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Annapolis

 

A street in Annapolis, with the State House at the top of the hill.  The State House is the oldest state capital still in use and the dome is the largest wooden dome is the USA, constructed without the use of nails! (Source: Wikipedia)

 

 

To make this old slide halfway presentable, I had to clone out two telephone poles, almost 30 wires, which criss-crossed the street (and their shadows on the ground) and several TV antennas!  Unfortunately, you can see where I've been!

 

 

Annapolis

 

A street in Annapolis, with the State House at the top of the hill.  The State House is the oldest state capital still in use and the dome is the largest wooden dome is the USA, constructed without the use of nails! (Source: Wikipedia)

 

 

To make this old slide halfway presentable, I had to clone out two telephone poles, almost 30 wires, which criss-crossed the street (and their shadows on the ground) and several TV antennas!  Unfortunately, you can see where I've been!

 

 

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • United States
  • 1 Feb 2016, 00:45
Doesn't your App have a button labelled "remove telephone poles & lines", Tom?
Tom Wilson: Sadly not, Ray - if you know of one I'd be glad of the recommendation smile
Ah, the joys of twiddling...
Tom Wilson: This one took about an hour, I think!
You did a pretty good job, I'd say!
Tom Wilson: You're too kind, Elizabeth smile
You did a great job Tom!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Richard
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Feb 2016, 06:34
Worth the effort, Tom
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Lisl - I thought so.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Feb 2016, 06:40
A pretty good cloning effort Tom
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Chris - these old slides are amazingly dirty, too - no matter how carefully stored - and all mine are in special purposes containers - it seems that dust gets on to the emulsion side of the slide and any attempt to wipe it off simply worsens things. :-(
If you hadn't mentioned anything about clone-outs, Tom, I would have never known. That must have been a LOT of work. BRAVO.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ginnie - about half an hour I suppose or a bit more!
I'd say it matters little at this point.
Tom Wilson: Yes - I guess it is kind of an historic record!
I consider you fortunate to have visited the United Staes back then Tom, it must have been a different world to now.
Tom Wilson: Well, in some ways. However, we arrived in autumn 1970, just after the race riots in Washington, and tensions between black and white were still very obvious. That summer there were also riots on the U. Md. campus and they were repeated in 1971 (I stayed home that day smile )
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Feb 2016, 12:30
Despite the cloning, the gas guzzlers remained. Great picture. That building reminds me of Salzburg.
Tom Wilson: Had one of those myself for the year, an Olsmobile Delmont 88, did 14 mpg, or 12 mpg if the aircon was on, but gas was 27 cents a gallon, making it cheaper to run than my Vauxhall Viva back home smile
A lot of work but the result justifies this effort, love the old gas guzzlers.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Martin.
Well done Tom, your eye must be working well these days.
Tom Wilson: Well, well enough for this, Brian - I'm hoping it will be even better after Thursday!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Feb 2016, 15:21
I don't think I would have guessed America. An effective piece of twiddling, I admire your patience smile
Tom Wilson: It does look rather European, doesn't it? That's the effect of having preservation orders on most of the buildings - it was the USA's first capital after the Revolutionary War, so development, fortunately, has been meagre.
this is a magnificent building Tom... thank you for all of the work that you put into providing us with a clear view of the State House....petersmile
Tom Wilson: I guess it was built as the national capitol, since Annapolis was the first capital of the USA :-0
You have done OK Tom!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Bill - the slide was such a mess that it would have been difficult to do any better, I think smile

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