This great building, located in the Deansgate area of Manchester, is an old disused textiles mill. I was first drawn to it because someone has taken it upon themselves to paint some of it purple and open – at least, I think it’s still open – a bar of some kind.
I took this photograph using a combination of my 55 – 200mm lens, Polaroid fish -eye lens, 10x macro lens and a UV filter. I love the way that zooming out means you can see the inside of one of the lenses.
Oh and before you say anything, yes, I love it when I get lens flare in my photography, I don’t know how anyone can think it looks bad on stuff like this!
If I could live in any kind of building I wanted to in the future I would pick somewhere like this hands down. There’s something about old factory buildings in the north that makes me far too happy for me to be considered normal.
I’ll be sat on my direct train back to Hull some weekends and I will never get tired of looking out at the vast amount of old industrial/mining towns that pass by the window.
Manchester is great for these kinds of buildings. It’s great how easily you can just turn down a corner away from the city centre and come across great structures like this one. I’d pick this building over a shiny glass-walled flat on the Quays any day of the week!