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Re: July 9, 2017: Mountain Blue Birds

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent photography and photographer!!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 11, 2015: Dome of the Blue Mosque

GarryRF ·
Next door to https://www.travelgumbo.com/blo...4#384386029277779564 May 1st 2014 Picture of the day !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 11, 2015: Dome of the Blue Mosque

Ottoman ·
Nice photo PHeymont, and mentioning my name just adds that extra nice touch.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 11, 2015: Dome of the Blue Mosque

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Ottoman: Nice photo PHeymont, and mentioning my name just adds that extra nice touch. Didn't know that you owned an empire?!? Next time YOU buy the drinks.
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Re: A Visit to Topkapi, Part 1

Travel Rob ·
Spectacular!
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Re: A Visit to Topkapi, Part 1

PortMoresby ·
I remember that restaurant fondly. A woman on her own was seated with us and we became instant friends, still in touch after 12 years.
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Re: Rogers Center, Toronto, Canada. Where Gumbo was #56

PHeymont ·
As I travel, I pay a lot of attention to statuary (there's so much!), but it's always special when it manages not only to tell a story, but to give you a little lift, a little laugh. Your samples from the Rogers Center are great! PS...for anyone with a taste for more semi-comic statues, we had a piece here on Gumbo last October: Laughter Set in Stone: Fun With Statues ...
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NYC-LAX for $32—-is it possible?

PHeymont ·
Jet Blue is doing some amazing promotions these days, including limited numbers of seats at ridiculous prices if you can grab them.   Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays through Feb. 21; other destinations include San Francisco, Austin TX, Fort...
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A Visit to Topkapi, Part 1

PHeymont ·
My images of Turkey, before we visited, were a melange of towers and gates—perhaps the one above—mysterious alleys, turbaned sultans, espionage, intrigue and many-minareted mosques. Of course, much of this comes from a bit too much Graham...
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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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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 11, 2015: Dome of the Blue Mosque

PHeymont ·
The best-known active mosque in Istanbul, the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque, stands next door to Hagia Sophia, which it replaced as the mosque of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire. It was built in the early 17th century, on...
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JetBlue's evolution: now it's into haute cuisine

PHeymont ·
JetBlue, originally noted for blue corn chips and friendly service on its one-class flights seems to be headed in a whole new direction.   In addition to recently adding its business-class "Mint" service on longer flights, it now charges for...
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Three historical cities to visit in the winters for travel enthusiasts

Pratap Singh ·
The chilling weather of India glorifies the beauty of many cities. The three top cities are calling you to experience their beauty. These towns can be an escape from the spine-chilling weather or the thrust to kiss the warmth of the sun. Jaipur: Jal Mahal The capital of the royal state of India, Rajasthan, Jaipur is best suited to visit in winters. The city was founded in 1726 by Maharaja Jai Singh II and is popularly known as Fort City of India. Amber Fort, the Star attraction of the city,...
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May 31, 2017: Blue Herons on the Erie Canal

Jonathan L ·
On a recent drive across New York State, Jonathan L encountered these birds along the Erie Canal; two stood still for their portraits!
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Know 11 Interesting Facts About Amber Fort in Jaipur

Abhishek Mathur ·
Royal state of Rajasthan, the state of kings and kingdoms has its own charisma when it comes to the grandeur of rich and historical monuments. Filled with many amazing and wonderful cities, Rajasthan plays a vital role in Indian Tourism. One of the major cities in Rajasthan is Jaipur, the pink city of India. Boasting a plethora of amazing forts, palaces and havelis, Jaipur is coronating the crown of Rajasthan Tourism . One of the major tourist attractions in Jaipur is Amber Fort. Famous as...
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July 9, 2017: Mountain Blue Birds

Pierre Renault ·
Some pictures of mountain blue birds, taken in the Alberta's Rocky Mountain foothills.
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Jantar Mantar, Jaipur (Where Gumbo was #210)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, India. An 18th century royal observatory with a most fascinating collection of instruments used to observe and measure the sun, stars, earth's rotation and such. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Stockholm's City Hall (Where Gumbo was #360)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Stockholm's interesting and unusual City Hall. The building features several interesting spaces but is best know as the place of the Nobel prize dinner is held every year.
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Blue-light bandits in Geneva hit tourists and UN

PHeymont ·
Geneva's real police use a variety of vehicles        Photo: Krokodyl / Wikimedia   The United Nations, which has a variety of agencies headquartered in Geneva, warned its staff last week that fake cops have been ripping off...
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An era ends: Jet Blue's new fares and fees

PHeymont ·
JetBlue check-in kiosks at JFK. Save $5 by checking bag here instead of counter    Photo: JetBlue   With JetBlue's announcement today that it is ending free checked bags, Southwest is the only remaining major carrier offering free...
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JetBlue chips in to grow blue potatoes at airport

PHeymont ·
  When an airline is as fascinated with its colorful name as JetBlue is, down to serving blue-potato chips on every flight, it might be a surprise to find that they're also obsessed with green. But  JetBlue, which already installed an open...
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Active Leisure: Walking Tours around Australia

VictoriaLim ·
New contributor Victoria Lim has several terrific suggestions on active walking vacations in Australia. It's good for your body and your mind, so get going!
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3 Amazing Reasons To Visit Jaipur

Abhishek Mathur ·
Having its foundation as the first ever planned city of India, Jaipur isindeed a gem in the crown of Rajasthan tours . The city is famous for its glorious forts which are majestically standing throwing the grandeur of bygone Rajputi era. Established in 1727 AD by Sawai Jai Singh 2, Jaipur was designed by famous architect namely Pt. Vidhyadhar Shashtri. The city is designed in such a way that people who visits this city wish to stay here for the rest of their life. 1. Exploring Amber Fort and...
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Central India, Pt.1: Gwalior

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares the magnificent sights of Gwalior, including some magnificent temples and palaces.
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Rogers Center, Toronto, Canada. Where Gumbo was #56

DrFumblefinger ·
  Congratulations to Lynn Miller for recognizing Rogers Center in Toronto.  The quiz focused on two pieces of art known as "The Audience" in the northeast and northwest corners of the building, executed by Michael Snow in 1989.  Both...
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Blue Angels Back for SF Fleet Week

PHeymont ·
The Navy's Blue Angels will be in the air again over San Francisco's Fleet Week celebrations, after missing last year's event. They'll kick off the show on Thurs. Oct. 9 with aerial practice for full shows on Oct. 12 and 13th. There's a full schedule...
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Top 4 Day Trips from Sydney

NinaSim ·
Nina Simons has several fine suggestions for interesting day trips form beautiful Sydney.
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Egg Trees in India ?

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell gives as an insightful look into life in Rajasthan and some of the changes that the area has undergone in the past few decades.
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Places to Visit in Jaipur: Famous Forts

Anil Verma ·
No trip to Jaipur is complete while not rubber-necking. Rajasthan’s capital has some nice places to envision, most of them square measure of historical importance. They’re conjointly Associate in Nursing integral a part of Jaipur’s wealthy culture. PLACES TO VISIT IN JAIPUR: FAMOUS FORTS 1. NAHARGARH Built in 1734, the Nahargarh Fort features a “chilling” past. it’s believed that the spirit of patrician Nahar Singh haunted construction employees and place a curse on the fort. This durable...
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Jantar Mantar - a marvellous astronomical observatory

David James ·
India tourism is filled with many incredible monuments that have stood the test of time and constantly been a source of study as well as inspiration for historians, sculptors, and scientists alike. A cradle of civilization, India has offered a lot to the modern word. The country’s glorious past has produced many marvellous forms of arts, architecture, music, and literature. One of the most visited countries in the world, this multicultural nation has always attracted visitors from the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 28 2014: Palace of the Winds, Jaipur

Mac ·
This beautiful extension to the main palace in Jaipur, India is this delightful "Palace of the Winds" which was built in 1798 by Maharaja Pratap Singh in the shape of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu God. It is a beehive of 953 small windows attached...
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London's tiny landmarks celebrate 150 years

PHeymont ·
London celebrates the 150th anniversary of its littlest—and most numerous—landmarks, the more than 900 'little blue plaques.'
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5 Top UNESCO Heritage Sites of Golden Triangle Circuit in India

Abhishek Mathur ·
If you're trying to find a singular mix of attractions in India, it's best to move towards the Golden Triangle circuit. those that area unit unaccustomed India or on a good schedule, visit Jaipur, Agra, and Delhi to get an simple Indian expertise. To know a lot of about Golden Triangle Tour, browse our exclusive diary article, what's Golden Triangle Tour India and Why it's famous? These 3 destinations aren't some random decide. These 3 area units heritage-filled sites with fascinating...
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Early Riser - The Perfect Sunrise Guide in Jaipur

Anjali Dixit ·
India is a land of early risers. No matter which part of the country you visit you will find incredible beauty in the morning experiences. From the melodious temple suprabhatam and household rangolis of the southern states to a dip in the Ganges in Hardwar and Rishikesh; from the bustling fish markets of Konkan coast to the languidly awakening markets in central India; from the floral market on the Dal Lake to the sounding of the sacred azaan in western UP; from the start of agricultural...
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Reasons why you should visit Ethiopia

David Mason ·
Reasons why you should visit Ethiopia Ethiopia is a culturally and environmentally rich country that is considered one of the world’s biggest tourist draw. It has beautiful natural attractions, great people and exciting traditions that will help you learn more about the country, Africa and the world. It has been voted as the best destination around the world by the European Council on Tourism and trade twice because of its unique blend of a natural and human environment. Ethiopia is home to...
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Top 5 Wonderful Tourist Places in Rajasthan

Jacob William ·
Rajasthan has been universally acknowledged as the land of kings or the place where kings reside. As the description suggests, Rajasthan is full of kingly mansions, palaces, landings and what not. Wherever you see, you see grandeur in the aura of this state. There are ancient forts, grand havelis and different tourist places that pictures honour, pride, valour and brave spirits of history in itself. Not just this but this state is also India’s largest state being content with the imperials...
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Re: NYC-LAX for $32—-is it possible?

Travel Rob ·
Amazing! No surprise the deal has already been snapped up. It's definitely worth all the publicity they will get out of these fantastic sales.
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Re: London's tiny landmarks celebrate 150 years

GarryRF ·
You will see these blue plaques all around the UK. Canada. Europe and Australia. Rumour has it they have migrated to the US too. You'll find over 100 in Liverpool, England where I live. The most visited is the plaque to John Lennon born here in Liverpool. Murdered in New York. Paul McCartney may get one - but only 20 years after he passes away. He's in no rush - so I think he's avoiding New York. Lennon mosaic in Central Park NY
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Re: London's tiny landmarks celebrate 150 years

PHeymont ·
Just like those London papers not to mention the rest of the world! I'll be looking for them in Liverpool later this month...
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Re: London's tiny landmarks celebrate 150 years

GarryRF ·
Most Londoners think they'll fall off the edge of the World if they leave London. Just like the Monty Python film - The Meaning of Life.
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Re: Active Leisure: Walking Tours around Australia

DrFumblefinger ·
These are some fascinating places to visit, Victoria -- thanks for sharing them. If I had a new set of knees I might even tackle the Overland Trek. Australia has some of the most beautiful landscapes and such a unique flora and fauna. But as I recall it also has the highest percentage of venomous things anywhere in the world -- spiders, snakes, lizards and such. Any suggestions for safety among those of us whose only usual danger might be a rare encounter with a bear or cougar?
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"Blue Jeans" Poison Dart Frog, Costa Rica

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger photographs a small poison dart frog in La Fortuna. This blue and red specimen is most commonly called "Blue Jeans".
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Green Giant statue, Blue Earth, Minnesota

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a statue of the Jolly Green Giant in the small prairie town of Blue Earth.
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