Two canals, a river network that runs up northern tributaries to Lancashire, and south towards Cheshire
These canals and rivers meet up near the old dock at Salford Quays, formerly “Manchester Docks”, I walk that way when I either head for the tram bound for Eccles or when i’m on duty at the Northern Branch of the Imperial War Museum
The Canal itself leads on through Manchester and other parts of the county.
The opportunities by the waterside have seen the waterways cleaned up and provide leisure for people all year round. Narrow boats are a regular sight on the canal network, and moorings line the route all the way to the point where the Irwell and Mersey meet
Opposite the Canal Basin at Castlefield lie the Forum where open air events take place, The Museum of Science and Industry, with its Engines, Cars, and Aeroplanes and the Roman Wall, where the Roman Fort remains are in situ.
theres one side of my bedroom that has become my own private gallery.
mickey mouse meets mountainous hills
one wall, contains a print of a local salford artist, joe Coffey…the connection tween the artist and myself ? We went to school together. I went to one of his shows at the community art gallery in Langworthy…a short distance from where I live . We had a brief reunion whilst I saw his works and I picked up a signed print to help an old mate out.
the pic … tranquility…. is of the irwell and one of the green areas (possibly peel park) that it runs alongside
i picked up the next pic as I picked up some bedroom shelves in Warrington. It’s a print of a Walt Disney cartoon…black and white…vanilla washed….mickey mouse and his dog Pluto, it raises a smile when friends come round.
The third pic…isn’t really a pic…it’s a mirror…but it’s embossed with a favourite character of mine…that bouncy friend of Winnie the Pooh…Tigger….I look at him as my reflection comes back….art with a dual purpose.
a picture of a mountain side by the artist c.todd overlooks the place I’m currently writing at. And this is a real painting. I picked it up from a craft fair in one of the local towns, and is of a mountainside, could be the Lake District, could be the peaks…could even be Japan..i like the colours that run through it