This is the garden of the Longfellow House, which once served as George Washington's Cambridge headquarters. We went on an hour-long and free tour of the house. Beautiful space, although not preserved in Washington's era (Victorian era). Loved the @nationalparkservice's story telling of its history. Amazing how much national and literary history occurred within these walls. Must visit ... and garden goals.
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Continuing #storiesmw, with tales of the stair at the Octagon Museum. The Octagon is said to be the second most haunted house in DC, second only to the White House. Many of the ghost stories center around the stair. The most famous involves one of the Tayloe daughters falling to her death after being confronted by her father for sneaking out to fraternize with a British soldier during the War of 1812. Was she pushed? Did she break his grip and fall backwards? Did she trip over the cat? Legend has it you can still see the flicker of her candle as she sneaks up the staircase, hear the cry of the cat as she steps on it*, hear the whoosh of her petticoat as she falls, and see blood stain the wood as she hits the floor. (*confirmed) #womenmw#storiesmw#museumweek (....) ~
Thanks to those who have responded to our request yesterday and donated to our Jacob Creek culvert replacement project! This beautiful fluvial Bonneville cutthroat trout in full spawning colors was caught yesterday near the Jacob Creek culvert (Weber River Utah) we are working right now to replace. This culvert is a significant passage barrier for Bonneville Cutthroat Trout and other species. We need to fundraise $2,475 by June 30 in order to unlock $55,000 in match to get the restoration work underway. Please help if you can! Any amount is appreciated and will get us closer to our goal.
To read more about the project, please visit our crowdfunding page: https://www.crowdrise.com/bluehead-suckers-and-bonneville-cutthroat-trout-native-fish-conservation-in-utah/fundraiser/foundation-for-western-fish-and-wildlife
@nikiimx5 's supercharged mx5! Single stage correction ended up getting about 90%+ defect removal, this Mazda paint was extremely thin and due to the amount of track abuse this car takes this correction was more than enough. Coated up with IGL Quartz + with a 3 year warranty. Red never looked so glossy!
The Tremont Temple in Boston, constructed in 1896, has a medley of interesting architectural details to talk about! With the church sanctuary being located on the second floor, the ground floor was originally used as commercial space, while the floors above the sanctuary served as office space. The main entrance on the ground floor, which sits beneath a large arch flanked by highly ornamented pilasters with ionic capitals, is itself flanked by widely spaced secondary entrances that are capped by simple triangular pediments. The middle portion of the building includes a series of semicircular arches that sit in groups of three, and the brickwork in the section was laid in a mosaic fashion giving the structure a beautiful effect.
Photograph by @daniel_tana