Wesleyan Grove, Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard by GethinThomas Via Flickr: Wesleyan Grove is a 34-acre National Historic Landmark District in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. It was the first summer religious camp established in the United States. It is famous for its many Carpenter Gothic cottages with Victorian-style, gingerbread trim.
The first so-called campmeeting in what became known as Wesleyan Grove was held in 1835. In subsequent years the congregations grew enormously, and many of the thousands in attendance were housed in large tents known as “society tents.” Conditions were cramped, with men and women sleeping dormitory-style on opposite sides of a central canvas divider. Society tents were arranged in a semicircle on Trinity Park. Over time, families began leasing small lots on which to pitch their own individual tents.
In the 1860s and 1870s, the family tents were rapidly replaced with permanent wooden cottages. At one time there were about 500 cottages; today there are just 318 and are referred to as the gingerbread cottages.
Pinball Number Count (or Pinball Countdown) is a collective title referring to 12 one-minute animated segments on the popular PBS children’s series Sesame Street that teach children to count to 12 by following the journey of a pinball through a rather fanciful pinball machine. These segments are notable for the colorful, imaginative animation as well as the funky “one, two, three, four, five….” soundtrack provided by The Pointer Sisters.
Version #12: Sightseeing, USA (American landmarks) The ball goes
sightseeing through replicas of American landmarks, including the Statue
of Liberty, the Washington Monument , Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon,
Old Faithful, Red Wood Tree, the Golden Gate Bridge, and a San
Francisco Trolley which drops it into the hole. (Wikipedia)
Louisville Kentucky ~ Old Louisville Ky ~ Conrad-Caldwell House by Onasill ~ Bill Badzo Via Flickr: A striking entrance with handsome arches.
The “Conrad’s Castle,” which it is often referred to - is a magnificent Richardsonian Mansion