Tag: memorial

  • Memento Mori: Spooky Post Mortem Photography

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-06-21 in #lifestyle
    Memento Mori: Spooky Post Mortem Photography

    During the Victorian Era, people honored and immortalized their dearly departed in a unique and rather eerie way--by photographing them moments after death. Take a look at some interesting post-mortem photographs that will make your hairs stand on end.

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  • Hermitage Riverside Gardens

    written by neja on 2011-04-13 in #world #locations
    Hermitage Riverside Gardens

    Hermitage Riverside Gardens - the real treat of a city retreat.

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  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

    written by tessaj on 2010-06-08 in #world #locations
    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

    Hiroshima is now a vibrant and attractive city, but history shouldn't be forgotten!

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  • 30 Weeks, 30 Cams: Week 3, Revueflex-B

    written by bloomchen on 2012-04-25 in #reviews
    30 Weeks, 30 Cams: Week 3, Revueflex-B

    This is a review of the camera used for week 3 of the "30 Weeks, 30 Cams" series. The camera a, Revueflex-B, is nothing but a Zenit-B sold by a German department store chain under another name. Read on how I got this SLR camera produced in Russia and how it handles.

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  • Memento Park - Preserving Communist Monuments

    written by anarchy on 2009-08-06 in #world #locations
    Memento Park - Preserving Communist Monuments

    Take a trip back in time when all public places were adorned with gigantic monuments of Communist heroes and anybody who had a car drove a Trabant.

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  • Opi: A Photo Tribute

    written by nicx on 2011-11-18 in #lifestyle
    Opi: A Photo Tribute

    Hans Otte (August 23, 1928 -- April 24, 2007) was my grandfather on my father's side. Looking through some of my old family pictures, I came across a collection of images of his life, which I thought I would share.

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  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

    written by tessaj on 2010-07-25 in #world #locations
    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

    Around 65 years ago, Hiroshima was on the receiving end of the world's first atomic bomb. Nowadays, ground zero is a vibrant and attractive city that has flourished but has not forgotten the lessons of history. Here a re chronicles of my visit.

  • Slavin, Bratislava

    written by paper_doll on 2011-03-10 in #world #locations
    Slavin, Bratislava

    Slavin, also designated by the National Cultural Monument, was erected in 1960 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the liberation of Bratislava in the Second World War.

  • SwissAir Flight 111 Memorial

    written by dirklancer on 2009-06-24 in #world #locations
    SwissAir Flight 111 Memorial

    On September 2nd, 1998 Swissair Flight 111 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean 8 kilometres from the shore, between the quiet and picturesque fishing/tourist communities of Peggys Cove and Bayswater, Nova Scotia. All 229 men, women, and children on board died.

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  • Marvellous Melbourne in Black and White

    written by jojo8785 on 2012-04-26 in #world #locations
    Marvellous Melbourne in Black and White

    Melbourne, my home city, is a mesmerising collection of landmarks and cityscapes. Thanks to the gold rush of the 1880s, much of inner Melbourne's architecture has a distinct Victorian character. Let me give you a snapshot of Melbourne's character through the wonderful Ilford chromogenic B&W.

  • Zollverein Coke Plant

    written by morning-rain on 2010-10-27 in #world #locations
    Zollverein Coke Plant

    In the past the coke plant Zollverein was one of the modern coke plants, today the place invites you to marvel and to stay. The coke plant was built in 1957 in connection to the Coal Mine Zollverein.

  • Lafayette Hillside Memorial

    written by floriansimon on 2010-05-01 in #world #locations
    Lafayette Hillside Memorial

    The Lafayette Hillside Memorial is a collection of crosses, a protest against war as well as a memorial for the US Troops killed in Iraq.

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  • War memorial of Nice

    written by vicuna on 2008-10-06 in #world #locations
    War memorial of Nice

    You can find war memorials everywhere in France, every city or village has their own and they were mostly built after the WW1, as young people from everywhere in France died during this terrible war or collective massacre (over 1,5 million french victims and over 9 million victims in all...!)

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  • Oklahoma City National Memorial

    written by chadbot3000 on 2008-09-17 in #world #locations
    Oklahoma City National Memorial

    The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum was created to honor those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever by the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The Memorial and Museum are dedicated to educating visitors about the impact of violence, informing about events surrounding the bombing, and inspiring hope and healing through lessons learned by those affected.

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  • National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

    written by neanderthalis on 2012-12-20 in #world #locations
    National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

    The resting place of approximately 53,000 veterans and family members, this national memorial plays an important part in the Veteran's day celebrations.

  • Castle Heidelberg

    written by 007-0815-styler on 2011-09-12 in #world #locations
    Castle Heidelberg

    Woah...the castle of Heidelberg is so impressive.

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  • West Brookfield Memorial Day Parade

    written by resophonic on 2008-08-21 in #world #locations
    West Brookfield Memorial Day Parade

    Get up on that last Monday of May, and take a trip out to the West Brookfield Memorial Day Parade. Complete with the Scouts (boy and girl), the Veterans, and of course, all the old people, it's impossible to come to this parade and not get at least a couple sweet shots. After the parade, you may even want to take a walk down Pig's Alley, or down to the Knights Of Columbus, where some more Memorial Day photos can be found.

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  • Theresienstadt

    written by xantom on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Theresienstadt

    On November 24, 1941, the Germans established a Jewish ghetto in the fortress town of Terezin (near Prague), Czech Republic. Known by its German name, Theresienstadt, until its liberation on May 8, 1945, it functioned as a ghetto and transit camp on the route to Auschwitz. Most of those imprisoned in Theresienstadt were German, Czech, Dutch, and Danish Jews; elderly and prominent Jews and Jewish veterans of World War I were also sent there.

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  • Lapidarium in Berlin

    written by abcdefuck on 2011-05-12 in #world #locations
    Lapidarium in Berlin

    In Lapidarium in Berlin, there are a lot of huge monuments and statues of key figures of German history. These are all very old and huge.

  • Dresden’s Frauenkirche

    written by annegreat on 2009-01-28 in #world #locations
    Dresden’s Frauenkirche

    For the people of Dresden the Frauenkirche is at once a memorial for future generations never let happen again things like World War II and a symbol for the reunification of Germany.

  • Botanical Gardens Ballarat

    written by kirri-joy on 2008-12-30 in #world #locations
    Botanical Gardens Ballarat

    The Botanical Gardens in Ballarat is a 40 hectare reserve located next to Lake Wendouree, about 4km's from the city centre. It is a great Sunday-arvo picnic location, with trees, flowers, ferns, statues, walkers, and people generally having fun.

  • Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery (Chatsworth CA)

    written by brendend on 2008-10-20 in #world #locations
    Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery (Chatsworth CA)

    Nestled in the rustic hills of Chatsworth, CA, Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery is a location I've grown up with. My great grandma is buried here, among many notable names, including Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Stephen Boyd, so frequent visits were made all through my childhood and now into my adult years.

  • Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche

    written by agrimony on 2008-10-23 in #world #locations
    Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche

    The Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche is situated on the Breitscheidplatz at the Kurfürstendamm in Berlin Charlottenburg. It was built from 1891 to 1895 in memorial of Emperor Wilhelm I. The first church was designed by Franz Schwechten, the royal government building officer at this time.