Graveyard <or> Halifax History

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    Lovely series and the crow at the end ... a treat ;)

    Now you done it ... it's all the TPF people looking for more crows again ... cooollllllll

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    great series JEFFB! what is it that attracts crows to graveyards? totally uncanny :)
     
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    Thanks for the comments. :)


    ps - Remember Jack Dawson from the Titanic movie.... "I'm The King Of The World"
     
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    Schmokin shots JeffB Very well done, capturing history,as well as some cool pics...........and a crow NIce work !!!!!!!!
     
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    nice work man!

    was the halifax explosion deliberate? a test gone bad?
     
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    Thank you all for the comments, I'm glad you like these shots. :)

    And to answer your question JonMikal it was an accident.

    A ship full of amunition (4,600,000 pounds of wet and dry picric acid, 4,661,794 pounds of TNT, 55.770 tons of gun cotton 4.5 tons of benzol, & 300 rounds of ammunition) colided with another ship. It caught fire, the crew jumped ship thinking it would explode immediately, but it didn't which made it even worse because it gave people on shore time to hear that there was a ship on fire in the harbour. Since they didn't know what was on the ship they gathered to watch or looked at it through their windows. the ship was left to drift and it drifted into the docks. where it finally blew up 20 minutes later.
    The disaster resulted in approximately 1,635 deaths (as many as 1,000 died instantaneously), 9,000 injured (6,000 seriously) and, according to one conservative estimate, roughly $30 million in damage. Some 325 acres of urban/town area were destroyed, leaving 1,500 people homeless. Many of the wounds were also permanently debilitating, with many people partially blinded by flying glass.
    It was the largest man-made explosion until the first atomic bomb test explosion in 1945 and still ranks as the largest ever man-made, non-nuclear explosion.

    Theres more here.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax_explosion

    This photo was taken 13 miles from the Halifax Explosion 15 seconds afterwards
    http://www.firstworldwar.com/photos/graphics/ww_halifax_exp_01.jpg

    This photo shows some of the detruction
    http://www.firstworldwar.com/photos/graphics/ww_halifax_exp_02.jpg
     
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    Thank you for sharing those! I've always wanted to see the area with the Titanic gravesites. I've always been interested in Titanic history. Even have a piece of the coal recovered from the site.

    I'm surprised by all the toys left at the little boys gravesite. People still leave things for them?

    Pamela
     
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    I too was surprised to see the toys etc at the base of that stone. After looking thru some of the other photos I took that day, there are some flowers at, at least one other stone. But by far the unknown childs gathers the most attention. While I was there there were 4 tour bus loads that came thru, so I imagine that flowers and toys get left there quite frequently. I'm glad you enjoyed these shots. :) It is a very interesting and tragic peice of history.
     

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