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Re: Allmächd! A small guide to Franconia

Travel Rob ·
Thank you Nadja for showing us more about Franconia and giving some historyI I've been to Nuremberg and wished I had this information then.. I guess reason to go back!
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Re: Allmächd! A small guide to Franconia

PHeymont ·
I haven't been to Nuremberg since about 1960...but that might change on my Germany visit next year...I tend to follow the trail of the good sausages!
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Re: Allmächd! A small guide to Franconia

Travel Luver ·
It's an interesting piece. I really wasn't that aware of Franconia. Now I want to go and have some of those sausages and pork roast!
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Re: Allmächd! A small guide to Franconia

Ottoman ·
Thank you for taking the time to share all this information Nadja. And the photos of the delicious food..."sehr gut". I must go now..."ich bin hungrig".
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Re: Allmächd! A small guide to Franconia

Nadja von Elm-Weber ·
If I find some time again, maybe there will be a "part 2" to this ;-) with some information on interesting music festivals like "Blues will eat big Schweinebraten" (pork roast) or the famous "Bardentreffen" where there are stages set up in the whole city for different bands and other art events like "Die blaue Nacht" (the blue night)...
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Re: A Winter Visit to Dresden and Leipzig

Travel Rob ·
I really want to go back to Dresden. I was there in the late 80's and I remember how somber the city seemed. I also remember the kindness of the people and I'd really enjoy to see the city in more prosperous and happy times.
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Re: A Winter Visit to Dresden and Leipzig

HistoryDigger ·
Never been to either German city despite having lived in Germany. Thanks for the in depth look at stunning architecture. Maybe I'll head there soon.
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Re: A Winter Visit to Dresden and Leipzig

Janine ·
Well Dresden and Leipzig pretty nice cities to visit. In Dresden the former Frauenkirche got rebuild which got totally destroyed by the bombing attack if the Second World War. Also the side on the river Elbe invites in long walks and beautiful areas. Especially the sights like Zwinger and the Semper Oper are worth to visit. Leipzig is the City I come from and it has changed a lot after the reunion. The inner city is not that big but it has a lot if history. Sebastian Bach and his famous...
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Re: Allmächd! A small guide to Franconia

PHeymont ·
Sitting just now at the Bratwursthäusle next to the Sebalduskirche, with the empty plate from my bratwurst in front of me...thanks again for your wonderful introduction to Franconia! For anyone else coming: best-ever potato soup before the wurst, and a glass of Lederer dunkel!
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Re: Allmächd! A small guide to Franconia

PHeymont ·
Here's that soup, by the way!
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Re: Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg (Where Gumbo Was #125)

HistoryDigger ·
Great piece. Thanks for posting the details about the church and Maas, which I find fascinating. Travel IS about story and exploration. Why else travel if not to learn?
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Re: Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg (Where Gumbo Was #125)

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a fascinating bit of history, PHeymont. I'm not sure I know of another church that was literally physically divided to serve two congregations. Anyone else know of any?
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Re: Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg (Where Gumbo Was #125)

PHeymont ·
Actually, I do know of another, and it’s been featured on TravelGumbo! But that was a different sort of division. St. Helen’s Bishopsgate, in London, has two parallel naves; one was used by the lay parish congregation, and the other by the nuns of the adjoining convent. The division there was by a ceiling-high curtain running the length of the church. The original blog was for Where in the World #23, almost a year and a half ago! Here's the LINK
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Re: Wandering in Prague

HistoryDigger ·
Lovely pictures. I appreciate knowing the details too. My family and I spent a week in Prague and and enjoyed every slow day. We rented an Old Town apartment through VRBO and were happy with the quiet, rooftop location three minutes to the square but quieted enough not to feel pressed by tourists. Lobokicz Palace museum was a highlight for us all. http://www.lobkowicz.cz/en/
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Re: Wandering in Prague

Travel Rob ·
A wonderful piece! I'm always struck by the contrast of Prague now vs when I spent time there in the late 1980's.
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Re: Wandering in Prague

IslandMan ·
nice post, PH...such a beautiful city
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Re: A Winter Visit to Dresden and Leipzig

PHeymont ·
The other church Janine refers to, the one associated with the big Monday demonstration of 1989 started is the Nikolaikirche, shown above. There were also mass vigils inside the church for a number of months.
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Re: St. Mary's in the Mountain, Virginia City, Nevada (Where Gumbo Was #225)

PortMoresby ·
I've driven right by it, twice. A lesson in paying more attention!
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Re: Magnificent: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Manhattan

Marilyn Jones ·
So lovely; fantastic photos!!
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Re: Magnificent: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Manhattan

Ron B. ·
The facade in the first picture makes it look gray, when in fact it's bright white.
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Re: Magnificent: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Manhattan

DrFumblefinger ·
Perhaps the most European of any of the churches in the America! A beautiful place and one I need to visit sometime again. Thanks for the informative post, Samantha!
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Re: Magnificent: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Manhattan

Samantha ·
Thanks for the comments everyone. It was truly amazing. Look forward to vising again one day in the future.
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A Winter Visit to Dresden and Leipzig

PHeymont ·
When we first started including a week-long February school break in our travel plans, our goal was to go somewhere significantly warmer than New York City. We still try for that, but once in a while something else calls, and we found ourselves...
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Wandering in Prague

PHeymont ·
Prague draws a lot of visitors these days, drawn by its picturesque historic center, its cultural elan, its beautiful river setting, its long and varied history...and maybe also just because everyone else is going. We went there a few years ago (2003,...
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Santiago de Cuba's cathedral of hard knocks

PHeymont ·
Santiago de Cuba's Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption is a well-polished gem with a long history of disaster and plunder behind it.
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St. Mary's in the Mountain, Virginia City, Nevada (Where Gumbo Was #225)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the lovely Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary's in the Mountains, situated in Virginia City, Nevada. Over 150 years old, it is a lovely building and should be on your "to do" list when visiting the Reno area.
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Allmächd! A small guide to Franconia

Nadja von Elm-Weber ·
Allmächd!  is a typical Franconian dialect exclamation—best translated as “almighty!” After my tweet @TravelGumbo a few days ago (“Sage travel advice: never call a ‘Franconian’ (native of northern Bavaria)...
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Rome's Spanish Steps closed for makeover

PHeymont ·
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck meet on the Spanish Steps in Roman Holiday (1953)   Rome has gotten more than its share of criticism in recent years for poorly-maintained monuments, but the pendulum may be swinging the other way. The iconic...
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Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg (Where Gumbo Was #125)

PHeymont ·
The Heiliggeistkirche, to give it its German name, is the most imposing church in Heidelberg; it stands out above the Altstadt (Old City) section of the city so distinctively that I dared not include an exterior view among the clues. I make amends...
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Magnificent: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Manhattan

Samantha ·
New York's Saint Patrick's Cathedral left a big impression on Samantha, as she reports here.
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Italy declares Rome 'no-drone zone' for Jubilee

PHeymont ·
In the aftermath of the attacks in Paris and threats made against Rome and the Vatican by an ISIS magazine 'Dabiq,' Italy has tightened security, especially in view of the upcoming Catholic Jubilee or Holy Year that begins December 8.   The...
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Saint Louis Cathedral, New Orleans French Quarter

Samantha ·
Samantha concludes her series on the French Quarter in New Orleans by sharing the beautiful Saint Louis Cathedral.
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Mar. 29, 2018: Cathedral of St. Mary, Batticaloa

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some images of a Roman Catholic church in eastern Sri Lanka, preparing itself for its important Easter celebration.
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Re: Our Gloomy Visit to Dachau Concentration Camp

GarryRF ·
A gentle reminder that history constantly repeats itself - somewhere in the world it continues today.
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Re: Our Gloomy Visit to Dachau Concentration Camp

Amateuremigrant ·
With so much disinformation and plain ignorance about our recent history, it can sometimes takes a harrowing experience to bring home the scale of man's inhumanity to man. And to remember it didn't start this way, but with small injustices and prejudices that dehumanise some scapegoated section of society. Beware weasel words.
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Our Gloomy Visit to Dachau Concentration Camp

Samantha ·
While in Munich, Samantha and her husband made their way to Dachau Concentration camp and a special memorial. May we never forgot what happened there so that history will NEVER repeat itself.
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