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Re: Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington (Where Gumbo was #285)

Neil McAleer ·
Beautiful, Lester! Esp. 6, 8, and 10c. A "MUST" destination for me now. How are you after all these years? Best wishes to all! Neil
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Re: Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington (Where Gumbo was #285)

DrFumblefinger ·
Terrific destination and a wonderful puzzle. Enjoyed this one.
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Re: Top 7 Things to do in Avalon – Catalina Island

PHeymont ·
I've never really had Catalina on my list, but it's been in my head for nearly 60 years since the Four Preps song told me that "26 miles across the sea, Santa Catalina is waiting for me..." For any others who remember (or would like to), here's a YouTube link...
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Re: Top 7 Things to do in Avalon – Catalina Island

Travel Rob ·
Thanks Samantha, great report! I'm from Southern California and I sure miss going to Catalina. My favorite thing has to be watching the flying fish as you take the ferry across. They used to rent motorboats to go around the island yourself, which was cool. Do they still do that?
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Re: Top 7 Things to do in Avalon – Catalina Island

DrFumblefinger ·
I only visited Catalina once in the ~25 years I lived in Southern California, but I remember it being exactly as you describe it -- a quieter place that's well away from the glam, glitz and adrenaline-paced speed of the mainland. We also did an island tour and enjoyed that. Mr. Wrigley introduced a herd of bison on to the island which are still very popular.
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Re: Top 7 Things to do in Avalon – Catalina Island

Samantha ·
Thanks for the comments everyone. Loved the song! Hadn't heard it for a LONG time. Not being near the ocean is the hardest thing (besides missing family/friends) about being in CO. But that's what vacations are for, right? Thanks again all.
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Re: Top 7 Things to do in Avalon – Catalina Island

Mytraveledroad ·
As many times that I've been to Southern Cal haven't had the opportunity to make it here.
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Re: Big boom in glass-bottom bridges

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, but no thanks!
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Re: Big boom in glass-bottom bridges

PHeymont ·
I'm with you there...I love spectacular views as much as the next guy, but when I'm looking down a long way I feel nervous chills...add that to a swaying bridge, and I'm, well, not there!
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

Jonathan L ·
Thanks for this. Ireland is definitely on my list for "someday"
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

DrFumblefinger ·
You will enjoy it, Jonathan, as did we! Dublin is great and there are many wonderful places in the country but my favorite single region was Dingle and the Dingle peninsula. It's amazingly beautiful and incredibly historic.
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

GarryRF ·
Certainly looks bright and colourful. Guess you were there in the Summer time. Always good to see a recommend for accommodation from a genuine visitor ! Thanks for the great views too. Maybe we should name the Camera we travel with ?
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comments, Garry. I was in Dingle in October, but we had nice weather. And it was unusually sunny, which was appreciated and made for more interesting photography. Snow is rare in southwestern Ireland because of the warming effect of the Gulf Stream. So while it rarely gets really warm, it rarely gets really cold. One camera? Who travels with only one camera Garry? I thought you've have learned to travel with twins by now!
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

IslandMan ·
Looks like a beautiful place to visit, DrF...especially for a photographic adventure...I think I'll be checking out Ryannair's deals again...
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

Dr.Y ·
Looks like a beautiful and calm place. Like your colorful photos!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 24, 2013: Madonna and Child, Chartes Cathedral, France

Dr.Y ·
Merry Christmas to you all
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 24, 2013: Madonna and Child, Chartes Cathedral, France

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, Dr.Y. Same to you and your lovely family!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar 10, 2014: Fiori di Como, The Bellagio, Las Vegas

GarryRF ·
I love staying in Harrahs in Vegas. I get control of the TV. She looks out the window at the Bellagio - for the water and music show !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar 10, 2014: Fiori di Como, The Bellagio, Las Vegas

DrFumblefinger ·
Well, when you're in Vegas for your anniversary sometime GarryRF, spring for the Bellagio for even just one night and let your beloved wife see the fountain show from that side of the street! I enjoy Vegas in small snippets -- 2-3 days every few years is about perfect. Great place to meet friends, eat well and enjoy a show. Gamble if you want, though I find it too painful to have my wallet stripped that way. I like to go there in the spring and fall so I can head into the surrounding desert...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar 10, 2014: Fiori di Como, The Bellagio, Las Vegas

GarryRF ·
After we've seen the show from the window of our hotel we have to go and watch it from the street. How do those ducks know when its time for the show ? I was so disappointed not to see one on top of a jet of water. Vegas is one of a few resorts where I can meet my son and his American family in the same hotel ! It's our anniversary in June but I'm being forced to visit Puerto Vallarta by she - "who must be obeyed" !
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Re: La Dolce Vita (Part 6) Murano and Burano

rbciao ·
Dr. Fumblefinger, Nice slideshow with great pics. We were in Venice in 2012 for 6 or 7 days and made an excursion to Burano as a day trip. The first thing we noticed was that tourism has reached the tiny island. There was a new docking station for the vaporetti and all sorts of kiosks selling the usual stuff. The first time we were there was in 2008 and it was a sleepy island that time seemed to forget. In fact, we came across four elderly ladies sitting on a bench gabbing and knitting. I...
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Re: La Dolce Vita (Part 6) Murano and Burano

DrFumblefinger ·
Great memories, rbciao! I'd like to head back to Burano some day, maybe spend 2-3 days there, just kicking back and enjoying the ambiance. We were there in May and it was not at all heavily touristed at that time, though certainly the shops were there to lighten the load of your Euro heavy wallet! Their lace was truly beautiful and my wife just couldn't resist!
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Re: La Dolce Vita (Part 6) Murano and Burano

rbciao ·
I would like to also stay on Burano if I could find a place with air conditioning.
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The Amazing Gothic Church of Sainte-Chapelle

DrFumblefinger ·
  Not nearly as large, well-known or frequently visited as its big sister just a few blocks away (the famous and ancient Notre-Dame Basilica), Sainte-Chapelle was hands down my favorite church in Paris.   Sainte-Chapelle (sant-shah-pel) is...
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Wearable technology finding a niche for air crews

PHeymont ·
More and more technology is coming in wearable form: watches from Apple and Samsung, Google Glass, and more to come. And airlines and other aviation companies are starting to see a place for it onboard.   Instead of using a wired phone to contact...
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Mar. 5, 2017: Casa Alcaldía, Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L shows us this 1840s stained-glass flamboyan tree, the largest secular artwork in Puerto Rico at the time.
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A Tour of Stained Glass in Old San Juan

Jonathan L ·
Old San Juan has a wealth of gorgeous stained glass in a variety of styles. Jonathan L shows us some of the best.
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Feb: 25, 2017 - Banco Popular, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L. takes us to see a huge and gorgeous stained-glass window at Banco Popular, connecting to the island's long history.
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Glass Beach, Mendocino County, California

Travel Rob ·
Glass Beach is more impressive than many reviews claim—see why!
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Top 7 Things to do in Avalon – Catalina Island

Samantha ·
  Living in southern California for most of my life, I have spent a few weekends in Catalina. It’s only a short hour hour boat ride from Long Beach, but it seems like a world away. I love that it is so small and everyone gets around on golf...
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China Opens Glass Bottom Bridge at the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

Travel Rob ·
            Dr Y's Photo of Zhangjiajie National Park   China has opened up a 600-feet-high, 1000 foot long glass bottomed suspension bridge at the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon in Shiniuzhai National...
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Big boom in glass-bottom bridges

PHeymont ·
Glass-bottomed bridges with spectacular views seem to be a real trend these days. Germany has just opened a new one across the Geierlay canyon, and the Chinese bridge Gumbo reported on last week is so busy officials have had to cap access to it....
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Dec. 3, 2017: Chihuly Gardens, Seattle Washington

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L shares some of the work on exhibit at the Chihuly Glass and Garden in Seattle Washington.
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Chihuly Glass and Gardens, Seattle Washington

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visits Dale Chihuly's museum of blown glass in Seattle WA
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 24, 2013: Madonna and Child, Chartes Cathedral, France

DrFumblefinger ·
 Today's highlighted photo(s) come from one of the finest Gothic cathedrals in Europe, Chartres, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Chartres was built in the 12th century and is unique because it was constructed and furnished...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar 10, 2014: Fiori di Como, The Bellagio, Las Vegas

DrFumblefinger ·
  In a city famous for its glitz and glamour, the Bellagio resort stands out for its beautiful architecture and art.  Famous for its musical fountain show on the Strip and its wonderful Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, the Bellagio...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 6) Murano and Burano

DrFumblefinger ·
(The canals of Murano) Venice is just an “island community” (actually it’s an amalgamation of 100 smaller islands) in the shallow brackish waters of the Laguna Veneta.  There are several other island communities in this...
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the beautiful Gallerie Victor Emanuelle, the oldest and most beautiful shopping mall in Milan.
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Tacoma — Water, a little history and lots of Glass!

DrFumblefinger ·
   Tacoma is a city I’ve driven through numerous times but never thought much about.  I was aware it was a port city situated on Puget Sound, and that it had a huge dome (Tacoma Dome) just off the I-5 freeway. I knew Tacoma is...
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A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

DrFumblefinger ·
 Dingle (in Irish,  An Daingean ) is the main town on the Dingle peninsula in County Kerry, with a population of around 1500 people. The Dingle Peninsula sits on Ireland's west coast just north of the Ivernaugh Peninsula (i.e. Ring of...
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Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington (Where Gumbo was #285)

Lestertheinvestor ·
LestertheInvestor shares a visit to Tacoma's fascinating Museum of Glass, which was the mystery destination for this week's travel puzzle.
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Re: The Amazing Gothic Church of Sainte-Chapelle

jwich ·
My all-time favorite also.
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Re: Glass Beach, Mendocino County, California

Marilyn Jones ·
That's the most sea glass I've ever seen on a beach. A treasure in and of itself! Beautiful photos!
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Re: Dec. 3, 2017: Chihuly Gardens, Seattle Washington

George G. ·
Jonathan, after viewing your story, I thought, Wait A Minute, I've seen similar glass sculptures at the Atlantis Casino on Paradise Island when I took my daughter's family there on holiday. I went back in my photo folders and sure enough, both sculptures were done by Chihuly.
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