Posts Tagged ‘History’

Vault of Heaven

January 17, 2014

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The Imperial Vault of Heaven sits in Beijing’s Temple of Heaven.  The Vault of Heaven was built in 1530 and housed tablets used in the Ceremony of Worshipping Heaven.

This image was scanned from a slide taken in 1990.

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Entrance to a Historic Tunnel

November 12, 2013

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Last September Betsy’s son Jeff and I visited the old Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel in Tunnel Hill, Georgia.  The 1,477 foot-long tunnel was constructed by hand between 1848 and 1850.  After walking through the tunnel (no longer in use) we came upon this scene at the eastern entrance

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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A Rustic Gate

September 18, 2013

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The Hensley Settlement in Cumberland Gap National Park is a historic homestead community on top of Brush Mountain.  While walking through the community Betsy and I saw this homemade gate across a path leading to a pasture.

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel

November 6, 2012

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Last month Betsy’s son, Jeff, and I visited the historic Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel in Tunnel Hill, Georgia.  This tunnel, 1,447 feel long, was constructed between 1848 and 1850 as part of the first railroad across the Appalachian Mountains.  If you ignore the modern safety lights, I think this sepia photo does a pretty good job of conveying the age of this constructed-by-hand tunnel.

San Felipe de Neri Rectory Garden

August 11, 2011

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This is a drawing of the Rectory Garden of San Felipe de Neri church in Albuquerque.  The church was built in 1793, and although we weren’t able to see the interior of the church, we did enjoy the garden.  The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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