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Imposing Collection

Background imageImposing Collection: Scotland / Craigmillar

Scotland / Craigmillar
The imposing 14th century keep of Caigmillar Castle. In 1477 James III imprisoned his brother John, Earl of Mar, in one of its cellars

Background imageImposing Collection: Typesetter at work

Typesetter at work
A compositor at a the Lund Humphries print works places a small type glyph on a forme rack, finishing a page of imposing surface text prior to inking and printing. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageImposing Collection: Bleak House

Bleak House, Broadstairs, Kent, England. This building has great literary associations, for it was here that Charles Dickens lived and wrote " David Copperfield" etc

Background imageImposing Collection: England / Weobley

England / Weobley
Weobley, a beautiful Herefordshire market town of old half-timbered houses, mellowed by age and clustering round an imposing 14th century church. Date: 1950s

Background imageImposing Collection: Knole / Green Court West

Knole / Green Court West
Imposing mediaeval, Kentish ragstone house, home of the Sackville family from the 16th century. This view shows the Green Court with its magnificent gatehouse

Background imageImposing Collection: Imperial College of Science and Technology, South Kensington

Imperial College of Science and Technology, South Kensington. It was established in 1907 in Londons scientific and cultural heartland in South Kensington, as a merger of the Royal College of Science

Background imageImposing Collection: Eglise de la Madeleine, Paris, France

Eglise de la Madeleine, Paris, France. Date: late 19th century

Background imageImposing Collection: Premier Hotel, Southampton Row, Russell Square, London

Premier Hotel, Southampton Row, Russell Square, London
Premier Hotel, 150 Southampton Row, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London - now called New Premier House. Date: circa 1914

Background imageImposing Collection: Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral, Somerset, England, was begun between 1183 and 1192 and was completed in 1260. Date: 12th - 13th century

Background imageImposing Collection: Union Workhouse, Hertford

Union Workhouse, Hertford
A view of Hertford Union workhouse, Hertfordshire, opened in around 1869 on Ware Road, Hertford. The imposing three-storey building has a clock tower at its centre

Background imageImposing Collection: Abano Terme, Italy - Imposing entrace to the Ancient Springs

Abano Terme, Italy - Imposing entrace to the Ancient Springs
Abano Terme is a spa town and commune in the province of Padua, in the Veneto region, Italy, on the eastern slope of the Colli Euganei

Background imageImposing Collection: Paris, France - Palais de Justice - Main Entrance

Paris, France - Palais de Justice - Main Entrance Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImposing Collection: London / Monmouth House

London / Monmouth House
Soho Square : the duke of Monmouths imposing town house which endured several changes of fortune before being demolished in 1773

Background imageImposing Collection: Victoria Memorial, Kolkata, India

Victoria Memorial, Kolkata, India
The Victoria Memorial in Kolkata (Calcutta), India. It was built between 1906 and 1921 as a memorial to Queen Victoria of Great Britain and Empress of India. The building is now a museum

Background imageImposing Collection: Tissington Spires

Tissington Spires - This imposing rock formation is one of many on the beautiful trail through Dovedale in the English Peak District National Park in Derbyshire. Date: 1908

Background imageImposing Collection: Otter Hounds

Otter Hounds
The Otterhound is a rough-coated hound with an imposing head, originally bred for hunting. It has great strength and a strong body with long striding steps

Background imageImposing Collection: Galleon

Galleon
An illustration of a large, imposing galleon ship, sailing through the ocean waters, with sunrays beaming behind. Date: circa 1917

Background imageImposing Collection: KING ALFRED, WINCHESTER

KING ALFRED, WINCHESTER
An imposing statue of King Alfred at Winchester, Hants. The work of Hamo Thornycroft, it was erected in 1901 to commemorate the millenary (1899) of King Alfred's death. Date: 849 - 899

Background imageImposing Collection: The imposing massif of Les Monts-Dores, in the Auvergne region of central France - hopefully now

The imposing massif of Les Monts-Dores, in the Auvergne region of central France - hopefully now extinct. Date: circa 1870

Background imageImposing Collection: New City Hall and County Building, Chicago, Illinois, USA

New City Hall and County Building, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Date: circa 1915

Background imageImposing Collection: Weobley, a beautiful Herefordshire market town of old half-timbered houses

Weobley, a beautiful Herefordshire market town of old half-timbered houses, mellowed by age and clustering round an imposing 14th century church. Date: 1950s

Background imageImposing Collection: The Neo Gothic gatehouse of Goodrich Court, Wye Valley, Herefordshire

The Neo Gothic gatehouse of Goodrich Court, Wye Valley, Herefordshire, built in an imposing medieval style, but actually early 19th century. Date: built 1830

Background imageImposing Collection: CHATEAU AT BLOIS / FRANCE

CHATEAU AT BLOIS / FRANCE
The Chateau at Blois. Date: circa 1830

Background imageImposing Collection: New York Telephone Co. Building, New York City, USA

New York Telephone Co. Building, New York City, USA
The imposing bulk of the Verizon Building previously known as the Barclay-Vesey Building and the New York Telephone Company Building, NYC, USA

Background imageImposing Collection: Samarkand, Uzbekistan - The Registan - Ulugh Beg Madrasa

Samarkand, Uzbekistan - The Registan - Ulugh Beg Madrasa, built during the Timurid Empire era of TimurTamerlane, with an imposing iwan with a lancet-arch pishtaq or portal facing the square

Background imageImposing Collection: Buddhist Deity Tamonten - Todaiji Temple, Nara, Japan

Buddhist Deity Tamonten - Todaiji Temple, Nara, Japan
Wooden statue Tamonten (Virupakcha) - King of the North, Lord Who Hears All - a Hindu deity incorporated into Buddhism.one of the Four Heavenly Kings at The Great Buddha Hall

Background imageImposing Collection: Manchester Street / 1950S

Manchester Street / 1950S
Figures hurry by the imposing form of an old school building in Manchester; the corner shop is covered with adverts for Lyons Tea and confectionery Date: circa 1955

Background imageImposing Collection: Jahaz Mahal - Mandu

Jahaz Mahal - Mandu
A panoramic view of the Jahaz Mahal (Ship Palace) at Mandu, Madhya Pradesh Province, India. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts

Background imageImposing Collection: Earls Palace, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland

Earls Palace, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland - The West Front Date: circa 1940s

Background imageImposing Collection: Votes for Women Jerusalem

Votes for Women Jerusalem
Cover of Votes for Women featuring the infant Christ, Maryand Joseph protected by an imposing female figure. Lines from Blakes Jerusalem and an Arts and Crafts feel to theillustration by Ethel F

Background imageImposing Collection: German dummy tanks on parade, 1932

German dummy tanks on parade, 1932
German tanks on parade: an imposing Reichswehr display. The tanks are dummies made of sheet iron and pasteboard fitted over motor cars, used for training purposes. 1932

Background imageImposing Collection: The Lord Mayor of Londons Coachman driving his carriage

The Lord Mayor of Londons Coachman driving his carriage
The Lord Mayor of Londons Coachman driving his imposing carriage. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImposing Collection: South Gates, Kings Lynn, Norfolk

South Gates, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Date: 1915

Background imageImposing Collection: Lion by Landseer, Nelsons Column, Trafalgar Square, London

Lion by Landseer, Nelsons Column, Trafalgar Square, London Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImposing Collection: Legislative Palace, Montevideo, Uruguay, South America

Legislative Palace, Montevideo, Uruguay, South America
Legislative Palace (parliament building), Avenida 18 de Julio, Montevideo, Uruguay, South America, completed in 1925. circa 1929

Background imageImposing Collection: Boat Trip around Bishop Rock Lighthouse, Isle of Scilly

Boat Trip around Bishop Rock Lighthouse, Isle of Scilly
People on a boat trip to the Bishop Rock Lighthouse. Bishop Rock is a small rock at the westernmost tip of the Isles of Scilly. It is the smallest island in the world to have a building on it

Background imageImposing Collection: Castle on Chapultepec Hill, Mexico City

Castle on Chapultepec Hill, Mexico City
An imposing castle on Chapultepec Hill, near Mexico City. The hill was once the site of the palace of the Aztec kings. The castle was built by a Spanish viceroy in 1785. Date: circa 1895

Background imageImposing Collection: Hotel Coronado, San Diego, California, USA

Hotel Coronado, San Diego, California, USA
Horses and carriages wait outside the imposing Hotel Coronado in San Diego, California. Date: circa 1895

Background imageImposing Collection: Newport Guildhall

Newport Guildhall
The imposing Guildhall building at Newport, Isle of Wight, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageImposing Collection: Foscari Palace - Grand Canal, Venice, Italy

Foscari Palace - Grand Canal, Venice, Italy
Ca Foscari, the palace of the Foscari family, situated on the waterfront of the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro sestieri of Venice, Italy

Background imageImposing Collection: WW2 poster, Every Rivet a Bullet

WW2 poster, Every Rivet a Bullet -- Speed the Ships. Showing a newly constructed ship on the slipway ready for launching. Date: 1941

Background imageImposing Collection: Hatworks employee at Battersbys factory

Hatworks employee at Battersbys factory identified by the photographer as Christopher Tipping, smartly turned out but with a less imposing backdrop. Date: 1902

Background imageImposing Collection: Hertford Workhouse

Hertford Workhouse
A view of Hertford Union workhouse, opened in around 1869 on Ware Road, Hertford. The imposing three-storey building has a clock tower at its centre. Date: Circa 1912

Background imageImposing Collection: Napoleon & Revolution

Napoleon & Revolution
The youthful Napoleon sees for himself the excesses of the Revolution, and realises the necessity for re-imposing order in France. Date: circa 1789

Background imageImposing Collection: The South Gate - Kings Lynn, Norfolk

The South Gate - Kings Lynn, Norfolk Date: circa 1905

Background imageImposing Collection: Hereford Cathedral, Hereford

Hereford Cathedral, Hereford
Hereford Cathedral from the north-west - Hereford, Herefordshire, England. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageImposing Collection: Japan - Great statue of Buddha Daibutsu at Kamakura

Japan - Great statue of Buddha Daibutsu at Kamakura Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImposing Collection: China - Shanghai - The Masonic Club

China - Shanghai - The Masonic Club Date: circa 1910s



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