Saturday, May 13

Port Vell, Barcelona: Ictineu II Submarine

Port Vell, Barcelona: Ictineu II Submarine by Narcís Monturiol
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At the harbour of Barcelona in front of the Imax Port Vell cinema and near Maremagnum complex there is a reproduction of The Ictineu II, the first combustion driven submarine and anaerobic engine, invented by Narcís Monturiol i Estarriol who was born in Figueres, Catalonia (Spain) in 1819. The first successful combustion powered submarine was launched the 2nd of October 1864. Monturiol died tragically and impoverished in Barcelona in 1885. Notice how the little girl completely ignores such "piece of junk".

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Blogger Nicola said...

Very interesting post. Looks a bit like a rugby ball ;).

10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anne said...

Hehehe that's the reason why I love kids!

3:21 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

They know better, thanks Anne.

6:26 PM  

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