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Junction, Mottram in Longdendale.

Posted by
sithenah (Greater Manchester/Cheshire, United Kingdom) on 24 September 2008 in Transportation and Portfolio.

The Junction on the A57 at Mottram in Longdendale.

Opposite the Junction sits the painter L S Lowry

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Panasonic DMC-FZ18 1/400 second F/5.6 ISO 100 28 mm (35mm equiv.)

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RuneE from Norway

I tried to enlarge the picture in Mozilla when I saw "The Junction" sign on the wall, but I was not able to make out whether it was one or not. Would have been a good name, though.

24 Sep 2008 7:43am

@RuneE: There is a closer picture of the Junction on Hyde DP at http://hydedailyphoto.blogspot.com/2008/08/junction-mottram-moor.html

RuneE from Norway

Thank you for the info, Gerald! Seems like I can recognise a pub when I see one.

24 Sep 2008 8:29am

Dina from near Jerusalem, Israel

Nice shot. Nice junction. I like the paintwork on the street.

24 Sep 2008 1:00pm

@Dina: The roadmarkings indicate that this is what is known in the UK as a "Box Junction". If you are turning right you are not allowed to enter the "box" unless your exit is clear.

Denise from United Kingdom

I love these buildings. I despair when they are demolished for modern replacements. The character dies.

24 Sep 2008 1:25pm

Jay from United Kingdom

What a very British scene that is! I love it! J for Junction... perfect!

24 Sep 2008 2:30pm

BearNaked from Canada

Is the painter JUST sketching the JUNCTION, you suppose?

24 Sep 2008 4:14pm

babooshka from United Kingdom

A place I hope will be there this time next year and not a faceless road windening excersice. I do like this kind of brickwork.

24 Sep 2008 7:38pm

@babooshka: The place is destined to stay. The traffic queues here are often horrendous. There has been plans for a bypass round Mottram, Hollingworth and Tintwistle for over thirty years but the route is controversial and nothing has happened yet.

richies from Mena, Arkansas, United States

I love old buildings. I always wonder about their history, and all of the people who have used them over the years

24 Sep 2008 8:50pm

kouji from Philippines

now that's just a brilliant word choice, and a great image to go with it. :)

25 Sep 2008 11:44am

kim from hiraeth from United States

That is an interesting corner and a beautiful building.

26 Sep 2008 12:32am

sithenah from United Kingdom

Alas it has now been converted to residential accomodation.

30 Oct 2012 9:27pm

Panasonic DMC-FZ18
1/400 second
F/5.6
ISO 100
28 mm (35mm equiv.)

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