Chippewa Lake Park is a former Medina County theme park, which operated for 100 years, from 1878 until 1978. Since the park’s closure, it has sat vacant. Early history Initially opened by Edward Andrews as Andrew’s Pleasure Grounds in 1875, the park offered a picnic ground and beach, a steamboat, and the park’s first roller…Chippewa Lake – Abandoned Since 1978 — Architectural Afterlife
Once a tuberculosis sanatorium, converted to a medium-security state correctional institution. Early history In the early 1900s, Samuel G. Dixon – Pennsylvania’s Commissioner of Health – had been searching for locations in the mountains to place a tuberculosis hospital. He was seeking a location here specifically due to the benefits of open air and exercise…Once a TB Ward, Turned to a Prison, and Finally Left to Decay — Architectural Afterlife
We were up bright and early and after enjoying our second socially distanced breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant we were ready to go. Our original plan for the day was to take the train to Lucca but on discovering that replacement buses were operating on the route with a reduced timetable, we decided to change […]Day 3. Livorno & Pisa — Love Travelling Blog
*Leaning tower of Pisa 3D model…
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Researchers created a 3D-printed scale model and broadcast ‘chirps’ at different frequencies When Stonehenge was intact, the acoustics were more like…A New Study Assesses the Prehistoric Acoustics of Stonehenge.
This is the last part of a three-part series on the islands of the English Channel. In the first-part of the series, I took a close look at the features and history of Alderney Island in the Channel Islands, which are British Crown Dependencies. In the second-part of the series, I looked at the same…The Channel Islands & the Other Islands of the English Channel – Part 3 The Isles of Portland and Wight & the Iles Chausey — Revealing What Has Been Hidden in Front of Our Eyes
Formerly also a private junior school, now located elsewhere in the town under the same name, the gardens are noted for their topiary, the rather notable Edwin Lutyens world war 1 memorial and a very nice aviary with many interesting species finches and other birds. Lutyens was one of the most famous and capable British architects of the 2oth century.
Although the town has been deeply affected by the crises of this year, it is still well worth a visit if you live nearby or are on holiday in the area.
And by the way, the locals pronounce it ‘Asscoffee’!
Copyright Francis Barker 2020
When Mike Malone is called to investigate the murder of a cow, which has been hanged from tree, he hopes that this is just a prank that has gone seriously wrong.
However, when the mutilated body of a young girl is found , he knows that once again he will have to drag the crime-board up from the basement and put his powers of deduction to work as the riddle of the nursery rhyme proves difficult to understand.
Light Hearted Romp
DS Alan Shepherd faithfully assists his boss in finding the serial killer behind the deaths of cows and girls but this time without the aid of custard creams.
Copyright Francis Barker 2020
Back in the early 1970s when I was a teenager, I grew to love this kind of book. I, like many, was fascinated by ufos, aliens and space, that maybe the myths of the Greek gods were a retelling of ancient visitation of spacemen from other worlds.
Such books would have been scorned by my history teacher, yet these were far more interesting to me than the learned tomes we were supposed to study for O level.
This is the one I bought in 1973, which, as you can see I covered with plastic, as lovingly as any schoolboy would cover a textbook. It’s in very good condition.
Of course it was Erich von Daniken‘s famous book ‘Chariots of the Gods‘ which had really fired my imagination a little earlier. Although he was to receive much criticism from both the scientific and religious communities, I still believe there is much to be learned from his books and from other authors like Drake.
I recall one school assembly put on by some pupils around 1973 which even brought up the subject of ancient aliens. Was God and astronaut? The following day the headmaster took to the stage himself and attempted to shoot down the theory in flames. Despite this, the theory is still out there and as popular as ever.
The great thing about Drake’s writing is that whilst he is clearly learned, he writes in such an accessible way – it had to be for me to read it! I particularly enjoyed the chapter about the Ramayana of ancient India and his interpretations of it.
The general thesis of all these books is that extraterrestrials have visited ‘our domain’ in the past and have effected the course of human civilisation, perhaps even to the extent of altering our DNA through one method or another.
For me it is a wonderful adventure, and even if not all of it is true, it is highly entertaining, nevertheless. One qualification I would insert is that the understanding of the word ‘extraterrestrial’ has become more complex in recent years. I am quite sure there are other dimensions to reality, and that ours is only one.
Therefore the origin of these interlopers, whether they be in spacecraft or not, could be from the same third dimension as our own, or from the fourth or fifth dimensions, the latter which may surround us invisibly.
I think it’s important for us to keep an open mind, to explore and yes… to imagine.
Copyright Francis Barker 2020
he world’s first known author is widely attributed to have been the daughter of Sargon (1) of Akkad in the 23rd century BC. We know her today as Enheduanna, which may have been a title of office, in which case her real name is unknown. She was the High Priestess of Nanna-Suen, a moon deity of Mesopotamia