I'm in Manchester, finally, and doing as the locals do -- hitting a cozy pub.
Coming to this particular drinking hole, solo, is particularly significant: if the rumours are true, this is the pub Deborah Curtis (wife of Joy Division's Ian) visited on her own in the '70s, but was denied service as it was unbecoming of a woman to be drinking alone.
We've come so far. This is for you, Deborah! ✊️🍻
PS. This shot involved my Fujifilm x100s, the timer, and me running frantically to the other side of the camera -- luckily, I nailed it the first time!