In the cardboard box with the scanner were a couple of slide trays full of someone's slides. Pictures of a trip to Europe sometime in the early 1960s. I don't know who the people are, but the photography was interesting. If I can find them, I will rescan them with better equipment.
I thought of those pictures today while reading an article about the French government's plan to encircle the Eiffel Tower with
Here's how it looked under the Eiffel, once, long ago. I doubt that the French security personnel will be letting steam powered peanut carts through the gates in 2017.
You have to know the past to understand the present.