Exploring Manchester

Welcome to Manchester Banner at Town Hall

We took the train into Manchester, England for a day trip yesterday. It’s a bright and buzzing city, full of life – and an unusually stark and beautiful contrast of old and new. Modern glass and steel skyscrapers sit side by side with gorgeous, ancient stone buildings. It was a bit surreal to take a picture of the National Football (ahem, soccer) Museum, and then to literally turn around and take a picture of the stunning Manchester Cathedral!

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Hello, Halifax!

Downtown Halifax

Albert in Halifax

Hello, Halifax! We are finally here – and have taken the last two days to explore this calm, wintery town. It’s beautiful here! The architecture is stunning: beautiful town homes and churches line the streets (some still made with stone). I can’t help but look at every building or street and say, “Oh my gosh, Harry Potter!” Albert just laughs at me.

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