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A workman perched atop this shaky chimney, all that is left of the building, is chipping away with a hammer. London during the Blitz, 1940.

This is the photo that would trigger vertigo in most people! A workman perched atop this shaky chimney, all that is left of the building, is chipping away with a hammer. London during the Blitz, The question is: how did he climb up there?

York House - Major St - Manchester - Mancunian Modernism sadly replaced by car park.

York House – Major St – Manchester

This shed stood on ground between Chorlton St Bus Station and Princess Street. You can see the Town Hall in the distance. It's shape was to let the maximum light into the factory.

Children and photographer, Embden Street, Hulme, 1962 by mcrarchives, via Flickr

Children and photographer, Embden Street, Hulme, 1962 by mcrarchives, via Flickr

Apollo Manchester - seen many a band here!

I have had most of the best nights of my life in here. Mumford & sons were the last band I saw here in their uk tour & they nailed it. I've never seen so many sweaty, happy people dancing to a banjo

A residential strip demolished to build the 405 Freeway. This 1957 view is to the south. The two streets paralleling the demolition zone are Cotner on the left and Beloit on the right. The first foreground cross-street is Ohio, and the diagonal street two blocks south is a remarkably quiet Santa Monica Boulevard. The big white, two-story building at the lower left is Verizon today. It is painfully obvious from this picture how freeways permanently divide neighborhoods.

A residential strip demolished to build the 405 Freeway. This 1957 view is to the south. The two streets paralleling the demolition zone are Cotner on the left and Beloit on the right. The first foreground cross-street is Ohio, and the diagonal street two

Trafford park, 1977

Manchester's Trafford Park, the world's first industrial estate – a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 26

A worker heads home across a stretch of Trafford Park wasteland, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, photograph by Don McPhee.

Piccadilly bus station 1984 by manchestersnaps, via Flickr    See this group:http://www.flickr.com/groups/1263997@N22/pool/with/3948053766/#photo_3948053766

Piccadilly , Manchester, has changed much since I took this picture in Newly-delivered GMPTE 3041 waits prior to setting off for the pleasant village of Uppermill, beyond Oldham.

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