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.

Arriving at the train station

Strolling around the central area, old town and lively retail district

The elegant waterways with nice office building and hotels

More places in and around the University of Manchester