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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 3:35:04 PM

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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia



“The lion doesn’t turn around when the small dog barks.” – African Proverb.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:45:58 AM

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Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England.



On the Rochdale Canal, a real Dales Market Town.
According to The Guardian, "Officially the quirkiest/kookiest/koolest/most Bohemian town in Europe".

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Alice M Toaster
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:34:08 PM

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El Paso, Texas



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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 5:44:29 PM

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Oniontown, New York




“The lion doesn’t turn around when the small dog barks.” – African Proverb.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:45:56 PM

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Ngcobo, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.



It's a Xhosa name, so the pronunciation's a bit awkward for English speakers. It means 'green space by a stream'. Definitely a green space - the street-lights are solar-powered.

Famous for the saying "INgcobo yidolophu" - "Don't take it for granted, Ngcobo is a big town." - "Anything can happen, and usually will."


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Alice M Toaster
Posted: Saturday, February 9, 2019 5:50:57 PM

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin (Oshkosh was named for Menominee Chief Oshkosh, whose name meant "claw")



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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 2:59:23 PM

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Haugesund,Norway





“The lion doesn’t turn around when the small dog barks.” – African Proverb.
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 8:29:33 PM

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Davis, California

University of California, Davis - Established 1905
Former names: University Farm and Northern Branch of the College of Agriculture

(pictured is The Silo Union, one of the original buildings)



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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 9:58:34 PM

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Salford University (where I studied)



and new building:



The campus contains John Rylands' Library and the Lowry Gallery (L.S. Lowry lived there).

Salford is a "city within a city". Originally Salford and Manchester were two cities side-by side.
The two cathedrals are less than half a mile apart and one railway station is on the boundary, with platforms in both cities. Now the Administrative district of "Greater Manchester" contains both cities.


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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:28:31 PM

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Disneyland (this original sign is owned by John Stamos. Imagine having this in your backyard. I'd put next to the pair of air dancers)



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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019 10:50:01 AM

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Location: Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
Dukinfield - Tameside (used to be in Cheshire)



An odd statue of a long-haired roundhead soldier stands outside the town hall - Lieutenant Colonel Robert Duckenfield.



His grandson went to Jamaica (Robert Duckinfield) - his will is interesting -

On Jane Engusson, a free negro woman, he settled 101 acres and 14 slaves, 2 lots of land in East Kingston (Duke Street) and the use of his town house in East Kingston until his brother Samuel should arrive from England, and all his furniture and plate, with £300 to have a house built on one of the fore mentioned lots. Also one of his chaises.

To each of his two sons, William and Estcourt Dukinfield, by Jane engusson, 400 acres, 4 slaves and a building lot in Kingston (opposite to Thomas Wheeler, Duke Street) To their sister Elizabeth 417 acres, 7 slaves and a building lot in Kingston adjacent to her borther. Also £500 to William, £500 to Estcourt and £1,000 as a dowry for Elizabeth provided she marry a white man.


William, Estcourt and Elizabeth were Jane Engusson's children - "half-castes" or "Mullato" by the terms used in those days.
It's a bit "two faced" - it was OK for him to have his three children with a negro woman, but his daughter only got her dowry if she married a white man.

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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 3:03:59 PM

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Dunsmuir, Siskiyou, California



“The lion doesn’t turn around when the small dog barks.” – African Proverb.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:43:52 PM

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↑ Nice Dunsmuir shot!

Red Bluff, California



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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:33:15 PM

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The Kingdom of Fife.
Fife was one of the seven Pictish Kingdoms in what is now Scotland.
It was the main "Royal" area of a newly united Scotland and the Capital was Dunfermline in Fife - where Robert Bruce and several other Kings are buried.




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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:00:28 PM

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Edinburgh, Scotland
Festival Fringe (pictured, The Fringe Office at 180 High Street)



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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:08:09 AM

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Location: Helsinki, Southern Finland Province, Finland
Hartola, Finland. The only Kingdom hereby ;-)




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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019 8:47:11 AM

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Well, if King Gustav gave them sovereignty as a parish . . . But he's from Sweden, not Finland so does his word count now? Could be fun to argue both sides!

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales.



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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019 9:59:03 PM

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Hercules, California

The old administration building for the Hercules Powder Company in 2016, constructed 1918. The building has been saved by its place on the National Register of Historic Places and is awaiting preservation



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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 3:03:51 PM

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Samson, Alabama



“The lion doesn’t turn around when the small dog barks.” – African Proverb.
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Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:22:05 PM

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Northport, Alabama



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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:27:24 PM

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Tauranga, North Island of New Zealand



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Posted: Friday, April 5, 2019 11:25:00 PM

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Amador City, California



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Posted: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 9:52:11 AM

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Rotorua, New Zealand.



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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:09:49 PM

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Ararat, Victoria, Australia



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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 10:07:03 PM

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Temelec, California

(Temelec is the site of Temelec Hall, built in 1858 by a member of the Bear Flag Party
The hall was owned by journalist Edmond Coblentz in the mid 1900s)
(interesting to me since I grew up in California and never heard of this place til now. Bear Flag Party, not cool.)



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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 11:59:55 AM

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Cardiff - Caerdydd - capital city of Wales, a country in the UK.




Don't worry - the dinosaur has gone home now. He was just on tour.


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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 12:31:03 PM

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Location: Le Mans, Pays de la Loire, France
Fort-de-France (French pronunciation: ​[fɔʁ də fʁɑ̃s]) is the capital of France's Caribbean overseas department of Martinique. It is also one of the major cities in the Caribbean. Exports include sugar, rum, tinned fruit, and cacao.



"I got a haircut and no one noticed." - William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:37:02 PM

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Earp, California
originally named Drennan in 1910, it was renamed Earp in 1929, for Wyatt Earp, the famous Old West lawman.



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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 7:26:37 PM

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^^^^^^^^^^^^ Wasn't Wyatt Earp Arizona, not California? ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales




Odd that the Welsh Gaelic for "bridge" is identical to the French word.


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black alonso
Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 6:27:16 AM

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Dunfermline, Fife/Sco.
Dunfermline - Scots: Dunfaurlin, Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Phàrlain) is a town and former Royal Burgh, and parish, in Fife, Scotland, on high ground 3 miles (5 km) from the northern shore of the Firth of Forth. The town currently has a recorded population of 50,380 in 2012, making it the most populous locality in Fife and the 11th most populous in Scotland.



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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 4:21:16 PM

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Elizabeth, New Jersey



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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 11:46:33 PM

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Hull and Halifax and Hell.



It's hard when fowks can't find their wark
Wheer they've bin bred an' born;
When I were young I awlus thowt
I'd bide 'mong t' roots an' corn.
But I've bin forced to work i' towns,
So here's my litany:
Frae Hull, an' Halifax, an' Hell,
Gooid Lord, deliver me!

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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 3:30:35 PM

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Xo‘jayli, Uzbekistan



“The lion doesn’t turn around when the small dog barks.” – African Proverb.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 9:38:27 AM

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Ipswitch Suffolk, England.



Not to be confused with the IPS witch . . .


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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 10:27:55 AM

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Henderson, Nev.



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