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  1. Built in 1909 these hydroelectric turbines are old and beautiful - embodying all the charm and character that was incorporated into the design of industrial equipment from that period. Some signs of restoration are visible, so it looks like the future of this glimpse of the past is secure. The building consists of a single turbine hall, unassuming from the outside straddling an Italian river. The Brown Boveri turbines themselves really are something special, employing a vertical design to allow them to be driven by hydro power. The power plant forms part of a larger complex that has a cotton mill at its heart. The town which the power plant once supplied was built to house the workers of the mill, and the power plant supplied free electricity for them. The turbines really were an amazing sight, and certainly one of my favourite places to have visited. 1. Turbine Hall 2. Turbines and Control Panel 3. The turbines 4. Gauges on the control desk 5. Control panels 6 & 7. Turbine details 8. Turbines viewed from ground level 9. Wheels and equipment around the turbines
  2. A recent very short visit to this old drop forging works crammed pack full of old engineering goodies! The company still exists but has moved to new premises not far away. It's surprising so much stuff has been left behind, the maintenance shop looks like it could be fired back up in no time. A cracking little place with loads to see. It reminded me of being at work back in the 80's & 90's, I served my time in a place just like this! I was short of time so didn't spend too long inside but managed to get a few shots of the place. I've been out of the game since October so it was good to get back out there.
  3. So I visited this site back in January. The secca let us look around and take some external shots of the building.
  4. This is a quick review of my Black Rapid Sport Slim (as pictured below on the left) on the website (www.blackrapid.com) they say: my list of the main pros and cons pros: - Is very comfy and spreads the weight of the camera nicely across the body - camera can be taken of quickly via the Connectr (its called a Connectr its not a typo ) - the Connectr has a screw lock gate to stop the camera coming lose - so many different models (even for people who like the camera hanging on the left side of there body) cons - its connects to the camera via the tripod mount so isnt that easy to change from strap to tripod but they make a Fastenr-T1 which works with most tripods (www.blackrapid.com/products/fastenr-t1) - if you have to run the camera will swing and it is quite annoying this is a video comparing some the models that black rapid make: here are 2 of the better youtube videos of reviewing it (there are loads out there): 1- 2- *(sorry if there are any spelling mistakes, im dyslexic )*
  5. This is my first set I am posting here. Hope u like. Some info on the place – Sitting high on a dark hillside outside of a small town in New York, Mason Castle looks like it escaped from the pages of Grimm’s fairy tales. Complete with Gothic windows, turrets, towers, steep parapeted roofs, crumbling walls, and a courtyard overgrown with shrubs and trees, the castle has been a landmark and a source of stories both real and romantic for almost 100 years. The design of the castle is thought to have been inspired by late nineteenth century interpretations of medieval European castles constructed in Scotland. The castle had 36 rooms and legend passed down from generation to generation says that each room had steam heat and electricity long before any home in the township had them. The roofing slate came from England, the marble for the floors, fireplace and staircases from Italy and the iron gates from France. The fireplace in the reception room was valued at over $5000 in 1910. Gold leaf was used to cover it. Construction on the castle was begun in the early years of the First World War, and ceased in 1924, three years after the owners death in 1921. Never fully completed, the building represents an impressive example of the romanticized medievalism that emerged in American culture at the turn of the twentieth century. Buildings on the property include the castle, tall ornate iron gates with stone piers, a one-lane stone bridge on the service road, several "service" buildings along the Road and a farm complex in the southwest corner. In 1949, the Grand Lodge of the Masonic Order, a membership organization of African-American Masons headquartered in New York purchased the property for $47,500. The initial plan for the property was to establish a Masonic home for the aged and indigent. This never happened and for many years the property was used as a rural vacation retreat. The Masons converted the barn at the farm complex into a recreation center and remodeled the old farmhouse for an administration center. The castle was used in the 1950s as a hunting and fishing resort. By 1964, the masons had built a swimming pool, dining pavilion and several new buildings and established a Camp. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

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