Tagged With "Canal Park"

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April 4, 2016 - Columbia Canal, Columbia, South Carolina

Travel Rob ·
The Columbia Canal has a lot of history and is still important to Columbia, South Carolina
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Lambertville, New Jersey (Where Gumbo Was #345)

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L explores Lambertville NJ, where Gumbo was this week
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 7, 2015: Springtime in Burgundy

PortMoresby ·
  Having enjoyed innumerable long-distance walks in England, but only once before in France, I determined it was time for another, this time along the Burgundy Canal.  It was spring, the weather was fine, accommodations, though farther apart...
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Re: April 4, 2016 - Columbia Canal, Columbia, South Carolina

Ava ·
I lived in Columbia for four years and I'd never heard of this! It will be a great place to see when I visit home.
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History, Mystery, Art and More in Boonsboro and Beyond

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some of the sights and activities in historic Boonsboro, Maryland, which she recently visited.
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200 Years of History on the Erie Canal

Jonathan L ·
After 200 years, the Erie Canal is still at work, and at leisure. JonathanL follows it from Buffalo to Albany for a great tour.
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Sept. 2, 2016: Unlock Sculpture, Greenheart Regional Park

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares the Unlock sculpture, a large wooden piece of public art which is next to the canal towpath in an area that forms part of Greenheart Regional Park in the borough of Wigan.
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Back Alleys and Lanes of Georgetown

George G. ·
Everyone is familiar with Washington DC's fabulous monuments and museums. GeorgeG takes us on a walk through the side streets and quiet beautiful neighborhoods of Georgetown.
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August 19, 2016: Leeds-Liverpool Canal at Worthington ,UK

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares some great memorable monochrome images of the longest canal waterway in the U.K.
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Sept. 13, 2016. Melbourne Marina and Lock, Yorkshire

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
A disused lock and Melbourne Marina in Yorkshire. Some of the canals are overgrown and are gradually being cleared.
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Re: Lambertville, New Jersey (Where Gumbo Was #345)

George G. ·
I took a Google street tour of the town. Beautiful architecture and streets lined with quaint antique and craft store frontages plus cafes. However, the streets are also congested with above ground telephone / power poles and thick hanging cables that really detracts from the towns beauty.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 12, 2013: Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Hello again Theodore Sorry for the late response to your question. Personally, I do not think it is worth the time and effort it would take for you to drive to Duluth from Minneapolis for only one day in the winter time. The ride from Minneapolis to Duluth one way on Interstate 35 will take you 2.5 hours, and that's under good driving conditions. In the winter, chances are you will encounter bad weather, and that will definitely add to your driving time. Duluth doesn't shut down in the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 12, 2013: Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
   In today's highlighted photo one can see a freighter leaving the Duluth harbor, making its way underneath the Aerial Lift Bridge, past Canal Park, and heading out to Lake Superior.  The second photo shows the road portion of the...
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Rochester, NY: City of Re-Invention (Where Gumbo Was #140)

PHeymont ·
Gumbo’s location in Puzzle #140, as Travelling Canuck and GarryRF recognized, was the puzzling city of Rochester, New York—a city that has re-invented itself so many times that its nicknames tangle the tongue. It’s been the Young...
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July 11, 2018: New Orleans Streetcars

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband enjoyed riding the numerous streetcars that run throughout the city of New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Re: Sept 10, 2018: Rideau Canal, Ottawa

GarryRF ·
I was lucky enough to "borrow" a beautiful house on Rideau Lakes and explore Ottawa. Beautiful - but underpopulated - part of the world. Perfect for me,
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Re: Walking in England: The Kennet & Avon Canal

Travel Rob ·
Wow, such a cool walking trip! I have to take one of these canal walks now!
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Re: Walking in England: The Kennet & Avon Canal

Mac ·
A lovely blog PM delightful to read your 'take' on the canals. We have a very active canal restoration group working in our area - the Stroudwater Canal. They have a virtual lifetime's work ahead of them to complete the ambitious projects that they have underway - but they are making progress!
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Re: Walking in England: The Kennet & Avon Canal

PHeymont ·
I've enjoyed canoeing and walking on some of our eastern canals (Chesapeake and Potomac, Delaware and a couple of others) but unfortunately we don't seem to have kept serious stretches in shape for either shipping or recreation as has happened in England and France...too bad for us! Looks like a lovely walk...
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Re: Walking in England: The Kennet & Avon Canal

Dgems ·
WOW that brings back memories......makes me want to go back to England ! Thanks for the pleasant journey!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jun 16, 2015: Houseboat, Amsterdam

IslandMan ·
    Amsterdam is famous for its canals and picture-postcard setting. You can spend days just wandering up and down and around the many canals and waterways admiring the beautiful tree-lined paths, the classic architecture of the buildings...
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July 9, 2016: Greylag Geese of London

PHeymont ·
Greylag geese pose for a series of portraits by PHeymont on the banks of London's Regents Canal.
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The amazing debris of the Canal St.-Martin

PHeymont ·
Weapons, toilets, bicycles and even a drone turn up as workers clean the bed of Paris's iconic canal.
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Walking in England: The Kennet & Avon Canal

PortMoresby ·
My discovery of the Kennet & Avon Canal was a revelation. Id been confronted with a dilemma, the fact that I loved walking in the English countryside but had come to the conclusion that I could no longer take on the hills comfortably. Bath is the end point of more than 100 miles of the Cotswold Way and Id completed it in 3 trips. The last section left me wondering if my walking days were over, having had some tortuous ascents and descents and...
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July 2, 2017: Lockport, NY

Jonathan L ·
Lockport NY was part of the original Erie Canal. The locks above are part of the new canal (built in 1908).
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Sept 10, 2018: Rideau Canal, Ottawa

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visited the Rideau Canal when in Ottawa. It is one of Canada's UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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Re: The amazing debris of the Canal St.-Martin

PortMoresby ·
TG member, kerouac, has posted a series of photos showing the progress of the project: http://anyportinastorm.proboar...-canal-saint-martin# http://anyportinastorm.proboar...-saint-martin?page=2
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Re: Walking the Burgundy Canal

PHeymont ·
Every time you write about one of these walks, I find myself drawn closer to it. And this one is such an enticing story I'm almost ready to toss over my plans for this summer. I can't, of course, but I will find time in future...
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Re: Walking the Burgundy Canal

PortMoresby ·
I think this is a particularly nice part of the world to walk and I've been thinking about starting again in Pouilly-en-Auxois to go the other direction. I already have a guide for it, a gift in exchange for a review on a very good site, appropriately, 'I Love Walking in France'. Guides (and my review) here .
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Re: Walking the Burgundy Canal

PortMoresby ·
I received Melinda's newsletter this afternoon (she of ILoveWalkinginFrance.com ), and she confirms what I mentioned above about the down side of trying to follow French paths. "... I backtracked and turned right, thinking that walking around an island would be fairly straightforward. That path ended soon after, at the end of the port, so I backtracked again and followed another path which would join the coastal path at the eastern side of the island. It did, but was so badly marked that I...
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Re: Walking the Burgundy Canal

DrFumblefinger ·
I am curious how you pace your day on these walks. When do you begin hiking? At what time do you tend to look for a place to ovenight? How many miles do you aim to do in a day on average?
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Re: Walking the Burgundy Canal

PortMoresby ·
Every walk is different, of course, so planning, for someone like me who isn't a distance walker, is essential. I can walk comfortably up to about 10 miles with my little pack, more if I must but try to avoid it, so there's no rush in the morning to be out early. I enjoy a leisurely breakfast and head out mid-morning. I'm never in the position of looking for a place to overnight because I've reserved in advance, either well in advance or at least a day or 2, knowing where I'll be. In France...
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Re: The Falkirk Wheel, Scotland

Ava ·
Wow!
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Re: The Falkirk Wheel, Scotland

PHeymont ·
That's just incredible! Thanks for a fascinating look...it would have made a good Where in the World puzzle, or What in the World... I found this animated GIF by Famine on Wikipedia that helped me visualize how it looks in operation. It's put together from a time-laps series.
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Re: The Falkirk Wheel, Scotland

DrFumblefinger ·
Technology and art! Fascinating yet functional.
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Re: The Falkirk Wheel, Scotland

PortMoresby ·
My darling father-in-law grew up in Falkirk and I've never gone there. But just mention a canal and I want to know about the towpath. A walk through Falkirk may be in my future: http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk...de-union-canal.shtml Thanks, Ian.
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Panama's new canal open to more cruises

PHeymont ·
The opening of the Panama Canal's new, larger locks means cruise lines can use larger ships for cruises through the canal. But issues remain.
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The Falkirk Wheel, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
The Falkirk Wheel is a unique rotating boat lift in Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal.
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June 4, 2017 Brewing Vats on the Erie Canal

Jonathan L ·
The Erie Canal is used mostly by pleasure craft these days, but Jonathan L had the chance to see a major industrial shipment pass through.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 9, 2014: Enjoying the Sunset

DrFumblefinger ·
  One evening as we were returning to our hotel near St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice, slowly cruising down the Grand Canal on a  vaporetto (water bus) , the sun began to set.  In the last moments of daylight, that magical time of day...
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Walking the Burgundy Canal

PortMoresby ·
  Several years ago, after the completing 100+ miles of England’s Cotswold Way, over hill and dale and, at times, experiencing painful difficulties, I resolved to give up hills in favor of walking along waterways, of which there are many,...
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August 9, 2019: A Walk along the Grand Canal

DrFumblefinger ·
A photo snapped just after landing in Venice's Marco Polo Airport.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 9, 2014: Enjoying the Sunset

PHeymont ·
If this were a painting, it would be by Edward Hopper. Wonderful image...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 9, 2014: Enjoying the Sunset

Marilyn Jones ·
What a fantastic photo and description; a moment in time captured forever.
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Canal Saint-Martin: Where Gumbo Was

PHeymont ·
As reader Port Moresby guessed correctly, Gumbo’s Where in the World photo shows one of the cast-iron bridges crossing the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris—a popular attraction with a fascinating past, and familiar to millions through its movie...
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Small Museums of New York State

Jonathan L ·
While driving across New York following the Erie Canal, Jonathan L had the opportunity to stop at some of the smaller museums that are often missed by tourists.
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Re: La Dolce Vita (Part 5) Venezia (Venice)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comments, PHeymont. The cruise ships are BIG business in Venice, and certainly allow a lot of people to enjoy the destination if only for a day. But there are easily places the ships could park that wouldn't hurt the delicate lagoon, then shuttle people into the city.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 12, 2013: Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

DrFumblefinger ·
It`s impressive to see those big freighters making their way through that narrow canal, just clearing that interesting bridge!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 12, 2013: Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

Theodore Behr ·
Love the bridge. I like cool designs like this. Hey -- I'm going to Minneapolis in 2 months. Is it worth going to Duluth for a day in the winter time? Or does the place shut down then?
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Re: Touring Telemark County in Norway

Mac ·
A most interesting report and photos. I love the story of the building of the church.
 
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