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moore’s crossing bridge

from the leftovers (2015) posted in television by pete_nice

The bridge that serves as the secure entrance to Miracle National Park and the town of Jarden, TX in the second season of The Leftovers.

The adjacent Moya Park serves as the filming locations for the encampment outside the area.

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threadgill’s (former)

from janis joplin posted in music by donkeyoti

Originally opened in a former filling station on the north outskirts of Austin, Threadgill's boasted the first beer license in the county. Janis Joplin cut her teeth singing at this juke joint.

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the first photograph

from photography, joseph nicephore niepce posted in art and design by tacopolis

Displayed in the Harry Ransom Center, at the University of Texas in Austin, is the first photograph.

Taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce (French, 1765–1833) in 1826 or 1827, the photograph is entitled View from the Window at Le Gras, and it depicts the courtyard, trees and buildings of Niépce’s estate.

Niépce had been experimenting with a way to combine a method of printmaking using light and chemistry. At the same time, he wanted to use a camera obscura to capture direct views of nature.

From the Henry Ransom brochure:

After experimenting with paper, glass, and stone supports for various resins that hardened when exposed to light, Niépce began to use pewter plates in 1826. Sometime during that year or the next he coated his pewter plate with bitumen of Judea (an asphalt derivative of petroleum) and loaded it into a camera obscura looking out the window of his second-story workroom....

He called his invention "heliography," or sun-drawing...

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the riggins house

from friday night lights posted in television by chewing_the_scenery

Home of Tim and Billy Riggins, also in Austin where most of Friday Night Lights was filmed.

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herrmann field

from friday night lights posted in television by chewing_the_scenery

The pilot for Friday Night Lights was shot at Texas's Pflugerville High School, an active high school with an actual Panthers athletic program, but after that first episode, the show was filmed at the football field and field house at the old Del Valle High School near the Austin airport (so close that they rerouted flights so as not to interrupt filming). The nearby baseball field was converted into the football field for the East Dillon Lions starting in season four.

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