Comparing the New Brighton Tower and the Lusitania


New Brighton Tower and Lusitania
The New Brighton Tower and Lusitania by noctorum on Flickr

Famous old postcard comparing the tower at New Brighton to the RMS Lusitania. Features in the intro to Martin Parr’s book The Last Resort.

How does your amazing tower or ocean liner compare to these fine, modern examples of engineering?

What unit of measurement are they using though? A foot? Do you measure your feet and use them as a guide?

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