Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.
1 253 hours ago
After visiting The Manchester Christmas Market in the Albert Square I stopped to marvel at this beautiful gothic monument, this just shows how I have not ventured to explored Manchester since moving here, working out of the city and having Osiris - it’s disgraceful I know! But despite this I am making more of an effort to discover Manchester. Anyway! back to the Prince Albert monument, I am going to share some fleek facts I discovered with you. The ornate and grand canopy was created separately, the statue a tribute to the Prince after he passed away from Tb, Queen Victoria personally signed it off.
You can’t tell because it’s been well weathered, but the statue of the late Prince is actually made of marble. Also, within the canopies stand symbolic figures representing art, commerce, science and agriculture. Bet you didn’t know that aye? Below these, stand secondary figures! representing the most important disciplines at the time :
- The Four Arts: painting, architecture, music, sculpture
- Commerce: the Four Continents
- The Four Sciences: chemistry, astronomy, mechanics, mathematics
- Agriculture: the Four Seasons
Reading up on this, I love how much thought and passion went into designing it, it was such a different world back then but they made sure to leave their mark, if we were making this today which disciplines would you pick ? Who’s statue would you want in there? Coding and robotics as well as automation would have to be on there. The internet? Netflix and amazon? How about Prince Harry? Or Princess Diana?
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Throwback to summer with this weather & practice 🔙☀️
It’s so important to be able to retain control of the ball when beating your defender ‼️
Check the simple practice above (could be expanded to use within a group session) ⬆️
1 3912 hours ago
Christmas at the Trafford Centre 🎆
📌 Intu Trafford Centre, Stretford, M17 8AA
Everyone's favourite pub, even in winter.
📌 Sinclair's Oyster Bar, Exchange Square, 2 Cathedral Gates.
One of the most famous (and cheapest) pubs in Manchester, Sinclair's Oyster Bar and the neighbouring Old Wellington were at the centre of one of the most ambitious (and controversial) plans put forward to rebuild the city following the IRA bomb.
The medieval pubs were dissembled, slate by slate and then put together again, 70 m up the street in Exchange Square.
8 3792 days ago
Media City showing off.
📌 Media City, Salford