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Description of Pictures: Just the outside garden. I'll visit the museum sometime.
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GASLAM_170719_12.JPG: Scan these QR codes with your smart phone to hear "Bum the Town Dog" and Greyfriar's Bobby tell their story in their own words.
Bum and Bobby love to be petted but please don't rub their noses. They'll get too shiny and damage the statues!
GASLAM_170719_22.JPG: Greyfriars Bobby
Died 11 January 1872
Aged 16 years
Greyfriars Bobby is one of Edinburgh best loved characters who served his master in life and watched over his grave at Greyfriars Kirkyard after he died.
Presented to the citizens of San Diego by the citizens of Edinburgh, Scotland to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their Sister City link and to extend an invitation to visit Edinburgh.
GASLAM_170719_26.JPG: A "Tail" of Two Cities -- The Brother Dogs Project
The San Diego-Edinburgh Sister City Society, Inc. has brought these two dogs together to celebrate the friendship between our cities and to memorialize the remarkable stories of Edinburgh, Scotland's Official Dog, "GREYFRIARS BOBBY" and San Diego's Official Town Dog, "BUM."
San Diego’s Official Town Dog
Died November 10, 1898 – Aged 12 years
Loved by everyone – owned by no one. His name suited him because he arrived as a stowaway, befriended everyone and “bummed” quality food from the local eateries. As a young dog he survived a scuffle with another dog on the Santa Fe train tracks. Though he lost a foreleg and part of his tail, his spirit was unbroken. He guarded the children, led the parades and fire trucks, and had many adventures. So admired was Bum that the City Council awarded him a lifetime dog license. When he died, children collected pennies for a proper funeral.
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2017 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
Civil War Trust conferences in Pensacola, FL, Chattanooga, TN (via sites in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee) and Fredericksburg, VA,
a family reunion in The Dells, Wisconsin (via sites in Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin),
New York City, and
my 12th consecutive San Diego Comic Con trip (including sites in Arizona).
For some reason, several of my photos have been published in physical books this year which is pretty cool. Ones that I know about:
"Tarzan, Jungle King of Popular Culture" (David Lemmo),
"The Great Crusade: A Guide to World War I American Expeditionary Forces Battlefields and Sites" (Stephen T. Powers and Kevin Dennehy),
"The American Spirit" (David McCullough),
"Civil War Battlefields: Walking the Trails of History" (David T. Gilbert),
"The Year I Was Peter the Great: 1956 — Khrushchev, Stalin's Ghost, and a Young American in Russia" (Marvin Kalb), and
"The Judge: 26 Machiavellian Lessons" (Ron Collins and David Skover).
Number of photos taken this year: just below 560,000.