GOULDEN STREET CAR PARK, MANCHESTER, 7.28AM
I’ve sometimes parked my car in Goulden Street, and have had to step in a puddle a foot deep just to get into the driver’s seat. The only selling point is that it’s the cheapest car park for a 24 hour stay. There are plenty to choose from around here, with SIP and Euro Car Parks the names that have now replaced Arkwright and Fairburn.
It’s still land that’s creating wealth though. Parked cars on plots that require no more attention than cacti in the desert to exist, provide a lucrative business to the owners of the land. And in Manchester, making money has always been the thing. And showing it off too. It’s not like the mills, solid though they were, had any greater beauty for those that lived their lives in the shadow of industry. The gleaming, gold reward for the owner was the only reason for them to exist.
The faded sign along the wall of the building, facing the rear of the parked cars, was supposed to say “No Parking, loading only” but, somehow it didn’t read like that.
SEE MANCHESTER AT DAWN WITHOUT HAVING TO GET UP…
£150.00 + p&p
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