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Old April 26th, 2008, 05:14 AM   #141
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Today's batch of pictures is along US Route 15 from Tioga to Williamsport.


The borough of Mansfield, including Mansfield University, from Route 15.



Tioga County mountains.



Mountains and farmland at the boundary between Tioga and Lycoming Counties.



Northern Tier mountains.



Mountains near the hamlet of Trout Run.



Layers of mountains.



The Williamsport skyline from I-180/US Route 15.



Center City Williamsport from the new onramp for the Market Street Bridge.

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Old April 27th, 2008, 03:18 AM   #142
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Today is the last set of pictures from my drive from Buffalo to Delaware. These are from Williamsport to the Delaware border.


Williamsport from Bald Eagle Pass, 3.5 miles to the east on US Route 15.



Looking at Loyalsock Township from Bald Eagle Pass.



Looking at the borough of Montoursville from Bald Eagle Pass.



Wide-angle views of the Lycoming County landscape from Bald Eagle Pass, southeast of Williamsport.





Dutch Wonderland, along US Route 30 east of Lancaster.



An Amish farm on Pennsylvania Route 896, north of Strasburg.



Main Street, Strasburg



An Amish buggy along Pennsylvania Route 741 east of Strasburg. A one-room Amish schoolhouse is on the left.



Farmland along Pennsylvania Route 741 west of Gap.



Pennsylvania Avenue, Avondale



Pennsylvania Avenue, Avondale



The change in pavement indicates crossing into Delaware from Pennsylvania on Newark Road/Little Baltimore Road. Delaware never had a sign indicating entering the state until last year, when a very small sign was installed about 150 yards after the actual border, on the other side of the bend.

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Old April 29th, 2008, 07:37 AM   #143
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I'm finally getting onto the home stretch for a massive Center City Philadelphia thread that I am putting together. There are about 100 pictures and a lot of information to go with it.

Here is a preview of it. The Verizon Tower is on the left, and the brand new Comcast Center is on the right.

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Old April 29th, 2008, 09:13 PM   #144
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Lafayette Square and surrounding buildings, in New Orleans.









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Old May 2nd, 2008, 05:41 AM   #145
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I finally finished putting together my thread on Center City Philadelphia. You can see it HERE. Here is a clipping from the thread:


The Masonic Temple, on the eastern corner of North Penn Square and Broad Street. The Masonic Temple was completed in 1873.



Looking over part of Penn Square at the Comcast Center and the area west of City Hall known as "Penn Center".



Looking up at the tower of City Hall. William Penn is at the top of City Hall, facing northeast. City officials argued about which way the statue should face, and the compromise was to have the statue face northeast. To this day, many people are disappointed with this decision, as William Penn is now "condemned to eternal silhouette".



Looking at One Liberty Place, Philadelphia's tallest building at 960 feet until 6 months ago, from City Hall.



Looking across Reyburn Plaza at the old YMCA of Philadelphia, built in 1908, on the left, and One City Plaza, originally the United Gas Improvement Building when completed in 1898, on the right.



The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts on Broad Street at Cherry Street. The Academy is one of the oldest art institutions in the country, founded in 1805. The structure was built in 1876.





Here are a couple more pictures from the thread:




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Old May 3rd, 2008, 12:02 PM   #146
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Wonderful pics xzmattzx A really nice work. I expect more pics...
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 05:55 PM   #147
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Great Philly pictures.. thanks for sharing! Your photo collection must be huge!!
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 07:40 PM   #148
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Comcast Center looks like a giant robot, fantastic building. Philadelphia has a lot of great architecture, it really impresses me. Great photos!
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 07:54 PM   #149
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Tomorrow is Point-To-Point, a steeplechase race held at the Winterthur Museum and Gardens. It has become a Delaware tradition since it started 30 years ago. Point-To-Point gives people the opportunity to enjoy a day in the Spring weather, watch some old-fashioned horse-racing, tailgate with friends, mingle with Delaware's super-elite, and put some money on the horses.


One part of the day is the display of Rolls Royces and Bentleys, owned by the super-rich of Delaware, including some of the DuPont family.





















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More Point-To-Point pictures:


The hillsides slowly fill with people as the day goes on.



The parade of historic, old carriages is also a big part of the day.









The main event, of course, is the horse races, which are run over the hills and through the meadows.



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Old May 3rd, 2008, 10:31 PM   #151
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oooooooooooooooooooohhhhhh.. drooling over those vintage cars..
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Old May 4th, 2008, 02:54 PM   #152
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you certainly do get around (especially Delaware ) dont change it!

keep em coming
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Old May 6th, 2008, 05:07 AM   #153
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Yesterday was the 30th annual Point-To-Point at Winterthur. This year's festivities were even bigger than last year. I will be posting pictures from the event over the next few days.


Tonight's entry is the Stanley Steamer cars. These were on display thanks to the Auburn Heights Preserve, based in nearby Yorklyn, Delaware. Auburn Heights was the home of the Marshall family, who had a vulcanized fiber mill along Red Clay Creek. Clarence Marshall began collecting steam cars in the first decade of the 1900s, and his collection is housed at Auburn Heights today.











Coming tomorrow: the showcase of Rolls Royces and Bentleys.
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Today's batch of Point-To-Point pictues is of the large showcase of Rolls Royces and Bentleys.








































More cars, with the main hill where people sat and tailgated on the other side of the racetrack.






Tomorrow's entry will be the Budweiser Clydesdales.
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Those old cars are so beautiful... I love going to those exhibitions!!
I saw the Budweiser Clydesdales in St Louis and they were a superb team.
The barn there was so clean you could eat off the floor (well, maybe not
that clean!!). Which city did you take those photos?
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Those old cars are so beautiful... I love going to those exhibitions!!
I saw the Budweiser Clydesdales in St Louis and they were a superb team.
The barn there was so clean you could eat off the floor (well, maybe not
that clean!!). Which city did you take those photos?
The Budweiser Clydesdales were here at Winterthur in Delaware for the Point-To-Point festivities.
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The Budweiser Clydesdales made a very rare and special appearance at Point-To-Point this year, to celebrate the 30th annual Point-To-Point. Budweiser Clydesdales almost never make an appearance anywhere, and so getting them to come to Point-To-Point was a big deal. The only other time that the Clydesdales have been to Point-To-Point was 10 years ago, to celebrate the 20th annual Point-To-Point.


Here is a picture of the main hill where everyone sat to watch the races and enjoy the beautiful day. You can barely see the cars parked up at the top of the hill. That was the tailgate area, where spots rented out for anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000. In the very foreground, a walking puppet show entertains children.



The Clydesdales came out from over another hill and stood near the Rolls Royce showcase for the crowd to enjoy.
















Up next: the parade of historic carriages.
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Sweet. This reminds me ofs an antique car and boat show in my hometown every summer, I haven't seen it in years.
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Today's batch of pictures is of the parade of historic carriages. These pictures were taken where my friends and I were sitting and relaxing, on the edge of the tailgate area.

Riding on the carriages are the owners and their friends, dressed up in period costume. These carriages are usually worth $100,000 to $200,000, and some have been owned by famous people, including Presidents.


















Up next: re-visiting the cars and Clydesdales
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Looking across the track at the expensive cars and old-fashioned carriages.





I went with some friends to see the Budweiser Clydesdales again before the races started.



The main hill.



As we were walking around the expensive cars and old carriages, the Clydesdales started to walk down the path.





The Clydesdales left Point-To-Point and disappeared into the woods towards the Winterthur mansion once their appearance was done.





Preparing for the first race of the day. In the foreground, the rich are tailgating at their Rolls Royces and Bentleys.



Old carriages. Among the carriages at Point-To-Point were coaches from old London, coaches from the Wild West, and even a few coaches that belonged to a couple Presidents.



This particular carriage was assessed at $150,000, according to the owner. It was used by the rich in England.



Another carriage

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