Sunday, July 20, 2008

Our Trip to England: Part Three

(Above: Laura-Jane and Mathias in Manchester.)

Steve and I were both thrilled to see Mathias dance the role of Peasant Pas in BRB's Giselle. It is so nice to be able to watch the ballet more than once....the first time to follow the story and dancing....the second just to watch Mathias and Laura-Jane. Both danced well. Of course, in typical "ballet" fashion, Mathias said his performance could have been better. Ballet dancers are always harder on themselves than anyone else.

Steve and I also got to visit two other museums. One was the art museum. The other was the large Museum of Science and Industry. These photos are from there. I couldn't get any decent shots in the section of the sewer that we were able to tour, but there was an excellent guide who explained every step of the textile industry from the combing of the raw cotton fibers (above) through the rovings (below).... winding thousands of bobbins....

....on giant machines..... the actual weaving of fabric.

In another building were examples of transportation, all attractively displayed.

This included early 20th century airplanes, cars, bicycles, jets, and even a Model T Ford.

(Below is a detail of an engine made by Rolls Royce.)

Our final night in England was spent in the luxurious Airport Marriott enjoying the pool, sauna, hot tub, steam room, and cold plunge!


Wanda said...

Gorgeous picures as always. You can make boring things interesting!! ha ha

Wanda said...

Great picture of Laura-Jane and Mathias. I hope I get to meet her one day!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all the wonderful images and comments. Computer sharing is amazing. Mathias gets his eye for photography from his Mother. Mom