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Surprise gallery find in Nicholson Street next to Sheriff Court

For various reasons I tend to shy away from the area near the Sheriff Court, but passing nearby during the weekend, when the place was shut, I decided to ‘Confront The Phobia’ and walk past the façade. 217 more words


No chance of infection in Tollcross Park, just a spot of fungus

Funny how it’s possible to wander around a place and completely miss something in plain sight.

I’d never noticed this old drinking fountain before, yet it lies near at least one path within the park. 226 more words


Fredericksburg, Virginia's Sentry Box

Fredericksburg’s Sentry Box has a history spanning several of America’s most tumultuous eras. General George Weedon, a tavern owner, Revolutionary War general, and influential member of the Fredericksburg community, built the house in 1786, calling it the “Sentry Box” in honor of his own experiences in the Continental Army.  689 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

Scottish wild kittens (not what you think)

Not THAT kind of wild kitten.

These are probably wild about being dressed up.

I’d comment…

If I wasn’t lost for words!

We tracked one of the models down, and were planning an interview, asking ‘Why?’. 24 more words


Barras Woman mural revisited

Curiosity got the better of me, following the original post on the ‘Woman’ mural I found I had an old pic of, and which is now largely obscured by some recently completed offices. 123 more words


1862: "If We Could Only Be At Home Together Once More…"

Richmond. VA

October 10th 1862

My dear Brothers.

I need scarcely tell you with what ardent love and interest our hearts have followed you during all this long period when you have been so constantly exposed to such danger, hardships, and privation. 737 more words

American Civil War

Surprise, murders are up in Scotland (after seven - or is it ten - years of fall)

I’m feeling a little out of touch at the moment, as I have still to reconfigure my Firefox setup (in anticipation of the official Fx57 update due in November) to bring me my favourite local news pages (amongst others), and it just takes too much effort to go fetch them all by hand. 357 more words