Thursday, June 27, 2013

Eastern Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)



Eastern Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) One study shows E. purpurea has antidepressant properties in white rats as it increased the stimulating action of L-DOPA.[8] Echinacea is believed by many people to stimulate the immune system.

Maria Clinton's Perennial Garden De Witt Clinton Park W. 52 St. To W. 54 St., 11 Ave. To 12 Ave. Manhattan

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Voting Rights Act of 1965



Voting Rights Act of 1965 - Eighty-ninth Congress of the United States of America At the First Session. Begun and held at the city of Washington, on Monday, the fourth day of December, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-five

AN ACT: To enforce the fifteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act shall be known as the "Voting Rights Act of 1965". #SupremeCourt #SCOTUS

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hanford Nuclear Reservation



Hanford Nuclear Reservation - The Hanford Site sits on 586-square-miles of shrub-steppe desert in southeastern Washington State. Beginning in 1943, the site was used to produce plutonium for the bomb that brought an end to World War II. After a short lull, production was ramped up in 1947 to meet the challenges of the “Cold War” and continued until 1987 when the last reactor ceased operation.

Weapons production processes left solid and liquid wastes that posed a risk to the local environment including the Columbia River. In 1989, the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Washington State Department of Ecology entered into a legally binding accord, the Tri-Party Agreement (TPA), to clean up the Hanford Site.

Nuclear reactors line the riverbank at the Hanford Site along the Columbia River in January 1960. The N Reactor is in the foreground, with the twin KE and KW Reactors in the immediate background. The historic B Reactor, the world's first plutonium production reactor, is visible in the distance.

Hanford Nuclear Reservation

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Sherman Square New York City



Sherman Square New York City. Sherman Square Grand Street Boys War Tablet. Description: Tablet on plinth. Materials: Bronze and granite. Dimensions: H: 1'3" W: 1'9". Dedicated: November 11, 1954. Donor: Grand Street Boys. Inscription: Main plaque: A TRIBUTE TO THOSE / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / THAT WE MAY LIVE / IN FREEDOM / GRAND STREET BOYS POST NO. 1025 / AMERICAN LEGION/ NOVEMBER 11, 1954 /

Plaque on fence: WAR MEMORIAL COMMITTEE/ ELMER A. ROGERS, CHAIRMAN/ STANLEY BOGART --- DAVID KLEIN / ELMER HIRSCHHORN --- BENJAMIN F. MORROW / CHARLES ISRAEL --- HERMAN RUTHAZER / ISIDOR JABLONS --- LOUIS TOUSCHER / SAMUEL MOSES / Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

Sherman Square is a small public space bounded by Broadway, Amsterdam Avenue and West 70th Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City. The land, acquired by the city in 1849, was named for William Tecumseh Sherman, who had once resided nearby, in 1891. In the 1960s and 1970s the nearby Verdi Square and Sherman Square were known by local drug users and dealers as "needle park". This provided the title and general setting for the gritty 1971 film The Panic in Needle Park (set in Sherman Square.

Sherman Square New York City

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Lilium 'Stargazer' (the Stargazer lily)



West End Avenue becomes 11th and at 54th street De Witt Clinton Park 5.83 acres overlooking the Hudson. This image was taken with the crack of the wooden bat on hardball in the background. If you're ever on Manhattan's far westside give this beautiful park a look.

Lilium 'Stargazer' (the Stargazer lily) is a hybrid lily of the Oriental group. Oriental lilies are known for their fragrant perfume, blooming mid-to-late summer. Stargazers are easy to grow and do best in full sunlight. They have a fast growth rate and should be planted in full sun in well drained loamy or sandy soil. When mature, Stargazers can grow to a height of 36 inches with a spread of 12 to 16 inches with 4 to 5 flowers per stem.

The Stargazer lily was created in 1974 by Leslie Woodriff, a lily breeder in California. Woodriff called the new cross 'Stargazer', because the blooms faced towards the sky.

The ASPCA reports this plant as being toxic to cats. They are said to cause vomiting, inappetence, lethargy, kidney failure, and even death. Cats are the only species known to be affected.

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Lilium 'Stargazer' (the Stargazer lily)

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Mechanical Monsters Animated GIF



The Fleischer & Famous Superman cartoons are a series of seventeen animated Technicolor short films released by Paramount Pictures and based upon the comic book character Superman.

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superman Mechanical Monsters

superman Mechanical Monsters

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The Mechanical Monsters is the second of the seventeen animated Technicolor short films based upon the DC Comics character Superman. Produced by Fleischer Studios, the story features Superman battling a mad scientist with a small army of robots at his command. It was originally released by Paramount Pictures on November 28, 1941.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Imagine Strawberry Fields Alice characters of Wonderland



Imagine Strawberry Fields Alice characters of Wonderland: I told you about strawberry fields, . You know the place where nothing is real. Looking through a glass onion.

Text: Lennon–McCartney. Alice images: Peter Newell's illustration of Alice surrounded by the characters of Wonderland. (1890). Imagine image and editing by sookietex.

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Imagine Strawberry Fields Alice characters of Wonderland

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Plaza Hotel



On Tuesday, June 4, a 62,000 square foot mural -- equal to the size of one and a half football fields was unfurled, covering the entire Fifth Avenue face of the iconic Plaza Hotel in Manhattan.

The giant architectural rendering – printed on mesh fabric and attached to the construction scaffolding– will suggest what the building will eventually look like once its exterior restoration is complete.

This gigantic image is not just another advertising banner on a tall building; To maintain proper perspective and scale, the entire facade was hand-drawn and then digitally printed by perhaps the only company in America that could: Britten Banners is among the largest banner companies in the nation and its founder Paul Britten is a practicing architect.

Britten brought to life each building detail by hand, based on blueprints and photographs provided by The Plaza’s Restoration architect, Howard L. Zimmerman Architects P.C. Britten’s art department then took the drawings and digitally replicated the details to generate a full-scale image of the building. The result is “trompe l’oeil” -- an ancient style of representation in which a painted object is intended to deceive the viewer into believing it is the object itself. The form was first used by the ancient Greeks.

The Plaza Hotel

The scene on Tuesday morning featured teams from Skyline Restoration, Spring Scaffolding and Britten unfurling eighteen 244-foot panels from the top of The Plaza. The pieces will be linked together to create one, seamless image for all of Fifth Avenue to see, while those inside The Plaza will see through the mesh onto the City’s skyline without impediment. The mesh will serve as “scrim” to protect restoration workers on scaffolding behind it, as well as pedestrians on sidewalks and streets below. It is expected the banner will remain in place through end of the year.

Restoration and cleaning of The Plaza’s exterior is already underway and being led by Skyline Restoration of Long Island, NY. The company is repairing and weatherproofing the fa├žade and cleaning thousands of glazed white clay bricks.

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The Plaza Hotel

About The Plaza Hotel. One of America’s most celebrated hotels, The Plaza opened its doors on October 1, 1907, amid a flurry of impressive reports describing it as the greatest hotel in the world. It is jointly owned by Sahara Group and Kingdom Holdings and has been managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts since 1999.

Kings, presidents, ambassadors, stars of stage, screen and sports, as well as business executives and travelers from all parts of the world have gathered and stayed at The Plaza. Designated a New York City Landmark in 1969, The Plaza is listed on the Register of Historic Places and the only New York City hotel to be designated as a National Historic Landmark.

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A six-year, $450 million restoration was completed in 2008.

About Britten - Founded in 1985, Britten is the nation’s leading provider of grand scale banners and displays, with customers ranging from Disney, ESPN, Simon Properties, and NASCAR to thousands of small businesses. The company is based in Traverse City, Mich.

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Friday, June 07, 2013

Prometheus Carrying Fire



Artist: Jan Cossiers (1600–1671) Title: Prometheus Carrying Fire. Date: 17th century. Medium: Unknown. Dimensions: 182 x 113 cm. Current location: Prado Museum.

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Prometheus, son of the Titan Japetus by the sea nymph Clymene, is the chief "culture hero" of Greek mythology. The mythology of the world reveals a long array of culture heroes, but all copy more or less from the character given to Prometheus. He is the friend and benefactor of mankind. He defends them against Zeus, who, in accordance with a widely diffused mythical theory desires to destroy the human race and supplant them with a new and better species, or who simply revenges a trick in which men got the better of him.

Prometheus Carrying Fire

Text credit: Title: Mile-stones of history, literature, travel, mythology, sculpture, and art. Author: Frank McAlpine. Publisher: Elliott & Beezley, 1887. Original from: the New York Public Library. Digitized: Jun 17, 2010. Length: 384 pages. Subjects: Literature.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Summer Solstice the first day of Summer



Summer Solstice the first day of Summer. The Sun is directly overhead at "high-noon" on Summer Solstice at the latitude called the Tropic of Cancer at +23.5° latitude.

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Monday, June 03, 2013

Horse and buggy



Horse and buggy in Old Havana, Cuba. Creator(s): Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer. Date Created / Published: 2010 January 10. Medium: 1 photograph : digital, TIFF file, color. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-highsm-06109 (original digital file)

Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. Publication and other forms of distribution: Ms. Highsmith has stipulated that her photographs are in the public domain.

Call Number: LC-DIG-highsm- 06109 (ONLINE) [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print Notes: Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:089). Forms part of the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Memorial Day - 107th United Infantry Memorial Animated Gif



#MemorialDay Animated Gif - 107th United Infantry Memorial at East 67th Street and Fifth Avenue in Central Park. image and editing by sookietex. More about this image at Public Domain Clip Art - http://publicdomainclip-art.blogspot.com/2008/05/memorial-day-107th-united-infantry.html

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MemorialDay - 107th United Infantry Animated Gif

Karl Illava (1896–1954) created the memorial of seven World War I soldiers set on a granite platform designed by architects Rogers and Haneman. Donated by the Seventh Regiment New York 107th United Infantry Memorial Committee, dedicated September 27, 1927. Illava drew from his own experience as a sergeant with the 107th, his own hands served as models for the soldiers’ hands.

New York Public Library Lions Patience and Fortitude Animated Gif



May 23, 1911 – The New York Public Library is dedicated.

New York Public Library Lions Patience and Fortitude Animated Gif. Happy #Caturday :) New York Public Library Lions Patience and Fortitude. The marble lions were designed by sculptor Edward Clark Potter and carved from Tennessee Pink marble by the Piccirilli Brothers in 1911.

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New York Public Library Lions Patience and Fortitude


New York Public Library Lions Patience and Fortitude Animated Gif