7th November 2022.Reading time 4 minutes.
by Matthew Pope ‘The value of an idea lies in the using of it.’ is a great quote by the famed inventor of the light bulb, motion film camera, phonograph and more – Thomas A Edison. You have an idea – so put it into practice, build it, try it! That is what inventors do. […]
24th October 2022.Reading time 6 minutes.
Throughout France and elsewhere in Europe, many gothic-inspired structures and cathedrals feature gargoyles adorning their exteriors. Gargoyles are often fearsome, fantastical, and humorous and were originally included in gothic architectural design to serve two purposes – to scare off evil spirits and as waterspouts directing water drainage away from the structure. Curiously, no two gargoyles are […]
4th October 2021.Reading time 5 minutes.
On October 4, 1821 John Rennie the Elder passed away. The Scottish civil engineer designed many bridges across the United Kingdom, including the famous Waterloo Bridge over London’s Thames River, which was finished in 1817. Rennie had two other London bridges – Southwark (completed in 1819) and New London Bridge (opened in 1831). After Rennie’s death, his sons […]