Manchester Mayfield

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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.


Things I Will Eventually Forget From a Two-Day Work Trip to Dusseldorf

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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.