Tagged With "Central Park"

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Oct. 16, 2016: Central Park NYC

Jonathan L ·
I have had several opportunities to walk through Central Park over the past month. One of my favorite places is The Lake. It is place that draws people, even on a cloudy day.
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Re: Places where nature has taken over

PHeymont ·
Walking through wooded areas in rural New England (including in park land), it's not uncommon to come on foundations or other evidence of human occupation, and we're not talking paleolithic! Industrialization, urbanization and westward expansion lowered population levels in rural New England in the later 1800s, and today more of New England is covered in forest than at the time of the American Revolution! Old farmsteads, mills, even villages just disappeared.
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February 2, 2020: Post-Holiday restocking

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a winter walk near and in Central Park.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 18, 2015: The Conservancy Gardens NYC

Jonathan L ·
  Up near the Northern end of Central Park is an oft forgotten gem - The Conservancy Gardens.  These 3 gardens are 6 acres of formality in what is often an area of the park that has been allowed to grow close to natural.   The Gardens...
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December 18, 2016: Central Park - New York City

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to see an aspect he loves in Central Park: its water features, the ponds, streams and lakes that make it so memorable.
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Oct. 6, 2019: Autumn Colors, Central Park, NYC

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L brings some of the first fall colors in New York City
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March 17, 2019: Belvedere Fountain in Central Park, NYC

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L shows us a Central Park winter scene.
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May 20, 2018: Oak Bridge, Central Park, New York

Jonathan L ·
An early spring walk in Central Park takes Jonathan L through some of the most picturesque parts of the Park.
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Comrade Bob in the Steps of Tamerlaine

Amateuremigrant ·
Comrade Bob (did you know it means 'bean' in Russian?) Cranwell recalls a visit to Uzbekistan back in the waning days of the Soviet empire.
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Chinese ice cream truck visits NYC

PHeymont ·
An unusual sight late last month, this Chinese ice cream truck was parked in New York's Flatiron district, giving out samples of Chinese-style ice cream as part of a tourism promotion for Hangzhou Province. The flavors included Sweet Olive and...
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Central Park woodland sanctuary reopens after 80 years

Travel Rob ·
Central Park has reopened Hallett Nature Sanctuary after being closed 80 years
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December 4, 2016 - Last Blaze of Fall in Central Park

Jonathan L ·
Walking through Central park a couple of weeks ago I came across this beautiful blaze of color. One last tree saying good bye to fall and hello to winter.
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Places where nature has taken over

DrFumblefinger ·
Many of us think of man as "dominating and destroying the world", to the point where we forget how resilient nature is.  Came across this interesting photo essay from Telegraph Travel on places nature has come back.  Well worth a look, I...
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Central Paris to get express rail link to Charles-de-Gaulle airport

Travel Rob ·
CDG airport to get a high speed rail link to central Paris
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June 17, 2018: Grand Central Terminal (not Station)

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes gives us a peek at one of the grand old train terminals
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Re: Places where nature has taken over

DrFumblefinger ·
Excellent observation, PHeymont. I notice the same when hiking through the forests in the west. Log cabins, old mines -- mostly all gone and taken over by nature.
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Romerberg houses, Frankfurt

PHeymont ·
Romerberg houses, Frankfurt
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St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, Frankfurt

PHeymont ·
St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, Frankfurt
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So where's Rocky?

PHeymont ·
So where's Rocky?
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The Euro, Frankfurt

PHeymont ·
The Euro, Frankfurt
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Re: New York City deal almost halves Central Park licenses for horse-drawn carriages

DrFumblefinger ·
What problems were the horses causing? Why would they want to reduce their number? The carriages are iconic and part of the park scene.
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New York City deal almost halves Central Park licenses for horse-drawn carriages

Travel Rob ·
New York City deal will reduce the number of horse-drawn carriages in Central Park
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New York City in the time of COVID

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour on Manhattan at the start of the COVID-19 crisis.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 18, 2015: The Conservancy Gardens NYC

PHeymont ·
Quite a surprise! I can't believe, for all the time I've spent in New York parks, that I completely missed these. Thanks for the introduction! Do you know who the sculptor was? I'm reminded a bit of Carl Milles.
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The Spires of Stockholm: Where Gumbo Was #42

PHeymont ·
Jonathan L and Mac sniffed out the puzzle picture as a view of Stockholm Cathedral, with the Stampen jazz club in the foreground. I'd hoped the English Happy Hour sign might be a little misleading, but apparently not.   The puzzle picture is in...
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Calgary's Central Library (Where Gumbo was #346)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the new Central Library in Downtown Calgary. A popular building, it opened to the public almost one year ago.
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Central India, Pt.2: Orchha

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe visits the town of Orchha in Central India, including its impressive Raja Mahal and Jahangir Mahal palaces.
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Central India, Pt.1: Gwalior

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares the magnificent sights of Gwalior, including some magnificent temples and palaces.
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Central India, Pt.4: Mandu

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's journey in central India continues, this week with a stop in beautiful Mandu, with visits to palaces, stepwells and monuments. Be sure you follow the good professor's travels!
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Central Market, Ljubljana. 1) The Produce

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the wonderful Central Market in the capital city of Slovenia. The second part of his visit to the market will be posted in a few days.
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Re: Central India, Pt.1: Gwalior

Amateuremigrant ·
As ever, the Prof's thorough and observant regard for his destination provides would-be travellers with excellent bait ! The toy train brought back a few memories for me !
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Re: Central India, Pt.1: Gwalior

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating place! Thanks for sharing these Professor. I look forward to exploring Central India with you as my guide.
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Re: Central India, Pt.2: Orchha

George G. ·
I'm curious to know if the talented artists who painted these walls and ceilings are documented anywhere. When I see such great works such as those on the abandoned and still occupied havelis of Shekhawati as well as those captured in your interesting photos, I can't help but wonder if their names are known. We hear about the rulers and rich merchants who owned many of these great edifices, but I'm equally curious about the architects and artisans.
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Re: Central India, Pt.2: Orchha

Professorabe ·
I could not agree more with you. The guidebooks always tell you that King XYZ built a castle/palace/temple, but, of course, THEY didn't - it was an army of workers, architects, and artisans who did. As to Orchha, I reckon that at least some of the names are known, but I'm afraid I don't have the information. If you liked my photos of the inside of the Laxmi Temple in particular, here is a link to further ones: https://orchaa.wordpress.com/2...as-of-art-in-orchha/
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Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn (Where Gumbo Was #160)

PHeymont ·
Grand Army Plaza is one of Brooklyn's hubs, where Prospect Park meets the Central Library, a memorial arch, the Greenmarket and much more.
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March 9, 2016: Beauty of Fall Foliage in New York City

Samantha ·
Samantha's fall visit to New York City hit the well-known attractions, but she also took the time (and pictures) to notice the fall foliage at Rockefeller Center.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 1st, 2014: Strawberry Fields, NYC

IslandMan ·
    Being a music fan, a Beatles fan and a John Lennon fan, I had to visit the Strawberry Fields memorial when we were in New York. It is located in Central Park West between 71st and 74th streets, directly opposite the Dakota Buildings...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 10, 2014: Central Park, New York, New York

Ottoman ·
    Central Park is an 843 acre urban park located in Manhattan in New York City.  It opened in 1857, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962.  Open all year, it boasts many activities such as birding, boating,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 8, 2014: Strawberry Fields, Central Park, New York, New York

Ottoman ·
    Strawberry Fields is a 2.5-acre landscaped section in New York City's Central Park that is dedicated to the memory of Beatles member John Lennon. It is named after the Beatles song "Strawberry Fields Forever".  The memorial is a...
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December 14, 2016: Wollman Rink - Central Park NYC

Samantha ·
Samantha visits Central Park's Wollman Rink, popular with tourists and locals alike.
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More WiFi in NYC Subway...soon...maybe.

PHeymont ·
NYC Transit officials are ready to announce Phase 2 of a plan that will eventually provide WiFi and cell service in all 277 underground stations in the system. The expansion will add 11 more stations in Manhattan including major hubs such as Grand...
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May 24, 2017: Seattle Central Library, Washington

Samantha ·
A visit with Samantha to Seattle's architectural and cultural gem.
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Signs of Grand Central Market, Los Angeles

DrFumblefinger ·
A Los Angeles institution for more than a century, the Grand Central Market has evolved into a venue specializing in quickly served meals of great variety and ethnicity.
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Central India, Pt.6: Aurangabad and environs

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's travels in Central India continue, this week in Aurangabad where he finds (among other travel gems) an amazing replica of the iconic Taj Mahal, a nice assortment of surviving historic city gates, and Aurangabad Caves, rock-cut Buddhist temples dating from the 6th and 7th century.
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Central India, Part 8: Ellora

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's informative and educational series on visiting Central India concludes this week with a visit to Ellora, another of Maharashtra's UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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Central India, Pt.5: Maheshwar

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's journey through Central India takes us to the charming city of Maheshwar, on the north bank of the Narmada, one of India's seven holy rivers.
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Central India, Pt.7: Ajanta

Professorabe ·
This week Professor Abe takes us to the fantastic Buddhist cave monuments cut into the rocks of the Sahyadri hills. The caves were declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983.
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November 22, 2018: Dragon Bridge, Ljubljana

DrFumblefinger ·
The Dragon Bridge is the most popular one in Slovenia's capital of Ljubljana. Built in the early 20th century, it is an example of Viennese Art Nouveau.
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Central Market, Ljubljana. 2) The Rest

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger concludes his visit to Ljubljana's popular Central Market with a look at the large variety of merchandise it has to offer.
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Re: Central Market, Ljubljana. 2) The Rest

George G. ·
The honey looks delicious and the decanters are worth their cost. I enjoyed local markets every weekend while living in Europe. Unfortunately our weekly local farmers market here in rural Virginia ended when the vendors couldn't afford insurance costs for customers who may complain of illness from eating local farmer products.
 
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