The last time I visited Europe was for a similar work-related conference in the Netherlands. This year I was accepted to the EMEAPUG (Europe, Middle East, Africa Progress Users Group) conference which was held in Manchester, England. I arrived early on a Wednesday morning, so I had some time to walk around the city and snap some photos (of course). I didn’t take as many as I would’ve liked, but I did get to visit the Manchester Cathedral and had a good walk around my host venue, the Midland Hotel.
The cathedral is a beautiful gothic church built between 1421-1882, and rebuilt after bombings from WWII. Unfortunately I never had a chance to go inside due to an event (or at least the setup for an event) was in process. The hotel is likewise a very old structure, built between 1898-1903. Originally build behind the Manchester Central railway station (now a convention center). More information can be found on Wikipedia, rather than my paraphrasing of details here ;)