Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Manchester Town Hall's Great Hall is lined with murals painted by Ford Madox Brown. These depict significant scenes from Manchester's history, from its founding by the Romans up to the early 19th Century. This one shows John Dalton, a Manchester schoolmaster, scientist and founder of modern atomic theory, collecting marsh gas from a local pond for his experiments.
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Fossil ammonite in the flooring material at Mango, 117 Regent Crescent, The Trafford Centre, Manchester. The floor here is composed of Solnhofen limestone from Germany. This limestone is from the Jurassic period (about 150 million years old). It is from these rock formations that fossils of the first known fossil bird, Archaeopteryx, have been obtained.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
On an Irlam garden wall. I believe this to be the larva of the Harlequin Ladybird, Harmonia axyridis. A recently arrived invasive species, this insect has spread rapidly north and westwards since first sightings in the southeast of the UK.
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Friday, October 8, 2010
Here in Manchester, where Princess Street becomes Brook Street, the River Medlock emerges from a culvert that has taken it below this part of the city centre. At first sight it seems devoid of life and dead save for a few marginal weeds. Closer inspection reveals the presence of many little fish. They were easy to see around the sandy area near the tyre.
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
going up and along ALL the mortar joints of a very big wall!