The Old Operating Theatre Museum, St Thomas Street, London, UK
London’s Best Places to Visit
This fascinating museum was my absolute Favorite Place to visit in London. I spent hours listening to what happened in the operating theatre before anaesthetics and studying the primitive instruments used on patients.
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London Historical Buildings
Auction Mart and Bank of England
by Suzi Love
FROM: 1827 Metropolitan Improvements; Or, London in the Nineteenth Century, Displayed in a Series of Engravings of the New Buildings, Improvements, &c., by the Most Eminent Artists, from Original Drawings, Taken from the Objects Themselves Expressly for this Work
by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd
Publisher : Jones & Company and sold by Simpkin and Marshall
AUCTION MART, ETC ST. BARTHOLOMEW LANE.
Erected in 1808-9 for the public sale of all sorts of Property, and has since had a literary
Institution engrafted on the original Establishment.
At some distance, on the same side, is the principal Avenue, through Capel Court, to the Stock Exchange; and still further, the Church of St. Bartholomew, built in the year 1670.
On the right, the eastern front of the Bank of England, which has been lately repaired and much improved, occupies the entire space to the corner of Threadneedle Street: the entrance to the Rotunda. where stockjobbers, &c. carry on their dealings in British Securities, being about the centre of the range, and nearly opposite the Stock Exchange.
The View is terminated by a portion of the north elevation of the Royal Exchange, over which the new Tower and Cupola, surmounting the south front of the same Building, and finished in 1824, is conspicuous.
Suzi Love is visiting the lovely Dames of Dialogue and talking about the outback of Australia.
We’d love you to drop by for a visit and tell us what you think of outback Australia.
Would you like to visit our Australian outback?
Outback Australia by Suzi Love
In the outback, distances are vast and the area in my state alone is the size of several small European countries.
The outback is a mixture of gulf wetlands and waterholes, red desert and sand dunes, pockets of lush grasslands, and enormous cattle stations. These stations truck cattle to market by road trains, semi trailers pulling one, two, or three trailers, or dogs.
These road trains take up the full width of most outback roads so travelers learn quickly to get off onto the side of the road when you see a large cloud of dust coming towards you, because chances are it’s a road train and the driver is hurrying to get the cattle to shipping ports or to saleyards and abattoirs.
Outback Cattle Truck
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Toowoomba Carnival Of Flowers, Australia.
I’ve been remiss in not posting some of my photos from the amazing Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers in my state of Queensland, Australia. There is a street parade, gardens entering the competition, and public parks, gardens and buildings displaying their finest flowers.
Toowoomba : From Wikipedia
- Toowoomba (nicknamed ‘The Garden City’) is a city in South-East Queensland, Australia.
- It is located 127 km (79 mi) west of Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane.
- With an estimated district population of 157,023 , Toowoomba is Australia’s second most populous inland city and the most populous non-capital inland city.
- A university and cathedral city, Toowoomba hosts the Australian Carnival of Flowers each September, and Easterfest is held annually over the Easter weekend.
- There are more than 150 public parks and gardens in Toowoomba. It has developed into a regional centre for business and government services.
Hope you enjoy a peek at some of the flowers and gardens.