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Re: Sept 1, 2016: Wild Roses on the River Side.

GarryRF ·
WILD ROSES Wild Fruit - before the birds eat them ! I've been told by other walkers that further along you can only smell wild Jasmine. On the waters edge - where these grow - can best be described as a cool climate. With the onshore breeze off the river it rarely passes above 21c / 70f. So about the same climate as your Mountain rose. The smell really takes you by surprise - like walking into a small room holding a large "Women's Institute"meeting ! Perfume overload !
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

GarryRF ·
Here's a good quote Paul PORTRAIT OF AN UNHEALTHY CITY - NEW YORK INTHE 1800'S by David Rosner Columbia University When a horse died, its carcass would be left to rot until it had disintegrated enough for someone to pick up the pieces. Children would play with dead horses lying on the streets. In addition to lacking street cleaning, the city also had no sewage system and no flush toilets. Garbage--which included both human and animal waste--was basically thrown out windows and onto city...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#178)

TravelingCanuck ·
Your pictures all look familiar but I cannot pinpoint the exact location. I have a feeling you have not wandered far from home and are somewhere in the Wild Rose province.
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Re: A Culinary Adventure in Portugal

GarryRF ·
Sagres and Superbock Beer are a Portuguese favourite. I always have a supply in the fridge. For drinks after dinner I prefer a Mateus Rose Wine. Strong in alcohol content - sparkling and not dry. Portugal has an all year warm climate as the prevailing winds come up from North Africa and the Sahara Desert.
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Re: Gallery: The View From Home

PHeymont ·
Thanks for the vivid colors, and the hope they give me that spring will soon reach us in the Frozen East as well (actually, I see the signs of revival already in the branches of my climbing rose). As well, the lone brown leaf in the last picture reminds us that this is only one phase in an endless cycle.
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Re: World's 10 Best Airports? Maybe...

GarryRF ·
Dulles airport was unique. A bus on "scissors" rose up to the planes exit door and we all walked into the carriage. It drove back to the main terminal, Then the announcement. Because of a backlog of passengers we would have to stay on the shuttle bus. We were packed in tight. Standing shoulder to shoulder. No seats. We stood in it for two and a half hours. Sweltering under a July sun. No AirCon. No water. We weren't allowed to open the doors "for security reasons". Temperatures soon rose...
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Re: Six Reasons Why Lisbon Made Me Nostalgic for San Francisco

GarryRF ·
When I'm in San Francisco I love the Micro Breweries. The sampler tray is a must have in each bar. But when you're in Lisbon just try the Sagres Lager. Often named as the Best Beer in Europe you'll be pleasantly surprised ! Nothing like a "Lite" Beer, it has a wonderful taste and sparkle. Or try a sparkling Mateus Rose if wine is your preference.
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, New York

Travel Rob ·
Thanks Samantha, I'd love to visit Cooperstown. When I saw Hank Aaron's boyhood home at Mobile's minor league stadium with all it's incredible baseball memorabilia, I knew I had to see the Baseball Hall of Fame one day. Thanks for showing me what to expect!
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, New York

Samantha ·
Hi Rob, it is a really cool place to visit. I had been to the Negro Hall of Fame in Kansas, but not the one in Cooperstown. It was so worth the wait! Thanks for mentioning Aaron's home in Mobile. I would like to see it someday too. Have a great weekend
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, New York

Travel Rob ·
You can't help but be impressed with the Aaron family after seeing the place! Glad to see the Hall of Fame has a great Hank Aaron section too! My blog on Hank Aaron's childhood home: https://www.travelgumbo.com/blo...ron-s-childhood-home
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 4, 2013: St. Boniface Cathedral, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Former Member ·
Fascinating picture, with the sky as a rose window!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 4, 2013: St. Boniface Cathedral, Winnipeg, Manitoba

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, Ready2Go! The photo doesn't do justice to the size and scale of the place, but it is a lovely setting. I never thought about the sky as a rose window, but why not?
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Re: A Visit to Hank Aaron's Childhood Home

PHeymont ·
Thanks for a great nostalgic look at one of my baseball heroes: a great craftsman on the field, and a solid human with not a lot of "front" and a real commitment to team and to others. Some of today's players should visit!
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Re: A Visit to Hank Aaron's Childhood Home

DrFumblefinger ·
I still have a Time magazine somewhere from the week that Hank broke Babe Ruth's record. I collected things this and recall what a big deal it was at the time (justifiably so). A nice look at a piece of classic America. I've never been to Mobile, but I'm intrigued now.
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Re: A Visit to Hank Aaron's Childhood Home

Travel Rob ·
DrFumblefinger- Mobile is really worth a visit and I'm sure you'd enjoy it! I'm putting together a few pieces on Government St. in Mobile . I am so impressed by that street alone .Really one of my favorite historic streets anywhere.
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Re: A Visit to Hank Aaron's Childhood Home

vivie ·
Very interesting...Next best thing to being there! Merci Rob.
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Re: The flowers are saying, 'it's spring!'

Dr.Y ·
The climbing rose is beautiful, I wish I can grow this Calgary!
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Re: Coney Island Photos at Museum of the City of New York

Travel Rob ·
Very Cool. Last year PHeymont took me to Coney Island and we were lucky enough to see the Carousel that had recently been restored . That craftsmanship alone is worth the trip to Coney Island. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05...ney-island.html?_r=0
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Re: Coney Island Photos at Museum of the City of New York

GarryRF ·
But did you get to ride it ?
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Re: Coney Island Photos at Museum of the City of New York

Travel Rob ·
No Garry I didn't hop on but I should of! A good reason to go back!
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Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
  Who would have guessed the most expensive real estate in Buenos Aires is found in a cemetery?  Not only is it expensive, there's a line waiting to get in (seriously)!  You actually lease a plot here, as I understand it, and don't...
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A Day in Chartres

DrFumblefinger ·
  If you’re looking for a nice escape from the crowds and chaos of Paris, consider heading to the small city of Chartres for a day or two.  Situated 60 miles (96 km) southwest of Paris, just an hour’s train ride from the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 3, 2015: Norfolk Broads

PortMoresby ·
  A boat trip on the Norfolk Broads is one of the pleasures available for visitors to one of the world’s most idiosyncratic areas of wetlands and waterways.  The low-lying coastal lands of East Anglia, the English counties of Norfolk...
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Charleston's Grand Mansions: Aiken-Rhett House

PortMoresby ·
  On a recent visit to Charleston, South Carolina, I bought a 2-day pass, called the Charleston Heritage Passport , at the North Charleston Visitor Center near the airport, and planned to include as many of the sites it offered of...
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The Amazing Gothic Church of Sainte-Chapelle

DrFumblefinger ·
  Not nearly as large, well-known or frequently visited as its big sister just a few blocks away (the famous and ancient Notre-Dame Basilica), Sainte-Chapelle was hands down my favorite church in Paris.   Sainte-Chapelle (sant-shah-pel) is...
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 1) An overview of the Country and its People

DrFumblefinger ·
I remember being in Wales several times and looking across the sea to the west, thinking that I needed to get to Ireland.  Well I finally made it, completing this journey with my brother on our annual "getaway trip"!  It was a trip we really...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 8) Hill Country

DrFumblefinger ·
   The coastal regions of Sri Lanka are fairly flat.  Given that and the relatively small size of the island, I was surprised to find impressive peaks (over 2500 m high) at its center.  These mountains, lush and...
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Washington Oaks Garden: a Peaceful Paradise in Florida

Travel Rob ·
With all that Florida has to offer, you'd think it would be hard for anybody to pick a favorite place in the state. In my case though, it's not. By a mile,my favorite place is Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. Washington Oaks is one of the most...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 15th, 2015: Winter Flowers ?

GarryRF ·
  Flowers in Winter.   Todays Picture of the Day comes with a question. Thanks to "Climate Change" this Rose is happy to flower in January. That's today - 15 January 2015. It's in Liverpool, England where I live. 2 years ago...
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Dreamliners are Driving Boeing's Growth in 2015

Travel Rob ·
Boeing deliveries rose 14 percent the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter last year. That growth was driven mostly by increases in 787 and 737 production. The  delivery of 30 787 Dreamliners in 2015 is a highlight .Boeings bet big...
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Istanbul's 'Blue Mosque'

PHeymont ·
On our first day in Istanbul, after arriving at 4:30 on a Sunday morning and heading straight to a nap we went for a walk to reconnoiter the neighborhood. What a neighborhood! Within 5 to 10 minutes easy walk we passed the Topkapi Palace, the massive...
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Brooklyn's Spectacular Botanic Garden (Where Gumbo Was #112)

PHeymont ·
  The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a pint-size treasure that always seems bigger than it is (and which occupies an outsize place in botanical research) was this week's answer to Where in the World is TravelGumbo? Because the Garden presents an array...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 15, 2014: It's a Rough Life

PortMoresby ·
  Sometimes we need a vacation from our vacation, and that’s what I was feeling on an extended stay in Ubud, in Bali.  Lonely Planet seemed to suggest that Amed, on the coast, was just that sort of place.  So I made arrangements...
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France's latest: the black baguette

PHeymont ·
A Normandy baker is finding success with an unusual bread that looks odd but has traditional flavor.
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Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage (Part 2)

Lisa Day ·
Lisa Day concludes her series on journeying the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage in Japan, ending in Hongu Taisha.
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Lyndale Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Lyndale Park is a wonderful place to escape the hustle and bustle of Minneapolis without having to leave the city.
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Visiting and Then Moving to Sunny Brisbane

ArronHidd ·
A couple years back when I was first planning this simple vacation, I never thought it would be as life changing as it was. But life is unpredictable that way, and this story is definitely one for the grandkids. My husband and I were planning a short trip to Brisbane to get away from our 9 to 5 lives, so we booked a room in a hotel and went there for a few days. It was impossible not to fall in love with the atmosphere of the city on the very first day. My husband is a nature lover, so he...
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Svartisdal, Norway, Part 1

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares wonderful travel memories of camping in the Norwegian backcountry, in the shadow of a great glacier!
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200 Years of History on the Erie Canal

Jonathan L ·
After 200 years, the Erie Canal is still at work, and at leisure. JonathanL follows it from Buffalo to Albany for a great tour.
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California Gardens 2017: Gold Country, Part II

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby completes the Spring 2017 tour of Sierra Foothills gardens open for charity, just minutes from her home.
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In the Cotswolds: Buscot Park

PortMoresby ·
After a visit to William Morris’s Kelmscott Manor, PortMoresby crosses the River Thames to visit Buscot Park, with a stunning room dedicated to a Pre-Raphaelite painter and, unexpectedly, warriors in the garden.
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VanDuzen Botanical Garden, Vancouver

PHeymont ·
A visit to an unusual botanical garden, and thoughts on why it's hard for PHeymont to write about it.
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Melk Abbey, an Austrian treasure

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones visits a Benedictine abbey nearly 1000 years old and still active and beautiful today.
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Paris on track for a 10-year visitor high

PHeymont ·
Defying fears that terror incidents would dramatically curtail visits, Paris tourism is on track for a ten-year high.
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey #5: Istanbul to Tbilisi

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur takes us on another memorable train journey, this one starting in Istanbul, then on to Ankara, Erzurum, Batumi (bu bus), Yerevan and ending in Tbilisi
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Just Mad About Bread

PHeymont ·
PHeymont admits it: He's mad about bread. And so is France, one of his favorite places, where one baker has a 'mad about bread' sign over the door.
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New views of Notre Dame

PHeymont ·
After many visits to the iconic cathedral, PHeymont looks for new views of familiar places.
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The Best Thing to Order is What They’ve Got

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares an adventure into the Ethiopian highlands -- his was the first group of tourists to arrive after the rainy season and they found nothing was stocked or ready for them. What to do? Let Bob explain.
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Dubai's Spice Souk

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares images of an aromatic and visually interesting visit to Dubai's famous spice market.
 
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