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White tiger and lion


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From Telegraph.co.uk

A visit to the LA Times


Pictures I took at our very cool visit to the place that the Los Angeles Times newspaper is produced. 🙂

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Some figures.

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The paper she’s holding

The paper she’s holding

This is an old printing press from the late 1800s.

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The history of this press. Click on the picture to bring up a bigger version.

The history of this press. Click on the picture to bring up a bigger version.

It was powered by water coming down this clear tube and turning the wheel.

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This is the back where paper goes in.

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This is where the new newspaper comes out.

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Paper coming off the ink-covered plate.

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Some ads in a paper printed in 1881.

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And this is going in to the facility that makes the LA Times newspapers.

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The rolls of paper they use are HUGE.

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These “robots” carry the paper rolls around the place.

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Stacks and stacks of paper!

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Yeah, that one roll is over 2000 pounds.

Yeah, that one roll is over 2000 pounds.

This is the room where they make the plates. Plates are what they now use instead of setting metal letters into a frame like they did in olden times. Once the news info comes in to this plant, the plates for the day are created there.

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A plate

A plate

Famous front pages.

San Francisco earthquake (1906), and sinking of the Lusitania (1915)

San Francisco earthquake (1906), and sinking of the Lusitania (1915)

Hindenburg explosion (1937), and New York Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire (1911)

Hindenburg explosion (1937), and New York Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire (1911)

Armistice Day of WW I (1911), and D-Day of WW II (1945)

Armistice Day of WW I (1911), and D-Day of WW II (1945)

Man first walks on the Moon (1961)

Man first walks on the Moon (1961)

Now, the ink!

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And these are the huge machines that take the paper, the ink, and the plates, and create our newspaper!

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Just look at the papers wrapped around and coming off these machines!

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IMG_9017Looking up…

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It’s not just the LA Times that’s printed here. These are some other papers printed at this location.

LatExtra, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Personal Journal

LatExtra, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Personal Journal

Newspaper not yet printed on

Newspaper not yet printed on

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And inside the trash chute…

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Defective newspapers!

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And lastly, the big room where the newspapers are packaged and set, ready to be delivered.

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This man is packaging the papers into bundles…

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…using this machine.

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The yellow spool is plastic cording that goes around each small stack of papers.


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And here are the newspapers, all ready for delivery to your house! 😀

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If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.

-Mark Twain

The “biggest” moon of the year


Here is a photo I took tonight, of the biggest Supermoon of this year. (There was already one Supermoon in July, and one more is coming on September 9.)

Certain moons are called “supermoons” because, on their orbit around Earth, they come closer to the Earth and appear bigger and brighter than normal. Here’s more from NASA.

Sneak peek: LA Times


A sneak peek of a post coming on Monday, of our visit to the Los Angeles TImes!

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A gardener


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Taken at a CA botanical garden

Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade.
― Rudyard Kipling

Passover and Easter: Jesus brings it all together (history + photos)


My post on Passover and Easter. A bit of history, plus pictures. 🙂

Passover and Easter: Jesus brings it all together | This Is Our Father’s World.

With a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence


Read it here.

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