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We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.

~John F. Kennedy


I love going to the Ocean and feeling the strong wind, listening to the waves crash against the rocks and just relaxing. Of course... relaxing is always personal, reading, walking, taking picutes, enjoying family, riding horseback along the beach, or just sitting and doing nothing. Ahh... I do think I hear the this place calling me back.


Explore 4/8/2011

~John F Kennedy


Hope that everyone in the States enjoyed your Thanksgiving! And hope that everyone outside of the States had a great day as well!


This was taken right by my car on Sarah St. in the South Side. The shadow on the right is my car! Not a particularly interesting shot, but I thought it looked cool!


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~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy , (American 35th US President (1961-63), 1917-1963) ~


This water tower stood out in the landscape taken at Warm Springs, GA. ~


A closer view is in the comments, but only can show it in a small size ~


Water Tower ~




A water tower is an elevated structure supporting a water tank constructed at a height sufficient to pressurize a water supply system for the distribution of potable water, and to provide emergency storage for fire protection. In some places, the term standpipe is used interchangeably to refer to a water tower, especially one with tall and narrow proportions. Water towers often operate in conjunction with underground or surface service reservoirs, which store treated water close to where it will be used. Other types of water towers may only store raw (non-potable) water for fire protection or industrial purposes, and may not necessarily be connected to a public water supply.


Water towers are able to supply water even during power outages, because they rely on hydrostatic pressure produced by elevation of water (due to gravity) to push the water into domestic and industrial water distribution systems; however, they cannot supply the water for a long time without power, because a pump is typically required to refill the tower. A water tower also serves as a reservoir to help with water needs during peak usage times. The water level in the tower typically falls during the peak usage hours of the day, and then a pump fills it back up during the night. This process also keeps the water from freezing in cold weather, since the tower is constantly being drained and refilled.


Although the use of elevated water storage tanks has existed since ancient times in various forms, the modern use of water towers for pressurized public water systems developed during the mid-19th century, as steam-pumping became more common, and better pipes that could handle higher pressures were developed. In Great Britain, standpipes, literally consisted of tall, exposed, inverted u-shaped pipes, used for pressure relief and to provide a fixed elevation for steam-driven pumping engines which tended to produce a pulsing flow, while the pressurized water distribution system required constant pressure. Standpipes also provided a convenient fixed location to measure flow rates. Designers typically enclosed the riser pipes in decorative masonry or wooden structures. By the late 19th-Century, standpipes grew to include storage tanks to meet the ever-increasing demands of growing cities.


Many early water towers are now considered historically significant, and have been included in various heritage listings around the world. Some are converted to apartments or exclusive penthouses. In certain areas, such as New York City in the United States, smaller water towers are constructed for individual buildings. In California and some other states, domestic water towers enclosed by siding (tankhouses) were once built (1850s–1930s) to supply individual homes; windmills pumped water from hand-dug wells up into the tank.


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~ John F. Kennedy, John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his death in 1963.


A patriotic windmill for Memorial Day ~


Memorial Day ~




Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday which occurs every year on the final Monday of May. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.


Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.


Annual Decoration Days for particular cemeteries are held on a Sunday in late spring or early summer in some rural areas of the American South, notably in the mountains. In cases involving a family graveyard where remote ancestors as well as those who were deceased more recently are buried, this may take on the character of an extended family reunion to which some people travel hundreds of miles. People gather on the designated day and put flowers on graves and renew contacts with kinfolk and others. There often is a religious service and a "dinner on the ground," the traditional term for a potluck meal in which people used to spread the dishes out on sheets or tablecloths on the grass. It is believed that this practice began before the American Civil War and thus may reflect the real origin of the "memorial day" idea.


Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.


Swiss on HS 74 with the warm sunset lights fading in the back ground.

Entertain and amuse yourself to get rid of those Monday blues! I consider myself lucky to be working in an area where museum is just a block away. Have a great week everyone!!:)


The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is the presidential library and museum of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy. It is located on Columbia Point in the Dorchester section of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, next to the Boston campus of the University of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Archives. It was designed by the architect I. M. Pei. The building is the official repository for original papers and correspondence of the Kennedy Administration, as well as special bodies of published and unpublished materials, such as books and papers by and about Ernest Hemingway. The library and museum were dedicated in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter and members of the Kennedy family. It can be reached from nearby Interstate 93 or via shuttle bus from the JFK/UMass stop on the Boston subway's Red line.


Dallas Trade Mart ~ Pop Art Version

My favorite President John F. Kennedy being visited by his children Caroline and John Jr., in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington during October 1962. AP Photo/Bonhams, Cecil Stoughton.

This picture is dedicated to those they are missing their father and to the Fathers were not able to see their kids grown up for any reasons:(



LOVE Park in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its officially named John F. Kennedy Plaza but everyone calls it LOVE Park because of the iconic sculpture by Robert Indiana.


More than you want to know:

JFK Plaza was designed in 1965 by the actor Kevin Bacon's father who was a local urban planner and architect. The LOVE statue was installed in 1976 for the bicentennial celebration and was so popular it became a permanent installation. The name Philadelphia is Greek for brother love - that's why the place is called 'the city of brotherly love' and why a Love statue was placed on this spot.


It's kind of a spicy urban location at night with skateboarders a plenty and also a little sad to meet so many panhandlers, homeless and overtly muddled people in a park called Love.

A small JFK Exhibion of Photos and artefacts which was held at Kennedy Park, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland.


A last trip to New York, post-election for the BARACK OBAMA - CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN (North American) campaign aircraft. Seen here soon to depart to Florida where it will be repainted in basic North American colors. Boeing 757, N755NA, at JFK, New York, USA. October, 2008. Copyright Tom Turner.

Staten Island Ferry - Lower Manhattan - NYC


Best viewed large or original size.

The "World of Wax" originally opened in 1961 in a street level location of the Crystal Garden at the corner of Belleville and Douglas. Displaying some ninety figures, this attraction establish North America's first exhibition of Josephine Tussaud wax figures from England. In April of 1971, Canada's 13th Prime Minister, the Right Honourable John George Diefenbaker, officiated at the museum's grand re-opening.


In Year 2000, the Royal London Wax Museum has an inventory of some 300 wax figures that have been sculpted in England, the most recent of which is "The woman of the Century". Decades of enhancements have gone well beyond the simple accumulation of wax figures. The multi-faceted "World of Wax" experience has been magnified not only through audio-visual technologies, but also through complementing displays such as the Crown Jewels Theatre, the World War I Field Surgical Hospital Kit, the thousand year old piece of cedar, replica sword of Genghis Khan, and original opera chairs crafted in 1987 for the Prince and Princess of Wales.


North America's first Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum remains the "flagship" establishment on the continent, and is a major contributor to Victoria's image and reputation as "A Little Bit of Olde England".


2011: The Wax Museum closed it's doors in 2010.


Explored: Highest position #47

50 years...


seen in an alley in Berlin.

President Kennedy's arrival in Hyannisport, Massachusetts, May 11, 1963. Cecil Stoughton, White House/John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, Boston.

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.... 50th anniversary of assassination of President Kennedy ....1960 Photograph of John F Kennedy (1917 - 1963 ) by noted Canadian photographer, Yousuf Karsh (1908 - 2002 )

Emirates Airbus A380 A6-EDA at 37,000 ft over Winwick, Cheshire en route from New York to Dubai on UAE202 at a cruising speed of 627 MPH.

Brazil - Air Force, Airbus A319, 2101, at JFK, New York, USA. Sept 2011. VIP Flight. Royal Air Maroc Boeing 767 (767-300) seen here as well. Copyright Tom Turner.

- Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada -


"A winter's day

In a deep and dark December;

I am alone,

Gazing from my window to the streets below

On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.

I am a rock ... "


Paul Simon's "I am a Rock"

*Working Towards a Better World


Help Others achieve their goals

and you will achieve yours. -

Les Brown


“The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm” - Swedish Proverb


If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.

- John F. Kennedy


Never underestimate the difference you can make

in the lives of others. Step

forward, reach out and help.

This week reach out to

someone who might need a lift.

- Pablo Picasso


Thank you for your visit! Have a wonderful day! :heart:️xo


~ John F Kennedy


Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973, Florida's southernmost state park is popular for recreation, as well as U.S. military history. The fort was one of a series built in the mid-1800s to defend the nation's southeastern coastline. Completed in 1866, Fort Zachary Taylor played important roles in the America Civil War and Spanish-American War.


The fort was named for United States President Zachary Taylor in 1850, a few months after President Taylor's sudden death in office.


At the outset of the U.S. Civil War in 1861, Union Captain John Milton Brannan seized control of the fort, preventing it from falling into Confederate hands and using it as an outpost to threaten blockade runners. Originally, the fort was surrounded by water on all sides, with a walkway linking it to the mainland. The fort was completed in 1866, although the upper level of one side was destroyed in 1889 to make way for more modern weapons, with the older cannons being buried within the new outer wall to save on materials. The fort was heavily used again during the 1898 Spanish-American War.




December 26, 2011, Key West, Florida, taken from here.

35 mm Slide Transparency


Photo Taken In June, 1963


Forest Row, England; By Forest Row Resident: Harold Waters


As Found On The Internet.

Manufacturer: Lincoln Motor Company (division of Ford Motor Company after 1922), Dearborn, Michigan - U.S.A.

Type: Continental Four Door Sedan

Engine: 7046cc V-8

Power: 304 bhp / 4.100 rpm

Speed: 200 km/h

Production time: 1961 - 1969

Production outlet: 28,095 ('63 model Four Door Sedan)

Production outlet: 3.138 ('63 model Four Door Convertible)

Production outlet: 245,899 (Four Door Sedan 1961-1969)

Production outlet: 21,327 (Four Door Convertible 1961-1967)

Curb weight: 2331 kg



- This fourth generation Continental (from now on no further markings: The '60 MARK V was the last) was completely redesigned by Elwood Engel: the so-called "slab-side" design (originally a Thunderbird proposal) and ran from 1961 to 1969 (Four Door Sedan) and 1961 to 1967 (Four Door Convertible) with just a few changes from year to year.

- The Industrial Design Institute honored the Lincoln Continental with a special bronze medal.

- The model is well known for 2 major reasons: The Four Door front-opening rear suicide doors and President John F. Kennedy was shot in a Four Door Convertible (code named the SS-100-X) in 1963.

- These Series (mostly hand made) are also known by their very good build quality than their predecessors.

- The '61 model was the first car manufactured in the U.S. to be sold with a 24,000 mile (39,000 km) or 2-year bumper-to-bumper warranty.

- It has a three-speed automatic gearbox, a Carter carburettor, a 79 liter fuel tank and rear wheel drive.

- The four-pointed star (at on the hood and on the back) became later Lincoln's emblem.

- The most significant changes for the '63 models were a redesigned front seat to improve rear-seat legroom, the rear deck lid was also raised to provide more trunk space, the floating rectangles in the previous year's grille became a simple matrix of squares and replacing the generator with an alternator to update the electric system.

- It came standard with walnut, rosewood or oak paneling on the doors and instrument panel (depending on the interior colour chosen), power steering, power windows, power (drum) brakes, vinyl with cloth inserts interior (leather being optional), a radio, a spare-tire hidden in the trunk lid (originally designed for the Edsel Ford by E.T. Gregorie and already used between 1940 and 1948), and paint that was applied multiple times and then sanded, double-lacquered, and polished.

- Optional were a variety of radios, 8-track tape players, cruise control, power adjustable front seats, an automatic headlamp dimmer and air conditioning.

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Japan - Air Force, Boeing 747-47C, 20-1101 , at JFK, New York, USA. Sept 2014. Copyright Tom Turner

Looking more like a castle than a courthouse, The Dallas County Courthouse was built at 100 Houston Street in downtown Dallas Texas in 1892. Designed by architect Max A. Orlopp, Jr. of the Little Rock, Arkansas based firm Orlopp & Kusener, the building was constructed of red sandstone with rusticated marble accents. Because of the color of the sandstone locals started calling it "The Old Red Courthouse". The red color and its Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture makes it stand out from the other buildings downtown. The courthouse was in use until 1966 when it was replaced with a newer, modern (and blander) building. The courthouse was added to The National Register of Historic Places in December 1976. Renovated in 2005- 2007 , the Courthouse is now the Old Red Museum. This view is from the edge of Dealy Plaza.

“Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.”

John F. Kennedy


The world is a scary place lately…


'Last Call' On Black


I’ve been out of town for a bit, but look forward to getting caught up in your streams over the coming days!


JetBlue, Airbus A320, N584JB, "Blue Fox" at JFK, New York, USA. July, 2011. Copyright Tom Turner.

Dallas Trade Mart mid-century catwalks with pop art processing

Broken window in Washington, D.C. on the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.


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KUWAIT AIRWAYS BOEING 777 (777-200), 9K-AOB, at JFK, New York, USA. June 2010. Copyright Tom Turner.

~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy ~ Thanksgiving Quote ~


Amazing that it has been 47 years since John F. Kennedy was killed.

Those of us around then remember where we were when we heard the news.

I was in 10th grade taking a test in World History when it was announced over the loud speaker.

We were in shock especially during the four days that followed, until he was laid to rest.

While visiting our daughter in Texas, we drove to the area where it happened.

There is a big "X" in the road.

It was an odd feeling to walk around the grassy knoll and through the museum.


All of that came back to me as I passed by these lovely JFK roses at Leu Gardens.


John F. Kennedy

Wekipedia ~


John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until he was assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas.


Rosa hybrid

'John F. Kennedy'



Hybrid Tea Rose, introduced in 1965

(unnamed seedling x 'White Queen')


The Wynwood Art District is home to over 70 Art Galleries, Retail Stores, Antique Shops, Eclectic Bars, and one of the largest open-air street-art installations in the world.

July 29, 2013

Polaroid SX-70

Impossible Project PX70 Color Protection


One of my favorite days over our summer road trip was our visit to the Kennedy Space Center. We took a tour of the entirety of the Space Center and were able to see the VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building) and Launch Pad 39A pictured above. Launch Pad 39A is the most famous of NASA's launch pads. 39A is where every moon mission launched from. It was amazing to stand so close to such a monumental structure that has affected humankind so much.

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