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Old May 27th, 2008, 03:41 AM   #181
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They are called Georgian in the US too. Some of the New Castle buildings are Adam. I think Federal and Adam might be the same. Georgian and Adam styles are very similar, generally the ones with the semi circular fanlight above the doorway are Adam and the ones with the little rectangular windows above the door are Georgian.
They might be called "Georgian" in the US nowadays, but after the American Revolution, the reference to King George was verboten. It wasn't til the end of the 1800's that the style slowly started to sneak back into the US (because this Palladian inspired style is just too beautiful to keep out forever), and I believe it was called "Colonial", or "Federal". Also, blatantly British influenced High Victorian architecture was frowned upon in the US as well. That is why much of the early to mid century Victorians in Toronto varies slightly from their counterparts across the border. Our Legislature in Toronto is built in an American version of Romanesque revival, and was different from the version we were used to here. Adam's buildings were more toward the early/mid part of Georgian, which ran from 1720-1840. Here is a wee blurb about it from Wikipedia: link:
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"In the mainstream of Georgian style were both Palladian architecture— and its whimsical alternatives, Gothic and Chinoiserie, which were the English-speaking world's equivalent of European Rococo. From the mid-1760s a range of Neoclassical modes were fashionable, associated with the British architects Robert Adam, James Gibbs, Sir William Chambers, James Wyatt, Henry Holland and Sir John Soane. Greek Revival was added to the design repertory, after about 1800. See also: Adam style, Georgian Dublin".
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Old May 27th, 2008, 03:50 AM   #182
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Since today is Memorial Day, here are some picture of the birthplace of Memorial Day: Waterloo, New York.









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Old May 27th, 2008, 04:03 AM   #183
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The second picture has cute little Italianate Victorians!

Happy Memorial Day to all our American Friends!!


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Old May 29th, 2008, 09:59 PM   #184
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Old May 30th, 2008, 06:05 PM   #185
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The skyline of Ocean City, Maryland

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Old June 11th, 2008, 07:33 PM   #186
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It's been a while since I posted some pictures.


Last year, I went to the Hagley Museum, the museum just outside of Wilmington that maintains the site of the original DuPont blackpowder yards of the 1800s. I go once or twice a year now to look around and take a few pictures. While walking along the grounds this day, I decided to follow a little trail that was not marked and was not really open to the public. The trail went up a hill and into the woods, and dead-ended at a pile of dirst that crews had left for landscaping purposes. Near the dead end, however, were the foundations of some houses or something. Here are the pictures of these foundations.












I am almost done with a decent tour of Citizens Bank Park, that will be next.
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Old June 12th, 2008, 06:37 PM   #187
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Citizens Bank Park is the home of the Philadelphia Phillies. Built in time for the 2004 season, it is considered to be one of the best stadiums in all of baseball. While many teams have gone with retro ballparks, which are better than the multi-purpose stadiums of the 1960s and 1970s, the retro ballparks are becoming cookie-cutter stadiums, much like the multi-purpose stadiums that they replaced. Too many gimmicks are seen as fake or unoriginal. While some gimmicks work and will always be looked at favorably (such as the warehouse beyond Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, or the warehouse incorporated into the stadium in San Diego, or the cove beyond the stadium in San Francisco), some just don't seem right (like the hill that's in play in Houston). The Phillies wanted to avoid as many gimmicks as possible, since most gimmicks will become eyesores or embarrassments 20 or 30 years down the road. Instead, the Phillies concentrated on the game of baseball itself, and i simply providing the best environment to watch a game in the major leagues. All seats are laid out to provide direct, unobstructed views of the battle between the pitcher and the batter. The main restaurants are in Ashburn Alley, in the outfield, and people looking to have as much fun drinking beers as they would watching the game re given plenty of room to stand around and hang out with friends, without distracting people sitting in any seats. Accessories that are now almost considered necessary in stadiums, like kid zones, are put in corners, so that people who want to watch the game don't even have to catch a glimpse of these areas unless they decide to leave their seats and walk around the concourses. As a result of these things, many people feel that Citizens Bank Park has the best chance of any of the newer stadiums of staying in the public's favor as the decades go on.

One of the best things about baseball stadiums is when something is unique because the team could not avoid a problem, or they did not know about a situation. In the case of Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies organization wanted to have a neutral stadium; in other words, the stadium would not be favorable towards either pitchers or hitters. In order to accomplish this, the Phillies used almost the exact same dimensions as they had used at Veterans Stadium. Veterans Stadium, while considered a dump, was known as being one of the "fairest" stadiums in the league. It made sense to simply replicate the Vet. However, the Phillies could not have predicted the winds in the stadium, no matter how many computers gave projections. The winds in the ballpark tend to be stale, and so the ball carries. As a result, Citizens Bank Park is arguably the second-best hitters park in the majors, after only thin-air Coors Field in Denver. The Phillies have tried bringing down the number of home runs by moving the left field wall back abour 20 feet, but balls still carry out very easily.

When Veterans Stadium closed, many Philly fans tried to come up with nicknames for Citizens Bank Park and Lincoln Financial Field. Veterans Stadium had been known as "the Vet", which rolled off of the tongue. Lincoln Financial Field quickly became known as "the Linc", which was also easy to say, but nothing really worked for Citizens Bank Park. Slowly, Citizens Bank Park began being referred to as simply "the ballpark". The nickname has stuck.


Today will be the first of four or five installments showing Citizens Bank Park. These pictures were taken over the last four years. Today's theme is scenes from around the stadium.


STADIUM SCENES


A classic view of Citizens Bank Park.



The view from above the Phillies dugout.



The sun can get in your eyes for a short time if you're sitting in the upper deck, first base line.



Action from the right field seats.



Every seat was designed to give patrons the best view possible.



The ballpark from the left-center field seats.



Action from left-center field.



The right field seats. The lower section of the right field stands are notorious for being especially verbally abusive to opposing team rightfielders.



From the first base line, there is a clear view of the scoreboard.



From the upper deck, third base line.



Action from the upper deck on the third base line.



As is baseball custom, the winning team shakes hands at the end of the game. The Phillies won this particular night.



Ashburn Alley, the area of the stadium where restaurants and shops line the concourse. This area is popular as the standing-room-only area, and tables provide areas for people to put their beers while watching the game. On the left is the wall of Philadelphia baseball history, and the bullpens. The rooftop bleacher seats are on the right.



Looking down on Ashburn Alley, located in the outfield.



Walking through Ashburn Alley.



The view from Ahburn Alley, where many people gravitate towards tables and drink beers, is generally a nice view.



Restaurants in Ashburn Alley.



When looking at the stadium from Ashburn Alley, the multiple levels give the ballpark a much bigger feel. While many stadiums have only three, or, in some cases, two, levels, Citizens Bank Park technically has four levels. This keeps the ballpark from feelign too intimate, and somewhat small.



Action from Ashburn Alley.



Street signs mimicking the street signs of Philadelphia mark the edges of Ashburn Alley. Replacing the block numbers on real street signs are Richie Ashburn's career statistics.



Action from the left field stands.



Like in other sports, the Philly crowd is generally considered to be one of the loudest, most passionate, and most knowledgeable crowds. Here, in this picture, Ryan Howard has just connected for a game-tying home run in the 8th inning. Phillies fans leapt in the air the split-second the ball left his bat, and they knew that it was out. Even the opposing team didn't react as quickly.



Action from the concourse near the left field foul pole.



Action from the third base line.



Ashburn Alley and the skyline from the first base line.



The view of Ashburn Alley, the neon liberty bell, and the right field seats.




Up next: Phillies culture
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PHILLIES CULTURE


The Phillie Phanatic is considered to be the best mascot in sports. His antics have entertained millions since the 1970s. Here, the Phanatic fires hot dogs into the stands.



One of the Phanatic's antics is to stare down the opposing pitcher before his wind-up. He also like to throw a hex on the opposing pitchers.



Here, the Phillie Phanatic steals cotton candy from a vendor and throws them into the crowd.



Game action, with the Phillie Phanatic leading cheers from the top of the dugout.



The Phillie Phanatic sometimes whips around on his ATV between innings and dances for the crowd, or teases opposing players and umpires.



Whenever a Phillies player hits a home run, the bell in the outfield lights up and sways back and forth.







The bell also rings at the end of any game in which the Phillies win.



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VIEWS


Citizens Bank Park from Pattison Avenue.



Citizens Bank Park at the third base line entrance.



The Philadelphia skyline from the outfield concourse.



The skyline with the familiar Phillies sign.



Philadelphia skyline can be seen from the stadium, beyond Ashburn Alley. The retired numbers can be seen on the wall in the foreground.



The Philadelphia skyline from the outfield concourse.



The third base entrance to Citizens Bank Park at night.



The ballpark from the site of the old Veterans Stadium.




Up next: Wide-angle pictures.
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Old June 16th, 2008, 04:16 AM   #190
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WIDE ANGLE SCENES


Ashburn Alley.



Philadelphia skyline in the Summer of 2007, with the Comcast Center nearing completion at the time. The now-signature Phillies sign is on the right.



A closer look at the Philadelphia skyline.



Dontrelle Willis pitching to Ryan Howard.



A look at Lincoln Financial Field across the street, home of the Philadelphia Eagles.



The Philadelphia skyline from an outfield stairwell.

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To conclude the little tour of Citizens Bank Park, here is a panorama.

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I was at a ball game yesterday, too!
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Awesome pics, mate!
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My dad grew up in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, and until my Grandpa died in 2002, we would drive up as a family and visit my grandparents on day trips. I went up to Pine Grove in 2006 for the first time since my Grandpa died, and stopped at the Appalachian Trail. The Trail is along Blue Mountain, which is just a couple miles from Pine Grove. Even though we crossed the Appalachian Trail several times, we never walked on it, and we only stopped once in my 20 years of going up to enjoy the view.


































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Great photos. The Philadelphia skyline looks cool from a distance and the Appalachian Mountanis area looks nice too!
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Great photos. The Philadelphia skyline looks cool from a distance and the Appalachian Mountanis area looks nice too!
Thanks. The Philadelphia skyline has a very symetrical look to it, which makes it look good from a distance. And, Pennsylvania scenery is always great.
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Some pictures of Toronto's Financial District.












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Just south of Las Cruces, New Mexico, along I-10. This is from 35,000 feet up. My measurements have the "PECANS" word at 450 yards, which is 1,350 feet (411 meters).

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LOL! How did they do that Eat Pecans sign?
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LOL! How did they do that Eat Pecans sign?
I'm not too sure, but I looked at it with aerial images online, and it looks like it might be made of rocks.
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