Monday, August 16, 2021

British Empire exhibition 1924-25

It's always fascinating what a little research brings to light. Here are a couple of photos from this rather lame-duck event which was held almost a hundred years ago. 

The first is a monorail system built to get visitors around the 220 acre site. I don't know about you, but the corkscrew locomotion system looks like an accident about to happen.

The next shot is the interior of the Palace of Engineering. My eye was immediately drawn to the 15-inch gun in the foreground.

I'm still working on the Heligoland project. The rows of houses are done, and I've moved onto the island's church and the kasern (barracks) for the island garrison-which will present a juicy target for naval bombardment.

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