Chippewa Lake – Abandoned Since 1978 — Architectural Afterlife (Reblog)

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

Dayton’s Abandoned Skyscraper Where the Wright Brothers Had an Office — Architectural Afterlife (Reblog)

An incredible abandoned skyscraper (though no longer an official skyscraper as of today’s definition) that not only held a recording studio, and luxurious penthouse suite, but many other operations throughout. The Wright brothers even had an office here. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 10, 1993. Let’s take…

Dayton’s Abandoned Skyscraper Where the Wright Brothers Had an Office — Architectural Afterlife

Once a TB Ward, Turned to a Prison, and Finally Left to Decay — Architectural Afterlife (Reblog)

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

Day 3. Livorno & Pisa — Love Travelling Blog (Reblog)

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…

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens – and Birds!

I took this the other day.

Probably Spalding‘s ‘hidden’ gem, Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens is a medieval gem, well maintained, with a fascinating south Lincolnshire regional museum.

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’!

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