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Re: Toyota Auto Museum, Nagakute, Japan

Professorabe ·
Looks like a very interesting place. The museum's website, unfortunately, does not provide a lot of detail about the exhibits. However, I found this: https://www.globalphotos.org/nagoya-city05.htm Apparently, Franklin Roosevelt's Packard Twelve ended up here.
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Re: Toyota Auto Museum, Nagakute, Japan

Travel Rob ·
The museum does have a little info in Japanese and English in front of the cars and on the walls. And like the Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart or the Petersen in Los Angeles, the building itself is also very well designed.
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Re: Maritime Museum of Ushuaia, a former prison converted into an interesting museum

PortMoresby ·
I think this is an opportunity, Gumbo's Hostel (southern branch). Just a bit of paint, or maybe even better, leave it "authentic".
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Re: Behold the Beauty of Bryn Athyn's Glencairn Museum

George G. ·
I've just added this impressive historical landmark to my must see list. Thanks Stephanie !
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Re: The Rubin Museum: Home to Himalayan Art in NYC

George G. ·
First photo in your blog is magnificent. You really have a professional eye. I still do not have a smart phone and will hold out longer. I see too many people addicted, even watching phone while walking their dogs or sitting in a parking lot with their motors routing.
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Re: The Rubin Museum: Home to Himalayan Art in NYC

Jonathan L ·
Thanks. I shoot with a Canon Rebel T3 (at least for another couple of weeks). I have been work on my photography, I am glad that you think it is paying off.
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Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

Travel Rob ·
TravelGumbo now draws your attention to Liverpool.  It was the EU's 2008 Capital of Culture winner. It's a fantastic city with some of the best free museums I've seen anywhere.  I've visited the city  twice and was fortunate enough to...
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#empty...and it's the Instagram playground

PHeymont ·
Hallway in Vatican Apostolic Library during #emptyVatican, captured by Livia Hengel   Half the museums and public spaces in the world, it seems, ban picture-taking...and the other half are too filled with visitors to make the pictures worthwhile....
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Aloe: Aruba’s Miracle Crop

Marilyn Jones ·
  Heading for Aruba Aloe Museum and Factory I knew next to nothing about the plant or how it is harvested, but I have long been a fan of its seemingly miraculous beauty and medicinal properties, so I left behind the beach and headed inland for a...
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July 22, 2016: Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

PHeymont ·
At the former Washburn A Mill in Minneapolis, now the Mill City Museum, reminders of the industrial past are everywhere, and explained.
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July 23, 2016: Circles of Art and Life

PHeymont ·
Similar shapes, very different origins for these items from the Lyme Regis Museum in Dorset.
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Second takes on art to highlight museum website

PHeymont ·
To highlight a new joint website highlighting collections from 14 Paris museums, an exhibit with Instagram second takes on classic art.
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Paris flooding closes museums,

PHeymont ·
As the Seine continues to rise, Paris closes buildings near the river and moves artwork to higher ground. Evacuations may be ordered.
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Like Gin? A New London Museum

PortMoresby ·
A new museum opened in London this week, at the Beefeater Distillery in Kennington. Tours complete with provided iPad guide and a G&T for your 12 entry fee. Londonist has the full story . Did you know? Beefeater Gin is made up of 9 botanicals - Juniper, Coriander Seed, Lemon Peel, Seville Orange Peel, Almond, Angelica Root, Angelica Seed, Liquorice and Orris Root.
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Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows you why the Petersen Automotive Museum in LA is one of the finest Auto Museums in the world,
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California Auto Museum, Sacramento, California

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob spends an enjoyable afternoon at the California Auto Museum in Sacramento.
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June 17, 2019: Saitama Peace Museum

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shares what he saw at the Saitama Peace Museum in Japan
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Toyota Auto Museum, Nagakute, Japan

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits one of the world's best auto museums, featuring one of the world's best-selling brands.
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Italy's museums donate fees for earthquake relief

PHeymont ·
Italy's state-run museums show solidarity with earthquake-damaged areas by donating their Sunday takings to relief efforts.
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Behold the Beauty of Bryn Athyn's Glencairn Museum

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a stop at a little visited but fascinating home turned museum in Pennsylvania.
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The Rubin Museum: Home to Himalayan Art in NYC

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of another of New York City's fascinating smaller museums.
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Re: Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles

DrFumblefinger ·
A fabulous collection! I have to visit it next time I'm in L.A. I believe the batmobile is in there somewhere, right?
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Re: Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles

Travel Rob ·
It really is a fabulous connection and indeed the batmobile is there on the third floor. We were lucky enough to be there when they started it up to move it.
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Re: Canadian Potato Museum

DrFumblefinger ·
I didn't know PEI grew potatoes that large, Rob!
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Re: Paris flooding closes museums,

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm surprised the French haven't built a flood control channel to divert the waters of the Seine. Seems it would pay in the long run.
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Re: Paris flooding closes museums,

PHeymont ·
Actually, Paris has a flood control system, which has worked fairly effectively with the exception of two occasions: 1982, and now. Just after the catastrophic flood of 1910, and recognizing that winter flooding was a regular occurrence in the area, Paris built Les Grands Lacs (The Great Lakes) a series of reservoirs into which overflow is diverted. The canals around Paris also absorb some of the extra flow. There’s been discussion in recent years, after 1982, of other measures that could be...
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm ready for a visit. The Beatles history alone is worth the trip! Liverpool has a "reputation" as being a "dirty, industrial" city. I presume that was not the Liverpool you experienced, Rob?
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

PHeymont ·
In a way, most of the places in the world worth visiting have some history of being "dirty, industrial" places--that's where people cluster and societies are forged. The ancient cities of the Middle East and Greece, and Rome itself were like that! We recently visited the excavated Roman city under central Barcelona, and were surprised to see how much of the area in the center of the ancient city was given over to commercial laundry, large-scale dye works and industrial-scale wine-making. The...
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

DrFumblefinger ·
No offense intended, PHeymont. I was trying to make a point that the modern reality is very different than the "reputation".
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

PHeymont ·
No offense taken...your remark just started me on a train of thought that stopped at a new station!
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

GarryRF ·
Liverpool has never been a Dirty Industrial City. Shipping, sugar and timber have all been the source of employment. All that you would associate with the Industrial Revolution - Mills, Chimneys and the Cotton trade had no connection.
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

PHeymont ·
No, not thinking of mills and chimneys, necessarily--note my very pre-Industrial Revolution examples--but certainly industrial, and by the nature of sizable cities with people living in close quarters and with the side-products of their industry, an argument can be made for dirty. It's not a slam...it's just the condition of cities that are alive. Here's a quotation, by the way, from the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health: The industrial revolution in England had by the beginning...
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

Travel Rob ·
Not only is Liverpool a great city to visit,but it has so many great places for daytrips that make staying there an excellent base. And to me it seems prices are half the cost of London. One thing Garry might expand on in the thousands of European tourists that are coming there for the day or weekend ,thanks to the budget flights. It has a very international feel to it.
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

GarryRF ·
Here's a good quote Paul PORTRAIT OF AN UNHEALTHY CITY - NEW YORK INTHE 1800'S by David Rosner Columbia University When a horse died, its carcass would be left to rot until it had disintegrated enough for someone to pick up the pieces. Children would play with dead horses lying on the streets. In addition to lacking street cleaning, the city also had no sewage system and no flush toilets. Garbage--which included both human and animal waste--was basically thrown out windows and onto city...
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

PortMoresby ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: According to JECH, there is an exhibit of reconstructed "back houses" at the Liverpool Museum of Liverpool Life. That must be a fascinating museum! And the author mentioned that while most of the back houses were town down in urban renewal, the few that remain have been turned into luxury housing! I visited a block of "back to backs" in Birmingham, the last left after thousands were demolished in the move to urban renewal in the city center. They've been...
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

PHeymont ·
Garry...I certainly did not mean to pick on Liverpool, or to pick it out of the very large crowd consisting of all large cities of the time. My point was that the reputation that Dr. F mentioned was not untrue--but was also nothing special about Liverpool. All the great and interesting places have been through that stage, and to some extent it will never end. While Prof. Rosner's description is a little simplified and sensationalized, it could serve as a prototype for writing about most...
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

DrFumblefinger ·
I like GarryRF's spunk. Listen, whatever it's history, I have to admit that I'm intrigued to go visit Liverpool. I think it's an interesting and worthwhile travel destination. And the first ice cold pint will be on me, GarryRF!
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

GarryRF ·
Now there's another word with mixed definitions ! In Britain you would say "I like GarryRF's spirit" You may want to check out what your version means in England ! Like when I attend a party in America and I get "Pissed" (Drunk) And someone says "Why - who upset you to make you pissed?"
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

Hank ·
Tnanks TravelRob! some great points here. I can see I'm going to enjoy Liverpool and especially want to explore that Beatles history. They're like part of the family. Rob, did you have any advice on hostels in Liverpool? Presume there's probably a lot but was wondering if you had a recommendation?
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

Travel Rob ·
Hank ,I'd check the Tune Hotel for rates. Maybe Garryrf can weigh in on cheap accomodations too.I didn't stay in any hostels while there.
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

Former Member ·
In Europe, I have had good luck finding value accommodations at Booking.com and Europe-Stays. com. Those sites list hostels with their ratings and prices. A quick peek for June shows several promising choices for around $ 21 USD per bed per night. Unless you just want company, you might budget hotels pricing similar to the hostels. They often charge per person, not per room, which is a big help for the solo traveler. Tune Hotels will work for the London part of your trip, but they are not in...
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

Travel Rob ·
Thanks Red Rover. My last trip I was supposed to go to Edinburgh ,but went to Liverpool instead . I guess I remembered The Tune Hotel from the untaken trip .
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Canadian Potato Museum

Travel Rob ·
Canadian Potato Museum
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Re: National Railway Museum, York, England.

Travel Luver ·
Some absolutely amazing trains! Luv it!
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Re: Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection (Where Gumbo Was #275)

George G. ·
I also really enjoy transportation museums ... and this one looks like a dandy.
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Re: Franschhoek Motor Museum, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a most wonderful collection of cars, Professor! Yet another great discovery that I appreciate you sharing with us. I can see why the Packard was your favorite, but I'm partial to the 1934 Mercedes.
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Re: Franschhoek Motor Museum, South Africa

Professorabe ·
We're not that far apart - the Mercedes was in second position on my list ... and I included three photos in which it appears.
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Re: Franschhoek Motor Museum, South Africa

GarryRF ·
I would never have expected to find a World Class Motor Museum in this corner of the Globe. Fascinating display that I could stay in and marvel at it's magnificence. For days. Another wonderful display of Motoring history.
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Re: Franschhoek Motor Museum, South Africa

Professorabe ·
South Africa is a country that constantly challenges your expectations. There seems to be a lot of interest in classic cars, at least in the Western Cape. This is another car museum. I must admit that it did not look too promising when we arrived (see first photo), but there were quite a few gems if you cared to look for them (as illustrated below).
 
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