Wednesday, July 29, 2009

ABC Wednesday - B is for Belle Vue, Manchester


This is the busy A57 Hyde Road into Manchester at Belle Vue. In the distance is the spire of Brookfield Church. Just across the road is the sign for Belle Vue Station.


Here is the footpath that leads down from the road to the platform.


Looking back at the bridge carrying the A57 over the railway line. The train is travelling between Manchester and New Mills in Derbyshire.


This is the platform on the other side of the line.

The first time I ever alighted at Belle Vue station was more than 50 years ago. The special steam train had travelled all the way from West Yorkshire. Our destination was Belle Vue Zoo which opened in 1837 and closed in 1977.

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13 comments:

  1. Thank you for the Belle Vue - you even have Belle weather.

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  2. An interesting sight, but not perhaps a pretty sight.

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  3. I like the clouds and blue sky in the top picture.

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  4. I always enjoy seeing your shots of areas around your country. Nice shots today! :D

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  5. Belle Vue is a belle vue. We also have Belle Vue but in Malmoe. Here I have a belle vue :)

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  6. the train is the only civilized form of mass transit, imho

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  7. I have actually been to Belle Vue many years ago, but on much wetter days Always thought it was as strange name for a Northern town.

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  8. Nice B. And tour. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Ah ... that's where I've heard of Belle Vue! The zoo!

    Do people go there by train?

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  10. So nice to see your trains.
    We have none in my city...not even street cars! Buses are our mass transport...not charming at all!
    Sherry

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  11. We have a Belle Vue in Middlesbrough! Wonder how many more there are?

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