Civil Justice Centre Manchester at night

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

Manchester Hacienda canvas special offer on ebay
Digital Photography Rules of the Road cover

Digital Photography Rules of the Road by Aidan O'Rourke

Digital Photography Rules of the Road is my new, almost completed photography manual. It's inspired by the Highway Code and aims to be quite tongue-in-cheek but very practical and informative. I'll be offering signed print copies of the manual on my photo walks from January 2015. There will be a 30% discount on the usual price of £11.40, so the price on the walk is £8.00. It will also be available as an e-book on Amazon Kindle and other platforms. If all goes to plan it will be ready in early January. It's possible to pre-order a signed print copy for yourself or for someone else. I will e-mail a letter of confirmation which can be presented as a gift. Just get in touch with me to arrange.

@AidanEywitness blog with words and photos

Save Library Walk from being ruined!
Posted at 23:06 on Sunday 14th December, 2014

Library Walk has always been one of my favourite locations in Manchester, a haven of peace from the hustle and bustle of the city, an architectural gem created in the empty space between the Central Library and the Town Hall Extension, both designed by E Vincent Harris in the 1930s. The Central Library is my […]

Demolished buildings in Manchester
Posted at 12:42 on Monday 8th December, 2014

When they’re gone they’re gone. Once a building is demolished that’s it, there is no visual collective memory it ever existed. Except in photographs or maybe films. Only photographs preserve the building with a good level of detail. Over the years, I’ve tried to capture buildings before they were demolished. I’ve not always got there […]

Liverpool’s magnificent attractions just a few steps from Lime St Station
Posted at 9:14 on Saturday 15th November, 2014

Liverpool has a breathtaking group of architectural attractions, and they are right next to each other, just opposite Lime Street Station. I’m talking about St George’s Hall, the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Central Library and the whole row of magnificent buildings on either side. In my opinion they are on a par with London in […]

The Old Fire Station, Manchester’s most magnificent disused building
Posted at 1:48 on Saturday 15th November, 2014

London Road Fire Station has to be Manchester’s most magnificent disused building. I pass it most days on the bus or coming out of Piccadilly Station. In my opinion, it’s a potent symbol of Manchester’s failure to make the best of its architectural heritage. Even in its run down state, it’s magnificent, so we can […]

Relieved that Liverpool libraries aren’t going to close
Posted at 12:31 on Wednesday 12th November, 2014

I’m relieved to read in the Liverpool Echo that libraries in Liverpool will be not be closing, thanks to a ‘solution’ mentioned by Mayor Joe Anderson. Liverpool Central Library is a fantastic building, a striking mixture of new and old. I often take my photo walk groups in there to see the Picton reading room […]

Mrs Gaskell’s House Manchester
Posted at 16:19 on Friday 7th November, 2014

The home of renowned author Elizabeth Gaskell reopened to the public on 5 October, 2014. The house is on Plymouth Grove, Chorlton-on-Medlock Manchester, and dates from around 1838. Mrs Gaskell lived there with her family until her death in 1865. Her husband and daughters continued in residence there for many years afterwards. I’ve driven past […]

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10.30pm-1.30pm, Sat 17 January
City Photo Walk Liverpool

2pm-5pm, Sun 18 January
City Photo Walk Manchester

10am-1pm, Sat 31 Jan
City Photo Walk Manchester

2pm-5pm, Sat 31 Jan
City Photo Walk Liverpool

10.30am-1.30pm, Thu 12 Feb
City Photo Walk Manchester

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