Tagged With "Winter"

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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 29: Reflections on Reykjavik's Tjornin

Travel Luver ·
That's a great photo, Pheymont! Guess I'll have to add Iceland to my trip of destinations -- after Portugal, that is!
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Re: Olympic Ski Jump, Calgary, Alberta

Dr.Y ·
BEST WISHES TO ALL OLYMPIC ATHLETES, PEACE AND SUCCESS!
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Re: Winter in Northumberland

Travel Luver ·
Beautiful photos!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 10, 2015: Oh Deer, you are Hungry!

GarryRF ·
It would be tempting to offer food to these beautiful creatures. But would it be a short sighted gesture for me to encourage wild animals into the residential area? Maybe encourage bears too. Is it a case of "Nature knows best" and leave well alone ?
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Re: Dec. 20, 2015: Winter at the Greenmarket

GarryRF ·
I love open air markets. As we get closer to Christmas and everyone we meet is on their best behaviour. Polite and full of good cheer ! With temperatures here in the UK floating between 50 and 63f we all give thanks to the jet stream. And it looks like this will be the first year I've picked Tomato's from the greenhouse on Christmas day.
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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: Yes, Winter's coming: France gets first snow

DrFumblefinger ·
We almost got snowed in as we were leaving Krakow, Poland. Yes, it's that time of year when winter is letting us know it's coming.
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Re: Yes, Winter's coming: France gets first snow

GarryRF ·
Hurricane Joaquin crossed the Atlantic and got split in two by the jet stream. France got trapped in the middle of the two. Allowing cold air from Siberia to blow across northern Europe. So the Geese have arrived here on the wind too. 3 Weeks too early. Its what the remnants of Hurricanes do.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 17, 2014: Fish Creek Park, Calgary

DrFumblefinger ·
You picked the perfect morning for these photos, SCP. The light in winter in Calgary is really superb for photos, and you did a great job with these. Happy Holidays to you as well!
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Re: March 19, 2018: Winter at Caraquet Wharf, New Brunswick

DrFumblefinger ·
Brrrrr. I can feel that North Atlantic wind crossing over all that ice. It's a little hard to tell from the photos but I assume the boats are dry-docked fro the winter? Ice can be a very destructive force when it thaws.
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Re: March 19, 2018: Winter at Caraquet Wharf, New Brunswick

Travel Rob ·
A lot of boats are dry-docked for the winter, but I did see others that were not. The Bay looks more like a field. That's an island out there!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 29: Reflections on Reykjavik's Tjornin

PHeymont ·
Winter skies create dramatic reflections on Reykjavik’s Tjornin (the name means “lake” or “pond.") Tjornin is in the center of Reykjavik’s history and development with many government buildings around it, as well as...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 30, 2015: Phragmites in Winter

PHeymont ·
Phragmites—the common reed—grows everywhere there's water, and so successfully that in many places, including the lake in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, it's considered an invasive plant...but one that's proven resistant to attempts to get rid...
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Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PHeymont ·
This week, Gumbo was hanging out at what might be called the capital of Romantic Germany, Heidelberg Castle. It’s among the most important Renaissance structures north of Italy, and one of the foundations of Heidelberg’s tourist industry....
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Yes, Winter's coming: France gets first snow

PHeymont ·
Massif de Sancy in this week's snow.                          Photo: Sancy Tourism Bureau After a summer of scorching temperatures all over Europe, central France has gotten its first...
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Fewer Mainland Chinese Going to Hong Kong

Travel Rob ·
Chinese mainland visitors to Hong Kong fell almost 10 percent in July, compared to last July. In contrast, Japan National Tourism Organization said 576,900 Chinese mainlanders visited Japan in July, more than double July of last year. One ...
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Winter fantasy for land of permanent summer

PHeymont ·
Planned indoor ski area in Oman Oman, considered one of the hottest countries in the world, is set to get an Alpine ski resort, with real snow, if not ever a real winter.   The faux-Alps will be built in Oman's capital, Muscat, as part of a...
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Lausanne gets 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

PHeymont ·
Ice hockey at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics, Innsbruck      Photo: Rolf Roletschek / Wikimedia   The Winter Youth Oympics—a relative youth itself, since the first was only held in 2012—will hold its 2020 games in...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 17, 2014: Fish Creek Park, Calgary

Still Country Photo ·
  Season's Greetings to all and I wish you safe travels over the holidays.   These photos were taken in a part of Fish Creek Park in Calgary's SW.  It is called Shannon Terrace.  There is an old homestead down there that was once...
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Norway's mountains more popular—but for how long?

PHeymont ·
Conflicting trends face Norway: its mountain areas have grown in popularity, but climate change is challenging its future as a winter destination.
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Casa De Winter, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

Ian Cook ·
Villa Winter is situated near the village, Cofete, on the peninsula Jandía in the southwestern part of the island of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands. The villa was realized by Gustav Winter, a German engineer born in 1893 in the Black Forest. It was completed in 1946 and has two floors, a tower in the northwestern part of the villa, and a balcony at the front. Gustav Winter worked for Spain since 1915 and was active in different projects in Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. The villa is built in...
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China skiing takes off for 2022 Olympics

PHeymont ·
With Beijing set to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, China's ski industry is seeing new resorts, new skiiers and new enthusiasm.
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March 24, 2016: Winter Wonderland, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Ottoman ·
When you live in the Great White North, you never know what Mother Nature may throw your way.
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April 6, 2016: Olympic Cauldron, Vancouver

TravelingCanuck ·
A permanent art fixture on Vancouver Harbor, the Cauldron is there to remind people of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, which the city hosted. Traveling Canuck provides more information.
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July 10, 2016: Winter storm, Banff

sarcee ·
A classic photo of a winter storm in the Canadian Rockies, approaching the town of Banff
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Dec. 20, 2015: Winter at the Greenmarket

PHeymont ·
It's clearly winter now at Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, with only a few days left until Christmas, and only the hardiest of crops remaining—but those include lovely piles of scallions with their roots showing, and plenty of turnips, beets and carrots. Not to mention lots of apples of many varieties (no, those aren't tomatoes in the boxes) as well as meats, baked goods and specialty foods. And, of course, it's the season for some non-edibles as well, in the form of holiday...
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Dry winter shakes up Alpine ski and travel industry

PHeymont ·
Low snowfalls are a big problem for ski resorts in France, Italy and Switzerland, with skiers waiting to the last minute to see where there's snow.
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Winter in Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Some winter scenes from Northumberland, England.
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February 22, 2018: St Mary's Loch, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a few scenes from lovely St. Mary's Loch, situated in the Scottish border regions.
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January 25, 2016. Idaho sunset

DrFumblefinger ·
A beautiful sunset from the Idaho Panhandle.
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Snow in your backyard? Wanna host the Winter Olympics?

PHeymont ·
Now's the time to put in your bid, as city after city is backing away from hosting the 2022 events. Krakow had a 70% referendum vote against it; Munich, Davos, St. Moritz and Oslo have backed away...   The games that used to be thought a prize...
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Going on Winter Vacation with a 6-Month-Old – 7 Things You Need to Have

ArronHidd ·
Heading out on a winter vacation with your kid for the first time ever is always exciting. Still, this is going to be different from any other you took before. Going on a winter vacation with a 6-month-old requires a lot of thinking and prep work. For this reason, we have come up with a list that will help you pack for a trip like this. Here are 7 things you simply need to have on any winter vacation you take with your newborn. Sunscreen Even though this wouldn’t be your first pick when it...
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China builds biggest, deepest station at Great Wall

PHeymont ·
China's railway expansion and Winter Olympics plans include a huge station at the Great Wall on a line that leads to the winter games.
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April 19, 2017: Winter storm Approaching

Pierre Renault ·
Pierre was driving in the foothills west of Calgary and saw these storm clouds approaching. A classic Canadian winter scene.
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December 14, 2017: Snow-shoeing on Mt. Spokane

DrFumblefinger ·
A winter wonderland, DrFumblefinger shares photos of snow-shoeing on Mt. Spokane after a fresh snow-fall.
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U.S. bad weather, strong dollar = big bonus for Mexico tourism

PHeymont ·
A north-of-the-border 1-2-3 combination of severe weather, cheaper gas and a strong dollar have meant a booming tourist season south of the border, as Mexico is seeing more U.S. tourists than usual, with more money than recently to spend.  ...
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Yellowstone National Park in Winter

59nationalparks ·
Seeing all fifty-nine national parks was never a dream of ours--especially not in fifty-nine weeks.  We'd call it more of a whim, an impulse or an inspiration.  Going to Yellowstone National Park in the winter was something we had...
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Valentine's in Northeast: Forget Hearts, Expect Snowballs

PHeymont ·
Sadly, the goddesses of love and weather are not in synch, and the Northeast, including snow-swamped Boston, can expect another round of storm to interfere with Valentine's travel and celebration plans.   Check with your carrier if flights are in...
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Another storm alert: Check with your carrier no matter where!

PHeymont ·
Thousands of flights, mostly to and from Northeast destinations have been cancelled because of the Sunday, Feb. 15 storm that will heavily affect already-affected airports including Boston, the 3 NYC airports and more.   But that's not the end of...
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Oh, no! Next winter storm aims at South

PHeymont ·
In the wake of recent heavy storms that have buried Boston and other cities as well as shattering travel plans, another winter storm is causing cancellations, and this time the target cities are in the southern part of the country, including...
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Oh, to be in England! Now that April's...snowing!

PHeymont ·
Netweather.tv illustration from the Telegraph (UK)   Robert Browning wouldn't be very happy with this week's April weather forecast for much of Britain. A "polar plume" is expected to arrive, bringing sub-freezing temperatures to Scotland and...
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British Air adds year-round Iceland flights

PHeymont ·
British Airways will be flying Heathrow-Rekyjavik three times a week, starting October 25, becoming the first mainline trans-Atlantic carrier to offer year-round service. BA and others have operated summer services, but the winter has been largely...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 27, 2015: Breaking the winter blues at the Calgary Zoo

Dr.Y ·
    Long winter blues with bad weather and nowhere to go?   Why not pay a visit to the Calgary Zoo?  Even in the cold hard winter weather in Alberta, you still can see Amur tigers out in the snow; Hippo Libi perform his back...
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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...
 
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