Tagged With "Gumbo's Pic of the Day"

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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day: A look at the first quarter, 2014

Travel Rob ·
There are so many great ones. I think the Lighthouse in Norway pic from Mac is pretty cool
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day: A look at the first quarter, 2014

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the most popular features on our website is "Gumbo's Pic of the Day".  A fresh photo (or a few) each day with accompanying description about that photo.  For the purposes of this blog I picked one (above) that was smack in the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 25, 2015: A Moment in Rural India

Marilyn Jones ·
While riding in a van from Jaipur to Ranthambore National Park in Northern India, I saw a woman walking away from the roadway. Fortunately I had my camera at hand and was able to quickly take the photo. To me it tells the story of women living in...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 24, 2014: Watching the Fireworks

PHeymont ·
  New Years, the 4th of July, a summer evening concert—almost anything is a good excuse for fireworks. But sometimes it seems as if no one is just watching; everyone wants to capture an image with a phone, a camera, an iPad. I'm no...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 22, 2015 : Antarctica

Marilyn Jones ·
    Nothing can prepare you for Antarctica. Ice, snow and rock formations named as islands, inlets and seas—stops for the One Ocean Expedition ship Akademik Ioffe and its 125 passengers—each carved by times, wind and the bitter...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 1, 2014: Details, Charleston P.O.

PHeymont ·
I hadn't even gotten in the door of Charleston, SC's historic post office and Federal courthouse when I was caught by this doorknob. And that was only the beginning of the gorgeous details, as you can see.         Sometimes, I find...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 30, 2014: The Hotel Pool, Cambodia

Mac ·
It is pretty much what most of us will see on a daily basis if we are travelling in a warm climate. It is the life saver at the end of a hot dusty day our on the road. It is the sight that we dream of whilst packed into a sweaty bus when the air con...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 9, 2014: Lions of Stockholm

PHeymont ·
This placid lion is part of a pride that marks Drottninggatan in Central Stockholm as a pedestrian street by lying on the pavement. 
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 13, 2015: Mainz Cathedral, Germany

sarcee ·
  This is an early morning shot of the Mainz cathedral in Mainz, Germany.  The cathedral is undergoing restorations, however I was captivated by the light shining through the windows onto the church organ.  
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 2, 2015: Fire above Las Vegas!

GarryRF ·
I was fortunate to be on a flight approaching Las Vegas. Just as the sun was setting. Mid Winter and a few clouds to reflect the red sunset. This effect rarely occurs so I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time. Even at speed this...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 9, 2014: In the Suquet

PHeymont ·
  Cannes: The first things that come to mind are, for most people, the film festival with outrageous costumes and gala receptions, or the rows and rows of rich folks' yachts. And those are all there, but on the hill above them, far removed from...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 3, 2014: A Squirrel's Life

PHeymont ·
  I met this squirrel—and quite a few of his furry friends—on a late-winter stroll through Prospect Park in Brooklyn. I don't climb well enough for close-ups in his world, but the magic of telephoto made it seem very personal. After a...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 28, 2014: The changing landscape of Shanghai

Dr.Y ·
    Shanghai, once the financial and shipping center of Asia, has weathered its ups and downs over the centuries.  With the population of 24 million, it is currently the largest Chinese city by population.  In recent years,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 3rd, 2014: The Grand Canyon

Still Country Photo ·
  I visited The Grand Canyon in January and was a little saddened to wake up that morning to see that lots of snow had fallen in the night and I immediately thought that it would impact the view in a negative way.  It did not!  It was a...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 31, 2015: The Taj Mahal

Grand Escapades ·
Love, beauty, death and unparalleled elegance… All these ingredients contribute to making the TajMahal one of the wonders of the world, a place not to be missed.   Who would remain untouched by the story of MumtazMahal, the favorite,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 15, 2015: Time out of joint

PHeymont ·
  Time seems to have taken a break on this clock which tops the historic 1680 Skogaholm manor house at Stockholm's Skansen outdoor museum and park. And that's not a bad idea for visitors, either. Skansen, which first opened on one of Stockholm's...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 26, 2014: A Window in Paris

PHeymont ·
 While the title of this picture is obvious, it might just as easily have been "A Window On Paris," because there's never nothing interesting when you look out. Over the years, we've had animated street scenes, a courtyard view of a boulangerie's...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 22, 2015: Angkor Wat

Grand Escapades ·
    Angkor Wat, built by the Khmer King Survavarman II in the early 12th century, is the largest religious monument in the world, and definitely one of the most stunning. So why is Angkor Wat so much more famous than all the other splendid...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 3, 2015: Cour Puget at the Louvre

PHeymont ·
The Louvre, if not the world's largest museum in area (and it may be), is certainly one of the most difficult to navigate, spread out over many connected buildings and galleries. But one of the rewards for visiting it is the possibility of a sudden...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 4, 2015: Le Jardin du Petit Sablon, Brussels

Mac ·
In front of the pretty central-Brussels church of Notre Dame du Sablon is the shaded and beautifully laid-out garden of 'Petit Sablon'. The centrepiece of the garden is a gently sprinkling fountain in the centre of which is a large statue to the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 21, 2015: Fitness Reminder

PHeymont ·
This one speaks for itself on the beach at Barcelona...and with tongue in cheek.  
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Where in the World is Gumbo (#193)

Jonathan L ·
With a shadowy and intriguing clue, we start Where in the World is TravelGumbo's new week...join in!
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo (#193)

PHeymont ·
I thought for a moment I was seeing something I could hold on to, but the more I look at the picture, the more possibilities I see...on 3 continents no less! Great start!
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo (#193)

Jonathan L ·
Not the statue making the shadow above, but it is nearby.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo (#193)

TravelingCanuck ·
Very good puzzle. The first image was a curve ball with the statue having several copies in cities around the world. Very international. Thanks for a great puzzler.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo (#193)

Jonathan L ·
Sorry that today's clue is up late, so I will double up. Here are 2 clues to help you out.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo (#193)

Jonathan L ·
For today's clue we have another view of the shadow from day 1 along with some other nearby statues.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo (#193)

Jonathan L ·
These my look like just doors, but they are a major clue to where Gumbo is this week.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo (#193)

Jonathan L ·
We have a whole slew of correct guesses, and this is your last chance to join the crew. Gumbo has been focusing on close-up views, but here a couple of longer views of this week's mystery.
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Re: The Library of Congress: Where Gumbo Was (#65)

Travel Rob ·
PortMoresby- I've done that a few times now,not recognizing the Pic of The Day I've already been to. So I'm definitely going to take more photos from now on to see what else I'm missing or forgetting
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 10, 2014: Putting on a Face

PHeymont ·
Under renovation, like other buildings around Place Vendome in Paris, this 18th-century building hides its surgery scars behind a curtain.  
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 19, 2015: Rabbit out of a Hat

PHeymont ·
  Neat trick!   We didn't get to visit the store, which was closed, but we did stop to admire the  sign.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 16, 2014: A Pensive Gull

PHeymont ·
  This gull seems to have something on his mind as he waits patiently on a piling along Seaview Avenue in the Ballard area of Seattle at dusk. The presence of fishing boats and a well-known seafood restaurant from whose patio the picture was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 8, 2015: On the Sognefjord

PHeymont ·
  One of the Sognefjord ferries that connect the towns and cities along Norway's western fjords in an area where the road network is sparse, and closes in winter. This ferry was paused as our express boat approached; minutes later the two ships...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 31, 2014: Sunset, Charleston

PHeymont ·
If fireworks at midnight are de rigeur for welcoming the New Year, perhaps a fiery sunset is a fitting way to say goodbye to the old. Of course, this one is not really today's but it will do. I took this picture, and its cloudy companions, from the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 9, 2015: Sunset in Ixtapa

sarcee ·
    I took this photo of the sunset one evening in Ixtapa Mexico. I wish I had the skills to assemble nature’s display of color in my photographs as Mother Nature allowed me to capture in this shot.  
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 8, 2015: Butterfly, Vancouver Island

sarcee ·
  This is a close-up I took of a butterfly while visiting Vancouver island . The sun was out early and I suppose it was warming itself in the early morning heat.  I think what impressed me was the delicacy and design of the insect, which let...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 4, 2015: The Grand Canyon

DrFumblefinger ·
  Today is important for several reasons.  It's the 239th birthday of the United States and it marks an important publication on TravelGumbo. @59NationalParks has completed their quest to visit all 59 Parks in the United States and we're...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 22, 2014: Alhambra's Court of Lions at Night

PHeymont ·
  The Alhambra, Granada's hilltop crown of palaces, is open for evening as well as day visits—and both are spectacular. In this night scene, the fountain that gives this court its name is barely visible behind the bush, the open sky above...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 10, 2015: Oh Deer, you are Hungry!

Dr.Y ·
    Winter in Alberta is long and can be harsh.  With snow covering the land, food for wildlife can be hard to get.  That’s when we see deer wandering around the residential areas searching for something to...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 22, 2015: Approaching the Acropolis

PHeymont ·
The main entrance to the Acropolis in Athens, home of the Parthenon, is this stairway, leading through an entrance building called the Propylaea. It was built just after the Parthenon was finished, but its own construction, while nearly complete, was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day: June 19, 2014: Seville Oranges

PHeymont ·
  Seville, Spain is the namesake of one of the most famous oranges, and the oranges are everywhere. Orange trees are common in parks and along streets, and there are often fallen oranges underfoot.   Walking the streets and seeing all these...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 4, 2015: Take a Seat, Please!

PHeymont ·
A stack of chairs turns into an abstract display of color simply by turning a digital camera dial. At the other end of the spectrum, with color limited to shades of black and white, they are equally abstract but quite different!   Both images...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 15, 2015: Fallen Leaves

PHeymont ·
  Walking through a small park in upstate New York recently, I was struck with how many leaves remained on the ground, and how few on the trees—and also by the patterns of color and shape they formed. Here are two images I liked.  ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 18, 2014: Just How Popular is the Eiffel Tower?

PHeymont ·
This popular: these are the crowds on a weekday afternoon in early August. With tickets for the elevators to the top sold out well in advance and long lines for walk-up tickets, the Tower has certainly lost none of its popularity. We went to look near...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 28, 2014: Poipu Beach, Hawaii

PHeymont ·
The caption is really a bit of a tease, because the beach barely appears in this picture, taken as we approached it through a shady grove that became our retreat when the beach was too hot. In fact, one of the things we enjoyed about Hawaiian beaches...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 7, 2014: Bouqueria Market, Barcelona

PHeymont ·
Customers contemplate the bounty of the sea in Barcelona's  famous Bouqueria Market.   One of Europe's oldest and largest indoor market halls (and one of over 20 in Barcelona), this is a mecca for both wholesale and retail buyers and for the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 18, 2015: Darkness into Light

PHeymont ·
  This image was taken from inside a restored/preserved slave cabin on the Magnolia Plantation, near Charleston SC. The contrast between the dark and hostile interior and the light flooding in from the green and beautiful scene outside struck me...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 29, 2015: A sea of bikes, Heidelberg

PHeymont ·
  Copenhagen and Amsterdam compete regularly for honors as Europe's top bicycle city, but it's hard to imagine that either could match this parking lot of bikes at Heidelberg's main railroad station for sheer density!   It's also pretty hard...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 12, 2015: Cambridge, England

Non Stop Destination ·
    Last weekend, I visited two of the most famous University cities in the world: Oxford and Cambridge. Both cities have a long history dating back to the medieval times, but it was Cambridge that stole my heart. With its quaint houses,...
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