Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Ruby Tuesday, Grocers' Warehouse


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.

20 comments:

  1. Thought it was a gear. This looks very similar to the gears used to raise local draw bridges.

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  2. Very well preserved.
    The church tower behind is very unenglish innit?

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  3. Very nice perspective - it's hard to make a shot of a gear interesting, but you've done it here.

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  4. Awesome composition in this picture Chrissy, you are so talented.The intensive red is beautiful and I also love the tower!
    Léia

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  5. What a sky! And interesting pop fact too - I didn't realise Pete Waterman recorded in Manchester.

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  6. Yes, agree. Love your composition here.

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  7. What could get more ruby than this?

    My entries:
    Moms... Check nyo
    Yummy-as-can-be

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  8. Great find for Ruby Tuesday.

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  9. I love the frame you have given to this picture.

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  10. This is a great perspective! love the history you included.

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  11. Awesome! Really nice shot Chrissy.

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  12. What a big red wheel ! I see blue sky ! that's a rare view, in Belgium it's the same like in England, sigh !

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  13. fantastic shot
    I love your perspective

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  14. Great angle on this one Chrissy, nice piece of industrial history too.

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  15. Impressive colour indeed. A great mean to measure time and life. Please have a good Wednesday.

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  16. That is such a bright pop of red! Love the angle you used, not to mention the sight of actual blue skies.

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  17. Awesome! Great shot:)

    Visiting for Ruby Tuesday 2- hope you can stop by..

    http://www.mommys4seasonsjourney.com/2012/07/trespassers-warning.html

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