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Penguins grooming each other

PHeymont ·
Penguins grooming each other
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Lionfish

PHeymont ·
Lionfish
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Cuttlefish at dinner

PHeymont ·
Cuttlefish at dinner
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South Market, Downtown Boston

DrFumblefinger ·
South Market, Downtown Boston
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Financial District, Downtown Boston

DrFumblefinger ·
Financial District, Downtown Boston
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

Former Member ·
I've often advised travelers with jam-packed itineraries to step back and leave themselves time to take a walk in a park or sit there a while, experiencing what the locals see and do. That is absolutely excellent advice. I hope that most people were wise enough to take your advice. Many of my best trip memories are made of such stuff. Thank you so much, PHeymont, for this walk in the park. It is just what my jangled nerves needed today.
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

PortMoresby ·
I suspect a walk in the park is a habit acquired over time and familiarity with a place. I have a feeling, too, that the urge to go at top speed is the initial and overriding one. Or is it years and not travel experience that slows us down enough for such places to finally come into focus? Looking back over the decades I think maybe it's the latter.
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

DrFumblefinger ·
I do think people's perspectives and priorities change with time. For example, I care little about a bar or nightlife scene in most of my destinations nowadays; that mattered more to me when I was much younger. I have always loved walking in parks because of the beautiful gardens, etc. But I think i'm much more into people watching in these places than I used to be. One of my favorite places to visit is the provincial park a short block from my home. It's grand to go for a walk in it, see...
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

PortMoresby ·
Maybe travel advice of the very concrete sort then, hotels, trains, etc. is the most satisfying for all concerned. A suggestion to slow down just may not compute, something for each of us to discover on our own. So PHeymont may be preaching to the choir...may he continue.
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Good advice is good advice. People can accept it or ignore it. I'm all for freedom of choice. But sometimes an alternative needs to be presented in a clear way, as PHeymont has nicely done in this piece.
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

PortMoresby ·
I don't disagree. Just pointing out the nature of human beings and, like world peace, we can wish for it while not actually expecting everyone to join in. But lessons are learned from war too and how would we feel about every tourist in town flocking to OUR park.
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

GarryRF ·
I've mentioned in other pages that I love wide open spaces - like the State Delaware Park - but the designer of New York Central Park rung a Bell with me. Frederick Olmsted came to Liverpool to check out the "Peoples Garden" and he wrote in 1850 : "Five minutes of admiration, and a few more spent studying the manner in which art had been employed to obtain from nature so much beauty, and I was ready to admit that in democratic America there was nothing to be thought of as comparable with...
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

Former Member ·
It is clear that the "dumb" animals always seem to know the best places to hang out. We can never have enough parks. Nice to read that Frederick Olmsted also knew a good park when he saw one. Thanks for that info GarryRF
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

PHeymont ·
Garry's note about Olmsted's travels (and he was quite a traveler) set me off on a quick look to find the park he was referring to (which I didn't; apparently "people's garden" was a description rather than a name?) and found that Liverpool has more parks and especially top-class parks than any British city besides London. The article also mentioned that for reasons of health—and keeping social unrest down—the city commissioners set out on a park-building spree starting about 1833. Many...
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

GarryRF ·
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

PHeymont ·
Even a certain similarity of shape...
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

GarryRF ·
Another Park from the 1850s. People would escape Liverpool for the day and travel north to Hesketh Park. 20 minutes on the train. This is taken in Mid-Winter.
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Grouchy Gumbo: The last pic is of my cousin Priscilla, who lives in Prospect Park. I see that you gave her a little gnosh. Not that she needs it. She seems to be putting on a little extra "winter coat" this year. She has a fine home. I would really like to visit the park sometime. Grouchy, I'm curious how a squirrel manages long distance travel to visit relatives. Maybe you can enlighten us mere mortals.
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Re: Over There! Poster perspectives of World War I

Jonathan L ·
I saw a wonderful exhibit of WW I propaganda at The Getty Museum when I visited over the Christmas break. Posters, newspapers and other "memorabilia (?).
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Re: Over There! Poster perspectives of World War I

Dr.Y ·
Hope they stay in Museums
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Re: Boston Public Library (Where Gumbo was #150)

Travel Rob ·
What an amazing library! I look forward to seeing it. It is amazing how many of us love libraries. So far,my two favorites are both in Manchester, England.
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Re: Boston Public Library (Where Gumbo was #150)

GarryRF ·
And lets not forget Melvil Dewey - a Librarian in the North-East USA who invented the Dewey Decimal System (1876) which is now used in more than 135 Countries ! A wonderful collection of photo's. Love architecture.
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Re: U.S. regs may delay Norwegian's Cork-Boston route

Travel Rob ·
Norwegian Air Shuttle got their EU flight license approved for their Irish subsidiary airline ,Norwegian International ,in Feb. 2014. Under the Open Skies agreement, they should be allowed to fly between EU countries and the US. How the DOT is justifying taking over two years to approve their foreign carrier permit, when it normally takes a month, I don't know.
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Re: U.S. regs may delay Norwegian's Cork-Boston route

GarryRF ·
What was that song ? "Money makes the world go round" Well apparently it doesn't. Looks like another case of someone playing "Dirty Pool"
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Re: (More) Signs of Boston

Mac ·
I think that every one of those delightful signs was hiding when we were there recently!! Thanks for filling in that gap in our trip!!
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Re: Boston's Beautiful Public Garden

Travel Luver ·
It's a great garden and a wonderful place to go for a walk or jog at the end of a summer's day.
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Re: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA: Where Gumbo Was (#226)

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a great museum! Well worth at least a day when visiting Boston. Thanks, Jonathan.
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Re: The Best Things To Do In Boston

GarryRF ·
From Logan Airport you can take the Metro into the City. When you've seen enough at the first stop - get back on the Underground system and come up to ground level at the next stop. Repeat as often as time will allow. Great way to spend 8 hours between flights. Only the Bostonian's would drink green beer on Paddy's Day.
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Wow! Iceland Express successor adds U.S. flights

PHeymont ·
The headline's not a pun; Wow Air is the company that bought budget carrier Iceland Express in 2012. The carrier will now re-enter the U.S. market with roundtrip Boston-Reykjavik-London Gatwick flights, connecting in Reykjavik with its other European...
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Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

PHeymont ·
I've often advised travelers with jam-packed itineraries to step back and leave themselves time to take a walk in a park or sit there a while, experiencing what the locals see and do. When we travel, it's one of our favorite things to do (we even...
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Qatar, USAir create Philly code-share hub

PHeymont ·
Not a sexy headline, but good news for travelers in USAir cities around the country as Qatar Airways and USAir expand their codeshare arrangements so that travelers from USAir cities such as Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami,...
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787 Dreamliner Changing the China-US Market

PHeymont ·
Hainan Airlines has just begin Boston to Beijing non-stop service, a nearly 6500-mile route made possible by the extended range and fuel economy of the 787. As the Dreamliner comes into service on more airlines, more of these very-long-distance...
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Walking the Freedom Trail in Boston

Jonathan L ·
I had to think a long time before writing this entry. We live in a time where "The Founding Fathers" are quoted to justify almost every point of view . So I had a lot of second thoughts before I sat down to put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard in...
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Currently in Boston, The Travel Art We Love

PortMoresby ·
 Who among us has not longed to travel back in time to the world we see in old travel posters, when seeing the world was a pastime reserved for the few and, in our imaginations, we are among them.     International Poster Gallery in...
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The Colby Trophy Room, Museum of Science, Boston (Where Gumbo was #116)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting the interesting Museum of Science in Boston.  It's especially a great museum to explore with children, but fun for everyone!  There are many fascinating exhibits and demonstrations that take a full day to...
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Valentine's in Northeast: Forget Hearts, Expect Snowballs

PHeymont ·
Sadly, the goddesses of love and weather are not in synch, and the Northeast, including snow-swamped Boston, can expect another round of storm to interfere with Valentine's travel and celebration plans.   Check with your carrier if flights are in...
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Over There! Poster perspectives of World War I

DrFumblefinger ·
  While visiting Boston recently I encountered intense late winter weather that made me focus most of my free time on indoor activities, rather than strolling through the interesting streets of this historic city.  I enjoyed these days and...
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JetBlue knows how to rock an inaugural flight

PHeymont ·
Cleveland and JetBlue are a new happy couple, as JetBlue opened its new Cleveland services with a bang. The first flight from Boston arrived at JetBlue's new Cleveland gate April 30, after a flight that started with an Elvis impersonator at the Boston...
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Apr. 22, 2016: Christian Science Church, Boston

The Grey Traveller ·
The Grey Traveller enjoys Boston on a late afternoon in winter, and captures this view of the 'Mother Church' of Christian Science.
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U.S. regs may delay Norwegian's Cork-Boston route

Travel Rob ·
Norwegian might have to delay Cork- Boston flights if US regulators don't act soon.
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Two startups want to bring wireless internet to Boston

Travel Rob ·
Two startups want to provide Internet Service to Boston this with new technologies.
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New ties for JetBlue and TAP, as TAP expands

PHeymont ·
TAP sets new JFK and Boston routes from Lisbon, and signs up with JetBlue to sell each other's tickets to and from 20 JetBlue destinations.
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Boston Public Library (Where Gumbo was #150)

DrFumblefinger ·
Boston's Central Library is one of the largest and most beautiful in the country. Explore its charms with us....
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New England Aquarium, Boston (Where Gumbo was #192)

DrFumblefinger ·
We visit the destination of this past week's travel puzzle, Boston's New England aquarium.
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Oct. 25, 2017: Harvard Square, Cambridge

Samantha ·
Take a walk with Samantha through the famed neighborhood that is a center to both the university and the city of Cambridge.
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October 11, 2017: Beautiful Boston Harbor and Long Wharf

Samantha ·
Boston's historic Long Wharf impresses Samantha for its views, and as a place to relax and watch the harbor and airplanes.
 
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