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Jean-Achille Benouville: "Paysage d'Italie", Unknown date, oil on canvas,  Dimensions: 23.5 × 36 cm (9.3 × 14.2 in), Current location: Museum of Fine Arts, Rennes.

Jean-Achille Benouville: "Paysage d'Italie", Unknown date, oil on canvas, Dimensions: 23.5 × 36 cm (9.3 × 14.2 in), Current location: Museum of Fine Arts, Rennes.

Isambard Brunel was an English engineer who changed how people lived forever in the mid 19th century. He was the man who proposed the width of railroad tracks now used all over the world today (4 feet 8 1/2 inches); he dug the first rail tunnels under a river; he built the first all-metal steamships capable of crossing the Atlantic (SS Great Western) in 1838 & built the biggest ship in the world (SS Great Britain). He was considered the greatest engineer of his age. His influence is felt…

SS Great Eastern: Brunel's Greatest Triumph or Folly?

Isambard Brunel was an English engineer who changed how people lived forever in the mid 19th century. He was the man who proposed the width of railroad tracks now used all over the world today (4 feet 8 1/2 inches); he dug the first rail tunnels under a river; he built the first all-metal steamships capable of crossing the Atlantic (SS Great Western) in 1838 & built the biggest ship in the world (SS Great Britain). He was considered the greatest engineer of his age. His influence is felt…

Interior of Crystal Palace, London, 1851 - a fantastic glimpse of how magnificent the Great Exhibition must have been. I would have loved to have gone - I wish I could time travel!! via http://www.aboutbritain.com

Interior of Crystal Palace, London, 1851 - a fantastic glimpse of how magnificent the Great Exhibition must have been. I would have loved to have gone - I wish I could time travel!! via http://www.aboutbritain.com

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