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London in April  April 15, 2017

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Though it has a certain enchanted look when misty, London is beautiful with clear sky! 

London in April by Georgete Pereira

Tower Bridge April 15, 2017

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I know … lots of pictures have been taken of Tower Bridge and plenty posted on the internet. But I couldn’t help it! Lovely Thursday evening, London, April 2017. 

Tower Bridge by Georgete Pereira

Tower Bridge by Georgete Pereira

Tower Bridge by Georgete Pereira

About the Tower Bridge

“When it was built, 122 years ago, the Tower Bridge was the largest and most sophisticated bascule bridge ever completed (“bascule” comes from the French for “see-saw”). These bascules were operated by hydraulics, using steam to power the enormous pumping engines. 

The energy created was stored in six massive accumulators, as soon as power was required to lift the Bridge, it was always readily available. The accumulators fed the driving engines, which drove the bascules up and down. Despite the complexity of the system, the bascules only took about a minute to raise to their maximum angle of 86 degrees.

Today, the bascules are still operated by hydraulic power, but since 1976 they have been driven by oil and electricity rather than steam. The original pumping engines, accumulators and boilers are now exhibits within Tower Bridge Exhibition’s Engine Rooms.” Learn more 

Modern London April 15, 2017

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Glad to see the incredible modern side of the city … prosperity, growth, fresh old, new London. 

New London by Georgete Pereira

New London by Georgete Pereira

Old and new fashion February 26, 2017

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Traditional and modern South Korean styles … Seoul, Feb 24 2017.

Old and new South Korea by Georgete Pereira

Priceless February 23, 2017

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I took this picture as I walk down the shopping streets (Myeongdong) of Seoul, South Korea earlier this evening. What a such friendly, funny and priceless character! I am glad I met him! 

Shopping streets of Seoul by Georgete Pereira

Michigan Lake view … from different eyes October 23, 2016

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What a gift … walking by the Lake when I took these pictures. Chicago is full of great diversity!   I love it😍

Lake view by Georgete Pereira