Tagged With "castle"

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Re: Lego Store, NYC: Only the Best is Good Enough

GarryRF ·
The Lego Store is becoming a High Street regular. I spent way too long admiring the model of Hogwarts School at a store in Pennsylvania. Lego is something you never grow out of.
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Re: Bratislava: An overlooked travel destination

Former Member ·
Thanks for the great pics! I've only ever seen Bratislava from the river while on a Budapest to Vienna ferry...but now you've put it on the menu for our next time in Vienna. Worth noting: since Ryanair flights to "Vienna" actually land at Bratislava, it's a good opportunity for budget flyers to pay a visit before or after their time in Vienna.
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Re: Bratislava: An overlooked travel destination

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, Ready2Go! I didn't know about Ryanair landing there. Bratislava has the benefit of being much cheaper than Vienna, so if you want to spend time in the region, your budget will go much further here than in Austria. Also, it's much less heavily touristed, and in some of the side streets you'll feel like you've got the place to yourself.
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Re: The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

Travel Rob ·
Andredeya, thanks for sharing ! Have perceptions changed now of Vlad Tepes in Romania?When I was there ,he still was looked upon as a cruel but heroic figure in Romania
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Re: The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

Former Member ·
The perception i think it's the same, but in my opinion is not a heroic legend, just impressive and of course cruel :
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Re: The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thank you so very much for this fascinating piece on Dracula!! I grew up scared of vampires as a small boy because I''d watched Bela Lugosi when I was a little to young to understand. But at least I knew I was safe in the day, as vampires could not come into the sunlight. Amazing what an industry Vampires have become, with hundreds of movies, television series and books written about them. You've give us yet another reason to visit Romania. The country moves further and further up my list of...
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Re: The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

Former Member ·
Well first thank you for reading my post:d I just want to share what my country can offer I'll start with the wine cuz' you know we talk here about vampires and stuff. Our land can provide fine wines also, because we have a vast grapevine crops, the most in the land Dobrogea, which starts from the near field of Bucharest and goes all the way through the country and reach its fullest near the Constanta county (the county near the sea). Also we have a some wine tours, which you can follow if...
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Re: The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

DrFumblefinger ·
It all sounds excellent! I'm looking forward to hearing about Romanian food and to visiting your beautiful country, Andredeya!
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Re: The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

Former Member ·
oh wow, thank you, i'm looking forward from you by posting about your trip in Romania
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Re: Lulworth Castle, Dorset - the hunts and the fire

DrFumblefinger ·
I love English castles, and this is a beautiful one with a great story! Thanks for sharing it, Mac!
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Re: Lulworth Castle, Dorset - the hunts and the fire

GarryRF ·
This view answers an observation made to me - on my last US visit from the UK. "Why do English houses have long narrow windows?" No wonder it's so dark in the winter !
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Re: Lulworth Castle, Dorset - the hunts and the fire

Mac ·
GarryRF - my friend, quite right, it must have been terribly cold in those enormous high-ceiling rooms before central heating. A big roaring fire - great but all the heat goes straight up the chimney. So tall narrow windows give maximum light with minimum heat-loss.
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Re: Lulworth Castle, Dorset - the hunts and the fire

GarryRF ·
A big roaring fire - and an Inglenook Fireplace. Central heating is fine. But you cant make toast ! This 17th Century example from Wiki
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Re: Lulworth Castle, Dorset - the hunts and the fire

Mac ·
Yes GarryRF - hot crumpet is always a delight!! :-)
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Re: Lulworth Castle, Dorset - the hunts and the fire

GarryRF ·
Hot crumpet is what cold winter nights were made for ! And a Firkin of Scrumpy to tickle your buds.
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Re: Lulworth Castle, Dorset - the hunts and the fire

Mac ·
Ah yes, a good firkin by the fire!! Delightful :-)
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Re: Bread, Heidelberg Bismarckplatz

Travel Rob ·
I agree. I love German bakeries and their prices too!
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Re: From Brasov to Bran Castle and Rasnov

Travel Rob ·
Great description and photos, put me right back there!
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Re: From Brasov to Bran Castle and Rasnov

DrFumblefinger ·
I would like to address Linn's question about the view from Rasnov. It is a spectacular view. You have definitely been spoiled!
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Re: Bamburgh Castle, England

Marilyn Jones ·
Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland looks amazing. I often visit northeast England to see friends; I will certainly try to visit the castle the next time I make the trip!
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Re: Bamburgh Castle, England

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm not sure that I've ever seen more perspectives of a single castle than through your great photographic eye in this essay, Ian. Beautifully done!
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PortMoresby ·
I'm interested in the darker stone or brick construction right in the center of the top photo. Did I miss a reference to it or is it an illusion?
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PHeymont ·
If you're referring to the marked area below, it's not an illusion, but not part of a building, either! There are buildings further up the hill, but not that close to the castle.
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PortMoresby ·
No, in the lower left of that one, right below the individual tree on the left and below your circle. Put your finger dead center of the top photo and it's there, just above the 2 gothic windows, between the 2 halves of the castle. Looks like a modern construction and appears to be leaning left, 2 chimneys.
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PHeymont ·
Ah, now I see what you meant. No, nothing esoteric. It's actually part of the roofline of one of the buildings; the black area with the rectangles is just the shadow of part of the windowless wall adjoining it. Here's what it looks like without the shadow...
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PortMoresby ·
I see now, it's a shadow giving the illusion that was confusing me. Now it's just a case of disappearing chimneys. A very interesting building.
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

DrFumblefinger ·
Nice memories of a fun place to visit. I seem to recall there's an interesting old pharmacy/pharmacist museum in the Castle. Not exactly the kind of thing you find often.
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PHeymont ·
You might be amazed at how many pharmacy museums there are, aside from the one in Heidelberg...this LINK takes you to a 100+ page list of them in the U.S. and Canada. We've also found them in Spain and Italy, and just now noticed that there's one in Krakow, where I believe you are at the moment! Here's a LINK to that one!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 5th, 2015: River Conway, Wales UK

DrFumblefinger ·
I've visited both Conway and its amazing castle. I remember it being very cool and windy, but as beautiful as your photos indicate.
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Re: The beautiful and charming town, Gjirokastra

My Thatched Hut ·
Great article. Thank you. Would like to go.
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Re: The beautiful and charming town, Gjirokastra

DrFumblefinger ·
What a fascinating destination! Thanks so much for sharing this unique place with us.
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Re: The beautiful and charming town, Gjirokastra

PHeymont ·
Thanks for a fascinating look...and especially for adding to my sense of the breadth and depth of Islamic involvement in what we so often think of as a European culture based on Christian/Jewish roots alone. My recent visits in southern France, Spain and the Greek islands have been reminders of how much more diverse our roots are than, possibly, even our present!
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Re: The beautiful and charming town, Gjirokastra

Travel Rob ·
Great piece on a country been wanting to see for some time!Are there any precautions for eating the food or for the drinking water in Albania?
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Re: The beautiful and charming town, Gjirokastra

Travellinn ·
Originally Posted by My Thatched Hut: Great article. Thank you. Would like to go. Thank you. It is a great destination, combining history, beautiful surroundings, friendly people and tasty food. Feel free to read my other post from Albania on www.travellinn.net to plan a full round trip.
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Re: The beautiful and charming town, Gjirokastra

Travellinn ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: Thanks for a fascinating look...and especially for adding to my sense of the breadth and depth of Islamic involvement in what we so often think of as a European culture based on Christian/Jewish roots alone. My recent visits in southern France, Spain and the Greek islands have been reminders of how much more diverse our roots are than, possibly, even our present! Thanks. I think it is important to know a bit about the places you visit, to understand the...
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Re: The beautiful and charming town, Gjirokastra

Travellinn ·
Originally Posted by Travel Rob: Great piece on a country been wanting to see for some time!Are there any precautions for eating the food or for the drinking water in Albania? Thanks! Regarding food, I basically like to try everything I have never eaten before. That meant quite a few things in Albania, without being sick. The tap water is said not to be the best so I mostly bought bottled, but I have been drinking water in taps along the road coming down from the mountains without any problems.
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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: The Magic Worlds of Sintra

Travel Luver ·
Beautiful photos of an AMAZING place!
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Re: The Magic Worlds of Sintra

Jonathan L ·
I love this post. It poored the day I went to Sintra. All I saw was the National Palace, rain and fog. Thank you for all of these great pictures of places i would love to actually get to see when I go back Portugal.
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Re: The Magic Worlds of Sintra

NonstopFromJFK ·
Travel Luver: thanks! Your profile says Portugal is an upcoming trip for you.. are you going soon? Jonathan: Doesn't it suck when weather gets in the way of you fully enjoying a destination you've been looking forward to? We got lucky in Sintra, but it rained for 2 days straight in Porto when we were there.
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Re: The Magic Worlds of Sintra

Jonathan L ·
http://travels2ndhalf.blogspot...lisboa-it-rains.html
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Re: The Magic Worlds of Sintra

Travel Luver ·
I was hoping to go to Portugal this year, nonStop, but had to postpone it because if my dad's poor health. Hopefully 2015!
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Re: The Magic Worlds of Sintra

Mac ·
Beautiful photos, thanks and a fascinating tour of the delights of Sintra. We went there in great haste by car and it just was not a good day so saw little of it's delights that you have shown us. Many thanks!
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Re: Strasbourg & Route Du Vin

PHeymont ·
We had a two-day flying visit to Strasbourg (pre-TGV) a few years ago and loved it...and now you've pushed it way high up the re-visit list! Thanks...
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Re: Strasbourg & Route Du Vin

Travel Rob ·
Wonderful photos and descriptions! I'll be adding Strasbourg to my travel list!
 
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