General Store at Orphan Homes of Scotland, Bridge of Weir
The general store at the Orphan Homes of Scotland, Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire. Jars of sweets feature prominently on its shelves. The Homes, laid out as a village of 'cottage homes', were opened in 1878 by William Quarrier, a successful shoemaker from Greenock, who developed an interest in the welfare of deprived street children.
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Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK), Hong Kong, China. In 2004, over 3.8 trillion Hong Kong dollars were traded on the SEHK (nearly 500 billion US dollars) and the hundreds of listed companies had a market value of about 6.6 trillion Hong Kong dollars (846 billion US dollars). Financial trading in Hong Kong dates back to 1866. The present SEHK formed in 1986 from a merger between four different stock exchanges. Thousands of traders use sophisticated telecommunication systems and computer databases to trade financial products on the world markets. The SEHK is one of the world's leading stock exchanges. From 2000, it became a subsidiary of HKEx (Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited).
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Entrance to the Khan el-Khalili souk in Cairo, in the 19th century, from 'El
KW478317 Entrance to the Khan el-Khalili souk in Cairo, in the 19th century, from 'El Mundo Ilustrado', published Barcelona, 1880 (litho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The entrance to the Khan el-Khalili souk or market in Cairo, Egypt, in the 19th century. Illustration from 'El Mundo Illustrado' or 'The World Illustrated'.); Ken Welsh; European, out of copyright
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