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Re: Lawrence and the Pirates

PHeymont ·
Thanks for letting me as close as I'll probably get to the tramp steamer fantasy so many of us grew up with--and which is now, apparently, more civilized than in the fantasies...but still with an edge of danger.
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Re: Lawrence and the Pirates

Travel Rob ·
Great piece and great photos!That way of travel appeals to me a lot more than a luxury cruise ship. Thanks for taking us along the adventure.
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Re: Lawrence and the Pirates

Theodore Behr ·
That's an amazing story! I love that scene from Lawrence Of Arabia and can see why it'd make you wanna go.
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Re: Lawrence and the Pirates

JohnT ·
Thats a fantastic perspective and life experience. Thanks for sharing that with us.
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Re: Lawrence and the Pirates

PortMoresby ·
A sad addendum, "our" Lawrence, Peter O'Toole, has died in London at the age of 81. One of my very favorites for all time, the movie and the actor. RIP "Orence".
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Re: Lawrence and the Pirates

DrFumblefinger ·
CNN highlighted Lawrence of Arabia as one of the most influential travel films of all time. Anyone who's seen it will know why. Here's a link to their brief tribute to Mr. O'Toole.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
While we are anxiously waiting for Macs report, here is Dismaland's official trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2NG-MgHqEk
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Mac ·
Just been there today for exclusive TG coverage! Completely 'alternative' and totally eye opening! I hope to have photos for TG as soon as my laptop is back from the menders. In the meantime, here is a overview starring my own good lady with Dismaland below (on a rainy English summer's day)...
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
I can't wait for your report Mac! That's one park I really like to see.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

GarryRF ·
Certainly looks like "Something completely different" To admire its absurdity is quite refreshing. Whether it has international - appeal only time will tell. The beauty of English weather is Mac could have driven North to the Costa-del-Mersey. Cut the grass - take the grandkids to the park and a warm glow of sunburn for not wearing my hat. But with a name like Dismaland I suppose warm rain is part of the experience, Love to see more photos too
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
I saw a report on this a few days ago and wondered when the lawsuit would be filed.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

DrFumblefinger ·
I thought the same thing when I saw the photo Rob include with the post, that of Cinderella's castle with Tinkerbell--type flight over it. Disney is very protective of its intellectual property rights. I expect that suit is already being drafted.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
I think Disney would get bad press by suing and this park is only going to be open a short time, but I guess we will see. In the 1990's , there was a top ten hit by a group called Dada called Dizz Knee Land and I don't think Disney bothered them, but not certain.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

DrFumblefinger ·
I understand what you're saying Rob, but that castle is as much a part of Disney's image as it's mouse. This is one of the Disney logos (logo is used courtesy of the Walt Disney company)
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PHeymont ·
Although they might be better advised to let it ride. Not only is the parody nature of it possible armor against a suit (in
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
I suspect even the font used by Disney for the name is registered and proprietary. I also think it's all part of the conceptual piece as imagined by Banksy, no fool, and he's hoping for a suit, the sooner the better. All publicity is good publicity and part, I strongly suspect, of his conceptual overview.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

GarryRF ·
I think Banksy has read the instructions "retire to a safe distance before igniting fuse" To England where the Courts know the difference between "Satire" and "Plagiarism"
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
"Disney has refused to comment on notorious street artist Banksy's latest work of art - a seaside theme park called 'Dismaland' that skewers the Happiest Place on Earth...The silence from Disney is strange, considering the company's history of fiercely defending it's copyright of Mickey's image. In 2012, the company filed a complaint against the EDM artist Deadmau5, who performs wearing a Mickey-esque face mask." More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...Mouse-like-ears.html
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
One thing I know Disney is thinking of is their British fans. They are some of the most devout Disney fans I've seen. They go to the parks and bring back tons of merchandise and they return. If they filed a suit, I think they'd get a lot bad press in Britain.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
I think devoted Disney fans would welcome a lawsuit. Especially in the UK. Nothing like a good turf war. Think football. Think footpaths.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PHeymont ·
Think footballers in mouse-masks impeding a footpath...
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
Come to think of it, I sure hope Banksy didn't block any footpaths with his endeavor. That could mean more trouble than even Disney could dream up
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

GarryRF ·
Of course the best defence Banksy has is his anonymity. It is the fact that Banksy's true identity has always been a jealously guarded secret, known only to a handful of trusted friends.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
Too bad Banksy and Disney couldn't team up in the making of an amusement park. With Disney's money and know how and Banksy's great imagination they could really make something
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

PortMoresby ·
I suspect neither of them are real team players. I think it must be Disney OR Banksy, no meeting in the middle.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Mac ·
You guys are certainly mirroring all the thoughts that we had yesterday! I hope that my photos (taken in the drizzle) will come out to show you. The views that struck us immediately were the Dismaland logo above the entry (and on the souvenir T shirts), the Mickey Mouse ears worn by all the staff, the dilapidated, iconically-shaped, crumbling fairy tale castle with it's polluted moat - but perhaps the most dramatic is the centrepiece in the castle with the life-sized princess's pumpkin...
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Mac ·
Just a couple of dismal (!) iPhone photos to add fuel to the discussion...
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

Travel Rob ·
The Dismaland website crashed again today as people tried to buy tickets. Since the website crashed over the weekend also, people were speculating that this was part of a extended performance to make the bemusement part experience worse. A spokesperson for Banksy assured the BBC that the website crashed because of high demand. dismaland-website-crashes-again-as-banksy-denies-online-ticketing-error-is-a-hoax-10471010
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Re: The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2)

DrFumblefinger ·
Beautiful photos of a classic beauty!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 22, 2014: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

Ottoman ·
Originally Posted by Travel Luver: What's the best ride? Hi Travel Luver! I can honestly say that I enjoyed all the rides at the Universal Studios Theme Parks, but if I had to pick a favorite or favorites, I would have to say that I particularly enjoyed the 3-D rides such as "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem" (where Gru turns you into a Minion and you embark on a wild ride through Gru's lab), "The Simpsons Ride" (where you embark on a wild ride through Krustyland and Springfield), and "The...
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Re: How a super-ship manages 12-hour turnaround

DrFumblefinger ·
Sometimes when I'm in Vancouver I head to Canada Place to watch the cruise ships coming and going. You actually get to see the belly of the ship being loaded. The dozens of palates of food that go on is amazing. Would you have thought a cruise ship would consume 3 massive containers of potatoes in a week? 2 of onions? Might even have been more, that's all I saw. It is truly a model of efficiency.
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Re: Super-tide at Mont-Saint-Michel: High water and 30K viewers

GarryRF ·
It's amazing to see that nature can be predicted. We can prepare for it and enjoy its wonder.
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Re: Cruisers told: Leave your water home!

Jonathan L ·
Another reason not to cruise with NCL
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Re: Cruisers told: Leave your water home!

GarryRF ·
Looks like I'm back to Vodka in a Listerine Mouthwash Bottle then. 1 drop of green and 2 drops of blue food colouring.
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Re: Cruisers told: Leave your water home!

DrFumblefinger ·
You're a crafty fellow, GarryRF! Resourceful and sly -- features we like about you.
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #4.0: Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, California

PHeymont ·
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

PHeymont ·
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: 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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New gonzo cruise ship even has sky-diving!

PHeymont ·
In the race to think up more features to add to cruise ships, Royal Caribbean is looking up...with a top-deck skydiving simulator on its newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, which has just started operating out of the New York area. Would you believe...
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Super Bowl crowds the skies

PHeymont ·
U.S. airlines are adding dozens of extra flights, and even some temporary routes, to get fans to next week's Super Bowl game in Phoenix. United's added the most, with 55 extra flights, both others are not far behind. As well, some airlines are using...
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The Empire Strikes Back: Carnival's new super-ship

PHeymont ·
Carnival may be the biggest operator in the cruise world (Carnival, Holland-America, Cunard, Costa and more) but it's had an image problem in the past few years, and rival Princess and Norwegian have been giving them a real run.   Now Carnival's...
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Super-tide at Mont-Saint-Michel: High water and 30K viewers

PHeymont ·
Last Saturday's "super-tide" at Mont-Saint-Michel, the island monument just off the coast at the border of Normandy and Brittany, drew over 30,000 spectators from all over the world, anxious to see the storied island as it seldom is...completely...
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How a super-ship manages 12-hour turnaround

PHeymont ·
Today's (Mar 22) NY Times has a fascinating article on the "backstage" operation involved in getting 6000 passengers off a ship, washing 93,000 pounds of linens, loading up all the food and water, and getting the next 6000 passengers out to...
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MSC stre-e-e-e-tches its fleet with new midsection

PHeymont ·
If the headline is a bit puzzling, the concept is a bit amazing. MSC Cruises, having decided that some of its ships were smaller than optimal, decided to stretch them out. It's now halfway through a 4-ship refit that involves slicing the liners in...
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New Princess ship to be based in Shanghai

PHeymont ·
Air travel is not the only place that rapidly-growing Chinese tourism is shaking up markets. Princess cruises, which began sailing cruises from Chinese ports last year, is so impressed with the market potential that it's announced its newest ship will...
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Cruise lines drop Puerta Vallarta over violence

PHeymont ·
Recent street fights between armed drug gangs and Mexican police and troops in Puerta Vallarta have cancelled several cruise's port calls, and curtailed others.   Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas, Disney's Wonder and Celebrity's Infinity have...
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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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