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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 25, 2015: Форт-Росс (Fort Ross)

PortMoresby ·
  It had been raining off and on as I drove down California Highway 1 along the Mendocino and Sonoma County coast, when I arrived at the closed gate to Fort Ross State Historic park, a real blow.  I hadn’t visited this beautiful and...
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Road Trip, Day 3: A Sunny Day in Sonoma

PortMoresby ·
  March 11, 2015    The drive down California Highway 1, along the Mendocino and Sonoma County coast, was a bit of a bust.  It started to rain as I arrived at Point Arena and Fort Ross was closed, it turned out, on weekdays, so I...
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Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park (The Place of Refuge), Big Island of Hawaii (Where Gumbo was #113)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Perhaps the best place on the Big Island to enjoy a sunset (from many great possibilities),  Pu’uhonua o Honaunau  (the Place of Refuge) is a remarkable destination.  This is a National Historic site which should be...
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Pivot: an app for time travelers...really!

PHeymont ·
Imagine whipping out your camera and snapping a picture...and having the camera show you what the spot looked like 100 years ago...that's the idea behind Pivot, a soon-to-be-released app that will rely on publicly-available photos and other pictures...
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October 12, 2017: Disneyland Monorail System, California

Ottoman ·
Ottoman has a look at the pioneering transportation system of Disneyland.
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California Gardens 2017: Filoli, the House

PortMoresby ·
This week PortMoresby introduces us to a long-time favorite, magnificent Filoli, in Woodside, California.
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Securing the History of Old San Juan

Jonathan L ·
The Puerto Rico Historic Building Drawing Society is hard at work to preserve San Juan's UNESCO-listed architectural heritage. Jonathan L visited and interviewed its founder.
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The Casements—Winter Home of John D Rockefeller

Samantha ·
Visit the place the Rockefellers went to escape winter. Samantha shows us around and gives its history.
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Bar U Ranch, Alberta (Where Gumbo was #368)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the historic Bar U Ranch National Historic Site, once one of the largest ranches in Canada. The ranch preserves buildings and the historic period when large herds of cattle roamed the prairies, before they were fenced in.
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May 28, 2020: The Barbican, Krakow

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Barbican, an old fortified structure that was part of Krakow's medieval defensive wall.
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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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Discovering Greenville, SC’s West End Historic District

Marilyn Jones ·
  A new visitor to Greenville, SC, I hear of Falls Park on the Reedy, but have no idea where it is located. Walking along Main Street, I stop and ask a young woman for directions. She smiles and says it is right across the street. Indeed, Falls...
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Hadrian's Wall

Ian Cook ·
  Hadrian's Wall Country stretches across the north of England from the west Cumbrian Roman coastal defences at Ravenglass, through Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport to Bowness-on-Solway, along Hadrian's Wall through Carlisle to Hexham in...
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Italy accused of 'fake' restoration in Roman Forum

PHeymont ·
The scene of the crime, so to speak: The Roman Forum with worksite    Photo: Corriere della Sera   Hot words are flying over use of "inappropriate" materials in a project to restore a 2000-year-old monument that's part of the Forum in...
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April 23, 2018: Street Art in Dubai's Al Fahidi Historic District

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the street art he encountered during his visit to Dubai.
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Dec. 27, 2017: Historic Cherokee Lemp Antique Row, St. Louis MO

Samantha ·
Samantha leads us to this pleasant area with six blocks of antique shops and historic buildings.
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In Egypt: Three Houses

PortMoresby ·
Two in Islamic Cairo, one in the Citadel, PortMoresby visits the city's historic house museums.
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Port Townsend, Washington

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L spends some time in a former major port that's become a pleasant waterfront community on Puget Sound.
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June 14, 2018: Baker City, Oregon

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the buildings he saw while exploring Baker City's historic district.
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Al Fahidi Historical District

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger explores the beautiful Al Fahidi historical neighborhood, one of the few genuine 'older' places in Dubai.
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May 5, 2018: The Coffee Museum, Al Fahidi Historic District

DrFumblefinger ·
Within the charming historic Al Fahidi Historic District of Dubai you'll find a home that has been converted into a museum dedicated to the world's most popular breakfast beverage.
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Historic Brunswick Courthouse (Where Gumbo was #269)

Travel Rob ·
The Historic Courthouse in Brunswick, Georgia anchors a historic district that's well worth a visit.
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May 8, 2018: Downtown Leadville

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger loves to visit old mining towns. Leadville, situated high in the Colorado Rockies, was once the second largest city in Colorado. Today it is a sleepy city whose Historic District offers an interesting window into the city's past
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Not-so-famous museums with great exhibits

PHeymont ·
Since we're off from school for spring break, we've had time to catch up on a few exhibits at local museums...but not the big and famous, such as the Met or MoMA. Here are a few of interest, and one we haven't been to yet, but will! Neue Galerie has an exhibit with a dual purpose: reproducing the infamous Nazi exhibit "Degenerate Art" of 1937, and commenting on its effects, both then and now. Also at the Galerie, which focuses on German and Austrian art of the last century, is an exhibition...
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Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PortMoresby ·
  Officially called the Pigeon Point Light Station, it’s been my sentinel, standing at the edge of my personal territory, telling me I’m nearing, or leaving, my family on the coastside of the Bay Area, south of San Francisco.  I...
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Gold Country California: Malakoff Diggins, Ranger Connie in Charge

PortMoresby ·
 Hydraulic mining in action.  Note the size of the miner, lower left.       It’s hard to believe one could find a place that’s 45 minutes drive up a mountain on a very bad road by accident, but that’s how it...
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Strasbourg & Route Du Vin

HistoryDigger ·
My son, his girlfriend, and I spent four nights in lovely Strasbourg.     We picked a perfect apartment right on Quai St. Nicholas (5 minute walk into town), which you can check out on booking.com here . Our friendly hostess (who speaks...
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How much is that in dog years? Greyhound hits 100!

PHeymont ·
Greyhound, still the largest intercity bus company in North America (and parent of BoltBus, one of its hot new competitors) just hit its 100th birthday, and is going on the road to celebrate. The company has turned two coaches into mobile museums, and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 9, 2014: Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Pennington County, South Dakota

Ottoman ·
  The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore in Pennington County (near Keystone), South Dakota, in the United States.  Sculpted by Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln...
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England's Heritage at Risk, Group Reports

PHeymont ·
Time, decay and rising costs are putting some of England's best-known or historic sites at risk.
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Shunpiking through Northern Illinois

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L continues his westward trip off the highways, and shares his new discoveries and some ideas about random travel.
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Minnesota History in St. Paul

Jonathan L ·
Minnesota's been tracking its history since before it was a state. Jonathan L visits the state History Center and the nearby Cathedral of Saint Paul
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December 28, 2016: U.S. Route 66-Sixth Street Historic District

Samantha ·
A visit with Samantha to a district rich in different architectural styles, interesting antique stores, and a BBQ lunch.
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Jan. 11, 2017: Aliiolani Hale in Waikiki - aka the Hawaii 5.0 Building

Samantha ·
Actually a judicial history museum, it's known to millions for its role as a backdrop for the Hawaii police drama. Samantha shows us around.
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July 28, 2016: Coit Tower, San Francisco, California

Ottoman ·
For an awesome 360-degree view of San Francisco, you must visit the Coit Tower.
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Hydraulic Tiles in Old San Juan

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L took a tour of Old San Juan buildings to explore the use of Hydraulic Tiles as design features
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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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July 23, 2019: City Hall, Halifax

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Halifax's City Hall, one of the oldest public buildings in Halifax.
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Trinity Site National Historic Landmark, New Mexico

Samantha ·
Early this year Samantha and her husband took a road trip to New Mexico to check out the Trinity Site which is only open twice a year to the public. The next time is the first weekend in October. It was quite interesting.
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Glens Falls - A Great Place to Spend a Day in the Adirondacks

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L spent a rainy mountain day visiting Glens Falls NY
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The Signs of Williamsburg, Virginia

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to Colonial Willaimsburg to explore the use of art in the historic business signs
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Yesterday & Today in France.

PortMoresby ·
Jeff Steiner, an American living in France, has a monthly newsletter in which, from time to time, he has a photo feature called Yesterday & Today in which old photos are merged with new ones of the same place and vantage point to create what to me feels a bit like time travel. I don't find one link to them so I'll give you the individual links. I especially like the first one with a group coming up a hill. They seem to be emerging from the past and looking directly at...
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See Them While You Can: 10 Wins for Historic Preservation

PHeymont ·
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has posted a list of 10 big wins—significant historic sites saved from the wrecking ball or development in the past year (as well as listing some sad losses). They're spread across the country, and...
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The Maltese Islands – Underrated gems or best kept secret ?

IslandMan ·
    I have an affinity with the Maltese islands. The fact that I was born there may have something to do it, but, as I have lived most of my life in Australia, the distance between the 2 countries has made this affinity...
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London's tiny landmarks celebrate 150 years

PHeymont ·
London celebrates the 150th anniversary of its littlest—and most numerous—landmarks, the more than 900 'little blue plaques.'
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Controversial McCafe opens in Historic Villa in China

Travel Rob ·
  Photo of West Lake from user Shizhao - Wikimedia Commons   A McCafe opened November 15 in historic building in the Chinese city of Hangzhou with lots of controversy. The 84-year-old villa once briefly housed, Chiang...
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December 5, 2015: San Juan from the Sea

DrFumblefinger ·
As beautiful as San Juan PR is when walking its streets, it's hard to beat its view from the sea.
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May 29, 2016 - Grants Tomb

Jonathan L ·
JonathanL visited Grant's Tomb and gives us today's Picture of the Day
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Archeologists complain: Italy is burying its past

PHeymont ·
As laws change in Italy to favor development over preservation, archaeologists worry that the country's ancient heritage is being lost.
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Schenectady: Two Museum Gems

PHeymont ·
Two small but fascinating museums in Schenectady, New York offer a day's worth of information and education. One's for science, the other for history.
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