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Modern high rises grow in the background across the well protected bay of Cartagena de los Indios ancient defensive works.
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Used post edit to bring out the natural high key sky background for this soaring turkey buzzard, which was soaring on midday tropical rising air columns adjacent to Castillo San Felipe des Indios.
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The 911 memorial was a very peaceful and moving place to be, maybe somewhat eerie. This shot shows the crowds of visitors, as opposed to the memorial itself, onlooking silently in the bright afternoon sun
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The National September 11 Memorial & Museum (known separately as the 9/11 Memorial and 9/11 Memorial Museum) are the principal memorial and museum, respectively. They commemorate the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed 2,977 victims
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The historic Franklin Cider Mill in Franklin, Michigan(named after Ben Franklin) had been owned by the same family for generations and is on the Pure Michigan attraction list for the date of Michigan
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An actual windmill that exists today in Holland, Michigan. Alas, it doesn't work like it did back in The Netherlands
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Reportedly, the smallest church in England
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Needed my tripod as have some motion blur on the lit windows and the edges of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Originally built in 652 during the reign of Emperor Gaozong of the Tang Dynasty (618-907), it functioned to collect Buddhist materials that were taken from India by the hierarch Xuanzang.
First built to a height of 60 meters (197 feet) with five stories, it is now 64.5 meters (211.6 feet) high with an additional two stories. It was said that after that addition came the saying-'Saving a life exceeds building a seven-storied pagoda'. Externally it looks like a square cone, simple but grand and it is a masterpiece of Buddhist construction. Built of brick, its structure is very firm. Inside the pagoda, stairs twist up so that visitors can climb and overlook the panorama of the city from the arch-shaped doors on four sides of each storey. On the walls are engraved fine statues of Buddha by the renowned artist Yan Liben of the Tang Dynasty. Steles by noted calligraphers also grace the pagoda.
According to ancient stories of Buddhists, there were two branches, for one of which eating meat was not a taboo. One day, they couldn't find meat to buy. Upon seeing a group of big wild geese flying by, a monk said to himself: 'Today we have no meat. I hope the merciful Bodhisattva will give us some.' At that very moment, the leading wild goose broke its wings and fell to the ground. All the monks were startled and believed that Bodhisattva showed his spirit to order them to be more pious. They established a pagoda where the wild goose fell and stopped eating meat. Hence its name.
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This line of creatures along the gable of a Chinese Imperial building inside the Forbidden City, Beijing, China, denotes a building of minor importance among the family apartments. The man riding a chicken and the dragon-like mythological creature at the ends are not counted for precedence, only the animals in the middle, here 3, are counted and the count varies from 0 to 10 animals. Only the Imperial Palace has 10.
A practical need for these is as part of a lightning strike prevention system. Modern society has added a metal bar along the roof crests to augment this function.
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A Chinese gondola approaches Yinding Bridge near Imperial Summer Palace, near Beijing, China.
The name translates to silver bar, which is the shape locals see in this bridge.
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Back of the building taken from across the Grand River Cambridge Ontario. (Galt)
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Please visit my website at ©Kerry Brown Photography
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Be sure to stop by my website at©Kerry Brown Photography
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Morning ritual, taken with Mini iPad!
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"Our little nation is the only Norse nation now on earth that can shake hands with the days of the Sagas, and the Sea-Kings. Then let him who will laugh at our primitive ceremonial. It is the badge of our ancient liberty, and we need not envy the man who can look on it unmoved".

The observer at St. John's on 5th July, the Manx National Day, watches a ceremony which has continued unchanged, except in detail, for more than 1,000 years. The annual outdoor sittings of Tynwald, the Manx Parliament, date back to the Viking settlements which began in the eighth century of the first millennium AD. No other parliament in the world has such a long unbroken record.
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The national flag of Greece flows proudly in the late fall breezes over the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.
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Located south of the City of Kingsburg, CA in the tiny town of Traver, is Bravo Farms. It is always a place that catches your eye as you drive past on HWY 99, but are always in a hurry to get to your destination. I had to stop and get gas, so it was the perfect time to explore. To my surprise, it truly is a "Wonderland of Imagination" with a slant to vintage California/Central Valley Americana. One cannot stop exploring the amazing setting full of antiques, food, snacks, sights and sounds. There is also an impressive tree house that children can explore.

There is a new barn on the site that was locked but had openings in windows. The interior seemed to be a place that houses antiques that are yet to be placed in one of the settings of Bravo Farms. The main focal point is a large American Flag at the rear of the barn hanging prominently for all see. The time of day was perfect for the natural light to highlight the flag and add to the scene on the objects contained within. It was through a small window, of only a few inches, that I was able to take this photo. The environment was full of items from times past and a feast for the eyes. I a glad that I finally stopped and actually explored.
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part of the displays at the Citadel in Halifax Nova Scotia.
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Part of the Citadel in Halifax, Nova Scotia.. very interesting place if you are ever there, i highly suggest a visit
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The Citadel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. an older photo that i re- edited from a trip to the Maritimes in 2013
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A view for the old side of the Almada city, in the south marge, of the Tejo river, near Lisbon, Portugal capital.
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Mary Goose aka Mother Goose is buried here in Boston Massachussetes along with the stones of Samuel Adams and Paul Revere
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This was taken from atop the Prudential Tower in Boston looking out towards the home of the Boston Red Sox
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Fort Washington is the oldest existing fortification erected for the defense of the national capital. This structure was started in 1814 after the original structure was destroyed during the War of 1812. This illustrates the nation's early life military science and architecture. It highlights the high masonry walls, gun positions, dry moat and drawbridge.
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John F Kennedy's first campaign stop when running for president was at this location on January 25th, 1960.. It is located at City Hall Plaza in my hometown of Nashua NH
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Site of the first battle of the Revolutionary War
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This is the site of the first Battle of the Revolutionary War on April 19,1775
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Image of Brown Marsh Presbyterian Church located on Brown Marsh Road, Clarkton, NC
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A local Victorian folly, Penshaw monument, with the conjunction of the Moon, Mars and Venus in the evening sky
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The National D Day Memorial is in Bedford, VA, nestled in the Shenandoah Valley. You may wonder why Bedford. Bedford, VA suffered the highest per capita losses in the D Day invasion at Normandy on June 6, 1944. This memorial was constructed to honor all those who lost their lives. I struggled with which pictures to share (since I could only share 4). If you ever have the opportunity, go see it. I cannot express how moving it is. The water in the pool has jets that are set to go off and replicate the bullets hitting the water.The sound is impactful to say the very least.
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This house can be found in historical Occuquan, VA. Made me think of Hansel & Gretal.
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This is a Beehive Kiln in Occuquan, VA. This was one of eight that were used in the Lorton Reformatory which housed the Women Suffrage inmates.
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Eagle eyed moviegoers will recognize this from the amazing film,Usual Suspects.
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Blue domed, Greek Orthodox chapels and colorfully painted homes/shops enhance the white washed homes and shops on ridgeline above the still active volcanic caldera, Santorini Island, Greece.
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Empty benches await family members of those lost in war or passers by who wish to paying their respect for those that made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation.
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Virginia is steep in history from the birth of our nation through the war between the states and Richmond is no exception. This is a picture from Hollywood Cemetery, the burial place of two United States Presidents, the President of the Confederacy (Jefferson Davis), 6 Governors of Virginia, Jeb Stuart, George Pickett, John Randolph and more than 18,000 confederate soldiers (3,000 of whom were brought back from Gettysburg).
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Castle Pinckney was a small masonry fortification constructed by the United States government by 1810, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.[2][3] It was used very briefly as a prisoner-of-war camp (six weeks) and artillery position during the American Civil War. It was named
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The James-Santee Episcopal Church in McClellanville was built in 1890 as a chapel-of-ease for the Wambaw Church within the St. James-Santee Parish. The parish was established in 1706 by the Church of England and served French Huguenots who had arrived in 1687 – two years after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes – to escape persecution for their Protestant beliefs. It was the first parish to be established outside of Charleston, and the area was called the French Santee
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Taken in Tombstone. Edited for an old time look.
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People from Sagada believed that when they bury their dead in a high place they believed that they are closer to God, and it prevents wild animals and floods to reach the dead..
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Scotland, Dornie
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