Friday, May 1, 2009

Zeppelin

This picture was taken in 1931, and shows a picture of a German Zeppelin flying over the old city of Jerusalem. The tower is the tower of David. I always find Zeppelins sort of creepy, I don't know why. Maybe because they are so closely associated with the Nazis during this time.

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  1. That's a great photo of Jerusalem.

    And . . . I find Zeppelins creepy, too, maybe because of the Hindenburg disaster. That was one of the first old newsreels I saw when I was young, and it terrified me for weeks.

    Of course, the one Zeppelin that I still love, is LED ZEPPELIN, haha.

    I remember when "Stairway to Heaven " was the biggest hit when I was a freshman in college. We listend to it ALL the time.

    That, and "Dream On" by Aerosmith.

    THOSE WERE THE DAYS!!

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  2. It's strange, but the bottom, left-hand corner of that looks like a few bricks in the wall have been Photoshopped - like a small patch was 'repaired' by cloning in a few bricks.

    I probably need more coffee yet...

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  3. Michael,
    You are correct . . . the photo had the corner missing, so I photoshoped in the missing part of the wall. Wow, you guys pay attention.
    PJM

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  4. PJM:

    Why does my post have a "trash can" icon in the bottom corner?

    It wasn't there previously.

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  5. Smartgirl,
    If you are logged into google, the trash can lets you delete your post. you dont see it on others, since you are not them. That is my understanding . . . you are the only one that sees it, if you are logged on.
    PJM

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  6. SmartGirl, I've also seen those trash cans and wondered about them. In fact, three of the five posts at the moment have them. Just another of life's little mysteries.

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  7. If you notice on the far left side of the picture, on top of the building, there is a young woman dressed very ornately. She's holding hands with a ruggedly handsome looking man. They are smiling and it looks like the woman is waving a scarf or shawl. I wonder who they are? Other than them, the city looks empty.

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  8. Great Picture! Old Jerusalem with a Zeppelin the sky. Looks like a Sci-Fi picture, but it was 1931. The color of the picture has a great chrome.

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  9. Beautiful and intriguing picture of Jerusalem. But, Heather, I can't find the couple of which you speak. I feel a little stumped after my nose-to-the-screen, "Where's Waldo" search. I'm sure I'll feel embarrassed when it becomes obvious!

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  10. Zeppelins aren't creepy. They're beautiful in my opinion, but I guess you've got a point. Cool photos, please keep on posting. I love this blog.

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  11. Hi Tina, I was being ornery to see if anyone would believe me and try to enlarge the picture to see them. Mean trick huh!? Sorry! I couldn't let Michael be the only observant one.... ;-D

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  12. PJM:

    I wasn't logged in to google at the time, and now the trash can is gone.

    And, at the time, I could see it on other posts as well.

    Strange

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  13. I think zeppelins are totally wonderful. They were they epitome of luxury travel of their day. This picture was taken on April 11, 1931, and shows the most successful zeppelin, LZ127 or Graf Zeppelin, over Palestine. Full story: http://www.kairo.diplo.de/Vertretung/kairo/en/06/German-Traces/zeppelin__bildergalerie__en.html

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  14. re: Nazis. The zeppelins weren't associated with the Nazis until later. You can tell this when the Swastikas started appearing on the tail fins. Dr Hugo Eckener, the zeppelin guy, was anti-Nazi and took a lot of heat for his outspoken views. He was forced to accept Nazi money to keep his zeppelins flying. The Hindenberg was almost called Hitler, but Eckener got in first.

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