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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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Eiffel Tower April 23, 2016

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

Saturday Lake Michigan July 11, 2015

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Good to see boats getting ready for the 107th Race to Mackinac, the oldest annual freshwater distance race in the world with over 330 racing boats sailing the Lake Michigan from Chicago, Il, to Mackinac island, MI, each July.

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Lake Michigan by Georgete Pereira

 

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

 

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

 

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