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Museum village near Nymindegab, Jylland, Denmark

This historic church was constructed in 1875. At that time native people were still hunting bison on the prairies. The young nation of Canada was only eight years old; the Canadian Pacific Railway still nine years in the future. And this church would become the heart of a thriving community, Morleyville, and for a time the largest settlement in what would be southern Alberta.


UPDATE: Sadly this oldest church in southern Alberta was totally destroyed by a fire on May 22, 2017.


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Paraty (or Parati, Portuguese pronunciation: is a preserved Portuguese colonial (1500–1822) and Brazilian Imperial (1822–1889) municipality with a population of about 36,000.[1] It is located on the Costa Verde (Green Coast), a lush, green corridor that runs along the coastline of the state of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. Paraty has become a popular tourist destination in recent years, renowned for the historic town and the coast and mountains in the region.




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The only Hurricane from the Battle of Britain still airborne today, Hawker Hurricane Mk1 R4118 is widely regarded as the most historic British aircraft to survive in flying condition from the Second World War.

Credited with flying 49 Battle of Britain sorties and shooting 5 aircraft down.

The only Battle of Britain hurricane Mk1 still flying.

Isolated Whangamomona (population 126), Forgotten World Highway, central North Island New Zealand. The first hotel was built in 1902 but burnt down in 1910. A replacement was built in 1911 featuring 11 double rooms and a dining room seating 48. The hotel is registered as a Category 2 Historic Place on the Heritage New Zealand list.


When in 1989 regional boundaries were redrawn moving Whangamomona between regions, the residents were so incensed that they declared themselves the 'Republic of Whangamomona' and appointed their own President. Although only a protest the town continues to celebrate Republic Day every second year.

Remnants of an old pier, the only visual remains of a once booming, Salmon canning industry.

Dating back to the turn of the century.

Washington (State)--Point Roberts


Well over a hundred years ago, this would have been a busy fishing port.

Today, we can only imagine the sights of the heavily loaded fishing vessels tied up alongside this pier, and the hardworking employees bustling the catch of the day, up and down the pier.


On the horizon you will have left USA waters and entered Canadian waters, BC Canada


On a closer look you may see the perched Seagulls



Taken just prior to the Canadian/USA borders closing. We have family with a cottage in this location


Point Roberts is a pene-exclave of the United States on the southernmost tip of the Tsawwassen Peninsula, south of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The area, which had a population of 1,314 at the 2010 census, is reached by land by traveling 25 mi (40 km) through Canada. It is a census-designated place (CDP) in Whatcom County, Washington with a post office, and a ZIP Code of 98281. Direct sea and air connections with the U.S. are available across Boundary Bay.


Point Roberts was created when the United Kingdom and the United States settled the Pacific Northwest American-Canadian border dispute in the mid-19th century with the Oregon Treaty. Both parties agreed the 49th parallel would delineate both countries' territories, but they overlooked the small area that incorporates Point Roberts (south of the 49th parallel). Questions about ceding the territory to the United Kingdom and later to Canada have been raised since its creation but its status has remained unchanged.



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The historical Portland Head Light is one of the most photograph lighthouses in the United States. Completed in 1791 it is the oldest lighthouse in the State of Maine.

Historic Delfshaven


This picturesque marina is one of the few parts of the old city that survived the bombing of Rotterdam in 1940. It has a striking history as the place from which the Pilgrim Fathers left for America and as the birthplace of Piet Hein.


In the past, people in Delfshaven earned their living by fishing herring and distilling gin. Historic Delfshaven has always managed to keep its authentic looks, with the old-fashioned corn mill De Distilleerketel as an important landmark.


Originally Delfshaven was part of Delft. In 1795 it became an independent municipality, to be annexed by Rotterdam in 1886.


Delfshaven was created in 1389, when the Delfshavense Schie was dug to connect the city of Delft with the Maas. Since then, the ships have been able to reach the Nieuwe Maas from Delft via the Delftse and Delfshavense Schie. The harbor town of 'Delfshaven' was created around the lock. It had the status of a 'colony of Delft'. A setback in growth took place when at the end of the Hoekse and Kabeljauwse disputes (around 1490) the Hoeken wreaked havoc. At the beginning of the sixteenth century, Delfshaven had just over 100 houses and 400 inhabitants.


Historisch Delfshaven


Deze pittoreske jachthaven is een van de weinige stukjes oude stad die het bombardement op Rotterdam in 1940 doorstaan hebben. Het heeft een markante geschiedenis als de plek vanwaar de Pilgrim Fathers naar Amerika vertrokken én als geboorteplaats van Piet Hein.


Vroeger verdiende men in Delfshaven de kost met de haringvisserij en het distilleren van jenever. Historisch Delfshaven heeft zijn authentieke looks altijd weten te behouden, met de ouderwetse korenmolen De Destilleerketel als belangrijk herkenningspunt.


Oorspronkelijk was Delfshaven een onderdeel van Delft. In 1795 werd het een zelfstandige gemeente, om in 1886 door Rotterdam geannexeerd te worden.


Delfshaven ontstond in 1389, toen de Delfshavense Schie werd gegraven om de stad Delft een verbinding met de Maas te geven. Sindsdien konden de schepen vanuit Delft via de Delftse en Delfshavense Schie de Nieuwe Maas bereiken. Rondom de sluis ontstond het havenstadje 'Delfshaven'. Het had de status van een 'kolonie van Delft'. Een terugslag in de groei vond plaats toen aan het eind van de Hoekse en Kabeljauwse twisten (rond 1490) de Hoeken enorme verwoestingen aanrichtten. In het begin van de zestiende eeuw telde Delfshaven iets meer dan 100 huizen en 400 inwoners.


Dark slate was and is used to cover roofs, but also to clad entire houses. Slate arises in the transition area from diagenesis to rock metamorphosis.

Arrowtown is a historic former gold mining town in the Otago region of South Island New Zealand. At its peak 1,500 miners lived here in 1862. Today Arrowtown has retained its former charm with around 70 buildings preserved from the gold rush era, each with a plaque setting out the history of the building.

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Unesco World Heritage List : Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

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Architectural detail, historic dairy barn, constructed from local fir and redwood.

Novato, Marin County, Northern California, USA.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Deventer along the river IJssel (Netherlands)

It's been already a week since my return back and as I have been busy I had no free time to review photos from my recent trip to Greece. So I made a dive into my archives and that photo from Boston's north end caught my attention. A historic alley I would describe it for 2 reasons. First, this alley is part of the famous "Freedom Trail" and second, the wall on the right of the frame is the Old North church, one of Boston's most historic buildings. During the American Revolution, on the steeple of that very church 2 lanterns were carried to warn the American militia that the British chose to advance against Concord by sea.


Thievery Corporation - Marching the Hate Machines (Into the Sun) ft. The Flaming Lips

I am going to take a break today from posting new shots. My family took a lot of photos and some how I ended up with an archive of 100's of old shots.. I have slowly been scanning them and thought I would share a few of my favorites with you. This is my grandfather (James Sr., I am the 3rd) and grandmother (Fannie) "courting". This was shot somewhere around Gainesville Texas in 1913 or 1914.

Historischer Kupferhammer im Freilichtmuseum, Hagen / Outdoor museum, Hagen, Germany

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Rancho Olompali, Novato, Marin County, Northern California, USA

These lovely daffodils are early bloomers in the woods in my back yard. A joy to see every year and a gift from Nature because I don't know how they got there.

The Chateau Theater in downtown Rochester, Minnesota on a drizzly night in Feb. 2020. The theater originally opened as a Vaudeville house in Rochester, Minnesota, in 1927 with an interior decorated as a medieval village. It is now a live music venue.

'Blow off a little steam'


World's first steam powered clock


Built in 1977. Raymond Saunders' first steam clock was built in 1977 to solve the issue of a steam vent in a popular sidewalk for the renovated Gastown district of Vancouver. Owned by the City of Vancouver, BC Canada


The steam clock's plaque reads:


Designed and built by

Raymond L. Saunders


The world's first steam powered clock has been created for the enjoyment of everyone. The live steam winds the weights and blows the whistles. Every 4.5 minutes one steel weight will travel by steam power to the top of the clock. The gravity driven "falling ball" drive was 'engineered' by Douglas L. Smith. Each quarter hour the clock will sound the Westminster Chimes. The large whistle will sound once on the hour. The steam is supplied by the underground system of Central Heat Distributor's Limited. The component parts cost $42,000 and the clock weighs over two tons.


A few years ago the clock was refit and is not entirely steam powered. It also has three small electric motors to help operate two internal fans, one of which blows the steam out the top, and another that controls the valves that play the tunes on the five steam whistles mounted atop the clock case.


The large central whistle, which was taken off the CPR steam tug Naramata, counts off the full hours while the four auxiliary whistles chime the Westminster Quarters every quarter hour. The number of chimes matches the number of quarter hours that have passed.


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Historic street roller of the municipality of Stockerau in front of the car museum at Siegfried Marcus Platz Marcus

The Battery is a neighbourhood within the city of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador that sits on the entrance to the harbour, on the slopes of Signal Hill. It is sometimes described as an outport within the city of St. John's and is noted for its steep slopes, and colourful houses. The Battery has been the site, over the centuries, for gun emplacements (batteries), such as Fort Waldegrave, for the defence of St. John's Harbour, including during both World Wars.


Newfoundland, Canada

Mist over the Firth of Clyde at Portencross Castle, North Ayrshire, Scotland.

Mikindani has been fortunate to be beneficiary of partnerships between the Tanzanian Government, Non governmental organizations and Trade Aid in the UK, with the aim of preserving Arab and German historic buildings in town. Mikindani is designated a Conservation Zone and is protected under law.

West from Ghost Town, Glenrio

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Historic dairy farm, Novato, Marin County, Northern California, USA.

Most of the land that was once owned by the Van Diemen's Land Company was sold off over the years and the buildings fell into disrepair. "The property originally occupied some 350,000 acres of agricultural land which has reduced over time and today covers 9.5 acres." At present the land immediately around Highfield is farmed for the prized Cape Grim beef, and it is truly one of the most spectacular places for agriculture in Tasmania. As you can see here it overlooks the town of Stanley and its famous Nut (the remnants of an extinct volcano).


The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service have truly done a magnificent job in restoring the buildings that date back to 1826. The gardens are also maintained in superb condition according to the way they looked at their peak. People are encouraged to tour the historic site for a fee which is used to maintain the property in the best order.

The lapstrake-built Townshend in the foreground is a replica of an exploration longboat on HMS Discovery that explored Puget Sound in 1792-95. It is in a rowing race with Bear another replica built in Port Townsend by Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Both can be rigged with lugsails, but they have been taken down and stowed for the rowing event which had all kinds of rowing crafts. These two pretty much raced with each other and the lead changed several times. They were having fun for the crowd.

This is at the rowing race of the Port Townsend's Wooden Boat Festival:


Evanston, WY


Structures and grounds of Evanston's Historic Roundhouse & Railyards complex are under going restoration and refurbishing.

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Delfshaven is a borough of Rotterdam on the right bank of river Nieuwe Maas, in South Holland, the Netherlands. It was a separate municipality until 1886.


The town of Delfshaven grew around the port of the city of Delft. Delft itself was not located on a major river, so in 1389 a harbour was created about 10 km (6 mi) due south of the city, to be able to receive seafaring vessels and avoid tolls being levied by the neighbouring and competing city of Rotterdam. This settlement was named Delfshaven ("Port of Delft").


On 1 August 1620 the Pilgrim fathers left Delfshaven with the Speedwell. Since then, the town's Oude Kerk has also been known as the Pelgrimskerk, or in English, the "Pilgrim Fathers Church".


Fishing, shipbuilding and the distillery of jenever were the main sources of income. The Dutch East India Company had important wharfs and warehouses in Delfshaven, and one of the Dutch West India Company's most famous commanders, Piet Hein, was born here.


Delfshaven belonged to the city and municipality of Delft until 1811, when it became a separate municipality. Delfshaven was annexed by Rotterdam in 1886 at its own request. The current borough has about 73,000 inhabitants. Its small historic centre has been carefully preserved. It features modest local museums, a brewery and various dining and drinking facilities.


Delfshaven escaped the bombing of Rotterdam by the Luftwaffe on May 14, 1940. Later during the Second World War, the area around the Groot Visserijplein and other parts of the western city of Rotterdam were destroyed by allied bombing on March 31, 1943.


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Rancho Olompali, Novato, Marin County, Northern California

The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, often abbreviated as the D&SNG, is a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow-gauge heritage railroad that operates on 45.2 mi (72.7 km) of track between Durango and Silverton in the U.S. state of Colorado. The railway is a federally designated National Historic Landmark and was also designated by the American Society of Civil Engineers as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1968..


The route was originally opened in 1882 by the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (D&RGW) to transport silver and gold ore mined from the San Juan Mountains. The line was an extension of the D&RG 3 ft (914 mm) narrow-gauge line from Antonito, Colorado to Durango. The last train to operate into Durango from the east was on December 6, 1968. The states of New Mexico and Colorado purchased 64 miles between Antonito and Chama, New Mexico, in 1970 and operates today as the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad (C&TSRR). Trackage between Chama and Durango was removed by 1971.


The line from Durango to Silverton has run continuously since 1881, although it is now a tourist and heritage line hauling passengers and is one of the few places in the U.S. which has seen continuous use of steam locomotives. In March 1981, the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (D&RGW) sold the line and the D&SNG was formed. Today, the D&SNG, along with the C&TSRR, are the only two remaining parts of the former D&RGW narrow-gauge network. The railroad has a total of nine narrow-gauge steam locomotives (eight of which are operational) and soon-to-be eleven narrow-gauge diesel locomotives, six of which were acquired within the last three years, in their current roster. The railroad also operates former D&RGW No. 315 for special events.


Some rolling stock dates back to the 1880s. Trains operate from Durango to the Cascade Wye in the winter months and Durango–Silverton during the summer months. Durango depot was built in January 1882 and has been preserved in its original form.

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