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Re: A Bridge to Everywhere

Travel Rob ·
I like bridges in gardens too. Something just so peaceful about them. Here's one from Rikugien Gardens Tokyo
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Re: A Bridge to Everywhere

PortMoresby ·
A good one, PHeymont!
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Re: Apr. 16, 2016: Pigeons on the Roof

DrFumblefinger ·
What that roof needs is about two dozen cats.
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Re: Apr. 16, 2016: Pigeons on the Roof

Ava ·
I know a lot of travelers might be irritated by pigeons, but I just absolutely love them. I'm always feeding them and ending up suddenly surrounded.
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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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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 10, 2014: How DO they DO that?

HistoryDigger ·
Italian meditation levitation. Wow!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 10, 2014: How DO they DO that?

DrFumblefinger ·
PHeymont, believe the special trick relates to a magical flying carpet the top one is sitting on....
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 10, 2014: How DO they DO that?

Travel Rob ·
That was too amazing of a trick for me not to look up how they did it! Although looking up the answer only left me with more questions about the amazing buskers you saw! http://www.randi.org/site/inde...on-with-physics.html
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 10, 2014: How DO they DO that?

rbciao ·
I remember seeing those two buskers during our time in Verona in August, 2012. They did present a very creative look in a land of creative street entertainers. Verona was a fantastic place for us to kick back and do not too much. Piazza Bra in the evening was like watching the Veronese living room in action. Many nights we would take our gelato to the steps across and to the left of the restaurant section and just watch the world pass by. This was during the Opera season, which brought many...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 8, 2014: Two Gentlemen of Verona

DrFumblefinger ·
An amazing church, PHeymont!
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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, June 8, 2014: Two Gentlemen of Verona

PHeymont ·
    No, they're not the ones Shakespeare wrote about; these gentlemen shoulder a different burden, holding up the baptismal fonts of the Saint Anastasia church near the ancient Ponte Pietra. The brick Gothic church dates to the 13th century,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 10, 2014: How DO they DO that?

PHeymont ·
Streetcorner buskers are a common sight in many cities, especially those with a tourist trade. There are singers, dancers, dressed-up cartoon characters, and living statues. And once in a while, a real puzzler. We saw these two on the edge of Piazza...
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Dec. 17, 2016: Verona, Day and Night

PHeymont ·
Verona is one of PHeymont's favorite cities; here he shares some pairs of views of Verona, in different light.
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Verona: Visit for the Sights, but Skip Juliet

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us through Verona, trying to avoid the crowds on a national holiday.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 5, 2014: Opera, Larger than Life

PHeymont ·
Verona, Italy, has one of the most spectacular opera houses in the world: the ancient Roman amphitheatre in the center of the old city, surrounded by the pedestrian spaces of Piazza Bra. It's also surrounded by its scenery, which sits out in the...
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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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A Bridge to Everywhere

PHeymont ·
  Paris: Pont Neuf at night   Every place we travel has its landmarks, and for nearly every city on a significant river, at least some of those landmarks turn out to be bridges.   Unlike statues and monuments, they’re (almost...
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Thieves hit Verona's Castelvecchio Museum

PHeymont ·
Masked thieves invaded the art museum of Verona's Castelvecchio, one of the Italian city's prime tourist attractions, Thursday, and left with 15 artworks, including paintings by Tintoretto, Rubens, Bellini and Giovanni Francesco Caroto.  ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 22, 2015: Castelvecchio, Verona

PHeymont ·
  Built to protect Verona from its enemies and Verona's unpopular Scaligeri ruling family from its citizens, this fortified 13th century bridge crosses the Adige just behind the Castelvecchio in Verona, Italy.   Built as a military...
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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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Apr. 16, 2016: Pigeons on the Roof

PHeymont ·
There are flocks of pigeons in every city, usually at ground level. Here, though, they've arranged themselves on a tile roof of Castelvecchio in Verona.
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Basilica of San Zeno, Verona (Where Gumbo was #293)

DrFumblefinger ·
The solution to last week's travel puzzle was to be found in the charming city of Verona. This historic old church is filled with interesting sights and well worth a visit.
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Doors of Verona and Venice

Sylvia ·
Sylvia shares more of the fabulous doors of Northern Italy.
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Re: Dec. 17, 2016: Verona, Day and Night

Marilyn Jones ·
Your night photo is simply breathtaking!! Beautiful!!
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Tasty "Elephant Ear" veal chop, Verona.

DrFumblefinger ·
Tasty "Elephant Ear" veal chop, Verona.
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Something I'd never encountered before!

DrFumblefinger ·
Something I'd never encountered before!
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A Citroen in Verona

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares photo of a Citroen 2CV he spoted while strolling through Verona, near the Ponte di Pietra.
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Basilica de Santa Anastasia, Verona

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the largest cathedral in Verona, the current structure dating to the 13th century.
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