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Went on a 5-day, 1400-mile road trip all over parts of Oregon and Northern California for the first time with my buddy Shaun. We slept in the car, woke up at sunrise to photograph, and stayed up until 3 in the morning to see the Milky Way. In the end, were exhausted and badly in need of a shower, but I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.

Various state/national parks in Oregon and California. July 2016. (Instagram)

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Calling all fans of the U.S. National Park Service! You have just two weeks left to come see “Geographies of Wonder: Evolution of the National Park Idea 1933–2016,” the second of two consecutive exhibitions looking at the critical role that national parks have played in U.S. history. The show features nearly 100 items from our Library holdings and private collections and runs through Feb. 13 in the Library West Hall.

pictured:
Emergency Committee on Natural Resources,
Don’t Dam the National Park System (detail), Washington, D.C., ca. 1954.

Gallery view of “Geographies of Wonder: Evolution of the National Park Idea 1933–2016”

Bernard DeVoto, “Shall We Let Them Ruin Our National Parks?”(detail), Saturday Evening Post, July 22, 1950.

Title wall of “Geographies of Wonder: Evolution of the National Park Idea 1933–2016”

Postcards of various national parks (detail), ca. 1940-80.

Gallery view of “Geographies of Wonder: Evolution of the National Park Idea 1933–2016”

Lappet-faced, white-backed and Cape vultures squabble over a carcass at Sable Dam, Kruger national park, South Africa. These three species are declining at a rate of 80%–92% over three generations (about 45–55 years), a study suggests. An international team of researchers, including leading scientists from the University of St Andrews, the Hawk Conservancy Trust and the University of York, say African vultures are likely to qualify as ‘critically endangered’ under the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s global threat criteria.

Photograph: Andre Botha/Conservation Letters

May 4, remembrance day of the victims of the second world war in Amsterdam.
The day after people come to look at the flowers, laid on Dam square at the National Monument.
A closer look on the wreath of King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima

May 4, remembrance day of the victims of the second world war in Amsterdam.
The day after people come to look at the flowers, laid on Dam square at the National Monument.
Flowers in the colors of the Dutch flag: Red, white and blue

Amsterdam, 17. January 2014 - National Tulip Day

National Tulip Day is an annual event in January that preludes the tulip season in the Netherlands. The event is being organized on the Dam Square in the centre of Amsterdam since 2012. During this day a special garden of 200,000 tulips covers the square. In the morning people can view the tulips from a gangway and in the afternoon people can pick the tulips for free. 

genosha-meiuqer  asked:

Hey there. I'm thinking about writing a fanfiction based on one of your road trip prompts, set in America. Problem is, I've never really been out of my state before, so could you give a list of attractions tourist go to see? Thanks in advance!

  • Haunted Locations
  • Movie Set Locations
  • Museums
  • Famous Jerky Locations
  • TONS of Super 8′s and Motel 6′s
  • World’s Biggest _______
  • Every exit that has a weird attraction
  • Beer-Can House in Houston, TX
  • Biosphere 2 in Oracle, AZ
  • Desert of Maine in Freeport, ME
  • General Sherman Tree of Sequoia National Park in California
  • Geographic Center of the U.S. in Lebanon, KS
  • Lost Sea in Sweetwater, TN
  • Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz, CA
  • Thing in Dragoon, AZ
  • South of the Border in Dillon, SC
  • Grand Canyon, AZ
  • Craters of the Moon, ID
  • Yellowstone National Park, WY
  • Elvis Presley’s Graceland, TN
  • Okefenokee Swamp Park, GA
  • French Quarter, New Orleans, LA
  • Fort Sumter National Monument, SC
  • Liberty Bell, PA
  • Statue of Liberty, NY
  • The Mark Twain House & Museum, CT
  • The Breakers, RI
  • Mount Washington Hotel, NH
  • Mount Rushmore, SD
  • San Francisco Cable Cars, CA
  • San Andreas Fault, CA
  • Hoover Dam, NV
  • Glacier National Park, MT
  • Favorite Home Locations to show your friends (cafés, playgrounds, ice cream shops, libraries, etc.)
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Tomorrow, the first day of winter, we’re kicking off our WINTER BUCKET LIST series!

Each day of winter, we’ll feature BLM-managed locations that you should add to your bucket list - for spectacular winter scenery, unique features and events, and even a few warmer locations for a winter getaway. #SeeBLM