Monday, 30 June 2008

Ashton-under-Lyne, Park Bridge

Park Bridge is a wooded green area containing remnants of an industrial revolution, iron works. It once was a collection of soot blackened mills, shops and workers homes, complete with it’s own railway line held up on a massive, multi arched bridge. No trace of the railway is left and virtually all the mills have gone now. You’d never know most it had been there. Just a few towers and walls along with some of the original homes are left standing now. Still, enough for a few snaps though.

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Ashton-under-Lyne, IKEA

IKEA, at any time

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Ashton-under-Lyne, signpost

Directions to:
Droylsden Audenshaw Denton Mossley Dukinfield Hyde Longdendale Stalybridge East

Friday, 27 June 2008

Ashton-under-Lyne, Market Day

Elvis looks out from a market stall

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Ashton-under-Lyne, cannon

Cannon guards the entrance to the Town Hall

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Ashton-under-Lyne, Market Day

Hurrying to the shops as rain clouds roll in

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Ashton-under-Lyne, rain clouds

Rain clouds gather over Ashton Market

Monday, 23 June 2008

Saddleworth, Delph

A quiet village in Saddleworth. Nothing ever happens here. One horse town. So to see a Hummer trundling past the local pub, The Swan Inn, raises eyebrows of the locals somewhat.

Sunday, 22 June 2008

England, Saddleworth

Back in ‘Merry old England’. A cow in a field, with the TV transmitter on Wharmton Rise behind the cow.

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Malta, The Siege Bell

The Siege Bell.

Inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II in 1992. The Siege Bell is a monument to the fallen of World War II. Inside is an enormous bell. It is struck at midday only. There are warnings posted all around telling visitors not stand in the bell tower at 12:00. No I didn’t try it. Pardon. What’s that you say?

Friday, 20 June 2008

Malta, Muscovy Duck

Some kinda duck...

Little help here?

Ah! Thanks Terri. It’s a Muscovy Duck.
Or if you live in Latin land it’s a: Cairina moschata.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Malta, spiky tree

Crazy spiky tree… also boringly known as the Silk Floss Tree or Chorisia speciosa

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Monday, 16 June 2008

Malta, rocks

These rocks are part of a Stonehenge type structure. I should remember the name. But I don’t.
Ah, the power of Google. It’s called ‘Hagar Qim’. Built 2700BC in southern Malta. So, 700 years older than Stonehenge. You needed to know that.

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Malta, plane

Small plane lands in the Grand Harbour. It’s the daily flight from Sicily.

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Friday, 13 June 2008

Malta, ear

Look at the ‘ear’ carved into the top of the tower.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Malta, sea

The remains of a bridge that was destroyed in WWII

Monday, 9 June 2008

Malta, The Grand Harbour

A tug manoeuvres the cargo ship Bauci out of The Grand Harbour after it delivered a shipment of petrol to Malta.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Malta, Valletta

Alleyways through the centre of Valletta

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Malta, PayX

Mike enjoys a glass or two of wine at Adrian and Coreen’s house on Malta.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Monday, 2 June 2008

Malta, Valletta

Maltese football team Valletta win the league! As did Manchester United, two days later in England

Malta, horse and carriage

Sunday, 1 June 2008