Posts Tagged ‘new york

25
Dec
18

Merry Christmas kind folks…

When the dust settles, an interesting article about Charles Dickens visiting New York and elsewhere in the U.S.   Charles Dickens in U.S.

Charles Dickens

06
May
17

Todd Webb’s Amazing Photography

I had to share this link I found on Mashable. Amazing images by Todd Webb in New York years ago. Full screen needed to do it justice. You will enjoy these…..

Todd Webb image

21
Jul
16

Pokemon Captured…

I have not taken the time to grasp the Pokemon Go craze, beyond a general idea of what the mania entails or what havoc it is causing. This link is creatively fun, as it stands, and about all I will ever know about the yellow creature.

Pokemon Go Cops

09
Apr
14

Hart Island (N.Y.) 1 Million Unmarked Graves

Country’s Biggest & Most Private Cemetery?

 

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Hart Island…Isle of the Dead

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23
Nov
13

Technology & Mapping: Awesome Imagery!

Portland Map Age HomesThis is a cool site that is somewhat interactive. It shows various cities around the world. I include my home town, Portland, Oregon (USA). The top map shows homes older than 1880 and up to present construction. The next pic is my neighborhood. Using this interactive site requires you know something about your city overlay as the roads are not labeled. 

Home Area PortlandI came by this at Map Lab and then to Lab Rat Revenge

“When Justin Palmer stumbled across a dataset that included the year nearly every building in the Portland metro area was built, he was curious how old the buildings on his block are. Instead of just searching the data for his neighbors’ addresses, he made the beautiful map above.”

“He posted the map on his website, and it soon caught the eye of other mapmakers. Just a few days later, Thomas Rhiel published a similar map of Brooklyn, spurred by New York City’s release of a huge dataset known as PLUTO. Pretty soon, more maps began popping up. Soon there was a map of all of New York City, one of Reykjavik, Iceland, and one of Ljubljana, Slovenia, each with its own amazing colors, patterns and stories.”

Learn Along With Us How to Make a Map of Building Ages

“These maps make more than just pretty pictures. Palmer learned from his map that Portland’s oldest building identifiable by name was built in 1851. Only 942 structures are left from the 1890s while 75,434 built in the 1990s are still standing. Palmer graphed the steep and steady decline of new buildings since 2005.”

It is a little confusing to negotiate at first but interesting to explore. Give it a try…especially you well traveled folks.

18
Sep
13

Fire Rescue: What Would You Do?

apartment-fire-rescue_31-421x620Watch the slowly developing tension build across the way. Listen to those filming the incident as it unfolds in New York City. Video Here

09
Feb
10

Fly Tying: Guys, Flies & Pies, Rochester, N.Y. 2/20/2010

GUYS, FLIES & PIES TYING PARTY




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