When some performance spaces fall into disrepair or disuse they're demolished to make room for other venues. However, saving those buildings from demise isn't a task for the faint of heart. ⠀
For the Al. Ringling Theatre in Baraboo (pictured), the totality of their restoration efforts from initial fundraising to completion took almost 30 years from 1989 to 2016.⠀
"It's timing, it's money and it's the right people in the right places at the right time," said Charlene Flygt, past president of the theater's board of directors and lead docent. ⠀
"For us, it was the propelling of the theater's 100th anniversary. It also is the basic belief of 'can this be done' and 'is this worth being done?'. If you don't believe either of those things you might as well pack up and go home."⠀
The Al. Ringling Theatre reopened on Feb. 20, 2016 — it was in restoration during its 100th anniversary in 2015.⠀
Learn more about efforts to preserve Wisconsin's historic theaters in today's Sunday Best section and at madison.com/wsj⠀
Photo by Tim Damos, (Baraboo) News Republic⠀ #wisconsin#wi#history#historicbuilding#theater#historictheater#wisconsinhistory#baraboo#alringlingtheatre#theatre#restoration#preservation
Casa de la Guerra: "This adobe residence was constructed between 1818 and 1828 by José de la Guerra, the fifth comandante of the Presidio. In addition to his military post, de la Guerra acquired four large ranchos, ran an active commercial trade enterprise and served as the patriarch for the local community. His home was the social, political, and cultural center of Santa Barbara during the Mexican period. José’s children and grandchildren occupied the building until 1943, when the Casa was fully incorporated into the El Paseo complex. In the 1990s, the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation restored the building to its appearance between 1828 and 1858, and now operates the building as a historic house museum" Source Santa Barbara Trust for Historica Preservation.
A Great White Shark swims along the surface in the waters off South Australia. The largest predatory fish in the sea, the Great White remains somewhat enigmatic, with many of its behaviors and much of its life unknown.
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A Mako Shark rises towards the surface in the late day light of New Zealand's coastal waters. Makos are ambush predators, often attacking fish - like tuna - from below.
The numbers of Makos have declined worldwide due to overfishing and the increasing global demand for shark fins. They are currently listed as vulnerable by the IUCN.
Learn more about Mako Sharks from the feature story about these impressive animals in the August issue of National Geographic Magazine, @NatGeo.
Sweet summer day at Rippon Lodge, one of the prettiest estates in Northern Virginia. It is also one of the oldest, built ca. 1745 by Richard Blackburn, who was from Rippon in Yorkshire. One notable descendant was the Antarctic explorer Admiral Richard Blackburn, who purchased his ancestral home in the early 20th c and restored it. The house is now a museum and venue, well worth the trip to see the beautiful interior woodwork, gracious grounds, and views of Neabsco Creek. Also, apparently there's a family connection @oldnealrva? The first generation of American Blackburns is said to have married into the "Rattlesnake Grahams", but I can find no documentation to support this- anyone else know something?
before anyone asked what the inside looks like, here it is. Beautifully clear seeds. There is also a pink variety that grows here as well as the commercially acceptable red ones. No one is stopping you from planting a tree and having your own! Make it happen.
I used to think white pomegranates were odd or had something wrong with them until I found out that they're simply a different kind of pomegranate. A bit sweeter then its red counterpart and quite pleasing to the eyes. Funny enough, I grew up with these and never gave them value. So great fuel that they still exist.