Sunday, 20 June 2010

Blood Brothers

I took the train over to Whaley Bridge yesterday to stay the night with my lovely cousin, Sylvia.  Going to Whaley Bridge on the train involves changing stations in Manchester but I made the most of it with a leisurely stroll and mooch through the shops in the city centre. IMG_2929It was very busy.  The good weather had brought thousands of people out to sit outside pubs and cafes.  The premises above are very old pubs near the cathedral.  As a matter of interest The Old Wellington Inn (on the left) is the oldest building of its kind in Manchester and was built in 1552 .  IMG_2930 The Manchester Wheel is still to be found in front of Selfridges.  I’ve been on it a couple of times and don’t feel the need to repeat the experience.  Sitting in one of those glass boxes 180 ft up is not my idea of fun!
The purpose of my visit over to Sylvia’s was to join her and her beautiful twin daughters in a trip to see a performance of Blood Brothers at the Buxton Opera House.796px-Buxton_Opera_House
The Opera House and below is a pub opposite it flying the flag of every football country in the world it would seem.IMG_2935_edited-1
Blood Brothers was really, really good!  We all sat there enthralled.  Syl and I both had to wipe tears away at the end.  The girls had seen it before in London and said this production was every bit as good as the London one.  I now need to go look on Amazon for the CD.

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Linda said...

You part of the world makes our look so blah! There's something to be said about old buildings...glorious, thanks for sharing!

The Paint Splash said...

Your visit sounds amazing! The buildings are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your trip Please come by and visit when you get the time. Debbie

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hello Kathleen!

Thanks for visiting That Old House; if I were able to ship you some of our ripe tomatoes, I would -- but it's a little too far from New Jersey to the UK!

You have made me long for another visit to your wonderful country, with your pictures. Beautiful! And it sounds as if you had a fabulous day with your sister and nieces. Lovely.