Thursday, 22 December 2011
Town Hall treet
There are so many Christmas trees on public display. Those in the shop fronts are there purely to grab your attention and your money and seem to me to be both insincere and soulless. Other trees, in churches, in art galleries and this one amidst the grandeur of the Town Hall, seem more genuine and embody the spirit of the season.
This photo shows how you can escape the bustle outside and step into the Town Hall, stepping back in time to the 19th century. Enjoy high tea from the refinement of these vintage armchairs, which make up a seating area for the Sculpture Hall Cafe: http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/100004/the_council_and_democracy/4579/eating_at_the_town_hall/1
For a speedy tour of some of the markets, and a run through the Town Hall and up its Clock Tower, check out this 2 minute fun video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2xhOFAJCIA and the mechanism of the clock at: