Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The end of the road at the end of the year

After an extremely cold night (by the standards of urban NW England!) we awoke to find a white blanket of frost/snow lying on the ground. It lay here all day which is also unusual, the outdoor temperature at 1800hrs being around -5C.

I'm glad I never made any rash promise to make this a daily photo blog, I'd have failed miserably! My New Year resolution is to do more in 2009.

As 2008 draws to a close I wish all of us (the Global We) a better 2009. Peace, health and happiness to ALL.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Wisdom and effort

The coat of arms of the City of Manchester on the parapet of Dawson Street Bridge crossing the River Medlock close to the city's Salford boundary. A translation of the motto is " wisdom and effort."

The sailing ship represents the city's trading links with the world and the Manchester Ship Canal. The three stripes below representing the city's main rivers; the Irwell, Medlock and Irk. The bees on the globe above represent industry.