Although Manchester is close to us, we didn’t visit the museums as we tend to go further on our road trips or days out. Finally we went to see the Imperial War Museum and I like it. I should say I liked most of it, as you’ll see at the end of the post. The museum is very interesting and has a lot of fascinating exhibits on display. The building looks great too and it’s near BBC and itv and Coronation street, in a wonderful location.
“Surely this is the last war that will ever be between civilised nations.” These words were said by Private Arthur Wrench on 11 November 1918. He was soon proven wrong by another private who learned about war and hate in the WW1 trenches, Hitler.
This is a steel window section from the ruins of the World Trade Center. The twin towers were the tallest structure in the world when it was completed in 1973 having 110 storeys. It is impossible to know where the section came from due to the destruction. The clean up took eight months and some of the remains of the towers have been distributed to organizations in USA and the rest of the world. I was watching live news on TV when I saw the towers collapse, a dark moment in modern times what we have to remember.
After visiting the museum I told hubby we should head up to the viewing point. The lift was out of order and we took the stairs. I must admit the view from the top makes up for climbing all those stairs.
The only downside is that I have Acrophobia, irrational fear of heights, and being on a metal mesh is not something I enjoy. Hubby asked me if I want to take a picture of my shoes, but I was busy trying not to scream in terror. Anyway, I have his picture and a couple with the views and I kept my calm.