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Re: Boston's Beautiful Public Garden

Travel Luver ·
It's a great garden and a wonderful place to go for a walk or jog at the end of a summer's day.
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Re: D-Day + 70 years: Normandy beaches are still an important destination

Travel Rob ·
My father was in D-Day plus 5. Like a lot in the greatest generation, he spoke little about the experience only to say that he did enough camping to last him his lifetime. I visited the Normandy beaches as a young man but I'd like to go back in better weather.
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Re: D-Day + 70 years: Normandy beaches are still an important destination

PHeymont ·
Funny...my father, who arrived a few months later, also had that feeling about camping. And then later, after 6 months as liaison to a South Korean corps commander, he swore off rice for many years...
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Re: Fort William Henry: A journey to the 18th century

GarryRF ·
Oh what a tangled web we British weave. Interesting read of a little known piece of History. Thanks Jonathan !
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Re: Fort William Henry: A journey to the 18th century

George G. ·
Crazy looking hats with the fuzz ball on top.
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Re: Prince William and Dutchess Kate visit the Taj Mahal

Travel Rob ·
If you are planning a trip to the Taj Mahal and India, check out TG's India section. It includes blogs on the Taj Mahal https://www.travelgumbo.com/collection/IndiaBlogs https://www.travelgumbo.com/sea...ueryString=Taj+Mahal
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Re: J. M. W. Turner in San Francisco

PHeymont ·
I see that it started at the Tate, and has been at the Getty...and much as I'd love to join you in SF, I'm too booked up between now and September. Do you know if it will visit other museums in the U.S.?
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Re: J. M. W. Turner in San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: Do you know if it will visit other museums in the U.S.? I have no idea. Enlighten us, please, Pheymont.
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Re: J. M. W. Turner in San Francisco

PHeymont ·
I’ve been searching and found nothing…I hoped perhaps someone else had information! Tomorrow I will call the DeYoung and ask.
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Re: J. M. W. Turner in San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
Don't let them hear that capital D in de Young. If you change your mind and visit SF before July 19th, you can hop over to the Legion of Honor and catch the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection show, too.
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Re: J. M. W. Turner in San Francisco

DrFumblefinger ·
It sounds appealing but I also have a summer of commitments... But please do report back on what you find, PM! I love Turner's work.
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, New York

Travel Rob ·
Thanks Samantha, I'd love to visit Cooperstown. When I saw Hank Aaron's boyhood home at Mobile's minor league stadium with all it's incredible baseball memorabilia, I knew I had to see the Baseball Hall of Fame one day. Thanks for showing me what to expect!
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, New York

Samantha ·
Hi Rob, it is a really cool place to visit. I had been to the Negro Hall of Fame in Kansas, but not the one in Cooperstown. It was so worth the wait! Thanks for mentioning Aaron's home in Mobile. I would like to see it someday too. Have a great weekend
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, New York

Travel Rob ·
You can't help but be impressed with the Aaron family after seeing the place! Glad to see the Hall of Fame has a great Hank Aaron section too! My blog on Hank Aaron's childhood home: https://www.travelgumbo.com/blo...ron-s-childhood-home
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St. David's Cathedral, Wales. Where Gumbo was #80

DrFumblefinger ·
  The above photo proved more challenging than I'd thought it would.  Fortunately History Digger was able to solve the riddle.  Gumbo was visiting St. David's Cathedral in Wales.    St David's Cathedral (in Welsh: Eglwys...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 27, 2015: Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Garden

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the prettiest cottages anywhere, dating to the 15th century, is just a mile from Stratford on Avon.  Anne Hathaway lived in this 12 room home as a child.  She is best known for being the wife of the bard, William Shakespeare,...
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Oct. 24, 2017: Whorlton, North Yorkshire, hidden historic gem

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter shares some of the visual treasures of a visit to the abandoned hamlet of Whorlton in the North York Moors National Park.
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California Gardens 2017: Filoli, the House

PortMoresby ·
This week PortMoresby introduces us to a long-time favorite, magnificent Filoli, in Woodside, California.
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California Gardens 2017: Filoli, the Garden

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby happily revisits an historic Northern California garden in idyllic Woodside, near where she grew up south of San Francisco.
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Finding Nature in England: New Forest National Park

Kirsten Hines ·
Kirsten Hines' series on exploring Nature in England concludes, with a stop at a National Park that requires her to rethink what "national park" actually means in this long settled and farmed landscape.
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M&M World, Times Square, New York

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her tasty visit to the M&M’s World Times Square Store on her visit to New York last Christmas. It was a wonderful treat.
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Malcolm's Cross, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares an interesting and neglected piece of English and Scottish history -- the tale behind Malcolm's Cross
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Cody Park, North Platte, Nebraska

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some pictures of Cody Park in North Platte, Nebraska with her nephew Jesse, who is related Cody.
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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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J. M. W. Turner in San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
    I'm on the mailing list for email updates from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and while most of the offerings fail to inspire the drive across the state, today's announcement of a summer show entitled J. M. W. Turner: Painting...
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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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Old and New in the NYC Financial District

Jonathan L ·
New York City is not an old city. Certainly not by European standards. But even by American standards, New York has always been a place where it was deemed okay to tear down the old and replace it with something new. So it is true that we just don't...
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Santa Fe's unique cathedral

PHeymont ·
Santa Fe's St. Francis Cathedral is a 19th-century building with classical motifs as well as Spanish and Native American influences.
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Boston's Beautiful Public Garden

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us to the crown jewel of Boston's Emerald Necklace.
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Steall Waterfall, Glen Nevis, Scotland.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a visit to Steall Waterfall, a lovely waterfall situated in the Scottish Highlands. It is the second highest waterfall in Scotland.
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Central India, Pt.6: Aurangabad and environs

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's travels in Central India continue, this week in Aurangabad where he finds (among other travel gems) an amazing replica of the iconic Taj Mahal, a nice assortment of surviving historic city gates, and Aurangabad Caves, rock-cut Buddhist temples dating from the 6th and 7th century.
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A visit to Normandy: Bayeux -- a tapestry, cathedral and D-Day

DrFumblefinger ·
(Detail of the Bayeux Tapestry, Bayeux, France) Bayeux is in the heart of Normandy, a town with a rich history that currently is best known for its ties with World War II.  Bayeux was the first non-coastal town liberate, one day after...
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From Corfe Castle to Kingston Lacy - Part 1

Mac ·
In the heart of  beautiful Dorset, a county in southern England, is the beautiful stone built village of Corfe. Towering above Corfe are the huge remains of Corfe Castle. Corfe also boasts a station on the private Swanage steam railway... In...
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From Corfe Castle to Kingston Lacy - Part 2

Mac ·
When we last met " Brave Dame Mary", (Lady Mary Banks) in 1645, she had just been rudely ejected from her "palatial" apartments in Corfe Castle by a troop of Parliamentarian "Roundhead" soldiers having been betrayed by the foul Colonel Pitman (boo,...
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D-Day + 70 years: Normandy beaches are still an important destination

PHeymont ·
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings on five beaches in Normandy by Allied forces, beginning the liberation of France and Northern Europe, and helping crush the Nazi war machine already being driven back to its own territory by the...
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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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Contemporary philosophers

DrFumblefinger ·
This has nothing much to do with travel, but I enjoyed these insights and thought you might too:     ***** The first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone. ~ George Roberts ***** If God had intended us to fly he would have...
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Nov. 7, 2016: Ministers Island, New Brunswick, Canada

vivie ·
Vivie takes you to Ministers Island in New Brunswick. See how the estate showcases the hobbies of the late Sir William Van Horne, President of Canadian Pacific Railway.
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Canterbury Cathedral: A Pilgrims' Goal

PHeymont ·
One of England's oldest and most important religious buildings, the Cathedral was the goal of the pilgrms in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
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Chester Cathedral, England

PHeymont ·
Chester Cathedral isn't the oldest, largest, or most famous but PHeymont calls it one of the most beautiful...and with a most fascinating history.
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William Morris at Home: Kelmscott Manor

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby returns to the story of Arts & Crafts Movement giant, William Morris and visits his retreat in England’s Cotswolds.
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William Morris at Home: Red House

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby leaves the Thames Path and visits William Morris’s Red House, a milestone in the Arts & Crafts Movement in England.
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Fort William Henry: A journey to the 18th century

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us back to the French and Indian War on a visit to Lake George
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A Stroll around Marlborough, Wiltshire

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger explores the small city of Marlborough. Situated not far from Stonehenge, it's well known for its broad High Street, which hosts a market twice a week.
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The Alcazar of Seville and the Puzzling Palace of Peter I

PHeymont ·
Throughout Andalucia, in Southern Spain, every tour and every site tells some part of a story of conquest and reconquest, of Moors driving out Visigoths, and falling in turn over centuries to Christian kingdoms. And yet, when one of those Christian...
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London: Photographers' Gallery, the Americans.

PortMoresby ·
Until March 30th, the Photographers' Gallery is showing the work of 3 Americans:     David Lynch "I love industry. Pipes. I love fluid and smoke. I love man-made things. I like to see people hard at work, and I like to see sludge and...
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Prince William and Dutchess Kate visit the Taj Mahal

Travel Rob ·
This week, Prince William and Dutchess Kate retraced some his parents footsteps in India and Bhutan, including a visit to the Taj Mahal
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Dec. 17, 2015 - Genghis Khan, Mongolia.

GarryRF ·
GarryRF presents this huge stainless steel monument to the great conqueror, located near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, New York

Samantha ·
For Samantha, a huge baseball fan, a visit to baseball's Hall of Fame at Cooperstown was a dream come true, and one she shares with us.
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The Ancient Spanish Monastery, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits an old Monastery -- built in the 12th century in Spain, but purchased by William Randall Hearst, disassembled, crated and shipped to America where decades later it was reassembled in North Miami.
 
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