Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Geography / Merrie olde England

Rolls Royce, Land Rover, Jaguar, MG, Mini Cooper, Lotus, Aston Martin: England was once a nation of top engineering and manufacturing. Today most of those auto companies have closed or been bought by non-English companies.

The British economy has been in decline in recent years. There's no easy answer as to why they've slipped.

Notice the circular building in the lower screen above; it is the Globe Theater, home of Wm Shakespeare.

Also, see a sketch of the 17th-18th century London Bridge, the one with structures built on the bridge itself. While it made the passageway narrow, the buildings - retail shops - generated a steady tax revenue for the King.