Corridor of light

Tigger discovered that there were illuminations so, after dark, we went out to take a look. This event is called the Corridor of Light, a name to which, in my opinion, the actual illuminations did scant justice.

Night scene
Night scene

This photo is not part of the illuminations but is here to set the scene of “Manchester at night”, as it were. I’m not sure we caught all the illuminations. We might have missed the odd one or two.

Illuminated trees
Illuminated trees

This avenue of illuminated trees was not part of the Corridor of Light but was pretty on its own account.

Disco lights
Disco lights

This was arguably the best item. The lights rotated like disco lights. (See Note at the end of the post.)

Photo by Tigger
Photo by Tigger

This one had to be photographed between the strips in a gate, hence the narrow image.

Photo by Tigger
Photo by Tigger

A set of different colours followed one another in a rotating sequence.

Old town hall
Old town hall

This façade was illuminated with static lights.

Commercial premises
Commercial premises

The windows of these commercial premises were illuminated with static lights.

Moving beam
Moving beam

We first spotted this moving light like the beam of a searchlight and, later, found the source (next picture).

The source of the spotlight
The source of the spotlight

This building, itself lit with static lights, was the source of the moving spotlight.

Everything Up in the Air
Everything Up in the Air

This static display was the last one we saw. Were there more? Did we miss some? I don’t know. Tigger proposed taking a cab back to the hotel and I was happy to concur.

Back in our temporary nest on the fourth floor, we had a light supper of tea and the remaining crisps and Babybel cheeses from the train. As we had had a substantial lunch, that was enough.

Note: When we are out and about (as now), uploading live photos converted to GIFs (which are very big files) eats into my mobile’s data like nobody’s business. So, to avoid the horrendous expense, I now upload still pictures first time around and replace these with moving pictures (uploaded via the PC at home) later. Thus, some of the above stills will be replaced by their moving counterparts when we return home. I shall follow this practice in future “on the hoof” posts.

About SilverTiger

I live in Islington with my partner, "Tigger". I blog about our life and our travels, using my own photos for illustration.
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