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I'm trying to recapture a sort of look you often see in fantasy movies, where there's a thick forest, and this clearing in the forest that's treeless, except for one prominent tree you can see the rest of the forest within the frame, but it's clearly the singular tree in the area. If I can't find that, I'll settle for a tree on top of a hill, by itself. I couldn't find any good photo examples of the first right away, but a quick google image showed this one of a single tree on a hill here.
I'm in southeastern PA (Doylestown area), and I'm looking for any example of this someone knows of within a 1.5 hour drive. GPS coordinates, addresses, or trails welcome.
Clark Nature Center off of 413 in Newtown by the benches / learning area at the center of the park had one or two trees in the central clearing when I cleaned up the park and built the nature trail many years Cheap Jerseys ago. Last time I was at the park, it was still like that and there might have been a similar area back by the creek at the far side of the trail away from 413.
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Tinicum Park, maybe? Though I can't think of a specific site. nothing at Lake Galena that I can think of. Google Earth might show Wholesale NFL Jerseys you something.
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Tyler Park is always nice, and there's certainly a lot of Wholesale Jerseys it. Don't know if you'll necessarily find your example there, but it's big.
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Abandoned West Virginia amusement park has a bloody history
Lawrence Pierce/AP Gaylord White strolls past a swing ride at the old Lake Shawnee Amusement Park. Once a popular summertime retreat for thousands of coalfield families, the Lake Shawnee Amusement Park is now better known as a purported gathering place for the spirits of the many long dead souls who once spent their earthly time on this patch of bottomland along the Authentic Bishop Sankey Jersey Bluestone River.
It has been decades since the Lake Shawnee Amusement Park buzzed with the laughter of children.
The southern West Virginia park was abandoned in 1966, after Titans Bishop Sankey Jersey the accidental deaths of two of its young patrons. But it seems Lake Shawnee's haunted history reaches much farther back.
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Lake Shawnee Amusement Park in West Virginia, which was shut down in 1966 and belived to be cursed, will open for one week only from October 25th through October 31st.
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Mercer County was home to a Native American tribe until 1783, when a European family's attempt to settle the land sparked a violent turf war. The patriarch of the family was a farmer named Mitchell Clay, according to the Wyoming County Report. While he was out hunting, a band of Native Americans reportedly killed his youngest son, Bartley Clay. A daughter, Tabitha, was knifed to death in the struggle. Eldest son Ezekial was kidnapped and burned at the stake. Mitchell Clay enlisted the help of other white settlers to seek vengeance for his family. After burying his children, he murdered several of the Native Americans.
Centuries later, in the 1920s, a businessman named Conley T. Snidow purchased the site of the Clay farm and developed it into an amusement park. He built a swing set, a ferris wheel, and opened up the pond for swimming.
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A little girl was reportedly killed while riding this circling swing set.
But death still hung over that cursed parcel of land.
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A little girl in a pink ruffled dress met her end after climbing into the circling swing set. She was killed after a truck backed into the path of the swing. Another little one, this time a boy, drowned in the amusement park's swimming pond.
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The Lake Shawnee Amusement Park was abandoned in 1966. But it may still have visitors just not the kind that you can see.
According to Visit West Virginia, the park's rides were responsible for a total of six deaths.
The park eventually shut down, but its structures were left to rot and rust.
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The park was purchased by Gaylord White in 1985.
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"Sometimes the seat will start to move underneath your hand until you feel cold air blowing through the seat," Gaylord White II told the Travel Channel. "And when you get to the middle you feel something warm. And we believe that's her spirit."
The younger White said he's even seen the little girl, with her dress covered Titans Taylor Lewan Jersey in blood.
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The park's rides haven't been used for decades.
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"She looked at me and as long as she looked at me, I couldn't move," he said.
Paranormal investigators now frequent the site. It has also been featured on the Discovery Channel's "GhostLab" and the Travel Channel's "The Most Terrifying Places in America."
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On foot from Anzac Cove to the Gallipoli front lines
There's no shortage of organised tours to the Gallipoli peninsula, on Turkey's Aegean coast. Day trips from Istanbul arrive around midday, and excursions can be arranged locally in the pretty port across the water from the battlefield sites.
Instead, I wanted to avoid the crowds. And to add a sense of scale to this World War I campaign I wanted from to walk from Anzac Cove, where the newly formed Australia and New Zealand Army Corps disembarked on April 25, 1915, up to the Allied frontlines.
Photographs of grinning Australians en route to Turkey are coupled with their personal possessions: an illustrated book of Egyptian history in one case. The three sons of Espie and Jane Watt from Gulgong, New South Wales, are illustrated in a black and white portrait on the museum wall. Trooper Walter Watt died at Gallipoli, his brother Trooper Archie a few months later in Greece. Final brother, Private Frederick, is said to be "Missing in Flanders" on Belgium's Western Front.
A 10 minute wander down to the peninsula's sandy western shore raises the Zach Mettenberger Authentic Jersey spirits. On this 5km long beach, bathed in spring sunshine, the only footsteps are mine. The ANZAC forces planned to land here at dawn nearly a century ago, then scramble for cover into the low wooded hills.
Tragically, a shambolic disembarkation led the ANZAC landing craft 2km northwards to a tight cove ringed by an amphitheatre of muddy cliffs. (I try to scramble up, but quickly skid back down on my backside.) On unfamiliar ground, without a visible objective to aim for, the invaders were given their first taste of mechanised warfare by their Turkish audience.
In contrast to the battle scenes of 1915, Anzac Cove's small cemetery is a blissfully tranquil resting place. Lines of headstones, all lovingly tended, look out to sea.
The inscriptions on the headstones are surprising. The majority of the fallen were in their mid twenties to mid forties from all over the country ("Laen, Victoria" and "Bulimba, Brisbane") proving that the whole nation answered the recruiting call. Other graves are simply heartbreaking: "FA Rawlings, 10th Australian Light Horse, aged 27, My Only Darling Son."
I hike up to the clearly signed Shrapnel Valley cemetery now confident that I will be able to see much of the site on foot. Again, the scene is bucolic, scattered with wildflowers and herbs, hemmed in by a babbling brook.
In 1915, food and munitions were landed by night at Anzac Cove then carried up this aptly named valley by man and mule. The frontline trenches at the top of the hill include Quinn's Post and The Nek, the latter immortalised in the 1981 Mel Gibson movie, Gallipoli, which is shown nightly in many of hotels. All were scenes of hand to hand fighting, viscous attrition and shellshock.
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Historians debate whether this decisive strategy would have been successful, had the Turkish minelayer, Nusret, not put paid to the expedition before it started. This 40m long vessel mined the channel by night, in thick fog and without radar, and frequently under enemy fire. Its explosive charges incapacitated six British and French battleships, the vanguard of an 18 strong invasion fleet assumed at the time to be invincible.
Some would call the April 25 land invasion that followed the naval retreat dogged. The less charitable might call it stubborn or foolhardy. It took six weeks to raise an Allied invasion force, which included the first ANZACs created from Australian and New Zealand troops training in Egypt.
The Turks were given ample time to prepare their defences. Couple this fact with campaign's generally inept execution "lions led by donkeys" is a phrase synonymous with World War I and the infantry was hammered from the outset.
I had hoped to continue my tour with a 5km hike to the New Zealand war memorial at Chunuk Bair, but my energy is waning. I wonder whether an organised tour would have made for an easier, if less personal, day out.
Fortunately help arrives in the form of a VW campervan with British licence plates. It contains an Australian couple the only tourists I see all day who have driven from London via Italy and Greece.
I hop in, and together we pass several more Commonwealth cemeteries.
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"Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their DaQuan Jones Jersey lives you are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us, where they lie side by side," the inscription reads.
"You, the mothers wipe away your tears. Your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well."
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