50 Breathtaking Photos of Abandoned Places From Around The World
This is known as the last house standing on Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay. It reflects the changing tide of the area which eliminated 70 homes that existed during the late 19th and 20th centuries. Wind knocked it down in October, 2010.
According to William B. Cronin, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Holland Island, Maryland, was home to more than 360 residents and about 70 homes and stores. Most of the Holland Island residents made a living by harvesting oysters in the winter and fishing and crabbing in the summer. Over the decades, the rising waters of the Chesapeake, the natural sinking of the island, and storms took their toll. http://www.endlesssunner.com/blog/tag/chesapeake/
Charles I and Parliament: Regicides and the Beheading of a King
Charles I (1600–1649; reign: March 1625 – January 1649), King of England, by Antoon van Dyck. Charles I is royalty, obviously, but this portrait is indicative of the male fashion of the time...doublet and petticoat breeches for men-gone!
Henrietta Maria of France was the Queen consort of England, Scotland, and Ireland as the wife of King Charles I. She was mother of two kings, Charles II and James II, and grandmother of two queens and one king, Mary II, William III and Anne of Great Britain, as well as paternal aunt of Louis XIV of France. The North American Province of Maryland was named in her honour, and the name was carried over into the current U.S. state of Maryland.