Manchester always looks damn fine, but take a look at the city from above, below or reflected in a puddle and it becomes magical. Local photographer Mike Rampton is always on the look-out for an unusual angle, here are some of his best photos.
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Remember when Piccadilly Gardens had actual, er, gardens? Take a look at some of the highlights from Manchester Metropolitan University's archives and get nostalgic about how the city used to be.
By Mike Kniec