Noria at Orontes River in Hama, Syria
One of the Norias of Hama, a city in west Syria, as seen through a stone arch at the bank of the Orontes River. Norias are, devices similar to water wheels which were used to lift water to a higher elevation and performed a major role in supplying water to the city's gardens. Date: 1930s
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Fuel winter crisis: Heating pumped from the earth and water
Diagram illustrating how heat in the earth and water can provide heating for homes and factories. City Electrical Engineer of Norwich, where using pipes containing a liquid chemical with a low boiling point, such as sulphur dioxide, placing them underground, the chemical would collect heat from the earth and eventually vaporise. In 1947 britain had a harsh winter, with several cold spells, bringing large drifts of snow to the country, which caused roads and railways to be blocked. Coal supplies, already low following the Second World War, struggled to get through to power stations and many stations were forced to shut down for lack of fuel.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Tophane Cesmesi Fountain, Constantinople, Turkey
The Tophane Cesmesi Fountain - one of the most famous of the baroque street fountains in the city. Built in 1732 by Mahmut I. Has marble walls, covered by floral designs and arabesques. Carved in low relief - these reliefs were originally painted and gilded. The widely overhanging roof was missing for a while, but is now restored. Postcard by Publishing House of Rochat. Inspired to issue a series of cards of quite well-known views of Constantinople which they then washed out in various colours. This was perhaps, for Constantinople, an innovation and the cards proved to be very popular with the public.
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection