Evolving Cityscapes

I paid a visit to Manchester and experienced something that I wouldn't have thought would spark my interest - city redevelopment. Specifically where the old original city is being built up around by newer, larger buildings and the difference between the designs gives quite a strong contrast. I also feel that trying to capture them in a style reminiscent of older 80's film seemed to quite suit what I was seeing. So, time for a new project and see where this takes me through the Evolving Cityscapes. Lots of images on these posts so you may have to keep scrolling down the page to get to the next outing, but hopefully you'll find it's worth it!

Outing 1 of 2
Manchester, 2023
The Spark...

Visiting Manchester is a must for those who want to experience the vibrant blend of the old and the new. The city is a treasure trove of history, with its charming older buildings and rich cultural heritage. Exploring the narrow streets and hidden alleyways, you'll be transported back in time to a bygone era. But Manchester is not just stuck in the past; it has also embraced modernity with its striking skyscrapers that dominate the skyline. These towering structures are a testament to the city's progress and serve as a stark contrast to the traditional architecture. From the historic pubs and markets to the sleek glass facades of the new buildings, Manchester offers a unique and captivating blend of old-world charm and contemporary marvels. Definitely one to get out and grab some shots with the camera so that's exactly what I did!

Outing 2 of 2
Rugby, 2023
History, veiled by modern retail frontages

Rugby town, located in Warwickshire, England, boasts a rich history that resonates in its present-day charm. This quaint town is renowned for being the birthplace of rugby football, a thrilling sport that has captivated millions worldwide. The town has evolved into a large retail area in the centre but the history is still there if you look close enough and past the modern frontages but there are a few little gems that are left and have fantastic character and amazing forms and shapes - perfect for photography!
The newer buildings mixed with the 60's and 70's brutalist concrete structures intermingled with late 1800's and early 1900's architecture was too good to miss.
Even the new M6 motorway services were amazingly photogenic - ideal for a few phone shots while we made a stop off on the way there!

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