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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

WorkerBee ·
PHeymont, Your post reminded me that I had seen a pre-fabricated church designed by Eiffel in Baja, Mexico. It is in the small town of Santa Rosalia and still in use. There is more info here .
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Re: Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

Hank ·
Wow, this is turning into a real education!! I checked with my uncle and yes, I can fly Chicago to Manchester and return from either London or Paris to Chicago. The ticket is free to him and he said he would cover any fees as a "graduation gift to me" (he's a pretty cool dude!), but I don't want to burden him with a heavy departure fee, so maybe Paris would be the way to go. I'd like to leave about Friday, May 9th and return 4 weeks later, June 6th. A few days later and returning a few days...
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Re: Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

GarryRF ·
Whooaaa! Why are you sending Hank to Amsterdam? He likes the idea of GayParis and the Eiffel Tower - so what have I missed ?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 24, 2014: Le Pouce de Cesar Sculpture - Paris

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, definitely art. Parisians have a reputation of loving to hate new things, like the Eiffel Tower when it opened, before they love them forever.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 12, 2014: Sunday in the Park with Dog

Travel Rob ·
Great photos that shows why parks in Paris are so special! Hands down my favorite park experiences are in Paris. Parisians enjoy their parks and gardens so much, it's contagious!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 12, 2014: Sunday in the Park with Dog

DrFumblefinger ·
I like city parks like this one, though they in no way compare to National Parks, which I enjoy infinitely more.
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Re: Iquitos Jungle Tour

Travel Rob ·
Thanks, what an incredible tour. Even has a Gumbo favorite,a Gustave Eiffel building! https://www.travelgumbo.com/blo...with-the-tour-eiffel
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Re: Photography at the Edges, New York & San Francisco

PHeymont ·
I did, indeed, go to the two exhibits at the Met...and they actually have a relation to the SF show that PortMoresby has described. Marville, in particular, was working at the beginning of photography, without all the digital devices, or even a light meter, and with media so slow that a photograph of a relatively busy street appears to be empty of traffic—because during the 30 seconds needed to expose that plate no one stayed in front of the camera long enough to register an image! The Paris...
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Re: Photography at the Edges, New York & San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
Maybe "monochrome" is a better word for what we think of as black & white photography. An extreme example would be cyanotypes, in shades of blue. Many thanks, PHeymont, for your descriptions of the Met shows, and for reminding me that everything old is new again. The addition of Man Ray's fantastic picture above is perfect. Joyeux Anniversaire, Tour Eiffel.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Eiffel Tower!

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the history lesson, PHeymont. My respect for Mr. Eiffel only grows the more I learn about him. Truly a man for the time -- maybe a few decades ahead of his time. But what a legacy!
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Re: Happy Birthday, Eiffel Tower!

PortMoresby ·
Six timely tips for seeing the Eiffel Tower from CNTraveler's Wendy Perrin . And one more picture:
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Re: Tips on Traveling with Parents

artsnletters ·
I traveled with my mom when she was around that age, and in much the same way - I was the tour guide and she was along for the ride. I did all the work - ALL of it - and she paid for both of us, so I considered it an excellent deal. She did have some ideas where to go - "I haven't seen Italy, Austria, or Switzerland." But we also went to Amsterdam, Bruges, and Paris (she had been to Paris before but wanted to get up close and personal with the Eiffel Tower). I got to pick where to take her...
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Re: Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 3) cars from the USA and UK

rbciao ·
We saw this three wheeled vehicle in Paris last summer on our way back from the Eiffel Tower. Can anyone identify this car?
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Re: Gustave Eiffel: Iron Man of Paris

GarryRF ·
This is the English version of the Eiffel Tower. Its in Blackpool 30 miles north of my home in Liverpool. I can see it on a clear day. Built around the same time as Eiffel and an amazing structure. I do love the observation platform where you can walk on a glass floor !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 19, 2014: Girona, Spain

PortMoresby ·
PHeymont, what happens, directionally speaking, when one reaches the other end of the bridge? In other words, where does it go from the end of what we can see? It appears to end, the bridge to nowhere, but I doubt Mr. Eiffel would be so impractical (although I suppose the building at the other end might have been put up after he left town). Do tell.
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Re: Paris Looking Down: A View from the Eiffel

rbciao ·
Great pics. We were there this past August and were very impressed with the Eiffel Tower. It was truly fantastic accomplishment and the views are spectacular. The day we were there we had pre-purchased our tickets online, but did not use them. The morning of our scheduled day it was pouring down rain and we were tired, so we stayed in bed. Later in the morning the skies cleared and we went over to the tower. Since we missed our time we had to purchase another two tickets. it was still worth...
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Re: Gallery: Les Halles, Dijon, France

PHeymont ·
We spent a day in Dijon on the way from Paris to Lyon...and were happy to have visited the medieval core and the home store of the Maille mustard folks...but we obviously missed one of the best attractions! Oh, the bread...and the cheese...and the tomatoes: a summer dream meal right there...
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Re: Gallery: Les Halles, Dijon, France

DrFumblefinger ·
Beautiful photos! Great market!! I'm ready for lunch now....
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Re: Gallery: Les Halles, Dijon, France

PHeymont ·
If you can stay for two lunches, make the next one Restaurant Stephane Derbord on Avenue President Wilson. Take the "surprise" lunch deal; it's 28€ for a 3-course lunch with a Michelin star and the friendliest husband/wife team you could imagine. The menu changes, based on the day's special (tied to the market!) and was heavenly.
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Re: Gallery: Les Halles, Dijon, France

Travel Luver ·
Love the market!!! I'm a big fan of French wine and cheese. What time of year did you visit Dijon? Also curious about the Canal walk. Was that sort of a "room" to "room" walk? Did you carry a backpack? How did your gear travel with you? How far did you go every day and how many days was the walk? Thanks for this piece.
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Re: Gallery: Les Halles, Dijon, France

PortMoresby ·
Thanks, TL. I was in Burgundy in May. Stay tuned for more, including French wine, coming soon.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 3, 2013: Brandenburg Gate

PHeymont ·
Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate is surely one of the world’s most-recognized landmarks, and symbolizes Berlin in the way the Eiffel Tower means Paris and the Parthenon means Athens. It’s been the ceremonial center for marches and...
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Is the Selfie Stick a selfish tool?

PHeymont ·
First came asking someone to take your picture with your camera. Then came the selfie—holding the phone or camera at arm's length and trying to get your shot without your arm. Front-facing cameras on phones helped with that, but angles were...
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A striking moment for travel in France

PHeymont ·
Not the best day for travelers in France, as air traffic controllers continue to strike, grounding hundreds of flights. Long-haul international flights continue, but domestic cancellations and shorter international flights are affected.   The...
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Sharing your photos of the Eiffel Tower might be illegal

DrFumblefinger ·
Did you know those thousands of tourists in Paris who take photos of the Eiffel Tower illuminated at night and then share these images with their friends on social media are breaking the law?   Hard to comprehend, but apparently that's the...
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Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Paris: A Park with a Past

PHeymont ·
  Like so many of the great parks, Paris' Parc des Buttes Chaumont, seems to be at one with nature, or even to be nature itself. But while this park is beautiful, and a favorite of Paris families in the northeastern part of the city, it has a...
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Paris by Night: Fleeting Glimpses

PHeymont ·
I've never set out to document Paris at night, never had a conscious plan to record a particular area or its life. These are just selections from several visits, held together only by the late hour or by something that pleased me. Night doesn't have...
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Where Was Gumbo? Paris. Where's the Statue? Everywhere!

PHeymont ·
Where in the World was TravelGumbo? If we simply said "At the Statue of Liberty," it wouldn't have been a very precise identification, because, as I found and you shall see, the iconic statue is everywhere and in so many forms! In today's blog, I'm...
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Eiffel Tower's light beams dark for a month

PHeymont ·
The spotlights installed on the Eiffel Tower to mark the millenium are off for the next month, down for maintenance and an upgrade.
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Paris starts to build its Eiffel Tower wall

PHeymont ·
Paris has begun work on a glass security wall for the Eiffel Tower, but city authorities promise it won't spoil the experience.
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July 26, 2017: Lady Liberty—The Statue of Liberty

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us to visit the famed Statue, and fills us in on its history.
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Ultimate thrill ride? Zip-lining the Eiffel Tower

PHeymont ·
Perrier gives 100 lottery winners a chance to zip-line from the tower to the ground in celebration of the French Open tennis tournament.
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Heading for Paris? Expect Metro work detours

PHeymont ·
Keep an eye on transit changes as Paris uses summer vacation time to get ahead of its transit construction projects.
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November 27, 2017: The Burj Al Arabia, Dubai

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the great luxury hotels of the worlds, the Burj Al Arab has become an iconic symbol of modern Dubai.
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March Madness for travel sites

PHeymont ·
For sports fans who have run out of competition to obsess over, a British newspaper has provided a perhaps unintentionally hilarious competition.
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Around the World in 118 Acres

PHeymont ·
In China, a miniature of the world, with 130 famous sights on 118 acres, including a one-third scale Eiffel Tower.
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Brussels' Atomium hitting big numbers

PHeymont ·
Symbol of the 1958 World Expo, the Atomium has lived on to become one of Brussels' top attractions.
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3 of the Biggest Cities in Europe by Population (Tourism Guide)

Ethan Hunt (Guest) ·
Ethan shares some suggestions for travel activities in three of Europe's largest cities (sponsored content)
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Memories of Dijon, France

George G. ·
George G shares memories of some wonderful travel experiences in Dijon which, as he shares with us, has a lot more going for it than its famous mustard.
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Porto: The Second City

PHeymont ·
PHeymont shares views, notes and some history from Portugal's second-largest city.
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Yes, but where is it? Most-Googled landmarks

PHeymont ·
You won't be surprised to learn that you can Google what people are Googling; after all, it's the company that inspired the joke help wanted poster (No need to apply, we already have your information). An Australian insurance company, Columbus Direct, went to the source to find the most-Googled tourism attractions. As you might have guessed from the photo above, the Taj Mahal tops the list, but the big surprise is that for most of the top ten, the main questions used to Google them are heavy...
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Eiffel Tower closed Friday as Workers Protest Pickpockets

DrFumblefinger ·
Strikes and walkouts by public employees are far from rare in Europe. Still, it came as a surprise to many people when the Eiffel Tower closed most of Friday because its employees walked off the job. It seems they are fed up with crime, specifically...
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Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse Wins Best Tourist Attraction

Travel Rob ·
    Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse has been named by the World Travel Awards as Europe’s leading tourist attraction. They beat out such sites as Paris’ Eiffel Tower.   The Guinness Storehouse tells the 250 plus...
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July's a month of festivals in France

PHeymont ·
Every country's tourist bureau does its best to promote summer activities, but France seems to have a headstart on the pack this month, with everything from fields of lavender to jazz and film festivals, and of course fireworks and more for Bastille...
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Eiffel's yacht sails again on Lake Geneva

PHeymont ·
Once Gustave Eiffel's yacht when he had a summer home in Vevey, a Swiss town on Lake Geneva, Switzerland's oldest motor boat is back in service after a year's renovations.   The boat is now owned by a Geneva private banker, only the fifth owner,...
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Top 25 landmarks...how many have you seen?

PHeymont ·
Not on the list...      Photo: Tysto / Wikimedia   TripAdvisor's released its Top 25 Travelers' Choice landmark list again, and the first thing that stands out is that 8 of the top 10 are religious structures or importance. The...
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Paris Parade: 40 years of James Bond's cars

PHeymont ·
Paris had an unusual parade on Sunday, as 20 cars from the past 40 years of films featuring the fictional British spy were driven down the Champs Elysee and past the Eiffel Tower.   It was a promotion for the next Bond film, Spectre, releasing in...
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Eiffel Tower: Looking Again

PHeymont ·
PHeymont takes a new look at, on and from a familiar place: The Eiffel Tower.
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What color's next for the Eiffel Tower?

PHeymont ·
It's fresh paint time again for the iconic tower, and Paris may choose to change the color...again
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Paris from the River

PHeymont ·
An hour or so on one of the many Seine tour boats gives you a different view of Paris, and the details are a bit different each time you take the trip.
 
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