Here is a second take on this weeks photo challenge “container.” These are a few containers used on a Chinese rice farm.
Here is my entry for this weeks travel theme “Purple”. After reviewing thousands of my travel photos finding something that was purple proved to be a challenge. But here are few photos of flowers, starfish and an octopus.
Here is my entry for this weeks photo challenge “container.” These are the Brew Kettles, also called a copper, that are the containers in which wort from the mash is boiled with hops.
The relics that are found at the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley National Park are a reminder of the days gone by when this area was mined for borax. The steam engine “Old Dinah” replaced the 20-mule teams that were used to remove the borax from the valley. Old Dinah was eventually replaced by the railroad. Here are some photos of Old Dinah and some of the other relics.
At the Viking Ship Museum (Vikingeskibshallen) in Roskilde, Denmark you will find relics of old Viking ships. Vik literally means “shallow inlet” so “Vikings” are the people who lived along those inlets. The museum is located on one such inlet. The ships that are displayed in the museum were deliberately sunk a thousand years ago to block a nearby harbor. They were recently excavated, preserved and pieced together for display.
In late primitive cultures, wars and disputes between tribes and clans occurred frequently. When a settlement was negotiated an important part of the ceremony was to drink wine and work out the details of the treaty alliance. The joint jar was used by the two tribal leaders in order to avoid suspicion. This joint jar was discovered at the Banpo Neolithic Village site located just east of the city of Xi’an in the Yellow River Valley of China. The archaeological site was discovered and excavated in 1953 and shows a typical village from the Banpo period (4800-3600 B.C.) of the neolithic and matriarchal Yangshao culture that lasted from around 5000-2800 B.C. The remains from the village including circular hut foundations, pottery, tools, and skeletons are on display in both the archaeological site and the museum.
Here is another entry for the weekly photo challenge “contrast.” The Museum Willet-Holthuysen in Amsterdam was built in 1687 for a wealthy member of the city council, Jacob Hop. After changing hands many time in 1855 a glass merchant named Pieter Gerard Holthuysen acquired the house. After his death his daughter and her husband, Abraham Willet an art collector, owned and lived in the house and in 1895 bequeathed the house and its contents to the city. This is one of the Objet d’art on display.