Boat-lift no. 1 on the Canal du Centre, Hainaut, Belgium (Unesco world heritage)
The four hydraulic boat-lifts on a short stretch of the historic Canal du Centre are industrial monuments of the highest quality. Together with the canal itself and its associated structures, they constitute a remarkably well-preserved and complete example of a late-19th-century industrial landscape. Of the eight hydraulic boat-lifts built at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, the only ones in the world which still exist in their original working condition are these four lifts on the Canal du Centre. On the photo is the first of the boat-lifts (Ascenseur nA°1).
In 1998 the four boat-lifts were added to the list of Unesco world heritage sites
© 2015 Frans Sellies
3rd February 1938: A railway enthusiast shelters under an umbrella to view a welding operation from a close-up position during a demonstration of a mobile rail welding plant at Brompton, south west London. (Photo by Davies/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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6th October 1932: The Cultivator, an invention by Mr Fishleigh, demonstrates its ability to remove weeds and prepare the soil for sowing at the Duke of Connaught's Estate at Bagshot, Surrey. (Photo by Douglas Miller/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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