Wednesday, 29 December 2010

The Christmas Markets.

There is no Shortage of Food on the Markets. Toasted Muffins ( or Balm Cakes as we say in Manchester ) are turned into Delicious and Spicy Snacks. Eat yourself Thin? I don't think so. Ha Ha.

Monday, 27 December 2010

Bavarian Pub.

This Bavarian Tower is part of the Pub which sells copious amounts of "Gluevien" and Lot's of other Alcoholic Drinks. The whole area is surrounded with a fence and gates which allow the Public in, but don''t allow alcoholic drink out. Drinks can only be drunk on the premises.

Sunday, 26 December 2010


This Foot Cleaning Process has come over from the Far East. It is now popular Manchester. You put your Feet in the Aquarium and about Twenty Fish eat the Dead Skin on your Feet, for Price of Course. (Good for the Soul?) LOL.

Out Door Ice Rink.

This is the Out Door Ice Rink in the Middle of Manchester. This is normally a big attraction at this time of the Year. Mother Nature has taken over this Year with Temps of -10 to -20 the Arctic Weather, includes Snow, the Coldest we have had for Years.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Snowy Manchester

Together with the Snow and very Low Temperature's (-12c) around Manchester. 
Great Britain Grinding to a Halt. We have to open the Fridge Door to keep Warm. LOL.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

The Christmas Markets.

Here we see a Great Stall selling German Sausages such Bratwurst, Schnitzel and Kartoffeln. All being cooked over a charcoal fire ready to be put on bread to Eat Now.

Snowy Manchester

The Snow and Ice in the British Isles has almost brought the Country to a Halt. Together with very low temperature's of  (-10 too  -19)  we are in a  Deep Freeze. (Snow use you worrying I hear you say ) Ha Ha.

Friday, 17 December 2010

The Christmas Markets.

To liven up the Atmosphere on the Market, this Brass Band plays Christmas Carols to put everybody in the "Christmas Spirit".

The Christmas Markets.

This is one of the many stalls on the Manchester Christmas Markets selling Cheese, Chocolate Cake and Homemade Jams.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

The Christmas Markets.

Every Year in December, around the Streets of Manchester we have had the German Market's. Now they have renamed them the Christmas Markets owing to the growing number of stalls from all over Europe.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Manchester's Piccadilly Gardens.

These Beautiful Snow Men are looking on at the Children who are enjoying the Christmas Fair in Piccadilly Gardens. There is plenty of Lemonade and Orangeade to be had, on the Burger Stalls to keep the Children Happy and Contented.

Christmas Roundabout

Christmas in Manchester is Celebrated Big Time. We have a lot of Christmas Markets in the City Streets all round the Town Hall. The latest attraction is a Fairground in the Piccadilly Gardens where the Main Bus Station is.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Tutankhamun and Egypt.

This is purported to be photograph of the Pharaoh's skull, which is in the Cairo Museum along side his Real Treasures.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Tutankhamun and Egypt.

This is one of the Pharaoh's Golden  Throne. Notice the very large Feathered Fans at the back of the Throne. The Pharaoh was kept cool by two of his man servants.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Tutankhamun and Egypt.

These Small Shabti figures are thought to be servants of the Underworld. The Pharaoh needed them to plough his fields and care for him as in real life.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Tutankhamun and Egypt.

These Gold Slippers and Gold Toes were in the Tomb. One wonder's if he had to wear these on Ceremonial Occasions? They look very uncomfortable. I guess these are one of the Earliest Pair of Flip Flops in the World. LOL.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Tutankhamun and Egypt.

This is a Replica of the Solid Gold Mask of the Pharaoh. What a Stunning Object. The Craftsmanship is Marvelous.

The Oldest Department Store in the World.

This Montage of Black and White figures, and the scene at the back is showing Red and White, also Blue and White, Manchester United, Manchester City Football Team Scarves along side Coronation Street, sign who are Celebrating 50 years of being on the Television. Mancunians are Proud.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

The Oldest Department Store in the World.

In 1835 three young assistants Kendal , Milne and Faulkner bought a Shop called the Bazaar. This became the first Department Store in the World. This year is its 175th anniversary and is still giving Quality Service to the People of Manchester.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Christie Cancer Hospital.

Finally this is the outside of the New Cancer Clinic showing the Great Style of the Building. This makes the The Christie the Biggest Cancer Hospital in Europe. Also the leading "drug companies" can try out their latest drugs with the Permission of the Patients. Its a Gamble, but you would try anything to extend your life. (Yes!)

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Christie Cancer Hospital.

In the New Extension some of the Patients  need about 12 hours of Chemotherapy depending on which Cancer they have. Hence the need for beds. Twelve hours in a Chair  can be uncomfortable.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Tutankhamun and Egypt.

This Sarcophagus is the Outer One of the Three that the Pharaoh Tutankhamun was encased in. If you look Carefully it even had Engraved Wings. If you click on the tool bar bottom right hand side, where it says 100% You can make the Photo Bigger up two hundred %. (Don't forget to go back down to 100%) to carry on reading the Blog.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Tutankhamun and Egypt.

When Howard Carter knocked a hole in the Tomb Entrance this is what he saw. The tomb robbers had not a found the entrance, so all the Gold Objects were still there. Including a Gold Bed and a Gold Chariot in the Outer Chamber.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Vintage Cars.

This is a Vintage 2  Door Morris Minor. A split windscreen gives the age away. The shape didn't change much through the years, but what a great Rag Top Model.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Vintage Cars.

This is the Triumph Mayflower, (not to sure what year?)  It's a Magnificent Open Topped Sports Car with a great Colour. It has two good size seats at the front, and the back seats are Dicky Seats, so not  to much room. It was built for Touring Holidays

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Christie Cancer Hospital.

On the Second Floor there is an Atrium in the New Extension, so more light is given to the Top Floor where the Private Patients are treated. A time capsule has been buried in the Atrium be opened in 20 years Time

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Tutankhamun and Egypt.

This is a Reconstruction of the Burial Chamber that Howard Carter found in the tomb. He carefully photographed everything with his plate graph camera. So we have a very good idea of the Breath Taking of the scene that he found in 1922. 

Christie Cancer Hospital.

A Brilliant Labour Saving Device in the New Extension is this Pneumatic Delivery System, which delivers Blood Samples to the Blood Laboratory in the main hospital building. The sample's are Patients  Blood which is carefully monitored during "Chemo". I  remember the Co-op used to have the same system in the 1950s for money. So nothings new. LOL.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Tutankhamun and Egypt.

The Pharaoh was buried in three different Sarcophagus each one in side the other. All made out of solid gold. This is the inner one. Stunning.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Tutankhamun and Egypt.

This Black and White Photograph is the two men that were responsible for finding the Tomb. British Archaeologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon who Banked Roll the whole expedition. It took two years  back breaking work before they found it.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Christie Cancer Hospital.

This is the New Pharmacy where the Chemo is stored, and the Patient will collect the Chemo and go to the allotted chair where a Nurse will hook up him or her to the drug. Chemo is temperature sensitive so is kept in a controlled environment. 

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Christie Cancer Hospital.

These Chemotherapy Chairs 60 of them enable "The Christie Hospital" to treat 200 Cancer Patients a day, and up to 500 a week in their "Super New Extension". Which makes the Manchester Hospital the Biggest in Europe for Cancer. The extension become functional in a weeks time.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Tutankhamun and Egypt.

This is Photograph of the Rosetta Stone found in Egypt in 1799. The writing on the stone was in three languages. So enabling Egyptian Hieroglyphics's to be understood for the first time.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Tutankhamun and Egypt.

This is a Scene showing the River Nile and it's Sail Barges which are used as Transport and Commerce along the River.

Sunday, 7 November 2010


This is a Photograph of the Mask of Tutankhamun which was made of pure gold when he died at the early age of 19years.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Vintage Cars.

This is a Austin Seven  two door car with an unusual soft top arrangement. It's a Credit to the Owner.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Vintage Cars

This Prewar Austin Car with the Cream Body looks as if it was built to be a Wedding Car. Note the Running Boards

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Vintage Cars.

This looks  like a Ford Consul Shooting Brake, but I am not sure?. Notice the Chrome Strips on the Doors and Body Work. It was found later that at the conjunction of the two metals caused metal corrosion to the body. Now days Chrome Strips have plastic underneath them.  

Monday, 1 November 2010

Vintage Cars.

This is a Standard Motor Car, about 1950s and Obviously in the Standard Motor Club. The Colour is ??? has anybody got any Ideas?

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Morris Minor.

This Vintage Morris Minor with a Split Windscreen and Soft Top has got to be before WW2. It is in great condition, has the old black and silver number plates, which are illegal now, except on vintage cars.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Vintage Cars.

This Stunning 1930s Car Shows the Love and Care that the Owners bestow on their Cars

Vintage Cars.

These Vintage Cars are on display are a Credit to the Owners.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Wheel Chair Diplomacy?

These Him She's are wheeling a wheelchair with a bucket for collecting loose change for charity. Why the Stars and Strips Flags are being Paraded I Don't Know.

Friday, 1 October 2010


These Male Angels look very Cool today, probably because it is. The Wings are Great for our Feathered Friends (Yes?)

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

It's Cold Out Here.

These Lads are Brave, it is starting to Rain and it's Cold, but they don't seem mind. LOL

Friday, 24 September 2010

The World through Manchester Airport.

This Balloon of the World is an Advert for Manchester Airport which is owned by the City Council.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

New Union Hotel.

The Show Girls on the Float Strut their Stuff and look good.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

The Pride Parade.

More loud music on the floats as the Gay's and Lesbians give it their all in the Parade.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Coronation Street

Some of the Cast of Corrie Street on the Float in the Parade celebrating 50 yrs of being on the Box.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Coronation Street

Its is the 50th Anniversary of the TV Soap "Coronation Street" So they have decided too do a "Celebration Float" in this Years Manchester's Pride Parade.