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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 11, 2014: Please Close the Gate.

GarryRF ·
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth is the richest woman in the World. She has a fortune of 33 Trillion Dollars (including assets) When she is resident in Windsor Castle she has 24 hour security as you'd expect. She doesn't annoy the Staff who work through the night by going around the Castle turning off the lights !! I've heard a few Drongo's down under calling her Maj but don't use that name in the UK as you'll offend people.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 11, 2014: Please Close the Gate.

PortMoresby ·
Oh my, someone's gotten up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 11, 2014: Please Close the Gate.

Paul Heymont ·
Well, leaving aside anyone's feelings about royalty or whatever (play nice, everyone!), someone has to do the chores and mopping up, and the gatekeeper above is not alone in that...this picture is from the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace ("Christopher Robin went down with Alice...") After the impressive parade and band performance, this fellow and two or three others were left behind to store the music stands...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 11, 2014: Please Close the Gate.

GarryRF ·
Learning to respect the Religions and Cultures of others is an important step that opens your mind to the world around you and everyone's unique differences.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 11, 2014: Please Close the Gate.

PortMoresby ·
Originally Posted by GarryRF: " Learning to respect the Religions and Cultures of others is an important step..." Indeed, it is. And combined with a sense of humor, I could not agree more.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 11, 2014: Please Close the Gate.

GarryRF ·
When I stay with Family in the US I'm told there are many cultural subjects to avoid. I don't talk about your recent history, religion, your politics or your gun laws. With or without a sense of humour ! So I'll tread on the side of caution and not upset the natives !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 11, 2014: Please Close the Gate.

PortMoresby ·
Originally Posted by CICAK: "I always travel with an open mind... Bring on the tasty, warm beer !" And the cider, something for everyone. One cannot argue with such good sense!
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Re: The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2)

DrFumblefinger ·
Beautiful photos of a classic beauty!
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Re: Road Trip, Day 2: Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden

PortMoresby ·
I received another note this morning, in part: "Thank you so much for the lovely blog post about our Gardens. I have posted the link to our Facebook page and added it also to our website, under In the News ." Elizabeth (Liz) Petersen Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Click on Liz's 'In the News' link above and see Travel Gumbo at the top. Thank you, too, Liz!
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Re: Best Ways To Reach Heathrow Airport Quickly In London

Dan Carter ·
I just noticed this morning in TravelGumbo News that Heathrow Express is cutting its fares because of competiton with train service that wasn't mentioned here. That's what used to be called Heathrow Connect, and is now called TfL Rail, and will soon be called the Elizabeth Line. It's only 15 minutes slower than the Express, and the price is the same as the Tube. Both of those go only to Paddington Station in London, way in the West End, but once TfL Rail is connected to the new Crossrail...
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Re: Gibside, Tyne and Wear

Paul Heymont ·
Perhaps the most famous member of the Bowes-Lyon family was one born just a few years after the family stopped living at Gibside. Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, born in 1900, was the ninth (of ten) daughters of the 14th Earl, married the future King George VI, and then Queen Elizabeth the "Queen Mum."
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Re: June 11, 2016: Royal Heads in the Sand

DrFumblefinger ·
A remarkable likeness of the Royal couple -- more life like than the real thing!
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Re: The Queen Charlotte Track

Travel Rob ·
An incredible hike Dan! Great descriptive piece and beautiful photos!
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Re: The Queen Charlotte Track

DrFumblefinger ·
What a great place for a hike! I envy you the experience. Beautiful photos BTW.
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Re: The Queen Charlotte Track

Samantha ·
Hi Dan, great post and amazing pictures. Would love to see this one day. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #4.0: Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, California

Paul Heymont ·
Hey, everybody: Check in tomorrow for a new Where in the World! It will be on display at 5 am EST. Hope that doesn't put the West Coast at a disadvantage...but I don't think anyone is going to get it right away!
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #4.0: Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, California

Theodore Behr ·
Wish I hadn't been away last week. I actually knew this one!
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #4.0: Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, California

Paul Heymont ·
Don't get left out again! You can follow Gumbo on your mobile device...it comes up formatted for tiny-screen use, but if you have enough screen (most smartphones do) click on settings and choose "standard view," or use the menu to select "Desktop view."
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #4.0: Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, California

DrFumblefinger ·
I didn't even know that, PHeymont! About the cell phone view, I mean.
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Re: Gallery: Signs of Toronto -- Queen West

GarryRF ·
Plenty of colour again DrF ! I love Graffiti Art. Some amazing artists sharing in your pix. Love the Duracell Bunnies too. Certainly is different to what I expected to see. Interesting and informative blog. Keep it up - you could write a book !
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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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Re: Valletta, Why Do I Love Thee So?

GarryRF ·
The island of Malta became part of the British Empire in 1800. The French had invaded Malta 2 years previously and were unwelcome. The British removed the French and established a base there at Valletta to give them a port in the Mediterranean Sea. And it provided employment and security to the local people. In 1964 it voted for Independence. The Coat of Arms of Queen Victoria can be seen over the VICTORIA GATE photo - above. The current Queen Elizabeth ceased any connection with Malta in...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 13, 2014: Gödöllő

PortMoresby ·
  The Royal Palace of Gödöllő sits on the outskirts of Budapest and it was there I was taken one day by streetcar from the center of the city by dear friend, Zoli.  A serious photographer with a wonderful eye, he and I walked all...
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Charleston's Grand Mansions: Aiken-Rhett House

PortMoresby ·
  On a recent visit to Charleston, South Carolina, I bought a 2-day pass, called the Charleston Heritage Passport , at the North Charleston Visitor Center near the airport, and planned to include as many of the sites it offered of...
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Montreal: Je Me Souviens

DrFumblefinger ·
There are many great cities to visit in Canada, two of my favorites (for different reasons) being Vancouver and Montreal.  Vancouver has one of the most breath-takingly beautiful settings of any city in the world, and I’ll be discussing it...
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 2) the Rock of Cashel

DrFumblefinger ·
 There are few places in Ireland with a richer history than the  Rock of Cashel .   Situated at the edge of the town of Cashel, the rock is a huge outcropping on top of which rests a complex of old buildings situated some 60m (200ft)...
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One Million Expected in Cunard's 175th Anniversary Celebrations

Travel Rob ·
Cunard celebrates its 175th anniversary and its first transatlantic crossing from Liverpool to North America in 1840.  The Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria will sail together up the River Mersey in May as part of the...
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Cunard's Anniversary includes Lusitania Memorial

Paul Heymont ·
Cunard, which is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year with all manner of events, including sail-bys of its major ships and cruises featuring historians, recreations of gala balls and more. It will also divert one of its newest liners, the Queen...
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Queen christens Britain's new biggest cruise liner

Paul Heymont ·
The Britannia, 11th in the world but biggest in the British cruise industry, has been christened by Queen Elizabeth and will shortly begin her maiden voyage to the Mediterranean.   The ship can accommodate over 3600 passengers, and bears the name...
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Gallery: Signs of Toronto -- Queen West

DrFumblefinger ·
  Previously I've presented a overview of Toronto featuring its signage, which you can see at this link .  Today's post focuses on a very colorful region of the city, the western end of Queen Street (often just referred to as "Queen West")....
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The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2)

Ian Cook ·
A sight you won't see anymore, Ian Cook shares these photos of the QEII sailing into the River Tyne just before her retirement in 2008.
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James Monroe's Highland, Charlottesville, Virginia

George G. ·
At the end of the week, we arrive at Gumbo's secret location, the former home of one of America's early Presidents.
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Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel re-opens

Paul Heymont ·
Montreal's most famous hotel returns to service after a year-long make-over.
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In the Cotswolds: Chastleton House

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby continues her progress through the Cotswolds with a visit to Chastleton House near Moreton-in-Marsh and is greeted with the words, "Chastleton is Wolf Hall."
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London: a Few of My Favorite Things

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby ends the tale of her trip to England with the things she cannot do without - art, food, books and a visit to a beautiful house.
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London Kerfluffle over silent Big Ben

Paul Heymont ·
Plans to keep London's famed bell silent for four years of construction work erupt in political infighting
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Cunard to crown a new Queen

Paul Heymont ·
Cunard's fleet will grow with a new, and as-yet-unnamed Queen entering service in 2022.
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France faces economy cuts in TGV service

Paul Heymont ·
Plans to limit small-town stops for France's high-speed rail network are aimed at cutting losses and speeding up service.
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March 9, 2017: Statue of Oscar Peterson, Ottawa, Ontario

Ottoman ·
This life size statue of jazz pianist Oscar Peterson is located at the corner of Elgin and Albert streets in Ottawa, Canada, outside Canada's National Arts Centre.
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Flushing Meadows Park and the Museums of Queens

Jonathan L ·
Join Jonathan L on a visit to a great park and two interesting museums in one of New York City's 'outer boroughs'
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"And two tickets to the Palace, please."

Paul Heymont ·
Queen Elizabeth is hiring her own travel agent to make things go smoothly, but he won't be responsible for booking this kind of trip!
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Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, NY

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to Gumbo's destination of Flushing Meadows Park in Queens NY
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London: Heathrow Express cuts the fare

Paul Heymont ·
Long the most expensive railroad in the UK, the direct-to-city express is cutting its fares as competition looms.
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April 13, 2020: Movieland Wax Museum, Buena Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger remembers a visit to the Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park. The Museum closed in 2005 and was torn down in 2016.
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April 9, 2020: McCune Mansion in Salt Lake City

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the memorable red McCune mansion in downtown Salt Lake City.
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Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, Maine

Paul Heymont ·
PHeymont shares memories of a favorite spot in Maine and some thoughts on its role in our lives.
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Boeing's next seat squeeze...in the lavatory!

Paul Heymont ·
    Say goodbye to this much space as Boeing plans to squeeze the toilet to install more seats.    Photo: Kristoferb / Wikimedia   If you thought seating in economy is getting too tight, get ready for this one: Boeing has...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 9, 2015: Queen Charlotte City, Haida Gwaii

DrFumblefinger ·
    I don't recall where I've spent most statutory holidays, but I do remember the one I spent in Queen Charlotte City because it was the wettest I've encountered.  It rained and misted all day, although there were a few short breaks...
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QM2 to get upgrades, new facilities for 2016

Paul Heymont ·
Cunard's Queen Mary 2 will go into drydock next May for a month-long update that will include adding single  staterooms and more kennels, reflecting several changing trends for cruisers.   Cunard says the single rooms are not only because...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sep 1, 2015: Champagne Bar, QM2

IslandMan ·
    Cruising the open seas is always a memorable experience and one of my particular favourite journeys was on the Queen Mary 2 from Southampton to New York. The good thing about cruising is you can pass the time as you please and there are...
 
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