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Bike Lanes


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I find this to be very true. I have gone to big cities such as Boston and New York and it is always chaotic. I find that there is always terrible parking in the big cities. Also it seems very dangerous for the average civilian trying to get to his or her job on a daily basis. Me not being from around the area found it difficult to navigate.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 4, 2013 5:30 AM

In a busy city like New York, there are never enough places for parking and lanes for traffic.  There is simply not enough space for the flow to be smooth and efficient.  Cyclists that attempt to assert their right to the street are often times referred to as cyclist activists or hipsters as though their activism or cultural differences makes them synonymous with an extremism that  is more easy to dismiss.  Many hold views that privilege a motorists right to space in the city above that of a cyclist.  I saw this tweet by a NYC cycling organization that referred to "activist drivers" who park in the bike lane as attempting to create a "guerrilla can lane."  They used the terms and language used against them and superimposed it on the larger motorist community which sees itself as having a more natural right to all space in the city.  This video embedded above is an excellent spoof and highlights the dangers of being a cyclist in a motorist-centric world.

    

Tags: transportation, cycling, urban, planning, territoriality, space.

Sofia Speranza's curator insight, October 10, 2013 11:10 AM

BIKERS. be aware of dangers on the street path

Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 12, 2013 9:45 AM

Bikers in New York City should know better not to ride their bikes around the streets because it is so busy and the traffic can be difficult. I know people use bikes to commute to work or school but this is New Yorks job to create more bike paths for people who want to use their bikes to commute. This will be safer for people to ride their bikes whenever they want. 

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France Population 2013

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France Population 2013 The population of the French Republic is estimated to be about 65.8 million people, which is an increase of about 0.57% from the last record of population.
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I found this very interesting since I am French. I decided to do my research paper comparing the same things in this article about France to us here in the US. Very interesting article.

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What Pollution? Hong Kong Tourists Pose With Fake Skyline

What Pollution? Hong Kong Tourists Pose With Fake Skyline | All Around Da World | Scoop.it
Picture this: Tourists visiting one of your city's most prominent attractions are unable to see it because of smog, haze and a bevy of other airborne pollutants. What's the solution?

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It's sad that pollution is taking over todays world. People who are tourists cant even take a picture with the worlds real environment. Faking the scenary is almost as pathetic as people not recycling in general. Instead of taking time to fake scenary to look good people should start taking care of their surroundings.

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Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 23, 11:16 AM

This picture alone is worth a thousand words, I mean how bad does the pollution have to be that there are actually stands with what the skyline should look like as opposed to the poluted REAL skyline behind it. This is insane that this is an actual exhibit. Thats like putting a cardboard cut out of the Effile Tower or Big Ben and saying it is the same thing, when next to eachother their is a real clear difference.  It has me thinking is this what we all will have to resort to when pollution and other drastic changes happen, to recreate an image?

Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 3, 3:38 PM

This is just wrong in so many ways. Instead of acknowledging that there is a serious problem causing untold health problems for the population of Hong Kong, they just put up a pretty picture to distract everyone. How is that going to help the city?

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 6:29 PM

This is cool. Why not take a fake picture of the beautiful background? Maybe because the background is actually filled with so much smog you can barely see it.

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Unnatural Landscapes

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In a world where photoshop has made the unreal seem ordinary, these unearthly seemingly landscapes might seem likely fakes.  The world can be that extraordinary.  Pictured above is the "Door to Hell" in Turkmenistan.  Rich with natural gas, Soviets were drilling in 1971 when the drilling rig collapsed and left a huge (230 feet wide) hole.  In an attempt to stop gas leaks they hoped a fire would burn off any discharge, but it is still burning today.  Enjoy this gallery of 25 'unnatural' images.   


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Some of the best looking images I have ever seen! The picture I found most facinating was the "Door To Hell". The Door to Hell is filled with natural gas. "In an attempt to stop gas leaks they hoped a fire would burn off any discharge, but it is still burning today." The fire started in 1971 and it is still burning today!? CRAZY

 

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Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 7:05 AM

Sometimes you really can't tell whether a picture is real or not. How do landscapes like this form on their own? In this particular picture, the cause of a drilling rig has left a giant hole. The fire is still burning and has left the world to see a beautiful, unnatural landscape.

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This Is What It's Like to Be a Muslim in Boston Right Now

This Is What It's Like to Be a Muslim in Boston Right Now | All Around Da World | Scoop.it
When Anum Hussain heard about the Boston Marathon bombing, she immediately panicked, worried that the culprits would be like her. The 22-year-old Muslim was in the offices of Hubspot, the Cambridge marketing-software company she works for.

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Terrorism is a huge problem in our Country today. I'm not trying to racist saying this but I feel like they do it to themselves. Coming into our country and terrorizing our nation thats okay? Yes not every Muslim is a terrorist im not saying that but you never know if they are or not. Since 911 we cant trust anyone, and theres a reason for that. I understand that they should not have to feel any different then the average American but the past is what we all dwell on.

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Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, September 10, 2013 7:35 AM

A Muslim friend of mine went through hell in high school, and was often called a terrorist.  People used to knock his books over in the hallways and took his religious cap from him.  They would talk behind his back, mock his holy garb, and blame him for events such as the bombing of the twin towers on 9/11/01, which was ridiculous because he was not even a teenager at the time that event happened.  He shall remain nameless for purposes of respect and privacy, but this allusion is in order to establish my opinion that if people had gotten to know more Muslims at a younger age, as I have in this case, they would not associate Muslims with terrorism in their first impressions with these people.  My friend is a kind, musically inclined, and peaceful artist, and I am open to believing that these qualities reflect more accurately what Muslims are about, at least to me, than the negative connotations of dangerous radicals within that religious sect.  It seems the media's portrayal of the truth is more important than the truth itself to many people, for it is weighted with shining gold credibility spoken through shiny white teeth on an HDTV screen in high resolution... not from upset protests by bearded, turban-clad Muslims, however innocent they may actually be. The Muslims that have wonderful qualities have been overshadowed not by the dangerous radicals, but by the extreme portrayals and labelings from the media.

Courtney Burns's curator insight, November 20, 2013 12:33 PM

Being from around the area and listening and watching the tv during the boston bombings all I really thought about was how the city and families were effected by the tragic event. However I never really thought about how it impacted muslim people in the area. For people to put a blame on all muslim people is not right. We are not all the same, which means not all muslims are the same. Some muslims have lived their whole lives in the US and for people to catogorize them all as terrorists isn't right. All people should be treated them same way. It is sad to read the article and think that some muslims in Boston walk around in fear of being beat up or killed just because of their culture. The bombings effected an entire city and muslim people people should be able to mourn with the rest of the city. They grew up there just like we did. So what makes them so different from me and you? Not all muslims are killers like the two boys from the bombings. It is really sad to me that they have to live their lives in fear everyday in a place that they call home, just because of their culture. No one deserves to live like that. I can't even imagine how difficult it is for muslim people in Boston. 

Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 29, 7:19 AM

Some are saying that racism doesnt exist anymore but it does. Muslims still live in fear that they are being judged everyday because some Americans generalize Muslims with terrorism

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Let elderly people 'hurry up and die', says Japanese minister

Let elderly people 'hurry up and die', says Japanese minister | All Around Da World | Scoop.it
Taro Aso says he would refuse end-of-life care and would 'feel bad' knowing treatment was paid for by government

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Its clear that Japan is overpopulating. People are living long lives in a big country like Japan and people just keep reproducing. The Japense  minister in my opion is very wrong here. A minister should never wish deaths upon his people.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 24, 2013 4:29 AM

It's no secret that Japan's population is aging and can not replace itself.  Since it is not a destination country for migrants, this is going to have serious economic ramifications as the percentage of the Japanese population over 60 is expected to rise above 40% over the course of this next generation.  Given the harsh statements by the new Japanese finance minister, it's a huge political concern (although a difficult one mention in campaigns).  Some have already questioned Japan's ability to survive this demographic implosion as adult diapers are now a bigger moneymaker in Japan than children's diapers.

 

Tags: Japan, declining population, economic, population, demographics, unit 2 population, East Asia.

Greg Hill's curator insight, January 29, 2013 10:17 PM

Tell us how you really feel

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, April 10, 8:11 AM

As populations age and the younger generations have less children the burden of government to provide care for the elderly becomes a big issue.  In countries where the government pays for their health care this will only become a bigger issue.  When the needs of the old and the needs of the young become a conflict what is a country to do?  These issues will only increase as the birth rates of developed countries declines.  

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Qatar defends 2022 World Cup project amid migrant worker abuse claims

Qatar defends 2022 World Cup project amid migrant worker abuse claims | All Around Da World | Scoop.it
Qatar, 2022 FIFA World Cup host, is embroiled in controversy over the treatment of the huge migrant labor force within its borders.
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Qatar is going to be hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Does Qatar really deserve the honor to host the World Cup? Directly from the article "The "slave state" claim came as Sharan Burrow, secretary general of the International Trade Union Confederation, warned that if current trends continue an estimated 4,000 migrant workers may die in Qatar as they toil on construction projects in the run-up to the World Cup." Knowing that many may die in the process of the project, should they be ripped of the World Cup?

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In Pictures: The best images from around the world. September 24, 2013 - The National

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In Pictures: The best images from around the world. September 24, 2013 The National Activists from state-run Anganwadi groups wait to participate in a protest rally against the government in Mumbai.
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Mind Blowing.
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HIV infection figures tumbling around the world - New Scientist

HIV infection figures tumbling around the world - New Scientist | All Around Da World | Scoop.it
HIV infection figures tumbling around the world New Scientist New infections overall have tumbled by a third over the same period. Death rates are falling too, from a peak of 2.3 million in 2005 to 1.6 million last year.
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I would think it would rise rather than fall but hey whose complaining!
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France backs US on Syria action

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French President Francois Hollande says a vote by UK MPs vote blocking involvement in military action against Syria has not changed France's resolve.

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@NewDayStarts's curator insight, August 30, 2013 3:16 AM

French President Francois Hollande says a vote by UK MPs vote blocking involvement in military action against Syria has not changed France's resolve.

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Syrian crisis: Keeping up with key developments

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President Obama says Russia's plan for Syria to hand over its chemical arsenal to international control could avert American strikes "if it's real."
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This is not good..

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25 Photos of Sports Stadiums from around the World

25 Photos of Sports Stadiums from around the World | All Around Da World | Scoop.it

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The architecture is amazing in some of these stadiums.

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As coast erodes, names wiped off the map

As coast erodes, names wiped off the map | All Around Da World | Scoop.it
For decades, south Louisiana residents have watched coastal landmarks disappear as erosion worsened and the Gulf of Mexico marched steadily inward.

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I find it quite facinating how the world changes. Some of the worlds most beautiful things may not be here 30 years from now. It is quite humbling that things that man builds can be taken away by Mother Nature. As the years pass the memories made will be vanished by the environment.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 9, 2013 11:54 AM

Just because you've mapped a physical land feature, it doesn't mean it will stay that way forever.  This is a reminder that the Earth and it's cultural and physical landscapes are constantly changing. 


Tagsmapping, erosion, landscape. 

Sylvain Rotillon's comment, May 9, 2013 11:57 AM
The eprverse effect of maps is that they give the false idea that our physical world is steady. It's the case as we see here for coastal environments, but also for rivers.
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Crack Shack or Mansion?

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Can you tell a Vancouver mansion from a crack shack?

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This I found to be very interesting. To me it was very sterotypical and much harder than I thought it would be. I figured it would be easy to depict a Mansion from a Crack Shack, but I guess I was wrong. Different areas different lifestyles.

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Adnan Mahemad Feel's curator insight, June 10, 2013 5:07 PM

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Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, November 20, 2013 1:31 PM


In this world any house can be held as a drug location. in the neighbor I live there was a house that broken into by the cops in which they found hundreds of pounds of drugs and none of the neighbors knew. We thought it was an abandoned home. a crack shack or mansion it is difficult to determine if it is or not.

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, January 25, 6:55 AM

A fairly funny game that makes fun of the astronomical real estate prices in Vancouver, BC. I actually wasn't incredibly surprised as I've watched some HGTV. Since many of the shows are Canadian imports the extremely high priced homes in Vancouver and Toronto are often featured.

 

I guessed 10/16. The game should branch out to Toronto, we might've caught a glimpse of Rob Ford.

 

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Ramen To The Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger

Ramen To The Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger | All Around Da World | Scoop.it
The supercheap and palatable noodles help low-wage workers around the world get by, anthropologists argue in a new book. And rather than lament the ascendance of this highly processed food, they argue we should try to make it more nutritious.

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It's safe to say Ramen is saving lives. A food product such as Ramen is so cheap and affordable to use to help fight World Hunger. Ramen helps all low-wage workers around the world to get me, I mean hey it even helps us college students. Cheap meals for the dorms and cheap meals for the poor.

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Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 9:10 AM

Its pretty crazy to think something as simple as ramen noodles can help feed billions of people. in the western world iramen is the butt currently for running jokes about poor college kids, i never thought it would have this impact. I can now say that ramen is a nessicty in some areas. Who cares about the slight health affects because if some of this people didnt have ramen they would already be dead from starvation. 

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:32 PM

I think everyone has had ramen noodles at some point in there life. I do enjoy ramen noodles here and there but couldn't eat it daily. I have found in some of my cookbooks they use ramen noodles in their recipes. It is mostly the quick and easy recipes.  if we are the 6th highest country that purchases ramen noodles I am convinced everyone eats it. 

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 26, 12:12 PM

I am sure almost every person in this country has eaten instant noodles at one point in their life. Due to the fact they are very cheap and enjoyable. Today, many impoverished people all over the world eat these instant noodles, as they are economical. Although they are not a nutritious, they can temporarily relieve people’s hunger.

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How To Say 'Beer' Everywhere In Europe

How To Say 'Beer' Everywhere In Europe | All Around Da World | Scoop.it

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I really find it interesting how such a popular beverage is said from place to place in one area. Depending on where you live in one country or continent can change how something is said. Me living in the Eastern part of the United states we could Beer, beer. Compared to Europe calling "Beer" ale, pivo, cervesa, etc. Its facinating how depending on one's culture such a popular thing can be changed.

 

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Bike Lanes


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I find this to be very true. I have gone to big cities such as Boston and New York and it is always chaotic. I find that there is always terrible parking in the big cities. Also it seems very dangerous for the average civilian trying to get to his or her job on a daily basis. Me not being from around the area found it difficult to navigate.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 4, 2013 5:30 AM

In a busy city like New York, there are never enough places for parking and lanes for traffic.  There is simply not enough space for the flow to be smooth and efficient.  Cyclists that attempt to assert their right to the street are often times referred to as cyclist activists or hipsters as though their activism or cultural differences makes them synonymous with an extremism that  is more easy to dismiss.  Many hold views that privilege a motorists right to space in the city above that of a cyclist.  I saw this tweet by a NYC cycling organization that referred to "activist drivers" who park in the bike lane as attempting to create a "guerrilla can lane."  They used the terms and language used against them and superimposed it on the larger motorist community which sees itself as having a more natural right to all space in the city.  This video embedded above is an excellent spoof and highlights the dangers of being a cyclist in a motorist-centric world.

    

Tags: transportation, cycling, urban, planning, territoriality, space.

Sofia Speranza's curator insight, October 10, 2013 11:10 AM

BIKERS. be aware of dangers on the street path

Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 12, 2013 9:45 AM

Bikers in New York City should know better not to ride their bikes around the streets because it is so busy and the traffic can be difficult. I know people use bikes to commute to work or school but this is New Yorks job to create more bike paths for people who want to use their bikes to commute. This will be safer for people to ride their bikes whenever they want. 

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Sports nutrition broadens its appeal

Sports nutrition broadens its appeal | All Around Da World | Scoop.it

In the last five years, the sports nutrition sector has averaged 7 percent value growth, outperforming all other categories of consumer health globally. U.S. sports nutrition beverages grew at 15 percent in 2012, with 2013 growth projected at 14 percent.

 

Demand from everyday consumers is now driving the sports nutrition category toward convenient formats, a greater emphasis on general fitness and health positioning, and greater accessibility in grocery stores.


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Sports Nutrion is very important to all athletes around the world.

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Building a World Cup Stadium in the Amazon - New York Times

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Building a World Cup Stadium in the Amazon New York Times MANAUS, Brazil — The most challenging aspect of building a World Cup soccer stadium in the middle of the Amazon is debatable.
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Topsy: You Can Now Search for Any Tweet in History

Topsy: You Can Now Search for Any Tweet in History | All Around Da World | Scoop.it
Search for any tweet in history -- all 425 billion tweets, videos, images, blog posts and location pins dating back to Jack Dorsey's first tweet in 2006.

 

On Wednesday, Topsy took it a step further by opening up an archive of Twitter's entire history to the public — more than 425 billion tweets, videos, images, blog posts and location pins dating back to founder Jack Dorsey's first tweet in 2006, Topsy CEO Duncan Greatwood said in a release. Topsy's archive previously dated back to 2010, when it first partnered with Twitter.

 

Read More: http://mashable.com/2013/09/04/search-tweet-history/

 

Topsy: http://topsy.com/


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9Dotstrategies's curator insight, September 5, 2013 7:13 PM

You can now view who Tweet your posts or mention your Twitter name with Topsy.

 

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Just remember, if it is put in digital (e form), it always will remain and people can see it.
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www.piculous.com- Amazing Pictures Around The World !» Blog Archive » Rare sea animals

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So weird...

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World Cup 2010 - Top 10 goals ~HD~

Made by Rico Emmink World Cup 2010 - Top 10 goals ~HD~ The 10 best goals from the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South - Africa (My 10 best goals) Music: Shakira - W...
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National Geographic Found

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"FOUND is a curated collection of photography from the National Geographic archives. In honor of our 125th anniversary, we are showcasing photographs that reveal cultures and moments of the past. Many of these photos have never been published and are rarely seen by the public.  We hope to bring new life to these images by sharing them with audiences far and wide. Their beauty has been lost to the outside world for years and many of the images are missing their original date or location."


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Very Nice Photography.

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elianna sosa paulino's curator insight, September 10, 2013 7:27 AM

I think that is a manigficient photo i can't believe that these phoos nev been published and also missing their original location.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, September 10, 2013 7:31 AM

These pictures are awesome. It would be nice to know the locations of some of the pictures to compare them to images now.

 

Jonathan Lemay's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:05 AM

this is amazing!