Neil Roland - Gallery 2
Manchester Through Different Eyes

Each picture is from a limited edition of 50 and is printed from the artist's original photographs. Each one is titled and signed by the artist.

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Please note that the size, colours and quality of the pictures on this page have been reduced for web viewing and do not accurately represent the detail and vivid colours of the actual photographs

Theatre of Dreams

This is a large scale picture, incorporating a classic Manchester United programme from the year the recipient of this particular picture was born, the reflection of Sir Matt Busby in the façade of the United Ground; the Red Devels Chip shop; the classic façade behind stained glass; the front of the signage reflected in a puddle; a blending of images of Cantona and Giggs; a pint of larger and the reflection of all the chip shops and cafes outside the stadium in the office buildings opposite.

Chethams Medley

Because the history of Chethams College is so bound up since medieval times with Manchester Cathedral, this picture was created to interweave the ancient details of Chethams with the contemporary, jewelled stained glass in the cathedral.

Forever Manchester

A collection of terracotta, Silver and blue images of Manchester’s landmarks, nearly all reflected in water, glass, enamel and chrome. - from the Town Hall, the Central Station Clock and Central library, to the Beetham Tower (Hilton Hotel), Harvey Nichols and Minshull Street Crown Court.

Theatre of Dreams

Manchester United Football Club Stadium's imposing entrance at Old Trafford, shot through antique stained glass

City of Manchester Stadium

Northern Quarter Rooflines

Not the Eiffel Tower

(Castlefield Railway Viaduct)

University of Manchester

B of the Bang

The Lock, Whitworth Street

(a residential development by Dandara)

Manchester Grammar School

Central Library

The roofline of the Manchester Central Reference Library, which was the largest municipal library in Europe when it was opened by the king in 1936. The sky is naturally coloured - no filters (as with all the other pictures)

Victoria Baths

Formerly known as High Street Baths, this magnificent public baths is pictured before its forthcoming refurbishment, with its battered but classic changing stalls and red and white curtains. The building is rich in stained glass detail

Edgar Wood Building

This is the front door of the gorgeous Grade One listed former Church of Christ Scientist at Victoria Park, Manchester. Now the Edgar Wood bulding, named after the celebrated Arts & Crafts architect of early 20th century

Balance & Tension

Detail at the City of Manchester Stadium, home to Manchester City Football Club

City in Reflection

Facade of City of Manchester Stadium, home to Manchester City Football Club

Stadium in Context

The City of Manchester Stadium peeps out in between two untouched terrace homes in Beswick, just yards from the ultra modern new stadium. Pictured at the turn of the 21st century

Barton Arcade

The 1870s wedding cake filigree of Barton Arcade seen from St. Ann's Square and behind stained glass

Chepstow House

Here, Chepstow House on Chepstow Street swirls in reflection. The historic Peveril of the Peak coaching inn is in the background


G-Mex exhibition and concert hall is reflected to remarkable effect in the polished granite and glass of Barbirolli Square

University of Manchester

The famous facade of the university shot through with colour from antique stained glass following the lines of the buildling

Central Library Walk

Manchester's Central Reference Library, built as Europe's largest municipal library, and the 1930s Town Hall Extension provides a graceful walk through

Whitworth Gallery on CD

The Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, Manchester, reflected in a sculpture of CDs in its grounds

The Midland

The Midland Hotel, where Rolls met Royce and scene to so many important events through the 20th century. The brown granite 1903-build edifice is given an exotic light by the coloured glass

Chetham's Library

The medieval Chethams library at Long Millgate, Manchester, founded in the 15th century and home to an extraordinary collection of ancient books, is where Marx & Engels worked together on their manifestos

Crown Court Pink Lips

This gargoyle on Manchester's Crown Court buildling, Minshull Street, has had its lips pinked by a passer by

No. 3

This splended entrance is to Canada House, No. 3, Chepstow Street

Ionic not Ironic

The Portico Library and Gallery, founded in 1806, is a haven for classic serenity in the middle of Moseley Street

A forgotten Corner of China Town

An unnoticed, collapsing sign to A & H Reich, manufacturers of Manchester's traditional mainstay of cotton goods and handkerchiefs, right in the middle of what is now China Town. Note the stylish stone work - but for how much longer will this remain?

Sunlight House

Striking Deco simplicity of this great white tower designed by Josph Sunlight at the corner of Quay Street and famous for its swimming pool


An aluminium spiral staircase in Hulme, sunlight making graceful shadows on the brick wall

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