Saturday, February 8, 2014

Railroad Terminal Historic District, Binghamton, NY

via Wikipedia by Doug Kerr
Photo: Former Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Station, 
Railroad Terminal Historic District, Bingham New York, USA.
This building was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Katmai Crater at Katmai National Park and Preserve

Katmai Crater at Katmai National Park and Preserve
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Katmai Crater at Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska, USA
Variety marks this land: lakes, marshland, forests all abound in wildlife- including the Alaska brown bear, the world's largest carnivore. Here, in one of the largest areas in the National Park System, Novarupta Volcano erupted violently in 1912, forming the ash-filled "Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes". Today only a few active vents remain. Katmai National Monument was greatly enlarged in 1978 and became 4,093,214 acre Katmai National Park and Preserve by Congressional Action on December 2, 1980.

Gates of Arctic National Park and Preserve, Alaska

gates of arctic national park and preserve
Mountains, Arrigetch Peaks Headwaters of Arrigetch Creek Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska.
This vast tundra contains six designated wild rivers and many lakes and rivers yet unnamed. Broad valleys contarst with razor-like Arrigetch Peaks and turreted Mt. Igikpak, high point of central and western Brook Range. Here, 324 km(200 miles) northwest of Fairbanks, is habibat vital to the arctic caribou, grizzly bear, sheep, moose, wolves and raptors. Created by U.S Congress on Dec 2, 1980.

Springtime in Pamir Lowlands

Pamir Lowlands
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Picturesque beauty of Pamir Lowlands, Tajikistan. 
Photo by: Brian Harrington Spier
 If water ran up, instead of down
If apples were peaches, and country were town
If coming were going, and springtime were fall
Some would like it. and some not at all.