Wednesday, 30 September 2015

ABC Wednesday :"L" is for Lenin Square ( #StPetersburg ) & lady of fabric ( #Manchester )

ABC Wednesday lurches to letter "L" this week. Continuing my (somewhat unfair) comparisons between the twin cities of St Petersburg and Manchester in September, we have Lenin Square, a mighty plaza commemorating the Finland Railway station where Lenin arrived to lead the 1917 revolution, and back in Manchester outside Alberton House (built 1973) on St Mary Parsonage, the futuristic Fabric of Manchester statue by Clare Biggar. 

An IRA bomb exploded here in 1992 (no not the more famous 1996 one). It's built on site of the first Municipal Gas Works - the first location in the world to sell gas to the public. 


  1. Wonderful photo's...... Lenin stood in our town in 2012 for a while, (The Netherlands - Assen) with an exhibition...

    Have a nice ABC-week / day
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  2. I'll take the Clare Biggar sculpture over Lenin any day Chrissy :)

  3. The Clare Biggar statue works much better... very artistic.

    Vladimir looks in statues like he looked in life- continuously irritated.

  4. This statue is absolutely fantastic! I have never seen such an elegant statue!
    Have a great week.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

  5. What a fascinating sculpture! I really LOVE it.

    abcw team

  6. It took me a bit to realize that the Lady of Fabric was not in Lenin Square, so I've put my astonished face away. lol.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder


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