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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 

Eiffel Tower April 23, 2016

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Paris, evening of April 12, 2016. Passing by with my camera …

Alignment July 7, 2015

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Natural alignment … birds, people, path. Walking down the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden in June, 2015.

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Walking down the streets of Gothenburg by Georgete Pereira

 

Old and Modern Barcelona April 26, 2015

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Here you go … a snapshot of Barcelona. Took this picture while on the roof of Cathedral of Barcelona two weeks ago. Beautiful city!

Old and modern Barcelona by Georgete Pereira

Old and modern Barcelona by Georgete Pereira

Cube-shaped homes July 11, 2014

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Here you go … one more view of Rotterdam, The Netherlands: the cube-shaped homes.

According to Rotterdam.info website, “these were designed by Piet Blom, who saw his design as a tree and the entire complex as a forest.” It seems like the interior was created to give visitors an impression of how it’s possible to live in a cube house … all right, all right, all right but  just thinking about living in there makes me dizzy. Though, I have to admit it is a neat concept.

Most recently, the Cube Houses were converted into a hostel (inexpensive lodging). You can see how it looks like now in this link . Have fun!

 

Rotterdam Cube Houses by Georgete Pereira

Rotterdam Cube Houses by Georgete Pereira

Rotterdam July 1, 2014

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I recently took this picture while walking by the Rotte River in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. I spent only three days, but was glad that I had a couple free hours to look around and learn a little bit about Rotterdam, a very neat city and one of the largest ports in the world. By the way, does anybody know what type of car is this one?

Abandoned car, Rotterdam, by Georgete Pereira

Abandoned car, Rotterdam, by Georgete Pereira