Historical Places you visited

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chrisswim
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Historical Places you visited

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Historical Places you visited, post a few pictures, Commentary is welcome, questions, recommendations, advice.

Went to NYC last week over Thanksgiving with family and my oldest with her fiancé.
Went to 911 Memorial with family.
Kurt and I went to lunch at a restaurant - Tavern that George Washington said goodbye to the officers of the Continental Army. It is the Frances Tavern. The toured museum upstairs. It is over 300 years old.

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A model of part of the block upon its located.

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Very cool, Chris! I see a picture of Molly Pitcher hanging on the wall there!
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Mike, great catch, good call. You are right.
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Sadly I don't have any Pictures for this one site as they where on a Camera that my dog Chewed on years ago. but Ive visited the USS Midway in San Diego California back in 2011. She was a big carrier full of aircraft from ww2 to modern day. got to sit in the cockpit of a trainer Aircraft there.

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Yes! The USS Midway is indeed a spectacular floating museum and a must see! I posted a bunch of pics from my last visit there on the Places of Interest thread. As luck would have it, I will be in San Diego with my wife this weekend and she has a class all day on Saturday. ALL DAY!!!! I'm planning to go back to the Midway, and maybe visit the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Museum too.
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redleg wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2023 8:40 am
Yes! The USS Midway is indeed a spectacular floating museum and a must see! I posted a bunch of pics from my last visit there on the Places of Interest thread. As luck would have it, I will be in San Diego with my wife this weekend and she has a class all day on Saturday. ALL DAY!!!! I'm planning to go back to the Midway, and maybe visit the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Museum too.
Im hoping to get the chance to see the only two Canadian Navy Warships from WW2 still afloat as museum ships HMCS Haida a Tribal Class Destroyer and HMCS Sackville a Flower Class Corvette. And if im cool HMCS Bras d'Or, the Cold War era Hydrofoil. If only HMCS Fraser was not scrapped in 2011.

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Thanks for the pics and the comments, Chrisswim! :)
Living across the pond, I've never been to the States yet, but I did quite some visiting in my home country. I'm going to show a few pics I took at Verdun, more precisely this focal point of the battle, the fort of Douaumont. I was there in 2020 with my sons, more than a century after the battle. It was a really hot and clear summer day, the vegetation had regrown and covered a lot of the stigmatas of the fighting... and yet, when you enter these dark corridors and rooms, it feels really oppressive, as though the stones themselves were still screamin in pain of all they have witnessed...

A model of Douaumont as it was before the battle :
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And the fort yard now :
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Of course, these are some of the less destroyed parts...

A cupola for a disapperaing 75 mm
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And what is still below
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Wow! Great pics Foxbat! I would love to see more pics from French battlefields and museums!
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Foxbat, thank you for sharing.
Gitmo, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. These pictures from my trip there several years ago.
Not trembly exciting, pictures. I did have a bunch of fun.
I did see the internment camp from a couple hundred yards, cannot take pictures.
Marines went out into the east and west border in the Caribbean, just to help ensure that no terrorist, etc came to the base or try to release those interned.
The museum

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Some boats from the Haiti boat lift. Amazing the risk these people took.

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South of the base, where I did some fishing with my host.
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Airstrip on Leyward side.

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A hill, could not take a picture on communication system, radar.

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Fishing

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High shoreline for a lot of the harbor mouth.

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Captain John, my host.

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Where the older Battleships used to tie up.

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One of the channels went fishing on, don’t swim. You might come face to face with a bull shark.

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