Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Long boat on Stevenson Square
Stevenson Square street art. This interesting boat and church has since been painted over with another piece of street art (which I will share on another day), but it makes me even more pleased I snapped it when I did, back in the spring!
Manchester City Council gives some formal background on the area: The Stevenson Square conservation area was once the site of the so-called 'daub holes', where mud for the construction of wattle and daub walls was extracted from the ground. In the mid-18th century, the land lying between Ancoats Lane and the old daub holes was owned by Sir Ashton Lever. Conceding to the pressure of property developers, Lever eventually sold the land to William Stevenson. In his turn, Stevenson sold the land on, piecemeal, to entrepreneurs, many of whose names are commemorated in the local street names. www.manchester.gov.uk
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This is wonderful.ReplyDelete
Why would someone paint over that? It's fantastic!ReplyDelete
It is awesome Chrissy!ReplyDelete
Such a shame it's been painted over Chrissy, it's pretty cool. Looking forward to seeing what's there now!ReplyDelete
The wedding was really fantastic, not traditional at all, but very warm and humorous.
A clever capture!I like a lot this kind of street art, it's beautiful!ReplyDelete
Nice piece of art showing earlier industrial history too.ReplyDelete
What a great picture, glad you captured it for posterity (and CDP!) Chrissy.ReplyDelete
Shame it's gone. Great pic. The Northern Quarter is a great place to go if you want to track down street art. Narrow streets = more wall space, I suppose. The area also has quite a few art shops I thinkReplyDelete
O wow - sorry to have missed this one - much nicer than the new "bubbles" one - glad you captured it and reminded us again about it.ReplyDelete