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ISS passing over Britain as seen from Torkington Park Stockport 
Manchester Liverpool @AidanEyewitness Twitter background image 
Night view of Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn 
Manchester Albert Square Town Hall and post box 
Liverpool Queensway Tunnel traffic at dusk with light trails 
Gates to Strawberry Field inspiration for the song by John Lennon 
Sunset over the Dee Estuary seen from West Kirby 
Dusk view from Beetham Hilton Tower Manchester 
Manchester Rochdale Canal fog 1996 (bw) 
Manchester United 'Holy Trinity' statue George Best Denis Law Bobby Charlton 
Snowy landscape on Saddleworth Moor east of Manchester 
Panoramic view of Salford Quays from IWM Air Shard 2008 
Sunset over Salford Quays with rowers 
Crowds on Bold Street Liverpool with St Luke's Church 2005 
Wreck of the Sarsia Birkenhead Docks 2006 
Liverpool River Mersey with Royal Iris and Liver Building 
Penny Lane street sign Liverpool 
Dusk panorama of Liverpool waterfront new and old skyline Feb 2009 
Liverpool 3 Graces seen through Albert Dock gate 2007 
View from Everton Brow looking towards Liverpool city centre

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North Wales (31)

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Stockport Cheshire (118)

Architecture (27), Streets (20), Cityscapes (18), Transport (14), Highways (9), Parks and Gardens (6), Landscapes (5), Modern Architecture (5)

Liverpool Merseyside (321)

Architecture (80), Cityscapes (47), Streets (44), (25), Transport (22), Modern Architecture (18), Religious Sites (16), Water (10)

Dublin Ireland (457)

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Berlin Leipzig Dresden Prague (292)

Architecture (69), Streets (34), Cityscapes (33), Transport (30), Modern Architecture (29), Art (17), Religious Sites (10), Water (8)

Manila Philippines SE Asia (265)

Architecture (30), Landscapes (25), Churches of the Philippines (22), Cityscapes (20), Streets (18), Transport (17), Modern Architecture (15), Water (10)

Northern England (356)

Landscapes (65), Architecture (27), Cityscapes (21), Streets (18), Transport (18), Modern Architecture (17), Parks and Gardens (15), Signs (13)

London (221)

Modern Architecture (54), London River Thames Cruise (36), Cityscapes (23), Streets (20), Architecture (19), Transport (19), (8), London Routemaster bus (8)

New York City (126)

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Tokyo Japan East Asia (111)

Transport (36), Cityscapes (16), Signs (13), Streets (10), Religious Sites (9), Modern Architecture (6), Architecture (3), Food and Drink (3)

Music photography In The City (100)

Performance (30), Portraits (17), Events (15), (5), Music (4), Publicity (2), MP3 Files for Download (1), People (1)

Fashion photography beauty glamour (90)

Portraits (23), Fashion Shows (12), fashion (9), (8), Street Advertising (3), street fashion (3), Events (1), Family Photos (1)

Hong Kong China (24)

Transport (10), Cityscapes (8), Streets (3), Signs (2), Flags of the World (1)

Dubai Emirates (390)

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Film TV Media Celebrity Portrait (76)

Portraits (29), Events (13), Films (9), Publicity (9), (3), Performance (1), Production Stills (1), Transport (1)

VW Camper Van (100)

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Belfast Northern Ireland (62)

Architecture (26), Streets (9), Landscapes (8), Modern Architecture (7), Signs (4), Art (3), Bridges (2), Transport (2)

Glasgow Edinburgh & Scotland (35)

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Europe (63)

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Articles and Reviews (97)

Equipment (19), Books (16), Films (10), Websites (7), Photographers (6), Art (3), artists (3), Architecture (2)

Around the UK (168)

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3D Stereoscopic (27)

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Rest of the World (27)

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Transport (7)

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Actress & producer Tara Daniels - Interview and theatre review.

Personalised 121 photography course Stockport Manchester Liverpool Cheshire.

Review Megabus low cost bus service Manchester London.

Interview with Bill Rogers Manchester Crime Author.

Review of Nighthawks at the Cobalt, Dublin 30 May 2015.

Karen McBride Manchester photographer on her 'Stripped Back' brand launch and exhibition.

How to travel from Manchester to Liverpool by bus, train, car or boat .

Tips on buying a VW camper - Read this and avoid nightmares!.

Filipino grocery store serving Stockport, Gtr Manchester and beyond: Adastra Pacific.

Recommended hotel: the Island Jewel Inn Boracay Philippines.

Review of the Megabus Manchester to Glasgow coach service.

City Photo Walk Manchester, walking tour with Aidan O'Rourke.

Liverpool Then and Now by Anova Books - Now photos by Aidan O'Rourke.

Review of photographs by Manchester Photographer John Parker Lee.

Talks presentations slide shows and short film screenings by Aidan O'Rourke.

Chinese one-to-one tuition in Manchester.

German beginners GCSE one to one private tuition in Stockport Manchester Cheshire.

One-to-one private French language tuition in Stockport and south Manchester.

One-to-one English tutoring and training in Manchester and Stockport.

My 10 best Liverpool tourist attractions Part 1 - St Georges Hall Walker Art Gallery Town Hall.

Industrial heritage in Manchester Liverpool and the North West: Where to visit, what to see.

Hacienda Manchester 30th anniversary 3D slideshow.

City Photo Walk Liverpool with Aidan O'Rourke.

Excellent Manchester books: The Stirring of the Birds and Nancy by William Kenneth Jones.

My part in Being Sold by Manchester film director Phil Hawkins - See Buy Watch.

A Rant Against Gold - Review of a poem about the history and significance of gold.

Review of the Fujifilm W3 stereo 3D camera.

Review of Grimmfest Manchester's premier horror & sci-fi festival.

SoulBoy Northern Soul movie 2010 - Review & background info.

Rebuilding Manchester - illustrated book by Euan Kellie including 105 of my photos.

Manchester Central Library refurbishment: My opinion.

Review National Express bus from Manchester to London: not the Shinkansen!.

Library Walk Manchester: A history and appreciation with photographs by Aidan O'Rourke.

Manchester Central Station via Cheadle Heath to Hazel Grove - An imaginary train journey.

Islington Wharf striking apartment tower with great views over Manchester.

Documenting Shine Manchester 2010 in a slide show video.

All about my banner collage created in Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.

Karen McBride rock photographer and her diet raising funds for Cancer Research.

The Manchester Wheelers a book about the Twisted Wheel in the 1960s.

Preview of the Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W1 digital stereoscopic camera.

An exhibition about East Manchester by photographer writer Len Grant.

Styal Station, Past, Present and Future - article by Rob Sawyer.

Manchester Then and Now - book by Jonathan Schofield photos by Aidan O'Rourke.

Capture Manchester exhibition preview at CUBE gallery.

Review of Katerina Tumanova Belkina Russian photographic artist.

Tips on learning German - Thoughts from a German language teacher turned photographer.

Marketing Manchester and MIDAS film on public transport in Greater Manchester.

Channel M interview and Mega-Photo statistical information.

Aidan O'Rourke 'My North West' tv interview with career overview and background to this site.

Introducing the Manchester Mega-Photo at Urbis.

Manchester cityscapes: Where to view them and how to photograph them.

About Eddie Johnson railway author and photography collector.

Manchester fashion photography: combining feminine chic with city views.

My photographs available as high quality canvas prints made by stroon Manchester.

Review of Do Not Refreeze E German photography conference Saturday 1 Dec 2007.

Review Oasis Hong Kong Airlines.

Encounter Out Of Time - FAQs about the short story and short film.

Live music review Levenshulme Festival Manchester: M19 bar 29.10.07 - an alternative take.

Review Rare as a Green Dog electronic music event Manchester Green Room Bar 24 Nov 2007.

Review Generator Hostel Berlin - more fun than a 5 star hotel.

XFM Manchester VW camper van - the ultimate in grooviness on four wheels.

The Real Camera Company The best place in Manchester to buy classic cameras and photographic equipment.

Manchester's higher education district: World-class academia but what about the architecture?.

Berlin S-Bahn city suburban railway sights and sounds in an audio slide show.

7 reasons why everyone should visit Berlin and eastern Germany.

Visit to Cardiff on a drizzly day in February with tips on taking photos in dull weather.

Reliving the horror of the East German border on a fascinating guided tour.

The Manchester Ship Canal Cruise journey through the north west's industrial heartland.

Oxford St Peter St Manchester's 'Entertainment Street' last place for another office block.

Inside the Burj Al Arab Hotel and why I prefer camping.

Review of the Roland Edirol R-09 WAV and MP3 recorder.

Along the A6 ancient north-south route across Salford and Manchester.

Achievements of Tony Wilson and why it's not the end for 'Mr Manchester'.

My experiences of Tony Wilson music maverick media personality and mentor.

Along the A538 'Route of Affluence' through north east Cheshire.

A journey along Palatine Road south Manchester - link between two counties.

All about Peckforton Castle Cheshire former Victorian country house now hotel.

Alderley Edge wartime memories: Who was 'Big Bertha'? MP3 audio interview.

BBC Life On Mars Manchester location guide and critique.

Book with advice for the 50+ retired generation: 'I've Finished So I'll Start'..

Hacienda 25 exhibition Urbis Manchester MP3 Audio Slideshow.

Interview with Brother Cyril headmaster of Xaverian College Manchester MP3 Audio.

Filipino Barrio Fiesta London 14 July 2007: Article photos and MP3 audio slideshow.

About Peter Cannon hair and make-up artist: Profile and YouTube video.

DC3 Dakota pleasure flight from Manchester to Coventry, Berlin and beyond.

Leonard Cohen at the preview of his art exhibition in Manchester.

Manchester congestion charge: Critique of the GMPTE document and proposal.

About Alan Johnston and others held captive in the Middle East.

Some anecdotes about cigarettes on the first day of the smoking ban in England..

About Dita von Teese model, burlesque artist and actress.

Journey along Kingsway key artery of south Manchester and pioneering road.

The Gentry Grooming Company Manchester website launch.

Review of 'Nell' the nearly new Brazilian VW camper van.

My German electronica-influenced song Vergehen / In Silence..

Book Review: The Munich Air Disaster by Stephen R Morrin.

The best way to travel between Manchester and Dublin is by train and ferry not Ryanair.

Is Dublin better or worse than before? Plus and negative points + my opinions in a radio interview MP3.

VW camper van mechanical problems - Learn to read the humorous warning signs!.

Manchester development update south east central area June 2007.

Review of Ski Dubai snowdrome part of Mall of the Emirates.

Fragrances of Arabia - part of the unique character of Dubai and the Gulf.

'Control' Ian Curtis Joy Division Film from press launch to cinema screens.

Review of 'Queens Park Story' short film and tv commercials by Barney Cokeliss.

Historic Cheshire - Why we need to recognise Cheshire in its original boundaries.

Licktronica Electronic Music event Futuresonic Manchester 12 May 2007.

Review & photos of Faust (band) Manchester Futuresonic 11 May 2007.

How to scrap your car the safe legal and eco-friendly way.

In conversation with Tony Wilson on Talk of the Town Radio Manchester.

VWNW show review and podcast with tips on VW camper purchase and restoration.

Review of Do Not Refreeze exhibition of East German photography.

Profile of Pedro Meyer pioneer of digital photography and founder of zonezero.com.

How to make real money from Google Adsense Ads.

Spectacular reopening for Liverpool's St George's Hall.

Why I love classic air-cooled VW Beetles and camper vans.

Alles über 'Wasser' the German word for 'water'..

Review of Face of Fashion exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery London 2007.

Review of 'Amity' painting by Bernard Fleetwood-Walker.

Dubai Burj Al Arab Hotel information and photographs.

Review of Virgin Trains service between Manchester, Oxford and Southampton.

Finally, a less risky way to find a VW camper van for under £12.5k.

How to photograph the lunar eclipse - Easier than you might think!.

Review of VW Camper Van Hire from Snail Trail.

Aidan O'Rourke Photography FAQs.

Review of IT3D program for making anaglyph stereo photos.

Review of Spheron VR panoramic photography at Focus on Imaging 2007.

A Mancunian appreciation of Birmingham Second City of the UK.

Introducing the film or tv drama Geisterbahnhof or Ghost Station.

Stunning views over Manchester from Mauldeth Rd station temporary footbridge.

Why it's too late to save the Paramount / Odeon Cinema Manchester.

Shakerley Mere Cheshire: article and photos.

Is Fashion Photography Art?.

The sound of steam trains can still be heard across south Manchester and Stockport.

The Lovell Telescope Jodrell Bank Observatory.

Why demolition of the Paramount / Odeon is bad news for Manchester.

Civil Justice Centre Vision of a Brave New Manchester.

Nighttime boat ride to Westminster in 1930.

Family History: Why so many marriages in Manchester Cathedral?.

Sheikh Zayed Road showcase modern architecture in Dubai.

Memories of U2 and the Dublin music scene in the late 1970s.

About Elliott Bristow 'Road Dreams' film-maker.

VW Camper Van Ghost Story Part One.

Review Urbis Little Black Dress exhibition.

Along the Dubai to Al-Ain Highway.

VW Camper Van Restoration 'Project Paws' Part 1.

Review of the Dubai Big Bus Tour.

Interview with David Burrows photographer.

Interview with Paul Jones photographer.

Review of Aperture: Why version 1 of Aperture was a big disappointment....

Why I love gloomy pictures: Interview with Aidan O'Rourke.

Appreciation of photographer Lord Litchfield who died 11 November 2005.

Reconsecration of the Frauenkirche Dresden 31.10.05.

Surreal camper van trip from Dresden to Most Czech Republic.

Reports and photos from the Frauenkirche Dresden official opening 30 Oct 2005.

From Sea Level to the the Roof of the World - A visit to Mt Teide National Park Tenerife.

Berlin City Breaks - What to do, how to travel, where to stay.

Misconceptions about Manchester: Not the Rainy City!.

Pe'z and Japanese rock bands photos by Aidan O'Rourke.

Exhibition Review: Rock 'n' Roll Icons: The Photography of Mick Rock.

Vigan Spanish colonial style city in the Philippines.

Why it's cool to support St Ann's Hospice.

The Transformation of Piccadilly Plaza.

Misconceptions about Japan.

10 cool things about Japan.

Letter from Saudi Arabia, March 1992, Part Two.

Gulf employment checklist or Nightmare Avoidance Questionnaire.

The trouble with modern architecture....

History of Fashion Photography Essay by Aidan O'Rourke Part One.

Dubai Information Sheet - 2 minute guide to Dubai.

Secrets of a Successful Photography Website.

Manchester's streets aren't paved with gold.

My first visit to Dresden GDR 1980: A city caught in a time warp.

Early 90's Manchester Music Memories.

Visualising the City - Personal Highlights.

Tips on photographing the moon.

Amazing facts about the Romans in Britain.

Concise Travel Guide Madeira.

About stereoscopic photography.

Exhibition Review: Urbis 'Punk'.

Manila & Philippines Travel Guide 2005.

Film review: The Man Who Fell To Earth.

Save Bewleys, Dublin's legendary coffee shop.

Manchester Round Table Discussion No1 27 Oct 04.

How I discovered Photoshop 2.5 on 18 October 1994.

My mother's unfinished novel about an Irish bachelor's journey to the altar.

Photos from In The City music convention and festival.

Join photos to make panorama: Photoshop tips & tricks.

Hacienda Memorabilia and Shrinking Cities.

Stereoscopic 3D photo Collections from the Aidan O'Rourke Portfolio Site.

Review of Exhibition: Urbis DTroit 20 May to 18 July 2004.

Our 1963 Split Screen VW Camper Van Story.

Alex Rodriguez dancer and fashion model portfolio.

Reader Contributions Page Two.

Reader Contributions Page One.

Is there an aura of the era? The temporal quality of photography and visual media..

Airline Review Qatar Airways.

UAE 2000 Journey round the Emirates.

Berlin Jewish Museum: Concise information and mini-review.

Tourist introduction to Berlin with contemporary photo selection.

Travel Essentials Berlin: Visitor information with a personal slant.

Travel Essentials Glasgow: Concise travel report with visitor information.

Corregidor: Fortress island, time capsule and monument to wartime valor.

Dublin River Liffey Bridges Photoseries: Introductory article.

The Geometric Table - A unique example of hand-crafted furniture.

Review of Trevor Grimshaw Exhibition Shades of Grey.

Featured artist: Karen McBride - Rock Photographer with the X-Factor.

Review of 'Cities' exhibition Manchester & New York.

The Image of Manchester in the eyes of PR.

Royal Yacht for Dumplington, chilling winds EWM Vol 1 Issue 52.

IRB bomb scares, Messiah Eric Cantona, 5 dead in Crumpsall EWM97 Wk16.

Tatton confrontations, MUFC Dortmund, Hale-Bopp comet EWM97 Wk15.

Wilmslow IRA bombs, tree protesters camp near airport EWM Volume 1 issue 11.

St Patrick's Day, Red Nose Day, Coronation St humiliation EWM Vol 1 Issue 9.

North West Trains, Louise Woodward, meteorite Little Lever EWM Vol 1 Issue 8.

Runway protesters, plans for Lowry arts centre, rainy week EWM Vol 1 Issue 7.

Steve Bennett, Virgin Rail, St Bedes, windy weather EWM Vol 1 Issue 6.

Chinatown, Curry Mile, Liam Gallagher, Steve Bennett EWM Vol 1 Issue 5.

Myra Hindley Virgin Trains, crime stories EWM Vol 1 Issue 4.

Noel Gallagher on drugs, education, tree dwellers EWM Vol 1 Issue 3 .

Crime Gallagher brothers drizzly weather in Manchester | EWM Vol 1 Issue 2.

EWM 1 - Manchester Airport runway approval and other stories from January 1997.

From Eyewitness in Manchester to Eyewitness Manchester Liverpool NW.

Crime potato rations Ringway Airport flooding: News from Manchester 1947.

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