National Parks Under AttackThis Web site doesn't like to take political stands, but now it is necessary.
The current administration wants to reduce the size and number of National Monuments and allow oil drilling and mining in National Parks for the first time since the system was established. If you prefer trees and streams to oil wells and pipelines, contact your representatives in Washington NOW and tell them to protect these Crown Jewels of America.
|Places Earth extends sympathies and hopes to both the people fighting to restore their lives in Puerto Rica and to those who’s lives have been taken or disrupted by the shooting in Las Vegas. Also to hurricane victims in Texas, Florida, and other areas of the Gulf region. Also to the fire victims in California. So many disasters in short time, all made worse by climate change.|
State Parks, Historic Sites, and Museums need your help.
Throughout the country, state parks, historic sites, museums, and similar institutions are struggling to continue operating. Because of general financial problems, many of these institutions are operating on a reduced schedule or in danger of closing. Some are being forced to sell off artifacts and property. Many will not weather these hard times without your help.
Places Earth urges everyone to support these vital and important public resources any way you can. Please donate your treasure, time, and talent. Write to your governor and other elected officials telling them to find a way to keep state parks open. It will be your loss.
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Places GoneThese pages are a collection of words and pictures of places that have been lost.
Select a place below.
This section is one that I hope grows slowly. It is dedicated to those wonderful places that have left us. We have lost so many beautiful and historic buildings, theme parks, botanical gardens and zoos, and wild places. |
Some of these places have moved to this page from the Places Endangered page once the place was finally lost.
Unfortunately, I can't photograph everything before it is lost.
Angel's Flight - may reopen
Balboa Fun Zone
Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village - closed and threatened
Hughes Aircraft Plant
Japanese Village and Deer Park
Lawry's California Center / Los Angeles River Center - reopend in a new configuration
Lion Country Safari
Los Angeles Memoria Sports Arena
Movieland Wax Museum
Old Los Angeles Zoo - now a picnic area
Palm Tree and the Pine Tree
Sixth Street Viaduct
Southwest Museum - closed, future not sure
Tail of the Pup - may reopen
World Trade Center
list place here
|Note:This is not the official site for any of the places shown in Places Earth. Places Earth is not responsible for accuracy of the information. Hours of operations, prices, exhibits, and sometimes locations are subject to change without notice.|
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I hope that you find this web site helpful. It started because of my love for Architecture and interest in History. I don't allow paid advertising (but this may change). This web site is for your benefit and enjoyment and I make no profit on it. For ten years it has been supported primarily from my regular paycheck as a Set Designer and there haven't been many the last few years. I can no longer run it without help. Alternative funding is needed. A non-tax deductable donation helps cover the cost of operating this web site and may be made to Kesign Design Consulting through PayPal.
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