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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)

Paul Heymont ·
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)

Paul Heymont ·
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)

Paul Heymont ·
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: 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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Re: Rocky Mountains in St. Ignatius, Montana

Ragengirl3 ·
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Re: Snow in your backyard? Wanna host the Winter Olympics?

Travel Rob ·
What's funny is everybody enjoyed the Olympics when they used existing older stadiums too. Time to get back to good sportsmanship ,competition, and people coming together
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Re: Snow in your backyard? Wanna host the Winter Olympics?

DrFumblefinger ·
There's too much ego on the part of the hosting country, and the games have gotten too expensive. It would make sense to return to those cities who have previously hosted and who have already got the proper facilities in place.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 27, 2015: Breaking the winter blues at the Calgary Zoo

GarryRF ·
It's important to teach the children that winter is there to be enjoyed too. It's never bad weather - just the wrong clothes !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 27, 2015: Breaking the winter blues at the Calgary Zoo

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a good point, GarryRF! People who live in places with cold climates do adapt and most involve their kids in out door activities -- winter or summer. For example, downhill skiing is very popular. But that walk with the penguins intrigues me. I've never heard of this except, of course, in Antarctica. Need to go by and check it out sometime.
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Re: Yellowstone National Park in Winter

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks so very much for making us a part of your fascinating road-trip by sharing your visit to this unique place at such a special time. It's so rare to actually talk to someone who visited Yellowstone in the winter, much less to read such a wonderfully written report and to share in your experience through your beautiful photos. I'm sorry you didn't get to see wolves in the wild, but in this you are not alone. As many times as I've been in the wilderness, I've yet to see them (though I was...
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Re: Yellowstone National Park in Winter

Still Country Photo ·
I really enjoyed this blog entry! I have been to Yellowstone but never in the winter, I want to now though. I especially loved the picture of the Bison in the snow.
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Re: Oh, to be in England! Now that April's...snowing!

GarryRF ·
The weather here in northern England has cooled off - was 72f and now 50f. But its still sunny, pleasant and dry. Too dry - just had to water the flowers ! Apple Blossom in the garden - just now ....
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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: 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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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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U.S. bad weather, strong dollar = big bonus for Mexico tourism

Paul Heymont ·
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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British Air adds year-round Iceland flights

Paul Heymont ·
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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Oh, no! Next winter storm aims at South

Paul Heymont ·
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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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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Another storm alert: Check with your carrier no matter where!

Paul Heymont ·
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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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

Paul Heymont ·
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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September 6, 2017: Remembering the Albertville Olympics

George G. ·
George G shares a scene commemorating the Winter Olympics, which were held in 1992.
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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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March 20. 2020: Fresh Snow, Victoria Beach, Manitoba

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the beach resort of Victoria Beach in Manitoba, after a fall of fresh snow.
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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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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 30, 2015: Phragmites in Winter

Paul Heymont ·
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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Winter fantasy for land of permanent summer

Paul Heymont ·
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

Paul Heymont ·
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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Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

Paul Heymont ·
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

Paul Heymont ·
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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January 5, 2018: A Winter Hike in North Yorkshire.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares images of a pleasant -- albeit it chilly -- hike in the winter wonderland of North Yorkshire!
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February 11, 2018: Winter Scenes

Pierre Renault ·
Today's featured Pic of the Day -- some winter scenes taken by Pierre Renault in southern Alberta.
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May 30, 2018: Winter, Asbury Park, New Jersey

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L shares a winter view of a summer destination: snow-covered beaches in Asbury Park, New Jersey
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The Pap of Glencoe, Scotland.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a photo essay of a hike up the Pap in Glencoe. The views are breathtaking!
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10 Reasons Why a Winter Holiday in India will be a Trip of a Lifetime

Akansha ·
Holidays in India are always magical and winters make it all the more special. The tropical country enjoys winters to its fullest. The mountains receive powdery snow while the beaches are balmy spots of bliss, the plains are cloaked in fog and every corner is seen rejoicing the season. A winter holiday in India is one of the best experiences one can have. Indulge in skiing, beach fun, water sports, relaxing, houseboat cruise on backwaters, festivals, wildlife adventure and other amazements,...
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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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March 13, 2018: Snow from the East... North Yorkshire.

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter shares some beautiful winter landscape photos of an unexpected snow storm in North Yorkshire.
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March 19, 2018: Winter at Caraquet Wharf, New Brunswick

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows us what winter looks like at the Port of Caraquet (Caraquet Wharf) in New Brunswick, Canada
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A Day in Truckee

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger stops in the historic railroad city of Truckee, situated in eastern California near Reno. He found a pretty and nicely preserved community that was a pleasant place to explore.
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May 13, 2018: Good-bye Winter!

Pierre Renault ·
Pierre Renault shares a few part shots of winter -- a long and seemingly endless one this year in Canada.
 
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