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Re: Sept. 10, 2016: Farewell to an era?

GarryRF ·
Memories of days gone by when the privileged few had a lifestyle worthy of preserving in our history books. Not the typical home of the era. Probably 1 in 10 million.
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Re: Sept. 10, 2016: Farewell to an era?

PHeymont ·
Yes, but far more than 1 in 10 million worked there to serve that lifestyle! As with the plantation houses, we're often shown the homes of the rich and powerful as though the servants either didn't exist...or were no more than appliances! To be honest, one of the best parts of the Downton series, for me, was the depth with which they were portrayed, and the way in which new realities developed as the servants began to imagine independent futures.
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Re: Sept. 10, 2016: Farewell to an era?

DrFumblefinger ·
What I like best about the Downton Abbey series is not its portrayal of class struggles, but of how beautifully characters of all types are developed and how their appreciation of people of all types is portrayed. The estate owners genuinely like and looked after their employees. The employees were loyal and genuinely like and looked after their employers.
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Re: Rievaulx Abbey, North Yorkshire, England

DrFumblefinger ·
Your photos are magnificent!! What an amazing place! I need to head to northern England someday and visit all these great ruins. Thanks for sharing this, Paul!
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Re: Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, France

PortMoresby ·
Another walk down memory lane. I visited Fontevraud after a long walk from chateau to chateau that ended in Chinon and stayed in the recently opened hotel within the abbey. I knew about it from a personal association but don't believe it's generally well-known and maybe, in part, what makes it as lovely a place to spend some time as it is. Thanks, DrF.
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Re: Mont-Saint-Michel: Like no other (Pt. 2)

PortMoresby ·
A visit to this church, almost exactly 30 years ago, is one of my fondest travel memories. I stayed on the island and went to mass, it was a dark and stormy night (really), the wind howled, we were welcomed in English, the only visitors present in the small congregation and I've never felt so included as a traveler. Part of what I remember was a distinct dip worn into the stone of the stairs on the climb into the church. It appears from the beautiful photo at the top of this page that the...
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Re: Mont-Saint-Michel: Like no other (Pt. 2)

PHeymont ·
I'd not be surprised if the stones have been renewed; there is construction and reconstruction going on constantly (as it must have also in the Middle Ages). I cropped most of it out, but you can see some of the scaffolding in one of the pictures above.
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 12) the Valley of the Boyne

GarryRF ·
That's a fabulous collection of photos DrF ! Gives a true taste of Ireland and the Boyne.
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 12) the Valley of the Boyne

PHeymont ·
The starkness and solidity of the stone ruins brings both transience and permanence to mind...and a sense of how small a space our years occupy on a long scale. Thanks for such strong images!
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Re: Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, England.

DrFumblefinger ·
Beautiful images of an amazing place! Thanks for sharing these, Paul. And welcome to TravelGumbo!
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Re: Westminster Abbey's "attic" to open to public

DrFumblefinger ·
Sounds like one of the greatest attractions in England is just going to get better! Quite exciting news, really!
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Re: Emperor Ludwig's Ettal Monastery and Abbey, Bavaria

DrFumblefinger ·
A beautiful destination I was previously unaware of. Thanks, Samantha.
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Re: Emperor Ludwig's Ettal Monastery and Abbey, Bavaria

George G. ·
A beautiful monastery. Visited many times on our road trips from Augsburg to Garmisch and beyond. I never could drive by without stopping. One of my snowy day photos.
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Re: Boston Public Library (Where Gumbo was #150)

Travel Rob ·
What an amazing library! I look forward to seeing it. It is amazing how many of us love libraries. So far,my two favorites are both in Manchester, England.
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Re: Boston Public Library (Where Gumbo was #150)

GarryRF ·
And lets not forget Melvil Dewey - a Librarian in the North-East USA who invented the Dewey Decimal System (1876) which is now used in more than 135 Countries ! A wonderful collection of photo's. Love architecture.
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Re: Strahov Monastery, Prague. Where Gumbo Was #57

HistoryDigger ·
How did I miss the pickled dodo bird when I went in 2012? One of the most beautiful libraries in the world. Great photos. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Strahov Monastery, Prague. Where Gumbo Was #57

DrFumblefinger ·
The dodo bird is sitting in a glass jar in the hallway outside this great library. It's a long hallway, but it's there. I'm thinking with a little recombinant DNA technology, we should be able to pull some cells from that dodo bird and bring it back to life? (Would work if it's in formalin, but not if its in alcohol). But maybe it's best to leave well enough alone.
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Tea at Downton Abbey? Britain spends big to get you there!

PHeymont ·
Visit Britain, the government tourist-promotion agency and Expedia are putting up about $7 million each to get more Americans to Britain, building on the popularity of Downton Abbey, about to go into Season 4 on US TV. Most of the money will go for TV...
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Westminster Abbey's "attic" to open to public

PHeymont ·
Westminster Abbey is gaining a new tower—its first in 300 years—and with it an elevator and stairs that will allow the Abbey, for the first time ever, to open the Triforium, an attic-like space overlooking the main aisle, to the public....
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Night at the Museum, British style!

PHeymont ·
Hundreds of British museums and historic sites are offering night-time activities this week, and the Guardian (UK) has picked out 16 to highlight as the best.   Among the offerings are overnight stays in museums, ghost walks, pop-up planetariums...
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Emperor Ludwig's Ettal Monastery and Abbey, Bavaria

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband really enjoyed their visit to Emperor Ludwig's Ettal Monastery and Abbey in Bavaria, Germany. It is absolutely gorgeous.
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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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Mr. Carson invites you to London...

PHeymont ·
Jim Carter, known to millions as Mr. Carson, the stiff and formal, but warm-hearted, butler of Downton Abbey, has taken on a new job as a spokesman for VisitLondon's "Autumn's Season of Culture" digital campaign.   London doesn't like to boast,...
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Rievaulx Abbey, North Yorkshire, England

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
  The Abbey is situated in the wooded River Rye valley near Helmsley, North Yorkshire, in the north east of England and has an enviable position. The River Rye valley at this point is heavily wooded and provides shelter to lower lying farmland...
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Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, England.

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
    History Fountains Abbey is a ruined Cistercian Abbey in the wooded River Skell Valley near Ripon, North Yorkshire, England.     It was founded in 1132 by 13 monks who had been expelled from St Marys Abbey at York following...
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Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, France

DrFumblefinger ·
Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud  is situated in France's western Loire Valley, a short drive from Chinon and Saumur.  The name refers not only to Europe’s largest medieval abbey, built in the 12th century, but also to the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 26, 2014: Entrance to Chapel at Abbey Fontevraud, France

DrFumblefinger ·
  Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud  is situated in the western Loire Valley, one of the great destinations in France.  The name refers not only to Europe’s largest medieval abbey (12th century), but also to the medieval town...
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Strahov Monastery, Prague. Where Gumbo Was #57

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the great things about visiting a city like Prague is having the opportunity to see and explore so many interesting historic sites.  As an example, our featured travel quiz, the Strahov Monastary.  Congratulations to TravelRob...
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Mont-Saint-Michel: Like no other (Pt. 2)

PHeymont ·
The Abbey and Monastery Mont-Saint-Michel is, really, two places: the historic religious structures at the top of the island mountain, and the town below that supported it in ancient times and today. The town featured in Part 1; this time we're...
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 12) the Valley of the Boyne

DrFumblefinger ·
This post concludes tales of my road-trip around the Emerald Isle (though I've still got a few things to share about Dublin); if you want to catch up on prior posts, you can find them at this link .  I don't think this road-trip series could end...
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Sept. 10, 2016: Farewell to an era?

PHeymont ·
A familiar name reminds PHeymont of the long-running country-house show...and it was only minutes away from a genuine 'stately home.'
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February 27, 2017: Wessobrunn Abbey, Bavaria

George G. ·
A visit with George G to an abbey whose origins go back to the 8th century. It's near Augsburg, Germany.
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Our Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, Austria - Part One

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband had a wonderful time exploring some of the sights from the Sound of Music. Today she shares Part 1 of their tour.
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Boston Public Library (Where Gumbo was #150)

DrFumblefinger ·
Boston's Central Library is one of the largest and most beautiful in the country. Explore its charms with us....
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'Game of Thrones' sparks Spain tourism

PHeymont ·
'Television tourism' is drawing greater numbers of visitors to the cities and sites where popular TV shows have been filmed.
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Re: Night at the Museum, British style!

Travel Rob ·
It's sounds like a great promotion.Uk's Museums at Night ties in with Europe's, La Nuit Des Musee, and takes place the weekend nearest May 18. http://traduction.culturecommu...ommunication.gouv.fr
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Stams Abbey, Austria

George G. ·
George G captured this photo of the Cistercian Stams Abbey in Austria in the light of a clearing storm and the setting sun.
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Re: Stams Abbey, Austria

DrFumblefinger ·
Great colors and a great photo!
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