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Mr Nude



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exploring old and lovely buildings is what life's all about. If I end up moving to Bath this year I hope to do a lot of that!

Have they done anything about the eyesore that is the Arndale Centre yet? Given it a lick of paint or anything?
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Flip



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

>Have they done anything about the eyesore that is the Arndale Centre
>yet? Given it a lick of paint or anything?

Terrorists took care of a bit of it, with the rest being half done up, in a fashion. I had to meet someone in Arndale Tower a few months back, and it still looked a bit dodgy (even though I only saw that little bit).

The old Corn Exchange, Printworks etc are stunning now though..
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the Printworks is very striking. And the cinema screens are massive. And loads of leg room too. Aah.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still think York is one of the most beautiful places in England. *nod* Getting a bit small for me now, though.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've only ever passed through York on the National Express, but it impressed me a lot through the windows!

There are many lovely places in England when you think about it...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coupe wrote:
You have to take a walk about in the early evening of a weekday. You notice everything. Ummmm... Manchester by night! I love walking through Albert Square, through round the back of the Central Library. Round that little swervy path between the Library and the info centre-y thing. The path follows the shape of the round Central library and the buildings are very tall either side. 'Tis lovely. I lvoe Manchester.

Oooh. Your love of the place and the architecture made me think of the university I attended.
To people in the UK and Europe this building is no great shakes, but to us, it's a national landmark.


It's the tallest academic building in the world officially named:
'The Cathedral of Learning.'
..or 'The Tower of Ignorance' if you're a cynical student.

Three movies were filmed on this campus; each fairly well-known.
Silence of the Lambs, Flashdance and Wonder Boys.
Hmm. Just noticed on IMDb that in Silence of the Lambs, George Romero made a cameo appearance. A bit of hometown homage to the man that created Night of the Living Dead.

What was this thread about? Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flip wrote:
The old Corn Exchange, Printworks etc are stunning now though..


The Corn Exchange was much nicer before the bomb and The Printworks is the biggest pile of s**t I've ever had the misfortune of going in. Fake American style shoddy piece of plasticy crap. It's right up there on my places to hate alongside the abomination that is The Trafford Centre. Blee!

Mr Nude wrote:
There are many lovely places in England when you think about it...


Couldn't agree more. England is very very beautiful and then they go and build crappy things like those mentioned above. It makes me very sad.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Elmo"]
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Yes, I was very wary of Big Bird as a kid, and the theme tune was spooky.


Awwww, bless Smile
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Mr Nude



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rowan Morrison wrote:
Couldn't agree more. England is very very beautiful and then they go and build crappy things like those mentioned above. It makes me very sad.


Ah, I dunno. I think there's room for the lovely old style buildings and stuff, plus the modern, flashy spangly ones. And as far as spangly ones go, I thought the Printworks was quite well done!
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Coupe



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rowan Morrison wrote:
Flip wrote:
The old Corn Exchange, Printworks etc are stunning now though..


The Corn Exchange was much nicer before the bomb and The Printworks is the biggest pile of s**t I've ever had the misfortune of going in. Fake American style shoddy piece of plasticy crap. It's right up there on my places to hate alongside the abomination that is The Trafford Centre. Blee!


Yes Yes <--- furious nodding. Glad someone said it!! The only nice part of Corn Exchange now is the old entrance at the back on Cathedral Street where the old doors are with 'Corn and Produce Exchange' on the wall. Lovely. Printworks is pissy wanky scally twaty business.

Rowan The Knowledgable wrote:


Couldn't agree more. England is very very beautiful and then they go and build crappy things like those mentioned above. It makes me very sad.


Yes Yes Again, yes yes indeed.

And yes they are doing something with the Arndale. They're finally taking all those hideous yellow toilet-room tiles off the outside. And they've knocked everything the other side of Cannon Street down and they're turning it all into a nice (to be confirmed) new shopping street. Which is kinda a pain in the arse cos they've moved all the buses here there and everywhere now. Twatty twats. But at least it won't smell of piss anymore. Not for a few days after it opens anyway.
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Elmo



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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the abomination that is The Trafford Centre. Blee!


The trafford Centre is pretty ugly but I go a fair bit, tho I only go in two shops, H&M and HMV. I always thought the designer was obsessed with nipples judging by the numerous pointed domes on the roof.

I HATE Peel Holdings... I detest them, a bunch of greedy business people who got lucky and bought strips of green belt (in my opinion) land all down the length of the Manchester Ship from the Manchester Ship Canal Company when they were broke and needed cash (a complete guess but it's probably true). I guess it's them who want to build the new Salford Reds rugby stadium within earshot of my house - bunts.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

>I always thought the designer was obsessed with nipples judging by the
>numerous pointed domes on the roof.

I think this says more about you, as opposed to the architect. The Trafford Centre is great! I love it!

The new Corn Exchange thing is great too.. It's lovely outside and inside... and the Printworks is very clean and good for a pint.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like my town. It has no buildings.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks like DĂșn Laoighre gone wrong.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it's the English Riviera as opposed to the Irish Riviera.

Of course it's worse.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolute Power wrote:
Of course it's worse.


I can't quite imagine that.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not a bad place. The Divine Comedy did in fact 'perform' on one of the bits of grass in that photo in 1997. Radio 1 Roadshows eh. Couldn't quite believe DC were in my home town though, quite surreal.

Setlist was Something For The Weekend and Everybody Knows.

Not quite the Barfly but it was a start.
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Coupe



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flip wrote:
The Trafford Centre is great! I love it!


Shocked Tsk. Amd Elmo - there are H&M's and HMV's in Manchester city centre, you don't have to go to that god awful place just for them!

Phil - you're a poncey bastard.
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Mr Nude



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolute Power wrote:
I like my town. It has no buildings.


We do live in the same town.

TDC were at the roadshow in '97? Curses. I was there but had no interest at the time and spent the day playing in the bushes instead.
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Elmo



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Elmo - there are H&M's and HMV's in Manchester city centre, you don't have to go to that god awful place just for them!


I'm just a lazy convenience-seeker, it's 7 minutes from home, city centre is 20. And it's free parking. There's an imposing gothic ex-nunnery on the way if I go the long way (9 minutes).
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Nude wrote:
Absolute Power wrote:
I like my town. It has no buildings.


We do live in the same town.

TDC were at the roadshow in '97? Curses. I was there but had no interest at the time and spent the day playing in the bushes instead.


Oi. I'm the only Divine Comedy fan in this town.

Might make sense if anyone watches 'Little Britain'.

It wasn't the most exciting 'gig', can't remember who else was on. Maybe PJ and Duncan. Or it might have been Boyz II Men. I think Let Loose were the warm up act. Simon Mayo presented.

I'm afraid I don't have any MP3s, I'm sure you're all gutted. To recreate my experience of being at the Radio 1 Roadshow in Torquay in 1997, sit on some grass for about four hours, blow a whistle and drink warm Vodka from a Panda Cola bottle. Then nurse your sunburn and wish you had a larger willy.
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