Scotland – Vintage Stereoviews


The Great Forth Bridge, Scotland, 1896

(eine aktuelle Ansicht dieser Szene in 3D-anaglyph, fotografiert von James G. Watt,
öffnet sich nach einem Klick auf das Bild)

Looking through the Great Forth Bridge (8,300 feet long), Scotland, 1896

Siehe auch das Bild auf dem Fotostream der National Galleries of Scotland

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The Forth Bridge

Forth Bridge, Scotland

»This celebrated bridge, designed and constructed by Sir John Fowler and Sir Benjamin Baker, is without doubt the most remarkable specimen of engineering skill as applied to bridge building ever produced. M. Eiffel, who built the Eiffel Tower in Paris, pronounced this bridge the greatest construction in the world.  To gain a correct idea of its immensity, it is only necessary to consider a few of the dimensions that enter into its vast proportions. The length of the bridge entire, including approaches, is eight thousand, two hundred and ninety-five feet, or nearly one and one-half miles. Fifty thousand tons of metal were used in its construction, which was commenced in 1883 and completed seven years later at a cost of twelve million five hundred thousand dollars. It is built on the cantilever and central girder system, producing stable equilibrium, the weight of the bridge itself helping to maintain it more firmly in position. Each of the main spans is formed of two cantilevers united by a girder three hundred and fifty feet long. The steel towers from which the cantilevers spring are three hundred and sixty feet high and are supported on granite piers.«

(alle Bildunterschriften und Texte sind den Vorder- bzw. Rückseiten der Stereokarten entnommen)

Overlooking the Beautiful Valley of the Tay, Scotland

»The Tay is the largest river in Scotland, indeed, it gives to the sea a greater volume of water than any other river in Great Britain. It flows from Loch Tay to the North Sea, which it enters at Dundee by an estuary three miles wide, the Firth of Tay. The tide ascends as far as Perth, and the stream is navigable for small vessels to that city, a distance of about thirty miles. The Tay and its tributaries have valuable salmon fisheries; five miles above Perth are the hatcheries from which the river is replenished. The most picturesque portion of the Tay is near Perth, as is shown in the view. Nearer the sources of the river are rugged mountain scenes among the Grampians.

This entire region has been made classic by the genius of Scott. His ”Fair Maid of Perth“, Katie Glover, has seen her beauty reflected in the silvery mirror of the Tay at the point which we are now observing. Here the valley is broad and open with a form characteristic of advanced age or late maturity, in a geological sense. The estuary at the mouth of the Tay means that the land has been depressed and that the sea had advanced into the lower portion of the valley. The lowering of the land has reduced the fall of the stream and therefore the velocity of the water.«

(alle Bildunterschriften und Texte sind den Vorder- bzw. Rückseiten der Stereokarten entnommen)

Loch Katrine, Scotland – »The Spot an Angel deigned to grace« – (Scott) 1896

Ein stereoskopischer Ein-Blick in die Welt um 1900 …  (wird fortgesetzt)

(alle Bildunterschriften und Texte sind den Vorder- bzw. Rückseiten der Stereokarten entnommen)

Private Collection / Private Sammlung

➢ antike Stereokarten & anaglyphe Bilder

➢ … ein Blick auf »Stereokarten«

➢ Ein »Weltspiegel« um 1900

Pfeil senkrecht nach oben

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