Typically I don’t think about how something is constructed or even how it works…at least not until I was walking around on an observation deck 2000′ up on the side of a mountain. I think this looks like sufficient structural support.
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Underwater + Hidden Treasure = Sunken Ship…
Wikipedia….Mel Fisher (August 21, 1922 – December 19, 1998) was an American treasure hunter best known for finding the 1622 wreck of the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha named after a shrine in Madrid for protection. He discovered the wreck July 20, 1985. The estimated $450 million cache recovered, known as “The Atocha Motherlode,” included 40 tons of gold and silver; there were some 114,000 of theSpanish silver coins known as “pieces of eight“, gold coins, Colombian emeralds, gold and silver artifacts, and 1000 silver ingots. Large as it was, this was only roughly half of the treasure that went down with the Atocha. The wealthiest part of the ship, the stern castle, is yet to be found.
Sometimes a place has more depth than it has depth…70 miles west of Key West lies the remote Dry Tortugas National Park. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the park is known the world over as the home of the magnificent Fort Jefferson. Fort Jefferson the largest all masonry fort in the United States was built between 1846 – 1875. The fort was constructed with 16 million bricks.
The fort was also used as a prison for criminals and deserters during and after the civil war. The most famous of these prisoners was Dr. Samuel Mudd, who was imprisoned for his involvement in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. After its use as a prison, Fort Jefferson became a quarantine station for the Marine-Hospital service from 1888-1900. Fort Jefferson received its national park status in 1992.
This place has more depth than meets the eye…If Fort Jefferson is on your “to do” list, spend the money and take the seaplane the views are spectacular!
Sometimes time repeats itself….
Check out Where’s My Backpack for more posts on Time Travel….
At first glance the Ostrich Pillow is a bizarre attention getter…At second glance it looks like you are wearing an over-sized protective headgear…But then you look a little longer and it begins to grow on you…and after you gain control of the rolling on the floor laughter…you begin thinking this looks like a pretty good idea. They have come up with a guaranteed zen-like state for catching a power nap any where any time…On a long flight, in a crowded airport, at your desk, if you work shift work and need to sleep when the rest of the world is moving at warp speed. I am even thinking this could be the perfect place to crawl into when dealing with a migraine headache…I wonder if I can get my Doctor to write me a prescription for one…I imagine this would even drowned out the neighbors barking dog! The Ostrich Pillow…a cozy cocoon for your head and hands…Now where can I get one of these in my size?
image taken from studiobananathings.com
On a day trip to the Houston Museum of Fine Art I took a detour…and stumbled upon these walls..the area where I snapped these photographs is referred to as Midtown.
In Houston and the surrounding areas we are plagued by vandals who use graffiti and tagging to “mark their territory”…This is different…This is Street Art! Feel free to weigh in on my wall art!
Alisa says; “So the writing is on the wall; what’s your interpretation of this week’s theme? If you would like to join in the travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Walls
- Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
- Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
- Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.
Don’t be a fly on the wall – join in the fun! Looking forward to your post.”
I am joining up with the Alisa and her traveling backpack…this weeks Travel Theme is UP!
We will be looking UP at the Key West Lighthouse from outside and also from within…
Check out Alisa at Where’s My Backpack…for the latest travel themes…you just never know where the day will take you.
What a View!!! A very inviting and enjoyable view from the Key West Lighthouse…October Photo a Day Challenge!
Here are the remaining October Photo a Day Challenge prompts! Jump in!
14. Makes you laugh: What’s something funny that makes you laugh. Share it.
15. Dinnertime: Just like lunchtime, only later. Take a picture of what dinnertime is like on this day for you.
16. Something you wrote: Take a photo of something you wrote or drew.
17. Fruit: Take a photo of a piece of fruit, or a few.
18. Made you smile today: What made you smile today? Find it. Shoot it. Share it.
19. Letters: Take a photo of letters. They might make up a poster, or something bigger. Or even be mail?
20. 4 o’clock: Take a photo a 4am or 4pm – whatever you’re doing at that time.
21. Calm: Take a photo of something that makes you feel calm, or represents calm.
22. In your town: Take a photo of something from where you live. It might be a building, people, park or something else.
23. The view from here: Take a photo of your view from where you are. It might be your office, your home, traveling. The everyday can sometimes be very interesting.
24. Weather: Take a photo of the weather today. Let’s travel around the world with everyone’s weather photos.
25. People: It might be people you know or people you don’t. Take a photo of people.
26. Listening to: What are you listening to? Music? Children laughing? Share it.
27. Morning: Take a photo of your morning.
28. Looking back: Take a photo of something from your past, or from just behind you. Look back and take a photo.
29. Moon: The moon is just about full tonight. Take a photo.
30. Clothes: Take a photo of clothes. Perhaps what you’re wearing, or in your wardrobe, on a mannequin or otherwise.
31. Whatever you please: Are you celebrating Halloween tonight? Perhaps take a photo of that. Today is free choice – take a photo of ANYTHING you like.