Friday, 30 September 2011
The main reason I ventured over the border into Lancashire last weekend was to visit the city of Manchester's lovely Art Gallery. There's so much to see there. In the end, we didn't pay (£8!) to enter the current major exhibition ('Ford Madox Brown, pre-Raphaelite pioneer') but contented ourselves with browsing the permanent exhibits. You generally can't take photographs in British art galleries, but there was an interactive space aimed at children that was more informal. I took this colourful picture inside a huge kaleidoscope there. I've always been fascinated by the patterns they make in their mirrors. As a child I had one as a toy, with coloured plastic chips that rearranged themselves when you shook it. It was quite absorbing.
I haven't joined in 'Weekend Reflections' for ages, so this can be my contribution this week. See here for more wonderful and varied reflections from around the world this week.
PS: I suspect Manchester doesn't count itself as being in Lancashire, as technically it is part of Greater Manchester... but, to someone from Yorkshire, it's definitely in Lancashire.