The National Trust for Historic Preservation annually complies a list to identify “important examples of the nation’s architectural and cultural heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage.” The designation can help galvanize grassroots and political support for protecting sites, but isn’t always welcomed by locals. Here are looks at eight from this year’s cohort, many of which are in urban areas.
Across the globe, notable structures were lit in red, white and blue in a show of solidarity with France after the terrorist attacks in Paris.
Armed with my camera, a handful of lenses and a rental car, my girlfriend and I made our way up the coast, spending a few days in each city to take them in. And for our cameras to take them in as well.
This gallery is an attempt to document my trip from San Diego to Los Angeles to San Francisco over the course of eight days in August. We want to see your vacation photos, too.
Men with paddles swat at balls in Tokyo, civic engagement can now lead to forced confinement of uninvolved bystanders in America, and an Afghan province mourns coal miners killed in a collapse. Those are among the stories told by today’s daily photo brief.
Batkid got a hero’s welcome in San Francisco where he threw the first pitch at the Giant’s opening day game. The pint-sized Miles Scott helped save Gotham City by the Bay last November, after all.
San Francisco, grappling with the exploits of the Riddler and the Penguin, will call upon a pint-sized crusader: Miles, a 5-year-old cancer-stricken boy, a.k.a. Batkid.
A 6-5 vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has brought a ban on public nudity (except at permitted festivals and parades) one step closer to becoming city ordinance.
The proposed ban — not spawned by straight couples with children or angry Castro District business owners exposed daily to a hoard of “Naked Guys” — was introduced by counsel-person Scott Wiener who says “the dominant demographic expressing concern is gay men,” reported the Los Angles Times. Wiener hopes to expand on a prior clothing-not-optional ordinance for restaurants and other areas of public seating, the Times also noted.
Dissenters on the board showed frustration at taking time away from more important public matters, like violent crime. The ban now needs a final vote and the mayor’s signature to become law.
NOTE: Some images have been cropped and/or pixelated.