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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 

Hats April 30, 2015

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Cool Barcelona! What else can I say? 🙂

Barcelona Hats by Georgete Pereira

Barcelona Hats by Georgete Pereira

Amsterdam … March 23, 2013

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Bikes, boats, charming buildings by the river and gray sky…  this is Amsterdam! Exciting though! I didn’t have time to get to know the city but I liked what I saw during a very short break from work this week.

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Daily China June 11, 2012

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When it comes to B&W photography, there is nothing more compelling than portraits for me. I can admire landscape, and I’ve done some that I really like, but the human element gives any picture that emotional connection similar to a good story. I’ve taken several pictures during my visit to Hangzhou and Shanghai recently. These are the ones I believe reflects the daily life of some regular people, like you and me, living in another part of the world. Enjoy it!

Daily China by Georgete Pereira

Men by the Hangzhou Lake by Georgete Pereira

Boat Hangzhou Lake by Georgete Pereira

Boat Hangzhou Lake by Georgete Pereira

Modern China May 6, 2012

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Shanghai is a modern city as well as its citizens. This plaza is located in front of Jingan Temple, Nanjing Road. It is very colorful, but you know me… I love it in black and white! I found it neat to see this guy checking his phone while not even noticing my presence.

Modern China by Georgete Pereira

Modern China by Georgete Pereira

Good life! October 15, 2011

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Hum … it says it all!