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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

PHeymont ·
Aix is a favorite with us, even though we've spent only limited time there...but long enough to have posted a Picture of the Day featuring the local market , not far from the scene of your picture...it's really a great walking town.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

DrFumblefinger ·
An evocative image, Islandman, and no -- I can't think of any place this could be but France. Thanks for sharing the photo and the story behind it!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

Travel Rob ·
You sure captured France!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

HistoryDigger ·
Draws me in...and back to my days in Provence, too many years ago. Thanks for the reminder of France's southern beauty.
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Re: Summer Solstice at Stonehenge 2014

DrFumblefinger ·
What a terrific experience, Mac! I've been enthralled with Stonehenge since I was a boy. I first saw it about 30 years ago, and while it was smaller than I thought it would be, it truly is a marvel! I'm curious -- can anyone go? Do they limit attendance? The colors, the characters, the celebration of life -- it's just wonderful! Your photos made me feel part of that morning and make we want to be there to enjoy it sometime. Know my luck, though, it would be a rainy day.
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Re: Summer Solstice at Stonehenge 2014

Mac ·
Hi Dr. F. - No limit to the numbers who can attend and very few other restrictions (e.g. no bottles, drugs etc) for the 2 Solstices each year. This year was attended by a massive 37,000 people doubtless due to the excellent weather (the best in the past 8 years). Maria went 2 years ago whilst I was travelling and it poured with rain.... Not good. However, these are now the only times that you can touch the stones since they are normally roped off. The sights this year were just great. A real...
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Re: Summer Solstice at Stonehenge 2014

GarryRF ·
Its good to see 37,000 people being able to enjoy the day without the need for the "Boys in Blue" taking control. There are many Stone Circles across Europe. Do they have the same draw on the locals I wonder ? Great photos that I think have caught the "flavour" of the day. Thanks !
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Re: The Old Stone Mill - Where Gumbo Was #124

HistoryDigger ·
Thanks for the great pictures. Wish I could see the exhibition..and the mill. Guessed this one by digging into history.
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Re: The Old Stone Mill - Where Gumbo Was #124

PortMoresby ·
No email guesses this week?
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Re: The Old Stone Mill - Where Gumbo Was #124

Samantha ·
Awesome and colorful pictures. I do would like to see them in person. Thanks for a great post Jonathan!
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Re: The Old Stone Mill - Where Gumbo Was #124

PHeymont ·
Just to add a little more...the mill, also known as the Snuff Mill, is the oldest industrial building in New York City...but most of the others in the 20 oldest list predate it by 150 to 200 years. Most are houses in Brooklyn and Queens (one is still a private house after 350 years!) but one is in the Bronx: the 1748 Van Cortlandt Mansion--where George Washington really did sleep. For a link to the fascinating list, click HERE
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

Neil McAleer ·
Great sequence. Dr Fumblefinger! The scale of Kenmare and the care of Kenmare are its two most attractive characteristics. Neil M
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

Former Member ·
Those pictures are nice. It seems peaceful but lively. I've always thought I'd get to Ireland someday. What would you suggest for a week or 10 days?
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

DrFumblefinger ·
If you have the time, MickeyG and you want to do a road trip, then at least 10 days. Two weeks would be even better. Seven days would be really rushing it. Count on 3 days in Dublin, and then add up all the destinations you'll see. I'll be posting more blogs on this Ireland trip in the coming weeks, so it might help you decide what you really want to see there. But we had a great time. Wonderful people, great music, great fun!
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Neil McAleer: Great sequence. Dr Fumblefinger! The scale of Kenmare and the care of Kenmare are its two most attractive characteristics. Neil M Thanks, Neil! I enjoyed the very colorful and pretty nature of the town. It was a busy enough, but still a very relaxing place to be. And the next morning we were off early to do the Ring of Kerry, which I'll post next week. That trip begins literally a minute out of Kenmare, so extremely convenient. I'd like to welcome Neil to...
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

Former Member ·
This is a terrific tip ! --- For travelers with their own cars, the clockwise approach is preferable as you have the outside lane and better views all the way around and don't end up one small buggy in a convoy of huge buses. Your article makes us want to consider a trip to western Ireland, which has not been on the radar screen. The stone circles are worth the trip all by themselves.
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

rbciao ·
Great pics and article. We were in Kenmare in 2010 and it was a nice overnight. We found a comfy b&b on the outskirts of town to spend the night. The following day we departed for the Ring of Kerry.
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the note, rbciao! We essentially did what you did. Just need to get the Ring of Kerry piece completed and posted (hopefully in the next week). It will bring back some great memories, I'm sure!
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October 20, 2017: Black Middens Bastle House, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Black Middens Bastle is a rectangular mid to late 16th century stone two storey defensible farmhouse in Northumberland.
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The Old Stone Mill - Where Gumbo Was #124

Jonathan L ·
Congratulations to Historydigger for correctly guessing that Gumbo was visiting The Old Stone Mill at the New Your Botanical Garden in The Bronx, New York.   Built in 1840 The Old Stone Mill at the NY Botanical Gardens is one of the oldest...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 11, 2013: "Stone of Twelve Angles", Cuzco, Peru

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Inca people of South America's Andes mountains were remarkable engineers.  Unlike Europeans, who used mortar to bond together large walls of brick or rock, Incas carefully shaped and chiseled stones so that they fit together perfectly!...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

IslandMan ·
       On a recent visit to Marseilles in southern France, we took a day trip by train to Aix-en-Provence. It was a pleasant 50 or so minute ride in a clean, comfortable and modern carriage, and the passing scenery of Provence was...
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Summer Solstice at Stonehenge 2014

Mac ·
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks. It is in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze...
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 3) Kenmare, Gateway to the Ring of Kerry

DrFumblefinger ·
Western Ireland was the most beautiful and scenic part of our journey.  It has a lovely, rugged coastline -- harshly beautiful!  There are hundreds of ancient stone forts, stone circles and stone dwellings (it's a rocky land!), and its...
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December 10, 2015: Stolpersteine, Berlin, Germany

Ottoman ·
On the sidewalks of Berlin, you are likely to find these commemorative stones. Learn more about them.
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Lost and Found: Danish history on farm patio

PHeymont ·
Parts of a Viking runestone, sketched in 1767 and missing since shortly after, have now been found in a farmyard and will now be displayed in a museum.
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Re: December 10, 2015: Stolpersteine, Berlin, Germany

DrFumblefinger ·
I have to admire the Germans for looking at their historic atrocities full on and not sugar coating anything. These stones use the word "Ermordet", which means "Murdered". I wonder how many other nations in the world would say that about their past actions?
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Re: December 10, 2015: Stolpersteine, Berlin, Germany

PHeymont ·
Few indeed, and it's a change (a controversial one for many) from earlier years when it was difficult to find anyone in Germany who acknowledged having even been there. There was a great deal of that in the late 50s when we lived there. Perhaps what is significant is that the recognition was NOT at the moment of defeat, but only after struggle and reflection. If you're interested, there's an official German site for Sites of Remembrance 1933-1945 at www.orte-der-erinnerung.de with many links...
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Re: December 10, 2015: Stolpersteine, Berlin, Germany

Marilyn Jones ·
I am so glad you wrote this article. I saw the stumbling stones when I was in Northern Germany last year. Excellent article and photos!
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Seal Beach, California: A Walk Along the Pier and Memory Lane

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to the Seal Beach Pier and all the wonderful memories it brought up from her youth.
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