"There are so many wonderful places in the world that are stunning in their beauty of scenery, rich in history and unique sights. But there is only one place that is dear to your heart, with streets that you've known since childhood. Your family and friends live here."
- Marina Gerasimova...
While many cities Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (C.I.S - formerly the U.S.S.R) have kept their trams has anyone here ever noticed that not many first generation tramway networks, even in this large portion of Eurasia, survived without using a substantial portion of...
View towards Donegall Square North. August 1911.
Richardson and Owden Ltd, Linen Manufacturers, Merchants and Bleachers-1903
Howard Street, motor bike and sidecar.-1912-1919
Ministry of Finance Buildings at Howard Street corner - 1933-12-09
Between Linenhall Library and Robinson and...
Un hilo trascendental para nuestro foro,
un espacio para debates, reconocimiento, y documentación visual y escrita:
Estilos arquitectónicos del pasado, presente y futuro de Chile
Historia de la arquitectura en Chile
Corrientes y credos arquitectónicos en Chile
Heritage Open Days 2017 will soon be with us. This amazing annual event will run from 7th to 10th September this year.
Since 2011, this forum has set up a new thread each year to record in words and photos our experiences at, and photos of, each years events . . .
So, here is the "2017...
Special status for historic heart of Sunderland
A scheme aimed at preserving and regenerating the historic heart of Sunderland is one of only ten in the country to secure special status.
The area, which takes in Fawcett Street, the Old Sunderland and Riverside conservation areas and High...
I will maintain this tread updated with photos of different buildings/cathedrals/monuments/statues/parks of Spanish cities and towns. If someone wants to know the place or the name of a bulding/monument/etc just ask me!
Traditionally, we set up a new thread for every years "Heritage Open Days", so here is the (rather early) setting up of the 2016 thread . . .
Funding boost secures Heritage Open Days festival for 2016
By Barbara Hodgson, The Chronicle, 18th February 2016
The interior of Morpeth Clock Tower...
The dates for the 2015 Heritage Open Days will be Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th September.
The full list of events will appear on the TWHODS web site on 1st August and according to a reply from them I got, it's going to be "a bumper year" :cheers:
The national site for all listings is...
Kasba Nesrani | قصبة النصراني
Name : Kasba nesrani - Kasbat Nessrani/nassrani
Location : Morocco, region of Meknes, exact coordination : 34.00742 -5.385411
Construction date/period : XIth century Ad 
We don't know much about this kasbah, except its construction date...
Surprisingly, it seems this forum doesn't have a dedicated maps thread. I'll be posting any maps (historical, current and future) I come across.
From a few weeks ago:
I went down to the Seattle Central Library and requested high-resolution scans of the first four Bogue Plan maps. Such a...
What THIS thread is for . . .
This thread is a “notification thread” which will be used to periodically update members about what is available on the Forum Index Thread, which is one of the Sticky Threads permanently stuck at the top of the Main Forum (list of threads) Page.
The existence of...
Some advanced information on this years forthcoming Heritage Open Days which this year will run from 11th to 14th September.
This interesting snippet from the English Heritage web site @ http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/grant-aided-properties/sallyport-tower-tower-street-ne1-2hy/...
The Third World Atlantis
The history of Manila is one of such beauty but for it to be wiped out with a carpet bomb is of gloomy nature.
Manila has now become a Theatrical Tragedy. And at present, it is now left as just an illusion to a Romantic Filipino.
It is now hard to bring back the past...
Yes best seen from the Cloth Market end, not the ahem gentleman's club. This is an image which dates back to circa 2000 and it may have changed since then?
Image hosted on http://ellwood.fototime.com/Cloth%20Market
There is an excellent image courtesy of White Hart Yard courtesy of Jim Cocker...