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Re: Whitby - North Yorkshire Coastal Town

Marilyn Jones ·
I haven't been to Whitby in years...thank yu for the memories!
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Re: Whitby - North Yorkshire Coastal Town

Amateuremigrant ·
Camping on the pig farm beyond the abbey in the sixties �� But loved it. A fine wee nugget of a port town that never seems to lose its charm - there's no room, unlike sprawling cousins of Scarboro, Brid and Filey
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Re: Herculaneum, 79 A.D.

IslandMan ·
Thanks for the trip, PortMoresby, it looks like a fascinating place to visit. Those Romans certainly knew how to build a city..
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Re: Herculaneum, 79 A.D.

PHeymont ·
Pompeii has never attracted me, for a number of reasons...but I think you have just sold me on Herculaneum. It sill have to wait a while, sadly, but it is on the list.
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Re: Jiuxian Ancient Village, Guangxi, China

DrFumblefinger ·
Your images create the feeling of a ghost-town. Fascinating old place!
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Re: Jiuxian Ancient Village, Guangxi, China

PortMoresby ·
I have a habit of photographing places empty of people, even when there are people around. I wait. But in this case, there were very few, that I saw anyway, compared with the number of buildings. The reason may, in part, be that it's in an agricultural area so residents may have been off working somewhere. But I'm sure it is an underpopulated place and the disrepair of some buildings adds to the impression. I loved the place.
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Re: Jiuxian Ancient Village, Guangxi, China

DrFumblefinger ·
I tend to like photos with fewer people in it -- preferably none, although sometimes people add a sense of scale and color to an image. I can see why you loved the place. It has a real (as opposed to fake) charm to it. Thanks for sharing the photos!
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Re: Jiuxian Ancient Village, Guangxi, China

PortMoresby ·
This conversation reminds me of a day I was photographing a very popular garden in England and I was waiting for one woman to get out of the frame. What I hadn't noticed as I watched her was that a group was forming behind me, not impatient with me, but waiting with me. Finally, a woman said "come on, move along" to the woman taking her time, who was too far away to hear, and we all laughed. It was a very nice moment with a group of very nice people, as garden people tend to be. I did...
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Re: Jiuxian Ancient Village, Guangxi, China

DrFumblefinger ·
I hope I would have turned around and snapped a photo of that patient group of people waiting! A colorful collection of flowers, I suspect!
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Re: Jiuxian Ancient Village, Guangxi, China

PortMoresby ·
Colorful they may have been but my film was black & white.
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 2). Dambulla

Former Member ·
This is a remarkable place but the radiantly smiling kids make even the Golden Buddha look a little shabby. Great pics.
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Re: The Maltese Islands – Underrated gems or best kept secret ?

Former Member ·
What an interesting group of islands. Thanks so much for this article. Wondering - Do people get around mostly by boat ? Is English widely spoken ?
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Re: The Maltese Islands – Underrated gems or best kept secret ?

IslandMan ·
Hello F-car, people mainly use their cars to get around, which is a pity as the roads are not the best and there are far too many cars for the roads to cope with. There is an extensive bus network which I found more preferable to driving. Boats are used more for leisure but there are many fisherman who make their living from the sea. Although the Maltese have their own language, English is widely spoken and visitors get by without problems. Many locals also speak Italian (them being our...
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Re: The Maltese Islands – Underrated gems or best kept secret ?

Travel Rob ·
Thanks so much Island Man.What a great post! I'll definetly include a visit to Malta in my future travel plans.
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other. (Part 3) The ancient city of Anuradhapura

DrFumblefinger ·
A great opportunity available to any traveler to Ceylon is the chance to explore the country’s rich history and extensive archaeology.  This post describes my visit to the oldest ancient site in Sri Lanka,...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 2). Dambulla

DrFumblefinger ·
Dambulla is known for its Cave Temples which predate Christ.  Legend has it that a Sri Lankan King, driven out of Anuradhapura, found a hiding place and refuge within these caves.  When this king regained his throne he...
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Jiuxian Ancient Village, Guangxi, China

PortMoresby ·
  It’s easy enough to get to, if you know where it is, off the quiet country road that runs more or less parallel to the Yulong River, in Yangshuo District, Guangxi Province, in southern China.  A turn between buildings in a...
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Whitby - North Yorkshire Coastal Town

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Whitby, North Yorkshire. A modern visitor attraction, working fishing port, with ancient religious heritage that inspired Bram Stoker.
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A Sea-Going Radar that's never gone home: Where Gumbo Was #35

PHeymont ·
There have been more than a few tales and ships condemned to sail on forever, or never reach home—Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner, the Flying Dutchman, Edward Everett Hale’s “Man Without a Country”—but this odd...
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 11) Brú na Bóinne

DrFumblefinger ·
(Knowth)   The combination of its natural beauty and fascinating archaeological record (chronicling the country's long history) makes Ireland a compelling place to visit.  There are many fabulous places to see when...
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September 26, 2019: Home-made Bricks, Peru

Sylvia ·
Sylvia shares a photo of some adobe bricks, an ancient construction element that is still commonly used in the Peruvian Andes.
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Herculaneum, 79 A.D.

PortMoresby ·
    As a visitor to Naples, Italy and the surrounding countryside, it’s hard to disregard the presence of Mt. Vesuvius looming everywhere one goes.  For example, should one forget for a moment, we have only to step onto the...
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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 more special. I was constantly reading about it and wanted to know more. I returned there many times for short holidays, and my fondness grew with each subsequent visit. Sliema Waterfront I am now a permanent resident of the country, and, while I may seem biased towards it, it’s...
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Something fishy about this Roman shipwreck...

PHeymont ·
An ancient Roman vessel carrying 3000 jars of garum, the Roman fish sauce that was found on nearly every Roman table as a condiment and source of salt, has been found in 200 meters of water off the coast of northeastern Liguria. The 25-meter-long ship is one of only five Roman "deep sea" vessels ever found in the Mediterranean. Archaeologists first started looking for it after fishermen brought up fragments of clay jars in the area in 2012. They were recognized as a type that was used only...
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Mar. 19, 2016: Ancient Trees, Ancient Bridge

PHeymont ·
Three ancient olive trees keep company with an even older bridge, the famed Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct that once brought water to Nîmes.
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The Ancient Spanish Monastery, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits an old Monastery -- built in the 12th century in Spain, but purchased by William Randall Hearst, disassembled, crated and shipped to America where decades later it was reassembled in North Miami.
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