Category Archives: HISTORICAL

HIGHLAND MEMORIALS

On this November 11, some images of Scottish war memorials. BRITISH COMMANDO MEMORIAL, SPEAN BRIDGE Memorial to the British Commandos who trained in the Spean Bridge area during WWII.   GLENCOE MASSACRE MEMORIAL, GLENCOE

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COLUMBUS DAY

Happy Columbus Day! COLUMBUS MONUMENT, PORT VELL, BARCELONA Monument erected at the foot of La Rambla to commemorate Columbus’s meeting with King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in Barcelona after his journey to the Americas.

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SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO

Hurricane Maria has hit San Juan, Puerto Rico. Power may be out in some sectors for months.  Below are some images from my visit last November. ARRIVAL IN SAN JUAN APPROACH OF A STORM SAN JUAN FORT AS SEEN FROM … Continue reading

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POINT ABINO LIGHTHOUSE PHOTO EXHIBITION

 One of my panels has been selected by the Fort Erie Museum and Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee for inclusion in their photo exhibit to be held in the atrium of the Town Hall from 11-13 August . The exhibit celebrates … Continue reading

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DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE

 Denali National Park and Preserve encompasses 6 million acres of Alaska’s interior wilderness. Its centerpiece is 20,310-ft.-high Denali, North America’s tallest peak. With terrain of tundra, spruce forest and glaciers, the park is home to wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, … Continue reading

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ALYESKA

This year the Alaska pipeline celebrates its 40th birthday.  The project started in 1977 and cost $ 8 billion to complete in then year dollars. This engineering marvel snakes its way from Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope all the … Continue reading

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MARLBOROUGH HOUSE, PALL MALL, LONDON

Today, April 12, is the Duke of Edinburgh’s  President’s Council Forum to be held at Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London. Marlborough House is almost 300 years old and has the status of a Royal Palace. It has been occupied over … Continue reading

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LONDON TERROR ATTACK

Sad news out of London this morning as a terrorist attack has been carried out on Westminster Bridge and the Palace of Westminster.  Oddly enough I woke up last night and read a couple of chapters of Ben Judah’s raw, … Continue reading

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HMCS ATHABASKAN FAREWELL

From a recent report in the National Post. I spent a couple of winters in the Davie Shipyard as a civilian Combat Systems Engineer putting Athabaskan and her sister ship Algonquin together  down in dim, cold grimy spaces below decks … Continue reading

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CHURCHES OF EL BIERZO AND GALICIA

 Faith moves mountains and Spain has been a devoutly Catholic country for centuries. This could have been on the minds of the of the first pilgrims on their way to Santiago, a religious act,  which would end with their being … Continue reading

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