The NPS Park Cultural Landscapes Program is on Flickr!
The Park Cultural Landscapes Program has joined the Flickr community, and we want you to join us too!
A cultural landscape can be challenging to fully express in words alone. It might contain an array of tangible features, introduced by people in response to the character of the natural environment. It might contain evidence of traditional knowledge, lifestyles, and practices, shaped by many influences and developed over time. It might show signs of changing use and relevance to various peoples, with preservation efforts and development efforts occasionally meeting on uncommon ground.
The relationships between the landscape area, its cultural and natural resources, and the historic events or people associated with its significance combine to create a more complete image of the cultural landscape. We invite you to step into this image and into the landscape beyond at our Flickr site.
The images are divided into sets and collections: each set represents a distinct cultural landscape, and collections are classified by Theme and by Location. You can also view our map to see where the landscapes are located, and to discover other public content tagged at the same places.
You can find the site here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/npsparkclp/
Harry S. Truman once said, “The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.”* Maybe that is so; or, perhaps the only other thing that is new is discovering a different way to see the history and culture you thought you already knew.
Look out for more photos and landscape soon. We hope to see some of yours, too.
*As quoted in Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman (1974) by Merle Miller.