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2009-08-19 8:00:26 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Living History"

Description
: Photograph something over 100 years old.

We ask that before submitting your photos you read and adhere to the following submission rules, including but not limited to the following:

- Submissions must be photographs; screen captures do not count as photographs.
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- You may enter 3 photos in each contest as long as each photo is of a different composition.
- Please post each photo separately so they can be voted for individually.



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2009-08-19 8:00:47 PM  

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Aldabra giant tortoise at the Melbourne Zoo (only middle aged at 110, they can live to 200 years old)

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2009-08-19 8:00:49 PM  
Governor from the Folsom Powerhouse.

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The powerhouse -- the first in the world to transmit power more than five miles -- went online in 1895, and was immediately made an historical monument upon its shut down in 1952.

 
2009-08-19 8:00:53 PM  
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Medieval Font
The Cloisters, NYC

 
2009-08-19 8:00:57 PM  
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Ft. Stevens, Warrenton, OR. Built during the Civil War but this structure was part of the refortification c. 1900. The only continental American soil to take enemy fire during WWII. Click pops to bigger.


 
2009-08-19 8:00:58 PM  



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Krýsuvíkurkirkja. Original church on this spot was built around the year 1000. This one dates from 1857.

 
2009-08-19 8:01:00 PM  
"Tilted Cross"
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Shot with my 30D through the ground glass viewfinder of a 30+ year old Beattie Imperial 90 large format twin lens reflex camera. The lines pattern is from the ground glass.
 
2009-08-19 8:01:09 PM  

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The Little Red Lighthouse stands on a small point called Jeffrey's Hook at the base of the eastern pier of the George Washington Bridge, which connects the Washington Heights neighborhood in Manhattan to Fort Lee, New Jersey.
The lighthouse was erected in 1880 as the North Hook Beacon at Sandy Hook, New Jersey, where it stood until 1917. It was reconstructed in 1921 in its current location by the United States Bureau of Lighthouses as part of a project to improve Hudson River navigational aids, and was in operation until 1947.
It was made famous by the 1942 children's book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde Swift and Lynd Ward.
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2009-08-19 8:01:27 PM  
"Paw's Dollar"
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Gift from when I was little. The original was a 1900 Morgan silver dollar, but thanks to family shenanigans, it disappeared. He replaced it for me with this one. Looks pretty good for 119 years old!
 
2009-08-19 8:01:36 PM  
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\24-inch Clark Refracting Telescope. The telescope was built in 1896 by Alvan Clark.
 
2009-08-19 8:01:37 PM  
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Don't look behind you Catharine!


 
2009-08-19 8:01:42 PM  

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Golden Pavilion in Kyoto

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2009-08-19 8:01:44 PM  
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Indian Sword
Approx. 200 yrs old.

 
2009-08-19 8:01:51 PM  
Tools used in the Folsom Powerhouse


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The powerhouse -- the first in the world to transmit power more than five miles -- went online in 1895, and was immediately made an historical monument upon its shut down in 1952.

 
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/old mining machine, circa 1880
 
2009-08-19 8:02:08 PM  
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Old headstones from the 1800s, Þingvellir, Iceland.

 
2009-08-19 8:02:11 PM  
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\Horseshoe Bend near Page, AZ
 
2009-08-19 8:02:12 PM  
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The Little Red Lighthouse stands on a small point called Jeffrey's Hook at the base of the eastern pier of the George Washington Bridge, which connects the Washington Heights neighborhood in Manhattan to Fort Lee, New Jersey.
The lighthouse was erected in 1880 as the North Hook Beacon at Sandy Hook, New Jersey, where it stood until 1917. It was reconstructed in 1921 in its current location by the United States Bureau of Lighthouses as part of a project to improve Hudson River navigational aids, and was in operation until 1947.

 
2009-08-19 8:02:20 PM  
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Gun emplacement, Columbia River battery, Ft. Stevens


 
2009-08-19 8:02:21 PM  
Atrium Dome at West Baden Springs Hotel
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The hotel was rebuilt in 1902 after the original structure was destroyed by fire. Completed in record time, it boasted the world's largest free-spanning dome, a record unbroken until the 1960s. This was shot at 12mm on my 30D (equivelent of 19mm on full frame), and as you can see, I could only get about 2/3 of the entire dome in. As an aside, they let me walk on top of the dome's roof earlier this month, which kicked all kinds of ass.

West Baden Springs Hotel on Wikipedia (new window)
 
2009-08-19 8:02:22 PM  

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State Library of Victoria

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2009-08-19 8:02:25 PM  
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1/2 Moai, an "Easter Island Head"; likely created between 1200 and 1700 AD.

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2009-08-19 8:02:37 PM  
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16th Century Armor
Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester MA

 
2009-08-19 8:02:41 PM  
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Remains of 19th century wagon wheels and axle.
 
2009-08-19 8:02:43 PM  
Native American Grinding Stone, possibly thousands of years old.

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Down the hill from the Powerhouse, at the riverside.

 
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/old mining cabin, circa 1880
 
2009-08-19 8:03:10 PM  
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Garður lighthouse, Iceland. Date visible on front.

 
2009-08-19 8:03:24 PM  
Folsom Powerhouse

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Built in 1895, it was a 3 mega-Watt hydroelectric plant that sent power 22 miles downstream to Sacramento, CA. Reportedly, this was the first time such a thing had been attempted.
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2009-08-19 8:03:53 PM  
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2/2 Mayan ruins at Tulum, Mexico. Created around 1200 AD.

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2009-08-19 8:03:56 PM  
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Fence around Georgian Court University. The university turned 100 this year but it was a private estate before it was a school so the fence is over 100 yrs old.
 
2009-08-19 8:04:05 PM  
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Ernemann Camera circa 1907
 
2009-08-19 8:04:23 PM  
Generator, Folsom Powerhouse

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One of the four 750kW generators installed in the Folsom Powerhouse. Each one is hooked to a drive shaft that passes through a hole in the wall to the turbine.
 
2009-08-19 8:04:42 PM  
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John Moulton barn in Grand Teton National Park, part of the Mormon Row of barns and homesteads from 1889.

 
2009-08-19 8:04:49 PM  
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one of the more ornate finials on top of the same fencing
 
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Lighthouse Burgh Haamstede 1840
 
2009-08-19 8:05:44 PM  
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peeling paint on the old jackson/prospertown school house circa 1830
 
2009-08-19 8:07:00 PM  
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Traditional outfit 1800's - Zeeland

/model is regrettably a few years shy of 100
 
2009-08-19 8:07:14 PM  
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My wife's collection of commemorative spoons from the Columbian Exposition of 1893 (Chicago World's Fair).

 
2009-08-19 8:07:20 PM  
Generator, Folsom Powerhouse

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Close-up of one of the four 750kW generators installed in the Folsom Powerhouse.
 
2009-08-19 8:07:30 PM  
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Original Wheel on Iron Ore Car - Chapin Mine - Late 1800

 
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2009-08-19 8:12:53 PM  
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Revolutionary war era canon

Fort Phoenix State Park
 
2009-08-19 8:14:04 PM  
Rock out with your c*ck out. (Sedona)

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High Top Shoes From 1901
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2009-08-19 8:15:50 PM  
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Crystal Mill, also called the Lost Horse Mill, was a powerhouse on the Crystal River near Marble, Colorado. Built in 1893, the mill provided pneumatic power to nearby mines.

 
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2009-08-19 8:18:31 PM  
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Antigua, Guatemala
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2009-08-19 8:19:29 PM  
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2009-08-19 8:25:41 PM  
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from the Oriental Institute Museum in Chicago
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2009-08-19 8:33:59 PM  
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1760's gravestone from Boston
 
2009-08-19 8:38:46 PM  
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mid 1800's artifacts Sturbridge Vllage, MA
 
2009-08-19 8:50:12 PM  
Silver Denarius of Geta as Caesar (189-209 AD)

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building ruins of the treadwell mine, douglas, alaska. built in the 1880s, operated until a cave-in swallowed much of the mining works in 1917.

from wikipedia:

At the height of the Treadwell mines operation five separate mills containing over 960 stamps were in continuous operation. These mills were fed by four separate mines know as the Treadwell, 700-Foot, Mexican and Ready Bullion. At this time the mine employed over 2,000 people and had the largest mill in the world. The gold mined was 55% free milling and 45% embedded within pyrite. The gold in the pyrite was extracted in three different ways; chlorination, smelting, and cyanidation. Power to the complex was supplied by a coal fired power plant that was later switched to oil and two electric dams.

Some of the shafts extended as much as 2,400 feet below the surface.[3]

Over 3 million ounces of gold was removed from this area.
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Smokestack from the Hamilton Mine - Late 1800


Michigan's Upper Peninsula is rich in iron ore. The Chapin and Hamilton mines were first discovered in 1879. By 1880 shafts were sunk and they became active iron ore mines. The Chapin mine was considered one of the world's great iron mines. They are no longer in operation. I drive by the remaining chimney daily.
 
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inside detail of treadwell mining building ruin, lit at night.
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2009-08-19 8:56:54 PM  
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Temple in India
 
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Ancient tool used to carve other stone tools (such as arrowheads). Used approx 3000 B.C.
 
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Temple of Hanumam in India
 
2009-08-19 9:11:29 PM  

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Todaiji Temple, Nara, Japan


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19th Street Bridge, Denver, Colorado

 
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outside of Treadwell mining ruin building, lit by flashlight.
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2009-08-19 9:13:28 PM  

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Colorado Chautauqua Dining Hall, Boulder, Colorado


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This 6-inch Rapid Fire Armstrong Rifle was purchased from England in 1898, because the United States did not yet have the capability to produce a small, rapid fire weapon for the defense of its principal harbors. The advent of the Spanish-American War brought about the need for such weapons in the area due to the close proximity of Cuba to Florida.

Funding for these guns was included in the appropriation for the 'National Defense Act' of March 8, 1898. Installation was completed as a part of the armament of Fort Dade, on Egmont Key, on December 10, 1898. (Approximately 2 miles southwest of where they are now.) The guns were placed under the command of an artillery detachment sent from St. Francis Barracks of St. Augustine. Only a limited number of these particular weapons were purchased by our government and these 2 rifles are believed to be the only remaining models still in existence.

On April 12, 1980, Pinellas County recovered these cannons from Egmont Key. After 2 years of refurbishing, they were installed here (Ft. DeSoto) on March 19, 1982.

-Source--Sign at Fort DeSoto
 
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12 Inch No. 86 Ordinance. Dept. U.S.A. Mod 1890.

These cannons are part of the Fort at Ft. DeSoto. They have never been fired in anger, as the site has never been a part of a major battle. However, Much has happened on this tiny island:

* it was once inhabited by Tocobaga Indians and visited by Spanish explorers
* it was surveyed by Robert E. Lee before the civil war
* during the Civil War, Union troops had a detachment on both Egmont and Mullet Keys. Union ships were looking for blockade runners
* in 1898, the year of the Spanish-American war, the construction of the fort began
* during WWII the island was used for bombing practice by the pilot who dropped the bomb on Hiroshima.

-Source--fortdesoto.com
 
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The crystalline waters of Rainbow Springs and Rainbow River have undergone many name changes throughout its history. Wekiwa Creek, Blue Spring, and Blue Run are just some of the names we have assigned this magical body of water. Since this place has attracted and sustained human inhabitants for over 15,000 years, it is very likely that many other names we will never know once described these waters in terms equally attractive. The crystal clear water, abundant fish, wildlife and vegetation has attracted a number of activities.

An average of 461 million gallons of water flow out of the headsprings each day, forming the Rainbow River. This makes Rainbow Springs the 4th largest spring in Florida, 8th largest in the world. The water averages in temperature at 72 degrees year around.

-Source--Florida State Parks
 
2009-08-19 9:42:57 PM  
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Illinois Hospital for the Incurable Insane
Holga lens on a Canon 20D
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A couple links for you - Link 1 and Link 2

I am not a big ghost believer but a friend of mine has a story about this place that raises the hair on my neck just thinking about it. *shudder*

 
2009-08-19 9:54:04 PM  
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My grandmother.
Passed away this july at the age of 101 years and 10 months.
 
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St Mary's Cathedral - Peoria, IL - Built 1889
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2009-08-19 10:53:02 PM  
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The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, NY.
Construction began in 1848.

clicky pop for a flickr page and options for larger. If you look at the full size 3168 x 4752 image you can see a flock of birds to the left of the clock.
 
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2009-08-20 12:02:59 AM  
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The Washington Monument. Its over 100.
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2009-08-20 12:04:59 AM  
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Bunker Hill Monument in Boston, completed in 1842.
 
2009-08-20 12:07:44 AM  
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one more gravestone: alien head on a 1700's Boston grave.
 
2009-08-20 12:08:10 AM  
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St Patrick's Cathedral... "her cornerstone was laid in 1858 and her doors swept open in 1879"
(history from the church's website here: http://www.saintpatrickscathedral.org/150.html)
 
2009-08-20 12:08:27 AM  
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A detail of a pocket watch that floats about within the family. It was made by B. Clowes in Liverpool, supposedly somewhere between 1770-1800.
 
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At the entrance of a church in Prague.
 
2009-08-20 12:10:08 AM  
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The British Columbia Parliament Buildings in Victoria BC, completed 1893. I'm not sure on the age of the totem pole....
 
2009-08-20 12:10:26 AM  
This is a small island relatively near to shore in a nearby lake/pond (I'm not certain of its classification).

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Funky tiger design on the same watch as posted previously.
 
2009-08-20 12:13:01 AM  
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The Empress Hotel in Victoria BC. She celebrated her centennial just last year.
 
2009-08-20 12:15:30 AM  
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A Yukon gold rush era graveyard.
 
2009-08-20 12:16:01 AM  
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The Snow Hill Municipal Building, finished in 1908 - barely over 100, located in Snow Hill, MD (Eastern Shore).
 
2009-08-20 12:17:21 AM  
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This is the Boyscout Tree in Del Norte County Ca. I am guessing it is a couple thousand years old. Sorry its so small but farks stupid size limit thing wont let me use the next biggest size
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This is the Battery Point light house in Crescent City Ca
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2009-08-20 12:21:38 AM  
The second house ever built in my little town. It's across the way (corner wise) from the first house built.

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The owners moved out of state for a medical fellowship and the house is for sale. EIP for info, if interested.
 
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Same light house as my # 2 entry
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2009-08-20 12:24:31 AM  
We live next to a family cemetery, I believe it is, but it's a small cemetery nonetheless. Anyway, The dates of death on all 3 of these show before 1900 so I'm presuming that the markers aren't that much different in age.

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2009-08-20 12:42:46 AM  
The home my grandmother was raised in. Abandoned now, but it never had electricity or running water.

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Medieval exteriors in Tallinn, Estonia.
 
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Monument on the coast, County Kerry.
 
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Watchtower, Blarney Castle
 
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The White House
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Barn, built in 1877
 
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Barn, 1877
 
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Curtain Fig Tree Atherton Tablelands Queensland - over 800 years old
 
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Curtain Fig Tree, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland - over 800 years old

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Gog & Magog, Royal Arcade, Melbourne - since 1842

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Leanach Cottage - survived Battle of Culloden, Scotland in 1746

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Unfortunately I live in Atlanta, where things over 100 yrs old are kinda rare. This photo is from some charming small town in France. I took it in high school with my 2 megapixel camera, so be gentle.
 
2009-08-20 1:23:59 AM  
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In Jamestown. These are the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery.
 
2009-08-20 1:26:19 AM  
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One of the first churches in interior alaska. The immaculate conception church was built in 1904
 
2009-08-20 1:36:53 AM  
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Castle built into a cliff, somewhere in France. Again, 2mp camera.
 
2009-08-20 2:26:09 AM  
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The Auburn Drug Company (Which, apparently, is closed on Sunday) (Clickypops to Flickr!)
 
2009-08-20 2:27:12 AM  
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Placer High School (Clickypops to Flickr!)
 
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Archway (Clickypops to Flickr!)
 
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Grave in Sandwich, Kent, UK
 
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My upright bass. It is a 200 year old Czech instrument which I am extremely fortunate to have. It was broken into 25 or so pieces when I got it and I pieced it together over three years.
 
2009-08-20 2:40:34 AM  
Castle San Felipe del Morro in San Juan PR. From the 1500's

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This cedar is over 600 years old maybe as old as 900 near Kaslo, BC.
 
2009-08-20 2:57:13 AM  

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Torch of Liberty
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Chullpa (funerary tower) watching over Sillustani, on the Peruvian altiplano. Aymara civilization (pre-Inca), 1400s and earlier.
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2009-08-20 3:03:13 AM  

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Prayer to Ra
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2009-08-20 3:08:28 AM  

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Antique astronomy doohickey
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2009-08-20 3:20:09 AM  
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Inside the 11th-century church of Saint-Cado, Brittany, France. Saint Cadoc was one of the 6th century Welsh saints.
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2009-08-20 4:36:06 AM  
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104 years young.
 
2009-08-20 5:08:11 AM  
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Roman-era busts from the Natural History museum of Vienna.
 
2009-08-20 5:43:04 AM  
Cathedral at Siena
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2009-08-20 5:48:52 AM  
Pigeon Point Lighthouse
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And there's a Wikipedia entry for Pigeon Point Light Station for anyone that would like historical info on this lighthouse.
 
2009-08-20 6:02:34 AM  
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Galata Tower Istanbul, Turkey

1453

(pops to bigger) 1/2, possibly 3 if I can find the last one :)
 
2009-08-20 6:09:41 AM  
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Mummy of Sidonian King Tabnit, about 500 BC

Archaeology Museum, Istanbul Turkey.

2/3 possibly (pops to bigger version)
 
2009-08-20 6:58:38 AM  
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The whaler Charles W. Morgan at Mystic Seaport.
 
2009-08-20 7:33:59 AM  
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old mine machinery - Freiberg Germany

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2009-08-20 7:37:10 AM  
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Gannet Rock Lighthouse, 15km off Grand Manan, New Brunswick. Built in 1830, the first lighthouse in the area.
 
2009-08-20 7:56:52 AM  
Judge Roy Bean's Saloon and Court House.

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2009-08-20 8:12:34 AM  
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Inside the clock tower in the Salt Lake City building (new window)
 
2009-08-20 8:28:43 AM  
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100+ year old Bonsai - Asheville arboretum.
 
2009-08-20 8:58:26 AM  
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From the Arnhem Netherlands Outdoor Folk Museum
 
2009-08-20 8:58:46 AM  
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Edradour distillery, Pitlochry, Scotland. Buildings from the 1830s.
 
2009-08-20 9:03:19 AM  
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Edinburgh Castle, earliest parts from ~1130
 
2009-08-20 9:05:26 AM  
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Eiffel Upskirt
 
2009-08-20 9:09:07 AM  
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Staircase to the top of the Arc de Triomphe
 
2009-08-20 9:10:54 AM  
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Same church as niagh, taken from the same spot as boluke01's 3rd picture.
 
2009-08-20 9:18:27 AM  
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The ruins of Wat Chai Wattanaram in Ayutthaya. Sacked by the Burmese in 1767.
 
2009-08-20 9:21:59 AM  
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A tree has grown around a stone Buddha head at the ruins of Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya. Built in the late 14th century. Sacked by the Burmese in 1767.
 
2009-08-20 9:26:22 AM  
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The jungle retakes the ruins of Ta Prohm near Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Built in the 12th century.
 
2009-08-20 10:36:20 AM  
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Library of Celsus
Ephesus, Turkey. Built in 135 AD.
 
2009-08-20 10:46:36 AM  
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Redwoods of Muir Woods, Marin County, CA
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2009-08-20 10:49:30 AM  
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Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY
 
2009-08-20 10:53:02 AM  
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2009-08-20 12:44:25 PM  
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London Bridge
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2009-08-20 12:50:24 PM  
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Lamb Tavern in Leadenhall Market, est 1780
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2009-08-20 12:56:29 PM  
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Big Ben
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2009-08-20 1:33:22 PM  
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Lookaway Hall, North Augusta, SC, built 1895
 
2009-08-20 2:00:41 PM  
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St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans LA, Built 1789
 
2009-08-20 2:15:49 PM  
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Milk jugs from a Midwestern farm.

(1/2)
 
2009-08-20 2:19:41 PM  
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Creamer from a Midwestern farm.

(2/2)
 
2009-08-20 2:48:27 PM  
I took this one of my daughter in 2000 while we were in France. I call it "6 year old girl standing near 2,000 year old bridge over 25,000 year old river" (taken with a 2 MP camera unfortunately)

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2009-08-20 3:46:50 PM  
Goldengate in the background (Repost as the first sub broke)
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2009-08-20 4:54:21 PM  
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Old meets new :)
 
2009-08-20 6:17:55 PM  
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Lion statue near the Residenz Royal Bavarian House in Munich Germany
 
2009-08-21 1:34:37 AM  
Late to the party

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1/2
 
2009-08-21 1:35:23 AM  
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2/2
 
2009-08-21 8:43:17 AM  
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A Century Plant
 
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