- Dec 23, 2017
I grew up in Bristol UK, berth place and home of the SS Great Britain. My avatar is the Great Britain's propeller. I've witnessed her restoration and preservation over a number of visits from when she was little more than a painted hulk in the early 80's to her current status today. She is the first true transatlantic liner and an outstanding piece of engineering. Brunel sometimes got things wrong (the Great Eastern, the Atmospheric Railway, Broad Gauge trains) but when he was right it was a thing of beauty.