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Re: Time for England: A Gallery of Clocks

PHeymont ·
Great feature! I was lucky enough to see some of those clocks myself.
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Re: March 12, 2018: Halifax Town Clock

DrFumblefinger ·
That's one of the tidiest-looking public buildings I think I've ever seen!
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Re: March 12, 2018: Halifax Town Clock

DrFumblefinger ·
Good thing the British were in charge of designing and constructing it!
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Re: March 12, 2018: Halifax Town Clock

DrFumblefinger ·
As opposed to who?
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Re: March 12, 2018: Halifax Town Clock

DrFumblefinger ·
The tardy bunch the clock was built for.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 20, 2015: Musee d'Orsay Clock, Paris

IslandMan ·
Back in the time when a watch was a sign of affluence these timepieces must have been a great show of wealth. This clock in Chester England was erected on the cities two thousand year old Roman Walls at about the same time as your example.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 20, 2015: Musee d'Orsay Clock, Paris

IslandMan ·
Now THAT'S a clock, Garry....sensational!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 20, 2015: Musee d'Orsay Clock, Paris

IslandMan ·
Since we're on turn-of-the-last-century clocks, here are a couple more. The first is the facade clock of the Musee d'Orsay itself, seen from the inside looking out over the Seine, and the second is a detail of the clock tower designed by Lluis Domenech i Montaner for the Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona. Just clockin' in...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 20, 2015: Musee d'Orsay Clock, Paris

IslandMan ·
This was one of my favorite museums in Paris. It is absolutely gorgeous like Islandman said. I love impressionist art and this place had quite a bit. I look forward to going back again one day. Thanks for the wonderful memories.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 24, 2014: Floral Clock, Niagara Parkway, Ontario

Ottoman ·
Outside Pietermaritzburg City Hall, South Africa is a Naval gun from the British Royal Navy Ship HMS Fawn. After the ship ran aground in 1850 the gun was relocated to its current location. It was fired to announce 1 O'clock to the surrounding town. A visiting dignitary asked how the time was kept to ensure its accuracy. "We have a telescope that looks into the local clockmakers shop. He has a 100 year old Belgian clock in the window that is famous for keeping perfect time" So the wealthy...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 24, 2014: Floral Clock, Niagara Parkway, Ontario

Ottoman ·
LOL. That's a great story GarryRF. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 31, 2014: Prague's Astronomical Clock

DrFumblefinger ·
Definitely worth seeing. Been there several times and it's always fascinating. I believe it's the oldest working astronomical clock in the world. )
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Re: The beautiful and charming town, Gjirokastra

Travellinn ·
Great article. Thank you. Would like to go.
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Re: The beautiful and charming town, Gjirokastra

Travellinn ·
What a fascinating destination! Thanks so much for sharing this unique place with us.
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Re: The beautiful and charming town, Gjirokastra

Travellinn ·
Thanks for a fascinating look...and especially for adding to my sense of the breadth and depth of Islamic involvement in what we so often think of as a European culture based on Christian/Jewish roots alone. My recent visits in southern France, Spain and the Greek islands have been reminders of how much more diverse our roots are than, possibly, even our present!
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Re: The beautiful and charming town, Gjirokastra

Travellinn ·
Great piece on a country been wanting to see for some time!Are there any precautions for eating the food or for the drinking water in Albania?
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Re: The beautiful and charming town, Gjirokastra

Travellinn ·
Originally Posted by My Thatched Hut: Great article. Thank you. Would like to go. Thank you. It is a great destination, combining history, beautiful surroundings, friendly people and tasty food. Feel free to read my other post from Albania on www.travellinn.net to plan a full round trip.
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Re: The beautiful and charming town, Gjirokastra

Travellinn ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: Thanks for a fascinating look...and especially for adding to my sense of the breadth and depth of Islamic involvement in what we so often think of as a European culture based on Christian/Jewish roots alone. My recent visits in southern France, Spain and the Greek islands have been reminders of how much more diverse our roots are than, possibly, even our present! Thanks. I think it is important to know a bit about the places you visit, to understand the...
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Re: The beautiful and charming town, Gjirokastra

Travellinn ·
Originally Posted by Travel Rob: Great piece on a country been wanting to see for some time!Are there any precautions for eating the food or for the drinking water in Albania? Thanks! Regarding food, I basically like to try everything I have never eaten before. That meant quite a few things in Albania, without being sick. The tap water is said not to be the best so I mostly bought bottled, but I have been drinking water in taps along the road coming down from the mountains without any problems.
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The beautiful and charming town, Gjirokastra

Travellinn ·
  The old town of Gjirokastra is one of the best-preserved examples of an Ottoman-style town in the Balkans.  The town is packed with sights, and I recommend to do as we did; buy a map with the main sights.  We also bought the book...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan 20, 2015: Musee d'Orsay Clock, Paris

IslandMan ·
    Paris is well known for its architectural splendor, and one highlight I experienced was a visit to the Musee d'Orsay , situated on the left bank of the Seine.  It is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway...
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Ethiopia Musing: 3) Time and Date

Lestertheinvestor ·
    I tend to be a bit of a time conscious freak. Consequently, I look at calendars and clocks with some regularity. You can imagine my surprise on Monday morning at 6:30 am when I went down for breakfast to see that the clock said 00:30...
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American Clock and Watch Museum - Bristol CT

Jonathan L ·
  Starting in the late 1700's Western Connecticut was the center of clock making in the United States. That history is wonderfully shown by the American Clock and Watch Museum in Bristol CT, just west of Hartford. This museum contains a full...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 7, 2015: The World Timeclock, Alexanderplatz

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the more unusual clocks I've seen in some time (pun intended) is the World Time Clock (Weltzeituhr) in Berlin's Alexanderplatz .  It was constructed in former Communist East Berlin in 1969 (and restored in 1997, after...
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March 12, 2018: Halifax Town Clock

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visit s the Old Clock Tower in Halifax, an iconic building gifted to the city's tardy resident's by Prince Edward, Queen Victoria's father. It has kept time over the city for over 200 years.
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Praha = Prague = Fantastic!!! (part 1)

DrFumblefinger ·
(View of Old Town Prague, from Petrin Tower) Prague (pronounced and spelled Praha on local maps) was a city I’d wanted to visit for almost 2 decades, ever since the Iron Curtain collapsed at the hands of the Velvet Revolution. ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 24, 2014: Floral Clock, Niagara Parkway, Ontario

Ottoman ·
  The Ontario Power Generation (Ontario Hydro) - Niagara Parks Commission Floral Clock is located along the Niagara River Parkway just north of the Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectricity Generating Stations.   This unique attraction is a very...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 31, 2014: Prague's Astronomical Clock

DrFumblefinger ·
    One of the most popular tourist attractions in the historic and beautiful city of Prague is situated on the southern wall of its City Hall, in the Old Town Square.  This is where you'll find the city's famous astronomical clock,...
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The Vancouver Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some beautiful views of Vancouver from the Lookout Tower atop the Harbour Centre.
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Time for England: A Gallery of Clocks

PHeymont ·
There's so much to see wherever you travel that sometimes you only know afterward what caught your attention. In PHeymont's case, his recent trip to England featured clocks.
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Nov. 23, 2016: Big Ben - London

Samantha ·
Possibly the most famous clock tower in the world...but Samantha reminds us that it's actually the bell and not the clock and tower that is Big Ben!
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Royal Gorge Bridge & Park - Our Thrilling Visit Part 1

Samantha ·
Samantha shares part 1 of her thrilling visit to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park near Canon City, Colorado.
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Czechoslovak Hussite Church of Our Lady, Old Town, Prague

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband checked out the Czechoslovak Hussite Church of Our Lady in Old Town, Prague.
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Re: The Vancouver Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre

Samantha ·
It was amazing and the views were incredible. It made me want to enjoy the same experience at other revolving restaurants. Thanks for the comments and anniversary wishes.
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Re: The Vancouver Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre

Samantha ·
As many times as I've visited Vancouver, I've never been to the top of this tower. Will have to make a point of doing so when I'm next there on a clear day. Vancouver is perhaps the most beautiful city in the world (I know, many places are), but the setting is absolutely magnificent. Sadly, it's been overpopulated and is now one of the most expensive cities in North America. But it still is lovely, as your blog so clearly shows. Thanks, Samantha!
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Re: The Vancouver Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre

Samantha ·
Thanks for all the information Samantha! Amazing views of a beautiful city. I want to get back there someday.
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Re: The Vancouver Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre

Samantha ·
So glad that you and Gene had a good time. Vancouver is a beautiful city but as the good Doctor mentioned it has become overpopulated and expensive. Looks like you had some very nice weather though. Dining in the tower is a great way to enjoy the view. The last time I did that was in the early 80s. Happy belated Anniversary as well.
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Re: Czechoslovak Hussite Church of Our Lady, Old Town, Prague

Samantha ·
It's a great church! I loved visiting it. If you like astronomy, be sure you visit the grave of Tycho Brahe within the church.
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Re: Nov. 23, 2016: Big Ben - London

Samantha ·
Perfect image of Big Ben!
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Re: Nov. 23, 2016: Big Ben - London

Samantha ·
Thank you Marilyn. We had a great time visiting
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Floral Clock, Niagara Falls

DrFumblefinger ·
Floral Clock, Niagara Falls
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A Break from the Ordinary in Historic Columbia

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares a visit to historic and memorable Columbia, Pennsylvania.
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Re: A Break from the Ordinary in Historic Columbia

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
I visited Columbia when I was on assignment for Pennsylvania Magazine to write about the National Watch and Clock Museum. This article brought back great memories of the city. Excellent article and photos!
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