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Re: July 28, 2016: Coit Tower, San Francisco, California

DrFumblefinger ·
It really is one of the most beautiful cities in North America. Thanks for reminding us of these great views!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 20, 2014: The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

IslandMan ·
Thanks for the pic Ottoman. I have traversed this bridge on 2 separate visits and and was fascinated by its size, architecture and grandeur.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 20, 2014: The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

DrFumblefinger ·
It is a great photo of a great bridge! And likely a rare day. Most of the times I've been in SF the fog and gloom preclude a nice photo of the Golden Gate.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 20, 2014: The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

GarryRF ·
I would recommend renting a bicycle at Fishermans Wharf. Take your time crossing the Bridge Stop at Sausalito - Starbucks - Take in the beautiful surrounds. Watch the Fishing Boats. Take the Cycle track and head for the Ferry at Tiburon. Come back to SF on the Ferry and watch as the City rises from the fog. Great day !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2014: American Golden Plover

PHeymont ·
That's fascinating! I never thought about the color differences during migration...what a difference it must be for, say, a North American birder in South America!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2014: American Golden Plover

My Thatched Hut ·
Yes, Arctic birds are common in southern USA, Central and South America and further north during migration. But to see them in their beautiful breeding colours, you need to go to the Arctic in spring or early summer. This plover had already changed to grey by mid-August.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 20, 2014: Golden Temple, Amritsar, India

DrFumblefinger ·
What an amazing place! Thanks for sharing it.
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Re: What to expect from Air Travel in 2015

PHeymont ·
The bar for new carriers is pretty high, though. They can't have full route systems, so they are forced to either try to horn in on high-volume routes, where others can easily drop prices low enough and long enough to push them out, or on low-volume connector routes where money can be made only with poverty-wage crew...which is why the majors have left those routes. We'll see, but I am skeptical.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 27, 2014: Painted Ladies in San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
Many Victorian buildings that survived the 1906 earthquake were destroyed in the fires that followed. Those, like these, that escaped both were largely located west of Van Ness Ave, the line at which fire fighters dynamited buildings, creating a fire line to save at least part of the city. I'm glad these were saved, PHeymont, or the City would be a very different place, wouldn't it. Thanks.
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Re: Airbnb's plans for business travelers

PortMoresby ·
As an Airbnb user, and also a host, again I have the feeling that the company, while tooting their "community" horn, has again proceeded with changes to the site with no input from users, but rather as conceived by the designers working in their own little world. Particularly as a host, it regularly becomes a case of "you can't get there from here". This interview is an example, telling us that corporate users will be directed only to entire properties, rather than all properties available...
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Re: Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg. Where Gumbo Was (#120)

Samantha ·
Thanks for all the wonderful pictures and info. My husband and I love to tour the capitols here in the States and would love to see this capitol, especially Golden Boy. Surprised he even made it there, lol. Thanks again.
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Re: Florida warned: take action against future flooding

GarryRF ·
Climate change "experts" are saying that: "Antarctica’s massive stores of ice are likely to melt as the planet warms and contribute ever greater amounts of water to the world’s oceans." But the facts are: "The winter ice around the southern continent has been growing relatively constantly since records began in 1979. The US National Snow and Ice Data Centre, which monitors sea ice using satellite data, say that the year’s maximum was 1.54m sq km (595,000 sq miles) above the 1981-2010...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 28, 2015: The Golden Temple In Amritsar, Punjab, India

DrFumblefinger ·
Again some amazing photos, Gilles! The people interest me as much or perhaps even more than the beautiful temple. Studies of the human face are often difficult to capture in a digital image. but these are great. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: ONE IN A MILLION – THE CAMPAIGN KEEPING RHINOS HORNY!

DrFumblefinger ·
I love rhinos and spotting one in the wild is a very special treat. I've only ever seen 3 wild rhinos, all in the Ngorongoro Crater (where poachers are killed by snipers -- no questions asked). Of the many senseless things happening in the world, their slaughter for just their horn makes about the least sense for me. It's sad that ancient pre-medieval traditions are driving these animals to the point of extinction. This seems like a very worthy cause, Tammy, and it's a small thing for us all...
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1920's

PHeymont ·
Love that onomatopoeic license plate: "Ah Ooga!" Blows my horn, for sure!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 15, 2014: Deck Chairs Aboard QM2

DrFumblefinger ·
Your photo reminds me of a cruise we just did a few months ago in the Chilean fjordland. When we approached cape Horn, famous for its stormy seas, we were in constant winds of 100 knots, with gusts of 160 knots. The deck was even emptier than your photo above would indicate! Nice photos, Islandman. Thanks for taking all of us aboard the Queen Mary.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 16, 2014: Golden Bay, Malta

IslandMan ·
    Golden Bay is located on the north-west coast of Malta , and is one of only a handful of sandy beaches around the coast. Although Malta is surrounded by water, most beaches are just rocky outcrops, and the few beaches that do have sand...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 5, 2013: Crown Jewels, Vienna, Austria

DrFumblefinger ·
t  The Schatzkammer, or Imperial Treasury, is part of the Hapsburg Palace complex (adjoining the Swiss Court) in central Vienna.  Here you'll find the Crown jewels and other fascinating treasures of Austria (including an...
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Road Trip, More Day 2: Point Cabrillo Light Station

PortMoresby ·
  Not quite recovered from the long drive the day before, and having just walked a couple of miles around the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden, had I realized the extent of the hike required to get to and from the the lighthouse at Point...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 28, 2015: The Golden Temple In Amritsar, Punjab, India

Grand Escapades ·
  The Golden Temple, or Harmandir Sahib, is the holiest Sikh Temple and is breathtakingly beautiful. But what makes the visit so very unforgettable and enjoyable is the relaxed atmosphere. Many of the pilgrims come from villages or cities where...
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Ethiopia Musings: 5) Visiting the Rift Valley

Lestertheinvestor ·
  About 250-300 kilometers due south of Addis Ababa is the Great Rift Valley , a remnant of long forgotten volcanic activity from millennia ago. The person I had arranged the visit with offered to drive me down to the Rift Valley Lakes, which...
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Istanbul: Cruising the Bosphorus

PHeymont ·
One of the classics for visitors to Istanbul—and for quite a few Istanbulis as well—is a cruise up the Bosphorus, the 19-mile strait that connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, and ultimately the Mediterranean. The Bosphorus is more...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2014: American Golden Plover

My Thatched Hut ·
The American Golden Plover is a stunning bird.  The face and belly are jet black with a pure white strip running from the forehead, around the back of the face and down the neck.  The back of the bird is a mottled pattern of black,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 26th, 2014: St. Simons Island, Georgia

Marilyn Jones ·
    A wide sandy beach stretches out in front of The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The hotel was founded in 1935 as a seaside dance club by Frank Horn and Morgan Wynne. The hotel took on this name...
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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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Eating our way through Istanbul (part 1)

PHeymont ·
Every city has its monuments, its churches and palaces, its prominent squares and avenues—and every visitor can easily learn how to find them. That’s true, too, for the most famous or most tourist-oriented restaurants as well. But...
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Death Valley National Park

My Thatched Hut ·
Death Valley is one of the most desolate place I have been. Others include central Greenland and the Dead Sea. Death Valley is the lowest place in the western hemisphere at 282 feet (86 metres) below sea level. The Dead Sea in Israel is 1,370...
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Unusual Itinerary: cruise to circle South America

PHeymont ·
A more-than-two-month cruise that includes the Amazon, fjords and the Falklands will sail in 2019.
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May 25, 2017: Superior Entry Lighthouse, Superior, Wisconsin

Ottoman ·
This interesting and attractive lighthouse has stood guard protecting ships entering and exiting Superior Bay since 1913.
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Walking the Golden Gate Bridge

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. Join him and take in the views.
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How to Get Your Vehicle Ready for a Long Road Trip

Anees S (Guest) ·
Some helpful suggestions for preparing your vehicle so that you can enjoy a road trip (sponsored content)
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Scenes from Death Valley National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some photos from a past journey to California's Death Valley.
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May 15, 2020: Lurs, Copenhagen

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger first encountered lurs—a type of ancient bronze horn—when he saw this statue of two lur players in Copenhagen City Hall Square.
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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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Brussels museum shows oldest saxophone

PHeymont ·
An 1846 model, made by Adolphe Sax himself, has been placed in the Brussels Museum of Musical Instruments on a long-term loan.
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The Best of the Okavango Delta: Sandibe Lodge

DrFumblefinger ·
( Female leopard resting on a shaded branch) The three days we spent at Sandibe are among the most memorable travel days I’ve ever experienced!   In my prior  post  I’ve discussed an overview of the  Okavango Delta...
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Vienna — Life in the Past Lane (part 1)

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Rose Garden and Kunsthistorische Museum, Vienna, Austria) The Eagles are one of my favorite rock bands, with a terrific and diverse music catalog including many top hits such as "Hotel California" and "Life in the Fast...
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A journey around Iceland: 2) The Golden Circle

DrFumblefinger ·
(Rainbow over Thingvellir National Park, Iceland)  The most popular day trip from Reykjavik is to the “Golden Circle” — three beautiful natural attractions which aren't golden or even vaguely circular.  The first of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 28, 2015: Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana

Ottoman ·
  Logan Pass (elevation 6,646 ft (2,026 m)) is located along the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park, in the U.S. state of Montana. It is the highest point on the Going-to-the-Sun Road .       The Logan Pass...
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For railfans: London-Paris train to the past

PHeymont ·
1997 Golden Arrow special                 Photo: Oxyman / Wikimedia   For railfans, and for nostalgic travelers in general, this fall brings an opportunity to relive the days of the boat trains and ferry...
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'Security concerns:' Celebrity Cruises drops Istanbul overnights

PHeymont ·
  Cruise ship in port at Golden Horn in Istanbul   Celebrity Cruises has dropped overnight stays at Istanbul for the rest of the cruise season, affecting eight cruises. The line had already skipped overnights twice in recent weeks, citing...
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Buffalo Bill Cody's Grave, Lookout Mountain, Golden, Colorado

Ottoman ·
  William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Clair, a small town in the Iowa Territory (now the U.S. state of Iowa), but he grew up for...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 22, 2015: Cana Island Lighthouse

Marilyn Jones ·
  Door County, Wisconsin is known for its charming villages, beautiful beaches, lake vistas and nine lighthouses that help safely guide ships around the peninsula—each with a different look, history and, in many ways, personality.  ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 29, 2015: Grizzly Bear, Golden, B.C.

DrFumblefinger ·
    I'd like you to meet Boo, the grizzly bear.  Boo is well known around the Canadian Rocky Mountain region because he lives at the Kicking Horse Grizzly Bear Refuge  and gets lots of visitors.  His home consists of a fenced...
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Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg. Where Gumbo Was (#120)

DrFumblefinger ·
  Gumbo was visiting the Manitoba Legislative Building in Winnipeg.  This is home to the provincial government of Manitoba -- not unlike a USA state capital building.  A number of you solved this puzzle.  In order of emailing us...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 5, 2015: Karakoy and Galata Tower

PHeymont ·
The Galata Tower, built originally by Genoese in the 14th century as part of Constantinople's defenses survived the Ottoman conquest a century later and later served as a fire tower. Today, it includes an observation deck, a restaurant and nightclub....
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Crazy Horse National Monument

Samantha ·
While in Rapid City we went to  Mt. Rushmore  and  Crazy Horse National Monument . I had heard a lot about this monument, but didn’t know really much about it. I am embarrassed to admit that at one point, I actually thought it was...
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Clouds Hill - home of Lawrence of Arabia

Mac ·
T E Lawrence - British soldier, writer, historian, leader of men - was a man of contradictions. He became a celebrity in the 1920s when his heroism and charisma in the Arab campaigns of 1914-18 war caught the public imagination, earning him the title...
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Pondicherry, India (Part 1)

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares memories of life in Pondicherry, a unique corner of the Indian subcontinent.
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McNutt Sculpture Garden and Outdoor Sculptures - San Antonio, Texas

Samantha ·
In San Antonio, Samantha and her husband decided to check out the McNutt Sculpture Garden and Outdoor Sculptures at the Briscoe Western Art Museum.
 
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