The Channel Islands - Seigneurie, Sark
The Channel Islands - Seigneurie, Sark - Creeper covered house - tower structure. Part of Box 234 Boswell Collection - The Channel Islands 'Sark (French: Sercq; Sercquiais: S負or Cerq) is a small island in the Channel Islands in the southwestern English Channel, off the coast of Normandy, France. It is a royal fief, which forms part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, with its own set of laws based on Norman law and its own parliament. It has a population of about 600. Sark (including the nearby island of Brecqhou) has an area of 2.10 square miles (5.44 km2). Sark is one of the few remaining places in the world where cars are banned from roads and only tractors and horse-drawn vehicles are allowed. In 2011, Sark was designated as a Dark Sky Community and the first Dark Sky Island in the world.' Sark Date: circa 1900
© The Boswell Collection, Bexley Heritage Trust / Mary Evans
Yellow flowered Chilean glory creeper, Eccremocarpus scaber
Yellow flowered Chilean glory creeper, Eccremocarpus scaber. . Handcolored illustration by Edwin Dalton Smith engraved by Watts from Charles McIntosh's Flora and Pomona 1829. McIntosh (1794-1864) was a Scottish gardener to European aristocracy and royalty, and author of many book on gardening. E.D. Smith was a botanical artist who drew for Robert Sweet, Benjamin Maund, etc.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans
Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia - Construction (1 of 2)
The construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia. The bridge was designed and built by Dorman Long and Co Ltd, Middlesbrough Teesside and Cleveland Bridge, Darlington, County Durham and opened in 1932. Until 1967 it was the city's tallest structure. Construction of the arch of the bridge began in 1929, with two separate teams building the arch on each side using creeper cranes.
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection