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Re: England's Thames Path: Kew Palace

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating stop! As I seem to recall, George was one of your ancestors? Do I remember this correctly?
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Re: England's Thames Path: Kew Palace

PortMoresby ·
"...George was one of your ancestors?" No, though no doubt related somehow. But he is a favorite, seems kinder & more interesting than most of them.
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Re: October 23, 2016: Imam Square, Esfahan, Iran

DrFumblefinger ·
Amazing architecture! Brilliant photos, Gilles.
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Re: La Dolce Vita (Part 5) Venezia (Venice)

PHeymont ·
Great pictures...makes me want to go back! Interesting to note: the Mayor of Venice has been very active lately in trying to get the large cruise ships re-routed to keep them out of the fragile space between San Marco and Guidecca...and last month hundreds of people swam out to try to block the ships!
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Re: La Dolce Vita (Part 5) Venezia (Venice)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comments, PHeymont. The cruise ships are BIG business in Venice, and certainly allow a lot of people to enjoy the destination if only for a day. But there are easily places the ships could park that wouldn't hurt the delicate lagoon, then shuttle people into the city.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 22, 2013: Fantastic Skylight in Barcelona

GarryRF ·
Thanks for the photo Pheymont. I adore ornate ceilings. Something from the past you don't get repeated today. This is in the Cunard Building in Liverpool. Built in 1914. Before it moved its HQ to New York in the 60's.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 22, 2013: Fantastic Skylight in Barcelona

PHeymont ·
That's gorgeous! By coincidence, I was in Cunard's New York booking hall from about the same period last week...it is now a bank. I will try to find a picture.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 22, 2013: Fantastic Skylight in Barcelona

PHeymont ·
Well, turns out to be a moment of mis-identification. The building I was in, 1 Broadway, had been the offices of United States Lines; Cunard was up the street at 25 Broadway. I haven't a picture yet for the booking hall-turned-bank, but here are two shots of Cunard's Great Hall, which is now a postal facility.
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Re: Shimmering Lakes and Romantic Palaces of Udaipur

DrFumblefinger ·
It's an incredibly beautiful place. I do love the light a dawn and dusk around the lake! Thanks for sharing your love of this place with everyone.
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Re: A Visit to Topkapi, Part 1

Travel Rob ·
Spectacular!
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Re: A Visit to Topkapi, Part 1

PortMoresby ·
I remember that restaurant fondly. A woman on her own was seated with us and we became instant friends, still in touch after 12 years.
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Re: Our Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, Austria - Part Two

George G. ·
I took my wife on the Sound of Music tour from the old Chiemsee Armed Forces Recreation Center when the US Army occupied it. I remember on our bus as we drove away, the guide wanted us to show hands of who saw it just once, and went through the numbers to see who saw it the most. She never asked who never saw it which was only me. Still haven't seen it. Everyone ooohed and aaaahed when we arrived at the gazebo as I stood bewildered and I was the only one that didn't know the do-re-mi song...
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Re: Vintage & Classic Car Collection, Udaipur. 2) 1946 - 1989

PHeymont ·
Oooh! That MG is the one I want...
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Re: Vintage & Classic Car Collection, Udaipur. 2) 1946 - 1989

GarryRF ·
Beautiful examples of old cars DrF. I would certainly make it a full day exploring. Few more if you want a look ! http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/...tage-car-museum.html
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Re: Vintage & Classic Car Collection, Udaipur. 2) 1946 - 1989

danthewanderer ·
Brings back memories, I spent hours there, awesome collection.
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Re: Visiting the Alhambra

Travel Luver ·
What a beautiful and amazing place! I need to get there someday!!
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The Magic Worlds of Sintra

NonstopFromJFK ·
  On our third day in Portugal, we took the train to Sintra. Sintra is such a wonderful, beautiful little town. Even walking around Sintra felt magical—just look at the city hall building, or the charming little sidewalk!    ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 13, 2014: Gödöllő

PortMoresby ·
  The Royal Palace of Gödöllő sits on the outskirts of Budapest and it was there I was taken one day by streetcar from the center of the city by dear friend, Zoli.  A serious photographer with a wonderful eye, he and I walked all...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 6). Polonnaruwa

DrFumblefinger ·
 The eastern most point visited when touring Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle is Polonnaruwa.  The ruins in this ancient capitol are the best preserved and most varied in Ceylon and it’s well worth the effort to visit them. ...
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A Visit to Topkapi, Part 1

PHeymont ·
My images of Turkey, before we visited, were a melange of towers and gates—perhaps the one above—mysterious alleys, turbaned sultans, espionage, intrigue and many-minareted mosques. Of course, much of this comes from a bit too much Graham...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 31, 2015: After the Guard has changed...

PHeymont ·
  When AA Milne wrote       They're changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace;      Christopher Robin went down with Alice.      Alice is marrying one of the Guard:      "A soldier's life...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 21, 2015: The Summer Palace, Beijing China

Jonathan L ·
The Summer Palace was the Emperor's retreat for over two hundred years. It also became the prison of one emperor. The Empress Dowager Cixi imprisoned her son here when he tried to institue reforms in 1898. Above is a detail from The Long Corridor. The...
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Istanbul: Cruising the Bosphorus

PHeymont ·
One of the classics for visitors to Istanbul—and for quite a few Istanbulis as well—is a cruise up the Bosphorus, the 19-mile strait that connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, and ultimately the Mediterranean. The Bosphorus is more...
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Three historical cities to visit in the winters for travel enthusiasts

Pratap Singh ·
The chilling weather of India glorifies the beauty of many cities. The three top cities are calling you to experience their beauty. These towns can be an escape from the spine-chilling weather or the thrust to kiss the warmth of the sun. Jaipur: Jal Mahal The capital of the royal state of India, Rajasthan, Jaipur is best suited to visit in winters. The city was founded in 1726 by Maharaja Jai Singh II and is popularly known as Fort City of India. Amber Fort, the Star attraction of the city,...
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October - A perfect month to explore Udaipur and nearby sites

Pratap Singh ·
Udaipur, which is also known as the lake city of India, is a beautiful and romantic tourist destination, in the state of Rajasthan (INDIA). Udaipur has been the home of the Mewar Kingdom, which has built a strong empire from 11th to 20th century and has not surrender to major empires in India like the Delhi Sultanate, Mughal, etc. Now as said in the title, October is the best month for a couple (or family traveler) to explore Udaipur, as the weather is quite good (not hot or too cold). And...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. Sept. 8, 2013: Portuguese "Castle In The Sky"

PHeymont ·
Portugal's answer to Bavaria's fairy-tale castles (and to Disney!), the Pena Palace sits high on a mountaintop above the town of Sintra, and above the 10th-century Moorish Castle that guarded it. The palace was built in the second half of...
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Vienna — Life in the Past Lane (part 1)

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Rose Garden and Kunsthistorische Museum, Vienna, Austria) The Eagles are one of my favorite rock bands, with a terrific and diverse music catalog including many top hits such as "Hotel California" and "Life in the Fast...
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Vienna — Life in the Past Lane (part 2)

DrFumblefinger ·
(Vienna, Kartnerstrasse, one of the main pedestrian malls) This blog is a continuation of a discussion on visiting Vienna.  If you missed it, you can read part 1 here.   (St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna)  Other...
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Step Back in Time: Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us along as she explores some of the most ancient Native American dwellings.
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In Egypt: Around Luxor

PortMoresby ·
With a week to spend in Luxor, PortMoresby enjoys leisurely days in the town as much, if not more, as those spent at its famous monuments.
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Luxury Train Trips are the Best Way to Explore India

Rajiv Varma ·
India is teeming with a plenitude of palaces, historical monuments, picturesque destinations and magnificent sites. The smooth flight connections make it hassle-free for the travelers to marvel all of them in less time. However, there are those wanderers who love the journey more than the destinations. If you too are a devotee of the scenes passing by in your journey, then manifold your experience by traveling in any of the luxury trains. Be it the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels or the Maharajas...
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Central India, Pt.2: Orchha

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe visits the town of Orchha in Central India, including its impressive Raja Mahal and Jahangir Mahal palaces.
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Hawaii State Capitol Building – The Aloha State

Samantha ·
On their quest to visit all 50 state capitol buildings, Samantha and her husband feel a spirit of 'aloha' in Honolulu.
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Central India, Pt.1: Gwalior

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares the magnificent sights of Gwalior, including some magnificent temples and palaces.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 30, 2013: Rescue Team, Chartres, France

DrFumblefinger ·
XXX  Chartres is a lovely medieval town an hour's train ride from Paris (perfect day-trip destination), with a magnificent Cathedral.  We were enjoying views of the town of Chartres from the garden balcony of the Bishop`s Palace when this...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 4) Firenze (Florence)

DrFumblefinger ·
(View of Florence from the Piazzale Michelangelo)  It’s hard to imagine a prettier setting for an historic city than the heart of Tuscany; that’s where you’ll find Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 5) Venezia (Venice)

DrFumblefinger ·
  (Grand Canal, Salut Church, Old Custom House) So it was finally our time to visit the legendary travel destination of Venice.  With increasing excitement we journeyed from Florence through Tuscany and finally over the long...
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Shimmering Lakes and Romantic Palaces of Udaipur

Anna Phipps ·
A magical, purple hued sunrise glowed over the shimmering lake welcoming us to the romantic city of Udaipur.   After climbing up a maze of narrow stairs and corridors, brightly painted with beautiful scenes of elephants and Indian women, we...
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October 23, 2016: Imam Square, Esfahan, Iran

Grand Escapades ·
Persian religious architecture ranks among the most spectacular and refined. In Esfahan, you can fully grasp the uniqueness of this architecture.
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England’s Thames Path: Richmond to Kew

PortMoresby ·
Onward for a 3rd day of walking along the Thames Path, PortMoresby is astonished to stumble into a remnant of historic Richmond Palace.
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England's Thames Path: Kew Palace

PortMoresby ·
On the final day of this walk along the River Thames, PortMoresby pays a visit to Kew Palace, one of a number of fascinating attractions located within the Royal Botanic Gardens, just outside central London.
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Florence's Uffizi closes a gallery that wasn't open

PHeymont ·
Fire safety concerns have closed a centuries-old gallery connecting two of Florence's top museums, just as plans were underway to open it to the public.
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Nov. 23, 2016: Big Ben - London

Samantha ·
Possibly the most famous clock tower in the world...but Samantha reminds us that it's actually the bell and not the clock and tower that is Big Ben!
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September 18, 2019: The Bridge of Sighs, Venice

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the best known bridges in the world, DrFumblefinger visits and shares the story behind the Bridge of Sighs.
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June 11, 2019: Near the MALBA, Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger turns a disappointment into an opportunity to make a pleasant discovery about a lovely home in Palermo.
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10 Places To Visit Before They Disappear From Earth

Pratima ·
The media so often tell us about the changes in the Earth’s climate and landscape related to human activity, that we have ceased to attach great importance to this. Global warming - it has been talked about for decades, but we don’t feel it, rising sea levels are somehow far away from us and are not perceived as a danger. Meanwhile, there are a large number of beautiful parts of our planet, on which these changes have a tremendous and disastrous effect. Taj Mahal, Agra, India According to...
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March 20, 2019: Grand Ducal Palace, Luxembourg City

DrFumblefinger ·
We look at the Grand Palace of the tiny country of Luxembourg in our Pic of the Day.
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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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Our Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, Austria - Part Two

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband had a wonderful time exploring some of the sights from the Sound of Music. Today she shares Part 2 of their tour.
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The Stockholm Cathedral (Where Gumbo was #344)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the historic Cathedral of Stockholm's old city, Gamla Stan. The church is built immediately adjacent to the Royal Palace complex.
 
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