Tagged With "New Zealand"

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Air New Zealand does it to Hollywood

PHeymont ·
Air New Zealand's mini-movies draw on Hollywood cliches to present the required safety info.
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April 24, 2016: The Stunning Beaches of New Zealand

Grand Escapades ·
New Zealand is known for its green hills dotted with white sheep, its mountain ranges, its fjords… But you can find some stunning beaches all around both islands...
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TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN WELLINGTON

Susan California ·
Wellington, the capital of New Zealand serves as one of the hottest spots to complete your dream vacation. In here we have listed the top 5 things to do and see in Wellington New Zealand and make the most out of your trip. Take a tour at the national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa The national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa is situated in Wellington and happens to be one of the most innovative and interactive museums which comes with the natural environment. The museum serves as a fun and...
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Another round of airline ratings: Air New Zealand on top

PHeymont ·
AirlineRatings.com releases a new year's worth of airline ratings, with a 4-time winner continuing at the top.
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American and United thinking New Zealand

PHeymont ·
Air New Zealand may soon have some competition on its routes between the western U.S. and its home base. Both United (San Francisco) and American (Los Angeles) are considering new routes, using...guess what...the Boeing 787. For American, which is...
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Re: Biggest Apple Ever: NY Gets 54M Tourists, Expects More!

DrFumblefinger ·
Are you sure that number is correct? Paris does just over 20 million visitors a year.
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Re: Biggest Apple Ever: NY Gets 54M Tourists, Expects More!

PHeymont ·
We'd have to compare the methods used by the two cities in counting. Tourism figures are notoriously difficult (are business travelers disaggregated? Regional visitors? etc.) It's possible that if Paris used the NY methodology, it would have a much larger figure.
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Re: Biggest Apple Ever: NY Gets 54M Tourists, Expects More!

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: We'd have to compare the methods used by the two cities in counting. Tourism figures are notoriously difficult (are business travelers disaggregated? Regional visitors? etc.) It's possible that if Paris used the NY methodology, it would have a much larger figure. Gotcha. A bit of an apples and oranges comparison. Sort of whether to count all migratory birds or only the snowbirds.
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Genesee river 2

Jonathan L ·
Genesee river 2
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Genesee River

Jonathan L ·
Genesee River
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Rochester Skyline

Jonathan L ·
Rochester Skyline
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Tiny retro diner on Route 96, Owego, New York

PHeymont ·
Tiny retro diner on Route 96, Owego, New York
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Grim reminder of a firefighter's danger

PHeymont ·
Grim reminder of a firefighter's danger
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Biggest Apple Ever: NY Gets 54M Tourists, Expects More!

PHeymont ·
New York's tourism industry played host to 54.3 million tourists this year, a record, and expects to break it next year with more than 55 million. Most NY visitors? Canada and UK with over a million each, followed by Brazil, France and Germany. MORE
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* Fireworks will Fill the Skies of Dubai *

Travel Rob ·
Dubai says it has over 400,000 fireworks this New Years Eve.Read more about the increbible plans.This will be something to see. http://travel.france24.com/con...rs-eve-firework-show UPDATE:  The show in Dubai is getting rave reviews:...
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Aug. 13, 2016: At the French Market, New Orleans

PHeymont ·
A small fountain celebrates New Orleans' musical heritage at the historic riverfront market.
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Re: Culinary Extravaganza that is "Made in Mumbai"!

Professorabe ·
Do you have any recommendations regarding good INDIAN food in Mumbai (- preferably not in an international hotel)? Or is street food the best option?
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Culinary Extravaganza that is "Made in Mumbai"!

RS Rajawat ·
Apart from serving some of the best street food in India, Mumbai also has a world of swanky dining options where you can indulge in the finest cuisines from across the globe. The city has a lot on its platter- from Chinese to Italian, Tex-Mex to Japanese, almost every cuisine is available here. Take a look: Arola A first of its kind in bar in Mumbai, Arola in JW Marriott is a haven for those who love Spanish food to the core. The dishes here are prepared by the Michelin chef, Sergi Arola and...
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I-480 bridge

Jonathan L ·
I-480 bridge
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Re: 52 Places for 52 Weeks

DrFumblefinger ·
Seems the New York Times needs to take a lesson from TravelGumbo. We offer you a new destination or two every day -- not just one a week! Go Gumbo!
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Re: Airbus designs a seat with storage but with less legroom

DrFumblefinger ·
As Paul says, without adequate pitch between the rows, this would be painful. Might be useful on planes that only fly one or two hours, but it would kill you on a long haul.
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Re: Airbus designs a seat with storage but with less legroom

Travel Rob ·
People forget things on planes now. Imagine if their bags were truly out of sight.
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Re: Airbus designs a seat with storage but with less legroom

PHeymont ·
I love the idea of better storage space, but I'm not ready to put my legs in the overhead! I'm sure this design would work well with 40" pitch, but not with 30-32" as we mostly get. But perhaps if they made the bins about half the depth shown in the design, there might be footroom and storage.
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Re: Visitor Totals: The "Ears" Eat the "Apple"

DrFumblefinger ·
Interesting piece, Paul. I believe that both are actually drawing more people than Paris (France) is as well. I don't see much of an overlap in the target populations these cities draw from. Orlando is very clearly family-oriented, with multiple theme parks. More of a budget destination, although with admissions at the parks being what they are, not that cheap anymore. New York City a big cosmopolitan attraction. Most folks would consider it too expensive for "family travel".
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Re: Visitor Totals: The "Ears" Eat the "Apple"

PHeymont ·
I think Orlando is a big pull for overseas travelers as well, which bodes well for them. Length of stay is an issue, especially, for New York; I think we get people on a shorter stay because of the cost. For overseas travelers, I think NY and Orlando are often both on the agenda, based on the questions I used to see on other boards!
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Re: New England Aquarium, Boston (Where Gumbo was #192)

GarryRF ·
Some amazing and colourful nature photos DrF. I had eight hours to see Boston between flights. Wonderful - walkable City.
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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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Visitor Totals: The "Ears" Eat the "Apple"

PHeymont ·
New York City hit a record high of over 54 million visitors last year—but it wasn't enough to keep Mickey's hometown of Orlando from becoming the No. 1-visited U.S. city with 4 million more. New York has a lot of attractions, but lacks...
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Airbus designs a seat with storage but with less legroom

Travel Rob ·
Airbus designs a new seat with added storage. but less legroom
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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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Sir William Van Horne Billiards Room

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob takes us to the Billards Room on Minister's Island, New Brunswick, Canada.
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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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52 Places for 52 Weeks

PHeymont ·
With a destination for each week of the New Year, the NY Times has laid out a banquet of places, some of them "of course" and some of them definitely "what the...?" Even the usual get a twist; the note on Paris talks of places beyond the...
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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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April 7, 2019: Yale University

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L had the chance to walk around Yale University this month.
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May 13, 2019: New Synagogue, Berlin

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the New Synagogue. Built in Berlin in the mid 19th century, it is of Moorish-inspired design and at its time was the largest synagogue in Europe.
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Re: Photography at the Edges, New York & San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
One more for the list of wonderful things to see, the world's largest pinhole photograph at Washington D.C.'s National Air & Space Museum. So many things, so little time.
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Re: Photography at the Edges, New York & San Francisco

PHeymont ·
I did, indeed, go to the two exhibits at the Met...and they actually have a relation to the SF show that PortMoresby has described. Marville, in particular, was working at the beginning of photography, without all the digital devices, or even a light meter, and with media so slow that a photograph of a relatively busy street appears to be empty of traffic—because during the 30 seconds needed to expose that plate no one stayed in front of the camera long enough to register an image! The Paris...
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Re: Photography at the Edges, New York & San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
Maybe "monochrome" is a better word for what we think of as black & white photography. An extreme example would be cyanotypes, in shades of blue. Many thanks, PHeymont, for your descriptions of the Met shows, and for reminding me that everything old is new again. The addition of Man Ray's fantastic picture above is perfect. Joyeux Anniversaire, Tour Eiffel.
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Re: Photography at the Edges, New York & San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
Speaking again of black&white, the monthly events newsletter from Mrs. Dalloway's Literary & Garden Arts store in Berkeley just arrived. Down at the very bottom was this intiguing notice which I mean to check out in person in 11 days. Mrs. Dalloways is at 2904 College Avenue in Berkeley. mrsdalloways.com "The Watchmaker Series." Beautiful black and white silver gelatin prints on archival quality paper. Ready for 8 x 10 frame. $65. When Craig was asked to fix a case that contained a...
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Re: Photography at the Edges, New York & San Francisco

DrFumblefinger ·
Among my greatest photography influences were Matthew Brady, whose grainy and gritty images of the Civil War made it so very "real" to future generations just learning about it in history books. And of course the great work of Ansel Adams. Far from gritty and grainy. Truly a visionary.
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Re: Photography at the Edges, New York & San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
Did you know that the visionary faked 'Moonrise, Hernandez'? Yep. I guess you could say "enhanced". There was no moon. Information courtesy of a friend who worked with AA. Said he was the nicest guy ever.
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Re: Photography at the Edges, New York & San Francisco

GarryRF ·
I enjoy photos of local history. Places that you can visit today with buildings that remain mostly unchanged. This is Lord Street Liverpool around 1890. ....and present day Lord Street - (from a different angle)
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Re: Photography at the Edges, New York & San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
Another addition to the list of current shows of great photography, this one in Paris. Ten years after his death, Henri Cartier-Bresson at the Pompidou, until June 9th.
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Re: Ellis Island Finally Open a Year After Superstorm Sandy

Former Member ·
This is good news. Makes me want to go to NYC just to see Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
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Re: And the tallest US building goes to?

Former Member ·
The judges have chosen the "fairest in the land". I would be happy to tour both buildings. The ingenuity of architects and engineers never ceases to impress me. Some buildings that I have particularly enjoyed touring - the World Trade Center and the Rockefeller Center in NY, the dome of St. Peter's in Rome, all of St. Paul's in London, the Reichstag in Berlin and all of the small historical buildings at Greenfield Village, Michigan.
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