Historical photos and catching up

Blyth battery by frances
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
January 27, 2016 5:49pm CST
I really do have this vague feeling of having blinked and missed the last two months. I seem to have been busy with different jobs (mostly my husband's paperwork) and before I knew it have lost most of January I've barely even got a photo to show for it. On the plus side I'm starting to feel more organised, have started a new photo challenge with my dad (a different historical photo a week) and today I received my photo book of all my photos of the day from last year. It was a good deal from albelli and I love the book, and only 34 photos of my cat. I don't see my husband's point, that there's a lot of her The historical photo is from the first week of January, and is Blyth Battery. It's an old World War One Coastal defense system to protect the nearby port of blyth. In those days it was important for exporting coal, sadly no longer the case.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
how brilliant that yerself 'n that sweet pop'f yers're doin' this challenge - can't wait to see the photos :) only 34'f that cute lil cat'f yers outta a year? nah, that aint excessive. don't reckon i'd thought'f puttin' my photos into a book - might need to look into such one day. is the blyth battery bein' used fer somethin' else these days? 'r jest standin' there lookin' all lonesome? big hugs!
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
2 Feb 16
I like photo books, they're like albums with a bit less effort (although this one took me 3 days of putting them in, and then realising I had more photos than book, and redoing it lol). The battery is also part of a museum, but the museum part is only open on weekends and bank holidays in summer, sometimes they have reenactments But mostly they are a collection of lonely cube buildings over looking the sea Big hugs
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• United States
2 Feb 16
@Dragonairy1 i'm thinkin' those photo books're a wonderful idea 'n perhaps i'll be checkin' into such. 'd be nice to make some up fer the young'uns 'n grands - pic's throughout their lifetime to date. what a pity the places aint open to the public more. reckon such's due to a lack'f funds? big hugs!
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
2 Feb 16
@crazyhorseladycx you're right I suspect it does come down to money x
@BelleStarr (30036)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Jan 16
I really do like your idea of a historic photo a week, makes you do something that you enjoy,
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
28 Jan 16
It's been enjoyable so far, and I am in the right place for history
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@BelleStarr (30036)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Jan 16
@Dragonairy1 You sure are. I may just have to see if I can't somehow manage to do something like it.
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
30 Jan 16
@BelleStarr that would be nice, I'd love to see some photos of old American buildings.
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@Rollo1 (16674)
• Boston, Massachusetts
28 Jan 16
I love seeing the photos people have from a hundred years ago, when the town looked so different. And things from the wars, people don't realize how important it all was and the very real fear that people experienced. Things change, but we shouldn't forget.
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
28 Jan 16
So do I, I like to try and work out how things have changed, it's amazing how whole buildings vanish or grow over time.
@LadyDuck (113542)
• Switzerland
28 Jan 16
I love the idea of historic photos. I hope that others will join so we can see interesting places.
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
28 Jan 16
That would be nice, especially as my lot covers such a variety of places
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28 Jan 16
Brilliant idea for a challenge, and a perfect way to ensure you visit somewhere historical every week! Even if it is only the local churchyard ... there's lots of beauty in gravestones! Just an idea! You can never have enough photos of your cats; your husband is silly. ;)
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
28 Jan 16
Gravestones are a good idea, churchyards are so lovely and peaceful too :)
@sueznewz2 (8966)
• Alicante, Spain
28 Jan 16
Ohhh good.... I look forward to your photos and posts.... hope life becomes a bit less busy for you.....
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
28 Jan 16
Thank you, I'm hoping being more organised will help
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@JudyEv (92142)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Jan 16
It's amazing how quickly time can get away and suddenly a week or even a month has disappeared.
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
28 Jan 16
Time really does fly sometimes.
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@Missmwngi (9697)
• Nairobi, Kenya
28 Jan 16
All the best on the challenge
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
28 Jan 16
Thank you.
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