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"To Gloucester. I enclose a sponge. Love, Joe"
Quite a contrast between modern and historical.
Ah, the Beetham Tower - that tombstone for what was once one of the most vibrant & exciting places to live in Europe. Tell me you're there for the Big Bang & not that cretinous moneypit of an ant-smoking fest they just did.
I do like that building.
I've only been to Manchester once, and that was for all of about 3 hours!
I've never been into the town hall - must do it sometime!
As for the Hilton - not sure about that at all.
That's the first time I've been that far into Manchester, shortly to be followed by the second as I'm back there tomorrow.
The town hall looked impressive, it reminded me a bit of teh drive round past the Houses of Parliament. The Hilton on the other hand made me shudder, there's no way you'd get me staying in one of the top rooms there, it's just not wide enough!!
Hildegard - Not sure about the ant-smoking fest thing, but yes I was there in preparation for Big Bang. How did you come across it? I'd never heard of it until a couple of months back.
That's a relief - Manchester have a professional non-smoker on their Council who postively foams for such events, & a more aching pain in the rectum you're unlikely to find outside a colonoscopy clinic.
Can't recall how I heard of BB, it's been awhile. Maybe Radio 4 or Bad Science, or the Pod Delusion - something geeky...
BTW, if you like a trad' pub, the Peveril of the Peak & the Briton's Protection are both heritage-class gems & are both within 5mins walk of the venue. Amazing survivals amid all the regen.
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