A colorful Album of Unites States’ History

A colorful Album of Unites States’ History

  • Posted on: November 1, 2012
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After having a look at France and Serbia and while waiting for some more finalists from Asian countries, I jump over again to the American continent to have a look at the US finalists. For a European person, the winner images present a diverse view on very „American“ motifs. From National Parks to technical achievements, from typical 20th centuries diner restaurants to the Lincoln memorial: that’s “America“ as one seems to know it …

As a first-time-organizer of Wiki Loves Monuments, the US reached a respectable 5th place in the statistics, if we look only at the number of uploads (~ 22,100). Interesting enough, the US was “beaten“ only by India with the number of participants (~ 2014). Compared to other countries, we see a noticeable larger number of participants, but with less uploads per person. It will be interesting to analyze that ;-) However, one more interesting number before you may have a look at the images: according to the organizer, ~ 5000 sites can be illustrated with WLM images that were not previously photographed in Wikipedia. Congratulations!

But now something completely different: the finalist images!

1st place: The Cabin Creek Inn, by Kellejr

1st place: The Cabin Creek Inn, by Kellejr

2nd place: Wukoki Ruin, by Stephen M Alden

2nd place: Wukoki Ruin, by Stephen M Alden

3rd place: Al Mac's Diner-Restaurant, by Kenneth C. Zirkel

3rd place: Al Mac’s Diner-Restaurant, by Kenneth C. Zirkel

Kewanee, Illinois - Ryan Round Barn at Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation_Area, by Ibzumin

Kewanee, Illinois – Ryan Round Barn at Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation_Area, by Ibzumin

St. Alexander Nevsky Chapel, by Etaohc

St. Alexander Nevsky Chapel, by Etaohc

Chicago Theater, by Raymonst

Chicago Theater, by Raymonst

Vermont State House in Montpelier, by Jonathanking

Vermont State House in Montpelier, by Jonathanking

Mount Rainier from above Myrtle Falls in August, by Samuel Kerr

Mount Rainier from above Myrtle Falls in August, by Samuel Kerr

Lincoln Memorial, by Erich Robert Joli Weber

Lincoln Memorial, by Erich Robert Joli Weber

Cheoah Hydroelectric Dam Graham Co NC, by Dantripphoto

Cheoah Hydroelectric Dam Graham Co NC, by Dantripphoto

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