My first weekend in Manchester thankfully dismissed my doubts that I am living in a ghost town. It takes some time to realize that unlike India, the shopping area and office buildings are far away from the residential area. In the last one week, I have hardly seen any people near my home. Even the cars seem to be moving on their own. 🙂 But, when I visited Piccadilly and Trafford Centre in the weekend, I could hardly walk without bumping into other people. Here are a few noteworthy pictures of the endeavor. Some of them are outright stupid(for e.g. the first one), but I am sure you will enjoy them. 🙂
This one is a random picture which I clicked while roaming on the streets of Manchester. The place is full of such beautiful houses.
Well, yes, Rusholme street is full of Indian restaurants and sweet shops. Indian food is quite a hit here and you can find some good and authentic restaurants here.
The BBC office on the way to Piccadilly.
The Tram cum Metro service of Manchester. The Metro runs on elevated tracks through the city and slides down on the road in Piccadilly and turns into a Tram service. Remember all those songs in Hindi movies where the actors are dancing in front of such trains? Well, I too felt dancing like Govinda when I saw this one. 🙂
The Central park area of Piccadilly is full of such beautiful statues. Look at the folds of the dress.
The Manchester Eye is build as a replica of the London eye, but a smaller one.
The Manchester Eye during the night. Doesn’t it look like a giant UFO rising behind the buildings?
A Church in Piccadilly. It looked like a ghost church during the night. We sat in front of it while the Church bells rang. It was mesmerising.
A structure in front of the church. Notice the greens here and there.
The Trafford Centre in Manchester. This is one of the biggest Mall I have seen, and the most eloquent. Just to give you an idea, it comprised of a multiplex with 25 screens.
Beautiful statues at the Trafford Centre.
The wishing pool. All the black dots inside the water are coins.
The grand structures outside the Multiplex Odean. Couldn’t stop myself from clicking a few more. 🙂
Here is another one, while I waited for my friend to collect the tickets of “The Curious case of Benjamin Button”. The movie was a masterpiece, by the way.
Another one. The top view.
The massive foodcourt at Trafford center. A mindboggling variety of fooditems at your disposal and a beautiful ceiling.
Another picture of the architecture.
And, that’s me again with Martin Chuzzlewit, sitting on the stairs of my house and waiting for the washroom to be freed of any human activities. Another one of those stupid pictures! 😛
That’s all gents and ladies. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Hopefully I will be roaming around this weekend also and will update you with more pics of my adventures.