Mojo is a bar/club near to the burgeoning Spinningfields area in Manchester. It sits on the same block as the excellent Mulligans where live music is often enjoyed late on a Friday night and the Guinness tastes just that bit better than that served in neighbouring bars.
I have only been into Mojo once and all I remember is that the barman was very keen on me buying a Mohito cocktail.
Now, I am a man that enjoys a cocktail (espresso maritini being my current favourite), but the main ingredient of a Mohito really doesn’t agree with me, so I forever associate this place with a cocktail I really don’t like.
Nevertheless, here is a tree/bush growing atop the place. Taken by my most excellent partner in work and personal life, Kellie.
A big thank you to my excellent ex colleague, Chloe W; she kindly provided this lovely picture of nature slowly taking back the ruins of Penrith Castle.
Despite having visited this area hundreds of times, I haven’t ever been here so this was particularly nice to see.
For the purists out there, this is actually in the West Riding of Yorkshire, but that’s for another day.
This is the abandoned Bailey Mill in Delph, most of which was recently lost in an enormous fire.
Anyway, I do have pictures of the not there any more bit but took them about 12 months ago so thought I’d put this one here. I think they are going to build flats or houses or something here so it won’t be around for much longer.
This wonderful example was caught by my ex colleague and generally awesome individual, James Wetherall, owner, director and big cheese of the excellent Wetherall’s.
I’m not sure where it was taken in Amsterdam and I have a sneaking suspicion it is meant to be there, but it is such a good tree I couldn’t pass the opportunity by to post it.
There are a few of these murals in Manchester and I think they really cheer the place up. Many of the buildings here are great examples of 19th century architecture. This area, incidentally, is often used for filming – the latest example being Captain America.
Not an entreaty to undertake a decidedly odd and ultimately fruitless task (pun not intended), but a sighting of some amazing examples in Poland.
Provided by the most excellent Enda, whose company I was privileged to keep one evening in Galway along with my brother, Andrew, sister in law Georganne and Enda’s girlfriend.
He says: “you will notice the chimney tower, but if you zoom into the rooftops of the abandoned factory buildings you can see bloody forests growing on some! its a surreal sight.”
A big “thank you” to Enda and I wish him the best of success with his site via the pages of this blog 🙂
This viaduct – a listed building – carries trains along the line over the pennines between Yorkshire and Manchester. It is a lovely journey to take and the brief run between Marsden and Greenfield is well worth a go; it takes in the fascinating standedge tunnel, (pronounced “stannige” with excellent views and nice pubs at both ends (although, truth be told some pubs in Marsden are a bit strange if you ask me no offence intended).
Anyway, there are quite a few trees growing out of the side of the viaduct, which surely can’t be a good thing for the structure – even if the upside is some great shots for this site.