I love to explore new cities. And finally I got out of London and headed North to explore Manchester a few hours. I think I kind of fell for you…
On my way to Lake District in Cumbria I came in and left from Manchester. I made sure to have a few hours available to explore on my way back to Norway and hit the streets on this spring day.
We came in on a Sunday and headed straight for the shops downtown. Did our business and went for lunch at the Northern Quarter. Manchesters hippie area and lucky for us they have a Sunday market there too.
The Northern quarter of Manchester is vibrant, creative and the heart of the urban. You will find the many independent fashion and designer stores here and if you are looking for something like nothing else you may have come to the right place. This old industrial area are yet again raising and becoming very popular and a destination on it´s own.
I spent some time here alone walking the streets up and down looking for it´s street art. And found so many I could put it in a book. For some reason I love Street art. I find it hip, cool and very intriguing and I am in awe of some of these stunning pieces. Some state politics statements and some are just pure art.
Hope to make it back some time soon to explore even more of this great City. Next time skip London and head for Manchester and explore something new.