Skip to main content

Tagged With "Van Gogh"

Comment

Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #11

PHeymont ·
Well, here it is Friday night, and I see everyone gathered around to see what's in the Gumbo (e)mailbag and here...because indeed, the mystery has again been solved. Gumbo was in the Roman Arena at Arles, deep in the heart of Roman France. First to point at the site (but not to actually claim it) was Port Moresby, who contributed a picture of it at 1 pm on Wednesday while others were pointing out other Roman arenas. PM was followed by TravelandNature at 11 pm that night—you'll have noted...
Comment

Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 18, 2015: Olive Grove, Saint-Remy

GarryRF ·
I always thought picking olives would be a labour intensive task. I watched as the farmers wife placed a round blanket ( with a split in it ) on the ground under the tree. Then the tractor had a claw attachment that gripped the tree. Then it shook the tree for 10 seconds. All the olives fell on the blanket. Job done - 1 minute a tree !
Comment

Re: Van Gogh comes to Airbnb: $10 a night

PortMoresby ·
Link to the listing: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10981658?s=9qhtAoOY
Comment

Re: Where Gumbo Was #11: The Arena of Arles and the World of Rome

Travel Rob ·
PHeymont-What a spectacular answer page to the puzzle!
Comment

Re: Where Gumbo Was #11: The Arena of Arles and the World of Rome

PortMoresby ·
The remains of Rome are great to see, it cannot be denied, but it's those lovely little bridges that will be the target when I go to Arles. And I will, no doubt. The village within the walls reminds me of the "anfiteatro" in Lucca Italy. It was filled by houses until the 19th century when it was cleared, leaving the ring of buildings on the perimeter and creating the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro. I had the good fortune of renting a large apartment in the perimeter ring of buildings, overlooking...
Comment

Re: Where Gumbo Was #11: The Arena of Arles and the World of Rome

PHeymont ·
When you get to Arles, you may want to look at another bridge, this one crossing the Rhone. The clip below is from this website , which also has several other side-by-side comparisons of his paintings and today. The bridge here is modified or replaced, but the steps and the walk along the Rhone have not. And here's another image from my visit, looking down the Canal d'Arles from near the Langlois Bridge (the official name of the "Van Gogh Bridge.")
Comment

Re: Where Gumbo Was #11: The Arena of Arles and the World of Rome

PortMoresby ·
Thanks again, PHeymont. I'll certainly be back for more tips before I go to Arles. This website is becoming dangerous!
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 20, 2015: Musee d'Orsay Clock, Paris

IslandMan ·
    Paris is well known for its architectural splendor, and one highlight I experienced was a visit to the Musee d'Orsay , situated on the left bank of the Seine.  It is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway...
Blog Post

Spring 2015! Selfie Garden Debuts at Keukenhof

Travel Rob ·
              Photo of Keukenhof : Wikimedia Commons , Author Alessandro Vecchi   Keukenhof Estate is a 32 hectare park in the Netherlands filled with over 7 million flowers in Spring....
Blog Post

Musée d'Orsay, Paris. Where Gumbo was #108

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting one of Paris' greatest museums, the Musee d'Orsay.  Congratulations to TravelGirlJenn who recognized it, with minimal clues!  If any one else figured it out, they did not let us know.   (One of the...
Blog Post

Van Gogh Museum takes a new look at Vincent

PHeymont ·
Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum is marking the 125th anniversary of his death by refocusing the display of its collection to change the focus of how we look at the artist; in their words "to discover the ideas and ambitions behind his art" and present "a...
Blog Post

Artful exhibits lined up for Italy's museums

PHeymont ·
Four outstanding exhibitions that highlight the fall art season in Italy, along with many others.
Blog Post

April 2, 2017: Van Cortland Park Cross Country Track

Jonathan L ·
The Tortoise and the Hare mark the finish line of one of the most famous Cross-Country courses in the United States, in the Bronx, New York City.
Blog Post

Life imitating art imitating life?

PHeymont ·
A huge living representation of a Van Gogh painting created in a Chinese field as part of a tourism conference.
Blog Post

Nov. 4, 2017: Along the Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30)

George G. ·
George G takes a detour while on a road trip to catch some of the sights along a stretch of Pennsylvania's historic route 30.
Blog Post

Spotted on the Road. Torres Del Paine National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
A wickedly decorated van parked in Torres del Paine National Park.
Blog Post

May 3, 2020: Social Distancing in Van Cortlandt Park

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L took advantage of a beautiful day to break quarantine, but maintain Social Distancing in the park.
Blog Post

Rain Wreaks Havoc on Music Festival in Georgia

Travel Rob ·
The electronic music festival, TomorrowWorld, in south Fulton County, Georgia was expected to bring an estimated 180,000 people over the weekend but closed attendance today for those not camping at the event site. Severe rain though...
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 18, 2015: Olive Grove, Saint-Remy

PHeymont ·
  An easy walk from the center of Saint-Remy, these olive trees are on the grounds of the hospital of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, the asylum where Vincent Van Gogh spent a year of his life in the 1880s. While there, he painted in these fields. For...
Topic

London: Top 10 Places to Travel in 2018

Ryan Holman ·
London is considered to be the most visited city in the world travel map. Tourists from all over the world flock to this city for visiting historic monuments, massive architectural marvels and richest art treasures in galleries and museums. Whether you wish to travel on a private jet charter rental or want to reach London on economy class, the city will never fail to amuse you. Let us introduce here top 10 London attractions that you should visit in 2018. Wesminster Abbey: Westminster Abbey...
Blog Post

A Country Hike to Van Gogh's Asylum and Roman Ruins

PHeymont ·
  While staying in Saint-Remy-de-Provence for a few days, visiting the market and touring to nearby towns, we also enjoyed a hike out into the surrounding country for two local attractions: The hospital where Vincent Van Gogh was under treatment...
Blog Post

Nov. 7, 2016: Ministers Island, New Brunswick, Canada

vivie ·
Vivie takes you to Ministers Island in New Brunswick. See how the estate showcases the hobbies of the late Sir William Van Horne, President of Canadian Pacific Railway.
Blog Post

The Huntington, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo Was)

PHeymont ·
At once one of the world's great botanical gardens, a great art museum, and an outstanding research library...it's hard to call it more than just "The Huntington."
Blog Post

Two stolen paintings going home to Van Gogh museum

PHeymont ·
Van Gogh Museum visitors will soon be able to see two early paintings stolen in a bold raid 15 years ago.
Blog Post

Exhibit gives new view of Van Gogh 'Sunflowers'

PHeymont ·
A new exhibit in Amsterdam allows side-by-side virtual comparisons among five of Van Gogh's famous paintings of sunflowers.
Blog Post

Yale University: Home to two excellent museums

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to visit two excellent art galleries on the campus of Yale Universiy.
Blog Post

May 30, 2019: Van Gogh Easel, Goodland, Kansas

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a giant sunflower painting sitting on an 80 foot easel in western Kansas.
Blog Post

Palazzo Strozzi in Florence

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us away from the crowds, on a visit of two smaller galleries in Florence
Blog Post

Small Van Gogh museum, big gift

PHeymont ·
It could be real: A small Van Gogh museum is left a painting that may be an unknown work by the artist.
Blog Post

Mar. 30, 2019: Abbey of St Paul de Mausole, Provence

PHeymont ·
PHeymont takes another look at the ancient abbey known to us mostly as where Vincent van Gogh was treated for mental illness.
Blog Post

May 27, 2019: Nysa Passenger Vans, Krakow

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger saw a lot of Nysa passenger vans in service of the tourism industry in Poland.
Blog Post

Where Gumbo Was #11: The Arena of Arles and the World of Rome

PHeymont ·
 For Where in the World is Gumbo #11, Gumbo traveled to the Roman arena of Arles, in southern France. This puzzle produced a record number of responses…more than a score on the page where guessers went to great lengths to get it...
Blog Post

The Glorious Mosaics of Ravenna

PHeymont ·
Almost every city has something unique or distinctive to show off, and in Ravenna’s case it is the largest and most spectacular collection of Byzantine mosaics you can find. Together, the mosaic sites have given Ravenna, a not-especially-large...
Blog Post

Amsterdam's new Moco museum features Banksy

PHeymont ·
Amsterdam's newest museum is the Moco Museum of Contemporary Art, with opening exhibitions by Banksy and Andy Warhol.
Blog Post

Asian Art Museum (San Francisco)

Lestertheinvestor ·
San Francisco's Asian Art Museum, located near City Hall, spans 6000 years and a myriad of cultures in its vast collections.
Blog Post

Dec. 16, 2015 - Van Cortlandt Park in the fog

Jonathan L ·
Walking to work, I encountered this scene
Blog Post

Denmark's new tourist attraction: virtual reality

PHeymont ·
From games to training and simulations, Virtual Reality is big these days, and Copenhagen's Khora claims to be the first-of-its-kind portal into VR.
Blog Post

Van Gogh comes to Airbnb: $10 a night

PHeymont ·
Van Gogh's bedroom in Arles, which he painted at least three times, has been reproduced as an Airbnb apartment by the Art Institute of Chicago.
Blog Post

The Phillips Collection: A Washington Treasure

George G. ·
George G visits one of Washington's best (and less-well-known) art museums for a special exhibition.
Blog Post

A Walk through The Hague

PHeymont ·
A short day's visit to The Hague reveals a city full of contrasts and a promise of even more worth seeing someday.
Topic

Best Places to Visit In Amsterdam

jenifer levis ·
Amsterdam also known as Venice of the North or Mokum. Amsterdam is famous for many things, from its art and rich heritage to its elaborate canals and limitless cafes but it stands out for one thing over all else; making for the most unique and unforgettable trip for young adults and people of age alike. Any Amsterdam trip would be considered unfinished if it did not include- Rijksmuseum - Starting off slow, this excellent museum houses some of the greatest European masterpieces of all time.
Blog Post

Rodin Museum, Paris

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Paris' Rodin Museum, which is located in the artist's last home. The Museum houses Rodin's collection of antiques, his art collection and many of his own personal works. The grounds are beautifully tended and dotted with the artist's work.
Topic

Looking For Pick and Rent A Commercial Van Service ? Consider These 12 Things Before Hiring One

Earl Whitton ·
Most people want to opt-in for a rented van, but they aren't clear what they want to do with! Here it is essential to ask a few questions to yourself. Have you decided to opt-in for a road trip? Or do you have a business trip in mind? Your need varies! But it is essential to know, whenever you need, you can affordably rent a high-quality van. However, not everyone is comfortable about choosing a commercial van. Here are a few essential tips to go about it. Keep your plan ready Before...
Blog Post

Jan. 5, 2019: Vincent's Room, Saint-Remy-de-Provence

PHeymont ·
On a visit to the asylum at Saint-Remy where Van Gogh spent a year of his life, PHeymont noted connections to Van Gogh's paintings.
Blog Post

Museumplein, Amsterdam

PHeymont ·
As in many cities, Amsterdam's major museums are clustered, providing an interesting public focus and joining their audiences.
Comment

Re: Van Gogh Museum takes a new look at Vincent

DrFumblefinger ·
The Van Gogh Museum is one of the most interesting art museums I've ever visited. Basically it's the collection of Vincent's brother, Theo, an art dealer who saw his brother's potential and who helped support him by purchasing his paintings. Around half of the art Van Gogh created is in this museum and with this fresh look, it's definitely a "Must See" for folks coming to Amsterdam.
Comment

Re: Jan. 5, 2019: Vincent's Room, Saint-Remy-de-Provence

George G. ·
Vincent Van Gogh is my all-time favorite painter. Extremely gifted people sometimes are perceived and act as being on the fringes of mental instability. I really didn't appreciate his painting until I saw the originals which just are incredible when compared to 2D images. I did trace some of his footstep in Arles (which is a fantastic place to travel) and I was extremely disappointed when our bus tour to the Netherlands skipped the Van Gogh museum because we ran behind schedule.
Comment

Re: Nov. 7, 2016: Ministers Island, New Brunswick, Canada

GarryRF ·
A wonderful "step into the past". Looks lovely Vivie.
Blog Post

Van Cortlandt Park: A Taste of Nature

Jonathan L ·
One of Jonathan L's Bronx getaways, Van Cortlandt Park has deep historical roots as well as a variety of activities.
Blog Post

Van Gogh's last scene is located

PHeymont ·
Art historians have matched Van Gogh's last painting to roadside trees in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.
 
×
×
×
×