Boudoir Photography Manchester

Boudoir Photography Manchester

Hi! It’s Claire from boudoir photography Manchester. Today is a blog that is very close to my heart because today I am going to tell you all about the city I live in and why you should come visit.

During your trip I am hoping that you would say hello to me in our fabulous boudoir photography studio right in the heart of Manchester city centre. Our address in Manchester is—  10, Kennedy Street, M24BY. It’s appointment only, so please call the FYEO girls at head office on 01494 880250 to arrange your visit).

— Grab a coffee and a slice of cake before settling down to read all about the delights of this great city – Manchester.

Great Reasons to Visit Manchester

Apart from my boudoir photography Manchester sessions, there is always something going on in Manchester, whether it be an international festival, a Premiership football match or a high-profile musician performing in one of the city’s many venues. The buzz of the place is contagious, and new bars and restaurants are opening every week, Even if you have visited Manchester several times or lived in the city for years, there is always something new to discover.

So let’s begin at the beginning.

The History

For a small city Manchester has made a frankly breath-taking list of contributions to human progress, from science and technology to politics and the arts.

We can boast that we were the world’s first industrial city, emerging as the centre of the global textile trade in the 19th century. This is when Manchester became a booming industrial metropolis known as Cottonopolis ( I love this term).

Manchester has always been a cultural hub being a forerunner in polictical activism, art movements and music. Did you know that the bearded German duo Marx and Engels who famously met for regular chats at Chetham’s Library to pull together the makings of their seminal work The Communist Manifesto? Interesting, right?

Now onto the reasons why I think this city is great!

The Architecture in Manchester

So for all you building buffs take a stroll with me around the city.

Like it’s inhabitants the architecture of this city is phenomenal in its diversity boasting Medieval wonders, Victorian delights and modern wonders all entwined together. Of course there are also many old Mills – I love their towers!

If you want to bask in some Medieval glory then right in the middle of the city by Victoria train station you will find Chetham’s Library and School of Music. This claims to be the oldest public library in the world as well as Manchester’s oldest building (www.chethams.org). Which is right next door is Manchester’s Gothic Cathedral. dating back to 1215, this beautiful building offers a peaceful retreat from the city’s bustle. The stained glass and intricate carvings are impressive, and look out for the Angel Stone – evidence of an early Saxon church in the city that dates back to around 700. It is worth checking whether there are any special services on before you plan a visit.

Or take a stroll through the streets and see the spoils of Cottonopolis. Look at Manchester’s grandiose Victorian and Edwardian architecture. Just around the corner from our fabulous boudoir photography studio is the enormous Neo-Gothic Town Hall on Albert Square, Now this building is a spectacle inside and out, with Ford Madox Brown’s murals of Manchester’s history decorating the building’s grand ceremonial hall.

Just up the road from us, on Mosley Street, Manchester Art Gallery was partially designed by Charles Barry (the man behind London’s Houses of Parliament) and has a superb collection of British and European art.

Whilst on Deansgate, John Rylands Library was commissioned by the widow of the city’s first multimillionaire, a philanthropic textile manufacturer. The library’s cloister-filled public reading rooms ooze antique charm and host revolving cultural exhibitions.

Now enough about the buildings … what about the shopping? Boy oh boy do we have some treats for you shopaholics.

Shopping in Manchester

Reconstructed after an IRA bomb attack in 1996, the Millennium Quarter is home to Manchester’s mainstream shopping temples, including Selfridges and Harvey Nichols (which both have upmarket bistros and brasseries in-house). Then right across the Road is the Arndale Centre which boasts chain stores such as Topshop, Next and the delightful Boux Avenue (their underwear is super flattering and we love the look of this set http://www.bouxavenue.com/strappy-amber-balconette-bra-pink–mix/101043-20px)

For all of you designer junkies head on over to Spinningfields or King street where the likes of Diesel, Whistles and Agent Provocateur rule. Obviously we adore that last one and think that this set would make you sizzle this Valentines http://www.agentprovocateur.com/gifts/colour/info/gloria-suspender~red and it would look AMAZING in your sexy, boudoir photo shoot.

Or head on out of the city (just a little bit) and you will find It’s even easier to shop till you drop at the Trafford Centre. A Mecca to all of those with a shopping agenda (www.traffordcentre.co.uk) In this mega mall  you will find the delightful Victoria Secrets where you could purchase some more gorgeous underwear for your shoot. Just as our very own founder Alex did just last week. Doesn’t she look fabulous?

boudoir photography Manchester
A colour shot of FYEO studio director Alexandra Burns!

You can’t discuss the delights of Manchester without mentioning —

Music
The Music scene in this city is Amazing. It’s abundant and unrivalled anywhere (in my humble opinion)

Intimate gig venues are everywhere; Night & Day, Roadhouse, Ruby Lounge and Deaf Institute – some of Manchester’s most famous bands started out in places like these.

Talking of amazing – so is the Nightlife
There is an evening venue to suit all taste and wants.Whatever you want to do on a night out, Manchester has plenty of options. There’s an excellent range of restaurants, pubs, bars, nightclubs, comedy

Venues, cinemas and theatres.

If you are coming to Manchester for the first time then I highly recommend that you go for a delectable cocktail at Cloud 23  which boasts some of the best views of the city. This bar is situated on the 23rd floor of the Hilton Manchester Deansgate. The seats to aim for are next to the floor-to-ceiling windows, and the piece of glass flooring looking down to the street below is a popular feature.

So my favourite part of the city is the Northern Quarter
Its the creative hub of our little city and you can easily spend an entire day here beginning at breakfast and lasting until the wee hours of the following morning. take a stroll around it’s myriad of tiny streets and you will find plenty of ways to while away the hours. Have Breakfast at Teacup (http://www.teacupandcakes.com/) on Thomas Street; their Madeleines, baked fresh to order and served with honey Chantilly cream, are not to be missed. Go shopping in many of the fabulous vintage shops or boutiques, Or visit manchester Craft & Design Centre http://www.craftanddesign.com/ where you can buy any number of fabulous handmade gifts. Then enjoy an easy afternoon  lunch with a vintage air at Sugar Junction Tearooms http://www.sugarjunction.co.uk/. Their milkshakes are divine. Then more shopping before hitting the bars (there are

Bars and nightclubs in Manchester
Bars and nightclubs in Manchester

 

Street Art in Manchester City Centre
Street Art in Manchester City Centre

plenty to choose from). One of my favourites is the quirky ‘speakeasy’ Dusk til Pawn.

Whilst your in the Northern Quarter check out our street art. Most notably, The Outhouse project, which has been running since 2010. It sees areas of the Northern Quarter repainted every three months.

There is far more that I could tell you about Manchester but I fear it may become an insanely long post. So for you to understand how great this city is please just come to visit it.

If you are interested in combining your trip with one of our fabulous boudoir photography Manchester then please visit our website to see all about our boudoir photo shoot packages http://www.fyeoboudoirphotography.com/boudoir-photo-shoot-prices.php or call the girls on 01494 880 250 for more information.