PF PHOTO CONTEST - Landmarking (Nov 29 -Dec 5)

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Landmarking (Nov 29 - DEC 5)

Landmark:
3: a building or other place that is of outstanding historical, aesthetic, or cultural importance, often declared as such and given a special status (landmark designation), ordaining its preservation, by some authorizing organization.

The PF Photocontest thread is competing with the PF landmark game for the first rank in this forum. This week that will be barely noticeable since we like to see your best picture of any feature with an outstanding historical, aesthetic, or cultural importance.

Contest Rules:

1. Any digital photo or digitally-scanned photo relevant to the theme will be accepted within the contest period. In case there's a gray area, or you're not sure if the picture is suitable, check with me first.

2. Please resize your digital photo to no more than 650 x 490 or 490 x 650 pixels. You may also crop your picture if you wish. You are also allowed to adjust the brightness and contrast of your picture but these should not dramatically alter the look of the picture. But other than those, any form of picture editing or modification is not allowed. This is a photo contest, not a picture editing/special effect contest. You may add a watermark or your name/nickname to the photo for identification purposes.

3. Upload your photos to any of the photo servers such as imageshack or photobucket. Then post it the relevant contest thread and link your picture using the img command. PM me if you do not know how.

4. Only ONE picture per member per contest. Once a picture is posted, it cannot be changed other than a total withdrawl by that member from that week's photo contest. Exceptions will be made for modification to comply with the rules, such as resizing.

5. At the end of the contest period, I will open a poll and every PF member can vote for the picture they like best.

6. Note that in case we have a large number of entries, I will do the polling in more than one thread. If that's the case, you can vote in each of the polling threads. The photos will be assigned in the polling threads in the order they were submitted.

7. These pictures must be something that you took, not something taken off someone else's photo albums or taken by someone else. I have no way of checking if you did this, so we'll go by the honor system.

8. You can use a picture only once. Once it is used in a contest, it cannot be reused in another contest.

9. Please post only pictures meant for submission in this thread.
 

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This is the South Solon Meeting House, built around 1842, and recently totally refurbished on the exterior. The interior is covered with colorful frescoes painted by students from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture back in the 1950s. It's a traditional New England meeting house, and has been home to countless weddings for couples who wanted to marry in a country setting. According to Wiki, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, though it has been a popular local landmark for many, many more years.

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You can see some of the frescoes in the link below.
http://www.millswhitaker.com/Mills_Whitaker_Architects/SSMH.html
 
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A ghost town of St. Elmo Colorado located within San Isabel National Forest. Took this pic four months ago in the summer when passing through. It's a very beautiful place.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Elmo,_Colorado

Founded in 1880, St. Elmo lies in the heart of the Sawatch Range, 20 miles southwest of Buena Vista. Nearly 2,000 people settled in this town when mining for gold and silver became evident. The mining industry started to decline in the early 1920s, and in 1922 the train discontinued service. The community is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as St. Elmo Historic District. It is one of Colorado's most preserved ghost towns.



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I took this in black & white because I think it looks better. The United States Capitol Building

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A ghost town of St. Elmo Colorado located within San Isabel National Forest. Took this pic four months ago in the summer when passing through. It's a very beautiful place.

Hey, I've got a ghost town, too! Steins, New Mexico.

Steins Railroad Ghost town was once a thriving railroad station town named after Captain Enoch Stein, U.S. Army officer (sometimes spelled Steen) who was the first Anglo witness to sign a treaty with the Mimbres Apaches including Delgadito and Victorio. At the town's peak, between 1905 to 1945 Steins supported 1300 residents.

http://www.rozylowicz.com/retirement/steins/steins.html


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Hey, I've got a ghost town, too! Steins, New Mexico.

Cool ghost town.
 
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Old picture and some of you have already seen it, but there is no doubt that is one of the best known landmarks in the world.

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A millenium of history looking down upon you

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The Castle of Foix, on about twenty minutes from the (re)union landmark. Picture shot last week.
 
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Last call for landmarks, The wrap up should be in half a day.
 

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