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Re: Canadian Museum of History (Civilization): Ottawa (Gatineau), Canada

PortMoresby ·
It makes me want to go back to visit my relatives near Ottawa. But maybe not this month.
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Re: Canadian Museum of History (Civilization): Ottawa (Gatineau), Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
Ottawa is a perfect spring and fall getaway destination, PortMoresby. Like many things Canadian it's pleasant and understated. You don't really get the impression when here that one of the world's most successful economies is governed in this peaceful small city. Summers can be hot and humid, but May and late Sept/Oct are special. I'd probably head there late Sept/early Oct to enjoy the colorful tree displays.
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Re: Canadian Museum of History (Civilization): Ottawa (Gatineau), Canada

Travel Rob ·
The museum contacted TG and informed us the name has been changed to the Canadian Museum of History.
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Re: Canadian Museum of History (Civilization): Ottawa (Gatineau), Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Travel Rob: The museum contacted TG and informed us the name has been changed to the Canadian Museum of History. How dare they change human Civilization to "History"! But so noted and post edited accordingly
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

Travel Rob ·
Mac, again your photos are absolutely incredible!
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

DrFumblefinger ·
Agree with Rob, Mac! A superb set of photos of a windy day in South England. Beanie might not be a bad idea, because if that gets lifted the gusts might also just be strong enough to take you with it.
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

PHeymont ·
The 4th and 5th pictures in this set, especially the 4th, make me think of paintings by JMW Turner...
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

GarryRF ·
And not a single Surfboard in sight .... the English are such a fickle race !
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

DrFumblefinger ·
A little surprising not to find at least one surfer wanting to ride into that nice soft sandy beach, but maybe the waves don't "break" just right. Have the British never seen the epic movie "Riding Giants" (about those surfers who ride the monstrous 10 meter waves)? Nor a single wind-sailer out their either.
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

PortMoresby ·
Having walked along Chesil Beach, to the NW of Portland, what you describe, DrF, as " nice soft sandy beach", is actually rocks. I suspect those beaches in Mac's pictures are the same, not much fun to walk on and I'm guessing no fun to hit coming off a board.
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

Mac ·
PortMoresby is very right DrF, Chesil Beach is a 'shingle' beach is 29 kilometres (18 mi) long, 200 metres (660 ft) wide and 15 metres (50 ft) high - and pretty steep too!! The 'shingle' (large round pebbles) varies from pea-sized at the north-west end (by West Bay) to orange-sized at the south-east end (by Portland). It is said that smugglers who landed on the beach in the middle of the night could judge "exactly where they were" by the size of the shingle. The beach has been the scene of...
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

GarryRF ·
If its sun-sea-sand and safe surfing you're looking for then try Liverpool -in the North West of England. Where the sand is so soft that even Rolls Royce use it to smooth car bodies prior to painting. So you're guaranteed a smooth landing when your board comes ashore !
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Ottawa – NOT the coldest Capital in the world!

DrFumblefinger ·
Ottawa is a vibrant and charming small city — so pleasant that it’s hard to believe it’s home to soooo many politicians.  Of the national capitals I've visited, Ottawa seems the most livable to me (ie. if...
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Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

Mac ·
Begging indulgence from the Senior Gumbo Gurus. Following my previous visit to stormy Portland Bill last week, yesterday the sun came out and the wind picked up a notch more, so I just had to make a quick trip back there to see what might have...
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, May 8, 2015: Portland Bill lighthouse at dusk

Mac ·
On the isle of Portland in Dorset, England, the tip of the isle 'Portland Bill' and nearby Chesil Beach are the graveyards of many vessels that failed to reach Weymouth or Portland Roads. The Portland Race is caused by the meeting of the tides between...
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, May 22, 2015: The Lower Lighthouse, Portland Bill

Mac ·
As early as 1669 Sir John Clayton was granted a patent to erect a lighthouse on Portland Bill, Dorset, England to warn seafarers of the perilous currents that converge around 'the Bill', but his scheme fell through and it was not until early in the...
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Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour of Seattle

Samantha ·
Seattle's Pioneer Square is only the icing on the cake of Seattle's early history, preserved below. Samantha takes us along on a tour.
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After Yellowstone: The Moss Mansion, Billings MT

PortMoresby ·
Continuing north from Yellowstone, PortMoresby ends a wonderful trip with a visit to Billings, Montana and its historic mansion museum.
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Cody Park, North Platte, Nebraska

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some pictures of Cody Park in North Platte, Nebraska with her nephew Jesse, who is related Cody.
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1933 Napier Railton aero-engined race car - 47 world speed records

Mac ·
Encountered on a chance visit a few days ago to the UK heritage 'Brooklands' museum, I am delighted to share these photos of this mighty and powerful beast with my fellow Gumbo'ists! The Napier-Railton is an aero-engined race car built in 1933,...
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Buffalo Bill Cody's Grave, Lookout Mountain, Golden, Colorado

Ottoman ·
  William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Clair, a small town in the Iowa Territory (now the U.S. state of Iowa), but he grew up for...
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Sweden getting set for currency change

PHeymont ·
Money with star power: Greta Garbo and Ingmar Bergman on new Swedish banknotes   And no, they're not adopting the Euro in place of familiar kronor—instead, they're getting ready to take on unfamiliar kronor, as all of Sweden's bills and...
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Aug. 28, 2019: Deadwood, South Dakota

Samantha ·
My husband and I had a great time checking out Deadwood, South Dakota. There is a lot of history and something everyone should see while in the Black Hills area.
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Canadian Museum of History (Civilization): Ottawa (Gatineau), Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
Many people don't know that Ottawa is the capital city of Canada.  Situated a few hours drive north of Toronto and Montreal, straddling the provinces of Ontario and Quebec-- Ottawa being on the Ontario side; Gatineau on the Quebec side --...
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Self-driving hotel room in your future?

PHeymont ·
A seemingly radical adaptation of driverless cars may not be that far out after all...
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November 7, 2018: Spirit of Haidi Gwaii

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares features of The Spirit of Haidi Gwaii, an imaginative sculpture by Haidi artist, Bill Reid, featuring creatures of Haidi mythology.
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Re: Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, May 8, 2015: Portland Bill lighthouse at dusk

DrFumblefinger ·
What a dramatic sky! Another great image, Mac!
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Re: After Yellowstone: The Moss Mansion, Billings MT

George G. ·
I enjoyed the photos of the amazing solarium and black and white checkered flooring. Like yourself, I too enjoy historical homes, and this week's WITW is one of them with a somewhat famous stained glass window.
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Las Vegas airport gets a new name

PHeymont ·
McCarran will give way to Reid as the airport is renamed for the state's long-term but retired Democratic senator.
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Whale Park, Juneau, Alaska

Samantha ·
If you like whales you have to check out this HUGE whale sculpture Samantha and her husband saw while exploring Juneau, Alaska.
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Lake Elmo, Billings, Montana

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some pictures of beautiful Lake Elmo in Billings, Montana.
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