Tagged With "Horses in Hats"

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Re: December 12, 2016: Percheron Horses, Alberta

GarryRF ·
Wonderful work horses with a positive future. Known for their cool temperament and strength these animals are used by police in cities where heavy traffic doesn't distress them.. For over 200 years breeders have a kept stud records and kept the breed pure. As you say they were a war horse too. A million were left in France by allied troops after WW1. And unfortunately France has a "taste" for horse meat
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Re: Is Porto worth the trip?

Jonathan L ·
I have not done a lot of research yet. Porto is a historic city, which always draws me. It is supposed to be beautiful. Other than hat i am just trying to figure out what to do if I run out of things in Lisbon.
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Re: The Wild Horses of The Camargue, France

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent article and photos!!!
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Re: The Wild Horses of The Camargue, France

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating piece and beautiful photos! Thanks, Kirsten!
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Re: The Wild Horses of The Camargue, France

seesaw ·
Sounds like a lovely experience! And great photos....you can really feel the wild energy of the horses.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

GarryRF ·
Certainly looks like "Something completely different" To admire its absurdity is quite refreshing. Whether it has international - appeal only time will tell. The beauty of English weather is Mac could have driven North to the Costa-del-Mersey. Cut the grass - take the grandkids to the park and a warm glow of sunburn for not wearing my hat. But with a name like Dismaland I suppose warm rain is part of the experience, Love to see more photos too
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Re: Heather in Bloom - North York Moors.

DrFumblefinger ·
A most amazing and lovely landscape (with tip of the hat to its Scottish counterpart). When is a good time for a tourist to see the heather in bloom? I know some folks that would plan a trip just to see these colors.
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Re: Heather in Bloom - North York Moors.

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Early to mid august would be the prime time to visit and view.
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1960's (Part 1)

GarryRF ·
Yes - I noticed the plates on the Mustang Ottoman. Sometimes you just look at a picture - and think - that's just not right ! Like photos of mans best friend, his dog, Dressed as a cowboy with a bandana and a Stetson hat ! Makes my toes curl up. Cringe worthy ! So I've put Sept 2nd in my diary. "The arrival of Ottomans Masterpieces ... and Hurricane Cristobal" What a fun day !
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Re: Gallery: St. Catharines Market, Ontario

GarryRF ·
I give in !! What are those yellow Cucumbers with a green hat (below the Tomato's) ? Never seen them in the UK before !!
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Re: Left Hand Drive Vs Right Hand Drive Countries

GarryRF ·
When two moving Stagecoaches were facing each other on a narrow track the driver would crack the whip - using his right hand - and cause the Horses to shy to the left and away from the noise it made. So they passed each other without hindrance.
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Re: Left Hand Drive Vs Right Hand Drive Countries

George G. ·
On September 3rd, 1967 Dagen H (or “H-Day”), short for Högertrafikomläggningen (“the right-hand traffic diversion”) millions of Swedes switched from driving on the left side of the road to driving on the right. Looks like fun from a distance.
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Re: Left Hand Drive Vs Right Hand Drive Countries

PHeymont ·
The Swedish experience is fascinating. Here's a link to more details. What makes it especially fascinating is that Sweden had always had cars with the driver and steering on the left, initially American imports, but had driven on the left. I would have expected a surge in minor accidents at the time of the change, but instead, the article says, the accident rate dropped sharply because drivers were now better placed to deal with oncoming traffic!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 21, 2015: Clemenceau in the Wind

PortMoresby ·
Bottom picture, love the hat. I want one.
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Re: Gallery: The Roof of Hawaii. An amazing sunset on Mauna Kea!

DrFumblefinger ·
Folks should not underestimate how very cold and windy it gets up there, especially when its dark. You'll want your full winter clothes here -- gloves, parka, hat. Beautiful photos, Dr.Y. Brings back many special memories!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 29, 2014. Shira Plateau, Tanzania

GarryRF ·
I think I'd go to the Zoo with your family Dr.F. Cola and some popcorn ! I believe if you join the Army you can run up these mountains for free ! I'm taking an easy seat until my pension starts. Take my hat off to you for this one !
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A Remote Canadian Village offers Indescribable Natural Discoveries

Marilyn Jones ·
  As I left the hotel in Winnipeg I was outfitted in all my brand new cold-weather gear headed for the airport and a two hour flight to the remote village of Churchill.  I prayed my preparation for facing the sub-zero temperatures and brutal...
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The Medieval Fortress and Town of Chinon

DrFumblefinger ·
  There are few places in France of greater historic importance than Chinon.  You wouldn’t know that by what you see when you drive thru it today as it seems a small sleepy rural town.  You’ll see little evidence of...
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The Valley Island of Maui: 2) Haleakala National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Volcanoes never cease to fascinate me!  Something about their massive size and primal earth shaping power appeals to my sense of curiosity and awe.  So it’s not surprising that I find Haleakala to be Maui’s most interesting place...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 6, 2015: Melbourne Transport

IslandMan ·
     On a recent trip back home to Melbourne (Australia) , we took a leisurely stroll down Swanston Street , one of the main thoroughfares in  the centre of the city. I spotted this horse and carriage and tram bypassing each other...
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ET, Call Home: A visit to the Arecibo Observatory

PHeymont ·
On our recent visit to Puerto Rico, we took an unplanned side trip to what might be called ET’s phone booth—a vast radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory that “listens” to space both for astronomical information and any...
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THAT's what a Hamburger's all about....

DrFumblefinger ·
  Many of my Canadian friends find it difficult to understand why someone would want to move away from California.  There were good reasons to stay and, in our case, better reasons to leave, but there are definitely things about California...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 4, 2015: Modern-day Cowboy

DrFumblefinger ·
  Thank God there are still cowboys in the world!  Tough, hard-working guys -- real men.   I came across this fellow I'll call "Roy" at the Bar U Ranch  in Alberta.  The Bar U is a Canadian Historic Site that every summer...
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U.S. airlines hit new low in long tarmac delays

PHeymont ·
The U.S. Department of Transportation has reported that "tarmac delays"—incidents in which passengers are kept on the plane during long take-off delays—hit their lowest total since rules fining airlines for allowing them went into effect...
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The World's Largest TeePee

DrFumblefinger ·
Situated on an overlook at the outskirts of Medicine Hat, Alberta, the Saamis teepee is the largest of its type in the world.
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American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, Amarillo, TX

Samantha ·
Samantha explores this museum dedicated to a favorite American breed, and shares the excitement with us.
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Hiking Angel's Landing in Zion National Park

Nate Alger ·
Nate shares one of his favorite hikes, the famous Angel's Landing trail in beautiful Zion National Park.
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey: Istanbul to Sofia

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur's exotic train journeys continue, today with stops in Istanbul, Thessaloniki, Meteora (Kalambaka), Skopje, Niš, ending in Sofia. If you love train travel stories, you'll love this post.
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June 12, 2017. Susie Island Overlook, Minnesota

DrFumblefinger ·
A lovely roadside stop in northern Minnesota provides a memorable view of the Susie Island chain and Lake Superior
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July 13, 2017: Wild Horses, Virginia City, Nevada

Ottoman ·
Ottoman's first visit to Virginia City gave him an opportunity to experience something unique, an encounter with wild horses.
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July 22, 2017: Comic statues, Bratislava, Slovakia

PHeymont ·
Bratislava has its serious monuments, but there's still room for some with fun and attitude.
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Eastern European Rail Odyssey: Gdansk to Vilnius

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur's Eastern European train journey continues, with travels through Gdansk, Kaliningrad, Minsk and Vilnius.
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Mar. 16, 2017: Liverpool UK Santa Dash.

GarryRF ·
One of Liverpool's newer traditions raises funds for charity and fun for the participants. GarryRF explains.
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Diamond Head State Monument, Oahu (Where Gumbo Was #230)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Oahu's most famous landmark, Diamond Head, an extinct volcanic crater adjoining Honolulu. Our puzzle clues took us up the path to the rim of the crater, with its splendid views of Oahu and especially Waikiki beach.
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May 8, 2020: On Via d. Trinita dei Monti, Rome

Ron B. ·
An unusual addition to the bust of Italian writer and politician, Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi, captures Ron B's attention.
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EU starts to OK airline bailouts

PHeymont ·
Air France has been approved by the EU for €7 billion in government loans and guarantees, and other governments and airlines may follow suit.
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Union Square Holiday Market - Annual New York Tradition

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband spent some time in New York City last Christmas. It was magical and they loved walking around the Union Square Holiday Market. It is a New York City tradition.
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Ooops! Plane crashes—inside hangar

PHeymont ·
Even airplanes can have 'garage accidents,' as recent incidents at Sprint and Emirates show.
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Netherlands: Thousands of polar bears

PHeymont ·
New Years Day plunges into cold water seem to have rooted themselves especially deeply in the Netherlands.
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March 22, 2020: Lady in the Park, Winnipeg

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a popular statue in Winnipeg, situated in Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park.
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United to hackers: earn miles by breaking in

PHeymont ·
Could he be on his way to a million MileagePlus miles?                Photo: Wikimedia / wwward0   United Airlines has launched a "bug bounty" program to reward computer-adept people who find security flaws...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 21, 2015: Clemenceau in the Wind

PHeymont ·
    This statue of Georges Clemenceau, is one of my favorite Paris statues, not least because it embodies none of the heroic classicism that tends to make the person being honored seem a concept rather than a person. Here, no matter what the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 10, 2015: Statue of Mary Tyler Moore, Minneapolis, Minneosta

Ottoman ·
  She is the woman "who can turn the world on with her smile".  Mary Tyler Moore is a Hollywood superstar who graced our television screens for over fifty years, not to mention appearing in a number of films on the silver screen.  Well...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 19, 2015: Rabbit out of a Hat

PHeymont ·
  Neat trick!   We didn't get to visit the store, which was closed, but we did stop to admire the  sign.
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White-hat hackers get million-mile bonus from United

PHeymont ·
United Airlines, which has been plagued by computer glitches over the past few years, some of which have led to disruptions of flight schedules, has given two computer hackers a million MileagePlus miles each for helping find security glitches in...
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Crazy Horse National Monument

Samantha ·
While in Rapid City we went to  Mt. Rushmore  and  Crazy Horse National Monument . I had heard a lot about this monument, but didn’t know really much about it. I am embarrassed to admit that at one point, I actually thought it was...
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Jackson Square in the French Quarter, New Orleans

Samantha ·
Samantha shares the first of three posts after her recent visit to the French Quarter. Learn about the history of Jackson Square and New Orleans on today's post.
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Bristol's new Brunel museum is a real head trip

PHeymont ·
A new harborside museum in the British port of Bristol puts visitors inside the head of Victorian Britain's greatest engineer.
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Santa Fe's unique cathedral

PHeymont ·
Santa Fe's St. Francis Cathedral is a 19th-century building with classical motifs as well as Spanish and Native American influences.
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A Quick Philly Jaunt to a Few Philly Haunts

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a visit to Philadelphia, highlighted by the terrific views from from the One Liberty Observation Deck.
 
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