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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 

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Little girl, central station  June 8, 2016

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Sad, but eye-catching sculpture at the Central Station, downtown Gothenburg, Sweden.

Lost girl at central station by Georgete Pereira

The new old! May 8, 2016

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It looks like back in the days … Paris looking lovely as always in April 2016

Paris by Georgete Pereira

Amazing … July 3, 2015

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Here you go:  the “Catedral de Barcelona”; It was a mesmerizing experience discovering the church’s many chambers by myself.

Barcelona Cathedral by Georgete Pereira

Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of Barcelona by Georgete Pereira

 

Lake Michigan … Chicago March 26, 2014

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Frozen Lake Michigan … Still beautiful!

Lake Michigan by Georgete Pereira

Lake Michigan by Georgete Pereira

Surreal March 29, 2013

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Took this picture at Rihanna’s concert (Diamonds World Tour) in Chicago, last weekend. Great show! I love the lights effect and the surreal look and feel of this photo. Glad I had my camera with me. : )

Rihanna Concert by Georgete Pereira

Rihanna Concert by Georgete Pereira