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"Big Red" Holland State Park, Holland Michigan

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North American Red Squirrel in snow storm, Canada
{ Wiewiorka, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus }
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Many thanks for visiting and commenting! :)

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One taken back a couple months ago when the weather was a bit warmer.

Tags:   Pennsylvania GreatEgret Birdshare

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Gastown
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada

Gastown is the original settlement that became the core of the creation of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Currently, it is a national historic site and a neighbourhood in the northwest end of Downtown Eastside, adjacent to Downtown Vancouver.

Its historical boundaries were the waterfront (now Water Street and the CPR tracks), Columbia Street, Hastings Street, and Cambie Street, which were the borders of the 1870 townsite survey, the proper name and postal address of which was Granville, B.I. ("Burrard Inlet"). The official boundary[citation needed] does not include most of Hastings Street except for the Woodward's and Dominion Buildings, and stretches east past Columbia St., to the laneway running parallel to the west side of Main Street.
Wikipedia

Featured in this image is the World's First Steam Clock.
For more information, please see the previous photo.


A special thanks to all my Flickr friends and visitors, for taking the time to view and acknowledge my photography.
I would also, like to extend my thanks, to all those who place my images in their beautiful galleries, or use my images for their covers.

Additionally, I am truly humbled to receive so many thoughtful and generous testimonies. I cannot express how deeply touched and honoured I am, to find such caring and beautifully written words left on my behalf.

Happy Clicks
~Christie

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World's first steam powered clock
Historic Gastown
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada

The insides of this clock is where the magic begins....

Built in 1977. Raymond Saunders' first steam clock was built in 1977 to solve the issue of a steam vent in a popular sidewalk for the renovated Gastown district of Vancouver. Owned by the City of Vancouver, BC Canada

The steam clock's plaque reads:
THE GASTOWN STEAM CLOCK
Designed and built by
Raymond L. Saunders
Horologist
The world's first steam powered clock has been created for the enjoyment of everyone. The live steam winds the weights and blows the whistles. Every 4.5 minutes one steel weight will travel by steam power to the top of the clock. The gravity driven "falling ball" drive was 'engineered' by Douglas L. Smith. Each quarter hour the clock will sound the Westminster Chimes. The large whistle will sound once on the hour. The steam is supplied by the underground system of Central Heat Distributor's Limited. The component parts cost $42,000 and the clock weighs over two tons.

A few years ago the clock was refit and is not entirely steam powered. It also has three small electric motors to help operate two internal fans, one of which blows the steam out the top, and another that controls the valves that play the tunes on the five steam whistles mounted atop the clock case.

The large central whistle, which was taken off the CPR steam tug Naramata, counts off the full hours while the four auxiliary whistles chime the Westminster Quarters every quarter hour. The number of chimes matches the number of quarter hours that have passed.

Wikipedia and various other online sites.
*Please note : Information has not been verified accurate.

A special thanks to all my Flickr friends and visitors, for taking the time to view and acknowledge my photography.
I would also, like to extend my thanks, to all those who place my images in their beautiful galleries, or use my images for their covers.

Additionally, I am truly humbled to receive so many thoughtful and generous testimonies. I cannot express how deeply touched and honoured I am, to find such caring and beautifully written words left on my behalf.

Happy Clicks
~Christie

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