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"Built to withstand the test of time, these iconic structures and moments showcase human ingenuity and craftsmanship throughout history

Background imageBuilt Collection: Oslo City Hall

Oslo City Hall, Oslo, Norway, was built in 1950 to celebrate the citys 900th anniversary. It is the most distinctive part of the citys waterfront. Date: opened 1950

Background imageBuilt Collection: Japanese pre-dreadnought battleship Mikasa - built in the UK

Japanese pre-dreadnought battleship Mikasa - built in the UK
The Mikasa - a pre-dreadnought battleship built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) in the late 1890s, and was the only ship of her class

Background imageBuilt Collection: Four Australian-built RaF Dassault Mirage III-Os

Four Australian-built RaF Dassault Mirage III-Os
Four Australian-built, RaF Dassault Mirage III-Os, including A3-24 and A3-39

Background imageBuilt Collection: Australian-built Dassault Mirage III-O A3-23 of the RaF

Australian-built Dassault Mirage III-O A3-23 of the RaF
Australian-built Dassault Mirage III-O, A3-23, of the RaF, landing at Avalon

Background imageBuilt Collection: Bylaugh Hall

Bylaugh Hall
The ruins of Bylaugh (pronouced beela ) Hall, Norfolk, England. This was the new Bylaugh Hall, built in 1850 by Charles Barry. Here in ruins in the early 1960s. Date: 19th century

Background imageBuilt Collection: Brill Windmill, Buckinghamshire, England

Brill Windmill, Buckinghamshire, England, built in about 1680, one of the few remaining post mills in the country. Date: late 17th century

Background imageBuilt Collection: Quarry Hill Flats

Quarry Hill Flats, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, were modelled on the Karl Marx Hof flats in Vienna, Austria. The steel frame and concrete clad buildings were demolished 1978 Date: built late 1930s

Background imageBuilt Collection: Battistinis Torment

Battistinis Torment

Background imageBuilt Collection: Selfridges Department Store, London, c. 1908

Selfridges Department Store, London, c. 1908
Illustration showing the architects design for Selfridges Department Store in Oxford Street, London, c.1908 when the store was being built

Background imageBuilt Collection: The F. A. Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, 1923

The F. A. Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, 1923
Aerial photograph of Wembley Stadium before the start of the 1923 F.A. Cup Final between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United

Background imageBuilt Collection: Severn Tunnel Diver

Severn Tunnel Diver
The brave diver Alexander Lambert descending the shaft into the flooded tunnel. In Fleuss diving gear, he closed the headwall door and prevented further flooding

Background imageBuilt Collection: Great Wall / China / Allom

Great Wall / China / Allom
The Great Wall of China built by Emperor Chi-Hoang-Ti of the fourth Tsin dynasty, the first universal monach of China, 237 BC

Background imageBuilt Collection: HMS Leviathan, Drake-class armoured cruiser

HMS Leviathan, Drake-class armoured cruiser
Royal Navy - HMS Leviathan, a Drake-class armoured cruiser. HMS Leviathan was one of four Drake-class armoured cruisers built for the Royal Navy around 1900

Background imageBuilt Collection: Cessna O-1A Bird Dog 51-7362

Cessna O-1A Bird Dog 51-7362
United States Army - Cessna O-1A Bird Dog 51-7362 (msn 22096), of the 140th Aviation Battalion, California National Guard, at Long Beach, on 3 July 1966

Background imageBuilt Collection: Canadair CF-86 - CL-13A Sabre Mk. 5 23257

Canadair CF-86 - CL-13A Sabre Mk. 5 23257
(Royal Canadian Air Force) - Canadair CF-86 (CL-13A) Sabre Mk. 5 23257 (msn 1047, built in 1954), seen in the colours of the Golden Hawks RCAF aerobatic team at the National Air Force Museum of

Background imageBuilt Collection: Grumman S-2 Tracker 152364

Grumman S-2 Tracker 152364
United States Navy - Grumman S-2E Tracker 152364 (msn 251C, base code NT, call-sign 106 ), of VS-33 / VSG-59, embarked on USS Hornet

Background imageBuilt Collection: Blackburn YA. 1 Firecrest RT651

Blackburn YA. 1 Firecrest RT651
Blackburn YA.1 Firecrest RT651 at the 1947 SBAC Radlett air-show, parked next to the first prototype Boulton Paul Balliol VL892

Background imageBuilt Collection: Foden Tractor UX 9728

Foden Tractor UX 9728
Foden Tractor, regn. UX 9728, number: 13784. Built in 1932 by Edwin Foden, Sons and Co of Elworth Works, Sandbach, powered by a 6 Nhp compound steam engine. Date: 1970s

Background imageBuilt Collection: Sentinel DG4 Timber Tractor ARE195

Sentinel DG4 Timber Tractor ARE195
Sentinel DG4 Timber Tractor regn. ARE195, built in 1935 by the Sentinel Waggon Works in Shrewsbury, at a Bristol Steam Fair. Date: 6 May 1972

Background imageBuilt Collection: McLaren Ploughing Engine BD5504

McLaren Ploughing Engine BD5504
McLaren Ploughing Engine, regn. BD5504, number 1552, Hero. Built by J&H McLaren & Co. at Hunslet in 1919, powered by a 16 Nhp compound steam engine. Date: 1970s-1980s

Background imageBuilt Collection: Aveling and Porter Steam Roller UR1881

Aveling and Porter Steam Roller UR1881, built ca 1929, at Ferndown in Dorset. (Aveling and Porter was a British agricultural engine and steamroller (road roller) manufacturer

Background imageBuilt Collection: Sentinel S4 Steam Wagon DKN380

Sentinel S4 Steam Wagon DKN380 (msn 9276), built in 1936, seen at the 1959 Crystal Palace Steam Rally. (Sentinel Waggon Works Ltd was a British company based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire) Date: 1959

Background imageBuilt Collection: United States Air Force - Fairchild C-123K Provider 55-4548

United States Air Force - Fairchild C-123K Provider 55-4548
United States Air Force Fairchild C-123K Provider 55-4548 (msn 20209) at McClellan AFB. Built as a Fairchild C-123B-14-FA Provider

Background imageBuilt Collection: Dornier Do-X Photo 1

Dornier Do-X Photo 1
First built in 1929, only three of these useless 12- motor flying boats are built, two of them bought in 1931 by the Italian Air Force : here moored on lake Como. Date: 1932

Background imageBuilt Collection: The House that Jack Built

The House that Jack Built
Promotional postcard for The House that Jack Built, Howard and Wyndhams Royal Pantomime, at the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, 14th December 1911

Background imageBuilt Collection: Visit to Madeira - The Levada Tunnel

Visit to Madeira - The Levada Tunnel
Black and white lantern slide of men being carried in hammocks out of the entrance of a tunnel built for a levada - an irrigation channel or aqueduct - Visit to Madeira. Part of Box 125 - Madeira

Background imageBuilt Collection: The first Wichita-built Boeing B-52D Stratofortress, 55-?

The first Wichita-built Boeing B-52D Stratofortress, 55-?
The first Wichita-built Boeing B-52D Stratofortress, 55-49, flew for the first time on 14 May 1956

Background imageBuilt Collection: Worcester Guildhall

Worcester Guildhall
The fine Assembly Room of Worcester Guildhall, which was built between 1721 and 1724 and occupies the site of a much earlier building. Date: Built 1721 - 1724

Background imageBuilt Collection: Battistinis Modified Harley

Battistinis Modified Harley

Background imageBuilt Collection: Escape System for British Submarines, 1933

Escape System for British Submarines, 1933
Illustration showing the air-lock system, built into British submarines of the 1930 s, that was designed to allow submariners to escape if their submarine failed

Background imageBuilt Collection: The Bishop Rock Lighthouse, Scilly Isles, 1858

The Bishop Rock Lighthouse, Scilly Isles, 1858
Engraving of the Bishop Rock lighthouse, off the Scilly Isles, October 1858. The lighthouse was built between 1851 and 1858, to a design by Mr

Background imageBuilt Collection: SS Berengaria Passing Spithead, 1935

SS Berengaria Passing Spithead, 1935
Photograph of the Cunard Liner SS Berengaria passing through the lines of the British Fleet, assembled for the Spithead Review, on her homeward journey from New York

Background imageBuilt Collection: Boys Watching Ship

Boys Watching Ship
A group of boys lean against the dock railings and watch a steamship being built

Background imageBuilt Collection: 'Muckross Abbey - Tree of Life'

"Muckross Abbey - Tree of Life"
The Franciscan friary of Irrelagh, known as "Muckross Abbey" was founded for the Observatine Franciscans about 1448, by Daniel McCarthy Mor

Background imageBuilt Collection: Taylorcraft DC-65 XK-ATY

Taylorcraft DC-65 XK-ATY (msn 0-4247. built as an L-2A ), at Mangere, NZ. (The aircraft and pilot Alexander N. Clark went missing on 23 November 1956, and were found in the bush 30 months later)

Background imageBuilt Collection: Gloster Meteor Mk. 8 - Mk. 7 combination G-ANSO

Gloster Meteor Mk. 8 - Mk. 7 combination G-ANSO
Gloster Meteor Mk.8 - Mk.7 combination (ex GAF) G-ANSO, at the 1954 SBAC Farnborough air-show. Built as an F Mk.8 airframe with strengthened outer wings, the Ground Attack Fighter (GAF) aka Reaper

Background imageBuilt Collection: Sentinel Wagon 8393, HMS Sultan

Sentinel Wagon 8393, HMS Sultan at the 1969 Stourpaine rally:- Maker: Sentinel Waggon Works Ltd Type: Wagon Number: 8393 Built: 1930 Registration: DX 9048 Class: SUP Name: HMS Sultan Date: 1969

Background imageBuilt Collection: Motor Cycling Magazine Page 149 of 20 December 1909 Issu?

Motor Cycling Magazine Page 149 of 20 December 1909 Issu?
Motor Cycling Magazine Page 149 of 20 December 1909 Issue with Image of an All British Monoplane - Built at Orpington for Mr M Campbell (Motor Cycling Club)

Background imageBuilt Collection: Florence / Villa Medici

Florence / Villa Medici
The VILLA MEDICI built at Fiesole for Cosimo de Medici, by the architect Michelozzo Date: 1903

Background imageBuilt Collection: Bristol Beaufighter TT Mk. 10 RD758, Bahrain

Bristol Beaufighter TT Mk. 10 RD758, Bahrain
Built as a Beaufighter TF.X (Torpedo Fighter version) RD758 was converted to a TT.X, for target towing Date: 1956

Background imageBuilt Collection: HMS Shannon

HMS Shannon, view of the armoured cruiser, taken from the fighting top, shows the deck and some of the chief guns. Built in Chatham Dockyard, England, fro the Royal Navy in the mid-1900s

Background imageBuilt Collection: Albert Bridge London

Albert Bridge London
Connecting Chelsea and Battersea : built 1871-3 by R M Ordish using a hybrid cantilever and suspension technique. Date: circa 1880

Background imageBuilt Collection: Royal Liver Building

Royal Liver Building
The Royal Liver Building was built in 1911, and is still the head office for the Royal Liver Friendly Society. A pair of liver bird statues sit atop each clock tower. Date: 1960s

Background imageBuilt Collection: North London Cemetery, Highgate. The Lebanon Catacombs, terrace and sepulchres built

North London Cemetery, Highgate. The Lebanon Catacombs, terrace and sepulchres built in the Egyptian architectural style popular at this time. Wood engraving 1838

Background imageBuilt Collection: P-51 Mustang fighter in flight, Inglewood, Calif

P-51 Mustang fighter in flight, Inglewood, Calif. The Mustang, built by North American Aviation, Incorporated, is the only American-built fighter used by the Royal Air Force of Great Britain

Background imageBuilt Collection: Battle Abbey Gatehouse

Battle Abbey Gatehouse
The fine abbey gatehouse of Battle Abbey, Sussex, England, built on the site of the Battle of Hastings. Date: late 11th century

Background imageBuilt Collection: Tollymore Barbican Gate

Tollymore Barbican Gate
The Barbican Gate entrance to Tollymore Forest Park, near Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland. It was built by Lord James Limerick as the eastern entrance to the park. Date: 1780s

Background imageBuilt Collection: Ireland / Killarney

Ireland / Killarney
A fine view of Market Lane and the spire of the Franciscan church and friaru, built on Martyrs Hill. Date: 1960s




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"Built to withstand the test of time, these iconic structures and moments showcase human ingenuity and craftsmanship throughout history. From the heroic RMS Carpathia in 1903, rescuing survivors of the Titanic tragedy, to the elegant Runcorn-Widnes Bridge connecting communities with its architectural marvel. Captain Woolf Barnato's Bentley exudes luxury and precision, a testament to engineering excellence. The Bauhaus Building stands as a symbol of modernist design principles that revolutionized architecture. The Four Eddystone Lighthouses have guided countless sailors through treacherous waters, their sturdy construction enduring fierce storms. The Westfield SEI British car embodies British automotive heritage with its sleek lines and powerful performance on the road. Rugby at Murrayfield stadium in Scotland epitomizes strength and teamwork as players battle it out on hallowed grounds. Even amidst gales, Bishop Rock Lighthouse remains steadfastly guarding ships from perilous rocks—a true beacon of hope in turbulent times. HMS Duke of York firing a broadside during World War II showcases military might harnessed for defense purposes. Artistic mastery comes alive with Saint Fiacre in Field painting depicting nature's beauty nurtured by human hands. Whitley Bay Lighthouse stands tall against crashing waves, guiding seafarers home safely. Lastly, we can't forget about the Hanging Gardens of Babylon—an ancient wonder built to awe generations with lush greenery suspended high above ground level. " In each instance, these remarkable feats remind us that when determination meets skillful craftsmanship, incredible things are built that leave an indelible mark on our world.