objects found in the mud banks of the Thames
Posts tagged history.
“Cliff House has had five major incarnations since its beginnings in 1858. In 1896, Adolph Sutro built a new Cliff House, a seven story Victorian Chateau, called by some “the Gingerbread Palace”, below his estate on the bluffs of Sutro Heights. Great throngs of San Franciscans arrived on steam trains, bicycles, carts and horse wagons on Sunday excursions. The House burned to the ground on the evening of September 7, 1907″
Top: Old Tjikko - the oldest individual clonal tree in the world (9,550 years old)
Bottom left: Methuselah – the oldest non-clonal tree in the World (4,845 years old)
Bottom right: Hyperion - tallest tree in the world (379 feet 4 inches)
re the governments targeting of disabled people via ATOS
The Black Gate, Newcastle Upon Tyne. One of the creepiest places in the city. Was once tenement slum housing in the mid 19th century (top photo is mine)
Scariest death in the history of the world. #horror #clowns #horrorclub #circus #death #history #childhood #Halloween #
There was growing alarm at the rate that old London was being demolished. Medieval (and older) buildings were being knocked down.
According to Alfred Marks, the Honorary Secretary, the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London, was formed by a few friends who wanted to record the Oxford Arms Inn which was under threat to be demolished to allow the expansion of nearby Old Bailey. The availabilty of the ‘photographic views’ was publicised through a letter to The Times and as the project was well received, it was found practical to continue the series. In all twelve issues were produced over twelve years from 1875, comprising a total of 120 photographs.