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Manchester: A City In Lockdown (Part 2)

In May 2020 I decided to photograph Manchester during lockdown to capture a moment in history. Little did I know then that we would be stuck in lockdown in 2021 too….

This time around, however, there’s a much bigger glimmer of hope (hoorah) as the vaccine is being rolled out fast and June’s promise of some normality is edging ever closer. So, not one to like missing out, I decided to take one last look at the city in unfamiliar silence before life resumes.…here’s hoping there’s not a Part 3!

The photos that follow were taken by me on Monday 01 March 2021 and same as before – they speak for themselves…

Yes, we do!
Merchants Pedestrian Bridge – minus the pedestrians
Deansgate – not a car in sight
Sleepy Exchange Square
Closed: The Old Wellington
Castlefield
Stone Street (or Stoner Street)
Science and Industry Museum – no visitors
St Ann’s Square
New Cathedral Street – all shops closed
Sinclairs Oyster Bar, minus the crowds
Empty beer gardens, no punters
Spinningfields closed for business
The Great Northern Warehouse – not a soul in sight
Castlefield canals
Castlefield
Restaurants have been shut since November!
St Ann’s Square
“Soon”
This lockdown has taken its toll
Yes, keep smiling
The Northern Quarter
“Our Plague Dear”
Boris Johnson “art”
Andy Burnham “art”
“Loading only”
The Printworks
Cathedral Gates
Thank you…
Exchange Square
Deansgate
The Northern Quarter
Spinningfields
Faraday Street
Wholesale Fish Market – doors closed
Emmeline Pankhurst
Deansgate – missing traffic
Deansgate – missing shoppers
Manchester Central Library
The Northern Quarter
The Northern Quarter
The Northern Quarter
The Northern Quarter
Royal Exchange Theatre – minus the shows
Deansgate
Castlefield
Spinningfields
….yes they do

Well done for making it to the end! Hope you liked them.

If you did, you might also like my other Manchester photos and blogs:

Manchester in Lockdown (Part 1)

Manchester: Why We’re Mad For It!

Manchester Pride

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