Birmingham and Manchester are both sprawling British cities, both famed for their influence during the Industrial Revolution.
While I had a poor first impression of Birmingham, I liked Manchester right off the train.
The first thing I saw was this tribute to the wounded of WW I.
War is Hell.
The Science and Industry Museum does a terrific job explaining the city legacy.
A tourist attraction today, it reminded me more of a Cathedral than library.
End of October, the best foliage I saw was at the University of Manchester.
To move coal and goods, canals were built across the nation. And it was walking those canals that I most enjoyed as a tourist in 2022.
I stayed at a hostel on Potato Wharf where narrowboats are stored and travellers moor. Warren Long and family once parked here for 2 nights in a rented narrowboat.
I’d return to Manchester anytime.