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All staircases lead somewhere. Where does the staircase of this life lead? Heaven, Hell, or nowhere in particular?
Everybody loves tall ships! Everybody loves pictures of tall ships. I hope you’ll enjoy these pictures as well.
The pictures were taken as the tall ships were arriving into Boston Harbor to celebrate America’s victory in the War of 1812.
This is a short photo essay of a visit to Boston’s historic harbor. There, next to each other we get to experience some of this country’s greatest symbols. The USS Constitution represents our historic naval legacy stretching all the way back to the Revolutionary War. The USS Cassin Young (DD793) represents the historic legacy of “the greatest generation”, the generation that won WWII and freedom for millions and millions of people. Enjoy the pictures.
The USS Constitution is the world oldest commissioned warship afloat. During its long careers the ship won 42 battles and lost none. It was nicknamed “Old Ironsides.”
USS Cassin Young
USS Cassin Young (DD-793) was launched in 1943. After serving in World War II, including the Battle of Leyte and the Battle of Okinawa, shecontinued in active service until 1960.
We all love to take pictures – it’s so easy with digital cameras. Those digital pictures are oftentimes saved in JPEG format, and some may be surprised to learn that the JPEG format may actually lose image quality each time a file is opened and re-saved. (Kind of like the degradation due to repeatedly making poor quality copies of a paper image and its copies.) This loss can be significant, depending on the software and its settings. Furthermore, some may have even heard that simply rotating a picture 90o (e.g. from portrait to landscape) while viewing it in Windows also degrades the picture quality. All of the above is true and could be a cause for concern for serious photography buffs. Read more…