 and v8 for me today two belters nice ones Wink
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
5 Aug 2013 7:38AM
Hard to choose between 1 & 2 - they are both equally good and relevant versions, Colleen, and 3 is well placed in bronze position. Have a safe journey back. Not so sure about England being saved by the rain, they were still in with a shout of winning it Grin GrinGrin

CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
5 Aug 2013 7:57AM
A wonderful set, Colleen, with the bust of Sir John being my definite favourite today. Carol
5 Aug 2013 8:02AM
Wow Colleen, the black and white treatment of the Town Hall is amazing, and love the info too! You have been absolutely fantastic to buddy with on a walkabout in the sorry to see you leave today and it seems you are taking the sun with you back to SA. Safe journey and hope to see you back soon! Angela x
User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 8:07AM
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Suzicoo 4 480 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 8:17AM
V1 for me, have a safe journey
Some great architecture in these ten captures. I like V3 with V6 close behind. Well done Colleen.

Quote:Every image is a gem. Well done.

A really wonderful series Colleen, love the ceiling.. it's a shame our holiday ends here.. Sad

Safe trip home, I hear there's no place like it..GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 8:50AM
Has been a pleasure both seeing all your experiences while holidaying
and also to meet up with you Colleen, you certainly enjoyed all your time with the camera...
today I especially like versions 3 and 8 for the lovely light captured on them
Have a safe journey home..
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
5 Aug 2013 8:52AM
Lynette there is about another 5 days of holiday images to follow...GrinGrinGrin then lots of flower images
kel55 4 8 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 9:10AM
Good mono Colleen , Kel
jdinne 13 16 England
5 Aug 2013 9:15AM
Great set Colleen, V1 is outstanding.

morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 9:58AM
Lovely set of images, beautifully captured and presented

Nikonuser1 Plus
4 96 14 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 10:15AM
Another great series of images Colleen, V1 for me today, a great mono image. Have a safe journey homeSmileSmile

5 Aug 2013 10:31AM
Internet is too slow I could see V 1 to 6 only. Thanks for sharing a Lovely work
Tish1 Plus
3 16 2 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 10:32AM
Some stunning Architecture here Colleen, but V1 definitely has it................. Safe journey home, and take the bloody rain and my stinking cold with you Grin

5 Aug 2013 10:59AM
3/7/8 stand out for me today Colleen fine set another good tour shame about the cricket lol grump hubby nae doubt

boov Plus
3 2 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 11:22AM
Super set ... lead B/W is top notch
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
5 Aug 2013 11:54AM
A good set of images from this location Colleen, the mono conversion are good - do like the angle and details in V2
Regards Richard
7 10 10 England
5 Aug 2013 12:23PM
Listening to the cricket at the moment - the sun is shining and some excitement on offer. Here in Shropshire it's pouring down!!! Have a safe journey home Colleen and thank you for all the lovely images you have shared.
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 12:50PM
I do like V8..
Great deatil..

Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 12:52PM
I feel rather deflated you are going home Colleeen - I have enjoyed your travel photographs so much - but I'm sure there will be plenty more to come from your home town when you get back! Glad you had a great break.
5 Aug 2013 12:57PM
Great images Colleen. Safe journey home Smile

Jenny Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
5 Aug 2013 1:24PM
A bit wet too over the border here in Yorkshire Sad Another super set, Colleen, and especially like the mono V1, but all very good. It's certainly a magnificent building, though I've never been inside.
Have a save journey home Smile
Trev Smile
Ayoob 5 Australia
5 Aug 2013 1:51PM
Wonderful set of images ,like them all........Grin
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
5 Aug 2013 1:54PM
Some fine bits of architecture here Colleen.
Good set.
And a safe return journey to you too.
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 2:24PM
A fine set from Manchester, I especially like v1.Smile

Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 2:35PM
Lovely shots Colleen, glad you had a good time on holiday.
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 2:46PM
Great set of images Collen have a good trip home.
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
5 Aug 2013 3:04PM
Have a nice trip home ........................... yours has been a blast GrinGrin

6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 3:14PM
A quite superlative set of architectural composition. Each one has been very well observed and captured, whilst at the same time they have been very well processed and presented Coleen.

Have good trip home, and take care.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Mike_Smith Plus
9 321 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 4:52PM
I love many of the old buildings in the UK and this is another beauty. I think mostly you have had good weather while away, so have a safe trip home and can you please leave the sunshine here for a while longer
5 Aug 2013 4:54PM
A fabulous set of images
myrab 10 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 5:05PM
Great images Colleen,
So pleased you`ve enjoyed Manchester.
Safe journey home,

xwang 7 55 8
5 Aug 2013 5:51PM
Wonderful work.. beautiful set.
5 Aug 2013 6:57PM
Great set and intrigued by V3.

5 Aug 2013 7:08PM
Ten wonderful images Colleen well captured hope you have a safe journey home
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
5 Aug 2013 8:04PM
Another great set with v8 being my fav.Smile
I am glad you enjoyed your stay in the UK,and I've enjoyed all your lovely images,and you will have them all to look at when you get home.
Have a safe journey back home,and take careSmile
4 3 7 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 10:10PM
A wonderful collection of images. Fantastic detail and clarity on them allWinkGrin
Hope you have a safe journey homeSmile
5 Aug 2013 10:11PM
Great set Colleen. I have so enjoyed your holiday. Safe journey home. Cathy
abeeror2 4 22 Australia
5 Aug 2013 10:56PM
Fantastic set!SmileSmileSmileSmile
Potra 3 Venezuela
6 Aug 2013 1:52AM
Colleen, all are spectacular, but V8 is extraordinary!
CHRISB911 10 54 1
6 Aug 2013 11:35AM
great angle
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
20 Aug 2013 6:40PM
Glad to hear that you had an enjoyable stay in the UK and you had some rare decent weather, had you visited in the past few summers you would have had a real shock to the system!

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