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

New fiction and non-fiction by Aidan O'Rourke

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Stargirl of the Edge
An Anglo-Chinese coming of age story set in Cheshire. 113,000 words, 68 chapters. Aims to entertain, educate, and present the local area to a world audience. Serialised on Wattpad. For release on Amazon Kindle later. Click to read Chapter One 'Arrival / Dao Lai'.
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Digital Photography Rules of the Road
A practical no-nonsense photography manual inspired by the Highway Code. In sections with bullet points, commentary, symboles and diagrams. First edition to be released on Amazon Kindle. Sample section in preparation.

@AidanEywitness blog with words and photos

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 […]

My new Eyewitness newspaper feature introductory words and photos
Posted at 13:20 on Thursday 6th November, 2014

My weekly Eyewitness column with words and photographs began on 23 October 2014. I was very pleased to have been invited to produce the content by editors at the MEN.  Here’s the wording for an introductory feature which I decided not to submit. I’ve decided to re-activate this blog by presenting it here, and I’ll […]

Library Walk and Cornerhouse, the campaigns that made me return to Eyewitness

Posted at 21:48 on Thursday 14th August, 2014

I produced my old website Eyewitness in Manchester from 1997 to 2005 and major part of it was campaigning. I protested against Manchester City Council’s disastrous changes to Piccadilly, as well as several other projects. Since then I have become very disillusioned with how Manchester has developed for many reasons. Family involvements took me back […]

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City Photo Walk Manchester

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City Photo Walk Liverpool

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