Was over in Manchester last weekend. Primarily, for the football, which was like watching paint dry.
However, the trip was salvaged by some paint that was actually dry, Street Art in the city. For Street Art in Manchester, the first port of call is the Northern Quarter, where I spotted some new pieces, most notably on Tib Street.
Considering that my last visit to Manchester was two months ago, it was unsurprising that a lot of the stuff I photographed was still there, even taking into account the quick turnover of Street Art in some cities.
There was a work in progress piece when I arrived on Friday, which ended up being completed by the time I left on Monday.
When I was last in Manchester in November, there were street pillars being painted. I had a look at the finished pieces, which go all the way up Oldham Street, which relates to a project called 16 Days Of Street Art, where female artists paint female icons throughout history.
The last time I was in Manchester, i’d plannedo n checking out the pieces on Salford Quays, but I didn’t get the chance to do so, so I planned to do so on this visit.
On Saturday, I took a wrong turn and got lost, and was stuck for time to get back on track due to meeting friends before the match.
So, on Sunday, I decided to try again, only to discover that part of the walkway at Salford Quays is closed due to subsidence.
It seemed like I was destined not to get photos of the Street Art along Salford Quays.
Well, not quite. I remembered that the Cornbrook Metrolink served where the Street Art ends, so I had a quick change in direction and hopped on the tram.
So, that was my latest Street Art adventures in Manchester. I haven’t given up on United yet, so i’ll hopefully be back at some point in 2016 to photograph some more.