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Animal teaching Variation2
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L’Oceanogràfic est un complexe d’environ 100 000 m2 situé à Valence en Espagne où sont représentés les différents habitats marins.Il compte environ 500 espèces de poissons différentes.
Il a été inauguré le 12 décembre 2002.
Œuvre de l’architecte Félix Candela en forme de nénuphar, c’est l’aquarium le plus grand d’Europe avec 42 millions de litres d’eau.
L’Oceanogràfic is a marine park situated in the east of the city of Valencia, Spain, where different marine habitats are represented. It was designed by the architect Félix Candela and the structural engineers Alberto Domingo and Carlos Lázaro. It is integrated inside the cultural complex known as the Ciutat de les Arts i de les Ciències (City of Arts and Sciences). The Oceanographic is the largest complex of its type in Europe with a surface of 111,000 square metres (1,190,000 sq ft) and a water capacity of 42,000,000 litres (11,000,000 US gal). It has 45,000 animals of 500 different species including fish, mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates — amongst these are sharks, penguins, dolphins, sea lions, walruses, beluga whales, and more — all inhabiting nine underwater towers. Each tower is structured in two levels and represent the major ecosystems of the planet.
L’Oceanogràfic (en castellano, El Oceanográfico) es un complejo obra del arquitecto Félix Candela y los ingenieros Alberto Domingo y Carlos Lázaro, donde se representa los diferentes hábitats marinos (mares y océanos de aproximadamente unos 100.000 m²). Fue inaugurado el 12 de diciembre de 2002 y se encuentra situado en la zona este de la ciudad de Valencia (España), integrado dentro del complejo conocido como Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències de València. En él podemos encontrar desde cangrejos araña, hasta pingüinos, pasando por delfines, leones marinos, morsas o belugas.
En el subterráneo, están los más grandes acuarios de toda Europa, en los que podemos encontrar más de 40.000 animales de 500 especies diferentes, incluyendo peces, mamíferos, aves, reptiles e invertebrados.
El agua salada es bombeada desde la albondiga la Malvarrosa habiendo pasado todos los requisitos necesarios de calidad.
Es el acuario más grande de la Unión Europea. Su arquitectura es obra del equipo de Félix Candela y los ingenieros Alberto Domingo y Fernando Sánchez, autores estos últimos del diseño estructural de las cubiertas del L’Oceanografic. Se trata del oceanográfico más grande de Europa con 110.000 metros cuadrados y 42 millones de litros de agua.
Image by Shaojin+AT
Location: Loews Portofino Bay, Orlando
Vespa is an Italian brand of scooter manufactured by Piaggio. The name means wasp in Italian.
The Vespa has evolved from a single model motor scooter manufactured in 1946 by Piaggio & Co. S.p.A. of Pontedera, Italy—to a full line of scooters and one of seven companies today owned by Piaggio—now Europe’s largest manufacturer of two-wheeled vehicles and the world’s fourth largest motorcycle manufacturer by unit sales. From their inception, Vespa scooters have been known for their painted, pressed steel unibody which combines a complete cowling for the engine (enclosing the engine mechanism and concealing dirt or grease), a flat floorboard (providing foot protection), and a prominent front fairing (providing wind protection) into a structural unit.
Vespa 150 TAP, modified by the French military, that incorporated an anti tank weapon
Post World War II Italy, in light of its agreement to cessation of war activities with the Allies, had its aircraft industry severely restricted in both capability and capacity.
Piaggio emerged from the conflict with its Pontedera fighter plane plant demolished by bombing. Italy’s crippled economy and the disastrous state of the roads did not assist in the re-development of the automobile markets. Enrico Piaggio, the son of Piaggio’s founder Rinaldo Piaggio, decided to leave the aeronautical field in order to address Italy’s urgent need for a modern and affordable mode of transportation for the masses.
The inspiration for the design of the Vespa dates back to Pre-World War II Cushman scooters made in Nebraska, USA. These olive green scooters were in Italy in large numbers, ordered originally by Washington as field transport for the Paratroops and Marines. The US military had used them to get around Nazi defense tactics of destroying roads and bridges in the Dolomites (a section of the Alps) and the Austrian border areas.
Piaggio MP5 "Paperino", the initial Piaggio prototype
In 1944, Piaggio engineers Renzo Spolti and Vittorio Casini designed a motorcycle with bodywork fully enclosing the drivetrain and forming a tall splash guard at the front. In addition to the bodywork, the design included handlebar-mounted controls, forced air cooling, wheels of small diameter, and a tall central section that had to be straddled. Officially known as the MP5 ("Moto Piaggio no. 5"), the prototype was nicknamed "Paperino". Enrico Piaggio was displeased with the MP5, especially the tall central section. He contracted aeronautical engineer Corradino D’Ascanio, to redesign the scooter. D’Ascanio, who had earlier been consulted by Ferdinando Innocenti about scooter design and manufacture, made it immediately known that he hated motorcycles, believing them to be bulky, dirty, and unreliable. D’Ascanio’s MP6 prototype had its engine mounted beside the rear wheel. The wheel was driven directly from the transmission, eliminating the drive chain and the oil and dirt associated with it. The prototype had a unit spar frame with stress-bearing steel outer panels. These changes allowed the MP6 to have a step-through design without a centre section like that of the MP5 Paperino. The MP6 design also included a single sided front suspension, interchangeable front and rear wheels mounted on stub axles, and a spare wheel. Other features of the MP6 were similar to those on the Paperino, including the handlebar-mounted controls and the enclosed bodywork with the tall front splash guard. Upon seeing the MP6 for the first time Enrico Piaggio exclaimed: "Sembra una vespa!" ("It resembles a wasp!") Piaggio effectively named his new scooter on the spot. Vespa is both Latin and Italian for wasp—derived from the vehicle’s body shape: the thicker rear part connected to the front part by a narrow waist, and the steering rod resembled antennae. The name also refers to the high-pitched noise of the two-stroke engine.
Source from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vespa
John Currie – Mauretania
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This photograph is taken in Canada Dock in Liverpool, 1909. The gentleman in uniform is “Mauretania’s” first Chief Engineer, John Currie.
RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside
Reference: TWAS: DS.WS/143/68
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