To give you and idea of how big 'Superstorm Sandy' was, in the United States it affected 24 states of the 50 states. This includes the entire eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine and west across the Appalachian Mountains to Michigan and Wisconsin, with particularly severe damage in New Jersey and New York.
Haenyeo (sea women) are female divers in the South Korean province of Jeju. They are known for their independent spirit, iron will and determination.
Traditionally, girls started to train to become haenyeo when they were 11 years old. Beginning in shallow water, trainees worked their way up to more challenging depths. After about seven years of training, a girl was considered a "full-fledged" haenyeo.
All together, the tools of a haenyeo consist of a wetsuit, goggles, gloves, chest weights (to assist diving) an L-shaped weeding hoe, and a net attached to a floatation device. The haenyeo stash their catch in these nets until they are done for the day.
Amah Rock is a naturally shaped rock located on a hilltop in southwest Sha Tin District, Hong Kong.
According to a legend, the faithful wife of a fisherman climbed the hills every day, carrying her son, to watch for the return of her husband, not knowing he had been drowned at sea. In reward for her faithfulness she was turned into a rock by the Goddess of the Sea so that her spirit could unite with that of her husband.
1/4 cup shortening
1-1/2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 tblsp. baking soda
1/8 teasp. nutmeg
1/4 teasp. salt
3/4 cup molasses
ginger, cinnamon & cloves
3/4 cup hot water
Pastry for 1 crust pie
Work the ingredients for the crumb part together and sit aside.
Mix the ingredients for the liquid part together, adding the hot water last. Into an unbaked pie shell, combine the crumbs and liquid in alternate layers with crumbs on the bottom and top. Bake 15 minutes at 450 degrees, then 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
This is postmarked in 2008 with a machine printed stamp.
UNESCO declared the Punic Town of Kerkouane and its Necropolis a World Heritage Site in 1985, citing among other things that the remains constitute the only example of a Phoenicio-Punic city to have survived. (The Punics were a people from Ancient Carthage.)
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El Haouaria is a coastal town and commune in Tunisia. As of 2004 it had a population of 9,273.
We cannot thank you enough for your support and contribution to help make a dream come true. Soon we will celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the premier of the Dragon's Lair arcade game originally released in the summer of 1983. The game has stayed alive for all these years having been sorted to over 70 platforms availing it for personal use in the home and the latest hand-held devices. However, our dream has always been to bring Dragon's Lair: The Movie to the big screen. The time is now, and your action to support this effort has been overwhelming. Thank you ..
Sincerely Don Bluth and Gary Goldman
(The back of the postcard is autographed by both of them.)
This postcard features 'Castle Pan' and is postmarked in 2015.
Brihadeshwara Temple (locally known as Tanjai Periya Kovil) is a Hindu temple and one of the largest temples in India. Built by Raja Raja Chola I and completed in 1010 CE, the temple turned 1000 years old in 2010. The temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Great Living Chola Temples".
The Aldabra giant tortoise, from the islands of the Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles, is one of the largest tortoises in the world.
Large tortoises are among the longest-lived animals on the planet. Some individual Aldabra giant tortoises are thought to be over 200 years of age, but this is difficult to verify because they tend to outlive their human observers.
A male named Adwaita was reputedly one of four tortoises brought by British seamen from the Seychelles Islands as gifts to Robert Clive of the British East India Company in the 18th century, and came to the Calcutta Zoo in 1875. At his death in March 2006, Adwaita is reputed to have reached the longest ever measured life span of 255 years (birth year 1750). His date of birth was determined by carbon dating his shell.
This is an unused vintage 'real photo' postcard. It features a young man and his Pope bicycle. The stamp box is NOKO which is dated from 1907 to the 1920's.
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This one features a a man in a bowler hat. The back reads: Radium Studio, Muskegon, Michigan.
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This one features three ladies. The stamp box is SOLIO which is dated from 1903 to the 1920's.
There are so many options for this..
-- three sisters
-- mom - wearing black, recently widowed? and two daughters
-- older sister wearing black, recently widowed and two younger sisters. Maybe this was made to send to a man because they were all available to wed.
-- ?? who knows??
The original, probably 9th Century, was found in St George's Street, Canterbury. It is now in the Royal Museum there.
It is a bronze cruciform broach with triangular panels of silver, incised with a triquetra and inlaid with niello.
A replica of it is mounted on the wall just inside the South West porch entrance of the Cathedral. Similar replicas mounted on fragments of stone from Canterbury Cathedral are placed in Anglican Cathedrals in all parts of the world, linking them with the Mother Church of Canterbury.
This postcard is unused.
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This cross features a small square in the centre, from which extend four arms, wider on the outside, so that the arms look like triangles, symbolising the Trinity. The Trinity holds that God is three consubstantial persons - the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit—as "one God in three Divine Persons".
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Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies in the district of Kent, England.
The Monument to the Battle of the Nations is a monument to the 1813 Battle of Leipzig, (in Germany), also known as the Battle of the Nations. It was completed in 1913 for the 100th anniversary of the battle.
Largest lake in the Yukon. Famous for Lunker Trout.
This is postmarked from Whitehourse, Yukon, Canada in 1962.
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Kluane Lake is fed by the A'ay Chu (Slims River), which is composed of meltwater from the Kaskawulsh Glacier. The lake has a high density of large-bodied lake trout and whitefish and is known for its fishing.