Tagged With "Statues"

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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 24, 2014: Statue of Oscar Wilde, Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland

Ottoman ·
DrFumblefinger... The gentleman sitting on the rock isn't holding a Guinness, that's how you can tell it's not a picture of me
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 24, 2014: Statue of Oscar Wilde, Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
So that's Oscar Wilde lying on the rock? I thought it was you, Ottoman!
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Re: New York Harbor: A visit to Lady Liberty!

IslandMan ·
I still remember passing her at 5.30am as we cruised into New York...she is beautiful, majestic and one giant world landmark!
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Re: New York Harbor: A visit to Lady Liberty!

GarryRF ·
It's good to see Liberty made a full recovery after Hurricane Sandy....
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Re: New York Harbor: A visit to Lady Liberty!

DrFumblefinger ·
Thank you for reminding us of that memorable Marilyn Monroe scene! Yes, Lady Liberty is doing well. Full recovery.
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Union Square Holiday Market - Annual New York Tradition

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband spent some time in New York City last Christmas. It was magical and they loved walking around the Union Square Holiday Market. It is a New York City tradition.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 10, 2015: Statue of Mary Tyler Moore, Minneapolis, Minneosta

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for sharing this post. I had no idea there was an MTM statue in Minneapolis. MTM show remains one of my all-time favorites. Superb writing and character development, great acting, fine story telling. Wish more shows like this were still made.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 10, 2015: Statue of Mary Tyler Moore, Minneapolis, Minneosta

Ottoman ·
I totally agree DrFumblefinger. When you see much of the material that passes for television these days, it makes me appreciate even more how good the Mary Tyler Moore show really is.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 10, 2015: Statue of Mary Tyler Moore, Minneapolis, Minneosta

PHeymont ·
The characters on MTM were generally functional people, with problems, and with a sense of purpose (even if some had purposes a bit off-kilter). Even Ted was not a total idiot. Think how many shows today rise to that standard...go on, I'm waiting...
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Re: Where Was Gumbo? Paris. Where's the Statue? Everywhere!

GutterPup ·
Very interesting article, thank you!
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Re: Where Was Gumbo? Paris. Where's the Statue? Everywhere!

HistoryDigger ·
Wow. I had no idea there were so many, or where they all were. Cool story.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 13: Brussels' Saucy Statue

PHeymont ·
Two of Brussels’ most famous obsessions—chocolate and the famous Maneken-Pis stature of a small boy urinating—are caught in one picture of a chocolate shop featuring endless sizes and flavors of the statue, rendered in...
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Laughter Set in Stone: Fun with Statues

PHeymont ·
This is a hold-up! This fellow (and a companion on the other side of the door) carry the weight at building entrance on Stromgaten, near Bergen, Norway rail station. Historically, statues have served a variety of serious purposes: to honor the...
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World's Tallest Statue Being Built in India

Travel Rob ·
Will the worlds tallest statue bring more travelers to India?  
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 18 2013: Milan's Bronze Typist

PHeymont ·
 Soldiers in statues wave swords, lawyers hold statute books, and rulers brandish proclamations: Why not immortalize a journalist working at a typewriter? We were startled when we first saw this on our one-day stopover in Milan. It's probably the...
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The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

PHeymont ·
Everyone knows the Eiffel Tower, or Tour Eiffel. You could probably draw a pretty accurate sketch without even looking. And quite a few folks know that that Gustave Eiffel, who designed and built it, also provided the iron skeleton that keeps the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 24, 2014: Statue of Oscar Wilde, Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland

Ottoman ·
  This captivating statue of Oscar Wilde can be found in Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland.  Commissioned by the Guinness Ireland Group and sculpted by Danny Osborne, this fetching statue was unveiled on October 28, 1997.     Oscar...
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New York Harbor: A visit to Lady Liberty!

DrFumblefinger ·
Often the best travel experiences are those which catch us by surprise.  I spend a fair bit of time researching and planning my trips, but love to stumble onto unexpected and memorable events. Like when our visit to Kandy in Sri Lanka coincided...
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More Frequent Flier changes in the air

PHeymont ·
The world of award travel and elite perks continues to shake and shift.   Delta, which like United, has switched for next year to awarding flight miles based not on distance but on price paid for ticket—a move that hurts many frequent...
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Where Was Gumbo? Paris. Where's the Statue? Everywhere!

PHeymont ·
Where in the World was TravelGumbo? If we simply said "At the Statue of Liberty," it wouldn't have been a very precise identification, because, as I found and you shall see, the iconic statue is everywhere and in so many forms! In today's blog, I'm...
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Living Statue Festival Expected to Draw Quarter of a Million People

Travel Rob ·
          World Living Statues, Arnhem- 2014 The World Living Statue Festival on Sept. 26 and Sept. 27, 2015 in Ede and Arnhem, the Netherlands, is expected to draw more than quarter million visitors and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 10, 2015: Statue of Mary Tyler Moore, Minneapolis, Minneosta

Ottoman ·
  She is the woman "who can turn the world on with her smile".  Mary Tyler Moore is a Hollywood superstar who graced our television screens for over fifty years, not to mention appearing in a number of films on the silver screen.  Well...
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Skopje: Macedonia's surprising rebuilt capital

PHeymont ·
Macedonia, a former Yugoslav republic, and original home of Alexander the Great, has just invested a lot of money—many think too much—in rebuilding its capital city of Skopje, and trademarking its ancient hero, which it thinks Greece has...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 12, 2015: Venus de Milo

sarcee ·
    While at the Louvre in Paris, I saw the Venus de Milo. This has become one of my favorite photos, showing how people still flock in numbers to view the graceful beauty.  
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Aug. 24, 2017: Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse, Disneyland

Ottoman ·
This attractive bronze statue titled "Partners" depicts Walt Disney standing next to and holding the hand of his most famous creation, Mickey Mouse.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 25, 2014: Statue of Elvis Presley, Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Ottoman ·
  This bronze statue of Elvis, sculpted by Carl Romanelli and unveiled in 1978, now proudly stands in a prominent spot in the lobby of the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino , formerly known as the "Las Vegas Hotel and Casino" (2012-2014), The...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 12, 2015: King Kamehameha Statue, Kapaau, Hawaii Island, Hawaii

Ottoman ·
King Kamehameha I (1758 - 1819) conquered the Hawaiian Islands and united them to formally establish the Kingdom of Hawai ʻ i in 1810, thus founding the Kamehameha Dynasty. By developing alliances with the major Pacific colonial powers, Kamehameha...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 13, 2014: Statue of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, Kuhio Beach in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii

Ottoman ·
  Duke Kahanamoku (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968) is a legend in the world of surfing, but this was only one of his many great achievements.   Duke (aka "The Big Kahuna") was born in Honolulu and grew up in Kalia, Waikiki (near...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 8, 2015: Statue of Elvis Presley, Beale Street, Memphis, TN

Ottoman ·
  Today is Elvis Presley's eightieth birthday.  In honor of this event, it seemed fitting to do a Picture of the Day dedicated to "The King".  I came across this attractive bronze statue of Elvis on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee....
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April 27, 2016: Liberty State Park – New Jersey

Samantha ·
Jersey City's waterfront park on New York Harbor offers walking trails, picnic areas, and especially, great views of the Statue of Liberty and Verrazzano Bridge.
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Feb. 23, 2017: Statues of the Presidents, Grand Forks, ND

Ottoman ·
Discovering these presidential statues made an ordinary trip to a shopping center extraordinary.
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March 9, 2017: Statue of Oscar Peterson, Ottawa, Ontario

Ottoman ·
This life size statue of jazz pianist Oscar Peterson is located at the corner of Elgin and Albert streets in Ottawa, Canada, outside Canada's National Arts Centre.
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July 26, 2017: Lady Liberty—The Statue of Liberty

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us to visit the famed Statue, and fills us in on its history.
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Historic Battery Park, Lower Manhattan, NY

Samantha ·
A visit with Samantha to a park with a history as long as New York's, and a large variety of things to see.
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Jackson Square in the French Quarter, New Orleans

Samantha ·
Samantha shares the first of three posts after her recent visit to the French Quarter. Learn about the history of Jackson Square and New Orleans on today's post.
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The Korean War Veterans' Memorial, Washington DC

DrFumblefinger ·
The Korean War Veterans' Memorial is an interesting monument in Washington DC. It has several distinctive areas and to DrFumblefinger, had an eerie quality.
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Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. She says it is one of the best Hyatt Brand Resorts she has visited.
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July 25, 2018: John Wayne Statue - San Antonio, TX

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some pictures of the John Wayne statue located on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, It made her think about her grandma.
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Proven Tips that Guarantee Unforgettable Train Travel during Winter

rohitthakur ·
Trains are the best mode of travel when going on a holiday during winter or any other season. It is fun to travel on a train since you do not need to put on your seatbelt throughout your journey. If you want to stand up, lie down or walk inside the train, you are allowed to do it as you travel. Train travel eliminates the limit on the amount of luggage that you carry. When travelling by train, you enjoy limitless storage spaces so there is no maximum weight limit on luggage. Don’t you just...
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Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband fell in love with the city of Prague, and really enjoyed spending time on the famous Charles Bridge.
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Feb. 27, 2019: Professional Bull Rider Statue, Pueblo, CO

Samantha ·
Samantha shares a tribute to a uniquely Western phenomenon—professional bullriders.
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March 13, 2019: New Views of Hawaii's State Capitol

Samantha ·
Samantha shares more pictures from her tour of the only open air Capitol in the US, the Hawaii Capitol.
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Lego Store, NYC: Only the Best is Good Enough

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband stumbled upon a Lego store while strolling around Manhattan. She was amazed at all the different types and colors of Lego.
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August 16, 2019: The Statue of Jan Matejko, Krakow

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a rather clever statue of one of Krakow's most famous painters, situated in a lovely city park.
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Surprising Destination: Batumi, Georgia

Lestertheinvestor ·
LestertheInvestor visits a Black Sea resort city popular with Russians and filled with unusual art and buildings.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 18 2013: Milan's Bronze Typist

DrFumblefinger ·
I enjoy the photo and the story, PHeymont, but am drawn to the typewriter. In a few more generations, children will be wondering, "what's that strange thing the man is holding on his lap?" I still remember owning and using a typewriter, but few under the age of 30 do. I recall reading a SciFi short story collection written in the 1950s not long ago that featured a story about a journalist traveling on a space ship. He needed to keep his typewriter anchored so that it didn't float away in...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 18 2013: Milan's Bronze Typist

PHeymont ·
I was struck, actually, by the size of the typewriter (sort of like an Olivetti Lettera 22, the chic portable of the 1960s). When Montanelli started out, surely a typewriter you could put on your knees was as strange an idea as computers were in our childhood (I'm giving away my age, I know)!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 25, 2014: Statue of Elvis Presley, Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm old enough to remember the Vegas Years, although was too young at the time to go see Elvis in Vegas. Fans always commented that Elvis was at his best in Vegas -- relaxed, chatty (talking to the crowd a lot), and despite it's large size, it was a fairly intimate performance venue with lots of direct audience contact. (Watch the video all the way to the end to see the audience) The statue was unveiled by Barron Hilton just outside the showroom where Elvis performed, and it stood there for...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 25, 2014: Statue of Elvis Presley, Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Ottoman ·
DrFumblefinger: I really appreciate your feedback and extra information you provided in the above comment. As Elvis would say "Thank you. Thank you very much. Your a beautiful audience. Thank you."
 
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