The Culture Tome features various historical landmarks and their importance, and so I figured I’d start with my local area of Manchester. The city was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and has plenty of historical buildings. My favourite is the John Rylands Library, which can be found on Deansgate. It rises like a Gothic castle out of the modern buildings that surround it. The John Rylands Library is one of the best places to visit in the city and I’m looking into the history of it.