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Molly Brown Museum


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Molly Brown. She came from humble beginnings, but the ‘Unsinkable’ Molly Brown has gone down in history as the heroine who helped load the lifeboats on the Titanic.

Historic Denver’s Molly Brown House Museum enhances Denver’s unique identity by telling the story of Margaret “Molly” Brown’s activism, philanthropy and passion through educational programs, exhibits, and stewardship.

The Molly Brown House Museum stands as an enduring symbol of the turn of the 20th century in Denver. In the 1880s, the lucky few who made millions in the mountains, the railroads, or trade moved to the prestigious Capitol Hill neighborhood. This included Isaac and Mary Large who made their fortune in silver mining and built the house at 1340 Pennsylvania Avenue. They commissioned the well-known architect William Lang who combined the styles of Classic Queen Anne and Richardsonian Romanesque to create a unique and eclectic home. The home contained all the modern technology of the day including electricity, indoor plumbing, heat, and telephone. Shortly after its completion, the Larges became victims of the silver market crash. They sold their home to James Joseph “J.J.” and Margaret Brown in 1894.

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Austin, Blog

Wonderful Things From The Pharoah’s Tomb


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Tutankhamun Artifacts

I was recently at an iconic exhibition held at The Texas Museum of Science & Technology... “Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things From The Pharoah’s Tomb”.

Skybok produced this 1-minute video profile of it! (see below)

I’ve always been fascinated with ancient Egypt. (There’s a great documentary on Netflix now, search for “Egypt” by BBC Films). Here are some more photos from the museum’s exhibition showcasing exact replicas of the artifacts discovered in his tomb. (A nice website on the exhibition with historical questions answered here). Also, check out 8 surprising facts about Tutankhamun.

Tutankhamun Artifacts

Aspen, Blog

Ski Lifts + Sunshine in the Rockies!


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The road to Aspen (beautiful Evergreens all around me)
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On top of Aspen Ski Mountain – using Depth Effect on iPhone 7 Plus

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I did a trip to Colorado recently – I hung out a bit in Aspen (if you’re interested in Colorado at all, check out these posts I did when I went in the Fall: Psychics and Silver in Colorado, Mussels in the mountains, Charcuterie and Artisan Cheeseboard, Spring Water at 8,000ft, Fall Colors of Colorado, Steampunk bar in Aspen). The thrill for me is really in getting there – I had a stunning road trip through the rockies. The Evergreens were as gorgeous as ever – my quest was to showcase this breathtaking place to my brother who was visiting from South Africa. For the Skybok video you’re about to see (it’s only 1 minute), I used my iPhone 7 Plus on a DJI – Osmo Mobile Gimbal Stabilizer, which you can get at Best Buy! I HIGHLY recommend it!! On the website, search  “DJI – Osmo Mobile Gimbal Stabilizer”. They also have awesome drones which I was tempted to get for this because I was in the ski lift at one point with gorgeous views of the town 😉

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Hotel Jerome in Aspen was rated by Conde Nast as one of the Gold List “Favorite Hotels of the World”
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The bar area inside the hotel
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Opposite view
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Room in Hotel Jerome
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Hotel Jerome was ranked in the Reader’s Choice Awards as one of the Top 10 Hotels on the American West
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Bathroom, double vanity
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Luxury Suite
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Luxury Suite
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View from the window in the Fall
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Fall in Colorado
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Prospect Bar + Restaurant in Hotel Jerome
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Scene on a street corner in Aspen
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Ski Lift in Aspen
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Entrance to the Ski Lift – ticket prices, visit www.aspensnowmass.com
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On the streets
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Osmo Stabilizer on the right
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The iconic “Independence Pass” sign as you travel through the Continental Divide
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Pan seared Tuna salad at “J Bar” (Hotel Jerome)
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Going up the Aspen Mountain Ski Lift (not for the faint hearted!)
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Saw this sign – we don’t have bears in South Africa
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Interior scene of “J-Bar” – this is part of the Hotel Jerome: a very old, historic hotel
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Entrance to “Justice Snow’s” – a very iconic bar attached to the Wheeler Opera House
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Walking down an Aspen street in early morning
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Skybok New Videos


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Here is a new trailer re-edited for my production company Skybok, which specializes in producing video profiles showcasing the world around us.

Also posted, another re-edit, of a previous outreach video. “Mandela Day” at the Provincial Hospital in Port Elizabeth South Africa.

Please share, embed and tell your friends about my channel🙂

Other recent one:

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Blog, Leadville

Mining For Silver in Leadville, Colorado


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National Mining Hall of Fame + Museum
A replica of an underground cave at the National Mining Hall of Fame + Museum

I spent some time in Leadville, Colorado, famous for its mining history. (Did you know there are 260 miles of underground caves there?) It’s also famous for its iconic couple from the town’s silver mining boom, Horace + Baby Doe Tabor. I visited a few iconic spots, including the “Silver Dollar Saloon” – America’s Oldest Wild West Saloon – and the National Mining Hall of Fame + Museum.

Twenty years after the Gold Rush, the Colorado Silver Boom occurred in 1879 causing hordes of silver seekers to rush the Rockies. Horace Tabor, known as “The Bonanza King of Leadville,” joined the crowds and landed in the Centennial state becoming one of the richest silver barons in history.

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Leadville, Colorado, is the highest city in the U.S
The entrance to the National Mining Hall of Fame
The entrance to the National Mining Hall of Fame
18K Gold Howard Hunting Watch
Gold treasures on display at the National Mining Hall of Fame + Museum
A display of minerals
A Display of Minerals at The National Mining Hall of Fame + Museum
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Giant Amethyst
Minerals on Display
Glow in the Dark Minerals at The National Mining Hall of Fame + Museum
National Museum of Mining
Life-size replicas of miners
Hard Rock Mine Photos of the West
Many themed rooms exist in the museum, including the hard rock mine, gold rush room + others
Mine replica
Mine Replicas made of wood
Silver Dollar Saloon
Silver Dollar Saloon
Silver Dollar Saloon
Interior of Silver Dollar Saloon
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A view of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains on a street corner

 

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Skybok Editing


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Tamika Scripps Skybok

What am I up to this week? Mostly editing, producing new content for Skybok…. check out its YouTube channel. I am using a Canon Xa10, Canon 5D MK2, Canon Rebel T5….. Editing in Adobe Premier CC. If you like travel, tourism, history – you might like it!

Here are some of my favorite videos….mostly 1-2 minute profiles….more on Skybok’s blog here. If you like video production, digital media, audio-visual creation tips, entrepreneurship, behind-the-scenes stuff you might like it!

I’m also on Instagram. 

I’m using a new website I found called CANVA for thumbnail images, like this one of Charleston’s Skybok profile. Canva is fantastic for any design projects you have! *Tip: Check out DeathToTheStock for brilliant stock images.