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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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In the Isle of Man Transport Museum, Jurby.
Posted to Transport about 1084 days ago, 1 comment(s)
Reportedly, the smallest church in England
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This structure, the only remaining covered bridge in Ontario was designed by John Bear in 1880, on the authority of Woolwich Township Council, to replace an earlier bridge over the Grand River. Built a year later by John and his brother, Benjamin, the 198-foot bridge was covered to protect the wooden flooring and frame against the elements. Known locally as the Kissing Bridge, it later came under the jurisdiction of Waterloo County. In 1937 the province assumed responsibility for the Guelph-Elmira Road, including the West Montrose Bridge, and its floor and sub-structure were subsequently rebuilt and reinforced.
Posted to Bridges,Viaducts and Flyovers about 1136 days ago, 1 comment(s)
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.
Posted to Historical Sites about 1179 days ago, 0 comment(s)
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.
Posted to Historical Sites about 1235 days ago, 1 comment(s)
The national flag of Greece flows proudly in the late fall breezes over the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.
Posted to Historical Sites about 1257 days ago, 0 comment(s)
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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Though this may not appear to be a historical site at first glance, this is a bridge at the George Washington's Distillery and Gristmill in Mount Vernon, VA.
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Black and White conversion of an image of an abandoned hydroelectric plant in Niagara Falls, NY
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If you have ever visited Charleston, South Carolina, you may see many of these "earthquake bolts" on the sides of many historic homes and buildings.
Charleston had an earthquake in 1886, the strongest earthquake on the east coast. Many Charlestonian's didn't have the money after the Civil War to repair their homes so they used iron rods with bolts on the ends to pull the homes back together. Most of these bolts are decorative to hide what they actually were used for.
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I love this group. I'm inspired to try new things from the members that post their work, and I'm also "reminded" of photos I have that might just need a different type of edit. This idea is one I got from Darren Eves when he posted a similar picture a few hours ago. I'm not trying to copy his style, yet just seeing what his style for his photo does for my photo. I didn't ask for settings or editing tips, just tried to see what I could do. Thanks Darren!
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Just playing around with some earlier photos from the summer. I thought an inverted B&W would be interesting. This is the blacksmith's shop at Mabry Mill, VA.
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In Portugal, south Lisbon city, Cabo Espichel.
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This is Devil's Den in historic Gettysburg Pennsylvania! I was not intending to stop here on this day but as the sun rose above the clouds beams of light came popping through shining down on this historic place of battle when two sides clashed for three days July 1 -july 3 1863 leaving 51,000 brave soldiers dead! As I photographed the light I could not help but think how the sun might be warming the souls of the deceased .
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A war-weary Tommy sits thoughtfully, head bowed, rifle in hand, as he reflects upon the sheer horror of World War One during the first minute after peace was declared in 1918.
This imposing metal sculpture, entitled 1101, owing to the fact the armistice went into effect at 11am on November 11, 1918, stands 9ft 5ins tall and weighs 1.2 tonnes.

The word `Tommy` was given to WW1 British soldiers.
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McDougall Church at Morley, Alberta, was built in 1875 by Reverend George McDougall. It had long been the desire of George McDougall to open a mission among the Stoney-Nakoda and Blackfoot people of southern Alberta. Numerous factors had, up to that time, prevented a missionary effort, but by the early 1870s, McDougall felt the time was right. The Morley mission would not only serve the Aboriginal people, but also afford an opportunity to establish a more permanent relationship with the Blackfoot Nation.

** Descriptive text taken from http://www.mcdougallstoneymission.com/
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I myself haven't ever seen a selective color shot of Times Square. I'm not saying no one has done it, I'm just saying I personally haven't seen one. Thus my attempt at something outside the norm for me.
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This is looking down the medical wing of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. I know some parts are slightly off, but so is the whole building.
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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.
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Wandering around town while participating in a historic reenactment with only my iPhone available, but I had to take the shot. Processed with Color Efex Pro 4.
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....this was taken about three weeks after the first, this time using the only camera I had with me, my iPhone.
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Taken on a group photo walk of Harpers Ferry, this using a standard camera and lens combo.
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3 shot pano of Bolsover Castle
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A tavern named after Glenwood Springs' favorite celebrity. Temp & Tint tweaked for aged look in LR 5.7, Clarity and Vibrance cranked, then Saturation reduced to -67, gives exaggerated color depth.
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Taken the first time I ever visited Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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The oldest theater in the U.S.
Charleston, South Carolina
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This is the Mabry Mill located on the Blue Ridge Parkway mile post 176 in Va.
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Outside the Cave of the Winds near historic Manitou Springs, Colorado.
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Founded in 1676 by the Drayton Family~Charleston, South Carolina
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This is the Old Bunzen Lake Hydro Plant – Indian Arm, Vancouver, B.C.

Closed down in 2000, its location pushed back against a steep hillside gives it a haunted look.
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The lake was so clear here that you can't see the water-line, so the boat appears to be tipped upwards. Sirmione Castle Lake Garda (Italy)
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The Greenbrier Resort~White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
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Covington, Virginia
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Covington, Virginia
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White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Long Exposure, shot at 11 pm
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The hot springs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Treated with some white balance adjustment to give it a vintage, faded postcard feel.
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