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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#84)

Mac ·
Ah Paul, I have a suspicion that this is in the tropical land of a very good author chum of Dr. F... Looks to have Portuguese influence and defensive walls. Like PortMoresby I shall hold off further comment until I know if I am in the general area - and then I will start scratching my head....
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? # 9

GarryRF ·
Looks very similar to a Norwegian Wooden Church. Shame you cut the cars out of your Photo. But that would have made it too easy then !
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? # 9

PHeymont ·
That's right! Can't tell—my lips are sealed until Friday evening at least... Originally Posted by TatToo: Details. Details. Can't tell - are the roof shingles cut of wood or of slate ?
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? # 9

PortMoresby ·
Given the shingles appear to continue onto the vertical and near-vertical surfaces, I suspect the shingles are wood.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? # 9

GarryRF ·
How many Folk Singers does it take to replace a roof ? 3. 1 does all the work - and the other 2 hold the ladder while singing a song about how much better the old roof was.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? # 9

PortMoresby ·
Now I am confused. Romanian Bollywood?
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? # 9

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PortMoresby: Now I am confused. Romanian Bollywood? It's a brave new world, PM....
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? # 9

PHeymont ·
Considering that F. Scott Fitzgerald's only play, The Onion, features a character who is "the Ambassador of Irish Poland," Romanian Bollywood should not be a big reach! However...not so puzzling. Just as Iceland is Greenland and several other places in the new Ben Stiller "Walter Mitty" film, the film industry of India shoots in unexpected places...although in the video whose link is HERE , there's no attempt to play it as somewhere else.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? # 9

PHeymont ·
Well, nothing "Thais" us together like a good puzzle! But alas, this one did not last to the weekend. WorkerBee, our puzzle champion started homing in by e-mail on Wednesday, with an inspired but wrong guess: Once again Gumbo is taking time to visit a church. This church is made of wood on a base of stone. The location is near Barsana (Birsana) in Maramures county, Romania. By Thursday, he had continued his research, and last night he was back with another e-mail, and he had nailed it. On...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? # 9

PortMoresby ·
Looking at the picture again, it occurred to me that it was reminiscent of Northern Thai traditional architecture.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#84)

PHeymont ·
To move this along, I'll add more info: Its purpose is not religious, but it bears the name of a saint.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#84)

PortMoresby ·
If it is where I think it is, yes, the name of a saint, but in honor of a king. And that name not generally known, as I didn't know it until I did more research.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#84)

Travel Luver ·
Looks like part of an old wall to a city or an old fort of some kind. Kids in school uniforms? Anyone recognize the colors?
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#84)

PHeymont ·
Not the place I think you're thinking of, Mac...but the walls are defensive (and largely successful). Tune in tomorrow...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#84)

HistoryDigger ·
Looks like India to me. I could be way off but it reminds me of places in my Asian travels.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#84)

HistoryDigger ·
Oh, I just reread the part about bearing the name of a saint. Hmm? Probably not India, but it still reminds me of architecture I have seen there and also in Burma.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#84)

PHeymont ·
This is going to be interesting.... At 7 pm Eastern, I will post the two e-mail guesses....and tomorrow, the Reveal!
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#84)

Jonathan L ·
I will give one last hint - it is the most success fortification that i know of.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#84)

PortMoresby ·
Fort Knox!
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#84)

PHeymont ·
Drum roll, please! The e-mail submissions are hereby revealed...and tomorrow morning the answer will be revealed. Both Jonathan L and PortMoresby e-mailed their belief that the scene is Castillo de San Felipe del Morro in San Juan, PR.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#79)

PHeymont ·
Time to tease out a bit more. 1. It's not New England, and it's not New Orleans, but far closer to the latter than the former. 2. Its design shows an architectural quirk common in its town, and nearly unique to that area.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#79)

HistoryDigger ·
Pennsylvania is know to have houses with two entrances. Hmm? Now I want to go see this house, which is so appealing and...mystifying
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#79)

PHeymont ·
TG Member Club2013 has entered his guess by e-mail...He says Charleston, S.C. Tune in tomorrow morning to see if he's right!
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#79)

VGF ·
How about Charleston? ( http://www.deseretnews.com/art...ns-charm.html?pg=all ) The front door on the street, leading onto the porch and not into the house seems to be quite characteristic. Yes the numberplate is out of focus, but if Gumbo is "just visiting", I wonder why?
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#79)

HistoryDigger ·
So where do they build houses with front doors on the side of the house, at least on the corner house? Or is there some other design quirk that I don't understand? Williamsburg?
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#79)

Carlin Scherer ·
First thought came to me ... it is New Orleans!!! Now I really gotta start thinking about some New England spots ...Edgartown, MA, Northshore of Boston?? Hmmmmm!!//
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#79)

HistoryDigger ·
I may be wrong, but that could be my neck of the woods--New Orleans. Maybe even the Garden District with that oak tree. But the house has New England colors of white clapboard and black shutters, which would allow it to fit in on Nantucket or Concord, MA. Whose car is next to the house? Not Louisiana plates, but that could be a decoy. I' d guess the South. Hollywood would use this house, if it were in New Orleans, to look like somewhere else.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? (11/27/13)

PortMoresby ·
Old mill at Vernon, France with remains of the bridge over the Seine.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? (11/27/13)

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a great photo, PHeymont! Looks like the weight of the birds sitting on the roof is causing it to sag. Vaguely reminds me of something I've seen in a painting, but I'll need to think more about this. Anyone have any ideas?
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? (11/27/13)

PHeymont ·
There is a painting...but you are unlikely to have seen it. You will, though, on Tuesday, when the answer appears!
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? (11/27/13)

DrFumblefinger ·
Hmmmm That sounds like a CHALLENGE! Gauntlet cast and all that. C'mon everyone! Let's all see if we can see that painting before next Tuesday!
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? (11/27/13)

DrFumblefinger ·
It's an interesting observation, Red Rover. Is the foundation washed away or is that half-timbered home sitting on an old bridge?
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? (11/27/13)

Ready2Go ·
Did you mean "Indian" or "Indiana?"
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#75)

PHeymont ·
Is this one too hard for the usually undaunted sleuths who have solved so many? Maybe, maybe not. In any case, here's another view of the subject...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#75)

PHeymont ·
If you're waiting for a clue to get started, here's one. This photo shows a structure that is 1. on top of a building 2. across from a fortification 3. next to the source of a famous beverage
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#75)

Lynn Millar ·
Observations or random guesses: Christian (cross), Spanish (garb of non-angel statues), not a huge cathedral (scale) nor a wealthy one (bare stone work and growth on spires along railing). No ideas on beverage link or fortification.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#75)

PHeymont ·
Today's the last day for trying, and the e-mail entries will be published later today!
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#75)

PHeymont ·
From the e-mail: The beverage is sherry, and the building must be the cathedral of Jerez in Spain - I think. Roderick Simpson. And he's right. Tune in Tomorrow for Jerez Cathedral and Neighbors: Where Gumbo Was (#75)
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#79)

PHeymont ·
  Gumbo's been on quite a world whirl lately, popping up in various cathedrals, museums, libraries and airports on quite a few continents. This week, it seems is quite different. Could this house, with its unusual and identifying characteristic...
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#84)

PHeymont ·
As ever, Gumbo is on the go...but he ain't sayin' where! His mystery haunt this time is clearly not new, and it's not indoors. Want to know more? Join with the rest of the curious to discuss hints, add ideas, and sort out the forever question: Where...
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Where in the World is Gumbo? (11/27/13)

PHeymont ·
Think you know "where it's at?" Here’s this week’s TravelGumbo photo puzzle, the third in our weekly series. This week’s picture shows a building with a long, and troubled history, and even a mysterious present. Do you recognize...
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Where in the World is Gumbo? (#24)

PHeymont ·
Since #23 went down in two days (credit to Jonathan L. and Dr.Fumblefinger—see Where Gumbo Was #23), we have another puzzle for the rest of the week. So sharpen your wits and see if you can beat Tuesday's "reveal date" for this pleasant scene....
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Where in the World is Gumbo? # 9

PHeymont ·
 Take a deep breath...smell the mountain air...and think movie scene. No, not The Sound of Music. Not Heidi. Think Bollywood. And after having been beaten around by expert guessers who have dashed his hopes of mystery and mystification...
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#75)

PHeymont ·
  Well, if Gumbo's last stand turned out to be a fake (the lighthouse was a souvenir shop decoration) this one's real. AQnd no, that's not Gumbo standing on the pedestal at the right. Gumbo is just not up for THAT kind of adventure—but...
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While We Commemorate D-Day...

PortMoresby ·
I was born at the very end of World War II and it was a palpable presence in my California home as I grew up.  That may be why I generally avoid anything to do with it while still being deeply moved by references to the war.   This morning I...
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Impossible dream: Visit all 1031 World Heritage sites

PHeymont ·
In 1978, there were 12 World Heritage sites; in the time since the list has grown to over a thousand, spread across the world.
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China, Russia team up for 'red tourism'

PHeymont ·
Visitors at Mao Zedong's birthplace                        Photo: Brucke-Osteuropa / Wikimedia Chinese and Russian tourism authorities have agreed to work together on activities that center...
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Weymouth's tribute to the brave.

Mac ·
With the many events held in 2014 to commemorate the bravery of the soldiers of the two World Wars, my visits to the delightful sea front of Weymouth are made more thoughtful each time I pass the memorials erected on the esplanade.   The First...
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Unwilling Travel: 75th anniversary of Dunkirk evacuation

PHeymont ·
May 27, 1940—75 years ago today—was the first day of the evacuation of Allied (mostly British) troops from the French port of Dunkirk across the English Channel to Dover and other British ports. Over nine harrowing days, nearly 350,000...
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Remembering: The British War Cemetery, Trincomalee

DrFumblefinger ·
Depending on where you live, it's Veteran's Day or Remembrance Day. DrFumblefinger remembers with a visit to the British War Cemetery in Trincomalee.
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