Above/featured: Muzeum station, Prague metro line C – 8 Nov 2016 (HL).
The Oxford Dictionary defines history as:
• study of past events, particularly in human affairs;
• whole series of past events connected with a particular person or thing;
• a continuous chronological record of key or public events or of a particular trend or institution.
I provide the following examples of tangible traces of past societies and signs of present-day activity. I tried here to avoid elements of or imprints by historic architectural or building styles which was presented here in a previous LAPC.
- Canada: Vancouver
- Czech Republic: Prague
- Germany: Berlin
- Germany: Blaubeuren
- Germany: Frankfurt am Main
- Germany: Leipzig
- Germany: Worms (Warmaisa)
- México: Ciudad de México
- New Zealand: Wellington
- USA: Albuquerque, NM
- USA: Grand Canyon, AZ
Inhabiting the lands of western North America for thousands of years, indigenous First Nations people have long expressed their culture through
Czech Republic: Prague
This is a well-known and well-photographed sight inside a commercial passage in central Prague; TESLA is an acronym for a Czech electronics company founded in 1921.
9 November 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Just west of Ulm in the town of Blaubeuren is a “40-thousand year old Venus.”
Germany: Frankfurt am Main
What will people of the future make of us and what we leave behind?
Hunting is depicted in this shard of ceramic dated to 5400 BC/BCE; human beings have always found need and ways to express themselves.
Behind the front altar at Lepizig’s St. Thomas Church is the final resting place for choir director and composer Johann Sebastian Bach.
Germany: Worms (Warmaisa)
In western Europe’s oldest surviving Jewish cemetery, these two graves are dated between 1058 and 1077. Worms formed one part of the ShUM, a medieval federation of three Jewish towns along the Rhine river.
México: Ciudad de México
Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec forest) is the largest park in México and in North America; Chapultepec in native Nahuatl means “grasshopper hill”. As precursor to Mexico City, Tenochtitlán was established by the Mexica Nahuatl-speaking people in 1325 AD/CE.
New Zealand: Wellington
In Wellington, modern “pou whenua” carved posts in the traditional Maori style are found at the summit of Mount Victoria or “Tangi-te-keo.”
In Albuquerque’s Rinconada Canyon, petroglyphs highlight the presence in the area of ancestral Puebloans as far back as 1000 AD/CE.
USA: Grand Canyon
The Colorado River began carving the Grand Canyon about 5 to 6 million years ago. The oldest “basement” rock in the canyon is dated to an age of 1700 million or 1.7 billion years. The most ancient rocks found on Earth are 4.5 billion years old.
I made all pictures above between 2009 and 2018; alle Fotoaufnahmen sind mit Wasserzeichen versehen worden. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-dvi.