Early 20th century print of rustic maiden with her sickle and gathered wheat-sheaf harvesting in late summer. ephemera, harvest, youth, field-labour, work, land-work, gather, reapers, farming, cultivating land, raising crops, farm labourer, cut crops, scythe, tools, beauty, idyllic, work in the fields, rural economy, countryside,
Naples, Napoli, Campania, Italy, Italia, David Young, Mediterranean, Europe, Continent, Bay of Naples, Gulf of Naples, Neapolitan, Castel dell'Ovo, Castle of the Egg, Egg Castle, Vesuvius, volcano, boat, silhouette, sea, evening light,
River Tyne pedestrian tunnel was first planned in 1937,but delayed by war.Work began in 1947 and it was opened in July 1951 by the Minister of Transport Alfred Barnes MP. The pedestrian & cycle tunnels inside are each 900feet long(275m) and 10.5ft and 12ft in diameter,respectively.Lifts & escalators are at each end in a tunnel housing 200ft long with a vertical rise of 85ft. These Waygood-Otis escalators were longest single flight in the world,when built and are longest in England(1992).They are,probably,still the longest in the world made of wood(each 306 steps,Canadian Maple). They have a Kirkham Pump auto-lubricating system with original parts still in use.
Fort Laramie lower Laramie River near its mouth on the North Platte River, across the river from the modern town of Fort Laramie in Goshen County, Wyoming. The Army took over the fort in the late 1840s largely to supply and protect Emigrant Trail. During the 1850s, supply post. During the increasing strife of the 1860s, the fort took on a more military posture. In the late 1860s, the fort was the primary staging ground for the United States in the Powder River Country during Red Cloud's War. The resultant peace agreement was known as the Treaty of Fort Laramie.. real, and significant, locations in our history of the Western Expansion. The original Fort Laramie, located on the Eastern Wyoming prairie (about 100 miles from where the city of Laramie is now located) was an important fur trading post from 1834 to 1849. For the next forty years, it was a U.S. Army post. Located near the confluence of the North Platte and Laramie Rivers, this military post was in the heart of the homeland of the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho. From 1841 to 1849 the fur trade in that area continued to decline, but the fort was a major stop-over for wagon trains of settlers heading west, enroute to Oregon. The U.S. government bought the site of Fort Laramie in 1849 to house a military force which would protect this part of the Oregon Trail from hostile Indians. The fort also served as a station for the Overland Stage, the short-lived Pony Express, and a supply depot for the lengthy military campaigns against the Si
EXMOOR - Somerset : view to the north west from high on the northern slopes of DUNKERY BEACON - in the foreground Aller Combe leads down towards the valley of the Horner Water with Ley Hill beyond. Porlock Common is seen on the far left with the sea in the distance.
St Louis brought as prisoner before the Sultan (top). Bottom left: Louis discourses with Saracens. Bottom right: Sultan assassinated by his courtiers. From Le livre de Faiz Monseigneur Saint Louis (Louis IX of France 1215-1270). Sixth Crusade (1248-1254). 15th century manuscript. Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France.