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7. Narrative & Illustration - Project 63, A Narrative Picture Essay

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I have decided here to cover a subject I've visited a number of times.
Walking from the more run-down side of the Quays, Trafford Park industrial estate, past the juxtaposition of the 1930's Hovis building standing opposite the futuristic Imperial War Museum of the North, over the Lifting Footbridge tot the Lowry Centre itself.

Set in the heart of the regenerated Salford Quays the Lowry centre is a highly original, distinctive and unusual structure made of stainless steel and glass. It has 2 theatres, a Promenade and Galleries. It is located on what once was Pier 8, with the Manchester Ship Canal still lying on two sides of its triangular site. The third side looks out over a public square.
The Lowry exhibits not only the paintings of Lowry but contemporary art exhibitions as well. There are also on-site bookshops, restaurants and bars. The circular wraparound walkways also provide an opportunity to make excursions around the building complex with its spectacular views and interesting changing exhibitions.
What fascinates me most about the Lowry complex is the use of shapes, colours and materials throughout the building.
28th Feb 2010, 08:30  

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