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Praefectus Praetorio

Brother of the Quill
I'm afraid that some who have not visited the spectacular sights in the American West (especially our foreign friends) don't realize how truly spectacular the vistas can be. Here is a vintage photo which may convey the grand scale.
Glacier Point and South Dome, Yosemite Valley, 1898
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Note the men standing on top of Glacier Point.
 

Eulalia

Poet Laureate
Staff member
I'm afraid that some who have not visited the spectacular sights in the American West (especially our foreign friends) don't realize how truly spectacular the vistas can be. Here is a vintage photo which may convey the grand scale.
Glacier Point and South Dome, Yosemite Valley, 1898
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Note the men standing on top of Glacier Point.
Yeah, well, now note the women :cheer:

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phlebas

PRIMUS POENUS
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Migoz2

Senator
It's a harsh business though.
It swallows people chews them up and spits them out.

And well, it's a business where everyone wears a bit of a mask, or at least projects a persona.
The squirrel just needs to slip into a different suit now an then ;)
As Raymond Chandler (almost) said:
Down these mean streets a squirrel must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete squirrel and a common squirrel and yet an unusual squirrel. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a squirrel of honor—by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it. He must be the best squirrel in his world and a good enough squirrel for any world.
 

phlebas

PRIMUS POENUS
Staff member
Britain in WWI as seen by the Yanks:
Really interesting, and well done.
At one point he says of the British that they are "more reserved than a lot of us", but a lot of American soldiers must have come from fairly conservative and reserved backgrounds themselves? They weren't all New Yorkers
 

fallenmystic

Governor
I began to doubt my memory after no response from the post
I noticed it earlier but chose not to mention it, considering the unusually high proportion of those who are well-versed in history on CF.

And it's from PrPr who is a known aficionado of history. So I probably would have thought it twice before confronting him, if he positively argued that the video was from the WWI :)
 
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