The Mancunian Way
With Manchester’s extraordinary resurgence, this northern star is emerging as the U.K.’s most exciting city.
Once the cradle of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester has since hung up its mucky boots and made the giant leap to become a sophisticated global city. Indeed, the former grim, gritty landscape of “England’s second city” has been transformed into one of commerce, culture and creativity.
The city’s rich history remains, but this is a place now buzzing with modern energy. Shiny, high-profile regeneration projects and a wave of skyscrapers play home to a booming business scene. Vast low-rise factories and storehouses have been converted into vibrant music venues, art spaces, restaurants and bars, giving the city a new and rather cosmopolitan face. Canals and waterways surround the city, formerly used for transporting coal but today lined with colorful barges hired out for private parties. Football teams Manchester United and Manchester City seal the city’s growing impact on the world stage.
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‘Ole #England, what’s happened? Once the entire world held its breath at your feats, your empire stretched the surface of the earth, and never did the sun set on her. Your culture, your boldness, your drive to raise your people to the summit of human achievement forever changed the human race, at enormous incalculable cost to the forever countless soldiers and sailors that fought and died for England, and forget not the cost to the generations of inhabitants of lands you conquered. Why did you give it all up so easily? Why cast aside such sacrifice? For it weakened you, old friend. Each year, you draw back, lose more and more of yourself. So eager to punish yourselves for past sins, and do not mistake me, of such sins you have many, as do each of the nations you bore(be they brought about in peace or in war), each year you weaken. Each year your people defend less of their own rights, surrender more, and the only thing so many of you seem to fight for is the right to be ruled from Brussels. Why do you seem so eager to be erased ? You do not want to be English, Just “European”? Why? Where is the line that the strongest among you drew throughout history, the line in blood that was never crossed without a fight? I have never known English soil, and I fear that I never shall. Know this , old England. We’ve come to your call for aid in the past, as you have to ours; we disagree more these days, but know when you’re ready to fight for your Land once more, America will be at your side.
STRICTLY SPORTS NEWS
Results of football matches played yesterday Tuesday January 22, 2019
Thierry Henry's Monaco have been dumped out of the Coupe de France after being beaten by Metz in a 3-1 home defeat. Football management has not really gone well for Henry and ever since he took over at the French side, he is yet to make a considerable amount of change from their previous positions and if this continues, the sack of the Arsenal legend might be well inevitable.
Results in full...
Copa del Rey
Getafe 1-0 Valencia
Andrezieux 1-2 Lyon la Duchere
Nancy 1-2 Guingamp
Toulouse 4(4)-(3)4 Reims
Villefranche Beaujolais 2-0 Les Herbiers
Monaco 1-3 Metz
Sete 0-1 Lille
Matches continue today with the following fixtures...
Burton Albion Vs Manchester City 8:45pm
Copa del Rey
Sevilla Vs Barcelona 9:30pm
Nimes Vs Angers 7:00pm
Bergerac Perigord Vs Orleans 6:30pm
Marignane Gignac Vs Croix 6:30pm
Saint-Etienne Vs Dijon 6:30pm
St-Pryve St-Hilaire Vs Rennes 6:30pm
Viry Chatillon Vs Caen 6:30pm
Paris Saint-Germain Vs Strasbourg 9:05pm
All time is in GMT+1, have a wonderful day ahead...
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The Interior of Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey by Canaletto, 1750
If you don’t do anything else, please appreciate the detail that went into this painting. Really really really look at it… the walls, the ceiling, the windows, the flooring…
Here’s a bit of information on the abbey to give you a better understanding of the painting…
The Henry VII Lady Chapel, now more often known just as the Henry VII Chapel, is a large Lady chapel at the far eastern end of Westminster Abbey, paid for by the will of Henry VII. In the 13th century, a movement toward devotion to the Virgin Mary inspired the building of chapels in her honour across Europe. Henry VII’s Lady Chapel at Westminster Abbey was part of this trend.
The chapel is best known for its combination of pendant fan vault ceiling.The fan vault is created by first dividing the ceiling into groin vaulted compartments. These groin vaults are created by the combination of arches along the wall and larger, transverse arches bridging the nave of the chapel. The compartments are then ribbed and paneled.
The structure of the chapel is a three-aisled nave composed of four bays. The aisles are divided by rows of a mahogany stalls. All contain numerous monuments and floor stones dedicated to various nobles. Above the stalls, at the triforium level, are many sculptures. Interspersed between the sculptures are the heraldic banners of the Knights of the Order of the Bath. Above this is the clerestory, with three rows of smaller windows. The window tracery articulates four larger windows, one in each bay, each composed of these three rows of smaller lancet windows.
The chapel is built in a very late Perpendicular Gothic style, the magnificence of which caused John Leland to call it the orbis miraculum (the wonder of the world). The tombs of several monarchs including Henry VII, Edward VI, Mary I, Elizabeth I, James I, Charles II and Mary, Queen of Scots are found in the chapel. -
In episode 11 we talked a little about William Marshall, he was one of the richest man in England and one of it's biggest badasses too. He would contiune to rid into battle at age 70!
The picture is of his effigy in Temple Chruch in London. The picture is from 2009 and you can still see it today.
Don't worry, he will be heavily featured in epsiode 12: Part III of the Magan Carta series.