Tagged With "London"

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Re: How Much Do You Love the London Tube?

PHeymont ·
Faced with such a plethora of warning signs about the property, I can only say, loudly, "Mind the Gap!"
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Re: Provence Help

Former Member ·
There's a food writer, Pater Mayle, who had a book on food and his life there called A Year in Provence. It was also made into a mini-series on BBC and I just looked it up and you can get it on Netflix!
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Re: $240 NY-London, LA $320: Norwegian Air

Travel Rob ·
That is a super deal .In recent the wear coast sales to Europe are few and far between
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Re: $240 NY-London, LA $320: Norwegian Air

Travel Rob ·
Originally Posted by Travel Rob: That is a super deal .In recent years the west coast sales to Europe have been few and far between.Great to see.
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Re: Londonist: Anglo Saxon London Map: Updated

PHeymont ·
Those Londonist folks are great to know about...I wonder if there are similar projects for other cities (of course...I'm thinking Paris).
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Re: Londonist: Anglo Saxon London Map: Updated

PortMoresby ·
Take your pick, here .
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Re: More Then & Now Photos.

PHeymont ·
Sigh... 1908 to 2013 comparisons give me a thrill and glow. 1980 to 2013 comparisons make me feel time is passing me by I wonder why!
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Re: Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
On the subject of "ghost" stations, tours are offered of Aldwych station, used for movies now, including the latest incarnation of 'Sherlock'. Find out how here .
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Re: Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
And yet another London "map", replacing real place names with book titles. Curiouser and curiouser. Have a look .
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Re: Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
And map-ish, London from above, beautiful pictures . I could go on and on, and apparently mean to!
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Re: London Hits Visitor Record, Manchester Wants More

Travel Rob ·
I'm not sure if all of their reasons to why tourism is up in Manchester are right, but at least some of them are. I think the main reasons tourism's up is that people are discovering how nice a destination it is and how inexpensive the city can be compared to London. And they tell their friends. Visit Manchester has really done a great job promoting the city and it's paying off. Here's a trip report from Gumbo! https://www.travelgumbo.com/blo...ty-will-surprise-you
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 4, 2015: Take a Seat, Please!

Jonathan L ·
This looks like fun. Did you do this while you were taking the picture or in your computer at home?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 4, 2015: Take a Seat, Please!

PHeymont ·
These pictures (despite the date from when first published) are actually from 2003, and I'm not sure of the answer. From the precise conformation of the image, though, I suspect that they are the same image, manipulated in the computer. However, most digital cameras these days have the ability to do this kind of manipulation. Including monochrome, which neither version of the image is... This set had a hard life. The original images from that trip (Budapest/Vienna/Prague/ London, a...
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Re: London's Tower Bridge, inside and out

TravelingCanuck ·
Great photos of a very unique bridge.
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Re: London's Tower Bridge, inside and out

Marilyn Jones ·
It's been nearly 20 years since I took the tour...you wrote an excellent article and your photos -- especially the one of the entire bridge -- are wonderful!!!
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Re: London's Tower Bridge, inside and out

Travel Rob ·
An incredible write up !
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Re: Good news, bad news on UNESCO's world heritage

DrFumblefinger ·
I enjoy traveling to UNESCO sites because most of them are very interesting destinations. I even know of some travelers whose goal it is to see "every" UNESCO listing. Good luck to them! I really think UNESCO is doing it's job by identifying important places and encouraging their conservation. I shudder at the thought of a global UNESCO police swooping in to "defend" these sites. It's up to the countries that govern them to do so. Some do a great job; others don't. Some citizens care, others...
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Re: London development plans "sky pool"

Jonathan L ·
I am not sure that I could swim in this pool.
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Re: London development plans "sky pool"

Travel Rob ·
I agree Jonathan! When it's done, I'd like to photograph it from a safe distance, but I don't even think I could walk under it.
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Re: London development plans "sky pool"

PHeymont ·
I suspect it's going to look quite a bit different "as built," since I notice that in the picture, the water runs right to the edge, and one side hasn't even a place to sit! By the time it's done, there will need to be an ugly wall to keep bathers in, and keep water from splashing pedestrians below. At ten stories above building walks and parking lots, I'm not sure the view down through the pool will be worth it, either.
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Re: Toronto scales new heights in Tourism

DrFumblefinger ·
I don't think Rob Ford had anything to do with it. Toronto, like any major city in the world, has enough variety of things to see and do to entertain anyone for a week. Our best wishes to Mr. Ford who is dealing with a malignant soft tissue tumor.
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Re: New code for London's buskers: Sing, share, go, please!

Travel Rob ·
Good to see some common sense rules that street performers,the public,businesses and police can support. Sounds like they struck the right balance . I hope others cities follow London's lead rather that ban all performers if problems arise.
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Re: Europe's busiest runway gets busier...

DrFumblefinger ·
That is a lot of flights in an hour! I thought planes like to wait 90 -120 seconds between takeoffs to allow air turbulence to settle and reduce chances of an accident. I wonder how they got around that?
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Re: London's Fabled Soho...with Food

GarryRF ·
Very interesting blog Paul. Well presented and colourful.
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Re: Getting around London: antique style bicycles

GarryRF ·
Known as Penny Farthing bicycles. A Farthing was a quarter of an old Penny. Long, long time ago.
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Re: November 1, 2019: London Colors

PHeymont ·
The lead picture today reminded me of a painting I'd seen in an exhibition: Piccadilly Circus, London by L.S. Lowry shows the same building, with part of it already a giant billboard in 1960.
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Re: Best Ways To Reach Heathrow Airport Quickly In London

Dan Carter ·
I just noticed this morning in TravelGumbo News that Heathrow Express is cutting its fares because of competiton with train service that wasn't mentioned here. That's what used to be called Heathrow Connect, and is now called TfL Rail, and will soon be called the Elizabeth Line. It's only 15 minutes slower than the Express, and the price is the same as the Tube. Both of those go only to Paddington Station in London, way in the West End, but once TfL Rail is connected to the new Crossrail...
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Wow! Iceland Express successor adds U.S. flights

PHeymont ·
The headline's not a pun; Wow Air is the company that bought budget carrier Iceland Express in 2012. The carrier will now re-enter the U.S. market with roundtrip Boston-Reykjavik-London Gatwick flights, connecting in Reykjavik with its other European...
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Provence Help

Former Member ·
I'm going to my cousin's wedding in London in June, and I've got 10 days to play with after. I saw a crazy book...Provence 1970...full of great cooks and how they changed food here, so I want to go there. What's the best ways to spend 10 days in...
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London Underground: 24-hour service, but fewer jobs

PHeymont ·
From reader Port MoresbyLondon's subway system, the world's oldest, is planning to change to 24-hour service starting in 2015. The change will also coincide with a plan to eliminate special fare cards in favor of riders paying directly with bank debit...
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How Much Do You Love the London Tube?

PortMoresby ·
Enough to live in it?  Developers have bought a disused London tube station and plan to convert it, and the building above, to luxury apartments. The rest of the story:http://londonist.com/2013/11/g...nto-luxury-flats.php
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 3, 2013: Houses of Parliament and River Thames, London, England

DrFumblefinger ·
 One of the most iconic images of England is that of the Houses of Parliament (House of Lords and House of Commons), and its famous clock tower (Big Ben).  Situated in the heart of London, for centuries the site of British government and...
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Laughter Set in Stone: Fun with Statues

PHeymont ·
This is a hold-up! This fellow (and a companion on the other side of the door) carry the weight at building entrance on Stromgaten, near Bergen, Norway rail station. Historically, statues have served a variety of serious purposes: to honor the...
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$240 NY-London, LA $320: Norwegian Air

PHeymont ·
Norwegian Air Shuttle, a low-cost carrier that has begun flying trans-Atlantic from Oslo now plans to offer service by this summer to NYC and LA from London Gatwick. The announced fares are $240 each way to NY and $320 to LA--less than half the cost...
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Londonist's 10 Art Exhibitions To Look Forward To In 2014.

PortMoresby ·
Today's newsletter arrived from Londonist with this excellent list for gallery-goers: http://tinyurl.com/lvwgby4 The site is a good one for finding more off-beat things to do in London, for all you offbeat characters (and wannabes).  Also...
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London In 1927, Recreated Shot For Shot.

PortMoresby ·
Londonist again.  I didn't know there were color films in 1927.  Watch this fantastic short film and the recreation, shot by shot, in modern London.  Even the sound track is wonderful.  Hit it! I should add, while I watched, I...
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London claims honors for most-visited city...again!

PHeymont ·
  MasterCard Global Destinations Index   Based on projections for the rest of this year, London is again claiming victory over arch-rivals Paris and Bangkok for the title of most-visited city. It's held the honor 5 times in 7 years,...
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Strictly for the Birds...

PHeymont ·
Plaza de Armas, San Juan—a popular al fresco restaurant for pigeons   I’m sure there must be some place without birds, but I haven’t been there. And everywhere I have been, the birds have caught my attention, sometimes to the...
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Airbnb's stunt: floating a house on the Thames

PHeymont ·
This is not your regular houseboat. It's a complete two-bedroom residence complete with a lawn, a tree and a doghouse. Airbnb built it on a barge for publicity to celebrate the recent Deregulation Act that lets Londoners legally rent out their homes...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 14, 2015: Visiting the Shard, London

Non Stop Destination ·
  I've lived in London for the past 5 years and watched, with great anticipation, the Shard being built from its foundations to one of the tallest buildings in Europe. The Shard stands proud as a new addition to the London skyline, and 2 years...
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Eurostar to get faster, more comfortable

PHeymont ·
The new seats in standard class   Big changes are coming for the Eurostar trains that link Paris, Brussels, Lille and other French cities to London with 17 new trains that will start service by the end of the year.   A little taste of the...
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The Space Race from the Soviet Side Displayed at London's Science Museum

Travel Rob ·
There's an exhibition at the London Science museum called Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age." It has technology that put the first dog, man and woman into orbit on display and most of it has never seen outside of Russia,   There...
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London Gatwick Airport Has Busiest Month Ever

Travel Rob ·
    Photo of Gatwick Car Parking: Wikimedia Commons, Author Mary and Angus Hogg London Gatwick announced the busiest month in its history with more than 4.53 million passengers traveling through the airport in August. This was an...
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German director for British Museum

PHeymont ·
For the first time since the middle of Queen Victoria's reign, a non-Briton has been tapped as director of the British Museum. He's Hartwig Fischer, director the Dresden's City Art Collections. Ironically, the man he will replace is moving to Berlin...
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How to assemble a 787 Dreamliner in 4 minutes

PHeymont ·
  Well, actually not really, but this time-lapse video lets you see the whole process from beginning to end at super-speed (faster than a speeding plane.... etc.) as Boeing builds a 787-9 for British Airways.   British Airways posted the...
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Qantas plans 19-hour nonstop, London to Perth

PHeymont ·
Qantas, Australia's flag carrier is planning to offer first-ever non-stop service to the UK with a planned route between London and Perth. At just under 9,000 miles, it would be the world's longest flight.   The airline plans to fly the route...
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Eurostar expands routes for winter skiing

PHeymont ·
If cruisers are dreaming of Caribbean warmth for the coming winter (see item above), skiiers are already thinking of freshly-packed powder and warm drinks after...so now, in the heat of summer, we are seeing the winter services being announced.  ...
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London Delays All Night Tube

Travel Rob ·
London Underground's plan for an all-night service on Friday and Saturday on 5 key lines has been delayed. The launch was supposed to be this September 12. They want to settle their dispute with the train drivers over pay and conditions...
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French Embassy in London Fights to Block Tycoon's Basement Car Museum

Travel Rob ·
            Tower Bridge inLondon/Photo by DrFumblefinger   The French government has called Jon Hunt's plans for a car museum in a new mega-basement in his mansion a...
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Good news, bad news on UNESCO's world heritage

PHeymont ·
The good news: The Great Barrier Reef is no longer one of the most endangered World Heritage sites. The bad news: a number of World Heritage sites in the Middle East have been damaged or destroyed either by ISIS or general war damage. And the worst...
 
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