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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 20: Roman France

DrFumblefinger ·
Looks like the setting for a Haunted House. Appropriate with Halloween just around the corner.
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Re: La Chocolatta, Puenta Arenas, Chile

Ron B. ·
Visited the city as a port stop 28 January 2003. Cloudy when we arrived but soon the rain pounded us. Here's a pic of the maid's room in the Museo Regional Braun Menedez. A really outstanding lunch was at the Hotel Jose Nogueira's La Pergola restaurant while the rain showered its glass roof.
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Re: La Chocolatta, Puenta Arenas, Chile

IslandMan ·
looks like a delectable treat...delightful!
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Re: La Chocolatta, Puenta Arenas, Chile

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by IslandMan: looks like a delectable treat...delightful! It was IslandMan! A delicious and comfortable place to get in from the cool Patagonia breezes.
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Re: Verona: More than Romeo & Juliet

Former Member ·
There are places in Verona in which you can still see the Roman cart wheel ruts cut into the paving stones. We found that evocative and fascinating. Seeing physical evidence while on vacation from ages past gives the expression "time trip" new meaning.
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Re: Verona: More than Romeo & Juliet

PHeymont ·
True...Verona is one of those cities where you can feel past and present in the same moment. It's a bit like the Allen Ginsberg quote that reflects my fascination with Paris: "You can't escape the past in Paris, and yet what's so wonderful about it is that the past and present intermingle so intangibly that it doesn't seem to burden."
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Re: Verona: More than Romeo & Juliet

PortMoresby ·
For garden lovers, one of the best-preserved renaissance gardens in Italy, the Giardini Giusti: http://www.zainoo.com/en/italy...rona/giardini-giusti
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Re: Verona: More than Romeo & Juliet

rbciao ·
Verona was definitely a highlight of our 2012 pilgrimage to the "old country." The city was modern and old at the same time. People watching in the Piazza Bra was like having a peak into the living room of the Veronese. It seems like a place on a secondary travel network: like a place to go after you've seen the "big 3." This trip was a return after not stopping here since 1982 and we were very pleased. The sites were interesting, the people were friendly, and the gelato was first-rate.
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #11: The Arena of Arles and the World of Rome

Travel Rob ·
PHeymont-What a spectacular answer page to the puzzle!
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #11: The Arena of Arles and the World of Rome

PortMoresby ·
The remains of Rome are great to see, it cannot be denied, but it's those lovely little bridges that will be the target when I go to Arles. And I will, no doubt. The village within the walls reminds me of the "anfiteatro" in Lucca Italy. It was filled by houses until the 19th century when it was cleared, leaving the ring of buildings on the perimeter and creating the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro. I had the good fortune of renting a large apartment in the perimeter ring of buildings, overlooking...
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #11: The Arena of Arles and the World of Rome

PHeymont ·
When you get to Arles, you may want to look at another bridge, this one crossing the Rhone. The clip below is from this website , which also has several other side-by-side comparisons of his paintings and today. The bridge here is modified or replaced, but the steps and the walk along the Rhone have not. And here's another image from my visit, looking down the Canal d'Arles from near the Langlois Bridge (the official name of the "Van Gogh Bridge.")
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #11: The Arena of Arles and the World of Rome

PortMoresby ·
Thanks again, PHeymont. I'll certainly be back for more tips before I go to Arles. This website is becoming dangerous!
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Verona: More than Romeo & Juliet

PHeymont ·
  Verona from the hills, looking toward St. Anastasia and the Ponte Pietra   My visit to Verona last summer was almost an accident—but a lucky one. It wasn’t on the original plan for our three weeks in Northern Italy, but online...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 18, 2015: A Rainy Morning at Point Arena

PortMoresby ·
  Leaving Elk on the Mendocino County coast, I turned left onto California Highway 1 and drove south under a heavier-than-foggy sky.  The plan was to make a couple of stops for pictures, then turn inland and head into wine country for an...
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La Chocolatta, Puenta Arenas, Chile

DrFumblefinger ·
  Situated on Chile's southern coast, just north of Tierra del Fuego, the small city of Puenta Arenas is well off the main tourist paths in South America.  The city is the capital of Chilean Patagonia as it is a gateway to Torres del Paine,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 20: Roman France

PHeymont ·
Dramatic night light gives an eerie look to the Roman Arena in Nimes, France. Built around 70 AD, when Gaul, as France was called, was an important trading area of the Roman Empire. After the fall of Rome, it was, like many other structures, put to...
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The Vancouver Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some beautiful views of Vancouver from the Lookout Tower atop the Harbour Centre.
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Exploring the Patagonian Fjordlands: 1) The Australis

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares his experiences exploring the fjords of Tierra del Fuego in the first of a series of posts about a journey on the Chilean vessel, Australis.
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Where Gumbo Was #11: The Arena of Arles and the World of Rome

PHeymont ·
 For Where in the World is Gumbo #11, Gumbo traveled to the Roman arena of Arles, in southern France. This puzzle produced a record number of responses…more than a score on the page where guessers went to great lengths to get it...
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Building Big: huge arena projects for Barcelona and Verona

PHeymont ·
A new stadium for FC Barcelona, built around the existing field, and a competition for design of a removable retractable roof for Verona's ancient arena.
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Re: The Vancouver Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre

Samantha ·
It was amazing and the views were incredible. It made me want to enjoy the same experience at other revolving restaurants. Thanks for the comments and anniversary wishes.
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Re: The Vancouver Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre

DrFumblefinger ·
As many times as I've visited Vancouver, I've never been to the top of this tower. Will have to make a point of doing so when I'm next there on a clear day. Vancouver is perhaps the most beautiful city in the world (I know, many places are), but the setting is absolutely magnificent. Sadly, it's been overpopulated and is now one of the most expensive cities in North America. But it still is lovely, as your blog so clearly shows. Thanks, Samantha!
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Re: The Vancouver Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre

Travel Rob ·
Thanks for all the information Samantha! Amazing views of a beautiful city. I want to get back there someday.
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Re: The Vancouver Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre

TravelingCanuck ·
So glad that you and Gene had a good time. Vancouver is a beautiful city but as the good Doctor mentioned it has become overpopulated and expensive. Looks like you had some very nice weather though. Dining in the tower is a great way to enjoy the view. The last time I did that was in the early 80s. Happy belated Anniversary as well.
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Plaza de Toros, Seville

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger stops by Seville's famous bullfighting arena, one of the oldest in Spain. While losing popularity with the younger generation, the sport remains popular in this region.
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Re: La Chocolatta, Puenta Arenas, Chile

Ron B. ·
Never had the chocolates but had a good laugh.
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