Manchester’s ‘Ghost Station’. I’d never heard of it. Pictures courtesy of phill.d’s excellent Flickr set, Wiki stuff here, loads more pics here and here, details of a possible revival as part of the Ordsall Curve project here. It looks no worse than Victoria, and that’s still in use.
The Hotel Maritim. Only two English-language channels on the TV (what is the attraction of rolling financial news?). Glass lifts, marble floors, ineffective a/c. Blueprints of Messerschmitts. William Shatner & Star Trek convention. Patrick & Jan the German video crew. The Sky Train to the airport station. Kenny G musak. Reading Bill Bryson’s ‘Walk in the Woods’ and Ernest Cline’s ‘Ready Player One’. Die kleine Raupe Nimmersatt Buggybuch
, for Rae. Interviews with Irish Parliament, Software AG, Bayonette, EuropeClinic, Mariestad Energi, MerseyTravel.
Thought provoking article, nice metaphor. Being a white, straight male is life’s easiest setting. I knew it. And Northern-born is better still.