For around 13 years, this was our view as we approached the front door of our small, two bedroom terraced house in Old Trafford, and yes, being brought up on the edge of Derby with family scattered around the White Peak, I did miss the hills and wide open spaces. Living inner city can be extremely claustrophobic, with little strips of blue sky, enclosed back yards and the constant background of movement and noise which is inevitable when so many people live in such close proximity.
But city life can also be vibrant and full of opportunity. Old Trafford is a multi-racial, multi-faith community with a rich mix of cultures seeping through into everyday life. In general, people get along and many contribute to make the area an interesting place to live.
So, over the next few days, a bit of an insight into all things O.T.