I came to Manchester is October 2012 to visit a friend, and was amazed at all the diversity of people here,.. there are some streets which are entirely lined with ethnic restaurants/cafes and signs written in several languages. Manchester is home to a great university and some historic and artsy hotels. The central district is particularly nice and I like the what the city has done to modernize it .
I arrived here by Virgin high-speed train service and show some images from the countryside and arrival station first below. I spent some time walking around the university campus and city center and some great shots there too.
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