Monday, 18 March 2013

Sail your dreams at Salford Quays

I devoted today to exploring the Salford Quays.
My journey started at MediaCity. Many future journalists uphold the BBC headquarters as a shining beacon of hope. For me this place has become as a second home.

Detroit Bridge and Eerie’s Rest are located across from it. They are markers of the Quay's past as a renowned international port.

Nearby is The Lowry. It is the place to be if you are looking for an enriching form of entertainment. Though most people are always headed in the opposite direction- towards The Lowry Outlet Mall.

Behind the Lowry is "Where the Wild things are". It connects the Quays and the rest of the world’s ports symbolically.

The Lowry footbridge is a modern marvel to behold, linking the Plaza to the Imperial War Museum.

The Casuals and the Silent Cargos are two statues, distant memories of the previous sailing galore of Salford’s Quays.

This is probably the most sacred ground for football fans from all over the world- the Manchester United stadium. Today it was brought to life by fans coming to see the Red Devils play Reading.

Of course, the Quays will be nothing without its infamous Salford Cranes. The two blue rusty giants are an iconic symbol of the city.

The three Factory Girls, located between the Waterfront and Merchant Quay are to honor female workers, during the Second World War. 

My final destination for the day was Ordsall Hall. This Tudor House serves as the resting place of over 800 years of history.

What I noticed today, was that the Quays are built on dreams of conquering the world by creating connections. Once it used to be a huge world dock, now it is the UK’s center for telecommunications.The Quays are a hidden gem of culture and history.

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