Taken from outside the Imperial War Museum North looking across the water to the Quays Theatre. Although I have photographed this area dozens of times (particularly at night) I had always thought of this as the Lowry Theatre. Looking it up “The Lowry” is a theatre and gallery “complex” (which I read as building), so the theatre part within the building must be the “Quays Theatre”. Still I think everyone I know refers to it as the Lowry Theatre.
MediaCityUK is a new area / part of Salford Quays. On the right is the BBC’s new building and on the left is the new footbridge which leads to the Imperial War Museum North, off frame to the left. Although the sky is nice and dramatic in this photograph I still feel that there is a better shot of this bridge. This was the third time I have tried and I am getting closer to the picture that I want. Next time I hope to get to the Quays a few minutes earlier as the LED lighting on the bridge is very bright.
Here we can see the full Lowry Theatre and if you look closely the aerofoil canopy at the entrance. I have recently being exploring new areas and the views of the buildings that come with them. This angle on the Lowry is one I am particularly pleased with. Taken on an early summer evening; it probably looks even better on a sunny morning with the sun behind the camera.
This aerofoil is part of a canopy at the entrance to the Lowry, which is a theatre and gallery complex in Salford Quays. It caught my eye due to the way that the sunlight, which was reflected off a nearby glass clad office block, was creating this interesting pattern on the steel work. The apartments in the background are called Imperial Point.
On a clear day there are some great views of some of the taller buildings in Manchester city centre from Salford Quays. Here we can clearly make out the Hilton / Beetham Tower on Deansgate and also the Portland and City Towers. In the foreground we have two massive blue cranes and Holiday Inn Express. The long zoom lens used for this photograph compresses the distances and makes the city centre appear much closer than it actually is to The Quays.