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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 14, 2015: YanGuan -- a scenic little town to watch Qiantang’s Tidal Bore (钱塘江潮)in China

Dr.Y ·
I have heard of the Qiantang Tidal Bore, which is the biggest in the World. The largest in Europe is that on the River Severn in South West England, which is highest near the equinoxes - a website details times and height predictions. I attach some pictures from a few years ago taken near a pub, conveniently located near a good viewing site. The bore is particularly popular with surfers, and I believe the world record for longest wave ride was recorded there.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2015: Franklin Automobiles in Tucson, Arizona

Travel Rob ·
Notice on the 1910 Model G Touring car, it's a right hand drive car. Most early US 1900 cars were because drivers of horse drawn carriages sat on the right. The US only started to change when Ford put a left hand drive on a 1908 Model T so passengers didn't have to enter the car in oncoming traffic.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2015: Franklin Automobiles in Tucson, Arizona

Travel Rob ·
I’ve heard that, but I’ve also always wondered if it were true, since a driver holding the reins on a horse or horses would want to be able to exert equal force on either side…and all the pictures I can find of buggy drivers seem to show the driver in the middle! One site I just looked at suggests that Ford made the switch to make it easier for passengers to get in and out, by moving the driver away from the curb; the same site suggests that in the early days on the Continent, right-hand was...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2015: Franklin Automobiles in Tucson, Arizona

Travel Rob ·
It is amazing the different stories there are! And because of all the different car manufactures there might be truth to a lot the stories. About the horse carriages,the pictures I've have seen of the old carriages is the driver sitting on the right , especially if theres two seats up front, because a right handed person would want to use the whip with his right hand and not whip the passengers.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2015: Franklin Automobiles in Tucson, Arizona

Travel Rob ·
Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2015: Franklin Automobiles in Tucson, Arizona
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2015: Franklin Automobiles in Tucson, Arizona

Travel Rob ·
The pictures I found on my quick look were all of NY and Montreal tourist buggy drivers...and I since realized that they must be a special case because...even more important than the whip, probably...you have to sit on the side where the lever for the brake is!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 19, 2014: Bouillabaise

PHeymont ·
If I find a meal I enjoy on my travels, then I try to recreate it when time allows. Have you been successful in importing a meal that makes a pleasant surprise for the folks back home ? I never did try the Chinese "Fish Head Soup" or the "Chicken Porridge".
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 19, 2014: Bouillabaise

PHeymont ·
A number of times we've found dishes or cooking methods that have become part of our routine at home--but I'll pass on this one because (among other things) the particular fish needed are only available here at prices that would make you think they flew first-class! But we have continued to make the meat-stuffed zucchini we learned in our Bologna cooking class two years ago. No shortage of domestic zucchini!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 19, 2014: Bouillabaise

PHeymont ·
Another reason to go back to Marseilles!I hadnt even given thought to go fishing in the natural harbors of the Calanques.Who's going to cook my catch?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 19, 2014: Bouillabaise

PHeymont ·
i know a good chef if you need one!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 26, 2014: A Window in Paris

PHeymont ·
Nothing like a room with a view!!
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Re: Where Gumbo Was (#9): Poiana Brasov, Romania

PHeymont ·
This area brings back fond memories I remember falling a lot too because I was unable to buy good boots in an era when Romania rationed just about everything. The hike from Brasov to Poiana is a nice one and there is a bus as well if you don't have a car. Besides skiing, there is also a good tourist restaurant in Poiana that serves hunters food. Not sure if the outdoor ice skating rink is still there?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 15 2013: Indian Pipe at Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge

PHeymont ·
I find fungi strangely captivating. A nice collection of photos, PHeymont, thanks!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 2, 2014: New York Harbor at Sea Level

PHeymont ·
My only experience of being on the water in NY Harbor was a lesson in perspective and point of view, as this one is. Seen from a clear distance in this way, a great city is an entirely different beast.
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Re: Where Gumbo Was: #5.5

PHeymont ·
Well done worker bee!!!
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Re: Where Gumbo Was: #5.5

PHeymont ·
Worker Bee, my my, what good eyes you have. Nice work. Congratulations. Rhodes looks very interesting, even in brrrrr February. Thanks, PHeymont, for showing us this.
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Re: Where Gumbo Was: #5.5

PHeymont ·
I can't say it's always so for February, but we were in sweatshirts rather than coats. Of course, that's probably more attractive to us New Yorkers than to Californians...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 22, 2013: Fantastic Skylight in Barcelona

PHeymont ·
Thanks for the photo Pheymont. I adore ornate ceilings. Something from the past you don't get repeated today. This is in the Cunard Building in Liverpool. Built in 1914. Before it moved its HQ to New York in the 60's.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 22, 2013: Fantastic Skylight in Barcelona

PHeymont ·
That's gorgeous! By coincidence, I was in Cunard's New York booking hall from about the same period last week...it is now a bank. I will try to find a picture.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 22, 2013: Fantastic Skylight in Barcelona

PHeymont ·
Well, turns out to be a moment of mis-identification. The building I was in, 1 Broadway, had been the offices of United States Lines; Cunard was up the street at 25 Broadway. I haven't a picture yet for the booking hall-turned-bank, but here are two shots of Cunard's Great Hall, which is now a postal facility.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 27, 2013: Ravenna, Italy

PHeymont ·
Reminds me somewhat of the interior of St. Mark's basilica in Venice. Beautiful photos, PHeymont. Love the detailed art on these old churches.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 18th, 2014: Chihuahua Man of Marsaxlokk

IslandMan ·
Island Man, just over a year ago I landed on Malta after my freighter trip from Singapore. I stayed first in Marsaxlokk for several days, at Duncan Accommodations, above the bar of the same name, which it appears Chihuahua Man is looking right at! I loved the town, especially fun on market day. Thanks for the memory.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 18th, 2014: Chihuahua Man of Marsaxlokk

IslandMan ·
Love the photo and the backstory, Islandman! Chihuahuas are really quite amazing animals -- extremely intelligent and very affectionate with their owners. A little small for my taste, but I can see his attraction to them.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar.4th 2014: Dubai Water Taxi

IslandMan ·
It's a great image, Islandman! I really enjoy photos of people going about their every day lives in different locations about the world, a reminder to me how much more alike we all are than different. This photo is made more interesting by their obviously ethnic diversity -- people who have come to Dubai for a good job and to improve their lot in life. The contrast of the old wooden taxi and modern skyscrapers in the background is great!
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Re: A Birthday Message from the Gumbo Gurus

PHeymont ·
And of course the more travellers that join with us to share their experiences make TravelGumbo a more interesting read ! Thanks to all the contributors - so far - that have made this site such a friendly and informative place to share stories and photo's. Please join in if you haven't already. Share your travels.
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Re: A Birthday Message from the Gumbo Gurus

PHeymont ·
Congratulations to the several parents of this beautiful prodigy of a website. Now, where's the cake? We want cake, we want cake...
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Re: A Birthday Message from the Gumbo Gurus

PHeymont ·
Have they no cake? Then let them eat bread!
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Re: A Birthday Message from the Gumbo Gurus

PHeymont ·
Here's a piece of cake for you, Portmoresby. E-enjoy it! Or, if you prefer, some ice cream!
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Re: A Birthday Message from the Gumbo Gurus

PHeymont ·
Not "or", DrF, AND ice cream. Guess it's been a while since you were at a kid's party? Truth be told, that cake wouldn't need any. Just cake, please.
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Re: A Birthday Message from the Gumbo Gurus

PHeymont ·
Yes, of course, it should be "Cake and ice cream"! Straight from the lips to the hips!!
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Re: A Birthday Message from the Gumbo Gurus

PHeymont ·
CONGRATS, CONGRATS, and CONGRATS... Best wishes for continued success!
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Re: Frank Lloyd Wright's Nathan Moore House (Where Gumbo Was, #121)

PHeymont ·
Thanks for the informational post. I have always liked Wrights work. We will be in Chicago next year and this would be great to see. Thanks again for the pictures.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 2, 2015: Uncertain times

PHeymont ·
My family and I love this section of Berlin. Great pictures. You were there on a beautiful day. And by the way, this is where Reiner (of the Finding Reiner series) drank a beer in Zum Nussbaum, the oldest bar in Berlin (or so he said), before he was doomed to face the Russian Front.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 2, 2015: Uncertain times

PHeymont ·
Zum Nussbaum is there, in this picture, nestled at the base of the Nikolaikirche—although like the rest of the neighborhood, it is a reconstruction. But then, so much of life is...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 6, 2015: Berlin Buskers

PHeymont ·
Now I understand how fine arts graduates in Berlin make a living
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 6, 2015: Berlin Buskers

PHeymont ·
I think the guys in the top photo were classmates of Harry Potter
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day: May 6th, 2014. Cairo Roadside Cafe

IslandMan ·
I love these little slices of daily life, no matter what country, what city. Community rituals are so important to our being communities, not just populations! Thanks, Island Man!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day: May 6th, 2014. Cairo Roadside Cafe

IslandMan ·
You've truly got a slice of everyday life as the "locals" live it, Islandman! thanks for sharing this.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#67)

PHeymont ·
Looks like a park of some kind. That bridge on the cliff looks more decorative than functional.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#67)

PHeymont ·
I think Dr. Fumblefinger is on to something, as the tree in the foreground is a copper beech. We need a geologist to help us with the appearance of the rock face, but it does remind me on Mainland Greece. I am looking forward to another clue or perhaps someone else solving this.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#67)

PHeymont ·
Maybe this is the set for the movie, 'The Bridge to Nowhere'.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#67)

PHeymont ·
First thought - China or SE Asia. Not sure about the vegetation though. Doesn't seem it can be too rustic - as the railing on the bridge has some repetitive shapes. Most intriguing.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#67)

PHeymont ·
I'm with Lynn. My first thoughts were of China, too.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#67)

PHeymont ·
In some previous puzzles, Gumbo has flown far, but has not been as far as might appear... Could that be a hint that will be useful here? But remember the Sibyl: Her words were always true...but did not always mean what she appeared to say! (That's how I feel about GPS, too....)
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#67)

PHeymont ·
Sunday evening, and time to post the e-mail responses. This week, there has been one, from PortMoresby, and her guess was correct. Gumbo was in the Parc des Buttes Chaumont in Paris, looking at the Ile du Belvedere. For more about the park, see tomorrow's "reveal" blog. A new puzzle will appear on Tuesday. And again, congrats to PortMoresby!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2014: American Golden Plover

My Thatched Hut ·
That's fascinating! I never thought about the color differences during migration...what a difference it must be for, say, a North American birder in South America!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2014: American Golden Plover

My Thatched Hut ·
Yes, Arctic birds are common in southern USA, Central and South America and further north during migration. But to see them in their beautiful breeding colours, you need to go to the Arctic in spring or early summer. This plover had already changed to grey by mid-August.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 8, 2014: Hudson Bay Blankets, Banff

DrFumblefinger ·
I have a deep personal love for my Hudson Bay Blanket, inherited from my parents, Jim and Barbara McAleer, who bought it in the 1930s when they were newly weds. A dry cleaner tried to steal it from me about 15 years ago. I told him I was going court over it and was told in found the next day! I'm now going to check out the prices on the HBC website. Never have checked. Your fan, NM
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 8, 2014: Hudson Bay Blankets, Banff

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, Neil. Your story is not a unique one. Many of the HBC blankets get handed down from generation to generation to generation. They are very well made, last forever, and are priced accordingly. I hope you're sitting down when you see the price tag. The display in Banff, like those in most of the town, are very much aimed at Japanese tourists, who like to buy "only the best".
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 18, 2015: Darkness into Light

PHeymont ·
Interesting that you use the words "hostile interior". I imagine it being more refuge than hostile, considering what one's experience might be in the "green and beautiful outside". I don't think we can make assumptions about an experience that, no doubt varied drastically, depending on where luck landed the residents of such basic dwellings.
 
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