Canadian Pacific's photos


  • Bronze and silver astrolabe

    Southern Iberia (present-day Spain and Portugal) was ruled by the North African Muslims known as the Moors as early as the year 711 all the way to the year 1492. Their seven-century rule left many marks in Spanish culture. An astrolabe is an early form o…

  • Wooden box

    Southern Iberia (present-day Spain and Portugal) was ruled by the North African Muslims known as the Moors as early as the year 711 all the way to the year 1492. Their seven-century rule left many marks in Spanish culture. This wooden chest made of wood…

  • Bottle

    Moulded bottle made of green glass with applied motifs dating to the 11th to 12th centuries of probably Iranian or Central Asian origins. On Boxing Day (no, not when people punch each other after Christmas, but a British tradition of 26 December as a hol…


  • Garden pool and fountain

    Water is a precious thing across the Middle East due to its arid climate. As such, water plays an important role in Islamic architecture for its cooling nature, practical use and "show-off" effect. Fountains are key features of paradise gardens in the wea…

  • Paint palette

    Alas, I forgot to take a photo of the information of this. But I do recall this is a paint palette for scholars to dip their pens on paint or ink, made of carved rock crystal (if I recall correctly). On Boxing Day (no, not when people punch each other a…

  • Marble tombstone

    Tombstone made of carved marble dating to the year 1011 of Tunisian origins. On Boxing Day (no, not when people punch each other after Christmas, but a British tradition of 26 December as a holiday), I met up with flickr/ Ipernity friend John to visit th…


  • Quar'am

    Manuscript showing a section of the Quar'an. Made of ink and gold on parchment and dating back to the 9th century of Iranian or Iraqi origins. On Boxing Day (no, not when people punch each other after Christmas, but a British tradition of 26 December as a…

  • Qumqum

    This is called a qumqum, which is a rosewater sprinkler made of free blown glass dating from the 10th to 12th centuries of Egyptian or Syrian origins. On Boxing Day (no, not when people punch each other after Christmas, but a British tradition of 26 Dece…

  • Fulton Street towards 1 WTC

    I'd always had troubles capturing the new 1 WTC from close by. I could have googled for the best view but never did purely due to laziness. Then I discovered this view completely by accident following my visit to Schermerhorn Row in the South Street Seapo…


  • The Royal Building

    This imposing building greets anyone walking north on Fulton Street from the South Street Seaport neighbourhood. Built in 1927 for the Royal Insurance Company's (founded in Liverpool in 1845) New York offices. 81 - 99, Fulton Street, Manhattan

  • Royal (Insurance) Building, Fulton Street

    This imposing building greets anyone walking north on Fulton Street from the South Street Seaport neighbourhood. Built in 1927 for the Royal Insurance Company's (founded in Liverpool in 1845) New York operations, the vista somehow makes it look much tall…

  • Dear Evan Hansen

    Partial and edited quote from Wikipedia: "Dear Evan Hansen" is a stage musical that tells the story of a young man with social difficulties that inhibit his ability to connect with other people and make friends. He yearns to make a connection with his pe…


  • Light installation and kids

    Fulton Street at Front Street, South Street Seaport neighbourhood, Manhattan.

  • From Pier 17 at South Street Seaport

    The port cranes are either in Brooklyn or New Jersey. I need someone with better knowledge of NYC to positively identify the place :D

  • Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge

    The South Street Seaport is a historic area in the New York City borough of Manhattan, centered where Fulton Street meets the East River, and adjacent to the Financial District. The Seaport is a designated historic district, and is distinct from the neigh…


  • South Street Seaport

    The South Street Seaport is a historic area in the New York City borough of Manhattan, centered where Fulton Street meets the East River, and adjacent to the Financial District. The Seaport is a designated historic district, and is distinct from the neigh…

  • Schermerhorn Row

    These row buildings at Nos. 2 to 18 Fulton Street are amongst the oldest surviving buildings in New York City. Built between 1811 and 1812 in the Federal style, they used to be warehouses and countinghouses (offices) for the traders along the East River w…

  • Mobile home on Water Street

    A mobile home/ motorhome is not a common sight in New York City, I should think, let alone in Lower Manhattan's financial district. Seen outside of One Seaport Plaza, 199 Water Street, Manhattan


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