Tuesday, February 11, 2014

ABC Wednesday: E is for
Exchange Square, Manchester

Exchange Square square was created after the IRA 1996 Manchester bombing. The reconstruction included the structural relocation of two pubs to make room for the new Marks & Spencer store. Today the square is a major shopping area including a branch of Selfridges, New Cathedral Street, The Triangle shopping centre and an entrance to the Manchester Arndale, the most-visited shopping centre in the United Kingdom.

The entrance to the Arndale Centre is on the left while on the right is Selfridge's. In the foreground is a water feature.

A notice on the wall reads:
In The Interest Of Safety
Please Refrain From Climbing
On The Water Feature
Do Not Drink The Water

A contribution to Our World Tuesday,
Outdoor Wednesday
and ABC Wednesday.


  1. That ENTRANCE is interesting.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. I visited Manchester in November 1999 and and seem to remember lots of fenced in areas. Glad it became something nice and modern.

  3. One city I'd still like to visit some day. Looks lovely,

    abcw team

  4. Lots to see in your world of photos for OWT ~ thanks, ^_^

    carol and artmusedog

  5. i would definitely walk on the water feature - I wouldn't climb on it or drink the water though :)

  6. Very nice. I was in Manchester for the Manchester-Crystal Palace Game in September but we didn't get a chance to visit anything that day but the stadium...

  7. The water feature is too tempting to walk on! I probably would do the same thing... :D

  8. Those are some beautiful photos.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

  9. Beautiful area! Love the ingenious water feature:) Don't know though if the creator of it had foreseen people walking on it?