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Default Cathedral Steps - Dec 10 - 15-12-2010, 23:11

Visited with buddah and Nckt.


A return visit for us, we visited a few months back now. This was originally a trip to take in another nwex member but he couldnt make it in the end. Nckt turned up and said he'd never been... so in we went!

Getting in and out of this place is an adventure in itself! Was great teaching Nckt to use tiblocks for the first time! haha!

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'The Victoria Arches were a series of arches built in the embankment of the River Irwell in Manchester. They served as business premises, landing stages for Steam packet riverboats, and also as World War II air-raid shelters. They were accessed from wooden staircases which descended from Victoria Street.
Regular flooding of the river resulted in the closure of the steam-packet services in the early 20th century, and the arches were used for general storage. In World War II the arches were converted for use as air raid shelters. The arches are now bricked up and inaccessible; the staircases were removed in the latter part of the 20th century.'















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Default 16-12-2010, 06:49

Good colours and great wide shots.


photos here too
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Default 16-12-2010, 08:50

Thanks! Looking back at them now, I havent quite got the frames and cropping right on a couple of them! Oh well, It was late and I wanted to go to bed!!

The wide shots are stitched in photoshop, my first successful attempts! Thought the toilet one came out quite well!
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Default 16-12-2010, 11:10

nice work mate, gutted i missed out again! thanks to Buddah for the invite much appreciated pal. i never tire of seeing pictures of this place and maybe one day i ll have my very own pictures.

Its inspired me tho, might try and get myself into salford junction canal again (i know how to get in there but buggerd when it come to the arches).

great pics


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Default 16-12-2010, 12:50

Great shots, cant wait to give my Nikon a wirl down there. Not been in ages!


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Default 16-12-2010, 15:25

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nice work mate, gutted i missed out again! thanks to Buddah for the invite much appreciated pal. i never tire of seeing pictures of this place and maybe one day i ll have my very own pictures.

Its inspired me tho, might try and get myself into salford junction canal again (i know how to get in there but buggerd when it come to the arches).

great pics
No worrys, we will be going back again soon theres quite a few peeps who want to go, so il give plenty notice next time when we plan on heading back.


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Great shots, cant wait to give my Nikon a wirl down there. Not been in ages!
Gis a shout when you go


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