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Completed: A journey through time and engineering marvels

Background imageCompleted Collection: Warship Hms Hood

Warship Hms Hood
HMS Hood, completed in 1920, was the worlds largest warship for more than two decades. She was finally sunk by the Bismarck in 1941 at the Battle of Denmark Strait

Background imageCompleted Collection: Newport Bridge 1906

Newport Bridge 1906
Newport Transporter Bridge, Monmouthshire, Wales, is one of the worlds few surviving aerial ferries. It was completed in 1906 by French engineer Ferdinand Arnodin. Date: 1906

Background imageCompleted Collection: Skerryvore Lighthouse, west coast of Scotland

Skerryvore Lighthouse, west coast of Scotland
View of Skerryvore Lighthouse, off the west coast of Scotland, completed in 1844. Seen here with a typically rough sea

Background imageCompleted Collection: Hammersmith Bridge

Hammersmith Bridge, west London, was the first suspension bridge over the River Thames. It was designed by noted civil engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette. Date: completed 1887

Background imageCompleted Collection: Birmingham Bull Ring

Birmingham Bull Ring
The old Bull Ring Centre, a notorious symbol of post World War Two modernism, now demolished. Completed in 1964; Britains first multi-storey fully enclosed shopping centre

Background imageCompleted Collection: Airship R38 built for the US Navy at Cardington

Airship R38 built for the US Navy at Cardington and renamed ZR2. Completed in 1921. It crashed over the Humber in August 1921 while on a test flight with a mixed British and American crew. Date: 1921

Background imageCompleted Collection: The Forth Bridge: Fife Pier

The Forth Bridge: Fife Pier. Free cantilever completed and central girder commenced; fixed cantilever not quite completed

Background imageCompleted Collection: Barton Swing Bridge

Barton Swing Bridge
The Barton Swing Aqueduct is a feat of Victorian civil engineering, at Barton upon Irwell, England. It carries the Bridgewater Canal over the Manchester Ship Canal. Date: completed 1893

Background imageCompleted Collection: Telfords suspension bridge across the Menai Straits

Telfords suspension bridge across the Menai Straits
The suspension bridge across the Menai Straits, built by Thomas Telford in 1819-1826. Together with a similar bridge across the Conway River it completed the main route to Ireland via Holyhead

Background imageCompleted Collection: Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali
This photograph of Salvador Dali (1904-1989)was taken at his home at Port Lligat, at the foot of the Spanish Pyrenees, where the surrealist artist spent three months of the year

Background imageCompleted Collection: Post Office Tower

Post Office Tower
Post Office (British Telecom) Tower, one of Londons most famous landmarks, building started in 1961 and the tower was completed in July 1964. View from Percy Street, W1. Date: built 1961 - 1964

Background imageCompleted Collection: St. Machars Cathedral

St. Machars Cathedral. Old Aberdeen, Scotland. These, the two Western towers, were completed by Bishop Henry de Lichtoun between 1423 and 1440. Date: 14th - 16th century

Background imageCompleted Collection: Builders at work

Builders at work in the foreground, with partially completed buildings in the background

Background imageCompleted Collection: OLD WEMBLEY STADIUM

OLD WEMBLEY STADIUM
The famous twin towers of Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, England. Originally built for the British Empire Exhibition (1924), they were sadly demolished in 2002. Date: completed 1924

Background imageCompleted Collection: The Burj Khalifa, completed in 2010, the tallest man made structure in the world, Dubai

The Burj Khalifa, completed in 2010, the tallest man made structure in the world, Dubai, UAE

Background imageCompleted Collection: Odyssey / Penelope / Gorguet

Odyssey / Penelope / Gorguet
Penelope with her maids, weaving a shroud for her father-in-law. (She unravelled this every night because she had promised to chose one of her Suitors as soon as it was completed)

Background imageCompleted Collection: HMS Bonaventure - an Astraea-Class second-class cruiser

HMS Bonaventure - an Astraea-Class second-class cruiser
Royal Navy - HMS Bonaventure, an Astraea-Class second-class cruiser of the Royal Navy, ordered as part of the eight-ship Astraea class under the Naval Defence Act of 1889

Background imageCompleted Collection: Completion of the new Earls Court station, London

Completion of the new Earls Court station, London
Completion of the new Earls Court underground station, London. Top: an illuminated train indicator which shows trains in motion. Middle: the new flyover junction

Background imageCompleted Collection: Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral, Somerset, England, was begun between 1183 and 1192 and was completed in 1260. Date: 12th - 13th century

Background imageCompleted Collection: St. Machars Cathedral

St. Machars Cathedral. Aberdeen, Scotland. The original church was founded in 570, but the present building dates from 1366 and was completed in 1532. Date: 14th - 16th century

Background imageCompleted Collection: The Allies meet at the closing of the Falaise Pocket, Fran

The Allies meet at the closing of the Falaise Pocket, Fran
Photograph showing the meeting between American troops (on right with jeep) and Canadian troops (on left with half-track) to mark the closing of the Falaise Pocket on the road between Falaise

Background imageCompleted Collection: St Nicholas Church

St Nicholas Church on The Old Town Square in Prague. This famous baroque Church decorated with sculptures by Antonin Braun was completed in 1735

Background imageCompleted Collection: Cannon Street Station, City of London

Cannon Street Station, City of London
An impressive view from the direction of the Thames of the newly completed Cannon Street Station terminus of the South Eastern Railway

Background imageCompleted Collection: Hardwick Old Hall

Hardwick Old Hall
The ruins of the Old Hall started in 1586 but never completed. The remains contain excellent original plasterwork

Background imageCompleted Collection: Guildford Cathedral

Guildford Cathedral
The partially built Guildford Cathedral, Surrey, England, photographed during World War Two when the war suspended building works. Started in 1936, finally completed 1961

Background imageCompleted Collection: Milan Cathedral (Detail)

Milan Cathedral (Detail)
Part of Milan Cathdedral, Italy. Dating from the 1380s, it was built by many different architects and was completed in the 19th century. Date: 1930s

Background imageCompleted Collection: International Space Station

International Space Station (ISS) in orbit. Computer artwork of the final configuration of the ISS research facilty after all its components have been added. It is due to be completed in 2010

Background imageCompleted Collection: The Metropolitan Underground, works in progress

The Metropolitan Underground, works in progress
The building work in progress at Kings Cross, to host part of the Mertropolitan underground railway. The first section of the underground was completed in 1863

Background imageCompleted Collection: The Old House, Hereford

The Old House, Hereford, completed in 1621 by John Abel, " Kings Carpenter" to Charles I. An extremely fine example of Jacobean domestic architecture, now a museum

Background imageCompleted Collection: Millbank Prison / Ackerman

Millbank Prison / Ackerman
Millbank prison was conceived by Jeremy Bentham whose goal was that prisoners would receive just punishment while developing an appreciation of labour. It was completed in 1821

Background imageCompleted Collection: Lincoln Inauguration

Lincoln Inauguration
Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States at Washington, in front of the partly completed Capitol building

Background imageCompleted Collection: Tattooist, Samoa

Tattooist, Samoa
TATTOOING IN SAMOA A Matai (= tattooer) works on a young man : he does about 40 cm2 in an hours session, continued at intervals till the operation is completed

Background imageCompleted Collection: Polikarpov UTI-4 fighter trainers

Polikarpov UTI-4 fighter trainers, captured by German forces during Operation Barbarossa. In the foreground is a late model UTI-4 with retractable undercarriage

Background imageCompleted Collection: Douglas BTD-1 Destroyer 04959

Douglas BTD-1 Destroyer 04959 (MSN 1891), at Oceana NAS on 27 April 1979. This aircraft, the last BTD-1 to be completed, assumed the BuNo of the first XSBD-1 (msn 1363)

Background imageCompleted Collection: The Australian Overland Telegraph, 1866

The Australian Overland Telegraph, 1866
3480006 The Australian Overland Telegraph, 1866; (add.info.: The Australian Overland Telegraph: begun in 1870 and distance of 1700 miles (2745km)

Background imageCompleted Collection: Juan Sebastian Elcano aka Juan Sebastian del Cano, after an etching in Retratos de Los Espanoles

Juan Sebastian Elcano aka Juan Sebastian del Cano, after an etching in Retratos de Los Espanoles Ilustres, Madrid
3473300 Juan Sebastian Elcano aka Juan Sebastian del Cano, after an etching in Retratos de Los Espanoles Ilustres, Madrid, Spain, pub

Background imageCompleted Collection: Sanctuary and Basilica of San Ignacio de Loyola

Sanctuary and Basilica of San Ignacio de Loyola
3618203 Sanctuary and Basilica of San Ignacio de Loyola; (add.info.: Sanctuary and Basilica of San Ignacio de Loyola, Azpeitia, province of Guipuzcoa, Basque Country, Spain)

Background imageCompleted Collection: Folio 71v of Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry depicts Gregory leading a procession around

Folio 71v of Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry depicts Gregory leading a procession around the city to plead for
529649 Folio 71v of Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry depicts Gregory leading a procession around the city to plead for respite from the plague. One of the monks has fallen to the illness

Background imageCompleted Collection: The Deathbed of Mozart Amadeus Mozart 1791, Austrian composer on his deathbed surrounded by his

The Deathbed of Mozart Amadeus Mozart 1791, Austrian composer on his deathbed surrounded by his wife and friends
538240 The Deathbed of Mozart Amadeus Mozart 1791, Austrian composer on his deathbed surrounded by his wife and friends. Late 19th century (engraving); (add.info)

Background imageCompleted Collection: HMS Encounter, 2nd class protected cruiser, Challenger class

HMS Encounter, 2nd class protected cruiser, Challenger class
Royal Navy - HMS Encounter, a 2nd-class protected cruiser of the Challenger class, operated by the Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Australian Navy (RAN), as HMAS Encounter

Background imageCompleted Collection: HMS Glorious, aircraft carrier

HMS Glorious, aircraft carrier
Royal Navy - HMS Glorious, aircraft carrier, at anchor, steaming up. HMS Glorious was the second of the three Courageous-class battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy during the First World War

Background imageCompleted Collection: Leduc 0. 21 01, mounted on a S. E. 161

Leduc 0. 21 01, mounted on a S. E. 161
Leduc 0.21 01, mounted on its SNCASE SE.161 Languedoc mother-ship, parked next door to the second 0.21, also mounted on a Languedoc mother-ship

Background imageCompleted Collection: Napier Eland Convair 340 - 440 Mark II - Convair 440-62

Napier Eland Convair 340 - 440 Mark II - Convair 440-62
Napier Eland Convair 340 - 440 Mark II (Convair 440-62) N440EL (msn 445) at PacAero Engineering Corporation, Santa Monica, CA. Built in 1957 and delivered to D.Napier & Sons Ltd

Background imageCompleted Collection: North American XA2J-1 Super Savage 124439

North American XA2J-1 Super Savage 124439. The sole XA2J-1 to be completed, first flown on 2 January 1952, suffered from the same woes with the Allison T40 engines that every other aircraft that was

Background imageCompleted Collection: Douglas A2D-1 Skyshark 125482

Douglas A2D-1 Skyshark 125482. The third production aircraft of ten completed, 125482 was bailed to the Allison Engine Company for flight testing of turboprop engines at Edwards Air Force Base in

Background imageCompleted Collection: Grumman G-79 XF9F-2 Panther 122477

Grumman G-79 XF9F-2 Panther 122477, 3rdt prototype of the F9F and second XF9F-2, powered by a Rolls-Royce Nene turbojet, taxiing for take-off at the Naval Air Test Centre Patuxent River, Maryland

Background imageCompleted Collection: London Eye, 2005. Creator: Ethel Davies

London Eye, 2005. Creator: Ethel Davies
London Eye, completed in 2000, once the largest ferris wheel in the world, now the 4th, although still considered the ‘ tallest cantilevered observation wheel, various architects

Background imageCompleted Collection: HMS Glorious 77

HMS Glorious 77
Royal Navy - HMS Glorius, aircraft carrier, at anchor in Grand Harbour Valetta.. HMS Glorious was the second of the three Courageous-class battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy during the First



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Completed: A journey through time and engineering marvels. From the majestic warship HMS Hood to the iconic Newport Bridge of 1906, each structure tells a story of human ingenuity and perseverance. The Skerryvore Lighthouse stands tall on the rugged west coast of Scotland, guiding ships safely through treacherous waters. Hammersmith Bridge connects communities with its elegant design, while Barton Swing Bridge showcases the power of engineering in motion. The bustling Birmingham Bull Ring reflects a city's progress and ambition. Witness the grandeur of the airship R38, built for the US Navy at Cardington, soaring above as a testament to innovation in aviation. The Forth Bridge's Fife Pier spans across time, connecting past and present with its timeless beauty. Telford's suspension bridge gracefully crosses Menai Straits, uniting lands once separated by water. Amidst it all are builders at work; their dedication etched into every brick laid and beam secured. And towering above them all is London's Post Office Tower – an emblematic symbol of modernity and communication. Finally, find solace within St Machar's Cathedral; completed centuries ago yet still standing strong as a testament to faith and craftsmanship. These completed wonders remind us that dreams can become reality when we dare to imagine beyond our limitations.