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Re: Places where nature has taken over

PHeymont ·
Walking through wooded areas in rural New England (including in park land), it's not uncommon to come on foundations or other evidence of human occupation, and we're not talking paleolithic! Industrialization, urbanization and westward expansion lowered population levels in rural New England in the later 1800s, and today more of New England is covered in forest than at the time of the American Revolution! Old farmsteads, mills, even villages just disappeared.
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Re: Places where nature has taken over

DrFumblefinger ·
Excellent observation, PHeymont. I notice the same when hiking through the forests in the west. Log cabins, old mines -- mostly all gone and taken over by nature.
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The Euro, Frankfurt

PHeymont ·
The Euro, Frankfurt
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Romerberg houses, Frankfurt

PHeymont ·
Romerberg houses, Frankfurt
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So where's Rocky?

PHeymont ·
So where's Rocky?
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St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, Frankfurt

PHeymont ·
St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, Frankfurt
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Central Paris to get express rail link to Charles-de-Gaulle airport

Travel Rob ·
CDG airport to get a high speed rail link to central Paris
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Places where nature has taken over

DrFumblefinger ·
Many of us think of man as "dominating and destroying the world", to the point where we forget how resilient nature is.  Came across this interesting photo essay from Telegraph Travel on places nature has come back.  Well worth a look, I...
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Oct. 16, 2016: Central Park NYC

Jonathan L ·
I have had several opportunities to walk through Central Park over the past month. One of my favorite places is The Lake. It is place that draws people, even on a cloudy day.
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June 17, 2018: Grand Central Terminal (not Station)

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes gives us a peek at one of the grand old train terminals
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 18, 2015: The Conservancy Gardens NYC

PHeymont ·
Quite a surprise! I can't believe, for all the time I've spent in New York parks, that I completely missed these. Thanks for the introduction! Do you know who the sculptor was? I'm reminded a bit of Carl Milles.
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The Spires of Stockholm: Where Gumbo Was #42

PHeymont ·
Jonathan L and Mac sniffed out the puzzle picture as a view of Stockholm Cathedral, with the Stampen jazz club in the foreground. I'd hoped the English Happy Hour sign might be a little misleading, but apparently not.   The puzzle picture is in...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 18, 2015: The Conservancy Gardens NYC

Jonathan L ·
  Up near the Northern end of Central Park is an oft forgotten gem - The Conservancy Gardens.  These 3 gardens are 6 acres of formality in what is often an area of the park that has been allowed to grow close to natural.   The Gardens...
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December 18, 2016: Central Park - New York City

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to see an aspect he loves in Central Park: its water features, the ponds, streams and lakes that make it so memorable.
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Comrade Bob in the Steps of Tamerlaine

Amateuremigrant ·
Comrade Bob (did you know it means 'bean' in Russian?) Cranwell recalls a visit to Uzbekistan back in the waning days of the Soviet empire.
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Central India, Pt.1: Gwalior

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares the magnificent sights of Gwalior, including some magnificent temples and palaces.
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Central India, Pt.2: Orchha

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe visits the town of Orchha in Central India, including its impressive Raja Mahal and Jahangir Mahal palaces.
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Central India, Pt.4: Mandu

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's journey in central India continues, this week with a stop in beautiful Mandu, with visits to palaces, stepwells and monuments. Be sure you follow the good professor's travels!
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Re: Central India, Pt.1: Gwalior

Amateuremigrant ·
As ever, the Prof's thorough and observant regard for his destination provides would-be travellers with excellent bait ! The toy train brought back a few memories for me !
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Re: Central India, Pt.1: Gwalior

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating place! Thanks for sharing these Professor. I look forward to exploring Central India with you as my guide.
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May 20, 2018: Oak Bridge, Central Park, New York

Jonathan L ·
An early spring walk in Central Park takes Jonathan L through some of the most picturesque parts of the Park.
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Re: Central India, Pt.2: Orchha

George G. ·
I'm curious to know if the talented artists who painted these walls and ceilings are documented anywhere. When I see such great works such as those on the abandoned and still occupied havelis of Shekhawati as well as those captured in your interesting photos, I can't help but wonder if their names are known. We hear about the rulers and rich merchants who owned many of these great edifices, but I'm equally curious about the architects and artisans.
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Re: Central India, Pt.2: Orchha

Professorabe ·
I could not agree more with you. The guidebooks always tell you that King XYZ built a castle/palace/temple, but, of course, THEY didn't - it was an army of workers, architects, and artisans who did. As to Orchha, I reckon that at least some of the names are known, but I'm afraid I don't have the information. If you liked my photos of the inside of the Laxmi Temple in particular, here is a link to further ones: https://orchaa.wordpress.com/2...as-of-art-in-orchha/
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Look east! Gallery re-examines East German interior decor

PHeymont ·
A glittering new gallery in Berlin, just off Karl-Marx-Allee, is taking a new look at mid-century design in the former German Democratic Republic, along with contemporary design from elsewhere in the East bloc and the west.   East German (and...
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Re: More WiFi in NYC Subway...soon...maybe.

Travel Rob ·
This is supposed to be the current list of stations with wireless and Wi-Fi service. http://www.nycsubwaywireless.com/ What I don't understand is if this a free service ,how exactly does Transit Wireless, make money ? Are the phone carriers paying for them? http://www.transitwireless.com...or-transit-agencies/
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Re: More WiFi in NYC Subway...soon...maybe.

PHeymont ·
Transit Wireless is a company formed for this project; it's owned by the phone and data carriers, which have paid part of the costs. The other revenue stream is the potential for advertising, and also sponsorships ("WiFi at this station is sponsored by...") Everything here seems to be a big to-do; we've been on lots of European systems that have had full service, including tunnels, for quite a while. We're also way behind on "train will arrive" signs, because the NYCTA way is to design from...
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Re: Signs of Grand Central Market, Los Angeles

PortMoresby ·
May 6th Grand Central Market is celebrating it's 100th birthday with events listed here: http://www.grandcentralmarket....for-the-love-of-food These in conjunction with the month-long LA Food Bowl .
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Re: Signs of Grand Central Market, Los Angeles

GarryRF ·
Some great shots in there ! Really captures the "taste" of market life. And shows some of the photographers liking for outstanding signage too !
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Chinese ice cream truck visits NYC

PHeymont ·
An unusual sight late last month, this Chinese ice cream truck was parked in New York's Flatiron district, giving out samples of Chinese-style ice cream as part of a tourism promotion for Hangzhou Province. The flavors included Sweet Olive and...
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Central Park woodland sanctuary reopens after 80 years

Travel Rob ·
Central Park has reopened Hallett Nature Sanctuary after being closed 80 years
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December 4, 2016 - Last Blaze of Fall in Central Park

Jonathan L ·
Walking through Central park a couple of weeks ago I came across this beautiful blaze of color. One last tree saying good bye to fall and hello to winter.
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More WiFi in NYC Subway...soon...maybe.

PHeymont ·
NYC Transit officials are ready to announce Phase 2 of a plan that will eventually provide WiFi and cell service in all 277 underground stations in the system. The expansion will add 11 more stations in Manhattan including major hubs such as Grand...
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May 24, 2017: Seattle Central Library, Washington

Samantha ·
A visit with Samantha to Seattle's architectural and cultural gem.
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Signs of Grand Central Market, Los Angeles

DrFumblefinger ·
A Los Angeles institution for more than a century, the Grand Central Market has evolved into a venue specializing in quickly served meals of great variety and ethnicity.
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Central India, Pt.5: Maheshwar

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's journey through Central India takes us to the charming city of Maheshwar, on the north bank of the Narmada, one of India's seven holy rivers.
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Central India, Pt.6: Aurangabad and environs

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's travels in Central India continue, this week in Aurangabad where he finds (among other travel gems) an amazing replica of the iconic Taj Mahal, a nice assortment of surviving historic city gates, and Aurangabad Caves, rock-cut Buddhist temples dating from the 6th and 7th century.
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Central India, Pt.7: Ajanta

Professorabe ·
This week Professor Abe takes us to the fantastic Buddhist cave monuments cut into the rocks of the Sahyadri hills. The caves were declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983.
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Re: Central India, Pt.7: Ajanta

DrFumblefinger ·
I've found this trip fascinating, and especially this grouping of cave monuments. Well worth going out of your way for! I need to find a way to sneak into your suitcase on your next trip, Professor. Thanks for this.
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Central India, Part 8: Ellora

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's informative and educational series on visiting Central India concludes this week with a visit to Ellora, another of Maharashtra's UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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Re: Central India, Part 8: Ellora

DrFumblefinger ·
Another terrific destination and the conclusion of another memorable journey. I learned a lot about Central India. Thanks so much for sharing this series with us.
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Re: NYC's Laguardia gets builder for new terminal

DrFumblefinger ·
Estimated construction costs of $3.6 billion.... Shall we start a pool on what the real costs will end up being? I'd guess double that.
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Re: NYC's Laguardia gets builder for new terminal

PHeymont ·
So you're taking the low end of the pool? LOL! Actually, there is a smallish incentive to keep the cost low as possible, because the consortium's $2.5 billion share is meant to be made back out of operating profits once the terminal is open. So, if they run the cost up, it will take them longer to get their money back. On the other hand, my guess at the scenario is that they'll have arranged for most of any overrun to come from PA or state funds...
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Re: New York City deal almost halves Central Park licenses for horse-drawn carriages

DrFumblefinger ·
What problems were the horses causing? Why would they want to reduce their number? The carriages are iconic and part of the park scene.
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Europe abandons its biggest bill

PHeymont ·
The European Central Bank will stop printing €500 notes. Rarely seen by ordinary folks, they are believed to be used mainly by criminals.
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New York City deal almost halves Central Park licenses for horse-drawn carriages

Travel Rob ·
New York City deal will reduce the number of horse-drawn carriages in Central Park
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NYC's Laguardia gets builder for new terminal

PHeymont ·
New York's Laguardia Airport, my favorite (but it don't get no respect) has taken a big step toward its major upgrade with the selection of a developer consortium that will design, build and operate a new terminal to handle double the passengers with...
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Rome's Termini station gets Artisanal Food Market

PHeymont ·
Rome has opened a big Central Market in its main railroad station, offering fresh food, artisan specialties and more for travelers passing through.
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June 27, 2018: German Fleckvieh (Simmental) Cows

Samantha ·
Samantha shares a few of the many pictures she took of the brown and white German Fleckvieh (Simmental) cows.
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Re: Grand Central Terminal, New York (Where Gumbo Was #164)

GarryRF ·
Looks like you have a great liking for the good old days of the railroad. Loved the reference to the new complex - It was picking up steam in the 80s and 90s. Fascinating slice of architecture hidden away. But better a market hall than a memory.
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Re: Grand Central Terminal, New York (Where Gumbo Was #164)

DrFumblefinger ·
Love the history and old photos! Nice post!
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