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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 30 2014: Skyline Arch, Utah

Michael Orobona ·
Good thing you weren't standing under there in 1940!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 30 2014: Skyline Arch, Utah

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Michael Orobona: Good thing you weren't standing under there in 1940! That's funny, Michael, but I had the exact same thought when I visited Skyline arch!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 30 2014: Skyline Arch, Utah

PortMoresby ·
After the story about the arch opening doubling in size, I'm not sure I'd be too comfortable experiencing it "up close". Very beautiful, though, from a these distances.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 12, 2014: Paris Compressed

PortMoresby ·
Well, I almost said Les Invalides, then saw it in the tags. Is that Ste-Chapelle between Notre Dame and the Louvre?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 12, 2014: Paris Compressed

PHeymont ·
Yes, it certainly is (the pierced tower). And in the lower right foreground, a corner of the roof of the Grand Palais.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 12, 2014: Paris Compressed

PortMoresby ·
I had friends who lived across the road from the Grand Palais and recognized the roof, but couldn't remember the name. I guess after 48 years some blanks are understandable.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 12, 2014: Paris Compressed

PHeymont ·
Think of them as opportunities for refill!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 24, 2013: Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

DrFumblefinger ·
 Of the 2000 or so arches in Arches National Park, Delicate Arch is the most popular, to the point where it's become the state of Utah's unofficial symbol (appearing on its license plates).  Situated near Moab, Utah, these arches are formed...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 22, 2013: Moab before the storm

Mac ·
Running as fast as they dare out on the old rutted highway from Cisco and heading fast for Moab, a warm hotel and dry clothes after a long day’s hard ride, two snorting Harley Davidson motorcycles cross onto the i91 and head towards the edge of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 30 2014: Skyline Arch, Utah

DrFumblefinger ·
 One of my favorite places to visit in the United States is Arches National Park, near Moab in Utah.  The park features rugged and colorful desert scenery and highlights more than 2000 arches, of which Skyline Arch is just one. Skyline...
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Arches National Park — One of America’s Finest

DrFumblefinger ·
The United States is blessed with some beautiful geography — perhaps more varied than any other land.  Utah especially has some extremely unusual geology and is home to 5 National Parks, surpassed in number by only Alaska and California....
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Arches National Park, Utah. Where Gumbo was #33

DrFumblefinger ·
  Gumbo was enjoying the unparalleled beauty of the American Southwest.   Without having been there when the photo was taken, I would not have guessed it was taken in Arches National Park, at least not without having tried a dozen other...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 12, 2015: Desert Bighorn Sheep, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Ottoman ·
  One of the things I love best about traveling are those great unexpected moments that you will never forget, moments that make you say "Wow"!   Such was the case when my family and I recently traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada.  We decided...
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St. Louis Gateway Arch - Gateway to the West

Samantha ·
   If you’ve ever been to St. Louis, most likely you've been to the beautiful Gateway Arch and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. It was definitely on our to-do list the first time we were in Missouri. We took the 630-foot ride to...
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Strolling up the Champs-Elysées

DrFumblefinger ·
A walk down the Champs-Elysées, Paris is a memorable experience.
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September 28, 2017: Reno Arch, Reno, Nevada

Ottoman ·
This iconic landmark is a prominent feature of downtown Reno.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 12, 2014: Paris Compressed

PHeymont ·
  Taken with 18x telephoto lens from the top of the Arc de Triomphe, this shot squeezes in a lot of familiar Paris, with even more suggested here and there in the middle. There's a corner of the Louvre, the dome of Invalides, Notre Dame at...
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December 18, 2015: Tiled arches in Tallinn

Mac ·
From his shoebox, Mac pulls another incredible image of Tallinn
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June 2, 2017: Causey Arch, England

Ian Cook ·
A historic 18th century railway bridge is today's Picture of the Day, with beautiful photos and narrative from Ian Cook.
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Yellowstone, Finale

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby's tale of a visit to Yellowstone comes to an end with an appreciation of six days she'll never forget.
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May 10, 2019: Pauperhaugh Bridge, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares some beautiful images of an arched old bridge in Northumberland.
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George Washington Memorial Park, Jackson, Wyoming

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Town Square in Jackson, which is the heart of the town. The square is best know for the four antler arches at each of its entrances.
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Re: Arches National Park — One of America’s Finest

Travel Luver ·
I need to get to this Park. It is simply amazing! Besides Arches, what else can one do around the Moab area?
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Re: Arches National Park — One of America’s Finest

DrFumblefinger ·
There's a ton of stuff to do around Moab, Travel Luver. There's also scenic Canyonlands National Park nearby, well worth exploring. Off-road biking (bicycle, not motorcycle) is extremely popular. Hiking in the cooler seasons. Whitewater rafting is excellent in the summer. And you're less than a day's drive from your next Utah destination, such as Bryce, Zion, or Monument Valley. One of my favorite spots in the US!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 12, 2015: Desert Bighorn Sheep, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

IslandMan ·
This must have been a rare treat, Ottoman. It's always interesting to see wildlife in their natural habitat
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 12, 2015: Desert Bighorn Sheep, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Ottoman ·
Hi IslandMan You are so right. I could've sat there and watched these two lovely animals all day, but unfortunately the amount of daylight we had was rapidly dwindling. Oh well, there's more traveling to be done and more "Wow!" moments to capture. Thanks for the feedback. Take care and best wishes to you.
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Re: Strolling up the Champs-Elysées

Travel Rob ·
Great piece! I've started strolling again on the Champs-Elysees on recent trips. Some auto showrooms have some great small car related gifts, like key chains . The area seems really safe late at night too and I enjoy it
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Re: Strolling up the Champs-Elysées

PHeymont ·
I guess I will have to give it another chance...the section from the Rond Point to the arch have sometimes seemed like an unpleasant mix of Fifth Avenue and Times Square, so we've been giving that section a pass!
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Re: Strolling up the Champs-Elysées

DrFumblefinger ·
A good place for an evening stroll, unless their youngsters are out rioting. The Champs is a favorite place for this. The area around the arch is very developed but fun to window-shop, and that's where all the car showrooms are.
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Re: St. Louis Gateway Arch - Gateway to the West

DrFumblefinger ·
I visited the arch many years ago on a hot, windy summer day. I like your comparison to the Mork ride, because it was quite fascinating to work our way up to the top of the arch in that unusual tram. But it was extremely unpleasant at the top. Very hot and stuffy, and the wind was shaking our footing like a major earthquake would have. Views were limited but interesting, but the arch is beautiful and an amazing feat of engineering. Thanks for sharing your memories of this great landmark!
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Re: St. Louis Gateway Arch - Gateway to the West

Samantha ·
Hi there DrFumblefinger. Being from CA, anything under a 3.5 doesn't get on my radar, lol. Maybe that was why it didn't seem to bad too me, Thanks again for your comments.
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Re: December 18, 2015: Tiled arches in Tallinn

DrFumblefinger ·
I've been wondering about these arches, Mac. Were the purely aesthetic, or is there some function to them that you could discern?
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Re: December 18, 2015: Tiled arches in Tallinn

Mac ·
I think the arches were actually functional, probably bracing the wall of the building on the right against the thicker fortress wall on the left. The tiled tops must be to protect the arch against the effects of the weather eroding the arches. Unusual, in any event.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 22, 2013: Moab before the storm

DrFumblefinger ·
Great story and great pic, Mac! Moab is such a photogenic area, but never more so than when a storm is threatening. Some day you'll have to share more details of that motorcycle journey with us. Sounds like a wonderful experience!!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 22, 2013: Moab before the storm

Theodore Behr ·
Wow, that's beautiful! Reminds me of the old John Wayne movie settings.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 22, 2013: Moab before the storm

DrFumblefinger ·
I keep coming back. Makes me want to hop on my (mountain) bike and cruise around! I'm not bold enough for a motorcycle, but do like my mountain bike. Love it, Mac!
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