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Re: Hurricane cancels hundreds of flights, cruises

PHeymont ·
I'm glad to hear good news on this front...it's certainly a distressing time for many, including our own Travel Rob, who has had to evacuate from Saint Augustine, Florida. And there are concerns that the storm may turn and hit some areas a second time...
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Re: Ryanair on Alitalia: 'we want it and want it whole'

GarryRF ·
This man O'Leary is a Saint - not a sinner. When he gets access to the cross Atlantic routes he'll have the Big Boys quaking in their boots ! I can fly anywhere in Europe and have change from $30 bucks !!
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Re: Majorelle Garden - Marrakech

DrFumblefinger ·
Wow! The colors just pop right off the computer screen! An amazingly beautiful place and again you've given us another reason to follow in your footsteps.
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Re: Majorelle Garden - Marrakech

GarryRF ·
You certainly have caught the gardens at their most colourful Mac. What time of year was it ?
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Re: Majorelle Garden - Marrakech

Mac ·
The visit was just 3 weeks ago, so mid-October, when the temperatures are pretty nice day and night (mind, the swimming pools get pretty cold....). It's more about the magic time of day GarryRF generally between 4 - 5 pm when the light is at it's best.
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Re: Weymouth's tribute to the brave.

PHeymont ·
Together with the Finding Reiner series, this post helps remind us of the individuals and the effects on their communities. We've been seeing large and small memorials in France this past week. We were stunned, viewing the memorial in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, to note that there are over 100 names on the WWI memorial, many with similar, even identical names, contrasted with only a half-dozen or so from WWII, and then other numbers from other wars. The large losses in France in the First World...
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Re: Visiting Versailles

PHeymont ·
Sorry, but if you want an audience with Louis XIV, you're waiting in the wrong suburb. His current address is in the crypt of the Basilica of Saint-Denis, just north of the Peripherique...I don't believe mail is being forwarded, however.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#84)

PortMoresby ·
If it is where I think it is, yes, the name of a saint, but in honor of a king. And that name not generally known, as I didn't know it until I did more research.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#84)

HistoryDigger ·
Oh, I just reread the part about bearing the name of a saint. Hmm? Probably not India, but it still reminds me of architecture I have seen there and also in Burma.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#84)

PHeymont ·
To move this along, I'll add more info: Its purpose is not religious, but it bears the name of a saint.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#325)

George G. ·
Here are today's clue -- another wooden mysterious device and a red sleigh with a possible likeness of Jolly Saint Nick.
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Re: Finding Reiner #6: Frozen Grave

PHeymont ·
Just to add a note: on our way to Mont-Saint-Michel this morning, we noticed signs pointing to a Deutschesoldatenfriedhof, or German Soldiers' Cemetery. Curiosity took us to it and we were surprised by its story. It was constructed in 1961 for reburial of soldiers who had been buried in small locations all over Normandy, the Channel Islands and other nearby areas. It is a solemn place, and quiet, and the spirit expressed in the signs and in the design was one of reconciliation and hope for...
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Re: Times Square and Hell's Kitchen

PHeymont ·
I have to agree on the crowds...makes me nuts, but still you sometimes have to go there! That's how I feel whenever someone talks about walking on the Champs Elysee. But the most crowded street I've ever been on that wasn't facing a parade was the tiny Grande Rue in Mont-Saint-Michel, so narrow that you think the people in the restaurant across the street are at the next table, and jammed with more people than possible, mid-day.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 18, 2015: The Winged Lion of Venice

DrFumblefinger ·
    The winged lion is a symbol you see everywhere in Venice -- palaces, flags, statues -- everywhere.  It seemed a somewhat unusual mascot for a seafaring power and made me wonder what the origin to the symbol was.  Turns out the...
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St. David's Cathedral, Wales. Where Gumbo was #80

DrFumblefinger ·
  The above photo proved more challenging than I'd thought it would.  Fortunately History Digger was able to solve the riddle.  Gumbo was visiting St. David's Cathedral in Wales.    St David's Cathedral (in Welsh: Eglwys...
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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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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 27: Paris's Stravinsky Fountain

PHeymont ·
The Stravinsky Fountain, its figures inspired by Stravinsky’s music (and especially the Rites of Spring), is one of my favorite places in Paris to sit and watch people, especially children. It’s sandwiched into a plaza between the Pompidou...
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Capital of Culture Series: Marseilles

Travel Rob ·
 Marseille Cathedral, near the Vieux Port I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Marseilles this past June and was very impressed. It really is an excellent example of what the Capital of Culture designation can do for a city. Have a walk...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 31, 2013: Lindisfarne, the Holy Island

Mac ·
Located 2 miles from the north-east coast of England and linked to the mainland by a tidal causeway, Lindisfarne has an area of some 1,000 acres and is the site of the first Christian monastery established by Saint Aidan in 635AD when he came here...
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 2) the Rock of Cashel

DrFumblefinger ·
 There are few places in Ireland with a richer history than the  Rock of Cashel .   Situated at the edge of the town of Cashel, the rock is a huge outcropping on top of which rests a complex of old buildings situated some 60m (200ft)...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 25, 2015: Yamunotri, Uttarakhand, India

Siddharth Malkania ·
  The Yamunotri region of India is up north in the Himalayas.  This place is the source of Holy Yamuna River which has great significance in Hinduism.  I made this photo on the way to Yamunotri.  A Hindu saint is roaming around the...
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Left Bank of the Tiber

PortMoresby ·
  I’d looked online for an apartment for my week in Rome, until I was sick of the thought of going.  At some point I came across a recommendation for a women’s hostel in Trastevere (Tras TAY veree), on what I came to think of as...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 8, 2015: Toledo and Madrid

Non Stop Destination ·
  My first solo trip was to Madrid and Toledo in Spain.  I had been travelling for years, but always in a group.  This time I was on my own, and a little petrified.  I shouldn't have been as Madrid is easy to get around and the...
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A summer trip to Valencia, Spain

Andre Pur ·
Last Summer, in 2014, I went on an internship program in Valencia, Spain. My internship took place in a nice hotel near the center of the town and lasted 3 months.  While I was there I could visit and enjoy many touristic points while also...
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Old San Juan: Beautiful...and not all old

PHeymont ·
San Juan, Puerto Rico is a city of contrasts, of modern skyscrapers, crowded residential areas of different eras, resort hotels and casinos along Condado, and much more...but the image that usually comes to mind is really that of Old San Juan, the...
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Super-tide at Mont-Saint-Michel: High water and 30K viewers

PHeymont ·
Last Saturday's "super-tide" at Mont-Saint-Michel, the island monument just off the coast at the border of Normandy and Brittany, drew over 30,000 spectators from all over the world, anxious to see the storied island as it seldom is...completely...
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Index: Mont-Saint-Michel

PHeymont ·
A Visit to Normandy: Magnificient Mont St. Michel   Mont-Saint Michel: Like no other, Part 1, Island and Village Mont-Saint-Michel: Like no other, Part 2, the Abbey      
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Eurostar's direct London-Marseille route opens

PHeymont ·
London-Marseille in 6-1/2 hours without changing trains, or heading early to airports and finding your way back to downtown. That's the premise of Eurostar's new direct service from London's Saint Pancras to Marseille's Saint Charles stations. The...
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Zermatt's Saint Bernards retire from pictures

PHeymont ·
Modern times have decimated traditional ways and images all over the world; this evening I was devastated to learn that the famous Saint Bernards whose image, with brandy keg, says "Alpine" whenever and wherever you see it, are no longer used in...
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Florida warned: take action against future flooding

PHeymont ·
17th c. Castillo de San Marcos, guarding America's oldest city, may be endangered by rising waters.   With all the jokes about earthquakes in California creating ocean-front lots in Nevada, it's easy to forget that things are changing in numbers...
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From the Shoebox, a Gallery of Details

PHeymont ·
The pictures in this gallery are mainly architectural details—rooflines, entrances, windows—noticed in years of walking in cities and having my eye caught by a strong line, an unexpected contrast, an extended shape...I don't even always...
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The Stravinsky Fountain, Paris

PHeymont ·
  I have quite a few favorite places in Paris, but I think the Stravinsky Fountain is the only one I've gotten to on every visit. I never get tired of it, or of watching children marvel at it, or of the whole idea of this wonderful whimsical...
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"Tide of the Century" Coming to Mont Saint-Michel

Travel Rob ·
Crowds gathered along the coast of Brittany ,near Mont Saint-Michel, to watch Saturday’s high tide. The tide will be the first in nearly a month of large spring tides due to culminate on March 20 and 21 . March 21 has been touted as "the tide of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 29, 2015: J. S. Bach's Tomb

PHeymont ·
This week marks Johann Sebastian Bach's 330th birthday on March 21 or 31, 1685. The difference is due to the change, during his lifetime, from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. Above, his vault in the floor of the Thomaskirche, Leipzig Germany....
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Majorelle Garden - Marrakech

Mac ·
Majorelle Garden in Marrakech, Morocco, was designed by the expatriate French artist Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) in the 1920s and 1930s, during the colonial period when Morocco was a protectorate of France. The 12 acre garden is home to 12 species...
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Charleston's Cathedral of St. John the Baptist: Where Gumbo Was (#76)

PHeymont ·
  Visiting Charleston recently, I was struck by its handsome cathedral and unusual spire. The church seems reasonably well-rooted in the 19th century, but the tower reminded me of the turn-of-the-last-century church of Saint-Jean-de-Montmartre ...
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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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U.S. Customs House, Battery Park, NYC (Where Gumbo was #110)

JHeymont ·
Sometimes you make a plan to see something, but don't get there for a long time. And sometimes you have no plan at all, and just find something worth seeing. The latter happened to me a couple of weeks ago. I was left with time to kill in Lower...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 29, 2015: L'Écoute at Les Halles

PHeymont ·
  Listening ( L'Écoute ) by Henry Miller (the French sculptor, not the American author) was commissioned in 1986 for a plaza in the area once occupied by the central markets—Les Halles. It's directly in front of the Saint-Eustache...
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Strasbourg: Self-service tour of Alsatian food

PHeymont ·
PHeymont tries something new: A self-service gourmet food tour, organized by the Strasbourg Office de Tourisme.
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Seville Cathedral, Spain (Where Gumbo was, #237)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the beautiful Gothic Cathedral in Seville, Spain. Built on the site of a mosque, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site and well worth a visit when in Andalusia.
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Syracuse's Greek Temple Cathedral, Sicily

PHeymont ·
Gumbo was visiting a most unusual cathedral. Built as a Greek temple about 500 BC, it was already over a thousand years old when it became a church.
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An Afternoon in Ortigia: Syracuse's Island Heart

PHeymont ·
Ortygia is where Syracuse started, when it was one of the most important Greek cities in the world. And it's still a living center of the city's life.
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First Congregational Church: A Portland Gem

PHeymont ·
Portland's First Congregational Church is a gem from outside or inside...and I only found it by accident while heading for the nearby Oregon History museum. Glad I did!
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Quebec's Saint-Honore Kite Festival is in the wind

PHeymont ·
Quebec's biggest kite festival is coming up, with not only kites but all kinds of family-friendly activities. And it's in scenic Saguenay!
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De Cercle En Ellipse (Where Gumbo Was #221)

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo was found at De Cercle En Ellipse in Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada
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Apr. 29, 2017: St. Joseph Parade, Naples

PHeymont ·
While wandering in Naples' historic center, PHeymont was overtaken by a small but peppy parade.
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Journey through Karnataka: Bidar and Hyderabad

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe concludes his journey through Karnataka, with visits to the interesting sites of Bidar and Hyderabad.
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Paris cleanup: More fines, still lots of litter

PHeymont ·
There's been progress, but Paris's war on 'uncivil behavior' has a long way to go.
 
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