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Re: Wadsworth Atheneum - Hartford CT

Paul Heymont ·
Nice! We've also enjoyed the Wadsworth...which makes a nice break in a trip between NY and Boston, as well. It's also hosted some interesting temporary exhibits that have made it worth a trip of its own.
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Re: Some Street Art from Ljubljana

George G. ·
Correct about the Adam and Eve piece by Slovene sculptor Jackov Brodar. Wonder what reward Eve promised Adam if he took a bite too.
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Re: Some Street Art from Ljubljana

Paul Heymont ·
Probably an iPhone...
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Re: Touring Maryland's Scenic Eastern Shore

GarryRF ·
Good to see Robert Morris gets a mention in your blog. He financed the War of Independence with his fortune. Signed the Declaration of Independence. And formed the Bank of America. He did well for a Local - born a mile from my own Birthplace - here in Liverpool UK
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Re: Touring Maryland's Scenic Eastern Shore

PortMoresby ·
The bank that Morris was associated with was the Bank of North America. Bank of America originated in the early 20th c. in California. Poor old Morris spent several of his last years in debtors' prison and was buried in his brother-in-law's family plot without ceremony. Wikipedia: "Robert Morris holds the curious distinction as the only Founding Father whose house is a national memorial, but his life is not interpreted at the site."
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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: 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

Paul Heymont ·
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: J. M. W. Turner in San Francisco

Paul Heymont ·
I see that it started at the Tate, and has been at the Getty...and much as I'd love to join you in SF, I'm too booked up between now and September. Do you know if it will visit other museums in the U.S.?
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Re: J. M. W. Turner in San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: Do you know if it will visit other museums in the U.S.? I have no idea. Enlighten us, please, Pheymont.
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Re: J. M. W. Turner in San Francisco

Paul Heymont ·
I’ve been searching and found nothing…I hoped perhaps someone else had information! Tomorrow I will call the DeYoung and ask.
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Re: J. M. W. Turner in San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
Don't let them hear that capital D in de Young. If you change your mind and visit SF before July 19th, you can hop over to the Legion of Honor and catch the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection show, too.
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Re: J. M. W. Turner in San Francisco

DrFumblefinger ·
It sounds appealing but I also have a summer of commitments... But please do report back on what you find, PM! I love Turner's work.
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Re: Van Gogh comes to Airbnb: $10 a night

PortMoresby ·
Link to the listing: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10981658?s=9qhtAoOY
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Re: Kiku: The Art of Japanese Gardening at NY Botanical Gardens

Paul Heymont ·
I've never been long on botanical knowledge, sadly, but I've come to love walking through serious gardens, including the Brooklyn Botanic, almost in my backyard. Now you've given me something new to look for there!
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Re: Willis Tower and Our Skydeck Experience—Chicago

Paul Heymont ·
I haven't been on this one, but I have gone to a few, including Empire State and the old World Trade Center in NY. I always enjoy the view, but if there's an open observation area, I find myself with small chills and odd feelings in my legs as if I were going to fall...no matter how secure it is! So for me, it's the view plus a thrill ride!
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Re: Willis Tower and Our Skydeck Experience—Chicago

DrFumblefinger ·
I've been to the Hancock tower in Chicago, but not the Sears tower (I like that name better to). The views sure are spectacular. As for me, I'll admire the view without going into the skybox, thank you very much!
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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

Paul Heymont ·
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: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 25, 2014: Nail Art, Toronto, Canada

Paul Heymont ·
The nail sculpture, and especially the last picture, remind me a bit of El Anatsui's work, a visual fabric composed of commonplace elements. Fabulous! I did a little looking, and was able to find the artist, David Partridge. The work is called Metropolis, and uses more than 100,000 nails. If you drop a coin into it at the top, apparently, the coin will find a path to the bottom, making random music as it goes! Here's some more about it
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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: Hackescher Markt and Hofe, Berlin: Where Gumbo Was #72

HistoryDigger ·
Lovely. I KNEW I'd seen this Gumbo puzzler before but couldn't place it. Thanks for this article about a fascinating location in Berlin. We had a great time this this summer and last. Full of enticing shops and art installations.
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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)

Paul Heymont ·
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: Philly's "Rocky Steps" Endangered?

DrFumblefinger ·
PHeymont, as any true fan of the Rocky movies knows, the first time Rocky tackles the steps he does not run. He ascends them at the speed of a sick sloth climbing a tree. The running comes after he has trained for his title fight with Apollo Creed. I think it is the transformation that appeals to many of the movies fans. I'd kind of like these steps preserved, part of Philly and movie culture.
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Re: Philly's "Rocky Steps" Endangered?

Paul Heymont ·
Believe it or not, I'm one of the few people around who has not seen Rocky, or any of the sequels! So now I know...
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Re: Philly's "Rocky Steps" Endangered?

Travel Rob ·
What's amazing to me, more than Rocky, was how it came about. Sylvester Stallone turned down big money for his script because Hollywood wanted it without him being Rocky. And he was broke at the time. He stuck to his guns and eventually got to star in Rocky, becoming a huge movie star. Incredible that he had that much confidence in himself. http://www.philly.com/philly/b...-could-be-Rocky.html
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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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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 18, 2015: The Winged Lion of Venice

DrFumblefinger ·
    The winged lion is a symbol you see everywhere in Venice -- palaces, flags, statues -- everywhere.  It seemed a somewhat unusual mascot for a seafaring power and made me wonder what the origin to the symbol was.  Turns out the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 6, 2013: The Brooklyn Museum...and Neighbors

Paul Heymont ·
Here’s the Brooklyn Museum, in a night view that has the dramatic lighting of a linen-era postcard. The museum is a world-class collection that doesn't get noticed as much as it should because it lives in the shadow of Manhattan’s...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 20, 2015: Musee d'Orsay Clock, Paris

IslandMan ·
    Paris is well known for its architectural splendor, and one highlight I experienced was a visit to the Musee d'Orsay , situated on the left bank of the Seine.  It is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway...
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Ten Top Art Shows for 2015

Paul Heymont ·
If you're one of those people (I am) who sometimes picks a travel destination because of a spate of good exhibits, here's some help or temptation from The Guardian (UK). They've published a list of ten good ones for 2015, scattered across Europe,...
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Where Gumbo was #85)

Jonathan L ·
    In addition its contributions to the performing arts Los Angeles is also home to the largest art museum in the Western United States – The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Located on Wilshire Blvd just east of Fairfax Ave....
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San Juan: Two Markets, Old and New

Paul Heymont ·
As Gumbo readers know by now, a lot of us who write these pieces are suckers for markets, large and small, wherever we go. If an army travels on its stomach, an army of bloggers stocks up at the public market.   So, on our recent trip to Puerto...
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South Beach Miami - A walk through Art Deco History

Jonathan L ·
  South Miami Beach is probably one of the most photographed cities in the United States. It is home to what may be the densest collection of art deco architecture in the United States. It is hard to find something new to say, in fact, when I...
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