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.