Category: view

View from the superstructure of Japanese cruiser Kumano of her forward 155mm gun turrets, 1939

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View from Rialto Bridge, Venice,
circa 1960.

The Pike and Henry Street in New York City, March 1936. Photo by Berenice Abbott.

Enjoying the view at Mount Scott, Lawton, Oklahoma, 1940s.

View of the DN-1, the Navy’s first airship, at Naval Aeronautic Station Pensacola on November 7, 1917.

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View from Ford Island NAS shortly after the Japanese torpedo plane attack. USS California is at left. In the center are USS Maryland and capsized USS Oklahoma alongside. USS Neosho is at right. Most of the smoke is from USS Arizona . Dec 7, 1941.

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View of Boston, the oldest surviving aerial photograph ever taken. October 13th, 1860.

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View from a German Panther Tank, 1944.

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View on the Passchendaele battlefield and craters in which man often drown, 1917

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The Great War BBC 1964 documentary (in 26 parts) on Passchendaele

Gibbs from Now it can be told about Passchendaele:

“Sir Douglas Haig thinks that some of the descriptions of that six months’ horror were “exaggerated.” As a man who knows something of the value of words, and who saw many of those battle scenes in Flanders, and went out from Ypres many times during those months to the Westhoek Ridge and the Pilkem Ridge, to the Frezenburg and Inverness Copse and Glencourse Wood, and beyond to Polygon Wood and Passchendaele, where his dead lay in the swamps and round the pill-boxes, and where tanks that had wallowed into the mire were shot into scrap-iron by German gun-fire (thirty were knocked out by direct hits on the first day of battle), and where our own guns were being flung up by the harassing fire of heavy shells, I say now that nothing that has been written is more than the pale image of the abomination of those battlefields, and that no pen or brush has yet achieved the picture of that Armageddon in which so many of our men perished.“

The oldest surviving camera photograph “View from the Window at Le Gras”

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Just amazing to think that this image was taken almost 200 years ago. Absolutely mind blowing!

View from the Window at Le Gras is a heliographic image and the oldest surviving camera photograph. It was created by Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 or 1827 at Saint-Loup-de-Varennes, France, and shows parts of the buildings and surrounding countryside of his estate, Le Gras, as seen from a high window. >Niépce captured the scene with a camera obscura focused onto a 16.2 cm × 20.2 cm (6.4 in × 8.0 in) pewter plate thinly coated with Bitumen of Judea, a naturally occurring asphalt. The bitumen hardened in the brightly lit areas, but in the dimly lit areas it remained soluble and could be washed away with a mixture of oil of lavender and white petroleum. A very long exposure in the camera was required. Sunlight strikes the buildings on opposite sides, suggesting an exposure that lasted about eight hours, which has become the traditional estimate. A researcher who studied Niépce’s notes and recreated his processes found that the exposure must have continued for several days.

Had to resubmit the post since I accidentally out 1926 in the title, dammit