Tagged With "art"

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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

GarryRF ·
Some "modern art" leaves me cold but that image is thought provoking and lets the mind wander - as it has yours ! Nice piece DrF !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

PHeymont ·
Stunning...and hard to imagine a better place for it. Curious: how big is it? In the close-up I get the impression they could be full-size boats?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, they are all full size boats. Say an average of 4 meters (13 ft) each? Vegas is becoming a great place to see modern art.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

PortMoresby ·
The word "audacious" comes to mind and, I think, appropriately. I think it's always been one of Art's jobs to make the viewer's say "What the hell?", and public art of this scale especially. It makes one want to meet the person whose mind conceived it. Good work, Nancy Rubins. ("crafted" indeed, DrF.)
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Re: The Murals of Winnipeg Pt 1

Travel Rob ·
Great piece! Those murals are incredible!
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Re: The Murals of Winnipeg Pt 1

TravelingCanuck ·
Thanks. What is nice is that most murals has some link to the cultural, ethnic or historical aspect of Winnipeg. They show a diverse cross-section of the life of the city over the years.
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Re: The Murals of Winnipeg Pt 1

PHeymont ·
Looking forward to Part 2...some of the ones you've showed us here are incredible.
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Re: The Murals of Winnipeg Pt 1

TravelingCanuck ·
Thank you. If my schedule is good I will be back to Winnipeg in the fall sometime and plan to do more for a part 2.
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Re: Museum Island, Berlin (Where Gumbo was #271)

GarryRF ·
An amazing collection of sculpture. Worth a few days exploring the Museums alone. Fly Liverpool to Berlin with Ryanair return ticket for a 2 day trip. £105. Serious thoughts ......
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Re: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA

DrFumblefinger ·
No boomerangs?
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Re: Sept. 30, 2018: Murals of Santurce, Puerto Rico

PortMoresby ·
While it was a perfectly nice neighborhood when I lived in Santurce, what a pleasant difference almost 50 years can make!
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Re: The Ancient, Erotic Temples of Khajuraho

GarryRF ·
For the artists models to hold that pose long enough to do a stone carving was a feat of endurance far greater than completing a marathon ! Interesting blog showing that history can be both entertaining and meaningful.
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Re: The Ancient, Erotic Temples of Khajuraho

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating place, Anna! Thanks for sharing it with us! Love the top photo of the temple complex at dusk.
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Re: The Ancient, Erotic Temples of Khajuraho

Anna Phipps ·
Thanks for commenting and glad that you enjoyed the post! Yes, imagine posing for a stone carving! I hadn't thought of it like that but was amazed by the quality and detail of the work. I find history really amazing and understanding about the history and meaning behind things like ancient temples and historical architecture makes the visit much more interesting for me. Originally Posted by GarryRF: For the artists models to hold that pose long enough to do a stone carving was a feat of...
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Re: Madrid's Banco de Espana Building: Where Gumbo Was (#45)

HistoryDigger ·
Fascinating post. I LOVE that Pere Borrel del Caso painting.
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Re: Madrid's Banco de Espana Building: Where Gumbo Was (#45)

PHeymont ·
Here's another you might like, hanging in the Castelvecchio in Verona. It's by 15th century artist Giovanni Francesco Caroto, and is titled Boy with a Drawing. I've thought it wouldn't be out of place in Mad magazine... It appeared on TravelGumbo in a blog I did on Verona .
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Re: Madrid's Banco de Espana Building: Where Gumbo Was (#45)

HistoryDigger ·
Now that's postmodern and...well...freaky. Yup--Mad Magazine, for sure.
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Re: Madrid's Banco de Espana Building: Where Gumbo Was (#45)

DrFumblefinger ·
I had the same thought, HistoryDigger! That guy is one of Alfred E Neuman's ancestors.
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Re: Madrid's Banco de Espana Building: Where Gumbo Was (#45)

HistoryDigger ·
Oh, for sure! Definite DNA match. (p.s. I couldn't access your article from the Verona hyperlink.)
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Re: Madrid's Banco de Espana Building: Where Gumbo Was (#45)

Travel Rob ·
HistoryDigger Try this link. https://www.travelgumbo.com/blo...han-romeo-and-juliet
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Re: More Art under Your Feet

DrFumblefinger ·
I usually keep my eyes up, but do glance down from time to time. These are on the sidewalk in the town of Banff. Probably not functional manhole covers, but "art under the feet".
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Re: More Art under Your Feet

PHeymont ·
Those are not just beautiful, but functional in another way...if not as utility covers, then as guides for pedestrians. Do all the streets have them?
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Re: More Art under Your Feet

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: Those are not just beautiful, but functional in another way...if not as utility covers, then as guides for pedestrians. Do all the streets have them? The streets crossing the main street in Banff (Banff Ave) have them, although I don't believe all the streets in town have them. I expect they're just up on the main pedestrian areas of town. But I agree, they are nicely done.
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Re: More Art under Your Feet

Travel Rob ·
In Tokyo, They also use the covers for Fire Hydrants,something I haven't noticed before
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Re: More Art under Your Feet

Travel Rob ·
Thanks to you Paul, I'm now taking a lot of photos of manhole covers and birds on statues. Really some interesting things I never paid much mind to before. Here's a couple more manhole covers. I'll add the my statue birds on your next story. In Oslo Fire Hydrant in Tokyo
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Re: Over There! Poster perspectives of World War I

Jonathan L ·
I saw a wonderful exhibit of WW I propaganda at The Getty Museum when I visited over the Christmas break. Posters, newspapers and other "memorabilia (?).
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Re: Over There! Poster perspectives of World War I

Dr.Y ·
Hope they stay in Museums
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Re: South Beach Miami - A walk through Art Deco History

PHeymont ·
I'm notoriously not a fan of Florida, but I love Moderne and Deco...and you've given me possibly the only reason to put a trip to Florida on my list... Thanks!
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Re: South Beach Miami - A walk through Art Deco History

Travel Rob ·
Jonathan, you did a fantastic job at showing South Beach! It really lives up to it's hype. One thing I love about Miami is Downtown,South Beach and the Airport are all an easy drive from each other. I'm curious too about your impressions of Downtown? It's experiencing one of the biggest construction booms in the country. Paul, say it ain't so that your not a fan of Florida!It's like California in the fact that the state is very diverse .You can love parts of the state and dislike others.
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Re: South Beach Miami - A walk through Art Deco History

DrFumblefinger ·
An interesting and well presented photo-tour of a place I'd like to spend a little time at. I've only visited South Beach once and that was for a very brief stay. I'd like to savor this great architecture. Thanks, Jonathan!
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Re: South Beach Miami - A walk through Art Deco History

PortMoresby ·
Quite a renaissance since I was last there in 1970, working in Bal Harbour. At that time no one I knew ventured south of the Fontainebleau. It's wonderful to see.
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Re: South Beach Miami - A walk through Art Deco History

Jonathan L ·
I didn't get to Downtown this time. The last time I was there (about 6 years ago) I was not really impressed. The overhead highway made the area feel dingy (thank you "urban renewal"). There is an art museum downtown that I remember liking (The Perez Art museum, I think). The thing is, it was right in the heart of the 2008/10 crash and almost all construction in south FL had come to a screeching halt. Entire buildings were empty. So what is there now is not what I would have seen then.
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Re: South Beach Miami - A walk through Art Deco History

Travel Rob ·
I was in Downtown Miami two times about five years ago and then two years ago. The difference was staggering. I've heard the last two years have even seen more of a transpotation becoming much more residential
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Re: South Beach Miami - A walk through Art Deco History

IslandMan ·
Art-Deco is my favorite form of architecture....thanks for the tour
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Re: Love-lorn lock-hangers keep Paris busy

Travel Rob ·
As Kingtikitaki showed, South Korea has the right idea. Make certain areas where people can put the love locks, so they don't put them everywhere. Trying to stop them, is just not working.
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Re: My Favourite City in Malaysia, George Town.

Travel Rob ·
Great informative blog with terrific photos Janey Mae! Welcome to TravelGumbo! The street art of George Town looks amazing.
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Re: My Favourite City in Malaysia, George Town.

TravelingCanuck ·
Very good post. Looks like an interesting place. That's the beauty of getting negative opinions about someplace from others. You get to be pleasantly surprised when it turns out not to be so bad. For my wife and I it was Paris in the late 80s. So many people said how unpleasant it was. When we went there we had such a great time we extended our stay another 3 nights. We cannot wait to return again.
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Re: My Favourite City in Malaysia, George Town.

Travel Luver ·
Great piece!
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Re: My Favourite City in Malaysia, George Town.

DrFumblefinger ·
Great travel story! I'm also a fan of getting a little lost in most cities I try to visit. It's while wandering around not knowing where you are that your senses get more engaged and you take in so much more detail. Welcome to TravelGumbo. I want more!!!!
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Re: The Murals of Winnipeg Pt 1

DrFumblefinger ·
Very informative and interesting post, TravelingCanuck! I lived in Winnipeg for about a dozen years during my teens and early 20s, and go back often to visit my elderly father who still lives there in a retirement home. I've seen some of the street art in the city, but not these very interesting murals. I note on the Valour mural photos there appears to be white stuff falling from the sky. This could, of course, happen almost any time of year in Winnipeg. Anyways, thanks for sharing and hope...
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Re: The Murals of Winnipeg Pt 1

TravelingCanuck ·
You are correct. I was there mid April and there was a light dusting of snow falling. I will be back in the fall or new year again and plan on checking out more murals for a part 2.
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Re: July 29, 2016: Still Life with Remnants

DrFumblefinger ·
Like the photo, PHeymont, but am surprised to see cigarette butts in a cafe photo from Europe. Is this one from the archives.
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Re: July 29, 2016: Still Life with Remnants

PHeymont ·
This is from summer of 2013. The disappearance of public smoking in Europe is slow and uneven; when the picture was taken, it was still allowed on the open terrace of the cafe. This summer, in England, I was surprised to note how much it persists there.
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Re: July 29, 2016: Still Life with Remnants

GarryRF ·
If you smoke under the open sky in New York is it not permitted ?
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Re: July 29, 2016: Still Life with Remnants

PHeymont ·
In fewer and fewer places, Garry. Not in parks, not within a specified distance of building doorways (to keep the smell and butts away from tenants, pupils, etc.) and not in outdoor cafes.
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Re: Visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Travel Rob ·
Wonderful information Jonathan!
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Re: Visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art

PHeymont ·
Thanks! I really liked the strategies for bringing a huge museum down to size. Too many people skip large museums because of their size, or only see the most famous pieces, not the ones they are most interested in...
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Re: The Huntington, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo Was)

GarryRF ·
Once again - an excellent introduction to the Gardens and Museums of America. Loved the photo's too. Must have taken some time putting them all together. Thank you.
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Re: The Huntington, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo Was)

Travel Rob ·
Great piece! The Huntington is one of my favorite places in the LA area and also pretty close to another one of my favorite spots ther , the beautiful racetrack, Santa Anita. As far as smog goes in LA , it really has gotten a lot better since I was a kid but still can be a shock to people.
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Re: The Huntington, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo Was)

GarryRF ·
Smog in LA ? It doesn't mention that in the travel guides !
 
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