• The Air Shard with viewing deck
  • The Water Shard (or cafe as its otherwise known)
  • The Earth Shard contains the main exhibition spaces

UK - Manchester - Salford - IWM North Sunrise

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Maybe quite apt but from this angle the Imperial War Museum of the North by Daniel Libeskind looks somewhat like a submarine that's just surfaced in Salford Docks, the first rays of the sun hitting the projecting Comm tower (sorry, Air Shard....).

From Wikipedia : "Imperial War Museum North (sometimes referred to as IWM North) is a museum at in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester, England. One of five branches of the Imperial War Museum, it explores the impact of modern conflicts on people and society. It is the first branch of the Imperial War Museum to be located in the north of England. The museum occupies a site overlooking the Manchester Ship Canal in Trafford Park, an area which during the Second World War was a key industrial centre and consequently heavily bombed during the Manchester Blitz in 1940. The area is now home to the Lowry cultural centre and the MediaCityUK development, which stand opposite the museum at Salford Quays.

The museum building was designed by architect Daniel Libeskind and opened in July 2002, receiving 470,000 visitors in its first year of opening. It was recognised with awards or prize nominations for its architecture, but has also been criticised for poor energy efficiency. The museum features a permanent exhibition of chronological and thematic displays, supported by hourly audiovisual presentations which are projected throughout the gallery space. The museum also hosts a programme of temporary exhibitions in a separate gallery. Since opening, the museum has operated a successful volunteer programme, which since January 2007 has been run in partnership with Manchester Museum. As part of a national museum, Imperial War Museum North is financed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and by self-generated income. Admission is free."

yushimoto_02 [christian], and 15 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. yushimoto_02 [christian] 24 months ago | reply

    Good architecture - very good shot!!

  2. KeithMasonPhotography (a.k.a. Scooter.john) 24 months ago | reply

    Love the reflections and the flecks of pink in the sky.

  3. Stu115 24 months ago | reply

    Nice shot..Love that sky.

  4. Wojtek Gurak 24 months ago | reply

    the landscape architecture around and the public space have been recently redesigned thanks to the arrival of new pedestrian bridge straight from the MediaCity UK, so its interesting to see how the space changed now, I have some shots which couldn't be possible now anymore, because of some new fencing, but there's a totally new view to explore looking at it vis a vis from opened MediaCity.

  5. AdamGalley 24 months ago | reply

    amazing shot fantastic reflection, love this place!

  6. celticshelter [deleted] 24 months ago | reply

    Stunning! Hope to get there someday ;-) and i love all your work!

  7. Darrell Godliman 24 months ago | reply

    Thanks everyone, can't believe this has been hanging round my hard drive for 18 months....

    , thanks for the tip, I'm off again to Salford / Manchester later in the year so I'll go and check it out.

  8. sminky_pinky100 (In and Out) 24 months ago | reply

    Stunning shot, the light and colour in the sky is superb.

  9. Jim McConnell 24 months ago | reply

    Beautiful !


  10. sminky_pinky100 (In and Out) 24 months ago | reply

    Beautiful !


  11. Harry2010 24 months ago | reply

    Wonderful sky and reflection!
    Beautiful !


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