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Lakeville Anniversary

October 28, 1965, is the 50th anniversary of the last train run on the former CNE/New Haven Railroad between Canaan & Lakeville CT.  It started at the historic Canaan Railroad Station, crossed two rivers (Blackberry & Housatonic), went between the two Twin Lakes, through the towns of Taconic & Salisbury & ended in Lakeville, a distance of 8 miles.  Was active for nearly 100 years & survived previous petitions for abandonment. the trestle in Lakeville over Route 41 was removed in 1950.  Housatonic RR removed the diamond at Canaan about 3 or 4 years ago. the only two businesses serviced before the abandonment in 1965 were Tri State (not sure of the last name) in Salisbury & the Community Service in Lakeville.

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(all photos courtesy of Hopewell Junction Restoration Project

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Perspectives on Life, the Universe and Everything

Hey party boy, night with your trulls
You walk and you walk and you walk
Leering and chatting up girls
Then you talk and you talk and you talk
Running your table, groupies abound
And you drink and you drink and you drink
Human stable, security around
And you sink, and you sink and you sink
Further with every kiss and every tongue
Do you ever, ever, ever, ever, think
Till another night…

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Hvar – A Walk up to the Spanish Fortress

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Looking up from the seaside promenade, the Spanish Fortress appeared to be perched high up on top of the hill, as if it were a sentry guarding the Hvar town. The shortest and direct path from the town to the fortress is very steep with long flights of steps.

This 16th  century fortress, built by Spanish military engineers, was  constructed on the site of a medieval castle built to withstand attacks by the Turks. The fortress  and the 13th century city walls were constructed  soon after the islanders requested Venetian protection in 1278.  It was enlarged in 1557 by the Venetians and after more remodeling by the French in 1811, it was again restored in the 19th Century by the Austrians. In 1579 , a thunderbolt struck gunpowder store, causing devastating explosion and major damage to the fortress . In the following centuries the fortress underwent repairs and adaptations.   In 1971  the fortress was restored to the…

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Bathing the Buddha

The Inspiration Shots

One particular ceremony during this Wesak festive time is called:“Bathing the Buddha”. To bathe the Buddha is to pour scented, blessed water over an image of an infant Prince, who has his right forefinger pointed upwards and left forefinger directed downwards. The Prince’s image embodies the enlightened presence of the Buddha. This ritual comes in different forms in each country that it is practiced in, but they are all throwbacks to a single sacred story. It is a story that brings sentient beings together in a joyful celebration of a promise. That promise is nothing less than the end of suffering and ignorance.

According to the ancient stories, the Buddha was born in a very peculiar fashion. Since his mother, Queen Māyāwas standing up – or more accurately, leaning against a sara tree – when she gave birth, the baby sprang from her side…

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Blues Point Sunrise

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Ok, so I know I promised my Sydney Vivid photos, but I took the opportunity of being up early to go take some more sunrise photos, but this time from the city rather than the beach. The photo I have uploaded is my absolute favourite out of all the ones I took! I am so glad I was able to produce what I was seeing with my own eyes and I hope you enjoy it!

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