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Re: St. Michael's Church, Charleston

George G. ·
Beautiful stained glass window photos. Charleston is known as the Holy City because of the many churches of many faiths. An acquaintance of mine, Andy Brack is the author of the Charleston Currents web page that weekly reports political, educational, nature, and people issues for the city of Charleston. He also runs a mystery photo once a week and St. Michael's was once used in that contest.
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Re: Gallarus Oratory, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

rbciao ·
We thought the Slea Head on the Dingle Peninsula was one of our five most beautiful places on the planet. We stopped at the Slea Head Cafe for a latte, a brownie, and the VIEW. It is GORGEOUS. We just sat in the sun and gazed at the Great Blaskett Islands.
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Re: Gallarus Oratory, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
The drive around the Dingle Peninsula is one of the most extraordinary I've ever done. This was just the sampler post -- more to follow. But it certainly is the most historic day trip I've ever been on. Glad you liked it as much as I did rbciao!
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Re: Gallarus Oratory, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

rbciao ·
Three more comments concerning Dingle: 1. Leaving the wharf/tourist area in Dingle and walking uphill into the central part of the town was very interesting in that we could interact with the locals and leave the hustle & bustle of the lower part of town. We stopped at a neat cafe for coffee called the Frog St. Cafe and we were the only non-locals in the place. 2. Between Dingle town and Slea Head is the Stone House Restaurant, which overlooks the bay and an ancient fort. The restaurant...
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Re: Gallarus Oratory, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

PHeymont ·
Your posts on Ireland are moving it up my list! These pictures are fascinating...
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Re: Gallarus Oratory, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
Ireland will charm you, PHeymont! Definitely put it on the list.
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Re: The Maltese Islands – Underrated gems or best kept secret ?

Former Member ·
What an interesting group of islands. Thanks so much for this article. Wondering - Do people get around mostly by boat ? Is English widely spoken ?
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Re: The Maltese Islands – Underrated gems or best kept secret ?

IslandMan ·
Hello F-car, people mainly use their cars to get around, which is a pity as the roads are not the best and there are far too many cars for the roads to cope with. There is an extensive bus network which I found more preferable to driving. Boats are used more for leisure but there are many fisherman who make their living from the sea. Although the Maltese have their own language, English is widely spoken and visitors get by without problems. Many locals also speak Italian (them being our...
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Re: The Maltese Islands – Underrated gems or best kept secret ?

Travel Rob ·
Thanks so much Island Man.What a great post! I'll definetly include a visit to Malta in my future travel plans.
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Re: Touring Telemark County in Norway

Mac ·
A most interesting report and photos. I love the story of the building of the church.
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Re: February 3, 2016: Another Notre Dame Cathedral

Marilyn Jones ·
So glorious. I am not Catholic, but I so admire their beautiful cathedrals; many beyond description!!
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Re: February 3, 2016: Another Notre Dame Cathedral

Samantha ·
Amazing pictures. I have been to the Notre Dame in Paris but not this one. We are heading to Canada this year, but only to Vancouver. Will have to plan another to see this beautiful building. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: February 3, 2016: Another Notre Dame Cathedral

PHeymont ·
Looking forward to what you find in Vancouver! On my bucket list but I keep missing...
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Re: February 3, 2016: Another Notre Dame Cathedral

DrFumblefinger ·
Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities I've ever visited. PHeymont, by all means go. Samantha, you'll love your time there!
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Re: February 3, 2016: Another Notre Dame Cathedral

Samantha ·
Thank you for the comment. Hope you make it someday. Will definitely be sharing posts after our visit.
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Re: The Candy Church, Lamèque Island, New Brunswick

DrFumblefinger ·
A beautiful small church. I'm pretty sure you won't read about it in a travel guide, but which a local like Vivie would know about. Thanks for bringing it to our attention!
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Re: The Candy Church, Lamèque Island, New Brunswick

Travel Rob ·
A while back, Vivie sent me a link to a nice article that the Boston Globe wrote on the area, including the church. http://www.bostonglobe.com/lif...y.html?event=event25
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Re: Whitcombe Church, Dorchester.

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a great church, Mac, thanks for sharing this visit. Always makes me wonder just how many are there in the England and beyond that the European continent? I'd like to see them all.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 26, 2015: The Rock - Hewn Churches Of Lalibela, Ethiopia

DrFumblefinger ·
A fascinating place, Gilles, that I had not even heard of before. Thanks for sharing this.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 26, 2015: The Rock - Hewn Churches Of Lalibela, Ethiopia

Marilyn Jones ·
What a fascinating place! I had never heard of this unique church in Ethiopia before. Thank you for introducing it me to!!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 26, 2015: The Rock - Hewn Churches Of Lalibela, Ethiopia

Grand Escapades ·
Ethiopia has actually one of them oldest Christian community in the world. You find those amazing churches in Lalibela, but also in the Tigray area (which I haven't visited yet... But will do in November) Ethiopia is one of the most stunning and rewarding countries I have ever traveled Cheers, Gilles
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

Travel Rob ·
Thank you Caroline for sharing. Very comprhensive and I look forward to taking your info when I visit!
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

PHeymont ·
Ah, the regrets you've given me! I spent a pleasant nearly-a-week in Copenhagen a few years ago, and now you remind me of all the things that couldn't fit into the time...No cure but to go back. Seriously, thanks for a great insight into a fascinating city!
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

IslandMan ·
wonderful, wonderful....another one to add to the list....thank you
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

DrFumblefinger ·
I think it's a great and informative post!. I've yet to visit Copenhagen, but can see you'd need most of a week here, including day trips. Sounds like a perfect one 7-10 day get away destination.
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

PHeymont ·
P.S....for those with a little more time, about 40 minutes past Malmo is Ystad, a medieval town that is setting and home to the Wallender detective series.
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

Caroline Coupe ·
Thank you for your comments, glad you enjoyed! There is so much to do here in Copenhagen that I've lived here 6 months and still have a long list of places left to visit. I hope you all get the opportunity to experience Copenhagen again, whether for the first time or a return visit.
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Re: St. David's Cathedral, Wales. Where Gumbo was #80

GarryRF ·
The name Dewi is most famously borne by the patron saint of Wales, Saint David - Welsh: Dewi Sant, Road sign English and Welsh The other famous Dewi is one of three cartoon ducks. Hewy -Dewi and Louis.
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Re: Wandering in Prague

HistoryDigger ·
Lovely pictures. I appreciate knowing the details too. My family and I spent a week in Prague and and enjoyed every slow day. We rented an Old Town apartment through VRBO and were happy with the quiet, rooftop location three minutes to the square but quieted enough not to feel pressed by tourists. Lobokicz Palace museum was a highlight for us all. http://www.lobkowicz.cz/en/
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Re: Wandering in Prague

Travel Rob ·
A wonderful piece! I'm always struck by the contrast of Prague now vs when I spent time there in the late 1980's.
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Re: Wandering in Prague

IslandMan ·
nice post, PH...such a beautiful city
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Re: Mission San Juan Capistrano -- "Worth a Visit"

GarryRF ·
Interesting tour DrF. Other than a living museum does the mission have a function today ? Very comprehensive collection of photos and well described too. There must be a long and interesting story to these missions - other than teaching religion. Fascinating history of a new country. Thanks.
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Re: Mission San Juan Capistrano -- "Worth a Visit"

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks the comment Garry. Yes the mission still functions as a place of worship. But the main place of worship is the new basilica which is right next door. Today it is mostly a museum.
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Re: Where Gumbo Watched the Sun Rise (Puzzle #20)

DrFumblefinger ·
Acadia is one of the few "main" US National Parks I've yet to visit. A serious gap in my travel map.... Having just spent a large number of hours on an Air Canada flight to and from South America, I found it interesting to read the claim that Acadia sees the first USA Sunrise. The ads on the AirCanada video screens from Newfoundland made it very clear that if you want to see the first sunrise in North America, you need to go there instead. That is something I hope to do soon as well.
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Re: Where was Gumbo #18 - Olana, Hudson NY

Former Member ·
This was a hard one interesting church with beautiful paintings
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Re: Where was Gumbo #18 - Olana, Hudson NY

PortMoresby ·
Well done Jonathan. After your last clue I considered the Hudson River bunch as well as the Ash Can School but could find no reference to this place. It's quite a house.
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Re: Where was Gumbo #18 - Olana, Hudson NY

PHeymont ·
For anyone who'd like a look at Church's paintings, HERE is a link to a Wikipedia Commons page with many images, including his wonderful painting of Niagara Falls.
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Re: Brevik Church, Norway (Where Gumbo Was #200)

George G. ·
Wow ... it's been a year. I remember this WITW being the toughest. I didn't find the answer until the very last day. I had to follow Google Earth Street View throughout almost all of Scandinavia to find this place. A Great WITW ! TRAVEL ROB put me to a severe test.
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Re: Brevik Church, Norway (Where Gumbo Was #200)

Travel Rob ·
Norway is a great country for a road trip. There are so many cool places you'll discover that Norwegians love to travel to that are not from the "Norway in a Nutshell" tours that many international travelers go on.
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Re: St. Mary's in the Mountain, Virginia City, Nevada (Where Gumbo Was #225)

PortMoresby ·
I've driven right by it, twice. A lesson in paying more attention!
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Gallarus Oratory, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the most remarkable buildings I've ever been in was this small ancient church on Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula, said to be the best preserved early Christian church on the Emerald Isle. The Gallarus Oratory was built...
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The Maltese Islands – Underrated gems or best kept secret ?

IslandMan ·
I have an affinity with the Maltese islands . The fact that I was born there may have something to do it, but, as I have lived most of my life in Australia, the distance between the 2 countries has made this affinity more special. I was constantly reading about it and wanted to know more. I returned there many times for short holidays, and my fondness grew with each subsequent visit. Sliema Waterfront I am now a permanent resident of the country, and, while I may seem biased towards it, it’s...
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Where Gumbo Was (#9): Poiana Brasov, Romania

PHeymont ·
 Worker Bee has done it again. On Wednesday, by e-mail, he took a shot and hit a similar church 6 hours drive away—and then came back with the right town, the right church, the same link Gumbo found to the Bollywood video—and the...
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A Visit to Normandy: Magnificient Mont St. Michel

DrFumblefinger ·
(Mont St. Michel, viewed from pastoral Normandy) As we drive through the pretty farmland of Normandy, with its pleasing apple orchards and pastures dotted with sheep and dairy cows, it’s easy to forget this region’s turbulent past....
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Sleeping in church: Now available for a fee!

PHeymont ·
No, I'm not talking about dozing off during the sermon. Turns out that England's Churches  Conservation Trust, whose job is to take care of 347 "orphan" churches no longer used for worship, has selected a number of them for overnight rentals....
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Arthur Ave -NYC's Real Little Italy

Jonathan L ·
Just some of the selection at Mike's Deli Tourists will go down to lower Manhattan looking for Little Italy, but those in the know will head to the Bronx. Just west of The Bronx Zoo is the Belmont neighborhood, and the heart of Belmont is Arthur Ave (...
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February 3, 2016: Another Notre Dame Cathedral

DrFumblefinger ·
Today's we visit the historic Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Quebec
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 20, 2015: William Knibb Church, Falmouth, Jamaica

PHeymont ·
  One of the most moving moments of our week in Jamaica came on a trip to Falmouth, formerly a busy port for sugar and slaves, a dark period in Jamaica's history. In Falmouth, though, we found a celebration of the end of slavery at this Baptist...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 22, 2015: The 7 churches of Santo Stefano, Bologna

PHeymont ·
  At first glance, you see a church, albeit an oddly solid one with few windows, and no grand portico. At a further glance, it looks like parts of three churches wedged together.   And then from the inside, the full picture becomes clear:...
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Touring Telemark County in Norway

Travel Rob ·
Rick Steves, the travel author and TV personality, wrote "Frankly, if you go to Oslo and don't get out to the fjords, you should have your passport revoked." Well, it's a good thing Mr. Steves is not in charge of US passports, because our...
 
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