I took this photo recently at around the time of sunrise, if there had been any sun that is!
This part of the Manchester Ship Canal on the edge of Salford Quays has been heavily industrialised for well over 100 years but is now slowly giving way to new museums, apartments and offices.
The weather was not at all unusual for this time of year in Manchester with overcast cloud and heavy but very fine rain that combined to form a mist that turned the whole scene into an impressionist painter's dream.
I hope that this photo conveys to you some of the other-worldy feel that I experienced that morning.
I went to Manchester Art Gallery again recently and they have on permanent exhibition the work of some of the early impressionist painters from the start of the 20th century. This painting here of Manchester by Adolf Valette from 1912 has some of the qualities of light that I have rather clumsily tried to portray in this photo - I think the weather on that day in 1912 was the same as now and typically Mancunian!
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