Doric Park is located in Old Swan, England. Doric Park's main entrance is located in Wharncliffe Road; the popular local Green Flag park is tucked away behind rows of terraced houses. It is controlled by Liverpool City Council, has 2.6 hectares of open space. Doric is one of many parks in Liverpool, awarded with the 2010 Green Flag Award. Stanley and Calderstones Park have been awarded with the 2010 Green Flag Award. At one point the park suffered from vandalism, antisocial fly tipping. Many visitors felt that the lack of lighting gave a feeling of unease and the site was underused. Members of the community raised their concerns about the park, which led to the'Reclaiming Doric Park’ project. Public Services from the area set up the Old Swan Foundation and in 2002 Doric Park received a grant from the Countryside Agency Doorstep Green Programme. From the grant improvements such as the following have been made. A multi use games area, picnic tables, planting, a feature entrance and mural incorporating community artwork were added to the park in 2006.
A table tennis table added in 2008. A ‘Playbuilder’ natural play area added in 2010; the total cost of the project amounted over £200,000 Doric Park has the following facilities: Playground for children under 14 A children's playground roundabout Wooden climbing frame Grassy hills A small fenced football pitch Dog mess bins Media related to Doric Park, Old Swan at Wikimedia Commons Liverpool City Council - Doric Park page Green Flag page Location shown on Google Maps Doric Park images on Flickr
SS Doric (1922)
SS Doric was a British ocean liner operated by White Star Line. Doric was White Star's last turbine-propelled ship; the vessel was constructed by Harland and Wolff in Belfast and was launched in 1922. Her passenger capacity was 600 in cabin class plus 1,700 3rd. Class, with a crew of 350; the ship's maiden voyage on 8 June 1923, was from Liverpool, England to Montreal, Canada. Several postcards and photos of the SS Doric are available. Most photos and documents refer to the ship as the SS Doric, however a September 1923 postcard is annotated for a specific trip and is titled RMS Doric; this suggests the Doric carried Royal Mail Ship designation during or before September 1923. That specific annotation reads: Embarked Liverpool, R. M. S. Doric 31 August 1923. Disembarked Quebec 9th Sept 1923. 2,487 miles. According to a passport issued 25 Feb 1924 in Washington, to Chicago lawyer, Charles Lincoln Powell and his wife, Blanche. New York could have been a regular stop on the Doric's Liverpool to Quebec route.
The application calls the ship Doric, without the SS or RMS designation. An Abstract of Log from 3 September 1926 to 11 September 1926, shows the ship's route as: "LIVERPOOL to QUEBEC and MONTREAL...." That specific trip departed Cloch Point at 8:57pm GMT on 4 September, with a rough head sea. They arrived at Father Point at 9:34 a.m. EST, 11 September 1926. A distance of 2,385 miles over a passage of 6 days, 16 hours, 27 minutes, for an average speed of 14.86 knots. That same 4 September 1926 voyage lists the SS Doric at 16,484 tons and under the command of T. Jones. Without the RMS designation, it would appear the ship was no longer carrying Royal Mail by 1926, it is believed the Doric served on this same basic route from Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal from 1923 to 1932. From 1933 until her end in 1935, the Doric was used for only cruising, she was based at Liverpool until 1934 when she was one of ten White Star liners transferred to the newly merged company Cunard White-Star Ltd. The vessel was the second White Star ship to bear the name Doric, after a previous ship built in 1883.
On 5 September 1935 Doric collided with the French vessel Formigny, of the Chargeurs Reunis line, off Cape Finisterre. Following this collision Doric had emergency repairs at Spain; however once the Doric returned to England her damage was determined to be a constructive total loss and she was subsequently scrapped in November 1935 at Cashmores shipbreaker's yard in Newport, Monmouthshire. Various examples of solid oak wall paneling from the Doric today still decorate the St Julian's Arms on Caerleon Road in Newport
The Dorians were one of the four major ethnic groups among which the Hellenes of Classical Greece considered themselves divided. They are always referred to as just "the Dorians", as they are called in the earliest literary mention of them in the Odyssey, where they can be found inhabiting the island of Crete, they were diverse in way of life and social organization, varying from the populous trade center of the city of Corinth, known for its ornate style in art and architecture, to the isolationist, military state of Sparta. And yet, all Hellenes knew which localities were Dorian, which were not. Dorian states at war could more but not always, count on the assistance of other Dorian states. Dorians were distinguished by the Doric Greek dialect and by characteristic social and historical traditions. In the 5th century BC, Dorians and Ionians were the two most politically important Greek ethne, whose ultimate clash resulted in the Peloponnesian War; the degree to which fifth-century Hellenes self-identified as "Ionian" or "Dorian" has itself been disputed.
At one extreme Édouard Will concludes that there was no true ethnic component in fifth-century Greek culture, in spite of anti-Dorian elements in Athenian propaganda. At the other extreme John Alty reinterprets the sources to conclude that ethnicity did motivate fifth-century actions. Moderns viewing these ethnic identifications through the 5th and 4th century BC literary tradition have been profoundly influenced by their own social politics. According to E. N. Tigerstedt, nineteenth-century European admirers of virtues they considered "Dorian" identified themselves as "Laconophile" and found responsive parallels in the culture of their day as well. Accounts vary as to the Dorians' place of origin. One theory believed in ancient times, is that they originated in the northern mountainous regions of Greece, ancient Macedonia and Epirus, obscure circumstances brought them south into the Peloponnese, to certain Aegean islands, Magna Graecia and Crete. Mythology gave them a Greek origin and eponymous founder, Dorus son of Hellen, the mythological patriarch of the Hellenes.
The origin of the Dorians is a multifaceted concept. In modern scholarship, the term has meant the location of the population disseminating the Doric Greek dialect within a hypothetical Proto-Greek speaking population; the dialect is known from records of classical northwestern Greece, the Peloponnesus and Crete and some of the islands. The geographic and ethnic information found in the west's earliest known literary work, the Iliad, combined with the administrative records of the former Mycenaean states, prove to universal satisfaction that East Greek speakers were once dominant in the Peloponnesus but suffered a setback there and were replaced at least in official circles by West Greek speakers. An historical event is associated with the overthrow, called anciently the Return of the Heracleidai and by moderns the Dorian Invasion; this theory of a return or invasion presupposes that West Greek speakers resided in northwest Greece but overran the Peloponnesus replacing the East Greek there with their own dialect.
No records other than Mycenaean ones are known to have existed in the Bronze Age so a West Greek of that time and place can be neither proved nor disproved. West Greek speakers were in western Greece in classical times. Unlike the East Greeks, they are not associated with any evidence of displacement events; that provides circumstantial evidence that the Doric dialect disseminated among the Hellenes of northwest Greece, a highly-mountainous and somewhat-isolated region. The Dorian invasion is a modern historical concept attempting to account for: at least the replacement of dialects and traditions in southern Greece in pre-classical times more the distribution of the Dorians in Classical Greece the presence of the Dorians in Greece at allOn the whole, none of the objectives has been met, but the investigations served to rule out various speculative hypotheses. Most scholars doubt that the Dorian invasion was the main cause of the collapse of the Mycenean civilization; the source of the West Greek speakers in the Peloponnese remains unattested by any solid evidence.
Though most of the Doric invaders settled in the Peloponnese, they settled on Rhodes and Sicily, in what is now Southern Italy. In Asia Minor existed the Dorian Hexapolis: Halikarnassos and Knidos in Asia Minor and Lindos, Ialyssos on the island of Rhodes; the six cities would become rivals with the Ionian cities of Asia Minor. The Dorians invaded Crete; the origin traditions remained strong into classical times: Thucydides saw the Peloponnesian War in part as "Ionians fighting against Dorians" and reported the tradition that the Syracusans in Sicily were of Dorian descent. Other such "Dorian" colonies from Corinth and the Dorian islands, dotted the southern coasts of Sicily from Syracuse to Selinus. A man's name, Dōrieus, occurs in the Linear B tablets at Pylos, one of the regions invaded and subjugated by the Dorians. Pylos tablet Fn867 records it in the dative case as do-ri-je-we, *Dōriēwei, a third- or consonant-declension noun with stem ending in w. An unattested nominative plural, *Dōriēwes, would have become Dōrieis by loss of the w and contraction.
The tablet records the grain rations issued to the servants of "religious dignitaries" celebrating a religious festival of Potnia, the mother goddess. The nominative singular, Dōrieus, remained the same in the classical period. Many Linear B names of servants were formed from
The Doric Transistorized Organ is a model of combo organ produced in Italy in the 1960s. Doric organs were sold under the brand name Ekosonic and were marketed as being the "lightest on the market" at 40 pounds. Much like early Farfisa combo organs, Doric organs featured a monophonic bass section and a polyphonic lead which emulated other instruments by using transistor oscillators and a frequency divider section; the Doric never achieved the same fame as Farfisa and Vox organs due to limited distribution and a lower price point. The Doric 61TT featured controls activating Vibrato On Vibrato Full Saxophone Horn Viola Diapason Trombone Reed Flute Oboe Cornet ViolinIn a nod to traditional organs, the control for stops operates in a push-pull manner, activating 4', 8', 16' stops. Although the Doric organs sold in the United States operated on standard 120 V power, the cable connecting the unit to a wall was unique, and, as a result, many organs are sold without plugs and users are forced to either replace the jack with an IEC standard, fashion a plug from appliance cords, or buy expensive vintage cables.
The power supply that the jack connects to converts household current to 9 V DC. Inside the Doric is a line of circuits labeled with the syllables of solfege, each generating a given tone in a scale. At the far left is a single circuit for the bass notes which shares a circuit board with the solid-state vibrato mechanism; as with many organs of the same vintage, Doric organs have problems with electrolytic capacitors which overflow or burn out over time. Information on the Doric Organ on Combo Organ Heaven Video of a broken Doric Organ
The Doric order was one of the three orders of ancient Greek and Roman architecture. The Doric is most recognized by the simple circular capitals at the top of columns. Originating in the western Dorian region of Greece, it is the earliest and in its essence the simplest of the orders, though still with complex details in the entablature above; the Greek Doric column was fluted or smooth-surfaced, had no base, dropping straight into the stylobate or platform on which the temple or other building stood. The capital was a simple circular form, with some mouldings, under a square cushion, wide in early versions, but more restrained. Above a plain architrave, the complexity comes in the frieze, where the two features unique to the Doric, the triglyph and guttae, are skeuomorphic memories of the beams and retaining pegs of the wooden constructions that preceded stone Doric temples. In stone they are purely ornamental; the uncommon Roman and Renaissance Doric retained these, introduced thin layers of moulding or further ornament, as well as using plain columns.
More they used versions of the Tuscan order, elaborated for nationalistic reasons by Italian Renaissance writers, in effect a simplified Doric, with un-fluted columns and a simpler entablature with no triglyphs or guttae. The Doric order was much used in Greek Revival architecture from the 18th century onwards. Since at least Vitruvius it has been customary for writers to associate the Doric with masculine virtues, it is normally the cheapest of the orders to use. When the three orders are used one above the other, it is usual for the Doric to be at the bottom, with the Ionic and the Corinthian above, the Doric, as "strongest", is used on the ground floor below another order in the storey above. In their original Greek version, Doric columns stood directly on the flat pavement of a temple without a base. With a height only four to eight times their diameter, the columns were the most squat of all the classical orders; the Parthenon has the Doric design columns. It was most popular in the Archaic Period in mainland Greece, found in Magna Graecia, as in the three temples at Paestum.
These are in the Archaic Doric, where the capitals spread wide from the column compared to Classical forms, as exemplified in the Parthenon. Pronounced features of both Greek and Roman versions of the Doric order are the alternating triglyphs and metopes; the triglyphs are decoratively grooved with two vertical grooves and represent the original wooden end-beams, which rest on the plain architrave that occupies the lower half of the entablature. Under each triglyph are peglike "stagons" or "guttae" that appear as if they were hammered in from below to stabilize the post-and-beam construction, they served to "organize" rainwater runoff from above. The spaces between the triglyphs are the "metopes", they may be left plain. The spacing of the triglyphs caused problems. A triglyph is centered above every column, with another between columns, though the Greeks felt that the corner triglyph should form the corner of the entablature, creating an inharmonious mismatch with the supporting column; the architecture followed rules of harmony.
Since the original design came from wooden temples and the triglyphs were real heads of wooden beams, every column had to bear a beam which lay across the centre of the column. Triglyphs were arranged regularly; this was regarded as the ideal solution. Changing to stone cubes instead of wooden beams required full support of the architrave load at the last column. At the first temples the final triglyph was moved, still terminating the sequence, but leaving a gap disturbing the regular order. Worse, the last triglyph was not centered with the corresponding column; that "archaic" manner was not regarded as a harmonious design. The resulting problem is called the doric corner conflict. Another approach was to apply a broader corner triglyph but was not satisfying; because the metopes are somewhat flexible in their proportions, the modular space between columns can be adjusted by the architect. The last two columns were set closer together, to give a subtle visual strengthening to the corners; that is called the "classic" solution of the corner conflict.
Triglyphs could be arranged in a harmonic manner again, the corner was terminated with a triglyph. However, final triglyph and column were not centered. There are many theories as to the origins of the Doric order in temples; the term Doric is believed to have originated from the Greek-speaking Dorian tribes. One belief is. With no hard proof and the sudden appearance of stone temples from one period after the other, this becomes speculation. Another belief is. With the Greeks being present in Ancient Egypt as soon the 7th-century BC, it is possible that Greek traders were inspired by the structure