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Report - Cathedral Steps, Mcr, Nov 2010

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by morse, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. morse

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    This was my second visit to the arches, this time with Gone and Jimmy. We started off the night with a quick visit to Optimus Prime. From there we walked over to the arches. Last time I had been I only owned a small compact so it was nice to have another go at shooting some pics in there and also seing the few details that had changed in the past months.

    Here is a bit of history on the place for the people who havent heard of it yet.

    The Victoria Arches were a series of arches built in the embankment of the River Irwell in Manchester. They served as business premises, landing stages for Steam packet riverboats, and also as World War II air-raid shelters. They were accessed from wooden staircases which descended from Victoria Street.

    Regular flooding of the river resulted in the closure of the steam-packet services in the early 20th century, and the arches were used for general storage. In World War II the arches were converted for use as air raid shelters. The arches are now bricked up; the staircases were removed in the latter part of the 20th century.

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    Was nice to be back in there with pigeons trying to attack us intruders. :crazy
     
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  2. Jimmy

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    Thanks for those lovely shots under Manchester,guys. :) I liked this one of Jimmy's particularly...

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    ...as I'd never seen the red and green lines in the tiles in previous shots from here. They're all beautifully lit!

    Dave.
     
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    Sorry Ordnance, I have at last found the entrance into "The Holy Grail" of underground sites, here is a few pics that I have recently took, as stated the entrance can be a bit tricky to negotiate, but once in its well worth it.

    Only had an old camera with me at the time, but I will be going back in next week for some serious shoots....

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    Old fuse box
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    Old pipe??????
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    Ladies Loo
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    Another old fuse box
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    Old Parrifin can?
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    Old Entrance Maybe?
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    Facinating series of arches unfortunately my torch ran out half way through the explore, better luck next time.
     
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