Monday, June 29, 2009

The Gang!

Group of wooden cowboys in the quadrangle of the Lymm service area on the M6 Motorway.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937)

Blue plaque on the wall of the Coupland Building of Manchester University. It commemorates Rutherford's time at this laboratory and his work which led to the discovery of the atomic nucleus and the splitting of the atom.

Monday, June 22, 2009

London 182 1/2 Miles

Old style signpost located on the A6 in central Stockport, close to the Town Hall.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Seen better days!

In the latter part of the 1980s unemployed youths of the Irlam area were drafted onto youth 'employment' schemes. One of these was the making of Irlam Linear Park, a few hundred metres of path beside a railway embankment. Access points at each end and here, about midway, close to a Tesco hypermarket. A good idea and a pleasant walk when new but no effort applied to maintain it afterwards. Now overgrown and littered.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Medieval stonework

The rear of Chetham's School and Library, Manchester from Walker's Croft. Buildings here date from the second quarter of the fifteenth century.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A wet Manchester

Looking along London Road towards Piccadilly from the Manchester Curve footbridge.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Alan Turing Building

A view of the recently completed Alan Turing Building of the University of Manchester.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hardman Square

Located in the Spinningfields development to the west of Deansgate, Manchester.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Manchester weather!

The morning started off bright and sunny. Good enough to persuade the catering staff of University Place to put these tables and chairs outside. Ah, well! Photographed on Oxford Rd. Manchester.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Garden of Remembrance

Another view of the Baby Memorial Garden at Salford Royal Hospital, formerly Hope Hospital.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Baby Memorial

A piece of sculpture in the Baby Memorial Garden of Salford Royal Hospital (formerly Hope Hospital).

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Lady Godiva, Coventry

Lady Godiva was the wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia. Sometime around 1050 AD she is reputed to have ridden naked through the streets of Coventry to persuade her husband to remove an oppressive tax. The legend has it that the townspeople were forewarned and were asked to stay indoors to preserve her modesty. All complied save one, a tailor named Tom whose punishment for looking at her was to be struck blind. This gave rise to the expression "Peeping Tom" to describe one who looks where one shouldn't!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Clock Tower

The Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower is situated in Chancellor's Court at the University of Birmingham, UK. Named after the University's first Chancellor. It is, reputedly, the world's tallest free-standing clock tower at 110m tall.