🇬🇧 THE TOWERS, Didsbury Manchester 🇬🇧 (also known as the Shirley Institute) this property was designed by one of my personal favourites architects, Thomas Worthington (A fabulous Gothic Architect who has many of wonderful buildings around Manchester, including the courts in the city, peacocks mausoleum in Gorton, the School in Ardwick etc. I will dedicate a post to him in the future!) I was lucky enough to visit this house during the Heritage open weekend that ran throughout September 2018 whereby the public can go inside SOME of the house, but not all as it's now being used as commercial offices. This building was firstly designed for John Taylor, the owner of the Manchester Guardian at the time, but in 1872 it was sold to David Adamson one of the main founders of the Manchester Ship Canal -A very important part in Manchesters industrial history. The house has also gained the title as a 'Calendar House' due to its 365 panels of glass, 52 rooms and 12 chimneys (originally, whether it is like that today, I do not know!). In 1920 it was bought for the Cotton Research Industry Association, one of the biggest investors was named Mr. W Greenwood who's daughter was Shirley hence the later name being 'The Shirley Institute'. Unfortunately this house is now closed to the public until next September during Heritage week and I fully recommend visiting this beauty, although you only get to explore a very small amount of the property inside, it is certainly worth going to see the exterior in its full glory. #HeritageOpenDays #HeritageOpenDays2018 🇬🇧
Something a bit different... some snaps from Blists Hill Victorian Town - get there early before the hordes arrive and it’s quite easy to suspend disbelief and imagine you’ve stepped back in time. Great place for practicing portrait photography as well
Built between 1836 and 1841, the Box Tunnel is one of the engineering marvels of the Industrial Revolution. Another example of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's ability to combine structural brilliance with architectural beauty, its beautiful Western portal is shown here plunging deep into the hillside in the village of Box, Wiltshire.
Urban legend has it that Brunel designed the angle of the tunnel to coincide with the sun rise on his birthday meaning that once a year light would flood the entire length. This was more recently disproven however, but still makes for a great story about this particular Great Briton.
The plaque in photograph 1 was installed to commemorate the restoration and cleaning work undertaken in 1986 in celebration of its 150th anniversary.
Now approaching 200 years since the navvies first cut into the landscape, it is still as functional as ever and sees trains passing at up to 200km/h on their way to or from the Roman city of Bath.
#britishrailways #brunel #industrialrevolution #victorianbritain #isambardkingdombrunel #19thcentury #victorianengineering #navvies #engineering #railways #steamtrains #bath #wiltshire #box #boxhill #boxtunnel #historicbritain
University of Malaya × Kuala Lumpur | A 36-hour Bootcamp.
Industrial Revolution 4.0 is the future. Creative cooperation in diverse areas such as physical, digital and biological applications are crucial in making the realization.
Worth a try.
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and consulate general of USA @myamericasurabaya .
Let's face Industrial Revolution 4.0 with more responsibility.
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Yesterday, the opening seminar of Facing Industrial Revolution 4.0 Engineers (FIRE), supported by The United States Consulate General, was held in Gedung Robotika ITS. The event was the opening of FIRE series of event for the next 3 months. There were more than 300 participants coming from ITS and outside of ITS to gain more knowledge about the Industrial Revolution 4.0.
The seminar was opened by Surabaya City goverment official and then continued by Dr. Maria Anityasari S.T., M.E. as the Director of International Partnership of ITS, Mark McGovern from US General Consulate in Surabaya, and finally Prof. Ir. Joni Hermana M. ScES., PhD as the rector of ITS.
There were several agenda in the opening seminar. The first was a talkshow with Prof. Ketut Buda Artana, Vice Rector IV of ITS and Dr. Nur Yuniarto as the founder of ITS electrical car. After that it was continued with question and answer session and also show case presentations. Finally the event was wrapped with 3D Exhibition where participants can interact and see innovative 3D products of 6 different stands from ITS, Robries, Redgy, PENS, Petra and Ciputra University.
So bummed there was no tours today...🙌🏼💪 Towering 92 feet over the Monongahela River, constructed of 2.5" thick steel plate and lined with refractory brick, Carrie Furnaces 6 and 7 are extremely rare examples of pre World War II iron-making technology. Since the collapse of the region's steel industry in the 1970s and 1980s, these are the only non-operative blast furnaces in the Pittsburgh District to remain standing.
Built in 1907, the furnaces produced iron for the Homestead Works from 1907 to 1978. During the 1920s, 1930s,and 1940s, Carrie 6 and 7 consumed approximately four tons of raw materials comprised of iron ore, coke, and limestone for every ton of iron produced. The cooling system for the blast furnace required over five million gallons of water a day. These furnaces reached their peak production in the 1950s and 1960s when they were producing 1000 -1250 tons of iron a day. #Carriefurnace #Riversofsteel #blastfurnace #iron #steel #industrialrevolution #americana #history #Pittsburgh #pennsylvania
150 years ago, Sri Lanka’s hinterlands were almost uninhabitable to all but the veddahs: The hunter gather tribes that have lived here for thousands of years. The hills were filled with wild elephant and the odd leopard. The terrain and weather conditions made living here quite difficult until the industrial revolution and the arrival of the Brits. British entrepreneurs such as Thomas Lipton and James Taylor saw an opportunity here, and they made use of the new invention of the steam train, and the heavy factory machinery of the time, to introduce tea to the island. This change altered the topography and demography of the country indefinitely. It’s now hard to imagine Sri Lankan landscape without its tea. In addition to this, since slavery had recently been abolished, the Brits (keen to find new ways to exploit human labour) brought in poorly paid ‘indentured labourers’ from Tamil Nadu to power their tea empire. These people are sometimes referred to as ‘plantation tamils’ and are typically exotified in tourism, always shown happy, smiling, and plucking the tea fields as if they belong to the nature itself. But these people are Sri Lanka’s most underrepresented ethnic minority. They live in line houses, and their salary currently sits at around 160 rupees per day (less than 2 dollars). Their story is rarely heard for they lack the education and the language skills to share it. Every tourist photo of a smiling tea plucker masks the true nature of their story and further hides the truth of difficult daily realities for these people. #tea #tealovers #srilanka #britishhistory #colonialstories #reallifestories #politicalinsta #politicaltourist #teastory #historyoftea #srilankatravel #hillcountry #industrialrevolution #realhistory