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Old January 27th, 2008, 10:46 PM   #41
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I did a phototour of the Wilmington neighborhoods of Brandywine Village and East Brandywine last year, which I posted in early November. Here are the tours of these two neighborhoods.

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Brandywine Village is a neighborhood located on the north side of the Brandywine River, and it's center is where Market Street, Race Street, 18th Street, and Glen Avenue all intersect, near the Market Street Bridge and the Brandywine River.

Brandywine Village was originally separate from the city of Wilmington from it's settlement and first mill run in 1762 to 1869, when it was annexed into Wilmington. Brandywine Village has a rich milling history, and millers picked this site because it was where the Brandywine River stopped flowing downhill and became a tidal river. This allowed millers to not only take advantage of the water flowing downstream for their mills, but could also take advantage of of the tidal area that allowed for ships to sail up the Brandywine (via the Christina River) right up next to the mills. At it's height, Brandywine Village had a dozen mills lined up along the river, producing flour, grain, and textiles. Eventually, steam replaced water as a source of power, but industries stayed in the neighborhood well into the 20th century.




Looking up the Brandywine River at Brandywine Park from the Market Street Bridge.



Looking up Market Street from the Market Street Bridge. The Lea-Derickson House, built in 1770 and once a place where George Washington stayed, in the first house after you cross over the bridge.



Looking up Market Street from the Market Street Bridge.



18th century stone houses on Market Street dating back to when Brandywine Village was an independent settlement.



Historic houses on Market Street. The house on the left was built in 1770 and is known as the Joseph Tatnall House, and the house on the right was built in 1850 and is known as the Edward Tatnall House.



Artifacts found underground behind the Tatnall House when the house was being converted to senior living.



More historic stone houses on Market Street. The house on the left was built in 1800 and was the home of William Lea, who ran a mill firm along the river. The house on the right was also built in 1800 and was the home of Willam Smith, a shoemaker who provided leather products to the Brandywine Village mills. The attechment that connects the two was built in the last few years, and was previously the location of a Victorian house destroyed in the 1960's. The two houses and attachment are now the home of the Wilmington Senior Center.



The Superfine Lane Condominiums, on Superfine Lane and Race Street, on the Brandywine River. The Superfine condos were built in 1984 and incorporated the foundations of the old William Lea & Sons flour mill, which produced superfine flour. The Tatnall family had mills where the condo building in the background is located.



A building on Race Street left over from the William Lea & Sons flour mill. The building was built in 1840 and was used for sifting the flour.



The building on the right was built in 1990 for commercial use and was meant to look like it had existed for 150 years. It is located on Race Street next to the flour sifting building from 1840.



Brandywine Village Park, a pocket park located between Market, Race, & 19th Streets.



The Wilmington skyline from Brandywine Mills Park.



Brandywine Academy is located on Vandever Avenue and is the one of the oldest buildings in Brandywine Village. The structure dates back to 1798 and has been used as a school for Brandywine Hundred, a sunday school for mill workers' children, and a polling place.



Old wooden rowhouses on Buena Vista Street. These rowhouses date back to the 1870's and were the homes of mill workers.



Crack houses on 22nd Street at Lamotte Street, the most dangerous intersection in Wilmington.



The Wilmington Job Corps Center on Vandever Avenue. The building was built on an old factory site in 2004 and offers vocational training and GED education.



Rowhouses on Palmers Row, with the skyline in the background.



Faith Memorial Baptist Church at 22nd & Market Streets.



Businesses on Market Street. The Dr. Simon Miller House, built in 1775, is on the left.



The Cathedral Church of St. John, the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware, at Concord Avenue & Market Street.



Businesses and empty buildings on Market Street near Concord Avenue.



Rowhouses on 20th Street.



Rowhouses on 22nd Street.



Duplexes on West Street.



Rowhouses on 18th Street.



Rowhomes on Tatnall Street.





East Brandywine is a neighborhoods east of King Street, Market Street, and Center City. The neighborhood is sometimes called the Upper East Side, or is sometimes lumped in with the East Side neighborhood to the south. East Brandywine has historically been a lower class area. The neighborhood was a slum in the 1800's, and was home mainly to the workers to had jobs at the shipbuilding yards along the Christina River. In the late 1800's, immigrants settled in the area and in the East Side to the south. Blacks also moved in to this area, especially in the early 20th century. The neighborhood, along with the East Side, became more predominantly Black as immigrants moved to neighborhoods on the West Side of Wilmington.




The Wilmington Water Department Pumping Station, at 16th & Market Streets. The building was built in 1934 and was destroyed this past Summer to make way for other uses of the land.



The Wilmington Water Department Pumping Station along the Brandywine River.



St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church on Market Street at 15th Street. St. Patrick's is the last parish in the Diocese of Wilmington to offer Latin Masses on a regular basis.



St. Patrick's Convent on 14th Street at French Street. The convent was built in 1927 and now functions as a general parish center.



St. Patrick's School on 14th Street is on the right. The school was built in 1895.



Rowhouses on French Street.



Rowhouses on 13th Street.



Howard High School of Technology, built in 1928 on Poplar Street and named after general Oliver Otis Howard. Howard is one of the more important schools in Black history in the region and even the nation. The school was the first secondary school for Blacks in the state of Delaware, set up in 1867. Howard High School was one of the 5 schools nationwide that was the subject of the 1954 "Brown vs. Board of Education" case that overturned the "separate but equal" clause and mandated desegregation. Previously, Blacks were bused to all-Black Howard High School, and could not attend all-White Claymont High School in nearby Claymont. This site is also famous because it was built on a set of rowhouses, one of which was the birthplace and home of Clifford Brown, considered to be one of the best jazz trumpters to live and one of the most influential people in jazz.



Rowhouses on Poplar Street, also called Clifford Brown Walk, at 12th Street.



Rowhomes on tiny Kennebec Street.



The Brandywine River Ballroom, housed in an old warehouse along the Brandywine River.



The skyline from Edwina B Kruse Children's Park at 14th & Poplar Streets.



Looking up the Brandywine River from the Pine Street Bridge. The Superfine Condos, built in the 1980's on old mill sites, are in the center.



Old industries along the Brandywine River at Jessup Street.



The Wilmington skyline from the Pine Street Bridge.

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Toronto's Financial District is the banking center of the city, and the section of Toronto with the largest skyscrapers. The intersection of Bay & King Streets is the epicenter of the financial industry of Canada. This intersection was once known as Mint Corner, after the four major banks located at the intersection: the Bank of Montreal, the Imperial Bank, the Bank of Nova Scotia, and the Toronto-Dominion Bank.


Front, University, and York Streets near Union Station.



Union Station on Front Street. Union Station was opened in 1927 and was utilized by the Canadian Pacific and Grand Trunk Railways.



The CN Tower peeks out from behind Union Station.



The Fairmount Royal York, opened in 1929. Originally called the Royal York Hotel, it was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway, which operated at Union Station across the street. The Royal York Hotel was the tallest building in Toronto and in the British Empire until the Canadian Bank of Commerce was built a couple blocks north in 1930.



Looking up Bay Street from Front Street at Old City Hall.



The Hockey Hall of Fame, located at the corner of Front and Yonge Streets.



The Hockey Hall of Fame, with the buildings of BCE Place and Commerce Court in the background.



Looking up Yonge Street from Temperance Street. The neon sign for the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre and the One Queen East building are in the center of the picture.



Buildings on Adelaide Street at Grand Opera Lane.



The future site of the Bay-Adelaide Centre at the corner of Bay & Adelaide Streets. The Bay-Adelaide Centre will be a 715 foot (218 m) office building.



The east side of the Bay-Adelaide Centre site from Adelaide Street.



The Bank of Montreal Building, at the Scotia Bank Plaza on Bay Street.



The old Toronto Stock Exchange, now part of the Ernst & Young Tower. Built in 1937, the old building is now the home to the Design Exchange, a museum of design. The Stock Exchange moved out of this building to King & York Streets in 1983.



The Canadian Bank of Commerce, also known as Commerce Court North, located on the Commerce Court plaza and King Street. Commerce Court North was built in 1930 to be the headquarters for the Canadian Bank of Commerce.



Looking up at the buildings surrounding Commerce Court. Commerce Court West is on the left, and was built in 1972 and was the tallest building in Canada upon completion. Commerce Court North is in the middle. 1 King West, one of the slimmest skyscrapers in the world, is on the right.



Looking south down Yonge Street.



The northeast corner of Yonge & King Streets.



The gold windows of Royal Bank Plaza.



107 Wellington Street West, built in 1889 for the Toronto Club. This is the oldest private club building in Ontario. The Cn Tower is in the background.



107 Wellington Street West.

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Great pics! You found some interesting nooks and crannies, and did a lot of research on the buildings along the way! Well done!
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Thanks! It took a while to do that research, especially since I didn't write anything down, but it worked out well in the end. I posted these pictures in a thread back in May or June from my trip to Buffalo (with a day trip to Toronto) back in early April.

I can look back at these pictures and can tell that I am getting influenced by your photography methods. Back then, when I took these pictures, I took in the sights of the city as a whole and as buildings as individuals. Now, I look at these very same pictures and I notice things that you have photographed yourself. For instance, when you did the Commerce Court North building in your "Look Up" section, I knew that I had seen that building twice: in April 2007 when walkign around and in August 2006 when walking around. I then looked at my own picture and took notice of those faces up top, which I hadn't noticed when I originally took the picture. I was looking at the forest instead of the trees, and was trying to capture how Commerce Court is closed off from city streets and from other buildings. Also, I took a picture of the old Toronto Stock Exchange because it was the old stock exchange, but now I look at the picture and see that stone mural, which you photographed before and I recognize from your pictures.
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Millionaire's Row is a neighborhood in Willliamsport, Pennsylvania, along 4th Street. The street was the home to several lumber barons, and at the turn of the 20th century, there were more millionaires per capita in Williamsport than in any other city in the nation because of the booming lumber trade in the surrounding mountains.
















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For those of you that have been checking out this thread so far, what do you think of it?

Is it too random (like my Wilmington-then-Toronto-then-Williamsport posts), or do you like it when it is random? Would you like to see more compilations, like my pictures of NHL arenas? Would you like to see some themes? Or, are the pictures of whatever place that I am in a mood in good enough?

I would like to do some compilations and themes in the near and far future just to make the thread a little more stable. Here are some of my plans:

Compilations

~NFL stadiums
~MLB stadiums
~Courthouses of various states

Themes

~Cities that I drive through or past my my way up to Buffalo, NY, from Delaware
~Cities of Western New York
~Cities of Delaware
~Towns and boroughs of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Do any of these sound especially good? Do any of them sound uninteresting?
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Wing Bowl, a Philadelphia tradition held on the Friday before the Super Bowl, was held this morning at 6 AM. I did not attend this year, but I attended it 2 years ago and 3 years ago. I will elaborate tomorrow, but to sum it up, Wing Bowl is an eating concert that turns into a combination of an Eagles game and Mardi Gras.

Here is a picture of the parking lot at 8 AM, once Wing Bowl had finished, in 2005.



More pictures to come tomorrow.
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No way is it too random!! That is exactly what caught my attention and made me go back to see some things I may have missed. I like the randomness!!
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This is a fantastic thread, and randomness is definitely one factor that makes it so.
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Wing Bowl is a chicken wing eating contest held on the Friday morning before the Super Bowl. The event has grown into one of the bigger "sporting events" in Philadelphia. Wing Bowl is known as one of the rowdiest sporting events in North America, with booze and breasts being all too abundant.

My first Wing Bowl was Wing Bowl 13, held on February 4, 2005. Since the Eagles were in the Super Bowl that weekend against the New England Patriots, the event became the de-facto Eagles pep rally. It also became a good time to curse the Patriots. ESPN.com was in Philadelphia to cover events in the city leading up to the Super Bowl, and covered Wing Bowl. ESPN called Wing Bowl "The worst sporting event EVER" after the spectacles that the reporters saw. The previous years had been just as boorish; in Wing Bowl 12, days before the Patriots were playing the Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl, a contestant from Ohio who was an anti-Philly fan held up placards that indicated the final score of the NFC Championship Game that the Eagles had lost to the Panthers and has sent the Panthers to the Super Bowl. This got the crowd so riled up that projectiles from all corners of the arena rained down on him, forcing him into the fetal position against the boards. Once cornered in the boards, fans climbed the glass and dumped beers on him. Projectiles as large as unopened cans of beer hurtled towards him, and he needed a police escort to the stage.

Here are some of my pictures from Wing Bowl 13. Nudity has been whited out.

We arriving in the parking lot at around 2:30 AM to begin drinking. There were 9 of us in our group, and we brought 3 30-packs and a half-gallon of Jagermeister. We finished all of the alcohol by 4:30 AM, when we made it into the arena. The doors were supposed to open at 5 AM, but crowds started tailgating and getting in line at 7 PM the evening before, and the crowd has swelled to 30,000 by 3 AM, so the doors were opened at 3:30 AM to prevent a riot. At 5:30 AM, when the 21,000-seat Wachovia Center was filled to capacity, the remaining 10- to 15,000 people in line were turned away, which resulted in a small riot. The riot was quelled when strippers pulled up in a limo and took their clothes off, then convinced everyone to go to the strip clubs for a free breakfast.


4:08 AM: Three guys playing hookey from work for the day want me to take a picture for them and then e-mail it to them.



4:27 AM: When you need to go to the bathroom from drinking so much, just take a few steps out of the line and



5:28 AM: preparing the stage and the wings while the crowd rushes in. Some people tried to knock down the glass along the boards.



The crowd was egging on girls all over the arena to flash the crowd.



5:48 AM: The arena fills up.



A fist fight breaks out on the other side of the arena.



The 610 WIP morning crew does their radio show live from Wing Bowl every year.



Another fist fight.



People that pulled an all-nighter usually pass out.



6:32 AM: Making fun of our friend, who had about 10 beers and a quart of Jagermeister.



6:34 AM: Event security pressures some women to flash the crowd.



The Phillie Phanatic makes an appearance.



7:30 AM: The cameras were looking for drunks and people passed out; we tried to get our friend on the Jumbotron.



A woman on the other side of the arena takes off her clothes.



7:48 AM: Another fist fight breaks out.



8:02 AM: El Wingador, the fan favorite, gets ready to make his entrance with his entourage. El Wingador, whose real name is Bill Simmons, is a trucker from South Jersey.



El Wingador makes a procession around the arena.



8:08 AM: The Black Widow is the last to make a procession around the arena, since she is the defending champion. She is greeted with thousands of boos and a few projectiles.



The Lombardi Trophy makes its way around the arena during the National Anthem.



Miss Wing Bowl 12 emerges from the Lombardi Trophy during the National Anthem.



7:20 AM: Commence eating!



Between rounds, Mize was the entertainment. Mize tried to smash as many unopened beer can against his head in 2 minutes as possible.



The final round: the Black Widow versus El Wingador.



El Wingador wins!



Celebration!



Hugs all around for the new champion.



El Wingador's victory speech.



9:38 AM: Carnage in the parking lot.




If you are interested, here is that entire article from ESPN labeling Wing Bowl as "the worst sporting event ever".

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PHILADELPHIA -- I have found the heart of the Philly sports scene ... and it isn't pretty.

You know Paulie, Adrian's brother in "Rocky"? Multiply him by the thousands, dress them in Eagles jerseys, fill each with a six-pack and stick them in a line so long it wraps around the Wachovia Center, throughout the parking lot and practically into New Jersey. Sprinkle some of these guys among the parked cars where they can urinate in semi-privacy. Carpet the lot with crushed beer cans and broken beer bottles. Throw in a cold wind and a winter rain.

Now, close the arena doors a half-hour before the competition begins because there is no more room inside the 20,000-seat center, forcing thousands of disappointed and angry fans to go home without the pleasure of watching 29 contestants eat as many chicken wings as possible in 14-minute rounds.

Oh, and did I mention? It's 5:30 a.m. on a weekday. That's right -- 5:30 in the morning.

"Oh well," one philosopher says after being turned away. "This just means we can go to the (strip) bar earlier."

Welcome to the Wing Bowl, an annual tradition that captures the worst of Philadelphia's sports reputation. If you think the Super Bowl is too understated, if pro wrestling is too high-brow, if Detroit's Devil's Night is too tame, this is the competition for you. Basically, the Wing Bowl is an excuse for Philly fans to drink excessively, crowd into the Wachovia Center, ogle large-breasted women and heckle and throw crap at contestants.

In other words, it's like the Flyers are playing again.

Begun a dozen years ago by a local radio station, the early morning wing-eating contest coincides with the station's rush-hour show and has grown so popular that the fans (almost exclusively male) charter buses and tailgate all night to make sure they can be among the 20,000-plus who get a seat. Overshadowing the Super Bowl when the Eagles aren't playing, Wing Bowl is such a Philadelphia institution that the Phanatic shows up, thereby lending an air of dignity to the affair.

Admission is free and there are no tickets -- it's first-come, first-in festival seating -- and the guy next to me said he got to the arena at 2:30 a.m. That's three and a half hours before the 6 a.m. start and there was no guarantee he'd get in.

It was like a Who concert, only less orderly.

I would not have gotten in had I not fought my way through the drunken crowd, nearly lost my reproductive capability while climbing a fence, elbowed my way through another pack of drunks and fortuitously come across Philadelphia Soul fullback Chris Ryan, whom I had interviewed earlier in the week. Ryan was competing in the contest and he slipped me a pass, then led the way through the mob to the employee entrance.

But hell. I had it easy getting into the Wing Bowl compared to the contestants, each of whom had to qualify through some extraordinary display of eating prowess. If you have wireless capability, you might want to move your laptop closer to the bathroom before reading these feats.

Rich the Butcher ate a pound of raw meat in one minute.

Hank the Tank ate five pounds of meatballs

Wing Kong ate 2½ pounds of liverwurst in seven minutes.

(See? I warned you. And it's about to get worse.)

Wolfman ate two pounds of shrimp with 160 mealworms. Obi Wing ate 60 live cockroaches. And if you think the mealworms and cockroaches sound repulsive, bear in mind that Cookie Jarvis ate six pounds of spinach.

It's nothing but quality family entertainment at the Wing Bowl.

And get this -- Uncle Buc ate a 1½ pound candle. No, I'm not making that up. He ate a wax candle. Which I can only hope was not burning at the time. Or, if it was, it was nowhere near Moses Lerman after he finished eating six pounds of baked beans.

I try to imagine what it would be like to eat such amounts of food so quickly. Worse, I try to imagine how these guys felt afterward.

"How did I feel afterward? I felt like (crap)," Wing Kong tells me. "Are you kidding?"

So why did you eat 2½ pounds of liverwurst?

"Let me ask you, what's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word liverwurst?" Wing Kong asks, correctly anticipating the inevitable grimace. "Right. That's everyone's reaction. No one likes liverwurst. But I do. Just not in 2½ pound quantities. But I figured no one else would be able to do it."

He's probably right about that.

The first two hours of Wing Bowl are devoted to the procession of contestants, in which the eaters and their entourages enter the floor and slowly circle the arena while fans hurl cups of beverages and assorted other garbage at them. It's like what you would get if you mixed the Olympics opening ceremonies with Mardi Gras and spring break and crammed it all inside a hockey rink. Except in place of each country's national anthem, throw in video of projectile vomiting from a past contest.

Three-time champion El Wingador, a 300-pound local truck driver whose real name is Bill Simmons (no, not the same one), is easily the fan favorite, entering the arena to enormous applause. He was upset last year by 99-pound Sonya Thomas, aka the Black Widow, and the crowd clearly wanted revenge Friday. They showered so much garbage and jeers on Thomas that she had to be rushed to the stage under protection. They also derisively chanted "U-S-A!, U-S-A!" at Thomas, who lives in Alexandria, Virginia but is of Asian descent. As I said, this competition is nothing but class.

The actual competition works like this: The 29 contestants all compete in a 14-minute first round, eating wings from platters presented by the scantily-clad "Wingettes." After a short break, the top 10 eaters battle in another 14-minute round. Then the top few go on to a two-minute eat-off to determine the champion. Any vomiting or purging is an automatic disqualification -- in the Wing Bowl, what goes in, must stay in.

All wing totals are cumulative and last year Thomas won with a final tally of 167. "I'm shooting for 200 this year," she says backstage. "I can do it."

Perhaps, but I don't know how. She weighs 99 pounds and makes Mary-Kate Olsen look obese. Still, she holds the following records:

Nine pounds of jambalaya in 10 minutes.

Eight and a half pounds of sweet potato casserole in 12 minutes.

Eleven pounds of cheesecake in nine minutes.

Five and three-quarter pounds of asparagus in 10 minutes.

Four pounds of fruitcake in 10 minutes.

And 65 hard-boiled eggs in six minutes, 40 seconds.

(If you need to return to the bathroom, I'll wait.)

Wait, isn't Bill Simmons in Jacksonville writing his Super Blog?

Compared to those feats, the actual wing-eating is a rather dull affair, so much so that fans begin drifting out of the stands (or simply passing out) midway through the first round. Of the fans remaining, many turn their eyes from the competition to search the stands on the off-chance that the handful of women in attendance might bare their breasts. Sure enough, many oblige, as their dates beam with pride. And Philly fans wonder why they get a bad rep?

Now, if you find the brazen display of bare female breasts offensive, you're not only probably reading the wrong webpage, you obviously didn't see the 6-6, 350-pound man who was wearing a thong.

In an attempt to keep the crowd interested during the frequent and long commercial breaks, as well as maintaining the high standards of Wing Bowl, there is also a spectacular halftime act. A guy repeatedly smashes full beer cans against his head until they burst in an explosion of liquid and suds, then finishes his act by crushing one against the buttocks of his female assistant.

I tell you, it's like being at Cirque du Soleil. The final two-minute round produces an astounding tie between El Wingador and the Black Widow, forcing another two-minute round. Given how much they've already eaten and their expressions at hearing this news, I fear this could be the first accurate use of the term "sudden-death overtime."

Fortunately, the overtime does not prove fatal. And much to the remaining crowd's delight, Wingador pulls out a narrow victory, besting the Black Widow by one wing, 142-141.

Filled with wings, the contestants disburse to do whatever cool-down periods they require (I'd rather not speculate).

Sated by victory, the crowd spills out of the arena to head home for bed, the office for what would almost certainly be a most unproductive day of work, the strip joint for more high-class entertainment or, just as likely, to the local unemployment office.

Meanwhile, I return to my hotel, bleary-eyed, a little nauseous and convinced that I have just seen the most disgusting competition known to man.

And then I do a Google search and find out there is a mayonnaise-eating contest.
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Thanks! It took a while to do that research, especially since I didn't write anything down, but it worked out well in the end. I posted these pictures in a thread back in May or June from my trip to Buffalo (with a day trip to Toronto) back in early April.

I can look back at these pictures and can tell that I am getting influenced by your photography methods. Back then, when I took these pictures, I took in the sights of the city as a whole and as buildings as individuals. Now, I look at these very same pictures and I notice things that you have photographed yourself. For instance, when you did the Commerce Court North building in your "Look Up" section, I knew that I had seen that building twice: in April 2007 when walkign around and in August 2006 when walking around. I then looked at my own picture and took notice of those faces up top, which I hadn't noticed when I originally took the picture. I was looking at the forest instead of the trees, and was trying to capture how Commerce Court is closed off from city streets and from other buildings. Also, I took a picture of the old Toronto Stock Exchange because it was the old stock exchange, but now I look at the picture and see that stone mural, which you photographed before and I recognize from your pictures.
That is a huge compliment, and I thank you VERY much !!!!

I've just had the advantage of seeing the sights for 23 years so I notice more little nooks and crannies!
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Just one picture for today. This picture was taken from the CN Tower back in April when I was in Toronto. On the left is Clarence Square. Eventually, I will post all of my pictures from the CN Tower's observation decks.

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Just one pictures again for today. This picture is from a rest stop along I-295 in New Jersey, just south of Trenton. This is the Delaware River, with Pennsylvania on the other side of the river.

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Old February 6th, 2008, 05:26 PM   #55
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Here is a random picture for today of the scenery in Amish Country in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. This scene is along Pennsylvania Route 741, which I use all of the time to get to Lancaster.

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Today's picture is of the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, from nearby Lookout Mountain. You can take an incline railway up the mountainside to reach the top of Lookout Mountain. From Lookout Mountain, 7 states are visible: Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Kentucky.

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This picture is of the Niagara Falls, Ontario, skyline, from the Niagara Parkway just north of Fort Erie. The skyline is about 10 miles (16.5 km) away.



It looks like I am following a theme, for now. Right now, the theme is "Random pictures that I never had a chance to show/pictures that don't fit into a thread/pictures of place that I have not done threads about yet". I have some other random pictures coming up for the next few days.
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Small-town businesses at the intersection of Bridgewater Street & Cummington Square West in the hamlet of Chippawa, Ontario, just outside of Niagara Falls.

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I was in Atlantic City this afternoon, here is a sample of my pictures.

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A scene from Chartres Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

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