Friday, January 9, 2009

Manchester, England

Manchester is one of the cities I visited as I went to England last year. This photo was taken in front of their City Hall. We just had a short tour in the city as we visited here. I just bought some souvenirs like postcards, city travel guide and fridge magnet during my visit. According to history, Manchester is the first industrialized city in the world and played a main role during the Industrial Revolution.

Etymology of Manchester
source: wikipedia

The name Manchester originates from the Ancient Roman name Mamucium, the name of the Roman fort and settlement, generally thought to be a Latinisation of an original Celtic name (possibly meaning "breast-like hill" from mamm- = "breast"), plus Old English ceaster = "town", which is derived from Latin castra = "camp". An alternative theory suggests that the origin is British Celtic mamma = "mother", where the "mother" was a river-goddess of the River Medlock which flows below the fort. Mam means "female breast" in Irish Gaelic and "mother" in Welsh. Manchester is also the 10th most common place name in the United States.

2 comments:

leizlmarie said...

looks like you really enjoyed there! hope to have a chance to go there as well.. hehe..

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