Tagged With "cathedral"

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Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland
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Rock of Cashel, Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
Rock of Cashel, Ireland
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Seville Cathedral

JohnT ·
Seville Cathedral
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Tomb of Columbus, Seville Cathedral

JohnT ·
Tomb of Columbus, Seville Cathedral
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Lions in Ponce, City of Lions

PHeymont ·
Lions in Ponce, City of Lions
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Pernil sandwich in Ponce Market

PHeymont ·
Pernil sandwich in Ponce Market
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Ponce's Cathedral--an earthquake survivor

PHeymont ·
Ponce's Cathedral--an earthquake survivor
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Toys R Them, Ponce PR

PHeymont ·
Toys R Them, Ponce PR
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Vienna's 'Greek Cathedral'

PHeymont ·
Vienna's 'Greek Cathedral'
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Stadttempel, Vienna

PHeymont ·
Stadttempel, Vienna
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Postcard view: Charles Bridge

PHeymont ·
Postcard view: Charles Bridge
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Spires of St. Vitus Cathdral

PHeymont ·
Spires of St. Vitus Cathdral
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Forever blowing bubbles...

PHeymont ·
Forever blowing bubbles...
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Inside Prague Castle

PHeymont ·
Inside Prague Castle
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At St. Vitus, Prague

PHeymont ·
At St. Vitus, Prague
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 22, 2014: Greek Cathedral, Vienna

IslandMan ·
..just beautiful..
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Re: Gallery: Cordoba's Great Mosque-Cathedral

PortMoresby ·
The engineering, carved arches supporting more carved arches, and layered colors of stone to such striking effect, just astounding. I've seen other pictures of it but having a good look now has been seeing it with new eyes. Thanks SO much.
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Re: La Dolce Vita (Part 6) Murano and Burano

rbciao ·
Dr. Fumblefinger, Nice slideshow with great pics. We were in Venice in 2012 for 6 or 7 days and made an excursion to Burano as a day trip. The first thing we noticed was that tourism has reached the tiny island. There was a new docking station for the vaporetti and all sorts of kiosks selling the usual stuff. The first time we were there was in 2008 and it was a sleepy island that time seemed to forget. In fact, we came across four elderly ladies sitting on a bench gabbing and knitting. I...
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Re: La Dolce Vita (Part 6) Murano and Burano

DrFumblefinger ·
Great memories, rbciao! I'd like to head back to Burano some day, maybe spend 2-3 days there, just kicking back and enjoying the ambiance. We were there in May and it was not at all heavily touristed at that time, though certainly the shops were there to lighten the load of your Euro heavy wallet! Their lace was truly beautiful and my wife just couldn't resist!
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Re: La Dolce Vita (Part 6) Murano and Burano

rbciao ·
I would like to also stay on Burano if I could find a place with air conditioning.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 4, 2013: St. Boniface Cathedral, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Former Member ·
Fascinating picture, with the sky as a rose window!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 4, 2013: St. Boniface Cathedral, Winnipeg, Manitoba

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, Ready2Go! The photo doesn't do justice to the size and scale of the place, but it is a lovely setting. I never thought about the sky as a rose window, but why not?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 24, 2013: Madonna and Child, Chartes Cathedral, France

Dr.Y ·
Merry Christmas to you all
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 24, 2013: Madonna and Child, Chartes Cathedral, France

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, Dr.Y. Same to you and your lovely family!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 19, 2014: Girona, Spain

PortMoresby ·
PHeymont, what happens, directionally speaking, when one reaches the other end of the bridge? In other words, where does it go from the end of what we can see? It appears to end, the bridge to nowhere, but I doubt Mr. Eiffel would be so impractical (although I suppose the building at the other end might have been put up after he left town). Do tell.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 19, 2014: Girona, Spain

PHeymont ·
The far end of the bridge rests on the wall that is the riverbank at that point; you walk off the bridge, under the first floor of the building, and onto the street. I don't know whether the building was built after or before the bridge, but I'm guessing the building to possibly be older because by the time the bridge was built, there was a greater tendency to run a road along the water rather than back buildings directly onto it.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 19, 2014: Girona, Spain

PortMoresby ·
I love how the house builders of the one at the far end of the bridge, on the left, have accessed every square meter possible by building the enclosed balcony out on stilts. One cannot help but wonder, who owns the air?
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Re: Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

Former Member ·
This is spectacular. A good example of one of those places that is just sitting there, not really getting a lot of attention from US travelers.
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Re: Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the note, Chatterbot2. Yes, Quebec is relatively under-touristed, especially when compared to Europe. If you want to visit a 400 year old European stype fortress, don't want to fly across the Atlantic, want to go to place where French is the dominant language, want great food and friendly folks, then Quebec City should be at the top of your travel list.
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Re: Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

Former Member ·
The Quebecois were very amused at my attempts to speak French. It is always great to see people laugh.
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Re: Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

DrFumblefinger ·
They may laugh, Chatterbot2, but I can tell you with absolute certainty that your fumbling attempts to speak their language melted their hearts. You were a valued guest, if not one of them, after trying.
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Re: Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

Former Member ·
Monsieur, vous êtes très gentil de le dire. I do try to make a stab at the local language wherever I travel. Around the world, people are amazingly patient with my mangling of their language. It does create good entertainment. Almost always, my puzzled efforts put people at ease. They are instantly willing to help "the poor confused thing".
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Re: Nova: Building the Great Cathedrals.

PHeymont ·
I like your comparison: it's a feat that we take for granted, but at the time was astonishing. Actually, I'm not sure I really DO take the great cathedrals for granted, as I try to imagine their building without advanced mathematics or heavy lifting equipment.
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Re: Nova: Building the Great Cathedrals.

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the heads up on that. There are few things I enjoy doing more in Europe than to spend a half day exploring a great cathedral! If people haven't read it yet, I'd highly recommend Ken Follett's great book, "The Pillars of the Earth" , a work of fiction set in Medieval times and focused on the building of these great churches.
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Re: Nova: Building the Great Cathedrals.

PortMoresby ·
The Follet book is a good one and made into a decent miniseries with an excellent cast: http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/T...srl&trkid=222336
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 2) the Rock of Cashel

Rosemary Collier ·
Dr. Fumblefingers, you take amazing photos! We can't wait to go. Reminds me of the sweet song my mother used to sing around our house when I was a girl: "It's a long way to Tipperary."
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 2) the Rock of Cashel

DrFumblefinger ·
It is a long way to Tipperary, but it's worth the journey! You'll love your visit to Ireland, Rosemary. It's just a fun destination.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 6, 2015: Winchester Cathedral

DrFumblefinger ·
Wow, a GREAT cathedral. And the quirky video at the end was a nice touch. I always was curiously fascinating by that song, especially the 'bringing me down' line you referred to. Some day I'd like to hear the story of your journey across the Atlantic on the QM2
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Re: St. Augustine FL. - The Old City

Travel Rob ·
June 18, 1964, James Brock, the manager of the Monsoon Motor Lodge ( now destroyed) pouring acid on demonstrators attempting to desegregate the pool Great Piece Jonathan L! One thing I wish St Augustine would do a better job is telling what role St Augustine played in the Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King got arrested in St Augustine on June 11th 1964 after picketing. His charge was unlawful assembly and civil disobedience. Many people say events that summer helped sparked the Civil...
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Re: St. Augustine FL. - The Old City

Jonathan L ·
Thanks Travel Rob. In fact there are several info boards in and around Plaza de la Constitucion that do discuss the civil rights era history. Not just MLK's arrest, but more than one large demonstration that took place.
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Re: St. Augustine FL. - The Old City

Jonathan L ·
For more on the history of the civil rights movement in St. AUGUSTINE, you can look here - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wik...._Augustine_movement
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Re: St. Augustine FL. - The Old City

Travel Rob ·
There are info boards at the beaches too but certain things they didn't preserve, like the Monsoon Motor Lodge, now a Hilton. Martin Luther King Ave, Downtown is one street named after Dr. King where he had marched.
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Re: Cologne Cathedral, Germany. Where Gumbo Was #83

HistoryDigger ·
One of my all-time favorites, in a town I adore. Thanks for the lovely photos. Now I can gaze at them and pretend to be back there. Sigh!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 8, 2015: Gedächtniskirche, Berlin

GarryRF ·
Similar view in Coventry England . Most of the City was destroyed by war. The shell of the old Cathedral next to the new Cathedral.
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Re: Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Quebec. Where Gumbo was, #73

GarryRF ·
Tastefully rebuilt to maintain its original style.
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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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