Friday, November 19, 2010

To children of all nations.

Seen on the wall of the boathouse in Platt Fields Park, Fallowfield, Manchester. A poem by Mike Garry, 2010.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Inside the Great Hall

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

Trafford Centre Fossil

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

Aquatics Centre

An interior view of the Manchester Aquatics Centre. An impressive facility built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games and jointly owned by the City Council and the Manchester Universities.