Tagged With "Royal Palace"

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HMY Britannia.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook takes us on a phototour of the retired Royal Yacht Britannia, and provides a detailed account of her design and distinguished service to Great Britain.
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Royal Caribbean may cruise to Cuba this summer

PHeymont ·
Royal Caribbean's CEO semi-announces the line's plans for cruises to Cuba.
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April 29, 2019: Reflections of Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some features of downtown as seen in the reflections of its modern skyscrapers.
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Re: HMY Britannia.

PortMoresby ·
I enjoyed this peek into HMY Britannia very much, having only seen it from the outside when it wasn't open. The only jarring note is the unfortunate choice of upholstery fabric with the carpets (or vice versa) in the Queen's lounge. More Labour cost-cutting? Otherwise, what a lovely place to spend one's "holiday". Thanks, Ian!
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Re: April 29, 2019: Reflections of Toronto

Travel Rob ·
Love the reflection of the other buildings! Sometimes it gives you clues on what to visit next trip. I shot one from a bus leaving Montreal that put some sights on my list.
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Re: Congratulations to Ian Cook!

Travel Luver ·
Great photo! Congratulations.
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Empress of Seas cancels a month of cruises

PHeymont ·
Royal Caribbean's updates and upgrades on Empress of the Seas have taken longer than expected, forcing cancellation of April and May cruises.
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Royal Caribbean: no more last-minute bargains

PHeymont ·
Royal Caribbean is putting a 30-day cutoff on price cuts, in part to keep early-payers from being upset that others waited and paid less.
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London Postal Museum features secret underground railway

Travel Rob ·
New museum will let London visitors ride on the secret "Mail Rail"
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 13, 2014: Gödöllő

PortMoresby ·
  The Royal Palace of Gödöllő sits on the outskirts of Budapest and it was there I was taken one day by streetcar from the center of the city by dear friend, Zoli.  A serious photographer with a wonderful eye, he and I walked all...
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March 1, 2019: A Day in Drumheller

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger spends a day in Drumheller with some visitors, and shares photos of some of what they saw.
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The Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller, Alberta (Where Gumbo was #259)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the fabulous Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta. The Museum is home to the largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the world. A fascinating destination for the entire family.
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Congratulations to Ian Cook!

DrFumblefinger ·
Ian Cook's evocative B&W photo of the Anderton Boat Lift has been accepted by the Royal Photographic Society for inclusion in an upcoming exhibition tour. Congratulations, Ian!
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Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, Brussels

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares a visit to the lovely Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Built in the mid-19th century, this bright cheery design was very innovative for its time.
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9 Royal Couples and Their Favorite Honeymoon Destinations

Guest ·
Where do members of the British Royal Family like to travel on their honeymoon? Swara Segal shares some of the destinations and details (sponsored content)
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Royal Tyrell Museum, Drumheller

DrFumblefinger ·
Royal Tyrell Museum, Drumheller
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Re: Midland Provincial Park, Alberta

GarryRF ·
My Grand Father worked in UK Coalmines around the 1900s . Stories he could tell were both amazing and scarey. Miners were exempt from War Service during WW1 as they supplied an "Essential Service". Women were employed at the Mines but never went below ground. Mules were used below ground - pulling bogeys - and never came back to the surface during their lives.
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Re: Nature in England: Snettisham Bird Reserve

DrFumblefinger ·
Love seeing birds in large flocks, like you experienced here! Wonderful experience!
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Re: Nature in England: Snettisham Bird Reserve

Marilyn Jones ·
Lovely photos...I would love to visit here!
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Cruise News: the biggest and the other biggest

PHeymont ·
There's news this week about two "biggest" ships. One is the Allure of the Seas, biggest cruise liner afloat, and the other is a ship under construction, but so far without a name that will be the largest square-rigger sailing ship ever built. Royal...
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International incident: France attacks Italy's Nutella!

PHeymont ·
"Tartine de Nutella"—Breakfast for France?               Photo: A. Kniesel / Wikimedia   While most observers of international relations have been focused on the issue of Greece, and whether it will remain...
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Paris mayor gets power to ban traffic when pollution peaks

PHeymont ·
A horrific spike in air pollution in Paris Monday has led to the national Ecology Minister, Segoline Royal, granting Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo the power to impose traffic bans when pollution is high.   Royale had previously held on to that power,...
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Royal Caribbean raises tip rate, kills free WiFi

PHeymont ·
In two announcements today, Royal Caribbean gave passengers bad news: It's raising gratuity fees on its ships, and cancelling a free internet plan.
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High-speed WiFi spreading at sea, some free

PHeymont ·
Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean are both rolling out new high-speed WiFi services...but they come with a price.
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How a super-ship manages 12-hour turnaround

PHeymont ·
Today's (Mar 22) NY Times has a fascinating article on the "backstage" operation involved in getting 6000 passengers off a ship, washing 93,000 pounds of linens, loading up all the food and water, and getting the next 6000 passengers out to...
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New gonzo cruise ship even has sky-diving!

PHeymont ·
In the race to think up more features to add to cruise ships, Royal Caribbean is looking up...with a top-deck skydiving simulator on its newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, which has just started operating out of the New York area. Would you believe...
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The Stockholm Cathedral (Where Gumbo was #344)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the historic Cathedral of Stockholm's old city, Gamla Stan. The church is built immediately adjacent to the Royal Palace complex.
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Midland Provincial Park, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Midland Provincial Park, situated near both the city of Drumheller and the famous Royal Tyrrell Museum. It was once the site of a large coal mine and an interpretative trail takes one through the history of coal mining in the region.
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January 6, 2017: Tyne Anew, Royal Quays Marina, England.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook introduces us to this monumental sculpture by Mark di Suvero that stands as a beacon at the Royal Quays Marina in Newcastle.
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Nature in England: Snettisham Bird Reserve

Kirsten Hines ·
Kirsten Hines, a lover and documenter of nature, continues her journey of discovery in England with a stop at the Snettisham Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Reserve.
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Re: January 6, 2017: Tyne Anew, Royal Quays Marina, England.

GarryRF ·
I had a look at Mark di Suvero's other artwork and have found that I'm not impressed with his output. Waste of a million Dollars in a deprived area. Liverpool Docks Cranes Heavy Industry in motion. 433 feet high. Living Art.
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Re: January 6, 2017: Tyne Anew, Royal Quays Marina, England.

GarryRF ·
I do love free art ! http://bit.ly/2iHuWnT
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Re: High-speed WiFi spreading at sea, some free

Jonathan L ·
On a recent Norwegian cruise the charges for wifi were very high ($25/day), and people said that the speeds were awful. While these prices are "better" they would still stop me from using wifi on my cruise.
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Re: How a super-ship manages 12-hour turnaround

DrFumblefinger ·
Sometimes when I'm in Vancouver I head to Canada Place to watch the cruise ships coming and going. You actually get to see the belly of the ship being loaded. The dozens of palates of food that go on is amazing. Would you have thought a cruise ship would consume 3 massive containers of potatoes in a week? 2 of onions? Might even have been more, that's all I saw. It is truly a model of efficiency.
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Re: Cruise lines drop Puerta Vallarta over violence

GarryRF ·
I was in Puerta Vallarta in June last year. Not the friendliest place I've been to. It was a busy working city. Not the sanctuary of paradise I was expecting. Very disappointed. So many arrogant people. I was moved twice from room to room in 2 weeks. Each time the Staff at "Secrets" said it was for building repairs. Each time a Wedding Party with 4 adjoining rooms moved in. The Hotel told my tour operator it was my own fault for asking to be moved.
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Re: England's Thames Path: Kew Palace

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating stop! As I seem to recall, George was one of your ancestors? Do I remember this correctly?
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Re: England's Thames Path: Kew Palace

PortMoresby ·
"...George was one of your ancestors?" No, though no doubt related somehow. But he is a favorite, seems kinder & more interesting than most of them.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 19, 2013: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Calgary, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
  With the exception of its red Maple Leaf, I don't think there's any Canadian symbol more iconic than its Mounties.  The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), are Canada's national police force and have a history dating to the days of the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 5, 2014: Flowers in Oslo

PHeymont ·
Flowers brighten the traffic islands at a number of Oslo's busy downtown intersections. We stood next to this one, near the National Theatre, for quite a while, waiting for our tram. This area is in the center of Oslo, a short walk from cultural...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 9, 2014: Garden of the Palais Royale, Paris

PHeymont ·
These well-behaved trees provide a shady refuge in summer heat in the Jardin du Palais Royal in Paris. Beyond the alley of trees, the gardens contain a well-manicured lawn surrounded by riotous flower beds. The palace stands at one end, and the rest...
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Erika Update: Storm causes cruise changes and cancellations

PHeymont ·
Tropical Storm Erika has been downgraded, but her effect on the Caribbean cruise industry continues, bringing changes to cruise itineraries, and cancelling some port calls, although some cruises are now slated to resume their original plans.  ...
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Royal Caribbean tightens cancellation policies

PHeymont ·
Royal Caribbean, which has recently had to cancel or shorten some cruises, is now imposing stricter rules on customers who want to cancel bookings.
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England's Thames Path: Kew Palace

PortMoresby ·
On the final day of this walk along the River Thames, PortMoresby pays a visit to Kew Palace, one of a number of fascinating attractions located within the Royal Botanic Gardens, just outside central London.
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Cruise lines drop Puerta Vallarta over violence

PHeymont ·
Recent street fights between armed drug gangs and Mexican police and troops in Puerta Vallarta have cancelled several cruise's port calls, and curtailed others.   Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas, Disney's Wonder and Celebrity's Infinity have...
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December 26, 2019: Stockholm Concert Hall

DrFumblefinger ·
Stockholm's Royal Concert Hall is home to the Royal Stockholm Philaharmonic Orchestra, as well as the venue for the annual Nobel Prize Ceremony every December.
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Palace State Rooms and Armoury, Valletta (Where Gumbo was #286)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting one of the most popular attractions in Valletta, Malta, situated in the Royal Palace. These include some of the State Rooms and one of the world's best armouries.
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Luxury Train Trips are the Best Way to Explore India

Rajiv Varma ·
India is teeming with a plenitude of palaces, historical monuments, picturesque destinations and magnificent sites. The smooth flight connections make it hassle-free for the travelers to marvel all of them in less time. However, there are those wanderers who love the journey more than the destinations. If you too are a devotee of the scenes passing by in your journey, then manifold your experience by traveling in any of the luxury trains. Be it the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels or the Maharajas...
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Re: Luxury Train Trips are the Best Way to Explore India

Trainman ·
Amazing Article! Thanks for sharing with us
 
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