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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 19th, 2015: Bluecoat Chambers, Liverpool UK


Opened  in 1717 as a charity school, Bluecoat Chambers in School Lane is the oldest surviving building in central Liverpool, UK.
When I'm walking the streets of Philly, Boston and New York admiring the architecture, I often wonder if some of the school buildings that look very similar were built by the same people. Amazing architecture and nearly 300 years old.  
1717 was the same year that New York and New England saw the "Great Snow"   By the end of January 1717, there were drifts 25 feet (7.6 m) high in a few places, overwhelming the people living in New England at the time.
There had been a series of volcanic eruptions in the Pacific Ocean. Ash circulating the globe in the upper atmosphere from the eruptions of Mount Kirishima in Japan, Kelud in Indonesia and Taal Volcano in the Philippines likely contributed to the exceptional snowfall.  
Climate change ?



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