A very impressive main entrance to the ground
Friday, 27 February 2009
Manchester City has a Great Museum and you can trace their history. It started as St Marks Church football team in 1880 to 1887. They then changed their name to Ardwick AFC. In the first Derby match against Man United on the 1st Dec 1906 City won 3-0. Forty Thousand Fans watched the match.
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
This is the Midland Hotel built 1898/1903 opposite Central Station for the railway company LMS. It's one of Manchester's best 5 star Hotels. The outer stone work is terracotta and faience to combat soot and smoke which maked it easier to clean. Coal is no longer burnt so Manchester is now smoke free.
Monday, 23 February 2009
The Bridgewater Hall was built in 1993 to 96. by RHWL Partnership and is the first auditorium of it's size to be built as a freestanding structure since the Royal Festival Hall in 1951. It has springs built in to the foundations to iron out vibrations from traffic and trains.It seats 2400 people
Thursday, 19 February 2009
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
These two Huntsmen on horses are spreading the scent trail which has been painted on the front hooves of the horses. They are about 30 mins. in front of the hunting pack. This is The North Cheshire Drag Hunt. (Fox Hunting is Illegal )
Gone are the days when a running man dragged a smelly sack around the course.