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Re: Newgrange; Ireland’s ancient Passage Tomb

PHeymont ·
It's interesting how we perceive age. In the U.S., we have few buildings over 200 years old, while in other places buildings older than that are part of the housing stock. And here we have a building of intricate design and decoration old enough that we hardly know any of the history of its builders. A reminder to us how much there is to see and know that is beyond our daily lives. Thank you for the tour!
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Re: Newgrange; Ireland’s ancient Passage Tomb

GarryRF ·
Perceptions of time ! Interesting subject. You do get a little blasé about History when you're surrounded by it. This is my local Church. It's nearly a thousand years old and still in regular use !
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Re: Newgrange; Ireland’s ancient Passage Tomb

DrFumblefinger ·
Age is relative, isn't it? I guess they called it the "New World" for a reason. That's a beautiful church, Garry, and in such a lovely setting. Maybe you can share more about it with us sometime in a POD or short blog post.
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Re: Newgrange; Ireland’s ancient Passage Tomb

GarryRF ·
TravelandNature. You'd be surprised at how many people have been saved by that Church. "Regulars" from hundreds of years ago still attend services and Funerals. Next door to this Church is a Pub and folks come out to catch the last Bus at Mid-night. They often see 8 Nuns in white carrying a coffin through the main doors. Which are still closed - of course!
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Re: Newgrange; Ireland’s ancient Passage Tomb

Travel Rob ·
GarryRF was kind enough to take me to that church It's impressive. People just walk old walls too there like it's no big deal. I guess it's really what you're used to
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Re: Newgrange; Ireland’s ancient Passage Tomb

GarryRF ·
Walking the "Walls" that enclose the City - maybe 3 miles around - is a local ritual ! At frequent intervals there are Pubs to stop at. The idea being that you stop at each one , have a drink and proceed to the next. Its only the hardened drinkers who complete the circuit. A friend from Anna Maria Island, Florida sent his daughter to stay with us for a while. Same age as my daughter and they got along like a house on fire ! So when we arrived in Chester I told her our day was walking around...
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Re: Newgrange; Ireland’s ancient Passage Tomb

GarryRF ·
On my first visit to Anna Maria I was amazed that the Pelicans would sit next to you on the pier by Allemande Villas. Like a pet dog. They would try and steal your bait as you were fishing. But like a good dog they responded to a "Hey you!" and sat watching you. When I caught my first fish I pulled and fought with the monster! As I lifted my prize from the water my new Pelican friend flexed his wings. He glided off the Pier and with great precision removed my catch from the hook! He passed...
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Re: Newgrange; Ireland’s ancient Passage Tomb

DrFumblefinger ·
For those who are interested, we received this link which has some interesting graphics of Newgrange site. http://www.openuniversity.edu/...he-winter-solstice-a
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Re: May 29, 2016 - Grants Tomb

Travel Rob ·
Those are great photos Jonathan! Another place I want to get to!
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

TravelingCanuck ·
Fantastic pictures. Thanks for this look at a very interesting and amazing park.
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

Travel Rob ·
Wonderful reveal!
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Re: Blickling Estate, Norfolk

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm not sure if there's a country with more unusual old buildings per square kilometer than England. Thanks for sharing this, Ian!
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Re: Blickling Estate, Norfolk

GarryRF ·
Interesting feature indeed Ian. You may be correct DrF. Here's one in Liverpool City Centre - a few miles away.
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

Neil McAleer ·
Dear Karl - A beautiful sequence of images. I especially enjoyed seeing all the space(s) that you moved into and through and gave to your armchair companions through your fine images. Thank you. I plan to share your experience with my friend Ximena, who is planning to travel to India next year with a group of women friends. All my very best to you, Neil
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, Neil! Your friend will enjoy India. You just need to be very careful about what you eat and drink. The Lodi Garden is a special spot within Delhi.
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Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
  Who would have guessed the most expensive real estate in Buenos Aires is found in a cemetery?  Not only is it expensive, there's a line waiting to get in (seriously)!  You actually lease a plot here, as I understand it, and don't...
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Newgrange; Ireland’s ancient Passage Tomb

DrFumblefinger ·
Newgrange is the oldest structure I've ever visited.  It was built over 5,000 years ago (about 3,200 B.C.) during the Neolithic era, before even Stonehenge or the Great Pyramid of Giza.  It’s obvious that Newgrange was...
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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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Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, Agra (Where Gumbo was #354)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah (also known as the "Baby Taj"), the tomb that inspired the construction of the Taj Mahal.
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Arc de Triomphe, Paris (Where Gumbo was #262)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting one of Europe's best known landmarks. Commissioned by Napoleon but completed after his death, it offers some of the finest views of Paris.
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September 25, 2016: Persepolis & Pasargadae: Vestiges Of The Persian Empire (Iran)

Grand Escapades ·
2,500 years ago this place most likely held the greatest wealth on earth. Grand Escapades visits Pasargadae where it all started - the large Achaemenid Empire with Cyrus (580 - 529 BC) as its first king.
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Tombs of The Kings, Cyprus

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a visit to the Tombs of Kings in Cyprus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Les Invalides and the Army Museum, Paris (Where Gumbo was #175)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Paris' Les Invalides, home to Napoleon Bonaparte's tomb and the interesting Army Museum.
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Humayun's Tomb, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #315)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the tomb of Emperor Humayun in Delhi. Said to be a fusion of Indian and Persian architectural styles, it was the first garden-tomb to be built in the country.
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Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the beautiful Lodi Gardens in Delhi, India. An unusual hybrid of medieval tombs and public gardens, it is a wonderful place to relax and stroll in this congested city of millions.
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May 29, 2016 - Grants Tomb

Jonathan L ·
JonathanL visited Grant's Tomb and gives us today's Picture of the Day
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Feb. 26, 2016: Tomb of Jose Marti, Santiago de Cuba

PHeymont ·
In Cuba, 19th century nationalist Jose Marti outranks all the other national icons, including Fidel and Che; his tomb in Santiago draws many visitors.
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Blickling Estate, Norfolk

Ian Cook ·
A pyramid in Norfolk? Ian Cook shares the story and some beautiful winter landscapes of the estate.
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Re: Tombs of The Kings, Cyprus

TravelingCanuck ·
Great photos Ian. Paphos is one of my favourite places I have been to ever. I was in Cyprus for 7 months in the early 80s and visited Paphos several times. The Tombs of the Kings was a great place to explore. Thanks for the memories.
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Re: September 25, 2016: Persepolis & Pasargadae: Vestiges Of The Persian Empire (Iran)

DrFumblefinger ·
An absolutely amazing destination! Thanks for sharing these great images, Gilles!
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Re: Tombs of The Kings, Cyprus

alisamura ·
This is just amazing, hoping to go there sometimes soon
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Re: Humayun's Tomb, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #315)

GarryRF ·
A beautiful display of Architecture that has been hidden away. Thanks for bringing it to life. Worthy of a book for students of World History.
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Re: Humayun's Tomb, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #315)

Amateuremigrant ·
Although doubtless glad of the visitors and income, the Archaeological Survey of India must be dismayed that so many tour groups barely have time to walk from the entrance to the main building. As this post shows, it really deserves much more reflective and peaceful time to absorb the scale and influence of this building or simply to watch shadows change and afternoon light suffuse the ochre structure. Bravo Doc !
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Re: Les Invalides and the Army Museum, Paris (Where Gumbo was #175)

GarryRF ·
That guy Napoleon had a lot of sins to answer for. He wanted total domination of Europe - like Adolph Hitler - but the French regard him as a hero. Unlike his more modern 20th Century counterpart. So I suppose your morals depend on whether you're on the winning side. But as we know - no one wins. Some "Red Herrings" thrown in to put us off the scent - but an interesting chase DrF. Good one !
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Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi
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Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi

DrFumblefinger ·
Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi
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Red Square, Moscow, 2006

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan revisits a trip he took to Moscow's Red Square in 2006
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Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier, Philadelphia

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a memorial in Washington Square, Philadelphia, not far from Independence Hall.
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