Every now and then, I get the yen to come back here again.
Having included the site on one of my Manchester Modernist Walks, I pop by protectively just to make sure everything’s still there.
The custodians The University of Manchester may well be averse to listing and have already removed Chandos Hall.
In addition, a whole block and a walkway have been subtracted.
Thereby placing the Hans Tisdall mosaics: The Alchemist’s Elements in jeopardy – currently held in storage, who knows what fate awaits them?
Discussions have taken place pre-lockdown, another year on and possibly the possibility of a positive resolution.
Consequently I always approach the site with a slight sense of foreboding, it’s Easter and there’s nobody about.
The trees are just about to burst into leaf, there are bright bursts of cherry blossom on the bough.
The sun shines down from a big blue sky, strewn with wisps of cloud.
Let’s have a look around – it’s springtime for UMIST and Modernity!