Thursday, 20 September 2007

Another voting best of whatever

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland have just put online 100 fascinating historical photographs - some old and some modern - from their archive. The online audience has a chance to vote on their favourite: (I always find these votes somewhat spurious but) the images themselves are well worth a few minutes of browsing.

What is also interesting about this project, Treasured Places, is the way they've embraced the web 2.0 facilities about comment sharing, making your own shortlist, etc. Will be interesting to see if it takes off.

Shown here is of workers on the Forth Road Bridge, with the Rail Bridge in the distance. Taken by W Ralston Ltd in 1961, Sir William Arrol Collection. © Glasgow Archives and Special Collections | SC881869. [link].

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