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controversial architecture? - Parasol Sevilla

JohnT ·
controversial architecture? - Parasol Sevilla
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Re: Gallery. The Getty Villa. 1) The facility

Travel Rob ·
Great photos! Is the cafeteria still in the courtyard? My love of art museums began as a teenager with the Getty in Malibu.Although i've seen a lot of museums since ,it really does rank right up there with the worlds best.
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Re: Charlottesville, Virginia: Land of Presidents

GarryRF ·
I've spent many days exploring the early times of the Du Pont family around Delaware and Pennsylvania. Explore the old homes and gardens of the American chemical giants. Really fascinating. Chateau Country Route 52 passes thru Delaware’s Chateau Country. Many DuPont homes and estates are tucked away in the areas surrounding Greenville, Delaware and Centerville Delaware. Local residents have managed to preserve the rural character of Route 52 by controlling development. Twin Lakes Brewing...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 11, 2013: Frank Lloyd Wright's Rookery Lobby

Former Member ·
Talk about your Do Over ! What a great lobby. We will definitely try to take a tour of the rookery when we are in the area.
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Re: March 6, 2016: CCNY Grotesques

GarryRF ·
"The terra cotta gargoyles (animal-like) and grotesques (humanlike) have chipped and flaked. Some fell from their parapets and smashed into a thousand pieces." - NYTimes. http://www.nytimes.com/2002/09...ed-city-college.html
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Re: March 6, 2016: CCNY Grotesques

Jonathan L ·
Thanks for the article Garry. I am planning a longer piece on CCNY and will use the info.
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Re: Cologne Cathedral, Germany. Where Gumbo Was #83

HistoryDigger ·
One of my all-time favorites, in a town I adore. Thanks for the lovely photos. Now I can gaze at them and pretend to be back there. Sigh!
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Re: October 23, 2016: Imam Square, Esfahan, Iran

DrFumblefinger ·
Amazing architecture! Brilliant photos, Gilles.
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Re: Jan. 16, 2017: Mission Inn, Riverside, California

California Girl ·
Thanks for sharing that site. I have lived in Southern California just about my whole life and never knew of this wonderful place.
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Re: Jan. 16, 2017: Mission Inn, Riverside, California

DrFumblefinger ·
It is a very pretty place to visit or stay at. Here's a link to some outside photos of the Mission in from a prior post on TravelGumbo.
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Re: Nov. 3, 2017: Auditorio Adan Martin, Tenerife

Travel Luver ·
A rather unusual building -- nicely captured!
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Re: March 3, 2019: Palacio de Valle, Cienfuegos, Cuba

GarryRF ·
Amazing find Jonathan L. !
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Re: March 3, 2019: Palacio de Valle, Cienfuegos, Cuba

Jonathan L ·
Thank you!
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Re: March 3, 2019: Palacio de Valle, Cienfuegos, Cuba

GarryRF ·
I'm in Cuba soon Jonathan - must remember to take some pix inside buildings too !
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 11, 2013: "Stone of Twelve Angles", Cuzco, Peru

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Inca people of South America's Andes mountains were remarkable engineers.  Unlike Europeans, who used mortar to bond together large walls of brick or rock, Incas carefully shaped and chiseled stones so that they fit together perfectly!...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

DrFumblefinger ·
 Montreal is one of Canada's great cities and one of North America's oldest.  It offers many fun things to see and do and, of course, wonderful food to be enjoyed as Montreal is Canada's capital of cuisine.   One of the more interesting...
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Chicago — City of Skyscrapers & Cloud Gate

DrFumblefinger ·
Like the monolith in Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke’s monumental film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, “Cloud Gate” looks like an alien object dropped onto a terrestrial landscape (not the African Savannah, but rather into...
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Where Gumbo was #21. Tangalla Bay Resort, Tangalle, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
As was deduced by PortMoresby, Gumbo was visiting the southern coast of Sri Lanka, specifically the Tangalla Bay Resort/Hotel near the town of Tangalle.  The resort is built atop and into a steep hill that ends on a beautiful white sand beach on...
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Charlottesville, Virginia: Land of Presidents

DrFumblefinger ·
The region immediately around Charlottesville was home to three American Presidents – Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and James Madison (the 3rd, 4th and 5th Presidents of the United States) – an impressive record for any city...
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And the tallest US building goes to?

Travel Rob ·
The new One World Trade Center beats out the Sears Tower . http://travel.france24.com/con...allest-us-skyscraper
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 11, 2013: Frank Lloyd Wright's Rookery Lobby

PHeymont ·
For fans of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Chicago area is a mecca. His home and studio in Oak Park are surrounded by many houses he designed, the Robie House in Hyde Park is nearing completion of a major restoration. But visitors following the Wright trail...
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Gallery. The Getty Villa. 1) The facility

DrFumblefinger ·
  While he was despised by many during his lifetime, J.P. Getty  has left the world a wonderful legacy.  Getty was one of the world’s first billionaires who like  Bill Gates  was the richest man in the world during...
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Gallery: Signs of Prague

DrFumblefinger ·
I love to photograph (what I consider) unusual details of the cities I visit, including architecture, decorations, statues, signs and symbols.  I often find these my favorite souvenirs of that destination.   I've previously presented a...
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Prague: Fancy Rooftops, Flashy Facades

PHeymont ·
Every city has memorable buildings and unusual architectural details, but I can't think of another city with such a wealth and variety as Prague. I was struck by it on my first trip a dozen years ago, and this summer's trip reinforced the impression....
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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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World Architecture Festival: New reason to travel

PHeymont ·
If you're a fan of architecture and your bucket list of travel destinations is running low, here's a new list for you to consider: the buildings and sites that have just won prizes at the World Architecture Festival, held earlier this month in...
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Vienna: Try a walk on the ugly side

PHeymont ·
Think Vienna, and you usually come up with images of cafes with pastry and chocolate, of music and stately buildings...of maybe Harry Lime and The Third Man. But ugly? That's not usually in view.   But it's there, and a new walking tour for...
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March 6, 2016: CCNY Grotesques

Jonathan L ·
Salvaged from the razing of buildings at the City College of New York, these gothic grotesques wait on a lawn near the School of Architecture.
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January 3, 2018: The Art of Hundertwasser

George G. ·
George G shares several beautiful buildings in Germany and Austria which were created by Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
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National Building Museum, Washington D.C. (Where Gumbo was #245)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting this fascinating museum in Washington D.C. George G shares great observations and photos of his visit.
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The Getty Center, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo was #194)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the famous Getty Museum complex in West Los Angeles' Brentwood neighborhood. Famed for its beautiful architecture, wonderful art collection, magnificent gardens and stunning views of the Los Angeles skyline, it is one of the city's greatest tourist attractions.
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Nov. 3, 2017: Auditorio Adan Martin, Tenerife

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares some beautiful images and the history of the beautiful modern opera house in Santa Cruz.
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Medieval Meandering in Ghent, Belgium

Marilyn Jones ·
    The best way to see Ghent, Belgium is on foot and so there I was; following Mark, a local tour guide hired by AmaWaterways to guide a group of cruise passengers through the streets of this beautiful medieval city.    ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 21, 2015: Hotel zum Ritter, Heidelberg

PHeymont ·
  One of the few opportunities to stay at a top-flight hotel that's been around as long as Heidelberg's Hotel zum Ritter Sankt-George, or Hotel of the Knight Saint George. The building dates to 1592, and its facade is considered one of the...
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Cologne Cathedral, Germany. Where Gumbo Was #83

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting the magnificent Cathedral in Cologne, Germany.  The puzzle destination was recognized rather quickly by Roderick Simpson -- congratulations Roddy!      I first saw Cologne’s Cathedral on a...
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Doors of Charleston

DrFumblefinger ·
Besides enjoying grand panoramas of a city, I think it's good to look at the smaller things, too.  It's often these that makes a place interesting and reveal a lot about its character.  Details of architecture are among these facets,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 28, 2015: The Beauty of Santiago’s Past

Marilyn Jones ·
  At the turn of the last century, the moneyed men of Santiago, Chile traveled all over the world to research the architectural elements they wanted to use when building their grand mansions in the heart of the city.     Today these...
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The Painted Lady, Reidsville, GA

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob travels to Reidsville, Georgia to show you Georgia Folk Victorian Architecture
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May 24, 2017: Seattle Central Library, Washington

Samantha ·
A visit with Samantha to Seattle's architectural and cultural gem.
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Sept. 4 2016: Rockefeller Center Decoration

Jonathan L ·
Many people walk up and down 5th Ave. past Rockefeller Center. They look in the windows. They at the garden and at the Prometheus statue. I am not sure how many people look up at the buildings to see the decorative work built there. Originally the building and even the entrances were given different themes, and were decorated accordingly.
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July 24, 2016: Brasilia’s Stunning Architecture (Brazil)

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades shares the fascinating architecture of Brasilia, Brazil, a UNESCO World Heritage city.
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October 23, 2016: Imam Square, Esfahan, Iran

Grand Escapades ·
Persian religious architecture ranks among the most spectacular and refined. In Esfahan, you can fully grasp the uniqueness of this architecture.
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October 30, 2016: Lewisburg PA

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L stops off in Lewisburg PA, home to Bucknell University and to many houses and architectural styles that span the past 280 years.
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Jan. 16, 2017: Mission Inn, Riverside, California

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows the beautiful Mission Inn Hotel in Riverside, California
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Nov. 8, 2018: Milano Centrale railway station

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some views of Milan's busy Central train station, an example of "Fascist Architecture".
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10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit at Qatar

Jacob William ·
Qatar has a rich culmination 0f beauty, wealth & culture. Travellers across the globe get immensely attracted to this place of rich heritage & modern infrastructure & visit this annually. We assure if you are planning your next visit to Qatar, you won't be bored. This place is having such a long list of attraction that any visitor will surely feel the dilemma of picking places to visit. We have filtered down & formed this possibly ultimate list of most beautiful places in...
 
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