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2 hours ago

What better week to recall my trip across Virginia and Pennsylvania, where I saw American history from George Washington through many presidents, some Civil War history all the way to the D-Day memorial. You kinda have to know this is here. I stumbled upon it completely by accident. I was heading to Thomas Jefferson's hideaway called Poplar Forest when I spotted this in my path. I decided to see what it was. To my surprise, it wasn't just a historic sign or something small and simple. It was a full fledged memorial with the Overload arch, named after this mission, memorial wall, reflecting pool and gardens. We'll worth a drive off the beaten path. The cool thing was, they have a combo pass with Poplar Forest so you can save about $7 between both admissions.

a day ago

[TRAVEL/HISTORY POST] Trieste has a pretty interesting history, for all it's pretty much faded into the history books. It's also very beautiful for a day trip from Venice :) The subject of multiple land tussles between Italy, Slovenia, what was the Austro-Hungarian Empire, France (on occasion), the Republic of Venice (as was), it has a varied a history as most cities 10 times its size. After WW2 it almost became a Cold War flashpoint between East and West, physically and ideologically. Local villages were annexed by the Yugoslav government to the anger of the Western powers - but when the Yugoslav government (publicly, at least) broke ties with Soviet Russia, the tension eased somewhat. #travelhistory #history #city #cityscape #skyline #rooftop #historytrip #coldwar #eastandwest #eastwest #historyofeurope #europe #italy #trieste #italia #girlsaroundtheworld #girlsborntotravel #retrolutionary_girl #historynerd #ironcurtain #ig_histogram #histogram #traveler #travelersnotebook #historyphotographed #historical #historynerds

3 days ago

[HISTORY POST] This photo of Berlin doesn't look particularly interesting until you look closer and note that the street lights on the left side are brighter than the street lights on the right. Seems a strange thing to put down to history but this simple difference in brightness actually shows the former East Berlin/West Berlin divide. The orange lights were installed in the Communist East Berlin. The socialists/capitalists in West Berlin favoured a brighter, whiter light. You could almost trace in the Berlin Wall if you enhanced the shot. Credit: @colchrishadfield @historyphotographed #berlinwall #Berlin #eastandwest #eastberlin #westberlin #eastgermany #westgermany #germany #Deutschland #gdr #ddr #brd #eastwest #history #historytrip #historyphotographed #travelhistory #traveler #travelersnotebook #travelers #girlsaroundtheworld #girlsborntotravel #borntotravel #solotravel #travelgirls #retrolutionary_girl

3 days ago

[HISTORY POST] Photos taken at the former Stasi Headquarters in what was East Berlin, mainly of the public and private rooms of Erich Mielke, the Head of the Ministerium für Staatsicherheit or as it was commonly known, the Stasi. They show how those with power lived in East Germany under the dictatorial German Democratic Republic. Those in favour had; those out of favour had not, simply put. As George Orwell wrote in Animal Farm: "All animals are equal... But some animals are more equal than others." . . . . #gdr #ddr #germany #Deutschland #stasi #eastgermany #eastberlin #checkpointcharlie #Berlin #easternbloc #eastandwest #history #historytrip #Museum #berlinwall #westberlin #travelhistory #travel #traveler #travelersnotebook #travellers #historyphotographed #historic #historical #fallofthewall #1989 #reunification #retrolutionary_girl

3 days ago

My mugshot came!!!!!!! ❤️🌍 I’m ready to travel the world!

a week ago

arsitektur “Temple of Heaven” menyimbolkan hubungan antara bumi dan langit (manusia dan Tuhannya).. ini berkaitan dengan Kaisar sebagai anak langit dalam kepercayaan Mitologi China.. dibangun sebagai persembahan untuk langit, dan ini adalah alasan mengapa “Forbidden City” berukuran lebih kecil, karena Kaisar tidak berani membuat tempat tinggal yang lebih besar daripada Kuil Langit (Kuil Tuhannya) 🇨🇳🇨🇳 ㅤㅤㅤ ㅤㅤㅤ #iamblessed #gratefulheart #travelwithpleasure #travelgram #wintertravel #beijingtrip #chinatrip #historytrip #pufstory

a week ago

This church was originally built in the 1890’s unfortunately it was badly damaged by the bombing raids in 1943. If you actually walk closer to it you’ll be able to see the bullet holes, crazy right ?!! Unfortunately for myself I wasn’t able to capture this my camera died on me half way through 😫😫 pretty cool though.. . . . .

a week ago

The threshold.