We found this statue, and the square in which it stands, to be one of the most peaceful and attractive during our visit to Manchester. Maybe the reason for our liking it is that we visited on a Saturday when a lot of the surrounding offices were quiet. Compared with some of the more disgusting areas of Manchester, this was... 更多
I passed this statue many times without knowing the exact reason for the statue being in Manchester. Recognises the place of Manchester and the north west on the international stage. The statue has some history on the plaque. A nice place to have a sandwich in the summer in the little square. Gets crowded out by the Christmas markets in... 更多
You need to read the history of Manchester and its connection with the cotton producers of the US, to appreciate the significance of the statue in the city. Manchester was once nicknamed "Cottonopolis" and was the powerhouse that produced money in enough quantities to build Victorian Manchester.
Nobody really wanted this 1917 statue (one nickname was the stomach-ache statue because of the position of the hands). It was originally destined for London, where it was rejected and replaced with a 'better' one which is in Parliament Square. The statue was also rejected by Norwich and Liverpool (and possibly elsewhere), finally ended up in Manchester and after some... 更多
Just off the middle of deansgate , lovely statue of one of the most well known american presidents. Fine for a photo but you can only spend ten minutes here , follow on to the museum of science and industry also free for a more fullfilling day out .
The statue was erected to commemorate President Lincoln's support of the working people of Manchester who suffered to a trade... 更多