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"Central: A Journey through Time and Space" Step into the heart of history with a visit to Central

Background imageCentral Collection: Tholos of the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia. ca

Tholos of the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia. ca. 370 -360 BC. GREECE. CENTRAL GREECE. PHOCIS. Delphi. Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia. Classical Greek art. Architecture

Background imageCentral Collection: Advert Main Velomain gas space heater 1939

Advert Main Velomain gas space heater 1939
When winter comes! Main Velomain gas space heater, requires no flue, and does not discolour the walls and ceilings. 1939

Background imageCentral Collection: L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery

L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. How our gunners won the VC and silenced the fire of the German guns in face of overwhelming odds Retreat from Mons, 1st September 1914

Background imageCentral Collection: EYCK, Jan van (1390-1441); EYCK, Hubert van (1370-1426)

EYCK, Jan van (1390-1441); EYCK, Hubert van (1370-1426). The Ghent Altarpiece or Adoration of the Mystic Lamb. 1425-1432. BELGIUM. Ghent. Saint Bavo Cathedral

Background imageCentral Collection: Whole Earth (Blue Marble 2000)

Whole Earth (Blue Marble 2000)
Whole Earth. Composite satellite image of Earth centred on the Americas. This is Blue Marble 2000, one of the most detailed Earth images ever made

Background imageCentral Collection: The Workers May-Pole, design for a socialist poster

The Workers May-Pole, design for a socialist poster
The Workers May-Pole, a design for a socialist poster, with a central allegorical figure, and banners and ribbons labelled with abstract ideas such as Leisure, Solidarity and Humanity. Date: 1894

Background imageCentral Collection: Sunset at Uluru, Ayers Rock, Australia

Sunset at Uluru, Ayers Rock, Australia
Sunset at Uluru, Ayers Rock, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

Background imageCentral Collection: RIVERA, Diego

RIVERA, Diego (1886-1957). Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park, detail of mural, 1947-1948. MEXICO. Mexico City. Diego Rivera Web Museum. Central detail. Fresco on portable pannels

Background imageCentral Collection: Angkor Wat temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Wat temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia
View of the Khmer temple of Angkor Wat, at Siem Reap, Cambodia, showing the central temple complex, east side. The temple was first Hindu, then Buddhist

Background imageCentral Collection: Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, Night

Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, Night
Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, 4. Night. In a narrow street leading to Charing Cross, with an equestrian statue of Charles I at the far end

Background imageCentral Collection: Warwick County Mental Hospital, Hatton, Warwickshire

Warwick County Mental Hospital, Hatton, Warwickshire
An aerial view of the Warwick County Mental Hospital at Hatton, Warwickshire, originally opened in 1846 as the Warwick County Lunatic Asylum. The site later became known as the Central Hospital

Background imageCentral Collection: World War One Combatants - Map of Europe

World War One Combatants - Map of Europe
The World War. World War One Combatants superimposed on a Map of Europe

Background imageCentral Collection: Stauffenberg

Stauffenberg
CLAUS SCHENK GRAF VON STAUFFENBERG Lieutenant colonel on the General Staff and central figure among the conspirators of the July Plot

Background imageCentral Collection: USA, Colorado, Telluride, Main Street and Ajax Peak, winter

USA, Colorado, Telluride, Main Street and Ajax Peak, winter

Background imageCentral Collection: USA, Colorado, Beaver Creek, Beaver Creek Ski Resort, gondola

USA, Colorado, Beaver Creek, Beaver Creek Ski Resort, gondola

Background imageCentral Collection: PELLIZZA DA VOLPEDO, Giuseppe (1868-1901). The

PELLIZZA DA VOLPEDO, Giuseppe (1868-1901). The

Background imageCentral Collection: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne. Yarra River and city skyline by night

Australia, Victoria, Melbourne. Yarra River and city skyline by night

Background imageCentral Collection: The Blue Comet train

The Blue Comet train
The Blue Comet, an all-steel passenger train than ran between New Jersey and Atlantic City from 1929 to 1941 on the Central Railroad of New Jersey. Date: c. 1930s

Background imageCentral Collection: First Remembrance Day 1919

First Remembrance Day 1919
On 11th November 1919, the first anniversary of Armistice day, the Britsh nation, in reponse to an invitation by King George V

Background imageCentral Collection: Mexico, San Miguel de Allende. La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel Church dominates

Mexico, San Miguel de Allende. La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel Church dominates the city at twilight

Background imageCentral Collection: Serbia - Belgrade - Terazije Square

Serbia - Belgrade - Terazije Square - The central square of the Serbian capital. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCentral Collection: Map of the Macedonian and Thracian Empire

Map of the Macedonian and Thracian Empire. Date: 1808

Background imageCentral Collection: The Strongest '

The Strongest "
" The Strongest.". Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time

Background imageCentral Collection: Firefighters in action, Eagle Street, London WC1

Firefighters in action, Eagle Street, London WC1
Firefighters in action at a fire in Eagle Street, London WC1, 0738 hrs, 9 June 1955. In the initial stages an attempt was made to take a line of hose into the first floor via a loading bay door

Background imageCentral Collection: The Garden of Earthly Delights. Left side of the central pan

The Garden of Earthly Delights. Left side of the central pan
Bosch, Hieronymus Van Aeken, called (1450-1516). The Garden of Earthly Delights. Left side of the central panel

Background imageCentral Collection: Mount Pleasant Hotel, Kings Cross, London

Mount Pleasant Hotel, Kings Cross, London
The Mount Pleasant Hotel at the corner of Kings Cross Road and Calthorpe Street, Central London. The building was originally erected in 1894 as one of Londons six Rowton Houses - large

Background imageCentral Collection: Post Office Tower

Post Office Tower
Post Office (British Telecom) Tower, photographed from the corner of Windmill Street, central London

Background imageCentral Collection: View over Hong Kong from Victoria Peak, the illuminated skyline of Central sits below The Peak

View over Hong Kong from Victoria Peak, the illuminated skyline of Central sits below The Peak, Victoria Peak, Hong Kong, China, Asia

Background imageCentral Collection: UFO crash at Roswell, New Mexico

UFO crash at Roswell, New Mexico
Irving Newton, Met. Officer at Roswell USAFB, New Mexico, holds debris of a supposed flying saucer found by rancher Mac Brazel, stated by the US Air Force to be a weather balloon

Background imageCentral Collection: The Pierre in New York City, USA

The Pierre in New York City, USA
View on The Pierre, a luxury hotel located at 2 East 61st Street at the intersection of Fifth Avenue in New York City from the nearby Central Park with swans swimming on a stream, USA

Background imageCentral Collection: The Unknown Warrior - scene at Westminster Abbey

The Unknown Warrior - scene at Westminster Abbey, 11th November 1920. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time

Background imageCentral Collection: Mossadeq 1951 Man of Year, from Time 1952. Mohammad Mosaddegh (19 May 1882 - 5 March

Mossadeq 1951 Man of Year, from Time 1952. Mohammad Mosaddegh (19 May 1882 - 5 March 1967) Prime Minister of Iran from 1951 to 1953 when he was overthrown in a coup d etat backed by the United States

Background imageCentral Collection: UFO crashes at Aztec, New Mexico

UFO crashes at Aztec, New Mexico
A flying saucer which allegedly crashed near Aztec, New Mexico, reported by Frank Scully with spurious data from Dr G, but with possible basis in fact

Background imageCentral Collection: Smithfield Market

Smithfield Market
The vast interior of Smithfield meat market, with carcasses hanging from hooks all down the central aisle

Background imageCentral Collection: USA, Colorado, Colorado Springs, Broadmoor Hotel, exterior, morning

USA, Colorado, Colorado Springs, Broadmoor Hotel, exterior, morning

Background imageCentral Collection: Clubland White Port advertisement

Clubland White Port advertisement
Advertisement for Clubland White, the finest old port procurable...to be found among the members of Londons celebrated West End Clubs

Background imageCentral Collection: Denis Compton at Hastings

Denis Compton at Hastings
Cricketer Denis Compton acknowledges the crowd at the Central Recreation Ground, Hastings. Playing for The South against Sir Pelham Warners Eleven

Background imageCentral Collection: Poster for Bombay Baroda & Central India Railway

Poster for Bombay Baroda & Central India Railway
A poster advertising the Bombay Baroda & Central India Railway, operating between Bombay and Delhi. A train races across a viaduct

Background imageCentral Collection: Central Computer / Harwell

Central Computer / Harwell
The Central Computer at Harwell serves over 600 users and has 200 typewriter terminals distributed around the site. This view shows the IBM 360/75

Background imageCentral Collection: Hong Kong city skyline and Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong city skyline and Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, China
The city skyline of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak in Hong Kong, China

Background imageCentral Collection: Bourne & Hollingsworth, Oxford Street, London

Bourne & Hollingsworth, Oxford Street, London
Bourne & Hollingsworth department store, Oxford Street, London. Date: circa 1920

Background imageCentral Collection: British Military Recruitment Poster, WWI

British Military Recruitment Poster, WWI
His Majestys Coldstream Guards, God Save the King. Chromolithograph recruitment poster after Ernest Ibbetson, 1914. Showing central group in various uniforms

Background imageCentral Collection: Interior of tramshed, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

Interior of tramshed, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
Interior view of a tramshed at Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, showing various trams with advertising material: Jacobs Cream Crackers, Colmans Mustard, Lifebuoy Soap

Background imageCentral Collection: Map of the Dacian Empire and Roman provinces

Map of the Dacian Empire and Roman provinces. Date: 1801

Background imageCentral Collection: The Central Powers of WWI

The Central Powers of WWI
With United Forces (the motto of Emperor Franz Josef I) - patriotic depiction of the Central Powers of WWI - Germany, Turkey and Austro-Hungary

Background imageCentral Collection: Lyons Corner House, central London

Lyons Corner House, central London
Lyons Corner House on the corner of Coventry Street and Rupert Street, London. Date: 1947

Background imageCentral Collection: Old Bailey / London

Old Bailey / London
The Central Criminal Court, London (The Old Bailey)

Background imageCentral Collection: Sister Hilda Hope McMaugh, AIF, in an aircraft at the C?

Sister Hilda Hope McMaugh, AIF, in an aircraft at the C?
Sister Hilda Hope McMaugh, AIF, in an aircraft at the Central Aircraft Co at Northolt, having just obtained her pilot?s certificate, becoming the first Australian woman to do so on 15 November 1919



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"Central: A Journey through Time and Space" Step into the heart of history with a visit to Central. From the powerful L Battery to the majestic Royal Horse Artillery, this place is steeped in military grandeur. As the sun sets over Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, in Australia, Central reveals its connection to nature's wonders. The vibrant hues painting the sky reflect on this ancient landmark, reminding us of our smallness in the face of Earth's vastness. Whole Earth (Blue Marble 2000) captures our planet's breathtaking beauty from space. In Central, we are reminded that we are all interconnected inhabitants of this blue oasis floating amidst an infinite universe. The artistry of Diego Rivera comes alive within these walls. His masterpiece "RIVERA" tells stories of struggle and triumph through vivid strokes and bold colors. It serves as a reminder that art has always been central to societal change. "The Workers May-Pole, " designed for a socialist poster, stands tall as a symbol of unity and equality at Central. It represents the power that lies within collective action towards social progress. Warwick County Mental Hospital holds stories untold within its walls. At Central, we acknowledge mental health as central to overall well-being and strive for compassion and understanding for those affected by it. Beaver Creek Ski Resort offers thrilling adventures via gondola rides high above Colorado's snowy peaks. Here at Central, we celebrate both natural beauty and human ingenuity coming together harmoniously. Jan van Eyck & Hubert van Eyck's artistic brilliance takes center stage at Central. Their works transport us back in time while reminding us that creativity transcends generations - forever remaining central to human expression. Telluride's Main Street against winter backdrop showcases how communities thrive even amidst harsh conditions. At Central, we honor resilience and adaptability as essential qualities needed for growth. San Miguel de Allende enchants with La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel Church dominating the skyline.