One of my nerd habits is to search for the build date (stamped into the concrete) on every bridge see. I call it "date spotting" haha. I've been doing this for years and it doesn't matter if it's a huge through-truss bridge over a river or a short wooden bridge over a creek. I know there are older bridges in the state of SC such as Campbells Covered Bridge c.1909, and Poinsett Bridge c.1820. But the oldest bridge that I've located that is actually dated is this one pictured in Lexington County, SC. It's a small insignificant bridge spanning over the Red Bank Creek and is dated 1925. To put that into perspective, the Ford Model A had not been created at that point (1927-1931). The Gervais St Bridge in Columbia (third & current one) wasnt built until 1927, and the Lake Murray Dam (original), the largest earthen dam in the world at the time of construction, wasn't completed until 1930. Many horse and buggies and probably some new Ford Model T's crossed this bridge. Can you picture it?
When did they start stamping the build dates on bridges I wonder?
Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of visiting #Katowice where the #cop24 delegates are currently struggling to reach a global consensus on tackling #ClimateChange.
A notable feature of the city is the #museumslaskie on the site of the former Katowice coal mine.
The body of the museum is situated, naturally enough, underground. But the area above has been transformed into an attractive park area.
This is dominated by six enormous glass boxes, the primary purpose of which is to provide extra light to the exhibition areas and cultural spaces below the surface.
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Lowry House c1843- Built by Dr. James McClure Lowry (1817-1907) and his wife Louisa Lowry(1821-1878). The 5,100 sq ft house was once known as “the show place of York” and in its' days of glory, many grand times were had as guests danced in the “T Hall”. There were sad times as well when their son Samuel Lowry (b.1845) was killed at the Battle of Crater on July 30, 1864.
By the turn of the century, the home was owned by John R. Ashe, who led the York Cotton Mill until his death in March 1901. His death was written up as a “Sad Tragedy in Yorkville.” With the untimely death of Ashe, his young widow Sarah was left in the house to provide for her six children and three stepchildren. She took in boarders and operated the “York Tea Room” where the town’s business people came each day for meals served family style in the home’s generous dining room. Functioning as a boarding house into the 1940’s, many employees of the Barnett Brothers Circus rented rooms when York served as the circus’ winter headquarters.
My edits from this week‘s trip are slowly coming though 💛 A view worth risking my fingers in the -4 temps for, because, just look how nice those colours are. I reckon if you mashed New York with Copenhagen you’d end up with facades like these
Мой новенький акварельный, самый удобный размер если рисуешь на коленках, а по дому бегает обезумевший от восторга тодлер. Блокнотик отлично помещается где угодно и им легко манипулировать одной рукой. Я не могу от него оторваться, хотя меня ждут еще 3 других красавчика.