Abstract Architecture Walkabout

Manchester is awash with new buildings giving some wonderful opportunities for taking dramatic architectural abstracts including the Beetham Tower, the commercial district of Manchester at Spinningfields and the university buildings on Wilmott Street.

The day can be a short or as long as you wish. Many of the interesting buildings are fairly concentrated in the centre but you should still expect a couple of miles of walking albeit interspersed with coffee and lunch stops if you wish. We could hop on a tram and go out to photograph the famous Stacked Chips building and others in New Islington – and (if you wish), go out to Salford Quays, grab a quick dinner and wait for the lights and sunset to illuminate the stunning architecture such as the Lowry Theatre and and the Imperial War Museum around Media City.

DateSunday 28 April
Finish Flexible – you can leave when you’ve had enough
ParkingCharles Street, M1 7EN is just a couple of pounds on Sundays
MeetOn the platform of Deansgate-Castlefields Metro station
Core ItineraryHardman Street > Byron Street > Gartside Street > New Court Street > Tony Wilson Place> Anne Horniman Street > Wilmott Street
Option 1Metro to New Islington
Option 2Evening / sunset in Salford Quays
CoordinatorRichard Barrett
Cost Free to members


  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Remote release
  • Any lenses – Wide-angle, Standard and Telephoto
  • ND filters and polarising filters if you have them


Please complete the form below to reserve your place indicating in the message box whether you would be more interested in a shorter session – or whether you would prefer to stay and visit Salford Quays for a sunset shoot.