The open square just off the Cathedral is home to the fountains, gardens, and concrete slabs that blend into the city centre well.
It is a popular walk-through for anyone on their way to Victoria Station to catch the train home.
THE OLD AND THE NEW
The Bridgewater Canal flows right through the heart of the city and along its towpaths and banks, there are old red brick warehouses that add a foreground to the larger modern offices that are being built all over.
Another large open square in the city centre, this one has grown and developed over the last 20 years as the other buildings and tram line has emerged around it.
A modern success story, as the new retail and leisure sector, has really grown and attracted all kinds of shops, bars, and restaurants.
Modern office blocks are now surrounding the area and it is one of the places to be in the city, by day or by night.