The great Victorian innovator Isambard Kingdom Brunel put his stamp on the entire era. Among his feats was the Great Western Railway, which runs from Bristol to London and which we rode yesterday. He also built the Steamship Great Britain, the first combined steam/sail vessel ever. It led an elaborate life and is now preserved in. Its original dry dock in central Bristol. And today we toured it!
Brunel is commemorated all over town, including even the restaurant at the airport!