Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Saturday Picture Show, November 15, 2014

One day a year, at this memorial in Anthem, Arizona, the sun lines up exactly right to illuminate the US Seal on the pavement. That day is November 11 - Veterans Day.
The more I look at this picture of a barn in Norway, the more I like it. What beautiful, yet functional, design!
 To quote from an old Beatles song, "It Won't Be Long Now"!
This recently colorized picture shows the town of Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania, in 1940.  Mauch Chunk and East Mauch Chunk merged in 1953 and changed the town name to Jim Thorpe, PA, in honor of the Native American athlete whose career began 100 miles away in Carlisle, PA. They changed the name to attract tourists to the town where Thorpe never lived, but they did relocate his grave there. I don't know that anything has ever made less sense than this.
And in this picture, we see: a New York firefighter, a member of the best-trained fire department in the world.  And we see the Hudson River, and a window-washer rig, onto which cling two men, 69 stories above the ground.  Of course they are safe now, rescued by the FDNY, which removed the window and brought them inside, hypothermic but otherwise ok.
Don't you just know this pooch is saying, "Hey!  Hold it down out here, will ya?  I work at night!"
If there is anything cooler than a skeleton, it would be a skeleton wearing a top hat while riding a bike.

Sorry if this one is a little blurry, but I was riding in a moving tram at the time I took it.  We were up at Winterthur in Delaware, the giant home of the DuPont family, and the tram takes you on a ride through the grounds of the place.  This bush grows what appears to be lavender-colored blackberries.  Those multibillionaires of the 18th century really knew how to live.

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