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2012-11-22 12:43:11 AM  
2012-11-22 12:52:33 AM

Twin Towers site, 31-Dec-2003
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2012-11-22 12:53:08 AM

Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde
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2012-11-22 12:53:45 AM

El Caracol ("The Snail")
Proto-observatory at Chichen Itza
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2012-11-22 01:03:26 AM
Mike's Stag/Whipsaw Creek by travelcedric, on Flickr

Whipsaw Trail, Princeton BC.

Was originally explored and used by the Hudson Bay Company as a fur trade route. Eventually it became a road to get to gold claims, and is now a world class off roading trail. 

This was the hunting cabin of one Richard Holding (1907-1976), which he used for decades. It is nice that most of the off road enthusiasts look after the cabin for him still.
2012-11-22 01:05:52 AM
2012-11-22 01:12:21 AM
The Jump by travelcedric, on Flickr

Smashed-in-head-buffalo-jump, Alberta

For over 5000 years, indigenous peoples herded millions of buffalo and forced them to run over this cliff, killing or seriously hurting hundreds at a time. This made it much easier to get meat for their families. When the European's showed up, giving the indigenous people guns, they didn't need the jumps anymore.

At the bottom of that cliff is 5000 years of buffalo bones. Kind of eerie walking on all of those bones.
2012-11-22 02:02:22 AM

St. Peter's Basilica. Click for big
2012-11-22 02:05:32 AM

St. Peter's Basilica interior. Trying to recreate this Escher image:
2012-11-22 02:08:18 AM

Hotel guest book from 1957. Click for readable size.
2012-11-22 02:08:47 AM
2012-11-22 02:11:38 AM
2012-11-22 02:15:57 AM

Statue of Union General William Wells, 1st Vermont Cavalry and Medal of Honor recipient
for his actions at Big Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863.

2012-11-22 02:17:50 AM

Sun Studio, Memphis, is where Elvis made his first recording.

2012-11-22 02:20:39 AM

Confederate artillery overlooking Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg National Battlefield Park.

2012-11-22 02:25:02 AM

Annoying schoolkids playing around on the rocks of the Devil's Den, Gettysburg National Battlefield Park.

2012-11-22 02:34:26 AM

Carnton Plantation and Confederate cemetery, Franklin, TN. During the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864, the house was used by the Confederates as a hospital. You can still see blood stains on the floor today.

2012-11-22 02:40:35 AM

This is the Mile 0 Marker for the Old Spanish Trail, the country's first coast-to-coast road, which was completed in 1927 It sits next to San Antonio's old City Hall.
2012-11-22 02:43:46 AM

Salzburg, Austria- site of Mozart's birth in 1756 (that house is located on the platz in front of the church with scaffolding), the first performance of Italian opera on Germanic soil in 1617, what is widely considered to be the oldest restaurant in Europe (operating since 803), and is one of the few cities in Europe to not have a major outbreak of plague, or fall to a siege.
2012-11-22 02:51:42 AM

Battery Murphy (Endicott Period), Fort Columbia, Washington

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2012-11-22 03:06:59 AM

The balcony of the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.

2012-11-22 03:49:12 AM  
2012-11-22 03:59:24 AM
3:52 AM, April 30th, 1900
Casey Jones took his farewell trip to the promised land

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2012-11-22 04:09:40 AM
Die Mauer
The Berlin wall symbolized the cold war. Near this spot, just on the other side of the wall. a young East German named Peter Fechter bled to death in full view of hundreds of people on both sides of the wall after being shot trying to escape. Wikipedia entry

2012-11-22 04:18:58 AM
Checkpoint Charlie
NATO forces and the Soviets were pretty much eye-to-eye and toe-to-toe over these converted shipping containers on Friedrichstrasse in Berlin for 40 years. I used to pass through here on a daily basis.

2012-11-22 04:34:56 AM  

The A-bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan
2012-11-22 04:36:07 AM  

Joint Security Area, Korean DMZ
2012-11-22 04:39:16 AM  

Belgrade ruins after the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. Belgrade, Serbia
2012-11-22 05:17:58 AM

remains of pre-contact native settlement.
2012-11-22 05:21:28 AM
2012-11-22 05:23:51 AM

Cold War era Sub
2012-11-22 08:01:06 AM  
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2012-11-22 10:14:03 AM
Ruins of creamery near old RR tracks, NW NJ
2012-11-22 10:36:40 AM

Piskariovskoye Memorial Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Russia

1/2 million victims of the siege of Leningrad are buried here, 25,000 to a grave.
2012-11-22 02:29:07 PM

Bunker where women and children were massacred by United States forces during the Korean War. This is in Sinchon North Korea.

2012-11-22 02:55:43 PM

Studio 8H, where Saturday Night Live is broadcast.
2012-11-22 04:47:36 PM

Cairn at Culloden battlefield with Clan grave markers on the left.
2012-11-22 04:47:51 PM
Historic Fort Wayne

About a mile from Downtown Detroit Michigan
Not related to Fort Wayne, Indiana

2012-11-23 11:39:47 AM

The Field of Empty Chairs
A tribute to the 168 Americans who were killed April 19, 1995 in the Oklahoma City bombing.

2012-11-23 02:43:50 PM
Boundary Marker #1
Sunland Park, New Mexico and Juarez, Chihuahua

2012-11-23 03:22:24 PM  
2012-11-23 03:26:36 PM

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