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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Signs of spring

I think spring must be my favourite season. I love it when I can see signs of growth and colour again, when daffodils stand proud and bright.

One of the areas I look forward to seeing in spring is The Crescent at Salford University with it's blossom and daffodil droves.

The beautiful terracotta Peel Building designed by Henry Lord in 1891.

The foyer of the Peel Building with what must be Pilkington's tiles.

There are controversal works happening along The Crescent. In an attempt to make the area more pedestrian friendly and celebrate some stunning architecture and heritage, traffic calming measures are underway. As you can imagine commuters using this avenue into Manchester are not pleased. As a local resident I'm looking forward to seeing the end result.

I went up to Yorkshire Sculpture Park recently. I needed some pollution free peace and quiet. It's such a great place to visit and go for an interesting walk. I was there during change over at some of the galleries. Here are a few photos from the day wrapped in white cloud - I'm not sure if the work is finished or not. I couldn't get closer as it wasn't open yet.

Work by Jaume Plensa.

Derek Wilson's elegant porcelain tea sets were featured in the shop.

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