Tagged With "Indian"

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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1a) Colombo

Mac ·
Ah Galle Face Green! Many a delightful stroll taken with my folks on a Sunday afternoon in the 1960s, then home for tea at 42 Galle Face Court, the flats opposite the hotel. Ah sweet memories Ouch that seems a long time ago.....
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1a) Colombo

Travel Rob ·
DrFumblefinger your photos are amazing. I can see why you love the country so much.
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1a) Colombo

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Mac: Ah Galle Face Green! Many a delightful stroll taken with my folks on a Sunday afternoon in the 1960s, then home for tea at 42 Galle Face Court, the flats opposite the hotel. Ah sweet memories Ouch that seems a long time ago..... I was told the Galle Face Green was actually green until the pope showed up and a massive crowd destroyed the grass. After that it became the Galle Face Brown. The green is slowly trying to make a comeback, though. I actually visited someone...
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Re: Northern Arizona: Sedona & Surrounds, Part 2

DrFumblefinger ·
Arizona has many small historic and natural sites of interest like these, one of the reasons it's one of my favorite states to visit. Seems too many people are in a hurry to head to the Grand Canyon or to drive through the state to properly explore it. Thanks for bring back some great memories.
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Re: U.S. Customs House, Battery Park, NYC (Where Gumbo was #110)

Travel Rob ·
What an incredible building! Great reveal and photos!
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Re: Exploring Willemstad, Curacao’s UNESCO World Heritage Site

DrFumblefinger ·
Great piece and fabulous destination. I can almost feel the heat and humidity from your photos!
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Re: Exploring Willemstad, Curacao’s UNESCO World Heritage Site

PortMoresby ·
It was a long time ago and warm, yes, but I seem to remember Curacao being dry, think goats & tumbleweeds.
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1a) Colombo

DrFumblefinger ·
Preamble:This is the first in a series of posts featuring my travels to Sri Lanka.  My visits to this island centered around seeing my favorite author and dear friend, futurist Sir Arthur C. Clarke.  During every one of these visits I made a...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 2, 2014: The Fishmonger, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
  Fish are an important and traditional source of dietary protein for those living in coastal Sri Lanka.   Even in modern times fishing is still very much a cottage industry.  You'll commonly see fisherman out on the ocean in the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan, 6, 2014: The Pinnacles, Nambung National Park, Western Australia

DrFumblefinger ·
 Situated in Western Australia, Nambung National Park is well known for its eroded rock columns, known as "The Pinnacles".  It's a fascinating desert landscape, yellow sand with thousands of these erect limestone pillars like a stone...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 12, 2013: Sunset in Colombo, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
 Among the many sunsets I've seen in my life, I'd rank the 30 or so viewed from Colombo's Galle Face Hotel among the best; varied in color and intensity, but always beautiful.  Watching the sunset from the inner courtyard of the Galle Face...
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West Indian Parade in Brooklyn to draw 2 million

PHeymont ·
  Paraders pass the Brooklyn Museum           Photo: Fordmadoxfraud / Wikimedia   Brooklyn's annual Labor Day West Indian parade is New York's biggest parade, and possibly the largest single Carnival celebration in...
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Exploring Willemstad, Curacao’s UNESCO World Heritage Site

Marilyn Jones ·
Sunday morning it is quiet in Willemstad; so different from earlier in the week when I walked along busy streets, admiring the island’s Dutch architecture and interacting with local merchants.   My lodging is in the neighborhood of...
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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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JetBlue knows how to rock an inaugural flight

PHeymont ·
Cleveland and JetBlue are a new happy couple, as JetBlue opened its new Cleveland services with a bang. The first flight from Boston arrived at JetBlue's new Cleveland gate April 30, after a flight that started with an Elvis impersonator at the Boston...
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Smithsonian highlights 500-year-old 'Great Inka Road'

PHeymont ·
  The Great Inka Road, an engineering marvel, 24,000 miles long and passing through 6 Latin American countries, is the focus of a new two-year exhibit that opened this week at the Smithsonian's Museum of the American Indian in Washington.  ...
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Fast & Free Wifi Coming to 100 Indian Train Stations

Travel Rob ·
          Photo by Mac Google is bringing fast wi-fi to 100 train stations in India by the end of 2016. The initiative will eventually cover 400 stations. In most cases, this will be the fastest internet...
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India's army declares war on Mt. Everest 'junkyard'

PHeymont ·
Following complaints last month by Nepal's Sherpas that Mount Everest had become the "world's highest junkyard," littered with food trash, human waste and unwanted equipment, India's army mountaineers will join a team of Sherpas on clean-up duty....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 3, 2015: The World's Fastest Indian

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the world's most respected motorcycle brands is the Indian , produced in Springfield, Mass from 1901 to 1953.  While the company made popular and fast bikes, it went broke and shuttered its production line.  The brand was...
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Northern Arizona: Sedona & Surrounds, Part 2

Lestertheinvestor ·
Our trip to Northern Arizona, featured in Part 1 of this blog, included some spectacular natural scenery, along with an impressive church set into the mountains of Sedona, Arizona. In this installment, we include two National Monuments that were once...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 2, 2015: Indian Ocean Sunset

DrFumblefinger ·
  There are places in the world where people stop what they're doing to enjoy the setting of the sun.  Usually these are tropical countries, where tourists sip tall cool drinks beside a pool as they watch this evidence of the earth's...
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Indian Budget Airline Orders 250 A320's from Airbus

Travel Rob ·
                          Airbus A320neo's first flight          Photo: Wikimedia / don-vip  ...
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Sept. 13, 2018: Scenes from the Batticaloa Waterfront

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits some of the sights around Batticaloa's ample waterfront.
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October 17, 2018: Indian Trading Post, Banff

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits one of the classic places to visit within the Banff townsite. Formerly a fur trading post, it now highlights native handicrafts.
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Dec. 24, 2018: Museum of the American Indian, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Smithsonian's Museum of the American Indian.
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August 27, 2019: Indian Paintbrush

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some images of a favorite mountain wildflower.
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Fort William Henry: A journey to the 18th century

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us back to the French and Indian War on a visit to Lake George
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Re: Fort William Henry: A journey to the 18th century

GarryRF ·
Oh what a tangled web we British weave. Interesting read of a little known piece of History. Thanks Jonathan !
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