I took a weekend in Manchester to visit a friend J.Sol, an artist I meet already a while ago in India. As he is living outside of the city in Preston, I basically had only 1 day to visit Manchester.
V Manchester sem se odpravila na obisk prijatelja z imenom J.Sol, umetnik s katerim sva se spoznala v Indiji že dolgo nazaj. Ker živi zunaj mesta v Prestonu, sem imela v bistvu le en dan za obisk Manchestra.
My day in Manchester will definitely be remembered by rain, loads of rain! Maybe it should not come as such a surprise as rain in UK is quite common 🙂
Moj dan v Manchestru mi bo vsekakor ostal v spominu po ogromnih količinah dežja! Morda ne bi smela biti tako presenečena, saj je dež v Združenem Kraljestvu precej pogosto 🙂
Walking around you can see the widespread use of red brick which characterises the city. Besides it’s architecture, Manchester is also well known for being a city of sport however, it is also a big university city- it has the largest student population of any city in Europe. As a fun fact let me tell you that The University of Manchester boasts 25 Nobel prize winners.
Ko hodite po okoli, lahko vidite široko uporabo rdeče opeke, ki je tipična za to mesto. Poleg svoje arhitekture je Manchester znan tudi po tem, da je mesto športa (4 močne ekipe so tukaj doma)) in veliko univerzitetno mesto – ima največjo študentsko populacijo v katerem koli mestu v Evropi. Kot zabavno dejstvo naj vam povem, da se Univerza v Manchestru ponaša s 25 Nobelovimi nagrajenci.
City public library
The city houses the very first free public library that opened in Manchester in 1653. Housed in a building built in 1421, Chetham’s is the oldest public library in the English speaking world. You can also find free Wi-Fi in the library and spend some time just drinking a coffee or reading a newspaper. It is a very calm and interesting place if you are looking for some peace and quiet time with no rain.
For shopping enthusiast I definitely recommend to visit Manchester Arndale, a huge shopping area in the middle of the city. I’m not really a shopping person so I went there just for it’s food court. It has a big area of cheap buffets that is definitely worth a visit if you are on a tight budget or just want a quick snack.
Afflecks is an emporium of eclecticism, a totem of indie commerce, indoor market in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Is a quarter where you can find practically anything- a real rabbit’s warren with something to look at everywhere you turn. Really good for vintage clothes, fancy dress and artwork. You can get a henna or a haircut as well. It is a shopping place but I could easily spend there all day just looking at the products.
Manchester Art Gallery
Most important information: free entrance and free Wi-Fi! They mostly do not have a permanent exhibition however they are famous for 19th century British paintings. The galleries are dynamic changing spaces with works occasionally moved for loans or conservation or to refresh displays. They mix works from historic collections with the best international contemporary art.
What I have found very funny and I can’t explain are the trams. The entrance to the tram is very high and the stations are elevated. After a huge research and not a clear answer found, it seems that they use old railway tracks and those had high floor platforms. The trams were designed to fit those high platforms so the tram has the doors really high. In case anyone knows more please comment below.
Kar sem mi je zdelo zelo smešno in ne morem razložiti so tramvaji. Vhod v tramvaj je zelo visok in postaje povišane. Po obsežni raziskavi in ne tako jasnem odgovoru se zdi, da uporabljajo stare železniške proge za tram zato imajo postaje visoke ploščadi. Tramvaji so bili zasnovani tako, da ustrezajo tem visokim postajam in zato so vrata zelo visoko. Če kdo slučajno ve več o tem, prosim komentirajte spodaj.
High train stations and doors to enter in the tram