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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

Travel Rob ·
Your piece will serve inspiration for many future trips,I'm sure of that.I had no clue as the extent of Eiffel's work but I now want to see several of them in person. This serves as an example of why TravelGumbo is so different and needed
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

WorkerBee ·
PHeymont, Your post reminded me that I had seen a pre-fabricated church designed by Eiffel in Baja, Mexico. It is in the small town of Santa Rosalia and still in use. There is more info here .
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

Mac ·
Absolutely fascinating, thank you. And I thought that UK's Isambard Kingdom Brunel was prolific!
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

PHeymont ·
Brunel has fascinated me since reading a book on the Great Eastern, an unlucky ship he designed. Perhaps someday I can find time to post about his work...unless I hear a volunteer? Thanks!
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

PortMoresby ·
I'm personally acquainted with one of Brunel's railway bridges, the Gatehampton Bridge over the Thames in Berkshire, England. I was advised by my Thames Path guidebook that I was approaching it. There was a strategically placed bench in a meadow where I sat, had a snack and looked at it from a distance for a bit before walking under it. Not at all knowledgeable, or even much interested, in bridges I tried to get at least a glimpse of what the guide meant when it said "one of Brunel's Great...
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

PHeymont ·
T&N, you make an interesting point about the air circulation and coolness of Eiffel's building. These days we are constantly reading about advances in "green design," intended to reduce excess energy use. Ironic how well some of those principles of making life bearable were known so long ago by those who didn't have the option of mechanical air-conditioning! Another example is in today's blog about Gaudi's Casa Battlo in Barcelona, which uses an open well through the center of the...
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Re: Florence, Italy: A city made for walking

Ron B. ·
Just there myself. Phone's battery running low, so pix are limited. A shop's window. On the way to Ponte Vecchio with a friend who bought two enormous gold rings.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 15, 2015: Dom Luis I Bridge, Porto

PHeymont ·
  This stunning bridge connecting Porto, Portugal and its sibling Vila Nova da Gaia across the Douro River is a great place for a view of both cities and the river; its upper deck is now only for pedestrians and trams, while the lower deck is...
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The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

PHeymont ·
Everyone knows the Eiffel Tower, or Tour Eiffel. You could probably draw a pretty accurate sketch without even looking. And quite a few folks know that that Gustave Eiffel, who designed and built it, also provided the iron skeleton that keeps the...
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10 Best Islamabad Souvenirs to Bring with you

William Padilla ·
Visiting other places is the best adventure one can have in life. There are limitless cities to explore throughout the world. The experience one gets from touring cannot be expressed in words. However, the memories and experiences can become more memorable when one can bring souvenirs from such places or destinations. Buying souvenirs from such places is the best thing one can do to refresh these exotic feelings and memories. While looking for exploring both nature and culture there is one...
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Florence, Italy: A city made for walking

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L has fallen in love with Florence, and its possibilities for walking.
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May 29, 2019: Farmaceutica Santa Maria Novella

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L shows us some of the classic equipment used to purify essential oils at the Pharmacia Santa Maria Novella in Florence
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The Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, Florence

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of his favorite church in Florence, Santa Maria Novella Basilica.
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Exploring the Patagonian Fjordlands: Pia Glacier

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares an close-up visit to massive Pia Glacier. Situated at the end of a fjord, it is one of the largest glaciers in the southern hemisphere.
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Exploring the Patagonian Fjordlands: The Birds of Tucker's Islets

DrFumblefinger ·
A Zodiac excursion takes DrFumblefinger to a small group of Islands in the Strait of Magellan that is home to hundreds of birds.
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Exploring the Patagonian Fjordlands: Glacier Alley

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger cruises down the stretch of the Beagle Channel known as Glacier Alley, wherein several large and impressive glaciers extend to the sea.
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A Bridge to Everywhere

PHeymont ·
  Paris: Pont Neuf at night   Every place we travel has its landmarks, and for nearly every city on a significant river, at least some of those landmarks turn out to be bridges.   Unlike statues and monuments, they’re (almost...
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Body Scanners now can be mandatory if TSA deems it necessary

Travel Rob ·
TSA can force people through the body scanners if deemed necessary.
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Feb. 20, 2016: Churches of Torcello

PHeymont ·
Torcello, the most distant of Venice's islands and once a rival of Venice, has almost no residents, but two splendid ancient churches.
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Walking the Walls of Old San Juan, Part 2

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L continues his walking tour of Old San Juan
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Re: Feb. 20, 2016: Churches of Torcello

TravelingCanuck ·
One of the many hidden gems of Venice and area. Unfortunately my one visit to Venice in 1988 did not include going here. My loss but another reason to return to Venice. Thanks.
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Pakistan Air barred over fake licenses

PHeymont ·
European regulators have imposed a 6-month ban on Pakistan International Airlines after many pilots were found to have invalid licenses.
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Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits this church in Milan, best known for the painting of the Last Supper in its adjoining convent.
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