Mix of old and new in the Deansgate area:
Obligatory double-decker bus picture:
The pubs here have some unique names (and colors):
One of the canals running through town:
European Beech trees (Fagus Sylvatigus) in a Didsbury botanical park:
On to Dublin for a few days.
The pink flags along the River Liffey were there for the Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy) cycling race which started in Ireland this year and was set to come through Dublin a week after I left:
Everything is green in Ireland, even in early Spring. A visit to Merrion Park shows the famous statue of Oscar Wilde:
It was election time and every street corner was plastered with "vote for me" signs, and some of the buildings too:
I definitely didn't spend enough time in Dublin and Ireland, and need to return someday!