It was an impressive building. Entrance was $25. I think I'm just spoilt in London as all our museums are free entry. We didn't actually have the time to visit anyway so after admiring the building we continued to look around.
A group of Irish Wolfhounds were getting ready to join the parade.
There were many elegantly dressed folk around.
This lady was patiently waiting for it all to begin.
The winding machinery keeps the cables moving at 9.5 miles per hour all day long. There are four separate cables, each a continuous loop that moves in channels under the streets. The cables come directly into the powerhouse from under the street.
Being close to Lombard Street I went to have a closer look at the hair pin bends on what is known as the 'crooked street'. They were constructed in 1922 and were designed to reduce the hill's natural 27% gradient which was too steep for the majority of vehicles.
Quite surprised to see these segways making their way round all the bends.