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The allure of the circus coming to town

The allure of the circus coming to town

old sign -  a nickel a soda

old sign -  a nickel a soda

Melrose, Louisiana, 1944.

Melrose, Louisiana, 1944.

A Spot in the Forest

A Spot in the Forest

Late Night… - Imgur

Late Night… - Imgur

Abandoned Rail Bridge, Taipingshan National Forrest in Taiwan

Abandoned Rail Bridge, Taipingshan National Forrest in Taiwan

This birthday wish is for you, QuickWitter.  Here’s to a happy celebration and a great year ahead.  :)

This birthday wish is for you, QuickWitter.  Here’s to a happy celebration and a great year ahead.  :)

TV news anchor Walter Cronkite kept his eyes on his monitor as NASA’s Apollo 11 mission touched down on the moon on July 20, 1969. (CBS/Getty Images)

The United States’ Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon, on 20 July 1969. 
There have been six manned U.S. landings (between 1969 and 1972) and numerous unmanned landings, with no soft landings happening from 1976 until 14 December 2013. To date, the United States is the only country to have successfully conducted manned missions to the Moon.
HH:  After that, there was no more “man in the moon,” or moon made of green cheese.  It was real. 45 years ago today.  I remember the day exactly, where I was, who I was with, the feeling of connection through Walter Cronkite’s voice narrating as the country stopped to watch the event.

The United States’ Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon, on 20 July 1969. 

There have been six manned U.S. landings (between 1969 and 1972) and numerous unmanned landings, with no soft landings happening from 1976 until 14 December 2013. To date, the United States is the only country to have successfully conducted manned missions to the Moon.

HH:  After that, there was no more “man in the moon,” or moon made of green cheese.  It was real. 45 years ago today.  I remember the day exactly, where I was, who I was with, the feeling of connection through Walter Cronkite’s voice narrating as the country stopped to watch the event.

Scherzo di Follia
Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913)

Date: 1861–67, printed ca. 1930
Medium: Gelatin silver print from glass negative
Dimensions: Image: 39.8 x 29.8 cm (15 11/16 x 11 3/4 in.) Mat: 61 x 50.8 cm (24 x 20 in.)
 

Scherzo di Follia

Pierre-Louis Pierson 
(French, 1822–1913)

Date: 1861–67, printed ca. 1930
Medium: Gelatin silver print from glass negative
Dimensions: Image: 39.8 x 29.8 cm (15 11/16 x 11 3/4 in.) Mat: 61 x 50.8 cm (24 x 20 in.)
 
This little piggy …

This little piggy …

The great wall of China stretching out an astonishing 6,259 km

HH:  I once read that the only man-made object to be visible from the moon was The Great Wall of China.  I don’t know that that is still accurate, but it is still amazing.

The great wall of China stretching out an astonishing 6,259 km

HH:  I once read that the only man-made object to be visible from the moon was The Great Wall of China.  I don’t know that that is still accurate, but it is still amazing.

Anyone who has dogs will appreciate this picture.  :)

Anyone who has dogs will appreciate this picture.  :)

home-fashioned relic

home-fashioned relic