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Why Manchester rules over Warsaw :)


sausage 19 | 775
10 Oct 2010 #31
£ódź is just the "Polish Manchester" because of the former textile industry, nothing else!

nothing to do with them being grey and depressing then ;)
OP NorthMancPolak 4 | 643
10 Oct 2010 #32
A short walk around a small part of "grey and depressing" Manchester city centre:

polishforums.com/off-topic-lounge-47/pics-now-43892/4/#msg940151

;)
sausage 19 | 775
10 Oct 2010 #33
A short walk around a small part of "grey and depressing" Manchester city centre:

As you can tell I only have a limited experience of Manchester!
Trevek 25 | 1699
10 Oct 2010 #34
Funny, working for a summer language school/camp this summer. Along with over 100 kids of over 15 nationalities, we had a special group of over 30 Japanese catholic schoolgirls (yes, double your fetishes!).

One day they went on a trip to Old Trafford and then to a major shopping centre. On returning, the Japanese team leaders complained to the course director that there had been no sightseeing tour, like in London, and they weren't shown anything cultural!
OP NorthMancPolak 4 | 643
11 Oct 2010 #35
pmsl

If I'd travelled 6000 miles to visit the UK, and someone took me to the Trafford Centre, I'd be pi**ed-off as well! :D
Trevek 25 | 1699
17 Oct 2010 #36
The Course director was from Manchester and he had to explain to the team leaders that manchester wasn't really the place for a cultural bus-ride unless you were rabidly obsessed with late 19th C industrial architecture.
OP NorthMancPolak 4 | 643
17 Oct 2010 #37
unless you were rabidly obsessed with late 19th C industrial architecture.

Some of us are though :)

But you could say the same about several Polish cities, really. Why go to Gdansk unless you like Hanseatic architecture? ;)
Trevek 25 | 1699
17 Oct 2010 #38
Some of us are though :)

But do you reckon 100+ teenage kids would be?
OP NorthMancPolak 4 | 643
17 Oct 2010 #39
Should have taken them to Afflecks and the big wheel or something instead, haha :)
Trevek 25 | 1699
17 Oct 2010 #40
I don't know it.

The day trips was my day off and I had no intention of spending it with all the little darlings.
Amathyst 19 | 2700
18 Oct 2010 #41
The Course director was from Manchester and he had to explain to the team leaders that manchester wasn't really the place for a cultural bus-ride unless you were rabidly obsessed with late 19th C industrial architecture.

What BS...The director was a retard.
poland_
18 Oct 2010 #42
From Manchester to Madchester, there have been some iconic bands that have been sporned from the working class roots of the city: click on this link to puruse some of Mancs finest.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bands_from_Manchester
Trevek 25 | 1699
18 Oct 2010 #43
What BS...The director was a retard.

Considering they were team leaders to a 30+ group of customers who weren't into the shopping fixes the Russian kids seemed to thrive on, I think he was smart enough to try to save his job.

Compared with a London bus-top trip, where would you take them in Manchester? (I honestly don't know, I don't know it that well)
Harry
18 Oct 2010 #44
From Manchester to Madchester, there have been some iconic bands that have been sporned from the working class roots of the city: click on this link to puruse some of Mancs finest.

None of which changes the fact that you bastards are also responsible for Simply Red and there is nothing on the planet which can ever make up for that.
poland_
18 Oct 2010 #45
lol

I am originally from London, but I know what you mean with Simply Red.
Amathyst 19 | 2700
18 Oct 2010 #46
Compared with a London bus-top trip, where would you take them in Manchester? (I honestly don't know, I don't know it that well)

mosi.org.uk

library.manchester.ac.uk/specialcollections

whitworth.manchester.ac.uk

manchestergalleries.org

manchester2002-uk.com/buildings/statues.html

manchester2002-uk.com/buildings/town%20Hall.html

manchester2002-uk.com/castlefield/castlefield1.html

urbis.org.uk

These are just off the top of my head..And all this guy could do was take them to the most digusting peice of architecture in the North...I suppose he thought that the Japanese would like it?

None of which changes the fact that you bastards are also responsible for Simply Red and there is nothing on the planet which can ever make up for that.

There are worse that have come out of London..
Harry
18 Oct 2010 #47
There are worse that have come out of London..

In the sense that being hit by a truck is better than being hit by a train, you might in theory have a point. However, it is very much open to debate that anything which came out of London was worse than Simply Red.
OP NorthMancPolak 4 | 643
18 Oct 2010 #48
These are just off the top of my head

Good choices. I'm still struggling to see everything worth seeing round here, and I've lived here a while now. There's simply not enough weekends in a year! :)

There are worse that have come out of London

True.

Simply Red are pants and Mick Hucknall's a t***, but at least he can sing.

Virtually no Manchester bands glorify gun/knife crime, or encourage the burning of gays - unlike a lot of London's MC "talent" these days.

I suppose he thought that the Japanese would like it?

The Japanese are a little strange though, so who knows what they would like? I wouldn't have a clue!

But they do seem to like walking around with cameras, and there's plenty to photograph round here - I always take my camera with me on days with nice weather, and there's enough to keep me going for a long time yet :)
Harry
18 Oct 2010 #49
Mick Hucknall's a t***, but at least he can sing.

You have ever wanted to listen to him?!
OP NorthMancPolak 4 | 643
18 Oct 2010 #50
You must be joking!! ;)

But they were very popular at one time, and used to get played everywhere; so it was a little hard to avoid. :)
pgtx 29 | 3133
18 Oct 2010 #51
Why Manchester rules over Warsaw :)

A tongue-in-cheek, yet brutally honest and clearly truthful Saturday night thread. :)

how dare you?!!!!
:)
OP NorthMancPolak 4 | 643
18 Oct 2010 #52
Don't worry, we're talking about the real Manchester, not the one in TX ;)
DariuszTelka 5 | 193
18 Oct 2010 #53
Northmancpolak:

I have som good memories from Manchester. Especially staying at the Castlefield hotel next to the museum you posted a picture from above, the hotel is brilliant with a football hall, running track, swimming pool, squash halls, weight rooms, snooker rooms and a bar next to the football hall. More hotels like this, please! But the weather, man..the weather, how do you cope? Waking up and seeing the whole year pass by in one hour outside your window. I'm not kidding, it had all four seasons in just one morning. Sunny, cloudy, rainy and in the end..snow, before the sun came back again. Finding out what to wear was a b*itch. English weather at it's best...

I went to Manchester about ten years in a row up until 2005 or so, to watch Manchester United play at OT and a fair amount of away games. I do NOT remember Manchester from the pictures you posted here...something serious has happened to the skyline...I remember they took away our favourite pub at the intersection where Sir Matt Busby road starts..but this is crazy.

My biggest experience there, apart from watching Manchester United, was when they bombed the Arndale center...(I believe it was the IRA). And being told NOT to go to Moss side after eight o'clock at night. Otherwise we had a great time in Manchester, nightclubs were good, restaurants also, although I got a bit sick of the lack of trees and grass in the city centre after two weeks...

On the other hand, the same gang of friends stopped by Warszawa for one evening this summer, and we were very impressed with the old town. After a night out, we walked for quite a stretch along the old city centre and the buildings were magnificent. To think that all of that was rebuilt after the war is mindboggling. Now, why couldn't they have made ALL of Warszawa like that? What we saw outside of the old town is better not spoken of.

DariuszTelka
Trevek 25 | 1699
18 Oct 2010 #54
You have ever wanted to listen to him?!

Well, apparently Rod Stewart want him to sing on the faces reunion tour.
OP NorthMancPolak 4 | 643
22 Oct 2010 #55
But the weather, man..the weather, how do you cope?

We're used to it :) I wouldn't want to deal with 40 degree summers like they have in Wrocław either :)

And it's the climate which helped make Manchester wealthy in the first place, so don't knock it ;)

Oh, I've just thought of a couple more to add to the list:

18. Piccadilly Station just totally rules over Warszawa Centralna (but then, where doesn't? lol). And I didn't even mention Warszawa Zachodnia, did I. That would be cruel, even for me :D

19. We've got loads of branches of TK MAXX, so we can wear designer clothes at half price, which makes us look classy; while you have to dress in chavvy fake market clothes at normal prices, which makes you look Polish :p
Amathyst 19 | 2700
22 Oct 2010 #56
although I got a bit sick of the lack of trees and grass in the city centre after two weeks...

All you needed to do was take a 10 minute tram ride and you would have been at the largest municaple park in Europe :D Complete with 2 golf courses a putting range, boating lake and miles of open spaces - oh there's a little farm there too ;0) I agree there isnt a great deal of green space in the city centre, but you have to remember it was an industrial town (although at one time was just farm land - but progress is progress), the heart of the industrial revolution which made Britain very very rich!

...(I believe it was the IRA).

Correct, best days work they ever did, they got rid of that horrid giant 70s shopping centre that looked like a huge tiled public toilet! And not one person killed...

Finding out what to wear was a b*itch. English weather at it's best...

Just always remember your brollie, I carry my 365 days of the year! Its mild and wet in the summer, cold and wet in the winter ;0)

And being told NOT to go to Moss side after eight o'clock at night.

Personally I wouldnt walk through there any time of the day.

More hotels like this

The rooms are dreadful though...Im still haunted by the overwhelming use of chintz!!!

You have ever wanted to listen to him?!

I had the Stars CD many moons ago...No accounting for taste is there really? I now feel like standing up and saying "Hi my name is Shelley and I used to like Simple Red" (*said in recovering acoholic like way*)

Well, apparently Rod Stewart

Is he still alive?
Trevek 25 | 1699
22 Oct 2010 #57
Is he still alive?

Apparently, just can't hit the high notes anymore (hence his suggestion of MH)
Amathyst 19 | 2700
22 Oct 2010 #58
Apparently, just can't hit the high notes anymore

What notes were they? He always sounded like he'd been smoking 3 packs of Capstan Full Strength a day from the age of about 5..... even in his heyday
pawian 223 | 24385
15 Oct 2012 #59
brutally honest and clearly truthful Saturday night thread. :)

Yes, but what about:

let's put an end to the lazy generalisations.

from another thread????
RevokeNice 15 | 1854
16 Oct 2012 #60
A softly spoken mancunian accent on a girl can be an attractive trait.

Quick witted folk.

Mad about their football. Went to a United and Leeds game when I was a nipper. That was hardcore. After the game a load of lads ,around my age at the time, were looking on someone to start a scrap with whilst chanting we all hate Leeds scum. I kept me gob shut in case they took me for a Leeds fan. The Manchester United museum is something else. The locals working together to rebuild the stadium during the war and the Munich disaster show that its not just a club. Pity its gone all corporate and there are more plastic fans in attendance than real mancunians but thats modern football.

City centre was nice and the shopping is good. Cheaper than here. The estates on the way in from the airport looked pretty grim. I would say it would be great for a holiday. Not so great to live there. Unless you are relatively well off. Like most cities.

I hear Deansgate is a good time. Id like to go back as an adult and explore the place. Maybe see a few games, too.


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