WOW what a weekend!
We want to sincerely apologize for not having shared any photos or live streams from this event as we had planned. Unfortunately technology was not on our side and we were left with two dead recording devices and no way to charge them, who knew an 18th Century cabin wouldn't have electricity 🤣. However to be completely honest, as sad as we are for not being able to do everything we had planned, we were so swamped with answering questions for the public we didn't have a chance to even think about those plans!
We gave two presentations over the weekend and they were so well received, with an awesome interactive crowd both days, it really gave us a great ending to a wonderful season and just truly validated what we're hoping to accomplish with the Dutch Milliners. #thedutchmilliners#clothingpresentation#18thcentury#18thcenturywomen#18thcenturystyle#18thcenturyfashion#livinghistory#livinghistorian#historicalinterpretation#revwar#reenactorsofinstagram#reenactor
Annette, one of our fabulous volunteers has been baking caraway seed biscuits (also known as funeral biscuits) today for our visitors to try. Pop along to the Victorian Kitchens this Halloween to try one for yourself. Mae Annette, un o ein gwirfoddolwyr ni, di bod yn brysur yn coginio bisgedi blasus gyda hadau caraway. Dewch i'r Gegin Fictoraidd i drio un dros Galan Gaeaf #yum#caraway
Royal Street tiles. Royal street in the French Quarter is the art gallery hub of the city.
Most streets in New Orleans are marked by the traditional street signs with flare and also these amazing tiles on the sidewalks.
Current and former residence halls filled with history and beautiful architectural details! Click the link in our bio for the full story on the architectural beauty around the @georgiatech campus. #IfTheseWallsCouldTalk#LivingHistory#LinkInBio
Our 'Big Dig on Wheels' Kickstarter campaign is now 98% funded with 3 days to go! / All of your support is very much appreciated by @schoolofirisharchaeology - cheers guys 💚 / If you would like to help us hit our target please follow the link in our bio! ⬆️ /
At the north edge of Riverside Park South, you find the last remaining section of the old West Side Highway, aka the Miller Elevated Highway.
Very probably the first elevated expressway in the world, the old West Side Highway was designed in the 1920s, and opened in stages between the 1929 and 1939. After the WWII, it was extended south to meet the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. The brain child of Manhattan borough president Julius Miller, original plans also included the tracks of what would become the High Line, and sought to remove "express" traffic from the local streets below in a dramatic, if naive, attempt to alleviate congestion. It faced protest from the beginning: blocking the sun from the street and deafening traffic noise were not a surprise. Sadly, this elevated expressway would go on to be the inspiration for numerous others, including most directly, Boston's old Central Artery.
As befits its age, it was awkwardly designed: it had central entrance and exit ramps, meaning that drivers faced *only* left-hand exits and entrances. To mitigate this, slow traffic was supposed to keep *left*, not right, on the structure. Curves were tight, and speeds slow. Beyond this, it was full of generous design touches, including Art Deco ironwork and ziggurated streetlights.
The highway came to a famous end in 1973. In rough financial straits, the city & state had neglected the structure for years as it fell into worse in worse shape. The structure finally gave way, a section collapsing under the weight of, ironically, a truck on its way to repair another part of the roadway. Between the lack of maintenance & safety defects, the highway was torn down. Replacement attempts, including the underground Westway proposal, were thankfully shot down as New Yorkers began to realize more & more that a city friendly for cars is not a city friendly for people.
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I often variegate my yarn by added an infrequent dash of contrasting colour in order create elements of chance surprise in my designs, but today I am experimenting with a heavily variegated yarn that full of chaotic beauty. #ooakdiaries#handmadelive