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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 10, 2013: Banff and the Bow River Valley

Former Member ·
Is there a list somewhere of these UNESCO World Heritage Sites ? What are the criteria for inclusion ?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 10, 2013: Banff and the Bow River Valley

PHeymont ·
If you hadn't asked, I wouldn't have known! So, from UNESCO's website, here's the word: T he World Heritage List includes 981 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. These include 759 cultural, 193 natural and 29 mixed properties in160 States Parties. As of September 2012, 190 States Parties have ratified the World Heritage Convention. Here's a LINK to more info, including the list.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 10, 2013: Banff and the Bow River Valley

Former Member ·
There are a lot of fabulous places to visit. I need to get busy. The list is handily sorted by countries. I will bookmark this and consult it when planning a trip to a particular country or region. Thanks for the information.
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Re: The Beautiful Pools and Geysers of Yellowstone National Park

PHeymont ·
Wow! those vivid colors were totally unexpected. I'm assuming different chemicals in the water and rocks are producing them?
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Re: The Beautiful Pools and Geysers of Yellowstone National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrY is away on vacation this week, PHeymont, so he'll get back to you on his return. But I believe a lot of these colors are due to the highly specialized microorganisms that live in this environment.
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Re: The Beautiful Pools and Geysers of Yellowstone National Park

Andre Pur ·
Wow amazing pictures, beautiful colors, i love the ones with the yellow and orange colors. Is it true that under the Yellowstone Park is a giant vulcano and if it will be an eruption the whole America will be extinguished ?
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Re: The Beautiful Pools and Geysers of Yellowstone National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Hi Andre, and welcome. As DrY is away on vacation, I'll try to answer your question before he gets back. Yellowstone National Park does sit on what is known as the "Yellowstone Hot Spot". You see this in its geysirs and hot water pools. This does have the potential to become a massive volcano and cause a tremendous eruption. As big as any volcano in recorded history and then some. The jet stream would carry the ash and smoke mostly east (towards the Atlantic Ocean), so those areas would be...
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Re: The Beautiful Pools and Geysers of Yellowstone National Park

Andre Pur ·
Thank you for the information DrFumble Let's hope... )
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Re: The Beautiful Pools and Geysers of Yellowstone National Park

Dr.Y ·
Hi PHeymont, Andre and DrFumblefinger, Just back from a winter break and glad to see many of you also like the brilliant colors associated with the geysers, pools and hot springs in Yellowstone! As of how the mesmerizing colors are formed, I know no more than my friend DrFumblefinger (thanks Karl for the explanation). I only know that was those incredible heat-loving thermophiles that somehow survived and produced those amazing nature wonders.
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Re: Apr. 13, 2017: An afternoon at Crystal Cove State Park

GarryRF ·
A nature walk, beach and rock pools - what more could you want on a beautiful sunny day ! Nice pic's too Ottoman !
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Re: Apr. 13, 2017: An afternoon at Crystal Cove State Park

Ottoman ·
Hi GarryRF. Thanks for the feedback. The lovely afternoon I spent at Crystal Cove State Park with my family really was one of those instances where you look around, feel grateful and content for what you have and say to yourself..."What more could you ask for".
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Re: Apr. 13, 2017: An afternoon at Crystal Cove State Park

GarryRF ·
I keep a Video Log in my mind of all those "perfect moments" when you say to yourself " Hey ! Life doesn't get any better than this" I often re run those moments to myself on a winters day - usually catching 40 winks on a Sunday afternoon. Priceless !
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Re: Touch a Shark at Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach

DrFumblefinger ·
I love visiting this aquarium, too, Samantha! The shark tank is extremely cool and there are lots of interesting exhibits to explore -- especially fun with kids. Still, my personal favorite is the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
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Re: London development plans "sky pool"

Jonathan L ·
I am not sure that I could swim in this pool.
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Re: London development plans "sky pool"

Travel Rob ·
I agree Jonathan! When it's done, I'd like to photograph it from a safe distance, but I don't even think I could walk under it.
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Re: London development plans "sky pool"

PHeymont ·
I suspect it's going to look quite a bit different "as built," since I notice that in the picture, the water runs right to the edge, and one side hasn't even a place to sit! By the time it's done, there will need to be an ugly wall to keep bathers in, and keep water from splashing pedestrians below. At ten stories above building walks and parking lots, I'm not sure the view down through the pool will be worth it, either.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 10, 2013: Banff and the Bow River Valley

PHeymont ·
The Canadian Rockies are noted for their jagged peaks, many of which are snow-capped even in summer. Much of the natural beauty of the area has been saved by their incorporation in a series of national and provincial parks, including Banff National...
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New London life for an old idea: floating baths

PHeymont ·
Recreation advocates have launched a well-publicized Kickstarter campaign to help fund construction of a floating freshwater swimming pool in the Thames, just off the Embankment.   The project, called Thames Baths, whose full cost is estimated at...
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A Yellowstone Gallery: Mammoth Terraces

PortMoresby ·
In this installment, PortMoresby takes us to the colorful water-formed Mammoth Terraces, with some of the most spectacular views.
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Apr. 13, 2017: An afternoon at Crystal Cove State Park

Ottoman ·
Crystal Cove State Park is a fine example of why people fall in love with California...Sand, Sun, and Surf.
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A Visit to Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum

Samantha ·
Join Samantha on a visit to the memorial for the 168 who died when a right-wing terrorist destroyed a federal office building in 1995.
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A Yellowstone Gallery: Midway Geyser Basin

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby discovers Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Pool, a contender for the world’s most beautiful place.
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OdySea Aquarium, Phoenix – An Oceanic Adventure

Samantha ·
Samantha and her niece Alex had an incredible time in the Phoenix area, especially our visit to the OdySea Aquarium. Here she tells us the details!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 19, 2015: Morning Glory Pool, Yellowstone National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
  There are many thermal pools steaming away in Yellowstone National Park. a favorite of mine (and many others) being the Morning Glory Pool .  Situated about a mile and a half from Old Faithful, this is a beautiful 20 foot deep spring whose...
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Hyatt Resorts – Hyatt Regency Orlando. Florida

Samantha ·
Samantha takes a luxurious break at a resort hotel.
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Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. She says it is one of the best Hyatt Brand Resorts she has visited.
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Touch a Shark at Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach

Samantha ·
A visit to one of the great aquariums with Samantha and friends, and some tips on the best things to see there.
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The Beautiful Pools and Geysers of Yellowstone National Park

Dr.Y ·
  Although Yellowstone is famous for its geysers, the brilliant colors associated with the geysers, pools and hot springs are often mesmerizing. According to the park website, it was Walter H. Weed who in 1889 first recognized that the...
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London development plans "sky pool"

Travel Rob ·
A development in London plans a "sky pool"
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Most Unique Pools Around The World

Joanne ·
Every child knows exactly how special it is to jump into a pool and suddenly become weightless, with all the cares of the world being washed away. Of course, as people get older, their tastes tend to get more sophisticated. Here is a list of amazing and interesting pools that would excite even the most astute connoisseur. Magical Gold Energy Pool Image credit: starwoodhotels.com Okay, so it may not technically have magical properties, but guests at the St. Regis Lhasa Resort in Tibet will...
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Re: Most Unique Pools Around The World

Professorabe ·
Some truly amazing pools here. Interesting piece!
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Re: A Yellowstone Gallery: Midway Geyser Basin

Travel Rob ·
Incredible photography PortMoresby ! I feel like I'm there.
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Re: A Yellowstone Gallery: Midway Geyser Basin

DrFumblefinger ·
The images are beautiful and you were there on a perfect day -- not so cold that there was a lot of steam, and with beautiful sky to reflect on the unique terraced landscape. Love it!
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Re: A Yellowstone Gallery: Midway Geyser Basin

PortMoresby ·
The pictures don't do it justice. I've never seen anything like it. Maybe Asian rice terraces come closest.
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Re: A Yellowstone Gallery: Mammoth Terraces

DrFumblefinger ·
I tend to think of the terraces as being the coral reefs of Wyoming. Both have been formed by small organisms and both leave dramatic formations as their legacy. A wonderful landscape, PortMoresby, thanks!
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Re: A Yellowstone Gallery: Mammoth Terraces

PortMoresby ·
I like your analogy, DrF. My pleasure!
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Re: Hyatt Resorts – Hyatt Regency Orlando. Florida

GarryRF ·
The 32-story, 1641-room hotel was originally constructed in 1986 as The Peabody Orlando. I remember well when all traffic stopped on International Drive to allow the Ducks the time to cross the street safely - then enter the Duck pond inside the Hotel.
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Re: Hyatt Resorts – Hyatt Regency Orlando. Florida

Samantha ·
HI Garry, thanks for the comment. I can imagine what a scene I-Drive must have been. I'd have loved watching those cute ducks cross the street, however annoying it was to traffic Thanks for sharing.
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Re: OdySea Aquarium, Phoenix – An Oceanic Adventure

DrFumblefinger ·
Great family travel destination -- and a nice family photo!
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Re: OdySea Aquarium, Phoenix – An Oceanic Adventure

GarryRF ·
Looks like a great day out for all the family. My kids and grandkids love being hands on with creatures. Interaction with young people builds a foundation for their life. Growing up without fears.
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Re: OdySea Aquarium, Phoenix – An Oceanic Adventure

Samantha ·
Hi guys. Thank you for the comments. We had a great time. It was our first aunt/niece trip and we had a blast. Thank you again for the comments. Happy travels.
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