Tagged With "Gumbo's Pic of the Day"

Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 18, 2014: Just How Popular is the Eiffel Tower?

PHeymont ·
This popular: these are the crowds on a weekday afternoon in early August. With tickets for the elevators to the top sold out well in advance and long lines for walk-up tickets, the Tower has certainly lost none of its popularity. We went to look near...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 22, 2014: Alhambra's Court of Lions at Night

PHeymont ·
  The Alhambra, Granada's hilltop crown of palaces, is open for evening as well as day visits—and both are spectacular. In this night scene, the fountain that gives this court its name is barely visible behind the bush, the open sky above...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 4, 2015: Take a Seat, Please!

PHeymont ·
A stack of chairs turns into an abstract display of color simply by turning a digital camera dial. At the other end of the spectrum, with color limited to shades of black and white, they are equally abstract but quite different!   Both images...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 18, 2015: Darkness into Light

PHeymont ·
  This image was taken from inside a restored/preserved slave cabin on the Magnolia Plantation, near Charleston SC. The contrast between the dark and hostile interior and the light flooding in from the green and beautiful scene outside struck me...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 10, 2015: Oh Deer, you are Hungry!

Dr.Y ·
    Winter in Alberta is long and can be harsh.  With snow covering the land, food for wildlife can be hard to get.  That’s when we see deer wandering around the residential areas searching for something to...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 19, 2014: Girona, Spain

PHeymont ·
  A chicken effigy stands guard in the window of an old house, built into the medieval city wall of Girona, Spain. The university town, which dates to ancient times, tore down most of the city walls in the late 19th-century, but a remaining...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 25, 2015: Mi casa es su casa!

sarcee ·
  Last week while we were preparing the flower pots on the deck after the usual cold winter, we noticed there was a bird’s nest built in one of them. We decided to leave it to see what it would bring and this weekend we noticed a mother...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 24, 2015: A special Fourth of July celebration in Bristol, RI

Marilyn Jones ·
The beautiful waterfront town of Bristol, RI, has a lot to be proud of.   Here—in this picture-perfect port town—the oldest continuous Fourth of July celebration in the nation is celebrated earning the city its nickname...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 19, 2015: Flying Lessons

PHeymont ·
Back for a day from our flying time, on the way home from Europe, we spotted this young bird on our Brooklyn stoop, preparing to become a frequent flier.   While the mother perched above, the baby showed all the trepidation and ungainliness...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 19, 2015: Giant ship, little town

PHeymont ·
Falmouth, Jamaica was once one of the island's prime ports, key to the trade in sugar and slaves, but has long since become a much smaller player—until recently, when Royal Caribbean built a berth there for the Oasis of the Seas and similar...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 12, 2015: Fall colors

DrFumblefinger ·
  Our friend and faithful TravelGumbo contributor, Mac, is visiting the Northeastern USA and I'm sure is seeing some beautiful fall color there.  I look forward to seeing some of his images!     Much more modest but still beautiful...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 2, 2015: Uncertain times

PHeymont ·
  In the time before mechanical watches and clocks, the sundial helped track the passing hours. Most of us think of sundials set on the ground, but in medieval Europe this type, mounted on a church or other building, was carefully laid out to...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 22, 2015: Castelvecchio, Verona

PHeymont ·
  Built to protect Verona from its enemies and Verona's unpopular Scaligeri ruling family from its citizens, this fortified 13th century bridge crosses the Adige just behind the Castelvecchio in Verona, Italy.   Built as a military...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 14, 2014: Super-Sized in Seattle

PHeymont ·
Seattle's Pacific Science Center, just near the Space Needle, is a wonderland of interactive science exhibits for adults and especially for children, much of it high-tech and up to date. But, children that we are, this became our favorite memory of...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 15, 2014: Festa Major de Gràcia

PHeymont ·
Every year, several Barcelona neighborhoods have summer festivals, drawing visitors from all over the city, and beyond. Festa Major de Gràcia is the biggest; it's an annual 5-day street party that draws more than 1.5 million each year....
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 13, 2014: An unusual truck, Minturn, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
  The small town of Minturn, near Vail, presented us with a variety of unusual motor vehicles.  I've previously highlighted a very interesting Chevrolet Impala  and a magnificent 1955 Crown Victoria  that we enjoyed in Minturn....
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 12, 2015: Cambridge, England

Non Stop Destination ·
    Last weekend, I visited two of the most famous University cities in the world: Oxford and Cambridge. Both cities have a long history dating back to the medieval times, but it was Cambridge that stole my heart. With its quaint houses,...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 23, 2015: Skógafoss, Iceland

DrFumblefinger ·
  Iceland is a land of dramatic rugged scenery, especially along its south shore.  There are lots of great sites here, one of my favorites being  Skógafoss .  Located in the pretty little town of Skogar, this...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 9, 2014: Enjoying the Sunset

DrFumblefinger ·
  One evening as we were returning to our hotel near St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice, slowly cruising down the Grand Canal on a  vaporetto (water bus) , the sun began to set.  In the last moments of daylight, that magical time of day...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 14, 2014: Koh Phangan

Non Stop Destination ·
  We arrived at Koh Phangan, famous for its parties, right after the infamous Full Moon party. Backpackers were leaving while we still had to discover the party island.   I’m not a party enthusiast, so I was reasonably pleased to see...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 10, 2015: Arizona – The sunshine, the red rock desert and the survival of the fittest

Dr.Y ·
    Recently I attended a medical course in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Using one afternoon,  a few late afternoons plus evenings, I got chance to explore the area around Phoenix and Scottsdale.   The clear...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 26th, 2014: St. Simons Island, Georgia

Marilyn Jones ·
    A wide sandy beach stretches out in front of The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The hotel was founded in 1935 as a seaside dance club by Frank Horn and Morgan Wynne. The hotel took on this name...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 30, 2014: The Mural on Queen Street

PHeymont ·
  Walking with friends on Queen Street in Charleston a few weeks ago, we spotted this large mural on the wall of a building, above a parking lot. It certainly looked familiar if somwhat altered; we recognized it as a take on Renoir's 1881...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 12, 2014: Market in Aix

PHeymont ·
 Even in winter, fresh produce at the daily market in Aix-en-Provence. Aix has markets for flowers, books and more on different days of the week—but the daily vegetable and fruit market in Pl. Richelme has been in operation since the 14th...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 19, 2014: Bouillabaise

PHeymont ·
 You'll get almost no argument anywhere if you say that bouillabaisse is the most typical food of Marseilles—and you'll get nothing but argument if you try to discuss its origin and "the" recipe. As with most foods that originated among...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 18, 2015: The Green Corridor, Singapore

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Singapore is famously known for being a concrete jungle full of high rise buildings and futuristic looking skyscrapers but apart from the manicured parks and botanical gardens, there are many other green spaces not frequented by many visitors. One...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 5, 2015: Junk Art

DrFumblefinger ·
  I genuinely admire clever and creative people.  When I see what some artists craft with junk metal, my own imagination (and talent) seems to be so very limited.     I like to visit and stroll through the small Colorado town of...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 11, 2015: Zhou Zhuang (周庄), a scenic little water town of southern China

Dr.Y ·
  Zhou Zhuang is a well preserved little water town, typical of Southern China, along the Yangtze river. Ancient stone bridges and water lanes connect houses along the web-like waterways and canals.  It reminds people of past times. ...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 20, 2014: Golden Temple, Amritsar, India

MAD Travel Diaries ·
The Sri Harimandir Sahib, more famously known as the Golden Temple, is situated in Amritsar in the state of Punjab in India. It is the central religious place of worship for Sikhism and therefore the most important Gurdwara (holy shrine) for...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 28, 2014: Bergen's Historic Bryggen Waterfront

PHeymont ·
— Bryggen (it actually means waterfront) is the historic wharf area of Bergen, Norway, widely known for its brightly-colored warehouses and its long history. Most of the oldest buildings date to the heyday of the Hanseatic presence here from the...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 11, 2014: Hotel Tadoussac, Quebec

DrFumblefinger ·
Situated about a three hour drive east of Quebec City, near the mouth of Saguenay Fjord where it enters the mighty St. Lawrence River, Tadoussac is a pretty and charming town in French Canada. Today's it's best known as a whale-watching destination...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 22, 2015: The Ugliest Bird in the World

DrFumblefinger ·
  It's hard to forget the first time you see a marabou stork because of how extremely unattractive it is.  I spotted my first marabous in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, a group of them feasting on the dead remnants of what I believe was...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 25, 2015. St. Augustine, Florida

Marilyn Jones ·
  St. Augustine is celebrating its 450 th birthday in 2015 and everyone’s invited! It was in 1565 that Pedro Menendez of Aviles proclaimed the land for Spain. The first Catholic mass was held at what is now the Mission de Nombre de Dios by...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 16, 2015: Chinese New Year Decorations, Singapore

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Chinese New Year celebration is in the air and one of my favourite places to enjoy it is in Chinatown, Singapore. 2015 welcomes the year of the sheep on February 19th and Chinatown is abuzz with activities as locals prepare for their annual holiday in...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 26, 2015: Iguazu Falls

Grand Escapades ·
    No matter how many waterfalls you have seen in your life, Iguazu Falls leave the most experienced travelers stunned. When you finally stand in front of “Garganta del Diablo” or Salto San Martin, all you can do is mumble words...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 30, 2014: Halloween at Disneyland

DrFumblefinger ·
One of my friends just loves Halloween -- in fact, it's her favorite day of the year!  She gets excited about it months in advance and decorates her home and herself extensively for the occasion.     I enjoyed taking our kids...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 26, 2015: The Famine Memorial in Dublin & Happier Present Times

Travel Rob ·
  I was at the midpoint of my two month trip when I left England and headed for Ireland by Ferry. The week before had been pretty stressful. I lost my passport in Belgium and had to get a new one. Then a ferry strike occurred and I had to...
Blog Post

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...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1st, 2015: Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK

GarryRF ·
Snowdonia is a region in north Wales and a national park of 823 square miles in area.   Click here: http://www.eryri-npa.gov.uk/home  to visit the website for more information.
Comment

Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 11, 2014: At the Australian Embassy, DC

IslandMan ·
thanks for the pic PH. Nice to see the Aussie coat of arms in other parts of the world. You're right about the reputation for casualness too. We don't take anything too seriously and have a "she'll be right" attitude about life.
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 4, 2015: Stairway to Heaven

PHeymont ·
  The unusual light in this shot invites the title, but the stairs actually rise not to heaven, but to the heavenly beauty of the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy. As you might imagine, a town and abbey on an island mountain feature plenty...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 1, 2015: Flowers at the Window

PHeymont ·
  Nothing breaks up the straight lines and uniform colors like flowers at the window and door. Above, on a 13th-century residence in Bonnieux, Provence; below, the courtyard entrance of the apartment we rented in the 18e in Paris.
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 5, 2014: Opera, Larger than Life

PHeymont ·
Verona, Italy, has one of the most spectacular opera houses in the world: the ancient Roman amphitheatre in the center of the old city, surrounded by the pedestrian spaces of Piazza Bra. It's also surrounded by its scenery, which sits out in the...
Blog Post

Gumbo Pic of the Day, Dec. 8, 2013: Horses in Hats

PHeymont ·
These equine fashion plates are waiting for tourist passengers outside Vienna's Albertina Palace/Museum, one of the many remnants of Habsburg rule in Vienna's central city "inside the Ring," a reference to the circular boulevard that traces the route...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 2, 2014: New York Harbor at Sea Level

PHeymont ·
In New York's concrete canyons, it's possible to lose track of the city's connection to the sea...but not when you're out on a harbor trip on a tour from the South Street Seaport . This scene looks up the mouth of the Hudson River from the Upper Bay,...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day: Jan. 15, 2014: Sopa Alentejana

PHeymont ·
 This traditional Portuguese soup made a hearty meal for us at a station cafe in Sintra, after a full day of climbing around Sintra's Moorish Castle and Pena Palace. It's based on bread, garlic, cilantro and eggs and chicken broth.  The...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 6, 2015: Berlin Buskers

PHeymont ·
  Berlin's Museum Island, in central Berlin, is home to museums of ancient art, more recent art, early history and more, and also to the Lustgarten, or Pleasure Garden, an open green space that once belonged to the royal palace.   Now it's a...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 29, 2015: Forever blowing bubbles...

PHeymont ·
There's something about "bubble stuff" that makes children even of adults, and this young man in a park below Prague Castle seemed to be no exception as he created bubble after bubble, playfully chasing them or aiming them at others.   I love the...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 18, 2015: Pinball Heaven

PHeymont ·
  Memories of a youth not as mis-spent as I might wish flooded back in this darkened pinball arcade, with flashing lights, dinging bells and other sounds drawing me in...but sadly, not to a disreputable place that spells Trouble with a T: No,...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 21, 2015: Carousel in Dijon

PHeymont ·
Carousels always attract my attention—I still want to grab the brass ring, I suppose—and France seems to have more of them than anywhere else I've been. Some are more memorable than others, and this one in Dijon sticks in my mind because...
×
×
×
×