Tagged With "station"

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Gallery: Union Station, Los Angeles

PHeymont ·
The last of the great urban rail terminals to be built, Los Angeles Union Station is celebrating its 75th anniversary this years. It's not the largest of big city terminals; the age of the automobile was well under way, and the aviation age was...
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Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PortMoresby ·
  Officially called the Pigeon Point Light Station, it’s been my sentinel, standing at the edge of my personal territory, telling me I’m nearing, or leaving, my family on the coastside of the Bay Area, south of San Francisco.  I...
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Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
More from Londonist,  and these I love.  Called Alternative London Tube Maps, the first maps Ghost Stations, the disused and abandoned stations.  The other, maybe a bit more useful as we can actually visit these, Coffee Shops,...
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Tunnel of Love? Paris Mayor Candidate has plans for "Ghost Stations"

PHeymont ·
One of the candidates in Paris' upcoming mayoral election is pushing to make public spaces of several unused Metro stations--a gallery in one, a swimming pool in another, a disco...well, you get the idea...and for the details, click  HERE .
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Underground Art: A Times Square Subway Gallery

PHeymont ·
"Underground Art" usually brings to mind images of rebellious artists challenging the norms of the art world of whatever year, but in this case—and many others—the meaning is literal, and the works are in the subway. Of course, New York is...
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The Spires of Stockholm: Where Gumbo Was #42

PHeymont ·
Jonathan L and Mac sniffed out the puzzle picture as a view of Stockholm Cathedral, with the Stampen jazz club in the foreground. I'd hoped the English Happy Hour sign might be a little misleading, but apparently not.   The puzzle picture is in...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 24, 2014: Santa's Wonderland

Marilyn Jones ·
Santa's Wonderland in College Station, Texas, has evolved over the past 17 years into the largest Christmas light display in the entire state. In addition to the spectacular light show is Santa's Town featuring gift shops, restaurants, hourly...
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Selfies: not just selfish, but dangerous!

PHeymont ·
  If you're thinking that's a bit overblown, think again. Not only the relatively minor issue of having someone's selfie-stick stuck in front of you (or in your eye) but the danger to the subject of the selfie who may be oblivious to the dangers...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 23, 2015: First Class, Nanning Train Station

PortMoresby ·
  My trip by train from Nanning, China to Hanoi, Vietnam transpired years after my first plan to travel between the 2 countries was thwarted by a landslide that covered the tracks between Kunming, in Yunnan Province, and Hanoi.  After...
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Space tourist shares his travel snaps

PHeymont ·
British astronaut Tim Peake has been busy with his cameras on the International Space Station...you can see his snaps on an interactive map.
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Walking LA - Downtown LA

Jonathan L ·
To see the best of Downtown Los Angeles you don't need a car. Get out and walk the streets.
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Jan. 31, 2016: Spuyten Duyvil Train Station

Jonathan L ·
An empty train station on a cold day. A great chance to take some photos
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Lost in transition? Tokyo station app can help

PHeymont ·
Tokyo's giant rail and subway stations, Shinjuko and Tokyo Station can be a puzzle even for locals who need to switch among many different lines...and for visitors it's even worse. But a new app is designed to save the day for both. Released last year for Tokyo station, it now covers Shinjuku as well, and works in either English or Japanese. It uses positioning beacons inside the stations to help the app show you where you are and where you have to go. You are represented by a bright blue...
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December 11, 2017: Flying A Gas Station, Truckee

DrFumblefinger ·
A nicely refurbished service station in Truckee, California, is featured in today's Pic of the Day.
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Anheuser Busch Brewery Lights in St. Louis, Missouri

Samantha ·
Holiday lights are a tradition in many places. Here, Samantha takes us to see one of her favorite displays.
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Sept. 27, 2017: Balloon Man Running, Denver

Samantha ·
A whimsical sculpture in Denver caught Samantha's interest; she shares views of it in different lights and times.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 7th, 2014: Grand Central Oyster Bar, New York

IslandMan ·
     A visit to New York City is a must on anyone's travel itinerary or wish list. Whether you go for the architecture, the history, the nightlife or to just soak in the whole atmosphere of the place, it is certainly an unforgettable...
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More WiFi in NYC Subway...soon...maybe.

PHeymont ·
NYC Transit officials are ready to announce Phase 2 of a plan that will eventually provide WiFi and cell service in all 277 underground stations in the system. The expansion will add 11 more stations in Manhattan including major hubs such as Grand...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 19, 2015: Aswan Station, Egypt

IslandMan ·
    One of the most memorable trips in my journeys was to Egypt, and the overnight train from Cairo to Aswan was an adventure in itself. Our "first class" compartment was reasonably comfortable, but the trains are a bit dated and could use...
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Road Trip, More Day 2: Point Cabrillo Light Station

PortMoresby ·
  Not quite recovered from the long drive the day before, and having just walked a couple of miles around the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden, had I realized the extent of the hike required to get to and from the the lighthouse at Point...
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Fast & Free Wifi Coming to 100 Indian Train Stations

Travel Rob ·
          Photo by Mac Google is bringing fast wi-fi to 100 train stations in India by the end of 2016. The initiative will eventually cover 400 stations. In most cases, this will be the fastest internet...
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"Lactation Station" joining airport amenities

PHeymont ·
Milwaukee's General Mitchell airport has become the first to install free standing pods for nursing mothers. They are self-contained pods with comfortable furniture, outlets for breast pumps, and space for nursing on the go. Three have been installed...
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Sirkeci Terminal, Istanbul: Last stop on the Orient Express

PHeymont ·
Last summer in Paris, we visited an exhibit at the Institute du Monde Arabe, featuring cars and artifacts of the Orient Express and its mystique. A significant part of the exhibit, given the venue, focused on the exotic spell it had for Europeans...
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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...
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London's Battersea Power Station gets flashy neighbors

PHeymont ·
A raft of new buildings, including efforts by A-list architects such as Norman Foster and Frank Gehry will soon be going up around London's Battersea Power Station, seen below. After years of plans that have fallen through, this one appears to be...
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"Doggie-Door" makes lockers easier to use

PHeymont ·
A Japanese company's come up with a way to let you add and remove items from the locker you've stored your luggage in.
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Grand Central Terminal, New York (Where Gumbo Was #164)

PHeymont ·
Gumbo was visiting New York City's Grand Central, one of the classics of the heyday of trains, and still a thriving center for local and commuter trains.
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Bah! Humbug! DJ hijacks station to play Last Christmas 24 times in a row

PHeymont ·
It's nearly Christmas time, and for many of us that means a non-stop barrage of holiday music, but Joe Kohlhofer, a DJ at Austria's Antenne Carinthia station took it to the extreme by playing the same song 24 times in a row. The station was buried in complaints after the young DJ announced that he felt people were not in the proper Christmas spirit and that he would therefore play Wham's 'Last Christmas' for his entire two-hour show. Station officials were unable to stop him, because he had...
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The Bikaner Mail

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares the story of a most memorable train journey -- an experience uniquely Indian.
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May 23, 2018: Thomson, Georgia Train Station

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to the Old Georgia Railroad Railway Train Station, formally known as the Thomson Georgia Train Station Depot.
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Oaso Station, Saitama Prefecture, Japan (Where Gumbo was #288)

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo was at Oaso Station on the Chichibu Railway in Japan
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Nov. 8, 2018: Milano Centrale railway station

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some views of Milan's busy Central train station, an example of "Fascist Architecture".
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Montpelier, Home of President Madison

George G. ·
George G shares details of a visit to Montpelier, the home of President James Madison and his spouse, Dolly Madison, in Orange County, Virginia.
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McAdam Railway Station, New Brunswick, Canada

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo was found at one of the most interesting train stations in the world. Find out more!
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Re: Gallery: Union Station, Los Angeles

Travel Rob ·
It is spectacular and I was impressed it's become such a transportation hub.The chairs are really comfortable. If your waiting there, remember Olvera St, is across the street and Chinatown and Little Tokyo are just a few blocks away!
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Re: Gallery: Union Station, Los Angeles

IslandMan ·
I just love the art deco style of this place; so iconic and almost dateless...thanks PH
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Re: Underground Art: A Times Square Subway Gallery

GutterPup ·
The artwork is spectacular! It's a shame that more folks don't take the time to admire its beauty and the talent needed to create such pieces. Great write-up my friend!
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Re: Nov. 8, 2018: Milano Centrale railway station

PHeymont ·
Actually, in passenger traffic, it's listed here as #8 in passenger traffic. Perhaps it's #1 in mainline traffic? Certainly #1 Gare du Nord and Gare de Chatelet, both in Paris, have heavy concentrations of commuter and regional passengers.
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Prague's old station rotunda

PHeymont ·
Prague's old station rotunda
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On the Way to Prague

PHeymont ·
On the Way to Prague
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Jerusalemska Synagogue, Prague

PHeymont ·
Jerusalemska Synagogue, Prague
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PHeymont ·
We must have passed Pigeon Point on our way to see the seals on a February visit to SF about 10 years ago...I wish I had known! Besides the seals, the highlight of that trip was breakfast in a roadside diner surrounded by avocado farms...a product reflected in practically every breakfast on the menu!
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PortMoresby ·
In that part of the coast, it's more likely to have been artichokes, grown there and all the way down to Salinas/Monterey. Avocados are a Southern California crop.
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

DrFumblefinger ·
When I lived in So California, an acquaintance was an avocado farmer. He informed us that at the time about 10% of the avocado crop was stolen each year -- probably higher now. The most stolen crop in America, and impossible to trace I love old lighthouses and their setting on the roughest places on the coast. Thanks for sharing this one with us, PM.
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PortMoresby ·
I'm not surprised about the avocado theft, guacamole being one of the CA food groups.
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PHeymont ·
I didn't mean to imply purloined produce...just that as a local product, they had a high place on the menu. From the conversations around us, it appeared that many of the others were growers...
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

DrFumblefinger ·
PHeymont -- did not mean to imply that your restaurant proprietors were thieves. Just to point out that the crop you were surrounded by is a target of theft.
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PortMoresby ·
Gentlemen, I think you missed my point somewhere above. Artichokes grow in Northern California, avocados in Southern California. As far as I've observed, never the twain shall meet. Just to confirm, is this it? If so, not avocado.
 
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