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Summer Reruns!

By: Ylee, 10:46 AM GMT on May 28, 2014





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Summertime means many outdoor activities to most people. Folks don't bother with staying around the house, and watching TV. Programming gurus at the broadcast and cable networks know this, so they rerun shows from earlier in the year, as making new shows when no one is around to watch them doesn't make good business sense!

Although summer brings lots of web traffic here to check out the tropical weather here on WU, most of the folks that peruse this blog are out having a life, unlike some poor schmucks that have to work all summer(ain't naming any names, lol). So, all the cams in this particular blog have been in previous blogs. Besides, I've been too lazy to find new cams, at least this time! :' )



From TroyLeslie, the feeder cam!
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From aotn, the Lunna House cam! Full Size
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From Castletonite, the Castleton Valley cam! Full Size
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From Milos, Greece, the Pollonia cam! Full Size
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From Tokai University, the milking barn cam!
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From the Soggy Dollar Bar, the Soggycam! Full Size
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From Campi Ya Kanzi, the Live From the Savana cam! Full Size
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From Northwoods Canoe Company, the canoeshopcam! Full Size
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Thanks to yangshuoren.com, the Cafe China(east) cam!
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Updated: 2:47 AM GMT on June 05, 2014

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The Sacred Bridge - Chapter 3 is up!

By: Ylee, 9:29 PM GMT on May 10, 2014


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Shinkyo, or "the sacred bridge", is known as one of the three most beautiful bridges in Japan. Lacquered in vermilion and black, and decorated on top of its' pillars, the bridge crosses the Daiya river. Historically, it was the path for imperial generals and messengers to the Futarasan shrine, a Shinto shrine that is part of the Nikko sanctuary. A UNESCO Heritage Site, the bridge remained off limits to the general public until 1973. Since then, it has gone through several renovations, and now tourists can cross it for a fee of 300 yen.



It is not known when the original bridge was built. From wikipedia: "According to legend, a priest named Shōdō and his followers climbed Mt. Nantai in the year 766 to pray for national prosperity. However, they could not cross the fast flowing Daiya River. Shōdō prayed and a 10 foot tall god named Jinja-Daiou appeared with two snakes twisted around his right arm. Jinja-Daiou released the blue and red snakes and they transformed themselves into a rainbow-like bridge covered with sedge, which Shōdō and his followers could use to cross the river. That is why this bridge is sometimes called Yamasugeno-jabashi, which means the "Snake Bridge of Sedge".

Earliest records show a bridge here was being used in 1486. Originally a drawbridge, Shinkyo became fixed, with stone piers, in 1636. It first was decorated in 1792. During a 1902 repair, the bridge was washed away. However, the bridge was rebuilt as it was in 1904.




From Shinkyo.net, the Shinkyo cam!
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From Yosemite national Park, the Yosemite falls cam! Full Size
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From Bad Salzungen, the stork cam! Full Size
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From Adelaide, Australia, the Outer Harbor cam! Full Size
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From New Dungeness Lighthouse, the New Dungeness Lighthouse cam!
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From Hurtigruten, the MS Lofoten cam! Full Size
Here is a map showing the current location of all the ships!




Thanks to KoitoPottery, the Hidanosato Street cam!
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From the Panama Canal Authority, the Miraflores Locks cam! Full Size
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From Santantonio.info, the Basilica cam!
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From the Micronesia Mall, the mall cam! Full Size
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From TroyLeslie, the feeder cam!
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From Milos, Greece, the Pollonia cam! Full Size
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Updated: 11:33 AM GMT on May 21, 2014

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