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photoblog image Miles Platting.

Miles Platting.

No not Wales but one from Miles Platting, another top area of Manchester, not that Wales is a top area of manchester....er...its late...... Lovely bit of tin in the land of razor wire and steel shutters. This is close to where they were going to build the Super Casino...no problem with undesirables or security  there then. Doubtless the land has already been penciled in for a Retail developement, usual routine, place a large, faceless aluminium shed in the centre of a lot of tarmac and fill it with stuff from China...its a winning formula....

Miles Platting.

No not Wales but one from Miles Platting, another top area of Manchester, not that Wales is a top area of manchester....er...its late...... Lovely bit of tin in the land of razor wire and steel shutters. This is close to where they were going to build the Super Casino...no problem with undesirables or security  there then. Doubtless the land has already been penciled in for a Retail developement, usual routine, place a large, faceless aluminium shed in the centre of a lot of tarmac and fill it with stuff from China...its a winning formula....

comments (12)

I like the symmetry and the combination of a monotone image but with added colour from the bricks.
Whats the stuff on the barbed wire though? Yuk!
David Johnson: I think you'll find thats the remnants of the locals hopes and dreams of a better life.
I really like this shot. Love the contrast between the different elements. (Agree wholeheartedly with your mini-rant, too!)
David Johnson: Yes Ros, almost mounted the soapbox there.
You are painting a lose/lose/lose situation here. This a casino or B&Q. Enjoy Wales. I like the elements of old brick and modern roof.
David Johnson: And I paint with a broad brush Bill! Whatever they stick up will be of the instant impact/long term dross kind, its sad really.
It's come to something when all our hopes of regeneration are pinned on a Supercasinso. Mancunians ought to be pleased they didn't get the bloody thing!

There's something sci-fi brutal about that that tin shed. Perhaps something of Soylent Green awfulness goes on in there.
David Johnson: Its the kind of area where no one would question dubious goings on Ian, theres a lot of this old and new counterpoint going on as Manchester lifts up its hemline, suppose all old big Cities are looking the same.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 29 Oct 2007, 16:00
This is a good find. You do get around smile I have been looking for things like this in Houston, but the city is cleaning itself up at an alarming rate, and grunge beauties like this one are disappearing fast.
David Johnson: Get around ,indeed, have a month of travelling all over Greater Manchester for the whole of November in the name of health and safety. Manchester has many untouched Victorian architectural artifacts that need recording.
I like the contrast between the shiny new building and the neglected remnants of what was there before. Great sky as usual.
A really powerful shot.
Ingrid
David Johnson: This area is feeling the full force of the regeneration machine, Ancoats becomes 'New Islington' social housing rubs up alongside bijou waterside apartments, old and new, which for me is great, for the locals, another matter.
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Oct 2007, 19:18
gotta love the futuristic tones...
David Johnson: New Islington is just a brick throw away, hurrah for the suppression of the masses in their social housing, lets build huge Towers so we can Lord it over them....there will be trouble ahead....as the song goes.
  • Les Auld
  • Southport in the rain
  • 29 Oct 2007, 21:00
Old brick and new(ish) tin with razor wire in-between, I suppose it does say something about modern day Miles Platting, it's many years since I last saw the place.
David Johnson: This was on the Flickr meet and I 'advised' my group that now would be an opportune time to stow any camera gear as a removal of temptation for the feral gangs roaming around, Miles platting.....it has character!
It is my belief that razor wire was invented to collect airborn plastic bags!

Very post apocalypse!
David Johnson: It does a darn good job as well! Miles Platting..its the end of the world as we know it...a sung by some beat combo.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Oct 2007, 23:28
Great shot David, you manage to make the truly dreadful look almost beguilling. The razor wire and wall prevent our modernist dreams taking hold.

Bring back broken bottles in a lump of cement!
David Johnson: Bet the people perusing New Islington...who thought of that....just 400m down the road, didn't get this kind of image in the brochure.Gated communities and local social housing wil cause friction...I see trouble..ahead as OCS once sang(lines from songs feature heavily in todays replies...I don't know why)
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 30 Oct 2007, 13:21
great framing. its a bit like a le corbusier chair cept a bit more uncomfortable.
  • BeakerSt
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Oct 2007, 19:49
Really like the composition, great choice of subject.
David Johnson: Have to say that there wasn't much else in Miles Platting to play around with.

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