A rare sunny spell in a sodden summer in England. Down to Deansgate Quay where this large red wheel is part of the mechanism at the old Grocers' Warehouse. Such water wheel machinery hauled the Lancashire coal which arrived on barges up to street level. It was then transported around the city to fuel the ongoing industrial revolution.
Behind this is a former congregational chapel, built in 1858 and later used as a recording studio by Pete Waterman (of Stock Aitken and Waterman fame). Some of his 1980s pop pap output was recorded here, including songs by Kylie Minogue.
Linking today to the Ruby Tuesday blog.