More specifically, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. I've been holed up in meetings which finally ended an hour ago. So, since we're at the Paddington Hilton in London, I went to pay respects.
Tunnels, bridges, railroads, ships, and the Paddington Station — he did it all, and in a relatively short life.
Being here is very timely as, for Christmas, I got a copy of Brunel: The Man Who Built the World by Steven Brindle and Dan Cruickshank. It's an easy and enjoyable read.