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Complex Collection

Background imageComplex Collection: Pea Apparatus by William Heath Robinson

Pea Apparatus by William Heath Robinson
An interesting and elegant apparatus designed to overcome once for all the difficulties of conveying green peas to the mouth

Background imageComplex 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 imageComplex Collection: Mixing treated asbestos fibre, Heath Robinson machine

Mixing treated asbestos fibre, Heath Robinson machine
Efficient plant for the successful mixing of treated asbestos fibre with cement. A drawing done by William Heath Robinson for Turners Asbestos Cement Co

Background imageComplex Collection: Patent double action grinder for asbestos by Heath Robinson

Patent double action grinder for asbestos by Heath Robinson
A patent double-action grinder for mashing asbestos fibre - a drawing done for Turners Asbestos Cement Co by William Heath Robinson, renowned for his machines and convoluted contraptions. Date: c.1925

Background imageComplex Collection: The Subzeppmarinellin by Heath Robinson, WW1 cartoon

The Subzeppmarinellin by Heath Robinson, WW1 cartoon
The subzeppmarinellin for making sure of your enemy. All bases covered with this combined submarine and zeppelin from the imagination of William Heath Robinson during the First World War. Date: c.1916

Background imageComplex Collection: Seoul, Korea - Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, Gyeongbokgung Palace

Seoul, Korea - Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, Gyeongbokgung Palace
Seoul, Korea - Gyeonghoeru, also known as Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, a hall used to hold important and special state banquets during the Joseon Dynasty - Part of the Gyeongbokgung Palace

Background imageComplex Collection: Observatory at Delhi

Observatory at Delhi
Observatory complex at Delhi

Background imageComplex Collection: Psychology Booklet Ad

Psychology Booklet Ad
Advert for a booklet issued by the British Institute of Practical Psychology called " I can and I will" guaranteed to eradicate your inferiority complex forever

Background imageComplex Collection: Birmingham Bull Ring

Birmingham Bull Ring
A busy scene in the shopping area of the Bull Ring complex, Birmingham, England

Background imageComplex Collection: The Bathos (Hogarth)

The Bathos (Hogarth)
Tailpiece, or the Bathos : in his final print, Hogarth reiterates his opinions about the vogue for dark Old Master paintings in a complex allegorical image

Background imageComplex Collection: Japanese Tattoo C1900

Japanese Tattoo C1900
A TATTOOED JAPANESE MAN Tattooing of this complex and highly-coloured type was at one time not uncommon in Japan

Background imageComplex Collection: Mena House Hotel in Giza, Egypt

Mena House Hotel in Giza, Egypt
Mena House Hotel in Giza near Cairo, Egypt. Originally a hunting lodge it was expanded and opened as a hotel in 1886, housing many famous guests such as Arthur Conan Doyle

Background imageComplex Collection: Kings Norton Workhouse / Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham

Kings Norton Workhouse / Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham
An aerial view of Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham - the former Kings Norton Union workhouse and workhouse infirmary. The original workhouse building is at the left, just below centre

Background imageComplex Collection: The Tomb of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya

The Tomb of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya
Nizamuddin Dargah complex, in Nizamuddin West, Delhi, India. The Well near the Tomb of Muhammad Nizamuddin Auliya (or Awliya) (12381325) - also known as Hazrat Nizamuddin

Background imageComplex Collection: Short Rifle Diagram 1915

Short Rifle Diagram 1915
Multi-part diagram, showing the complex working systems of a short rifle, taking a Lee- Enfield Mark III magazine. Date: 1915

Background imageComplex Collection: Reconstruction of the Templo Mayor complex in the

Reconstruction of the Templo Mayor complex in the city of Mexico-Tenochtitlan, founded in 1325. It was the capital of the Aztec Empire until its occupation in 1521 by Hernᮠ Cort鳠 during

Background imageComplex Collection: Chinese Guardian Statues at Temple of Wat Pho, Bangkok

Chinese Guardian Statues at Temple of Wat Pho, Bangkok
Temple guard statue (Farang guard) imported from China at the temple of Wat Pho (The Temple of the Reclining Buddha) in the Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, Thailand

Background imageComplex Collection: Mount Athos, Greece - Holy Monastery of Iviron

Mount Athos, Greece - Holy Monastery of Iviron
Holy Monastery of Iviron or Iveron, an Eastern Orthodox monastery at the monastic state of Mount Athos in Greece. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageComplex Collection: Strand and Edmonton Union Workhouses, Middlesex

Strand and Edmonton Union Workhouses, Middlesex
An aerial view of the Strand Union workhouse (above centre) and Edmonton Union workhouse (below centre) at Edmonton, Middlesex

Background imageComplex Collection: The Tomb of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya

The Tomb of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya
Nizamuddin Dargah complex, in Nizamuddin West, Delhi, India. The Well near the Tomb of Muhammad Nizamuddin Auliya (or Awliya) (12381325) - also known as Hazrat Nizamuddin

Background imageComplex Collection: Fabulous Arab Doorway - Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

Fabulous Arab Doorway - Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia
An absolutely fabulous Arab Doorway in the port town of Sidi Bou Said Tunisia, with a pair of knockers for the main decorated wooden doors (for ease of knocking when on a camel or on horseback)

Background imageComplex Collection: A very early type of railway signal by W Heath Robinson

A very early type of railway signal by W Heath Robinson
A very early type of railway signal now rarely to be seen - an example from Railway Ribaldry, drawn by William Heath Robinson and commissioned by the Great Western Railway to mark their centenary

Background imageComplex Collection: Thessaloniki, Greece, artillery piece under Arch of Galerius

Thessaloniki, Greece, artillery piece under Arch of Galerius
WW1 - Thessaloniki, Greece - an artillery piece is transported by two horses beneath the 4th century Triumphal Arch of Galerius, part of the Rotunda Complex. Date: 1918

Background imageComplex Collection: Temple of the Holy Tooth - Kandy, Sri Lanka

Temple of the Holy Tooth - Kandy, Sri Lanka
Sri Dalada Maligawa or Temple of the Holy Tooth - Kandy, Sri Lanka - located in the royal palace complex. An UNESCO world heritage site. The Library. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageComplex Collection: LCC-LFB vehicle repair workshops, Lambeth HQ

LCC-LFB vehicle repair workshops, Lambeth HQ
The London Fire Brigade vehicle repair and maintenance workshops located within the extensive headquarters complex in Lambeth, SE1

Background imageComplex Collection: LCC-LFB Vehicle and equipment workshops complex

LCC-LFB Vehicle and equipment workshops complex
The Headquarters complex at Lambeth SE1 had extensive vehicle and equipment workshops. Maintenance, repair and restoration work could be undertaken by highly skilled mechanics and craftsmen

Background imageComplex Collection: Trier, Germany - St Matthias Abbey

Trier, Germany - St Matthias Abbey
Germany - Trier. The oldest City in Germany - St Matthias Abbey Date: 1909

Background imageComplex Collection: St. Ermins Hotel, St. Jamess Park, London

St. Ermins Hotel, St. Jamess Park, London - 600 apartments and self-contained suites. Numerous bedrooms with bathrooms attached. Date: circa 1907

Background imageComplex Collection: Caldey Island, Wales - The Monastery

Caldey Island, Wales - The Monastery
Caldey Island, Wales off the southwest coast near Tenby - The Cistercian Monastery. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageComplex Collection: Mortar Calculations - Fort Wright - Fishers Island, New York

Mortar Calculations - Fort Wright - Fishers Island, New York
Directing the range of the Mortars - Fort Wright - Fishers Island - New York, USA. Military Cadets using complex higher mathematical formulae and telephone instructions to work out the exact aiming

Background imageComplex Collection: Scene from Shakespeares Cymbeline

Scene from Shakespeares Cymbeline
A scene from shakespeares Cymbeline, in which Imogen, dressed as a boy, has found a hut in the forest and, being hungry, has eaten some food

Background imageComplex Collection: Black Gang Chine, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight - Stuffed bear

Black Gang Chine, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight - Stuffed bear
Black Gang Chine amusement complex, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight - Stuffed bear and very brave young girl happy to accept its embrace. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageComplex Collection: The Tombs of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin and Jahanara Begum

The Tombs of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin and Jahanara Begum
Nizamuddin Dargah complex, in Nizamuddin West, Delhi, India. The Tomb of Muhammad Nizamuddin Auliya (or Awliya) (12381325) and Jahanara Begum (16141681), daughter of the Emperor Shah Jahan

Background imageComplex Collection: Charterhouse

Charterhouse
Birds eye view of the old Charterhouse. The London Charterhouse is a historic complex of buildings in Smithfield, London, dating back to the 14th century

Background imageComplex Collection: The Cisternoni of Livorno - a series of three large buildings in the neoclassical style

The Cisternoni of Livorno - a series of three large buildings in the neoclassical style at Livorno, in Tuscany, Italy constructed between 1829 and 1848 as part of a complex of purification plants

Background imageComplex Collection: Gnawa musicians - ethnic group inhabiting Morocco and Algeria in the Maghreb

Gnawa musicians - ethnic group inhabiting Morocco and Algeria in the Maghreb. Gnawa music is characterized by instrumentation

Background imageComplex Collection: Istanbul, Turkey - Interior of the Eyup Sultan Mosque

Istanbul, Turkey - Interior of the Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii) - the complex includes a mausoleum marking the spot where Eyup (Job) al-Ansari

Background imageComplex Collection: Delhi, India - Tomb of Shams ud-Din Iltutmish

Delhi, India - Tomb of Shams ud-Din Iltutmish
The Tomb of Shams ud-Din Iltutmish (r. 12111236), the third ruler of the Mamluk dynasty of Delhi of Turkic origin, at the Qutb complex

Background imageComplex Collection: Singapore - The Great World Amusement Park

Singapore - The Great World Amusement Park - note the seperate entrances for Gents and Ladies and the film poster for The Man in the Iron Mask (1939). Date: 1939

Background imageComplex Collection: Statue of Ramesses II, Luxor, Egypt

Statue of Ramesses II, Luxor, Egypt
Statue of Ramesses II ( The Great ), Statues in peristyle courtyard of Ramesses II, Luxor, Egypt. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageComplex Collection: Children in Council housing, London

Children in Council housing, London

Background imageComplex Collection: Hudson Terminal Buildings, New York, USA

Hudson Terminal Buildings, New York, USA
The Hudson Terminal was a rapid transit station and office-tower complex in the Radio Row neighborhood of Lower Manhattan in New York City, USA

Background imageComplex Collection: The exterior of the Europa Pavillon complex at night, Berlin

The exterior of the Europa Pavillon complex at night, Berlin
The exterior of the Europa Pavillon complex at night, 118-119 Konigggratzer Strasse, Berlin, 1920s Date: 1920s

Background imageComplex Collection: An aerial view of a factory complex

An aerial view of a factory complex. Date: circa 1938

Background imageComplex Collection: Spring balance brass dial, Samuel Cody Archive

Spring balance brass dial, Samuel Cody Archive
EARLY AVIATION PIONEERS - THE SAMUEL CODY ARCHIVE: The spring balance used by Cody in early engine-thrust tests. Circa 1908, by Salter?s, the brass dial marked to 600lb

Background imageComplex Collection: Tree and spring balance brass dial, Samuel Cody Archive

Tree and spring balance brass dial, Samuel Cody Archive
EARLY AVIATION PIONEERS - THE SAMUEL CODY ARCHIVE: The spring balance used by Cody in early engine-thrust tests. Circa 1908, by Salter?s, the brass dial marked to 600lb

Background imageComplex Collection: Turkey. Constantinople - Topkapi Palace or Seraglio

Turkey. Constantinople - Topkapi Palace or Seraglio
Turkey. Constantinople (today Istanbul). Topkapi Palace or Seraglio (Royal residence) from the Golden Horn. Engraving by Lemaitre, Fleury and Lalaisse

Background imageComplex Collection: Turkey, Constantinople. Mausoleum of Suleymaniye I

Turkey, Constantinople. Mausoleum of Suleymaniye I
Ottoman Empire. Turkey, Constantinople (today Istanbul). Exterior of Mausoleum of Suleymaniye I. Suleymaniye Mosque Complex, 16th century. Engraving by Lemaitre, J. Arnout and Lepetit



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