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commonmarker:

Today I had the pleasure of exploring the crumbling remains of historic Fort Macomb. The fort was built is 1822 to defend the waterways against British invasion and housed Confederates during the Civil War before being retaken by the Union.

The clouds were coming in and thunder was booming nearby as I scampered around the fort looking for different perspectives to shoot from. There is an actual moat that almost entirely circles the fort. Hands down one of the coolest places I’ve explored since relocating to the South. Hope to come back for a picnic one day soon.

-Sean

Canon 5D mkii w/ 35mm Nikon prime

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Bayou Segnette
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Savannah, GA
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fightingforanimals:

These are some of them, most were golden retrivers and labradors, but also included german shepherds and other breeds. Sadly most are dead now, while many people forget them and don’t spare them a thought. 

As people lay dying, trapped and hurt, a team of nearly 100 loyal and courageous search dogs put their lives on the line to help humans. Without them, many more would not have survived, yet few people consider them. 

In such a chaotic, terrifying, hot, acrid-smelling, smokey and loud environment, countless human lives depended on their ability to focus, listen, respond to their handlers, and work tirelessly. Stepping over cracked glass, hot tarmac, through flames and thick smoke, being winched over deep ravines, they battled on to seek out survivors and bring them aid. 

They worked around the clock, day and night, searching, sniffing, over and over. Not only did they search, but they comforted - many eyewitnesses speak of how the dogs would stop and sit by newly-recovered victims, giving them a sense of hope and relief, before moving on to look for the next. As the situation became desperate, and the rescue workers and fire teams became utterly distraught at the amount of people who were recovered dead, these dogs brought them comfort, sitting with them on breaks, letting them grieve.

Many of these dogs are old, and have passed away. Let us remember the courage and loyalty they showed at such a horrendous event. They didn’t have a choice, but nonetheless they did what was asked of them and helped save countless lives. Don’t let their bravery be forgotten today either, or their determination to be a ‘good dog’ despite the scary and dangerous environment around them.

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1562 map of Poland by Waclaw Grodziecki [8753 x 6927]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com
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Thanks for the follow! I followed you a few years back on a different blog. Just stumbled across you again, and I don't think "husband, father" was part of the bio back then. I think you were at UVa or maybe had just graduated at the time :) If that is new, congratulations! That was cool to see


You may have me a little mixed up …. if it was in the last 10/7 years then “husband/father” would have been the case.  And while UVA is a great school, LSU was the only place for me, albeit seems like a lifetime ago.  Thanks for the note though!

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maxminimus:

Toy soldiers.

Building up the collection for my son slowly but surely

maxminimus:

Someone asked for photos of my old toy soldiers.

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