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Re: Ottawa – NOT the coldest Capital in the world!

Todd ·
Nice article, but have to point out that the "Capitol" is a building in Washington DC while Ottawa (and Washington DC itself for that matter) are the "capitals" of their countries. One letter, but very different meanings.
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Re: Ottawa – NOT the coldest Capital in the world!

DrFumblefinger ·
So noted, Todd!
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1a) Colombo

Mac ·
Ah Galle Face Green! Many a delightful stroll taken with my folks on a Sunday afternoon in the 1960s, then home for tea at 42 Galle Face Court, the flats opposite the hotel. Ah sweet memories Ouch that seems a long time ago.....
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1a) Colombo

Travel Rob ·
DrFumblefinger your photos are amazing. I can see why you love the country so much.
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1a) Colombo

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Mac: Ah Galle Face Green! Many a delightful stroll taken with my folks on a Sunday afternoon in the 1960s, then home for tea at 42 Galle Face Court, the flats opposite the hotel. Ah sweet memories Ouch that seems a long time ago..... I was told the Galle Face Green was actually green until the pope showed up and a massive crowd destroyed the grass. After that it became the Galle Face Brown. The green is slowly trying to make a comeback, though. I actually visited someone...
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Re: South Dakota State Capital, Pierre – The Land of Infinite Variety

Jonathan L ·
Wonderful pics! isn't Pierre one of the few state capitals that is not directly on the interstate?
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Re: South Dakota State Capital, Pierre – The Land of Infinite Variety

Samantha ·
Yes it is. The only other one my husband and I can think of (at least the 25+that we've visited) is in Jefferson City, MO. Glad you enjoyed the post and the pictures.
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Re: South Dakota State Capital, Pierre – The Land of Infinite Variety

Jonathan L ·
Actually, it was a Jeopardy question last week. But I did know about SD because I drove across it's southern expanse, getting to see Jewel Caverns, Geronimo, Rushmore, Wall Drugs, The Badlands and The Corn Palace. We didn't get to Pierre because it wasn't on the interstate.
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Re: South Dakota State Capital, Pierre – The Land of Infinite Variety

Jonathan L ·
The third and forth would be Honolulu and Juneu
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

Former Member ·
I've often advised travelers with jam-packed itineraries to step back and leave themselves time to take a walk in a park or sit there a while, experiencing what the locals see and do. That is absolutely excellent advice. I hope that most people were wise enough to take your advice. Many of my best trip memories are made of such stuff. Thank you so much, PHeymont, for this walk in the park. It is just what my jangled nerves needed today.
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

PortMoresby ·
I suspect a walk in the park is a habit acquired over time and familiarity with a place. I have a feeling, too, that the urge to go at top speed is the initial and overriding one. Or is it years and not travel experience that slows us down enough for such places to finally come into focus? Looking back over the decades I think maybe it's the latter.
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

DrFumblefinger ·
I do think people's perspectives and priorities change with time. For example, I care little about a bar or nightlife scene in most of my destinations nowadays; that mattered more to me when I was much younger. I have always loved walking in parks because of the beautiful gardens, etc. But I think i'm much more into people watching in these places than I used to be. One of my favorite places to visit is the provincial park a short block from my home. It's grand to go for a walk in it, see...
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

PortMoresby ·
Maybe travel advice of the very concrete sort then, hotels, trains, etc. is the most satisfying for all concerned. A suggestion to slow down just may not compute, something for each of us to discover on our own. So PHeymont may be preaching to the choir...may he continue.
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Good advice is good advice. People can accept it or ignore it. I'm all for freedom of choice. But sometimes an alternative needs to be presented in a clear way, as PHeymont has nicely done in this piece.
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

PortMoresby ·
I don't disagree. Just pointing out the nature of human beings and, like world peace, we can wish for it while not actually expecting everyone to join in. But lessons are learned from war too and how would we feel about every tourist in town flocking to OUR park.
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

GarryRF ·
I've mentioned in other pages that I love wide open spaces - like the State Delaware Park - but the designer of New York Central Park rung a Bell with me. Frederick Olmsted came to Liverpool to check out the "Peoples Garden" and he wrote in 1850 : "Five minutes of admiration, and a few more spent studying the manner in which art had been employed to obtain from nature so much beauty, and I was ready to admit that in democratic America there was nothing to be thought of as comparable with...
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

Former Member ·
It is clear that the "dumb" animals always seem to know the best places to hang out. We can never have enough parks. Nice to read that Frederick Olmsted also knew a good park when he saw one. Thanks for that info GarryRF
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

PHeymont ·
Garry's note about Olmsted's travels (and he was quite a traveler) set me off on a quick look to find the park he was referring to (which I didn't; apparently "people's garden" was a description rather than a name?) and found that Liverpool has more parks and especially top-class parks than any British city besides London. The article also mentioned that for reasons of health—and keeping social unrest down—the city commissioners set out on a park-building spree starting about 1833. Many...
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

GarryRF ·
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

PHeymont ·
Even a certain similarity of shape...
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

GarryRF ·
Another Park from the 1850s. People would escape Liverpool for the day and travel north to Hesketh Park. 20 minutes on the train. This is taken in Mid-Winter.
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Grouchy Gumbo: The last pic is of my cousin Priscilla, who lives in Prospect Park. I see that you gave her a little gnosh. Not that she needs it. She seems to be putting on a little extra "winter coat" this year. She has a fine home. I would really like to visit the park sometime. Grouchy, I'm curious how a squirrel manages long distance travel to visit relatives. Maybe you can enlighten us mere mortals.
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Re: The Library of Congress: Where Gumbo Was (#65)

HistoryDigger ·
Thanks for posting. I have no idea why I never visited when I lived in DC. I must rectifythe situation. Your piece has tempted me.
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Re: The Library of Congress: Where Gumbo Was (#65)

PHeymont ·
Quite possibly for the same reason I've missed so many NYC spots...I lived for three years two blocks from the Washington Heights campus that includes the Hispanic Society Museum, the Audubon Museum and at that time the Museum of the American Indian. I always planned to go "some weekend soon..." I didn't go to the Library of Congress when I lived in the area in the early 60s; our visit earlier this month came about because a Catalan friend of ours who teaches in NY had taken her visiting...
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Re: The Library of Congress: Where Gumbo Was (#65)

PortMoresby ·
I have been there, I'm now reluctant to admit, used the library for some research. I obviously failed to look up. Recognizing the era of the decoration, I guess, is something, but a lesson in not drawing too many conclusions. I obviously need to go back and pay attention to the building, as well as the contents.
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Re: The Library of Congress: Where Gumbo Was (#65)

Travel Rob ·
PortMoresby- I've done that a few times now,not recognizing the Pic of The Day I've already been to. So I'm definitely going to take more photos from now on to see what else I'm missing or forgetting
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Re: The Library of Congress: Where Gumbo Was (#65)

PortMoresby ·
Rob, I think I miss more when I'm taking pictures. It's a dilemma, see it, or take the pictures, It seems I cannot do both at the same time.
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Ottawa – NOT the coldest Capital in the world!

DrFumblefinger ·
Ottawa is a vibrant and charming small city — so pleasant that it’s hard to believe it’s home to soooo many politicians.  Of the national capitals I've visited, Ottawa seems the most livable to me (ie. if...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1a) Colombo

DrFumblefinger ·
Preamble:This is the first in a series of posts featuring my travels to Sri Lanka.  My visits to this island centered around seeing my favorite author and dear friend, futurist Sir Arthur C. Clarke.  During every one of these visits I made a...
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University of Oklahoma, Home of Sooners Football

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband pay an unplanned visit to the University of Oklahoma Sooners' stadium. The found some of the nicest fans.
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North Dakota State Capitol—Peace Garden State

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband tour the beautiful North Dakota State Capitol and feel sorry for other visitors that did not appreciate their capitol. It is an incredible piece of art.
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El Capitolio de Puerto Rico (Where Gumbo Was, #117)

PHeymont ·
Puerto Rico's Capitol building is not quite iconic—although its decor includes artwork of iconic themes and events in Puerto Rican history that will probably come clear now that you know where it is...and Jonathan L did. It sits on a bluff...
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South Dakota State Capital, Pierre – The Land of Infinite Variety

Samantha ·
While in South Dakota for the LWMS Convention , we decided to check out the state capitol building in Pierre. It is a wonderful capitol and I really liked all the marble. The capitol features a copper dome, Corinthian columns, rusticated walls of...
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The Maryland State House in Annapolis

Samantha ·
Samantha visits one of America's most beautiful government buildings and shares its history.
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Johnny Mercer Statue, Savannah, Ga

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob Shows us the Johnny Mercer Statue in Savannah, Ga
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Mississippi State Capitol: The Magnolia State

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to the Capitol of the Magnolia State - Jackson, Mississippi. it was one the first buildings in the state to have electric elevators.
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Oregon State Capitol: She Flies With Her Own Wings

Samantha ·
Samantha shares Oregon's unusual Capitol with us, as she sets out on the second half of her tour of America's 50 state capitols.
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Hawaii State Capitol Building – The Aloha State

Samantha ·
On their quest to visit all 50 state capitol buildings, Samantha and her husband feel a spirit of 'aloha' in Honolulu.
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The Library of Congress: Where Gumbo Was (#65)

PHeymont ·
Roderick Simpson seems to always know where TravelGumbo is...the Puzzlers have had a hard time hiding from him, and once again he's found the answer. He's so good at it, we've invited him to join the crew of Puzzlers...   The Library of Congress...
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New Mexico State Capitol in Santa Fe: Land of Enchantment

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us to see one of America's newest and most unusual State Capitol buildings.
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Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta—The Peach State

Samantha ·
On their continual quest to visit all the 50 US State capitols, Samantha and Gene visited Atlanta while in Georgia and toured their state capitol.
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Louisiana's Spectacular State Capitol - The Pelican State

Samantha ·
While in New Orleans for New Years Eve, Samantha and her husband took a road trip to Baton Rouge to check out the Louisiana State Capitol Building. It was still decked out for Christmas. So beautiful..
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Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

PHeymont ·
I've often advised travelers with jam-packed itineraries to step back and leave themselves time to take a walk in a park or sit there a while, experiencing what the locals see and do. When we travel, it's one of our favorite things to do (we even...
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Connecticut State Capitol - The Constitution State

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford. It is beautiful and she really liked all the marble from the East Canaan area.
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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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Re: North Dakota State Capitol—Peace Garden State

GarryRF ·
Unfortunately there are a large number of people who dont like "Concrete Jungles" including myself. It's not a criticism of the place in question. Just a gut reaction to man's ability to deface nature. I'm sure North Dakota is a wonderful place to visit with parks and wildlife. Sorry Samantha. x
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Re: Alabama State Capitol, Montgomery: Witness to History

Marilyn Jones ·
Great history lesson Samantha! And excellent photos!!
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Iowa State Capitol—the Hawkeye State

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit and some pictures of the Iowa State Capitol building in Des Moines.
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Re: Iowa State Capitol—the Hawkeye State

Marilyn Jones ·
Your photos are excellent!! You really captured the historic and grand beauty of this capital building!! Well done.
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Re: Iowa State Capitol—the Hawkeye State

Travel Rob ·
Samantha, those are remarkable photos! Iowa really does some wonderful architecture.
 
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