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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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Re: Feb. 11, 2016: Flatiron Building, New York City

PHeymont ·
Glad you grabbed one of my favorites! Even though it's sometimes had embarrassingly badly-dressed stores in the base, it's always had a real dignity to it. Incidentally, it was New York's first building with a steel skeleton instead of masonry, which allowed it to be built very rapidly. In a way, it was an advertisement for its owner, the Fuller company (still a major builder). Daniel Burnham was the architect—which doesn't mean the building was popular when new!
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Re: Feb. 11, 2016: Flatiron Building, New York City

PHeymont ·
Incidentally, as you can see, it IS more or less the shape of a flatiron, and not a right triangle...
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Re: Feb. 11, 2016: Flatiron Building, New York City

Ottoman ·
Hmmmmm...looking at the picture you posted of the roof of the Flatiron Building Paul, it looks like a right angle triangle to me. There's only one way to settle this...my wife and I would love to visit New York again. So, one day (hopefully sooner than later) we'll have to meet on the Flatiron roof...I'll bring a carpenter square. If I'm right, you owe me a Guinness. If you're right, I'll buy you a delicious beverage of your choosing. Either way, visiting Manhattan again and meeting you is a...
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Re: Feb. 11, 2016: Flatiron Building, New York City

PHeymont ·
Love to meet you there (or anywhere, since I don't think there's public access to the roof!)...and I'll be glad to buy the Guinness, since it turns out I was wrong about the triangle...the corner of 22nd St. and 5th Avenue is the right angle. You might find this article about it interesting: The Museum of Math did what might be called a performance piece, with 500 mathematicians measuring it in lightsticks and applying the Pythagorean theorem...
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Re: Feb. 11, 2016: Flatiron Building, New York City

Samantha ·
HI there, Great post. We were in NYC last October and this was definitely something my husband really wanted to see. Have to admit it is pretty cool to see in person. Thanks for all the info and happy memories.
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Re: Feb. 11, 2016: Flatiron Building, New York City

Ottoman ·
Hello Paul and Samantha : ) Paul, I do hope that one day we will have the opportunity to meet. Thank you for your insight of the Flatiron Building. You indeed are a good sport. Samantha, I am glad you enjoyed my post of the Flatiron Building. You sum it very nicely by saying that seeing this building in person is pretty cool.
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Re: April 15, 2015: Roque Nublo, Gran Canaria

Travel Rob ·
Beautiful photos! Another place I want to get to!
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Re: April 15, 2015: Roque Nublo, Gran Canaria

Travel Luver ·
Wow! that's a massive rock!
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Re: 5 Miami Landmarks to Visit During the Summer

Travel Rob ·
Thanks Katy,especially enjoyed hearing about The Kampong. No doubt Miami is a great city!
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October 12, 2017: Disneyland Monorail System, California

Ottoman ·
Ottoman has a look at the pioneering transportation system of Disneyland.
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Malta loses a landmark to the sea

PHeymont ·
Malta loses the Azure Window, seen on Game of Thrones and popular with cliff-jumpers.
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Top 25 landmarks...how many have you seen?

PHeymont ·
Not on the list...      Photo: Tysto / Wikimedia   TripAdvisor's released its Top 25 Travelers' Choice landmark list again, and the first thing that stands out is that 8 of the top 10 are religious structures or importance. The...
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5 Miami Landmarks to Visit During the Summer

Katy ·
Sometimes we get wrapped up in our crazy lives and I forget what a great city I live in. Not only is Miami filled with mouth-watering food, but also some pretty cool landmarks and spots everyone should spend some time in.   Before the summer is...
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Louisiana's Spectacular State Capitol - The Pelican State

Samantha ·
While in New Orleans for New Years Eve, Samantha and her husband took a road trip to Baton Rouge to check out the Louisiana State Capitol Building. It was still decked out for Christmas. So beautiful..
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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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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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London's tiny landmarks celebrate 150 years

PHeymont ·
London celebrates the 150th anniversary of its littlest—and most numerous—landmarks, the more than 900 'little blue plaques.'
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April 15, 2015: Roque Nublo, Gran Canaria

Ian Cook ·
Roque Nublo is a volcanic rock on the island of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, Spain. It is a famous landmark and is protected as a natural monument.
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Feb. 11, 2016: Flatiron Building, New York City

Ottoman ·
While touring New York City, Ottoman came upon this iconic skyscraper.
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Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market, Boston

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market in Boston, Massachusetts.
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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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Re: Alabama State Capitol, Montgomery: Witness to History

Marilyn Jones ·
Great history lesson Samantha! And excellent photos!!
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Alabama State Capitol, Montgomery: Witness to History

Samantha ·
Samantha shares a bit of history and her visit to the Alabama State Capitol, scene of many dramatic events.
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Winslow, Arizona and Route 66

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visits Winslow, Arizona, stands on a corner, and gets to some of the nearby attractions.
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