The metal structure of Tower Bridge over the Thames, taken by Sidney Alfred Beer in 1892 before the stone cladding.
From The National Archives UK
The New World shopping mall is a four storey former shopping mall in Bang Lamphu, Bangkok. After a fire it closed down in 1999 and not having a roof, the basement floor remains under several feet of water year round.
At some point in the early 2000′s neighbours began introducing a small population of exotic Koi and Catfish species apparently to control the spread of mosquitoes breeding in the stagnant water. The small group of fish began to thrive and the result is now a self-sustained population.
The 1910 Sunol Water Temple in Sunol, California, memorializes the convergence of 3 sources of water.
Originally the water sources convergence was housed in a simple shed to protect it from contamination, but the Spring Valley Water Compay president (who held a monopoly on water service to San Francisco)
wanted a more dignified tribute to what he viewed as the nobility of the company’s mission, the supply of clean plentiful water.
A similar structure on the San Francisco Peninsula, the Pulgas Water Temple, opened in 1934 to commemorate the completion of the Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct.
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Zeppelin floating hangar on Lake Constance, 1908.
Because airships are inherently sensitive to sidewinds at launch, hangars were often build so they could be rotated in line with the wind. One approach to this was to float them.
From 1940 to 1986, an Aerial Car Ferry operated between the communities of North Bend and Boston Bar located on opposite sides of the Fraser River in the British Columbia Fraser Canyon region. It replaced the rowboat crossing on the Fraser River that transported mail as well as passengers.
A gondola car capable of holding a single motor vehicle or 40 passengers was carried on two steel cables across the river. In its years of operation the North Bend Aerial Ferry carried 2,037,579 vehicles, 6,092,434 people and made 1,610,789 round trips.
Low tide in the Loire Estuary, seen in an aerial view with cabins and their traditional hanging fish nets in Paimboeuf, France.
Photography by Stephane Mahe
Water is sprayed over thatched roof farmhouses during the biannual fire exercises at Kayabuki no Sato, Kyoto, Japan.
Picture: The Asahi Shimbun / Getty Images
Source: The Guardian
The bellmouth Spillway of the Silent Valley reservoir, Northern Ireland.
The reservoir was built between 1923 and 1933 to provide drinking water for Belfast.
The “rolling bridge” in Saint Malo, France, was operating between 1873 and 1923, to avoid the long walk all the way around the harbour.
A similar structure was also built in Brighton, England
Developed in the 18th C as a production method to extract salt from natural brine water, graduation towers became a focal point for Spa treatments in the 19th C.
The buildings are wooden frame stuffed with bundles of brushwood. The brine pumped from the spring runs on a channel at the top, as the brine percolates through the brushwood the wind increases evaporation, concentrating the salt in the brine and creating a fresh seaside-like climate inland.
In the course of time, the income from salt production became smaller than the ones obtained from the spa services. Graduation towers can still be found in a number of spa towns, primarily in Germany but also Poland and Austria.
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