Wednesday 6 February 2008

The High Altar in the Temple of the Great Titan - # 08/09

Hush! We have entered the temple. The sacred vessels - (the oil can and the grease gun) - are laid out on the table - (a massive iron block housing valve gear). Celestial light floods in through huge windows, and the biggest steam engine in the world waits quietly and accepts our reverence.

The Brentford pumping station was built in 1836. In 1846 the world's biggest steam engine was installed. The engine worked continuously until 1944. It still works, even today, on special demonstrations.

It is still the biggest steam egine in the world. You must see it! More follows.

Camera: Olympus C7070 WZ


  1. Love beautiful old things like this. You've really captured the detail and feel of the materials used.

  2. Oh, to hark back to the mechanical age. Today, the electronic/digital is what its all about...if a new car breaks down the garage will plug it into a computer to check the diagnostics....bah!

  3. Yes, I am bowed in deference - so go on, give us a look!

    BTW - your last two posts inspired my latest.

    FF(in disguise).

  4. Ohhh, Chuck! What a great photo and what an intesting post today! You have me giggling!


    Guelph Daily Photo, My Photos.

  5. I was of course curious and opened the link. I'm sure you will give some better illustrations! Tomorrow?

  6. chuckeroon, I left a message for you on Menton DP today - it's the birthday of the blog. this is what it says:

    "And for Chuckeroon, from Richmond Daily Photo, I specially want to say thanks for all the teaching lately - trying to get me to understand what white balance is and F.2 settings as opposed to whatever...I really appreciate all the help, Chuckeroon. It's made all the difference to me. Now at least I know what the buttons on the camera means, even if I don't know quite what they do!"

    So again, I say, many thanks for all your patience with me, Chuckeroon. You've no idea how much I appreciate it. Jilly

  7. Je ne déteste pas lorsque les images sont penchées. Cela donne paradoxalement parfois une plus grande impression d'équilibre.