【HK Walk Tour】Central and Western Heritage Trail – The Sheung Wan Route (Complete Version)

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:00:52 – 01 – Original Web site of the Central Fire Station
:01:53 – 02 – Central Industry
:07:28 – 03 – Pottinger Street (Stone Slab Street)
:15:24 – 04 – Original Web site of the Xing Zhong Hui (Revive China Society) Hong Kong Headquarters
:21:59 – 05 – Jamia Mosque
:33:13 – 06 – Ohel Leah Synagogue
:39:04 – 07 – London Mission Constructing
:55:20 – 08 – Kom Tong Hall (Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum)
1:04:57 – 09 – Original Internet site of the Daoji Mission Property
1:06:01 – 10 – Original Website of the Alice Memorial Hospital and Hong Kong College of Medicine
1:08:57 – 11 – Original Site of the Furen Wenshe (Literary Society for the Promotion of Benevolence)
1:ten:29 – 12 – Original Web site of the School exactly where Yeung Ku-wan was Murdered
1:12:29 – 13 – Original Site of Yang Yao Ji – meeting place for “The Four Desperados”
1:14:29 – 14 – Commemorative Plaque for Dr James Legge
1:14:11 – 15 – Original Web site of Central College
1:22:07 – 16 – Original Web site of Queen’s College
1:18:17 – 17 – Original Site of the American Congregational Mission Preaching Property
1:28:06 – 18 – Man Mo Temple
1:31:41 – 19 – Chinese Young Men’s Christian Association of Hong Kong (Chinese YMCA)
1:36:42 – 20 – Old Pathological Institute (Hong Kong Museum of Health-related Sciences)
:48:14 – 21 – Original Internet site of the Police Officers’ Quarters-Caine Road
:46:44 – 22 – Hop Yat Church
1:39:11 – 23 – Original Site of Tong Meng Hui Reception Centre
1:40:50 – 24 – Commemorative Plaque for the Outbreak of the Bubonic Plague in 1894
1:44:23 – 25 – Kwong Fook I Tsz
1:44:46 – 26 – Tai Ping Shan Street
1:45:55 – 27 – Tung Wah Hospital
1:47:06 – 28 – Hollywood Road
1:48:00 – 29 – Original Site of the Possession Point (Shui Hang Hau)
1:49:33 – 30 – Original Web site of the Tai Tat Tei
1:51:44 – 31 – Original Internet site of Ko Shing Theatre
1:56:17 – 32 – Bonham Strand
1:59:37 – 33 – Original Site of the Nam Pak Hong Union
2:00:39 – 34 – Original Web site of the Western Industry (South Block) (Sheung Wan Complicated)
two:03:49 – 35 – Western Marketplace (North Block)

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Quoting from Wikipedia | United States Botanic Garden:

The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a botanic garden on the grounds of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., near Garfield Circle.

The Botanic Garden is supervised by the Congress by way of the Architect of the Capitol, who is accountable for preserving the grounds of the United States Capitol. The USBG is open every single day of the year, including federal holidays. It is the oldest continually operating botanic garden in the United States.


The Columbian Institute for the Promotion of Arts and Sciences in Washington, D.C., first recommended the creation of the Botanic Garden in 1816.[2][3] The concept of establishing a botanic garden in Washington, D.C., was also supported by the Washington Botanical Society, organized in 1817, many of whose members had been also members of the Columbian Institute, even so this society disbanded in 1826.[4]

In 1820, President James Monroe set aside 5&nbspacres (20,000 m2) for a &quotnational greenhouse.&quot Dr. Edward Cutbush, founder and initial president of the Columbian Institute, was 1 of the earliest crusaders for a plant repository and saw the necessity for a botanical garden &quotwhere various seeds and plants could be cultivated, and, as they multiplied, distributed to other parts of the Union.&quot[5]

The tract, which was swamp land,[six] was situated next to the Smithsonian Museum and a mere eighty feet from the methods of the Capitol.[5] The land was situated in between First and Third streets and Pennsylvania and Maryland avenues[7] on the east side of the Capitol building.[eight] It was originally owned by David Burnes, the Scots farmer who owned significantly of the internet site of the city of Washington. He had been warned in 1796 that if he chose to plant crops &quoton the avenue and the Mall&quot, it was at his own threat as anything may be completed &quotalmost any time&quot to make a thoroughfare.[9]

It is probable that Thomas Jefferson was the 1st influential particular person who took an interest in cleaning up the brush that covered the land. By 1810, some rows of Lombardy poplars had been planted, nonetheless, the avenue itself &quotwas as well significantly of a morass&quot to be traversed on horseback.[9]

Botanic Garden of the Columbian Institute

One of the greatest accomplishments of the institution was the creation of a botanic garden in 1821. &quotBy the finish of 1823 the swampy tract of land granted by Congress had been drained and leveled, an elliptical pond with an island at its center constructed, and four graveled walks laid out. Trees and shrubs had been planted, and the garden was maintained as properly as scanty funds would permit till the institute expired in 1837, one year just before the termination of its charter.&quot[4]

On Could 26, 1824, the grounds have been extended and in 1825, they were enclosed. &quotThere seems to be no record of what improvements or plantings were created by the Columbian Institute. The institute had expended $1,500 on the grounds for walks and plantings and had asked Congress to be reimbursed, but this request was not granted.&quot[7]

Although the membership roster of the Columbian Institution integrated numerous distinguished citizens and numerous presidents, they had been unable to raise funds for the greenhouse and lecture hall.[10] Meetings were held in a variety of short-term offices, which includes a committee space in the capitol developing that Congress granted use of on December 20, 1828.[11]

In spite of all the hardships, the Institute quickly launched an enthusiastic work to collect plants and seeds.[ten] In 1826, a committee was appointed to meet with heads of government departments to help solicit &quotall subjects of all-natural history that might be deemed fascinating&quot from foreign representatives. The following year, Secretary of the Treasury, Richard Rush was also involved in the solicitation by circulating a letter to foreign dignitaries.&quot[ten] In the letter he stated that President John Quincy Adams was &quotdesirous of causing to be introduced into the United States all such trees and plants from other countries not heretofore recognized in the United States, as may possibly give promise, beneath appropriate cultivation, of flourishing and becoming helpful….&quot[ten]

The publicity was extremely effective. Plants and seeds created their way to the Institute from as far away as China and Brazil. Some came from regions nearby, such as Montgomery County in Maryland. In 1824, a List of Plants in the Botanic Garden of the Columbian Institute was ready by William Elliot.[ten] The pamphlet mentioned far more than 458 plants expanding at that time.[7]

Sixteen years passed and by 1836, no additional improvements had been made on the home. &quotThe tract was a stagnant and malarial swamp and Congress was prevailed upon to make an appropriation of $5,000 for improvements.&quot[12] The funds were used to drain the web site and erect a fountain.[9]

Monetary woes continued to plague the Institute, and there was &quotnever sufficient money from contributions for suitable maintenance of the garden and plant collections.&quot[10] The facility ceased to operate in 1837 when the society stopped holding meetings. However it was re-instituted in 1842 when the Wilkes expedition of the South Seas brought back a collection of plants.[13]

Wilkes exploring and surveying expedition

In 1838, Lt. Charles Wilkes set out on the United States Exploring Expedition commissioned by Congress[13] to circumnavigate the globe and discover the Pacific Ocean.[ten] Among the years 1838–1842, the expedition, consisting of six government ships, traveled 87,000 miles[5] and collected a big assortment of horticultural and botanical specimens. These formed the nucleus of the present garden.[13] The expedition also confirmed that Antarctica was a continent.[five]

The staff incorporated a botanist, W. D. Breckenridge who brought back a huge collection of specimens, such as seeds and cuttings.[12]

Since the garden was situated in a swamp, early attempts at cultivation had been not successful, nonetheless, throughout 1842 a revival was created after the Wilkes Expedition brought a lot of rare plants to Washington from the Fiji, Sandwich and Society Islands, New Zealand and South America.

Throughout this trip, Wilkes collected reside and dried specimens of plants and was 1 of the 1st to use wardian instances to sustain live plants on lengthy voyages. Members of the expedition returned with a enormous collection of plants previously unknown in the United States.

The dried specimens comprised the core of what is now the National Herbarium, an herbarium curated by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.

The live Wilkes specimens and seeds &quotwere transferred successively to frames in 1844 and to the Old Patent Workplace greenhouse, the 1st developing on the website, where they remained until 1850.[six] At that time, a botanic garden was constructed to property the collection in front of the Capitol, exactly where the reflecting pool is now located. They were moved once again in 1934.[six]

U.S. Botanic Garden

The very tract of land the Botanical Garden of the Columbian Institute occupied, became the internet site of the United States Botanic Garden, established in 1850, thirteen years right after the demise of the institute.

In 1867, Congress supplied cash for the construction of the very first greenhouses. The main conservatory creating was erected, 30 feet long with a dome 60 feet high.[9]

A number of historic trees stood on the web site like the Crittenden Oak which marks the spot exactly where John J. Crittenden created an address in an effort to avert the Civil War. Also, the Beck-Washington Elm was a scion of an elm earlier planted by Washington himself. A plane tree which Thaddeus Stevens brought from the Vale of Cashmere, a sycamore planted by Senator Daniel Voorhees and a Chinese oak from the grave of Confucius, two cedars of Lebanon, and several others that have historic associations.[9]

The Bartholdl Fountain, the work of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the same sculptor who made the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor stood in a central site in the gardens, nonetheless, it was placed in storage for several years to make way for the memorial to General Meade, the hero of Gettysburg.[9]

The garden &quotwas formally placed under the jurisdiction of the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress in 1856 and has been administered by means of the Workplace of the Architect of the Capitol considering that 1934. The Architect of the Capitol has served as Acting Director of the United States Botanic Garden and is accountable for the upkeep and operation of the Garden and for any construction, modifications, or improvements created.&quot[14]

Talk of expansion and move

A discussion about moving the garden began in Congress in August, 1922. &quotIt seems probably that the public attributes of the present garden will be transferred from the west side of the Capitol to the north side and that a new botanic garden and arboretum on an adequate scale will be established not far from the Capitol.&quot[13]

The internet site of the original garden was fewer than 13&nbspacres (53,000 m2), in comparison to the popular Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London, which had 288&nbspacres (1.17&nbspkm2). The garden in Berlin, Germany, has more than 1,325&nbspacres (five.36&nbspkm2) and was established at a expense of more than $four,000,000. In comparison, $1,416,748 was spent on the garden in Washington between the years 1842–1922. This integrated the original appropriation for the Wilkes expedition.[13]

Senate resolution 165 was passed and a committee was formed to evaluation the acquisition of a new internet site. Lieut. Col. Clarence O. Sherrill, Corps of Engineers, secretary and executive officer of the fine arts commission, compiled a report on the garden.[13]

It was felt that the botanic garden have to be removed since when Congress established the place of the Grant Memorial in the garden-area, technically, it forced the garden out. &quotSuch was the intention of Congress.&quot[13]

The action was entirely logical. That space was developed by President George Washington and Maj. Pierre Charles L’Enfant as an open strategy to the Capitol, which is shown on the original program to the city. &quotIt was proposed at that time that this area should be subject to ornamentation with memorials, foundations, and the like, but not shut off by walls and fences. Locating the Botanic Garden in this area was one particular of those severe errors created in the early part of the century whereby the fantastic plan for the Nation’s Capital suffered damage that has continued to this day.&quot[13]

Sherrill’s report pointed out that the purpose of Congress was to restore the Mall to its original status as a park connection in between the legislative and executive departments. Congress had paid the Pennsylvania Railroad $1,500,000 to remove its tracks from the Mall. &quotThe new National Museum Developing, the Agriculture Division buildings, and the gallery for the Freer collections all have been located with reference in the basic plan. Gradually, but steadily, changes in conformity with that program are now becoming carried out throughout the whole 2½ miles from the Capitol Grounds to the Lincoln Memorial. The removal of the Botanic Garden is vital to the development of the excellent composition.&quot[13]

&quotIf Congress desires to continue a garden for the purpose of acquiring flowers for its members and for increasing shrubs to disseminate all through the nation, each of these purposes can be subserved fairly as well by glass homes and gardens in other accessible places.&quot[13]

It was also felt that the new place would supply enlargement of the Capitol Grounds on the north which affords an region for gardens of great beauty and distinction &quotthrough which will pass all guests to Washington and a large proportion of those persons who every day go to the Capitol and Library of Congress.&quot[13] The old place was noticed as assessable to only &quotan insignificant fraction of guests or residents&quot and that the removal of the garden from the west side of the Capitol to the north side made the characteristics of the garden a lot more obtainable.[13]

An exhaustive search was created of a number of places accessible for garden purposes and Mount Hamilton, a privately owned site, was chosen. The tract fronted the Anacostia River and carried a range of soils in such condition that &quotvery little preparation for the makes use of of a botanic garden would be needed and really small grading other than that essential for roads.&quot[13]

The tract had north, south, east and west slopes and a level area on Hickey Road that would work well for greenhouses and herbaceous gardens, even though the other sloped regions would be perfect for shrub and small flowering-tree arboretum makes use of. The entire location contained about 400&nbspacres (1.six&nbspkm2) and would &quotafford an entrance to Washington of unequaled beauty.&quot[13]

In the future, it was felt that the garden could be expanded by &quotthat portion of the park amongst the Pennsylvania Railroad and Benning Bridge consists of about 563 acres, lowland and water, therefore furnishing ample chance for expansion on land not subject to overflow for lowland and fresh-water exhibits.&quot[13]

The Commission of Fine Art produced recommendation that the Mount Hamilton tract be acquired for a national botanic garden and arboretum by buying 400&nbspacres (1.6&nbspkm2) of land, at least 800&nbspacres (three.2&nbspkm2) of Government-owned lands will be created offered. Also, a park entrance to the city from the north will be offered. Additionally, the public functions of the &quotpresent&quot Botanic Garden be transferred from the west side of the Capitol to the north side to lands already owned by the Government.[13]

New place

In 1933, the major creating was moved to its present location on the National Mall, just to the southwest of the Capitol, bordered by Maryland Avenue on the north, 1st Street on the east, Independence Avenue on the south, and Third Street on the west.[3] The facility consists of a conservatory and 2&nbspacres (8,one hundred&nbspm2) of outdoors grounds.[15] Directly across Independence Avenue is Bartholdi Park, an outdoor display location, and an administration creating.[3][16] Positioned on three&nbspacres (12,000&nbspm2) west of the conservatory and opened to the public on October 1, 2006, the National Garden provides living laboratories for environmental, horticultural, and botanical education.[17][18] The key attributes of the National Garden are the Rose Garden, the Butterfly Garden, the Lawn Terrace, the First Ladies’ Water Garden, the Regional Garden, and an outdoor amphitheater.[17]

Plant production facility

A plant production facility in Anacostia, Washington, D.C., involves greenhouse bays and a assistance facility for the garden. The U.S. Botanic Garden Production Facility, covers 85,000&nbspsquare feet (7,900&nbspm2) beneath glass, and is the biggest support facility for a botanic garden in the United States. It houses collections at the moment not on display, including plants recuperating. Seasonal plants are also grown at the facility for use in the Supreme Court, Library of Congress and for replenishing the Capitol grounds. An estimated 100,000 mums, pansies, cabbage, kale and other annuals and perennials per year are grown in the facility. Furthermore, foliage plants for the Senate offices and palm trees for Capitol Hill events as nicely as specific seasonal displays such as Easter lilies and poinsettias are all grown on website.[1] &quotAccording to employees botanists, there are about 50,000 plants on hand at the production facility at any one particular time.[1]

Existing operation

Presently, the United States Botanic Garden is property to practically ten,000 living specimens, some of them over 165 years old.[5]

The national monument was closed for renovations on September 1, 1997, and reopened to the public on December 11, 2001. At the time of closure for renovation, plants in the collection were placed in storage at the USBG Production Facility, retired to greenhouses in Florida, or composted.


The USBG suitable consists of 3 locations: the Conservatory, Bartholdi Park, and the Production Facility.

The historic Lord &amp Burnham greenhouse, built by the Architect of the Capitol in 1933, consists of eight garden rooms under glass, totaling 28,944&nbspsquare feet (2,689.&nbspm2) of increasing space. In 2001, the Conservatory re-opened following a four-year renovation that essential it to be totally dismantled and rebuilt employing 21st century building standards.[14] The Conservatory is divided into separate rooms, every single simulating a exclusive habitat:

* The Garden Court

* Rare and Endangered Plants (rare species, endangered species)

* Plant Exploration

* Orchid House (orchids)

* Medicinal Plants (medicinal plants)

* Desert (desert species)

* Hawaii

* Garden Primeval (primeval)

* Plant Adaptation

* Jungle (jungle species this is the biggest of the rooms, and includes a second-story catwalk so that the jungle canopy could be observed from each under and above)

* Children’s Garden (courtyard characteristics numerous thriving temperate annuals utilized to encourage interest in plants)

* Southern Exposure (courtyard),on the south side of the developing, is surrounded by glass walls, receiving far more warmth. It features a lot of plants from the Southeast and Southwest, which would not be able to reside in the colder District of Columbia climate if not for the microclimate

Except for the Hawaiian house, the galleries, and south lobby, none of the conservatory has air conditioning. Every area is closely monitored by a computer-operated sensors to sustain the atmosphere greatest suited to the plants in that space. Humidity, sunlight and temperature are regulated by indicates of a misting system, retractable shades and levered windows. All plants are watered day-to-day by hand. Construction was completed on the three-acre (12,000&nbspm2) National Garden on the Botanic Garden’s west border, in October 2006 and the garden includes a regional garden of plants native to the Atlantic Coastal Plain and Piedmont, a rose garden, a butterfly garden, and the First Ladies Water Garden, a water garden in memory of the 1st Ladies of the United States.The National Garden construction was funded by the National Fund for the U.S. Botanic Garden which now exists as a ‘friends group’.

Bartholdi Park lies just south of the Conservatory, across Independence Avenue. It is named for the Bartholdi Fountain in the garden’s center designed by Frédéric Bartholdi. One particular of the goals of this garden is to offer inspiration and concepts for property gardeners who check out it. It displays a variety of modest structured and non-structured gardens, and infuses color, shape, and planting themes. One particular section of the garden is certified as a National Wildlife Federation Backyard Wildlife Habitat. The Park also houses the administrative developing for the United States Botanic Garden.

The Production Facility in southwest D.C. is used for increasing and storing plants for propagation, for collection maintenance, or for show in upcoming annual shows.

The USBG participates in CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species), which means that it cares for plants seized by Customs. It specializes in orchids and succulents.

Wilkes Plants

There are four plants in the garden that are believed to be directly associated to the original Wilkes Expedition.

* The Vessel Fern (Angiopteris evecta) situated in the Jungle, is a fern believed to be the direct progeny of the Vessel Fern brought back on Wilkes’ ship. Simply because of the lifespan of Vessel Ferns, it is highly unlikely that the present fern is the original nevertheless it is believed that the present fern is a direct descendant and genetically identical to the original.

* The Ferocious Blue Cycad (Encephalartos horridus) is a cycad questionably 1 of the original Wilkes plants. Due to its size and possible age, some think this plant to have come back with the expedition in 1842 regrettably, early records are incomplete and inaccurate, so this is left to speculation.

* The Queen Sagos Cycas circinalis, which are cycads, reside in the Garden Court. The Botanic Garden cares for each a male and a female of the species, and both have been brought back with the Wilkes Expedition.

External hyperlinks

* &quotUnited States Botanic Garden&quot. Official internet site of the United States Botanic Garden, Washington, DC. www.usbg.gov/index.cfm. Retrieved 2010-07-08.&nbsp

* &quotA Botanic Garden for the Nation: the United States Botanic Garden&quot. United States Botanic Garden, Washington, DC. www.usbg.gov/history/A-Botanic-Garden-for-the-Nation-The-…. Retrieved 2010-07-08.&nbsp Website consists of a hyperlink to download a free of charge electronic version of an illustrated 180 page book about the U.S. Botanic Garden (Botanic Garden for the Nation: the United States Botanic Garden. Publisher: Congress, Architect of the Capitol, United States Botanic Garden, 2007.)

* U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, Tanglewood Conservatory

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By Chris Devers on 2011-05-23 14:31:00

Really feel Like You Got A New Home With Residence Improvement

Effectively, you have lastly produced the decision to make a modify in your property. You want to enter the globe of residence improvement, correct? Now is as very good a time as any to get began. You most probably want to ask a million inquiries about how to commence, do not fret, you can learn here. Following are some great tips to aid you with your projects at house.

Tiny rooms tend to be gloomy, but they never have to be. Just let a small sunshine in! Shine your windows and raise the blinds. A room will immediately look bigger with a little organic light. Use pale colors on your walls and steer clear of clutter. All of a sudden, your modest space will really feel much less cramped.

If your floor is squeaking, quit the annoyance with some construction adhesive. You may have to work your way into the basement or a crawlspace, but it is worth the effort. Use a caulking gun to place glue in between every single floor joist, even though generating confident every planks is safe.

Only commit time on house improvements that are sensible. Stay away from nonsensical or questionable improvements like leaving a sun room in a cold climate uninsulated. This will make your house significantly more difficult to sell. Stick to what is liked, and do not attain outside of what neighborhood climate permits.

Consider about your improvments before you make your final choice. All improvement jobs need a nicely formed plan to ensure completion on time without having going more than the obtainable spending budget. If you make alterations midway through the project, you will improve each the time and the expense. You will have happier contractors when you can inform them precisely what you want, also.

Now you are considerably more ready when it comes to property improvement. You may possibly have thought you had been already prepared nonetheless, appear at oneself now! Hopefully the guidelines laid out right here are going to give you the details to start your residence renovations so like a pro, you can make your residence appear great.


SIMON JENKINS Book Quantity: 78733 Item format: Hardback

Yorkshire is a county of two halves, constructed on manufacturing in the west and farming in the east, and its historic homes reflect that division. In the county’s industrial heartland there is the spectacular Doncaster Mansion Home, rivalled only by the mansion houses in York and London, and the tiny-recognized Bolling Hall set amongst mineral workings, its 18th century state rooms jostling with a medieval pele tower and heraldic glass of the Bolling and Tempest households. The arable plains of York are full of grand nation houses, including the classical Beningborough Hall, glimpsed in the most recent series of Downton Abbey, or Newby Hall with its noble 17th century exterior, sumptuous Angelica Kauffman panels and riotous Victorian staircase. The jewel in the crown is Castle Howard, created by the playwright John Vanbrugh and displaying the sort of Rococo convolutions we locate in the plots of his comedies. Jenkins marginally favours Rievaulx over Fountains Abbey, but both Cistercian monasteries have substantial ruins against a backdrop of superb scenery that fascinate the visitor. Settle Folly with its hint of Moorish design is a puzzle in the deep Pennines, whilst Skipton Castle is a grim pile, tamed with a fairly Oriel window added by Lady Anne Clifford. Every residence or castle is photographed in colour and described in Jenkins’s fashionable prose, with a star rating. 192pp, glossary, contact information and visitor info.
Bibliophile price tag: £6.50

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Lunchtime Talk w/ Jeff & Kerry-Historic Buildings

Journalist and filmmaker Tina Traster joined Jeff & Kerry to speak about her new documentary “This Home Matters.” The 30-minute documentary, This Property Matters, is a behind-the-scenes look at the successes and failures of trying to preserve and restore a number of English and Dutch sandstone historic homes in the the Hudson Valley. Visit www.ThisHouseMatters.com to discover much more.

“Lunchtime Speak with Jeff & Kerry” on WRCR AM 1700 (www.WRCR.com) in Rockland County, NY, pairs WRCR’s Kerry Potter with Jeff Lewis of Group M Cross-Media Advertising and marketing & PR (www.facebook.com/groupminc) talking about interesting news things from the Reduce Hudson Valley, northern NJ, NYC and about the planet.

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[in-studio images of Jeff & Kerry by Jessica Guilfoyle images courtesy ThisHouseMatters.com.

From: Jeff Lewis

Ruins of Derrynane Abbey, Ring of Kerry, Ireland
The ruins of Derrynane Abbey, Ring of Kerry, Ireland

Derrynane Abbey (Ahamore Abbey/Irish: Mainistir Achaidh Mhóir) is a ruined abbey in County Kerry, Republic of Ireland. It is situated close to the town of Caherdaniel and is very close to Derrynane Home, the home of Daniel O’Connell. Derrynane Abbey is on an island appropriately named Abbey Island. It is accessible from the mainland by way of a beach. It is believed to have been built in the 6th century.
The Abbey itself is quite ruined. There are only 3 interconnecting buildings of the abbey left, all with no a roof. The primary church, like the other buildings, is very overgrown and complete of graves, such as Mary O’Connell’s (wife of Daniel O’Connell) and the eighteenth-century Gaelic poet, Tomás Rua Ó Suilleabháin.
By Marcus Rahm on 2016-06-14 20:59:24

Historic Residences of Elmwood – Historic Residence Renovation Providence, RI – Bob Vila eps.2201

More Historic Home Tours: http://www.bobvila.com/categories/historic-homes-a lot more

In the historic Elmwood neighborhood of Providence, RI, Bob talks with Mary Turkel and Bob Key (from the Providence Preservation Cooperative) about the adjustments taking spot in the area. Bob also meets Jane and Luke Driver, whose kitchen renovation is one particular of the smaller sized scale projects Bob plans to cover. As demolition operate begins, so also does plumbing and electrical. Also to come is a new kitchen floor created from reclaimed Pine.

From: Bob Vila


Historic Houses Of Fairmount Park Decorated For Holidays

Pat Gallen reports.

From: CBS Philly

Lemon Hill Mansion
In 1855, Lemon Hill became component of the new Fairmount Park and, more than time, served as a beer garden, a restaurant, and the residence of Fiske Kimball, the first director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Today, Lemon Hill is owned by the City of Philadelphia, managed by the Fairmount Park Commission and operated as an historic house museum by the Colonial Dames of America (CDA) and the Buddies of Lemon Hill.
By garyreed on 2012-07-18 01:ten:17

“A Really Philly Christmas” Debuts at Historic Houses of Fairmount Park

Jan Carabeo reports.

From: CBS Philly

Birmingham, UK – Historic City

In the United Kingdom, Birmingham is identified as the second biggest city. This city is the destination of a lot of travelers every year, as it provides exciting issues such as City hall, City Museum or City Council, all of which are Victorian buildings. Historic buildings are also plenty, such as St Philip Cathedral, St Chad Catholic cathedral or St Martin in the XIV century.


Visitors are shocked for very first time that the city has far more trees and open spaces than any other city in Europe. Components of downtown had been destroyed during the Second Globe War. Nonetheless, since the ´90s Birmingham suffered radical modifications, a lot of buildings have been replaced components of the center became pedestrian and the network of channels has been cleaned. The city has preserved industrial heritage, but has a modern appearance.


Prosperity is based on engineering, steel and automotive business. It represents the current history of “England blacksmiths”, Cadbury chocolate, the spot of birth of Jaguar and of Austin Martin. An critical element for Birmingham is Cadbury, the popular name for chocolate. Cadbury Planet is a 1-way only tour. Cadbury Globe opened in August 1989, on the platform of manufacturing firm Cadbury Bourneville expanded and created by way of continuous improvement.


The Dunedin Cadbury Planet offers three distinct tours: the Factory Tour, the Shortened Tour, and the Centre Tour. The Factory Tour lasts for about 75 minutes, and incorporates a ten minute self-guided tour about the Visitors´ Centre prior to a completely guided tour by way of a number of places of the operational factory. The Factory Tour takes spot only on weekdays given that the factory is closed in weekends.


When in Birmingham, tourists need to have accommodation. It is desirable to locate accommodation in a modern hotel, which could also be a really majestic architectural style. You can even attend lavish weddings, especially the well-known Asian weddings venues in Birmingham, held in the smallest details, where every thing is well established from the beginning so that the bride´s most essential day of her life is excellent.


The Paragon Hotel was built in 1903 and is one particular of the magnificent Asian wedding venues in birmingham hotel, a perfect instance of Victorian Gothic architecture.

London’s grand historic houses

An Art Deco palace with a pet lemur’s bedroom, Queen Victoria’s birthplace and the Iron Duke’s opulent Hyde Park house are all on Dr James Fox’s list of historic homes to pay a visit to in London. Right here are the prime ten: http://po.st/EnU4ZX

All are cost-free with a National Art Pass:https://www.artfund.org/national-art-pass

From: ArtFundUK

Bush Property Bedroom (panorama)
This is a panorama of a bedroom on the upper floor of Salem’s Bush Residence. Nine exposures were employed to make this HDR image).
By PhotoAtelier on 2010-12-21 10:28:31

House Improvement Is The Greatest Investment You Can Make. Here’s Some Guidelines That Will Help You Enhance Your Property.

Even the earliest folks have been enhancing their versions of properties. Usually, we locate that our comfort and the beauty of our property demands some improvement. Study on to pick up some guidelines and tricks that can smooth your way through all sorts of great house improvement projects.

When arranging a significant house renovation project, employ a expert architect or designer to develop your plans. If you don’t have the expertise to back up your vision, your plans are most most likely going to be dysfunctional from the start off. Specialists have the capabilities essential to create intelligent plans that conform to location building codes.

If your roof has developed cracks, use aluminum tape to repair the cracks. Separate the paper backing and apply the sticky tape to a clean surface. Your cracks will then be waterproof.

Use aluminum foil to cover electrical outlets prior to painting. It really is less difficult to apply than tape and will defend outlet covers from spills and splatters. And it makes cleaning up a breeze. Just let paint dry just before removing the foil and recycling it for other purposes.

You must not get rid of your old doors. Take the door off its frame, then sand it till you expose the wood. Next, acquire whichever oil-primarily based paint you like and use a paint roller to paint the door. Buy fancier doorknobs if you want to give your door a new feel.

The subsequent time you total a project about the home, dedicate 1 distinct space for debris and waste. Obtaining rid of all that debris can be a huge expense, so it is vital that you plan ahead in order to economize and steer clear of delays with regard to your project.

House improvement can be completed by any person who does their homework on the job. Proceed carefully with property improvement projects. They aren’t often as straightforward as they appear. You never want to wind up halfway via a project prior to you recognize that you do not know what you’re undertaking.

D 2007 – Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Historic Interview

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs at D 2007, doing a neutral interview.

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Get The Most From Your House Improvement

So, you have decided to improve your home. That is a excellent thought. Home improvement can take a lot of operate. Are you conscious of what you have to know in order to do it the appropriate way? If not, then take a look at the excellent residence improvement guidelines that are listed in the below report.

Figure out what your house style is prior to fixing up your residence! Receiving to know the decorating style you prefer can guide your property improvement and decorating selections. It is simple to adjust designs mid-stream without having recognizing it until it really is too late. Style alterations will add added time, as well as added money, to any home improvement project.

If you have some wiggle area in your price range, spring for true wood flooring, as opposed to laminate. Laminate floors may appear like genuine wood and be simpler to clean, nonetheless they can not be refinished. Possessing actual wood floors indicates that in a decade or two, you or the new residence owner will have the option of refinishing instead of replacing the floor.

If you are going to place in any paneling, paint some stripes on the walls. You might have some old parts of the wall sticking by means of if you are placing up paneling. To minimize this, try to measure where the panels meet prior to installing it. At every spot exactly where panels are going to join, place a small paint on the wall in a color that will closely match the paneling.

With no spending too significantly money, you can make freshen the appearance of kitchen appliances. Stainless steel is well-known right now, but that does not mean you ought to replace all of your appliances. The paint is relatively reasonably priced and effortless to use. That makes it effortless to renovate your kitchen in just a day.

To conclude, even though you may have been unsure of property improvement in the previous, now you are conscious of precisely how to go about it. That is a great thing! If much more inquiries arise, re-study this report or seek out a lot more resources to discover the answers you want.

Abandoned 19th Century Victorian Home (Fully Furnished)

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7 Historic New England Houses for Beneath $100,000 that are NOT Fixer-Uppers

Who does not enjoy a cheap house? Join Elizabeth from CIRCA Old Houses as she explores 7 gorgeous historical New England homes for sale that are under $100,000 AND move-in prepared!**

CIRCA Old Houses is where old property lovers come to find the most gorgeous historical homes for sale across the country.

Residences featured in this video:

one hundred South Street, Vernon, CT

Leonard Rogers House c. 1795

17 Franklin Street, Bucksport, ME

133 Pond Road, Abbot, ME

54 Fiske Street, Waterbury, CT

Charming Waterbury Victorian

179 Granger Street, Rutland, VT

27 Pleasantdale Avenue, Waterville, ME

253 North Street, Calais, ME
(CORRECTION: Constructed in 1850, not 1950 as stated in the video!)

**DISCLAIMER: All listings claim that these properties are in move-in prepared situation. CIRCA takes no duty for false claims advertised by every single independent true estate agent. We leave it to the viewer to confirm the details!

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Crediton, Devon – Historic Town

Crediton, Devon England is a historic place. It has roughly 7,000 men and women, offering vacationers a friendly atmosphere. This town is close to the scenic River Creedy and is between two steep hills. In Crediton there are two parts you ought to discover. such as the Old Town and the New Town, also identified as the east side and the west side.


This small town has a extended history. Saint Boniface was born there in 672. He went on to spread Christianity in the large Frankish Empire later in the 8th Century. Crediton is also a little industry town inside the English system of towns. Moreover, it’s conveniently located about 7 or so miles from the a lot larger town of Exeter. Residing in the gorgeous Devonshire countryside, there is considerably to see in and about the town.


Crediton has played a function in English history more than the centuries. There is mention of activities involving the town during the English Civil War, and a excellent fire occurred there – second biggest in the country next to London’s own blaze – in 1743. By the early 20th century, the principal industries in the town included shoe creating, tanning of animal hides, and cider generating, among a number of tiny trades.


Today, Crediton advantages from modern day organization, and is a central location for purchasing for the surrounding area. There are also a number of historic pubs sprinkled all through the town. A prominent neighborhood landmark is the Church of the Holy Cross, very first built in the mid-11th century.


Devon, the county in which Crediton resides, is a large location. It shares borders with Cornwall, in the west, and Dorset and Somerset, in the east. It has a stunning stretch of English Channel coastline, also. That coastline is also component of the Jurassic Coast, and is a designated UN Globe Heritage Site. Crediton and Devon provide a myriad of buying, sightseeing and tourist opportunities.


For a wide choice of Crediton hotels just click right here.

Putting A Individual Touch On Your Property

There’s lots of simple projects to enhance your residence that even a novice could do. These projects can not only increase the value of a house, but also make it a far more pleasant spot to live. The following post will provide you with suggestions that can make it easy to boost your residence.

Rather of laminate floors, take into account actual wood. Laminate looks almost like genuine wood and is straightforward to care for, but it cannot be refinished. 10 to 20 years down the road, yourself or a new owner will have to replace the floor as an alternative of just getting it refinished.

You should consider getting a combo unit if you reside in a small place without having the space to have a washer and dryer. Washer and dryer combos match practically anyplace a dishwasher will. You can use the machine to each wash and dry your garments.

As you tackle residence improvements, be mindful to observe your surroundings, creating certain to do just those projects that are sensible. Improvements that make no sense like a sun space with no insulation in a cold climate, or a deck with no shade in a hot climate may possibly deter a achievable residence purchaser. Try to choose projects that go with the surrounding region, and take climate into consideration.

Unless you can afford a designer or a contractor, you require to start understanding how to do particular issues. Choose up books, appear through magazines and visits blogs to help you. You may find out an inspiration for a new appear in a magazine. You could also discover these resources give instructions and guidance for some wonderful do-it-your self projects.

So there you have it–property improvement projects are effortless adequate for an absolute newbie! Performing your own residence repairs can be daunting, but really rewarding. We hope this post has offered guidelines to aid you total these residence improvement which you can easily complete.

Market place Square, Winslow

Historic character residence in gorgeous industry town. Winslow, Buckinghamshire.

From: Fine & Nation

The Very best Property Improvement Data You Will Study

Venturing forth on property improvements! Those endless tasks end up producing your residence into a comfy, gorgeous home. Also, you will keep in excellent shape. It really is easy to see how to do improvements with ease and with low charges. By reading these suggestions now, you could be saving oneself a lot of time and difficulty.

Maintain your eye out for installation sales on carpeting at both flooring shops and home improvement retailers. Some shops will offer you cost-free installation to enhance their carpet sales. This is a very good time to replace your home’s carpet, due to the fact usually, the labor charges often exceed the cost of the carpet itself.

When replacing baseboards, stained wood offers far more appeal than painted baseboards. Natural wood has a look that is not only classic, but works in practically every style of residence. Also, dings and scuffs are not as noticeable on stained baseboards as they are on the painted ones. As an added bonus, there are dozens of diverse wood stains to choose from.

It is a smart concept to contemplate the area you reside in when you strategy to make improvements to your home. Choosing the incorrect style can make your house stand out in a poor way. A property improvement project that complements your neighborhood will not only be appreciated by your neighbors, but will also assist your home sell rapidly need to you choose to move.

Use old two-liter bottles for storage in your kitchen. You can see what is inside them, and can retailer and defend dry goods like flour or sugar. You can store these on a shelf or in the freezer or fridge. When it really is time to use the contents, just pour out what you need.

Maybe, you really feel overwhelmed by what you have discovered here. You should do items a step at a time. By breaking big projects down into methods, you will quickly overcome your home’s shortcomings. All of those repairs are since of you. Your feelings of accomplishment will be enormous.

Cost-free Homes! six Beautiful Historical Houses Being Offered for Free

Who doesn’t adore a free of charge property? Join Elizabeth of CIRCA Old Houses as we explore 6 gorgeous historical properties at present becoming provided for cost-free – provided you can move them! If you want to know HOW to move one particular of these homes, watch our adhere to-up video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0kqz2VJMUI

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For a lot more data on the residences featured in this video, check out the following hyperlinks:

Osterville, MA:

Guntersville, AL:
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Plano, TX:

Grimesland, NC:
http://www.presnc.org/files/2013/12/Laughinghouse-Fawcett-House.pdf (warning: PDF!)

Indianapolis, IN:

Enfield, NC:

Branch Grove – Under Contract!

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