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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #37

PHeymont ·
Looking closer...no sign of a bell, so not a church steeple. When you look closer, too many people (tourists?) for a firewatch station. Long walkway...must connect to some building? Otherwise, why so high off the ground. Can't be a pedestrian bridge; no way down from the walkway level. I'm stumped!
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Re: Notre Dame: Everlasting, yet Ever-Changing

Travel Rob ·
Thank you for such a wonderful piece on Notre Dame. It is spectacular and I learned a lot! A few years ago I stayed at Hotel Hospitel Dieu across from Notre Dame. Notre Dame is so peaceful in the early morning before the crowds have assembled and hearing the church bells ring.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#76)

DrFumblefinger ·
Seems newer than most of your church photos -- and no grass anywhere? But where.....
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#76)

PHeymont ·
Here's something to chew on... 1. We're looking at North America 2. The steeple is far newer than the church, but it's design is older...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#76)

Roderick Simpson ·
I am really stumped this time. The style of the church is gothic, rather than Spanish and it is perhaps Episcopalian/Anglican. The palm trees indicate that it can't be too far north. So maybe it is the Old South, or possibly California. I'm now waiting to find out where it is!
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? #78

PHeymont ·
Culture and education, hmmm...not a church this time, then (no offense, but this is specific). Library? Campus building? The architecture could be almost anywhere, given the prevalence of "classical" styles, but I'm betting somewhere north-ish from the shape of the leaves on the trees.
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Re: Marseille's Vieux Port and Forts: An Urban Hike

Travel Rob ·
Great write up on a magnificent city! If you approach Notre Dame de la Garde from the side, it's a hike in itself climbing to the top of the hill.but the beautiful views and church are well worth it.
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Re: Mont-Saint-Michel: Like no other (Pt. 2)

PortMoresby ·
A visit to this church, almost exactly 30 years ago, is one of my fondest travel memories. I stayed on the island and went to mass, it was a dark and stormy night (really), the wind howled, we were welcomed in English, the only visitors present in the small congregation and I've never felt so included as a traveler. Part of what I remember was a distinct dip worn into the stone of the stairs on the climb into the church. It appears from the beautiful photo at the top of this page that the...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#73)

DrFumblefinger ·
It's been too quiet on these comment sections so I'll try to get things going with another clue. It's a church, and it's not in France.
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Re: AirBerlin Black Friday: $499 to Europe R/T!

Travel Rob ·
It's a fantastic deal! Milan is a budget airline hub too so you can go to a lot Europe for not much more. Time to buy those spring break tickets
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo (#31)

Andre Pur ·
It's a gothic church?
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo (#31)

DrFumblefinger ·
Sure looks like a church, complete with flying buttresses. I suspect there's something unique about the entrance, which is why PHeymont gave us this side profile from the back....He's sneaky about stuff like that.
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Re: Flower Sunday and the Beautiful churches in Romania

DrFumblefinger ·
What a great piece, and what beautiful photographs! Thanks for sharing this information with all of us. Are they worth visiting? Absolutely! From these photos, it's hard to judge which is the "best", although the setting of the Fortified Church is hard to beat. Which do you like best, Andre Pur? I bet that this is a nice time of year to visit Romania.
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Re: Flower Sunday and the Beautiful churches in Romania

Andre Pur ·
My favourite ones are: Voronet Monastery for its beautiful blue painting and the Black Church because is near my living place . About the Easter Holiday yes it is a wonderful time in my country, almost because we cook a lot of great and tasty food specific for this time of the year. I will post another article later these days with our food traditions maybe you would like it
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#127)

Goni ·
I would say you're in a church... a catholic one and it is an old church or maybe a monastery
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 18th, 2014: Bears

PHeymont ·
I haven't really "lived" with bears, but I've experienced their resourcefulness, both in campgrounds where we had to store our food up high and away from trees, and at a summer rental. At that house, they kept opening the steel container for the garbage cans. I weighted the lids with stones, and they brushed them aside. I put even larger and heavier rocks on the next time (making it truly inconvenient for me), and they simply pushed over the whole container. My wife wisely advised me to...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 18th, 2014: Bears

Jean ·
Enjoyed your photos Still Country. Brought back many memories. Haven't been lucky enough to see one this year but it is really exciting for me when I see my first bear of the season.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 18th, 2014: Bears

Still Country Photo ·
Hi Mr. Heymont, thanks for your story. Yes, they are strong and it is nearly impossible to stop them from getting in to something that they really want in to. They used to dump our garbage all the time and Dad tried everything but to no avail. Finally, he chained them all together, three big barrels, and that finally stopped the bears from being able to overturn them. They still dug inside and sometimes spread the garbage around a little but it did help a bit. We would also try to burn it...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 18th, 2014: Bears

DrFumblefinger ·
The black bears in Yosemite NP are among the most aggressive and clever in the world. They've been known to pull down a locked closed car door to get at a picnic hamper or cooler in the back seat. They are amazingly strong -- imagine the power needed to peel a locked steel car door off its hinges. And they share this knowledge from generation to generation! Once a bear has eaten human feed, they are "spoiled" forever and often become more aggressive in their hunt for food and may even need...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#85)

PHeymont ·
For sure not very old. Probably not a church, though these days.... My first thoughts were a rail or air terminal, but seeing the second roof in the background makes me less sure of that...
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Re: Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Park, Hawaii Island, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
Some beautiful photos, Ottoman! I'm fond of black sand beaches because you only find them in places with active volcanoes, and I love volcanoes. White sand beaches are generally formed from the breakdown of coral (often by parrotfish, who eat it and clear the fine particles out the other end). This beach isn't that large, but the black sand is striking. And the turtles -- how lovely they are. They look soooo relaxed. Makes me want to take a nap in that warm sand, too!
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Re: Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Park, Hawaii Island, Hawaii

GarryRF ·
You'd love the Canary Isles. Volcanic islands off the north west cost of Africa. Its a winter hotspot where the islands belong to Spain. Its party time all year and a favourite with the younger set. Its famous on Tenerife for young men to drive up Mount Teide in winter and collect snow from the peak in Cooler Boxes. Drive back down to the 77'f / 25'c beaches and throw snowballs at the topless sunbathers. Might be a bit too much for non-Europeans !!
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Re: Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Park, Hawaii Island, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
GarryRF -- I think non-Europeans can also enjoy the sight of sunbathers being pegged by snowballs! The first hit, especially, must be quite enjoyable as the injured party wonders "where did that cold hard thing come from"?
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Re: Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Park, Hawaii Island, Hawaii

Ottoman ·
Hi DrFumblefinger and Garry RF Thanks for the feedback. DrFumblefinger, you are so right about the relaxed turtles. If time would have permitted, I would've joined them for a nice nap. GarryRF, I have copied and pasted your comment into my "things to do" folder. I think I'll fit in quite nicely at Tenerife, for living in the Great White North (aka Canada) has given me a lot of practice at becoming a snowball sharpshooter.
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Re: Enjoying the Wonderful Sites in Zacatecas, Mexico

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a great tour of a great city. That cathedral is fabulous and the color of the stone used in construction is perfect for a church. Thanks, Tom!
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Re: Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg (Where Gumbo Was #125)

HistoryDigger ·
Great piece. Thanks for posting the details about the church and Maas, which I find fascinating. Travel IS about story and exploration. Why else travel if not to learn?
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Re: Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg (Where Gumbo Was #125)

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a fascinating bit of history, PHeymont. I'm not sure I know of another church that was literally physically divided to serve two congregations. Anyone else know of any?
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Re: Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg (Where Gumbo Was #125)

PHeymont ·
Actually, I do know of another, and it’s been featured on TravelGumbo! But that was a different sort of division. St. Helen’s Bishopsgate, in London, has two parallel naves; one was used by the lay parish congregation, and the other by the nuns of the adjoining convent. The division there was by a ceiling-high curtain running the length of the church. The original blog was for Where in the World #23, almost a year and a half ago! Here's the LINK
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Re: Wait! Wait! What Was THAT?

Jonathan L ·
The marble church is definitely Florence.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#114)

PHeymont ·
Today's picture clue for the puzzle...Where in the World is TravelGumbo? Toss in your ideas, suggestions, maybe even a few answerable questions... In tomorrow's clue picture, we'll go to church...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#114)

PHeymont ·
Solving this week's puzzle has two parts: identify the city, and identify what's going on where Gumbo was in the main picture! It's Friday morning in New York, and here's the next clue. Look carefully...this is not just any church! (of course, what church is?)
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Re: Liverpool and Manchester

GarryRF ·
Hi Rob. I'll be in Florida this winter with the Snow Birds. Fly to Miami and drive to Key West for a wedding for my son. We already have a Church on our street - but no - he needs the winter sand and sunshine. Maybe next time we'll visit Casa Rob !
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Re: St Anton: A Basel Stunner

PHeymont ·
I was passing the Antoniuskirche this evening, just before dusk, and noticed the beautiful colors showing on the windows from the outside. The huge areas of light on the opposite side of the church lit up and melded with colors on this side.
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Re: May 1, 2020: Three Black Bear cubs

Marilyn Jones ·
The photo is simply perfection!!
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#340)

Professorabe ·
Here is Friday's clue; after this there will be two clues a day. Meanwhile, a funny face and two topless females. It can't be a church – or is it? Does the inscription help to identify the location?”
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#337)

PHeymont ·
Here are Thursday's clues... If you hadn't guessed 'church' you know that now...but where? when? and what's the story? Work on it!
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Re: Discover the Texas Hill Country

Travel Rob ·
Thanks for sharing Michelle and welcome to TG! You did a fantastic job showing us why people love the area and your photos are terrific! Is Spring your favorite time to visit?
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Re: Discover the Texas Hill Country

PHeymont ·
Thanks for the tour I should have taken on my one trip to the Hill Country...although with only one day, it seems I would have needed another trip anyway, and that Kent Black barbecue plate is calling my name right now...
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Re: Discover the Texas Hill Country

Michelle Carr ·
Travel Rob, spring is my favorite time to visit the Texas Hill Country because the land is in full bloom with all the wildflowers, bees, and birds. Plus the weather is so nice, you'll want to be outside. If you are use to warmer weather, come during July 4th because we treat that holiday like Christmas and go all out with parades and festivals and fireworks. Autumn offers its own seasonal charm and warmth. You really do have to visit mulitple times to experience it all!
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Re: Discover the Texas Hill Country

Old Car Guy ·
You've sold me on Kent Black's BBQ! The sampler's feast has my name written on it as well.
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Re: Discover the Texas Hill Country

DrFumblefinger ·
I've only been in the Hill Country one day, and that specifically was to hike Enchanted Rock area. Several pals and I did a day trip from a meeting in San Antonio and had a great time there. Definitely time to head back soon. Thanks for the wonderful post, and welcome to TravelGumbo!
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Re: Discover the Texas Hill Country

Texsue ·
I grew up in Texas but haven't visited half the places mentioned here. Thank you for a great article with some fun and interesting places to visit.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#118)

DrFumblefinger ·
I'll be the first to take a stab. Obviously a church, not new, but not ancient. Excellent craftsmanship in the stained glass and altar. A concert, as in many churches, would make me favor Europe over America,
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#118)

PHeymont ·
Yes, it's a church...that much is right. And here's another view within:
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Re: Ethiopia Musings: 7) The Money

DrFumblefinger ·
I have really enjoyed this series Lester! Your insights are entertaining and often fascinating. I have always assumed that Ethiopia is a safe place to travel. Was that your impression as well?
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Re: Ethiopia Musings: 7) The Money

Lestertheinvestor ·
Trust, but verify is a famous quote. Same thing here, safe, but be wary!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 26, 2015: The Rock - Hewn Churches Of Lalibela, Ethiopia

Marilyn Jones ·
What a fascinating place! I had never heard of this unique church in Ethiopia before. Thank you for introducing it me to!!
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Re: Roast Carrots with Mustard Ice Cream

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a combination I never would have dreamed of.......
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 23, 2015: St George's church, Portland UK

GarryRF ·
Built of locally quarried Portland Stone the Church was opened on 1766. Then restored in the 1960s. Like many churches in England you can place where it's located by the colour of the stonework.
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Re: Vatican McDonalds opens, Hard Rock Cafe will follow

DrFumblefinger ·
They said Pope Francis would 'modernize' the church. Looks like it's heading in that direction....
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