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?