Piece Hall AA083824
Looking over the market stalls in the courtyard of the Piece Hall in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Originally built as a cloth hall in the late 18th century, the Piece Hall was used as the town's market from 1871. Photographed by John Gay in 1976.
© Historic England Archive
Architecture, Market, Victorian
Mistletoe Christmas Decorations in Covent Garden, London
First sight of the new Covent Garden Mistletoe Christmas Decorations in London as they are installed in the market. The hanging boughs of mistletoe make a nice change to the giant xmas tree baubles which have graced the halls of the market for the last couple of years.
© Paul Brown
2015, Bunch, Bunches, Christmas, Decoration Decorations, England, Garden, Green Covent, Light, Lights, London, Market, Mistletoe, Tradition, Traditions, Xmas
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).
© Peter Bowater/Science Photo Library