1. todayinhistory:

    September 11th 2001: 9/11 Terror Attacks

    On this day in 2001, thirteen years ago today, two hijacked planes were crashed into the World Trade Center towers in New York City and another into the Pentagon building in Virginia. The Twin Towers collapsed and part of the Pentagon was badly damaged. A fourth plane was intended to strike the US Capitol Building in Washington DC but its passengers seized control from the hijackers and crashed the plane into a field in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people died on this terrible day and thousands more injured in the attacks which sent shockwaves around the world. The attacks were planned and carried out by members of the terrorist group al-Qaeda, and masterminded by Osama bin Laden, who was since been found and killed by US forces. The aftermath of the tragedy prompted greater focus on national security both in the US and abroad and contributed to the invasions of, and subsequent wars in, Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, thirteen years on, we remember the thousands of people who lost their lives on 9/11.

    "America is under attack"
    - White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card telling President Bush about the attacks

    Lest we forget.

  2. Lighting is pretty bad, but this was inside the main cabin.in the Holzwarth Historic Site in Rocky Mountain National Park. In the photos you can see some young pictures of the family here, some of their… interesting furniture choices etc.

    In the fourth picture, there is a white can in the upper left hand corner. This is a Coors Malted Milk can, which was from when Prohibition was a thing here in the US, and Coors could no longer produce alcohol, but still wanted to turn a profit.

    What I found most incredible about this tour was about the son John who sold the property. He could have sold it to a ski resort for 5 million dollars, but instead he sold it for 1 million to be preserved.

    He recognized that some things in this world are more important than money. And what is more, is he helped preserve this area for future generations. I can only imagine how horrible it would look if a ski resort had moved in.

  3. Headwaters of the Colorado River.

  4. The moon with some clouds.