Tagged With "historic photographs"

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Re: Hadrian's Wall

DrFumblefinger ·
These are some of the most amazing images of the Wall I've ever come across. Beautifully done, and thanks for sharing them, Ian!
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Re: Hadrian's Wall

Travel Rob ·
Great blog and some of the best photos I've seen!
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Re: Hadrian's Wall

Marilyn Jones ·
Your photos are so beautiful. It was probably 15 years ago when I visited Hadrian's Wall. Your post brought back all those memories of this fascinating destination.
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Re: Hadrian's Wall

TravelingCanuck ·
Thank you for the fantastic photos. I am a huge Roman history buff, especially in regards to the Romans in Britain. Top of my bucket list is to hike the length of Hadrians wall one day. I wonder if anything built by us now will stand the test of time as well as some of the ancient sites around the world.
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Hadrian's Wall

Ian Cook ·
  Hadrian's Wall Country stretches across the north of England from the west Cumbrian Roman coastal defences at Ravenglass, through Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport to Bowness-on-Solway, along Hadrian's Wall through Carlisle to Hexham in...
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Re: May 8, 2018: Downtown Leadville

Marilyn Jones ·
So inviting! Thank you for showing us such a great destination!
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May 8, 2018: Downtown Leadville

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger loves to visit old mining towns. Leadville, situated high in the Colorado Rockies, was once the second largest city in Colorado. Today it is a sleepy city whose Historic District offers an interesting window into the city's past
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Re: How much is that in dog years? Greyhound hits 100!

Travel Rob ·
Greyhounds actual buses now are pretty good . i think its their bus stations that are in need of updating . I've also noticed if things go wrong ,it's very hard to get good customer service. Hopefully that will improve with MegaBus offering competition.
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How much is that in dog years? Greyhound hits 100!

PHeymont ·
Greyhound, still the largest intercity bus company in North America (and parent of BoltBus, one of its hot new competitors) just hit its 100th birthday, and is going on the road to celebrate. The company has turned two coaches into mobile museums, and...
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Controversial McCafe opens in Historic Villa in China

Travel Rob ·
  Photo of West Lake from user Shizhao - Wikimedia Commons   A McCafe opened November 15 in historic building in the Chinese city of Hangzhou with lots of controversy. The 84-year-old villa once briefly housed, Chiang...
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Archeologists complain: Italy is burying its past

PHeymont ·
As laws change in Italy to favor development over preservation, archaeologists worry that the country's ancient heritage is being lost.
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Historic Brunswick Courthouse (Where Gumbo was #269)

Travel Rob ·
The Historic Courthouse in Brunswick, Georgia anchors a historic district that's well worth a visit.
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June 14, 2018: Baker City, Oregon

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the buildings he saw while exploring Baker City's historic district.
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Re: Yesterday & Today in France.

PHeymont ·
Thanks for those links! truly fascinating. My two favorites are the second, from 1907, which clearly shows a place with almost no change (as opposed to the next where the buildings have remained but so much has not, and the 1911 road scene which at first glance shows little change; a closer look at the combination shows significant re-grading of the road level in the meantime!
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Re: December 5, 2015: San Juan from the Sea

GarryRF ·
Love the new, improved Picture of the Day ! Great to see it back in all it's glory !
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Re: December 5, 2015: San Juan from the Sea

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment Garry. The top image can't be clicked on the be enlarged, but any of the multiple images beneath it can. And of course the five thumbnail photos at the bottom can be enlarged to their full1000+ pixel glory!
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Re: See Them While You Can: 10 Wins for Historic Preservation

DrFumblefinger ·
I like to see some of the Nation's heritage preserved. I've actually been to a number of these places and enjoyed them all.
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Re: See Them While You Can: 10 Wins for Historic Preservation

PortMoresby ·
Note that the National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private organization. I think that's key in this era of government cutbacks and a congress unable to accomplish anything to speak of. If the National Park Service is unable to maintain it's infrastructure then one can only imagine how little care might go into preserving bits of our cultural heritage lacking big names, such as those on the list above. Commercial interests also have a place in accomplishing what government and...
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Re: See Them While You Can: 10 Wins for Historic Preservation

PortMoresby ·
PS - Pheymont, I haven't found the International list (faulty website or faulty eyes, I suspect the latter). Would you post a link, please?
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Re: See Them While You Can: 10 Wins for Historic Preservation

PHeymont ·
PM (and anyone else I misled)...I went back and found the link that said "Around the World" on their page was actually another link to the same domestic 10. I've edited the reference out of the clip above. Too bad...I was looking forward to reading it...
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Re: See Them While You Can: 10 Wins for Historic Preservation

PortMoresby ·
Bummer. Thanks, though, for your attentive concern! And for the interesting post, of course.
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Souris Historic Lighthouse

vivie ·
Souris Historic Lighthouse
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See Them While You Can: 10 Wins for Historic Preservation

PHeymont ·
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has posted a list of 10 big wins—significant historic sites saved from the wrecking ball or development in the past year (as well as listing some sad losses). They're spread across the country, and...
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Yesterday & Today in France.

PortMoresby ·
Jeff Steiner, an American living in France, has a monthly newsletter in which, from time to time, he has a photo feature called Yesterday & Today in which old photos are merged with new ones of the same place and vantage point to create what to me feels a bit like time travel. I don't find one link to them so I'll give you the individual links. I especially like the first one with a group coming up a hill. They seem to be emerging from the past and looking directly at...
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December 5, 2015: San Juan from the Sea

DrFumblefinger ·
As beautiful as San Juan PR is when walking its streets, it's hard to beat its view from the sea.
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Al Fahidi Historical District

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger explores the beautiful Al Fahidi historical neighborhood, one of the few genuine 'older' places in Dubai.
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Re: Al Fahidi Historical District

valentinasdestinations ·
In this area there's a really cool museum that we visited - the Museum of Illusions. Also, make sure to eat at the Arabian Teahouse 5 minutes walking from this neighborhood! https://valentinasdestinations.com/
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July 23, 2019: City Hall, Halifax

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Halifax's City Hall, one of the oldest public buildings in Halifax.
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Trinity Site National Historic Landmark, New Mexico

Samantha ·
Early this year Samantha and her husband took a road trip to New Mexico to check out the Trinity Site which is only open twice a year to the public. The next time is the first weekend in October. It was quite interesting.
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Glens Falls - A Great Place to Spend a Day in the Adirondacks

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L spent a rainy mountain day visiting Glens Falls NY
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The Signs of Williamsburg, Virginia

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to Colonial Willaimsburg to explore the use of art in the historic business signs
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Re: The Signs of Williamsburg, Virginia

DrFumblefinger ·
A fine collection, Jonathan!
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Re: May 29, 2016 - Grants Tomb

Travel Rob ·
Those are great photos Jonathan! Another place I want to get to!
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Re: Historic Route 66 (pt 4) - Gallup to Albuquerque

DrFumblefinger ·
I love scenery like this! That natural bridge was unknown to me, but something else I now need to go see. Thanks for sharing it.
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Re: Discovering Greenville, SC’s West End Historic District

Swamp Rabbit Inn ·
Next time you visit Greenville, SC check out the Swamp Rabbit Inn , located in Greenville's West End Historic District. We are a 6 room European Style Inn furnished entirely in IKEA! We are two blocks from Main Street and two blocks from the Swamp Rabbit Trail an 18+ mile biking/walking greenway trail.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 25, 2015: Форт-Росс (Fort Ross)

Marilyn Jones ·
I didn't know this history about California and I find it very interesting. I love to visit state and national historic sites; they offer such insight into America's complex history! Thank you for a great post!
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Re: California Gardens 2017: Filoli, the House

DrFumblefinger ·
It is a grand home. So glad they let you take and share your photos!
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Re: California Gardens 2017: Filoli, the House

PortMoresby ·
The day I was there, a weekday, there were very few visitors, especially in the house, and no docents to tell me I couldn't take pictures, or signs to that effect. So I assume it's allowed. There were more gardeners in the garden than visitors which makes it easy to take pictures, which you'll see next week. One evening a month artists and photographers are invited to book and set up to paint or use tripods, this month on the 24th, https://filoli.org/event/artis...-2/?instance_id=1167 See...
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Re: London's tiny landmarks celebrate 150 years

GarryRF ·
You will see these blue plaques all around the UK. Canada. Europe and Australia. Rumour has it they have migrated to the US too. You'll find over 100 in Liverpool, England where I live. The most visited is the plaque to John Lennon born here in Liverpool. Murdered in New York. Paul McCartney may get one - but only 20 years after he passes away. He's in no rush - so I think he's avoiding New York. Lennon mosaic in Central Park NY
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Re: London's tiny landmarks celebrate 150 years

PHeymont ·
Just like those London papers not to mention the rest of the world! I'll be looking for them in Liverpool later this month...
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Re: London's tiny landmarks celebrate 150 years

GarryRF ·
Most Londoners think they'll fall off the edge of the World if they leave London. Just like the Monty Python film - The Meaning of Life.
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