Thursday, January 13, 2011

Einstein Pics...A Rare Collection

Einstein's father

Einstein's mother

House of Einstein

Einstein's childhood photo
School class photograph inMunich, 1889. Einstein is in the front row, second from right. He did well only in mathematics and in Latin (whose logic he admired).

Einstein in the Bern patent office

Einstein when his light bending theory conformed

Einstein in Berlinwith political figures

Einstein in a Berlin synagogue in 1930, playing his violin for a charity concert.

The Solvay Congress of 1927

E = MC^2


Einstein in his study in his home in Berlin, 1919.

Einstein at his home in Princeton, New Jersey

Amazing Brick Machine Rolls Out Roads Like Carpet

Tiger-Stone is a Dutch paver laying machine that can produce brick roads. Paving bricks are put onto the angled plain. As the electric crawler moves forward along a sand base layer, all the stones are packed together by gravity. 

6 Amazing Hand art

8 tallest girls from across US

The first ever photo of a person in 1838

This photograph of Boulevard du Temple in Paris was made in 1838 by Louis Daguerre, the brilliant guy that invented the daguerreotype process of photography.

Aside from its distinction of being a super early photograph, it's also the first photograph to ever include a human being.
Because the image required an exposure time of over ten minutes, all the people, carriages, and other moving things disappear from the scene.
However, in the bottom left hand corner is a man who just so happened to stay somewhat still during the shot ' he was having his shoes shined.

It's interesting how sheer luck earned the guy a place in the history of photography.
Too bad we'll probably never know his identity.

DUBAI IN 1960...

Dubai Police: Controlling Dubai's Traffic 1960s style

This photo must be from the late 1960s given the model and age of the car (an Austin A55).
Dubai Police were busy with road accidents long before the Sheikh Zayed Road was built.

Dubai Police: Traffic Jam 1960s style!
Two Landrovers, two cars and a motorcycle were enough to give the Traffic Policeman a headache in the 1960s!

Dubai Police: Stopping Landrovers speeding in 1960s
Dubai Police were always keen to use technology to help their cause.
Drivers had to keep a look out for VW Combi Vans parked on the side of the road!

Dubai Clock Tower 1965: Aerial View
This photo is taken after the completion of Al Maktoum Bridge and shows the Clock Tower Roundabout completed. Dubai's roads were not busy in 1965! The buildings on the left are:-
(front) Dubai Trade School established by Sheikh Rashid to teach National boys trade skills.
(behind) Dubai Industrial Gases and Oxygen Company where industrial gases were manufactured for local use and export.
(back) Dubai Municipality Fire Brigade Station.
(top right) Tanks are part of Shell Oil Company's Bitumen Plant where bitumen was manufactured and stored for local use and export. Small bitumen tanker ships berthed alongside the tanks to load their cargoes. Bitumen was in demand in the region for the road construction.

Dubai Clock Tower 1967: As seen from the Carlton Hotel
Taken from the roof of the Carlton Hotel in Diera in 1967. Clock Tower can be seen in the distance (arrow). In the centre of the photo is the old Dubai Municipality Building. Behind that is the Dubai Electricty Company's Power Station that supplied Dubai's electricity. All the buildings in the foreground have been demolished.

Dubai Clock Tower 1971:Aerial View
Behind the Clock Tower is one of the first "high rise" buildings in Dubai. It was known as the Phillips Building because of a large advertisement on the top of the building for Phillips Electrical of Holland. In 1971 the facade on one side of the building collapsed crushing a number of cars but without injury to any people. The building was subsequently demolished.

Dubai Airport: 1960
Airport facilities were minimal. A compacted sand runway, a small terminal building and a service building formed Dubai's Airport in the 1960s. Facilities were minimal with hard packed sand forming the runway and apron.

Dubai Airport: Immigration and Customs 1960s Style!

Dubai Airport: Check In 1960s Style!

Dubai Airport: 1965
Dubai Airport opened in 1960. Sheikh Rashid decided to build the Airport after the British Government funded an Airport at nearby Sharjah. He believed an Airport was crucial to Dubai's future.

Al Ghusais was chosen as the location for the new Airport because it was close the Dubai City and easy to get to. Jebel Ali was the preferred site but was further from Dubai than Sharjah. Sheikh Rashid thought people would still prefer to use Sharjah Airport.

Al Ghusais had been used as a landing strip by Frank Blumford, the Founder of Gulf Aviation. Frank often flew Gold Bullion into Dubai, landing on the sand at Al Ghusais. He advised Sheikh Rashid Al Ghusais was suitable for an Airport. Dubai's first runway was made from compacted sand. An MEA Heron was the first flight to land on the runway. MEA declared the runway safe after a series of test landings.

When four engined Vickers Viscounts came into service they caused damage to the runway frequently blowing the holes in the runway's compacted sand. Sheikh Rashid ordered the runaway be rebuilt using concrete.

International Travellers usually flew into Bahrain and then to Dubai by Gulf Aviation. Regional services were provided by Kuwait Air and MEA.

Dubai Airport: HH Sheikh Rashid greets King Hussein of Jordan

Dubai Airport: 1970s
A new Terminal Building and a hard surfaced runway had been built by the mid 1970s

Al Maktoum Bridge: 1960
July 1962. Start of building Al Maktoum Bridge Road Ramp being reclaimed with dredged material from Dubai Creek.Al Maktoum Bridge was built by Overseas AST. They were an Austrian Engineering and Construction Company who established in Dubai in 1959. Overseas AST were responsible for constructing many of Dubai's first projects. Sir William Halcrow and Partners were Consultants for Al Maktoum Bridge.

Building the steel reinforcing framework before concreting a support pillar.

Al Maktoum Bridge 1960s: Oversea AST Site Works
Shows Overseas AST's Site Works on the Deira side of Dubai Creek. This area had been reclaimed with dredged material. Site was later developed into Dubai's Oilfields Supplies Centre which supplied oil field materials and equipment to the offshore oil industry. Oilfields Supplies Centre later relocated to Jebel Ali Free Zone. This Site is now under development. The completed Al Maktoum Bridge can be seen, also Cement Storage Sheds and loading Jetties on Dubai side of the Creek.

Dubai Creek Dredging: 1950s
In the mid 1950s Dubai's Creek filled with sand becoming very shallow and difficult to navigate. Dubai's trade was affected. Diera's coastline was eroding and buildings and roads along the coast were threatened. Dubai's Merchants and People were complaining.

Sheikh Mohammed’s Wedding (1979)

Some More Of Dubai in 1960...