Category Archives: History

Memorial Day and memories sparked by the movie Battleship

(This is a repost from 2012 with some editing) Today is Memorial Day;  a day when we here in the states honor and remember those men and women who have served in the various branches of the military and ultimately … Continue reading

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Chinatown – The Bloody Angle

Deep in the heart of Chinatown lies a street with a very violent history which has garnered it the nickname of The Bloody Angle; the deadliest street in American history.  Doyers Street is a very short and narrow street bent … Continue reading

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2018 – It was a year!

The sands of time are winding down and old man 2018 is getting ready to shuffle off to make room for the new baby 2019.  I didn’t get to meet any of you fellow bloggers this year as I have in … Continue reading

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St. Andrew’s Day

Next to St. Andrews Bay and the North Sea in St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland lies the remains of the cathedral of St. Andrew, St. Andrews Cathedral.  It was built in 1158 and became the center of the medieval Catholic Church … Continue reading

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Meanwhile on the A855 – Isle of Skye

At the very top of the Isle of Skye and heading towards the Duntulum castle ruins was some beautiful old scenery and a lot of sheep with bits of them scattered about -watch where ye step! The land flows downward … Continue reading

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Sligachan Bridge and not checking my coordinates

Before heading off to Scotland I researched every place I wanted to visit and every thing I wanted to photograph.  So when we arrived on the Isle of Skye I was ready – or so I thought.  I let my … Continue reading

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The doors of Saint Giles Cathedral

Doors are fascinating.  They keep things out and they keep things in.  They can be welcoming or they tell you to stay away.  They can be cookie cutter in appearance or they can display a unique personality or at least … Continue reading

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Corgarff Castle – Scotland

I thought I only had one more castle to share here when I noticed something on my Instagram feed.  “Wait a minute!” I exclaimed looking at the photo and then I scrolled through my files to find the formerly unidentified … Continue reading

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Crathes Castle and Gardens

Crathes Castle is a 16th century tower house with beautiful walled gardens containing yew hedges planted as early as 1702.  I went inside of this castle for a moment and saw the amazing ceilings and oak everywhere.  But it was … Continue reading

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Castle Fraser

Castle Fraser – with a core that dates possibly back to the 1450’s –  is one of Scotland’s largest tower houses with quite a few things inside to see including going up to the top of the round tower for … Continue reading

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