Manchester on Insta: WALLS

Manchester on Insta: WALLS

Manchester Instagram

Manchester street art has long been admired, as has our mish-mash of architectural styles, and that twinkle of colour around every corner in the concrete jungle.

It’s what I love about this city that I’m proud to call mine. You only have to take a look at my Instagram to know that, or the Manchester Instagram community in general. The truth is, I’m a big believer that negativity breeds negativity and likewise with positive vibes. If you look for something hard enough, you’ll find it.

And I think the same about trying to find little glimmers of sunshine in the grey of everyday.

And for those that really know me well will understand that sometimes this mundane theatre of life can get me down, and a pop of colour is all it takes to help me snap out of it and flip my mood.

Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be a long life story of my struggles to find the meaning of life (I’ll save that for another day when I’m famous and on Oprah’s couch…) but I wanted to share my favourite hashtag of the minute, created by the lovely Susie over at Old Fashioned Susie.

#WALLSOFMCR

Like I said, Manchester street art is well loved, and is the most perfect example of adding a little glimmer of art to buildings we walk by everyday but don’t have the time to stop and look at.

So today, to ease myself into blog life – after a short break – are a few of my latest finds. This will be the first in my ‘Manchester on Insta’ series, with a new theme or tag each month.

I’ve been on walks with Insta chums, I’ve taken my little girl wandering to learn the colours, and I’ve taken colour palette inspo for when we find our next home to move into, hopefully this year.

Let me know which is your favourite of my wall picks, what other cities have great street art, and do join in on Susie’s hashtag if you’re in Manchester and spot a wall that makes you smile.

Walls of Manchester

^The Refuge^

Walls of Manchester

^Northern Quarter^

Walls of Manchester

^Union Street, Northern Quarter^

Walls of Manchester

^Crazy Pedros, Afflecks Palace^

Walls of Manchester

^Space Invader, Whitworth Street^

Walls of Manchester

^Tib Street, Northern Quarter^

Walls of Manchester

^Northern Quarter^

Walls of Manchester

^Royal Exchange Theatre^

Walls of Manchester

^St. Anns Square^

Walls of Manchester

^St. Anns Square^

Walls of Manchester

^Ancoats^

Walls of Manchester

^Northern Quarter^

Walls of Manchester

^Northern Quarter^

Walls of Manchester

^Northern Quarter^

Walls of Manchester

^River Irwell, Salford^

Walls of Manchester

^River Irwell, Salford^

Walls of Manchester

^Northern Quarter^

Walls of Manchester

^Mosley Street^

Walls of Manchester

^It’s me! Thanks Susie for the picture^
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  • Old Fashioned Susie

    Aw you are a sweetheart and we are so aligned right now!! Gorgeous post- looking forward to more!

    • Thanks hun! And thanks for letting me know about the piccies. Just one of those days haha x

  • Cool post. I like the two people with the teeth and lip heads 🙂

    • Thanks Pippa! It was hard to narrow down. My phone is full of this kind of thing!

  • Such a great hashtag, Manchester is so briliantly grungy and arty, love it!

    • I love it! All Susie’s idea but I’m enjoying playing along and discovering. Never a dull commute around here 🙂

  • I love this! All those details and all the small things we might not pay too much attention to usually. I seriously have to visit Manchester one day (yeah, I know, spoken like a true Londoner, ha!) and go on a proper tour 😉 xo

    • Ooo definitely! Are you doing the NOW conference lovely? I’ll be going 🙂 x

  • Actually really liking this hashtag a lot. It’s a wonderful way of getting people to pay attention to the city and appreciate how diverse Manchester really is.