Friday, February 20, 2009

Zeppelins over Toronto

Aviation and disasters (see previous post) reminds me: I've recently been introduced to Historicist (link to a recent example here), a weekly local history column on the lively, well-known-in-Toronto blog Torontoist. Last year Historicist regular Kevin Plummer contributed this nice illustrated essay on the Bank of Commerce Building, Toronto's first skyscraper, and I just like this photo of the airship R-100's visit to Toronto in 1930.

(Okay, R-100 was not a Zeppelin. But I can't resist the opportunity for a dramatic blogpost title. Feel free to make it the title of an alternative history, somebody.)

(Photo comes via Historicist from Wikimedia Commons)
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