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March to December 2000

THE EUROPEAN MARKET on Albert Square was one of Manchester City Council's success stories this year. See also a selection of other pictures, including city centre night scenes, the new Commonwealth Games stadium under construction, some Ship Canal views, Whitworth St West, and that controversial Opium ad. Click to see first page and previous page.


A FABULOUS NEW VISITOR ATTRACTION has opened in the centre of Manchester - See why Eyewitness thinks it's great ...and rediscover the future of cinema 1932 and 2000 style...


KING STREET IN THE RAIN, captured at 4.10pm on Monday 27 November 2000. Click here to see more drizzly views of Manchester and decide whether or not you like the Albert Square Christmas tree...


A SUPERB MUSEUM with old trams, just an hour or so from Manchester: Where is it? See Heaton Park in the rain, and find out what has appeared on the site of the Rialto Cinema, on Bury New Road. Click here to see more...


FIND OUT WHAT WAS HAPPENING in Manchester during the week ending 24th of November 1950, exactly 50 years ago. The reports are illustrated with black and white photos of some of the locations mentioned. Click here...


TAKE A WALK ALONG MOSLEY STREET, and see some local views captured during the heavy rain of late October and early November 2000. Click here to see more...


'DADDY FOX' is the new feature film by Didsbury-based film-maker John McCormack. On Friday 27 October 2000, a number of scenes were filmed at Withington Hospital, with some very famous actors present. Click to see more...


HEAVY RAIN FELL on central Manchester on Monday 9th of October. There were rainbows in Burnage the previous day. See also the Manchester Aquatics Centre, an artist's view of the town hall, some unusual street lights in Liverpool, and more assorted images and articles from out and about. Click here to see more...


EYEWITNESS @ IN THE CITY - snapshots from the UK's music industry convention, held in Manchester 23-27 September 2000. And who's the singer that looks like the guy from Steps but sounds like Pavarotti? There are more famous faces from Manchester music, and which act is going to be the Manchester mega-star of 2002? Click here to find out more...


WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? I'm busy enhancing one of the photographs for Eyewitness in Manchester, of course. Look behind the scenes and find out how I get the images to look the way they do. This is my first Q&A 'techie' page, and it's coloured yellow to distinguish it from the normal pages. Click here to see more...


THE AMBASSADOR CINEMA, Langworthy Road Salford was in mid-2000 scheduled for demolition but in October it was saved. Many cinemas have sadly been lost but new ones are under construction. New films are also being made in and around Manchester - I'm involved with two of them... CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE...

A 163 YEAR OLD FORMER WIRE WORKS IN ANCOATS is being demolished after a fire. In this building, the first transatlantic cable was probably made. While frantic development goes on in and around Manchester, our industrial heritage is slowly being destroyed. Does anyone care? Click here to see more, plus other pictures taken out and about...


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WHY IS THE AMERICAN FLAG flying over the Town Hall? See also some amazing rainbows over St Peter Square, and other pictures of changing Manchester. Click here to see photos...


ANCOATS, THE MASONIC TEMPLE, COBDEN HOUSE CHAMBERS AND THE PLAZA CINEMA STOCKPORT, four fascinating locations I visited during the weekend of Heritage Open Days 16/17 September 2000. And who is this distinguished person? Click here to see more...

Distinguished person

WHY IS SPIDER IN CORFU? Making the feature film 'Daddy Fox', of course. Yours truly was commissioned to take the still photographs for this psycho-thriller set for release in 2001. - To see my Daddy Fox Corfu selection, click here! (or here for a printer-friendly version of the page). More photos from the second part of the shoot in October/November.


I CONCLUDE my night time walk around the seedier parts of city centre Manchester, begun in March of this year click here to see more...

Bridge under Exchange Station

Famous Italian city

AFTER INTER-RAILING AROUND EUROPE, inevitably comparisons are drawn between Manchester and continental cities - which one is this?


MANCHESTER is changing all the time - and not always for the better - new buildings are going up and old ones coming down. Join me on a walk around the city centre to see what's happening in August 2000. Is that building you used to know still there, or has it been demolished?

King Street

Manchester Airport

IT'S HOLIDAY TIME and people are flying out from Manchester Airport and departing on trains from Piccadilly - see these and other pictures in the
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MORE PHOTOS taken around Manchester, and further afield, in late July. What's the name of this church? It isn't Manchester Cathedral click here to see more...

Church tower

Influential people in Manchester

WHO ARE THESE TWO PEOPLE? They play a central role in Manchester life? I caught up with them at an invitation-only party in Manchester's fashionable Gay Village
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MORE PICTURES from Manchester, taken out and about, including the new Metrolink line to Eccles.... click here to see them...

 

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Higher Blackley view

More pictures taken out and about in Manchester and beyond. Here's the view from sunny Higher Blackley, taken on Tuesday 18 July 2000.
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Disused railway lineA FIVE MILE WALK along a disused railway line on a rainy Sunday in July. A good way of spending the day? FIND OUT HERE...

MORE PICTURES taken whilst out and about in Manchester and further afield. Is that the sun setting next to the Grand Mosque in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, or is it Strangeways Prison? CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PHOTOS...


OUT AND ABOUT in Manchester city centre, Wigan and Merseyside during the changeable weather of the May bank holiday weekend - here are the latest photos, uploaded the same day they were taken CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS...


THE LOWRY in Salford Quays is attracting more and more admirers, some of them water-borne as can be seen in this picture. Opinions are divided about the purple and orange colour scheme, however. CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES...


MORE PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN while out and about in Manchester, using the brand new Nikon Coolpix 990 digital camera. This was taken while out on an evening stroll. Can you identify this road? CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE...

Spring 2000 development update - See how the area around Deansgate is being transformed by new development. CLICK HERE TO SEE FEATURE


WHILE THE SUN SETS OVER THE NEWLY OPENED LOWRY, in Salford Quays, it's the end of the road for Piccadilly Gardens, in Manchester city centre... CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE...

SEE THE STRANGELY SHAPED tree trunk in Boggart Hole Clough - and the Bradford gas cylinder, in April 2000 being dismantled. All part of the constantly changing sights of Manchester. CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURE UPDATE...


EYEWITNESS IN MANCHESTER PICTURE UPDATE - click to see the latest pictures, including the Streets Ahead opening parade (right), Dovestone Reservoir, a panorama of east Manchester and a mini-review of a fascinating book of old photographs. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE...

DO YOU RECOGNISE THESE VIEWS, taken from an airliner on its final approach to Manchester Airport? Test your knowledge and see if you can put names to places. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE...

WELCOME TO MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE AT NIGHT on the last weekend before the clocks go forward - and the evenings suddenly get shorter. They say Manchester is the city with the best nightclub scene in Europe - but tonight I'm staying out on the centre streets and capturing the scenes around me... Click to read more...

ANCOATS: FIRST INDUSTRIAL SUBURB IN THE WORLD a name which conjures up many images - smoke, factories, grime, chimneys, "dark satanic mills", murky canals, red brick warehouses... but Ancoats, a place steeped in the past, looks to have a bright future. Click to read more...

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