A selection of images by Allan Phillip Russell of Manchester in 1982, including the 'Year of the Dog' celebrations in Chinatown, and the garden centre behind the old fish market gates.
Urban legends serve a rather special purpose of engaging people in their city's built environment and its history; perhaps the most prevalent myth surrounding Manchester is that of the secrecy surrounding Guardian Exchange.
Around the Arndale Centre and China Town - ghost signs, seating, and architecture straight from the Soviet bloc.
More adventures in film around the south side of the city
"One day I sat in the middle of a meadow, in the cold mud, not knowing whether to ever stand up and leave again." A look back on our 2015 for Caught By the River.
A short film by Tom Jeffs, travelling along the Salford arm of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury canal.
All around this central part of town is more traditional sightseeing to be had but there's some nice seating and quite a lot of good gargoyle action. So don't discount it.
What is the meaning of life? Does he love me? What did Spinningfields used to look like? I have all the answers. (I have one answer)
A trip back in time to Hulme Carnival 1979, with photos by Alasdair McIntyre
Salford's Crown Theatre is nothing but a skeletal frame coated in faded, burnt, or water-damaged paint but there's something magnificent in the decay.
An alternative guide to Manchester's street art, unusual sights, old street signs, places to sit, and things to do off the tourist trail.