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Re: Gustave Eiffel: Iron Man of Paris

GarryRF ·
This is the English version of the Eiffel Tower. Its in Blackpool 30 miles north of my home in Liverpool. I can see it on a clear day. Built around the same time as Eiffel and an amazing structure. I do love the observation platform where you can walk on a glass floor !
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Re: May 4, 2019: Nike of Samothrace, Paris

PortMoresby ·
Though over the years I've lost almost everything I owned in 1966, somehow I still have a roll of B&W negatives that includes Winged Victory. Venus de Milo is also on the roll. Thanks for the memory, DrF.
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Re: Pere Lachaise: Home to Permanent Parisians

DrFumblefinger ·
A fascinating tour, Paul. But I'm a little disappointed there's no pic of Jim Morrison's grave (he of the rock group "The Doors" fame).
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Re: Pere Lachaise: Home to Permanent Parisians

PortMoresby ·
On the day I visited Pere Lachaise there was an elderly man flamboyantly "tending" Piaf's grave. Dressed theatrically, with long silver hair, he'd drawn a crowd, as I'm sure was his intent, while pretending to all appearances, that we weren't there. He circled the stone with over-the-top caring gestures and I wondered if he considered it his "job" to perpetuate the drama of The Little Sparrow. He was certainly succeeding that day.
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Re: Pere Lachaise: Home to Permanent Parisians

PHeymont ·
Sorry, Dr. F...we would have stopped by there, but the weather was looking worse...and I knew he'd have told me "Please don't stop the rain..."
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Re: Pere Lachaise: Home to Permanent Parisians

PHeymont ·
PM, we didn't see the Piaf admirer, but the cemetery has quite a few characters in attendance; it can be quite a show. And there are some who will gladly lead you all over...and only tell you at the end that they are expecting to be paid. We'll probably visit Montmartre cemetery next summer...it's a grave commitment...
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Re: Pere Lachaise: Home to Permanent Parisians

PortMoresby ·
Pheymont, I'm sure you're familiar with Montmartre and know when you're at the cemetery you'll be very close to Rue Lepic and environs, my "home" neighborhood. If you haven't already, from the cemetery walk east on Blvd Clichy to Rue Lepic, turn left and go uphill, jog right/left at the top onto Rue Tholoze where you'll pass my first Paris home, and on a few steps more to the old moulin of Impressionist fame. After years and many visits it's still my favorite village and, after trying...
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Re: Paris Looking Down: A View from the Eiffel

rbciao ·
Great pics. We were there this past August and were very impressed with the Eiffel Tower. It was truly fantastic accomplishment and the views are spectacular. The day we were there we had pre-purchased our tickets online, but did not use them. The morning of our scheduled day it was pouring down rain and we were tired, so we stayed in bed. Later in the morning the skies cleared and we went over to the tower. Since we missed our time we had to purchase another two tickets. it was still worth...
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Re: Paris Looking Down: A View from the Eiffel

PortMoresby ·
Thanks, Pheymont. Even we who imagine we know the city have gotten a whole new perspective. Point of view is everything! And, having been up the tower once long ago, I'm again struck by how much higher it seems looking down than it appears from the below or from a distance.
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Re: Paris Looking Down: A View from the Eiffel

PHeymont ·
Thanks! Certainly true also about how different it can appear at different angles from below, as in Dr. Fumblefinger's blog here the other day!
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Re: Putting on the Ritz in Paris

PortMoresby ·
MY RITZ It's my home Words on the homepage. If only. Sigh.
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Re: Eurostar: New Amenities, New Routes

HistoryDigger ·
Thanks for this. You gave me the idea to book the Eurostar for our train travel from Cologne, Germany via Brussels, to London.
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Re: Floating hotel set to anchor in Seine

PortMoresby ·
I haven't booked my last night yet and looked but their website isn't up yet. I'm going to keep checking though. Wouldn't THAT be fun.
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Re: The Stravinsky Fountain, Paris

PHeymont ·
Not only children play in the fountain in the summer; looking through older pictures I found this intrepid canine happily splashing about.
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Re: Paris to set flat-rate airport cab fares

DrFumblefinger ·
I like these set taxi prices because there are so many dishonest cabbies in the world. I don't mind taking train or bus if I'm not to tired, but sometimes at the end of a long journey I like to splurge on a cab to get us directly to our hotel. Much more pleasant that way and to me often worth the extra few Euros.
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Re: Love-lorn lock-hangers keep Paris busy

Travel Rob ·
As Kingtikitaki showed, South Korea has the right idea. Make certain areas where people can put the love locks, so they don't put them everywhere. Trying to stop them, is just not working.
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Re: Autumn: A season for soup

PortMoresby ·
Soup, my favorite! Here are 2 more, a preview from next week's Oaxaca blog (Wednesday, 10/28), 'Food'.
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Re: Where Was Gumbo? Paris. Where's the Statue? Everywhere!

GutterPup ·
Very interesting article, thank you!
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Re: Where Was Gumbo? Paris. Where's the Statue? Everywhere!

HistoryDigger ·
Wow. I had no idea there were so many, or where they all were. Cool story.
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Re: Spotted on the Road: Paris

GarryRF ·
Old French "Citroen" cars are becoming a collectors item. Not sure if they are ugly pretty or pretty ugly !! This in the UK:
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 12, 2014: Paris Compressed

PortMoresby ·
Well, I almost said Les Invalides, then saw it in the tags. Is that Ste-Chapelle between Notre Dame and the Louvre?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 12, 2014: Paris Compressed

PHeymont ·
Yes, it certainly is (the pierced tower). And in the lower right foreground, a corner of the roof of the Grand Palais.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 12, 2014: Paris Compressed

PortMoresby ·
I had friends who lived across the road from the Grand Palais and recognized the roof, but couldn't remember the name. I guess after 48 years some blanks are understandable.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 12, 2014: Paris Compressed

PHeymont ·
Think of them as opportunities for refill!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 1, 2014: Canal Illusion

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating how our mind plays tricks with our perceptions. You know the canal is flat, but your brain, based on the visual input it gets, tells you it's "falling".
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Re: A Farm Visit in Normandy

Travel Rob ·
What a bargain for such a wonderful experience!
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Re: A Farm Visit in Normandy

DrFumblefinger ·
Did you bring that little gray cat back with you, PHeymont?
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Re: A Farm Visit in Normandy

PHeymont ·
Definitely no! Our kids are all grown, and we have no animal dependents to keep us off the road!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 1, 2014: Canal Illusion

PHeymont ·
The amazing thing is that it's not just in the picture that the illusion happens...it really looks that way in "life!" I knew it could not be, but I couldn't shake the illusion until I had taken the second picture and realized I had to visualize the wall and not the water.
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Re: Chattanooga & Paris?

PHeymont ·
Not that I read Conde Nast's newsletter often...but I'm ready for the Chattanooga choo-choo sometime. It's on my "southern road-trip bucket list" for someday...along with Charleston, Memphis and revisits to Nashville and Savannah. Maybe we could all get together and get Food Network to fund us... And here's a softball: What do Nashville and Athens have in common?
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Re: 50 Years Later, Paris

PHeymont ·
Thank you for sharing your memories, and wakening some of my own. It's a trite line, I know, but despite all that changes, "we'll always have Paris." In fact, maybe that's 'because' and not 'despite.'
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Re: 50 Years Later, Paris

TravelingCanuck ·
Some great memories. My wife and I head there in 3 weeks for the first time in over 25 years. We are so looking forward to it. Thank you.
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Re: 50 Years Later, Paris

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a great piece, PortMoresby! It made me feel nostalgic for a city I never knew back then. Beautifully illustrated.
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Re: 50 Years Later, Paris

Travel Luver ·
Great post! Love the photos and sense of memory....
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Re: 50 Years Later, Paris

Travel Rob ·
Great Blog PortMoresby! You captured how Paris has stayed that magical place and brought back memories for me of great times.
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Best Restaurants

Former Member ·
I read a lot of food magazines (Saveur, Bon Appetit, etc.) and they are always on top of what's trendy in food and wine...but I'm a little along, and not so interested in the newest thing, because mostly it's a lot of fuss and soon gone. I'd like...
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Say it Isn't so, Mickey ! Euro Disney numbers Down

Travel Rob ·
  According to the operator of Disneyland Paris, Euro Disney, the numbers of visitors decreased from 16 million to 14.9 million for the financial year ending September 2013. Read about it...
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Canal Saint-Martin: Where Gumbo Was

PHeymont ·
As reader Port Moresby guessed correctly, Gumbo’s Where in the World photo shows one of the cast-iron bridges crossing the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris—a popular attraction with a fascinating past, and familiar to millions through its movie...
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Family Takes Year Off to Travel the World

Travel Rob ·
 The Luke family took their two boys and traveled the world for a year.Their travels included a safari,beaches ,and tea plantations and much more.. Read about their experiences below! http://www.smdailyjournal.com/...d/1776425114191.html
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Paris-Barcelona Now Linked by High-Speed Train

PHeymont ·
Paris to Barcelona has been a difficult trip by train, requiring at least one change and some slow trains. Now, the two cities have been linked by a direct French TGV train that makes the trip in 6h25m, challenging the airlines, when you count out the...
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Gustave Eiffel: Iron Man of Paris

DrFumblefinger ·
 ''Swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, run 26.2 miles- BRAG FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. "- John Collins, IRONMAN Founder We're all familiar with the famous Ironman race, whose amazing challenges are outlined above in the quote by John Collins....
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Canal St-Martin in Paris/Where Locals and Travelers Mix

Travel Rob ·
I've been to Paris quite a few times, but it was only my last trip this past June that I ran into Canal St-Martin , near the Gare de l'Est station. I liked it because it was a spot where you see locals and travelers enjoying a Friday night. The Canal...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 3, 2013: Brandenburg Gate

PHeymont ·
Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate is surely one of the world’s most-recognized landmarks, and symbolizes Berlin in the way the Eiffel Tower means Paris and the Parthenon means Athens. It’s been the ceremonial center for marches and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 27: Paris's Stravinsky Fountain

PHeymont ·
The Stravinsky Fountain, its figures inspired by Stravinsky’s music (and especially the Rites of Spring), is one of my favorite places in Paris to sit and watch people, especially children. It’s sandwiched into a plaza between the Pompidou...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 30: Monet's Gardens at Giverny

PHeymont ·
Almost as if he were painting with plantings and water, the Impressionist painter Claude Monet spent years creating gardens and water features around his house and studio in Giverny, west of Paris and on the edge of Normandy. Monet and his family...
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Frommer's New EasyGuides: A Future for Print

PHeymont ·
Over the past past year, there’s been a lot of musing among travelers and in the travel industry about whether the day of the printed travel guide is over, in the face of vast stores of on-line information and smartphone...
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Paris Looking Down: A View from the Eiffel

PHeymont ·
When the Eiffel Tower was built, as the centerpiece of Paris’ 1889 Universal Exposition, not everyone loved it. The writer Guy de Maupassant mocked it as a "high and skinny pyramid of iron ladders," and novelist Leon Bloy called it a "truly...
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Putting on the Ritz in Paris

Travel Rob ·
Ritz Paris is set to open in 2014.It's been closed since summer 2012. Here's a peek.Can they still compete? http://travel.france24.com/con...cor-revamped-website
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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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The Stravinsky Fountain, Paris

PHeymont ·
  I have quite a few favorite places in Paris, but I think the Stravinsky Fountain is the only one I've gotten to on every visit. I never get tired of it, or of watching children marvel at it, or of the whole idea of this wonderful whimsical...
 
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