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Minton tiles at St George’s Hall in Liverpool

“It felt wrong to walk on these tiles, such is their beauty and delicacy.” The Minton tiles, St George’s Hall, Liverpool

Aug 23, 2018 Comments Off on “It felt wrong to walk on these tiles, such is their beauty and delicacy.” The Minton tiles, St George’s Hall, Liverpool

The window of opportunity is slender. I’m usually on holiday or working, but this year I got lucky.

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Book Review – The British Mosque: an architectural and social history by Shahed Saleem

Mar 26, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review – The British Mosque: an architectural and social history by Shahed Saleem

In the North of England, the chances are you’re closer to a mosque than you think.

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Book Review: Sir Edwin Lutyens – The Arts and Crafts Master by David Cole

Mar 19, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review: Sir Edwin Lutyens – The Arts and Crafts Master by David Cole

Sir Edwin Lutyens – The Arts and Crafts House is a new take on the legacy and astonishing beauty of Lutyens’ design and architecture by author David Cole.

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Mackie Mayor, Manchester

Review: Mackie Mayor, Manchester

Jan 18, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Mackie Mayor, Manchester

It’s bloody hard to find Mackie Mayor.

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Manchester Town Hall by Drew Wilby

Photo Gallery: Manchester Town Hall Open Day

Jan 15, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Manchester Town Hall Open Day

Northern Soul photographer, Drew Wilby, heads to Manchester’s iconic Town Hall building ahead of its temporary closure for work to safeguard, repair and partially restore it.

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Mann Island & RIBA North designed by Matt Brook of Broadway Malyan ©Paul McMullin (5)

Architecture for Life: A New Home for RIBA North

Jun 28, 2017 Comments Off on Architecture for Life: A New Home for RIBA North

When the architectural historian, Joseph Sharples, first visited Liverpool as a student in the 1980s, the city made an indelible impression.

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Manchester Town Hall ceiling, image by Manchester Town Hall press office

Northern Soul goes behind the scenes of Manchester’s iconic Town Hall ahead of its closure

May 2, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul goes behind the scenes of Manchester’s iconic Town Hall ahead of its closure

If you’ve never experienced Manchester Town Hall beyond seeing it as a fancy backdrop to a boozy visit to the Christmas markets then it’s well worth a proper visit – but you will need to be quick about it.

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John Rylands Library by Chris Payne

A Gothic Gem: John Rylands Library in Manchester

Jan 22, 2016 Comments Off on A Gothic Gem: John Rylands Library in Manchester

Deansgate is one of the most well-heeled areas of Manchester city centre. It’s home to large department stores, major shopping developments and the Beetham Tower. But it wasn’t always this way.

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Rievaulx Abbey

Photo Gallery: Rievaulx Abbey, Yorkshire

Sep 3, 2015 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Rievaulx Abbey, Yorkshire

Situated in the wooded River Rye valley near Helmsley, North Yorkshire, Rievaulx Abbey enjoys an enviable position, surrounded by abundant woods and fields.

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Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr on Manchester, architecture and his autobiography

May 23, 2015 Comments Off on Johnny Marr on Manchester, architecture and his autobiography

Of The Smiths’ many fine attributes, there’s one which sometimes tends to get overlooked: their strong sense of place.

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