Tagged With "paintings"

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Re: Historic Route 66 (pt 3) - Flagstaff to Gallup

PortMoresby ·
I spent some months in Flagstaff not so long ago, between my old home and moving into a new one and came to appreciate the town and all it has to offer. There's a great deal more to the place than a casual visitor might appreciate, and while traffic can get bogged down in ski season, I never felt it was too touristy. "Too touristy", for me, is businesses that cater to tourists, while Flagstaff caters to locals and the visitor's seem to like them, too. It's really more of a university town...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 27, 2014: Painted Ladies in San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
Many Victorian buildings that survived the 1906 earthquake were destroyed in the fires that followed. Those, like these, that escaped both were largely located west of Van Ness Ave, the line at which fire fighters dynamited buildings, creating a fire line to save at least part of the city. I'm glad these were saved, PHeymont, or the City would be a very different place, wouldn't it. Thanks.
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Re: Musée d'Orsay, Paris. Where Gumbo was #108

PHeymont ·
One of my favorites, too...and after about 10 visits over the years, it's still a highlight of every trip...and I find more hidden gems every time. And while the cafe, with its roof views over Paris, is very pleasant and reasonable, once in a lifetime it's worth making a reservation for the restaurant in the former ballroom and feeling a bit of the Belle Epoque (without reminders of how badly things went after)
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Re: Aug. 25, 2016: Fargo Walk of Fame, North Dakota

GarryRF ·
Some beautiful street art in there Ottoman ! Outside in the sunshine and open to touch. Living Art.
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Re: Oregon's newest attraction looks wheel-ie good!

HistoryDigger ·
Add that to my wish list!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 27, 2014: Painted Ladies in San Francisco

PHeymont ·
  San Francisco is noted for its colorfully-decorated Victorian houses—the Painted Ladies—with multiple colors used to highlight their ornate details. Built by the hundreds in the prosperous days after the Gold Rush and the Civil War,...
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Aug. 25, 2016: Fargo Walk of Fame, North Dakota

Ottoman ·
Ottoman enjoyed exploring the interior of the Fargo-Moorhead Visitor Center, and as he ventured outside, he came across this fun exhibit.
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Aug. 24, 2016: Sights From A Taste of Colorado

Samantha ·
An annual Labor Day tradition, A Taste of Colorado combines food, fun and great performances. Samantha shows us her favorites from last year's.
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Beijing sees world-record 3-D painting

PHeymont ·
Longer than 4 football fields, this gigantic painting is on Wangfujing street in Beijing. It was created by 20 artists, working for 60 days, and has now been certified by Guinness as the world's record. For more pictures, click  HERE
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Oregon's newest attraction looks wheel-ie good!

PHeymont ·
Oregon's newest Scenic Bikeway is in an area of beautiful colors and geological history. It adds 130 miles to Oregon's 1000-mile bikeway system.
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Etihad Gets First 787-9s, celebrates with videos

PHeymont ·
Etihad Airways, with 100 787 Dreamliners on order, is one of Boeing's biggest customers for the program, and is taking delivery of its first 787-9s now, with new routes to come. As part of the promo, they've posted these two time-lapse videos showing...
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Musée d'Orsay, Paris. Where Gumbo was #108

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting one of Paris' greatest museums, the Musee d'Orsay.  Congratulations to TravelGirlJenn who recognized it, with minimal clues!  If any one else figured it out, they did not let us know.   (One of the...
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Historic Route 66 (pt 3) - Flagstaff to Gallup

Jonathan L ·
The next leg of my trip was the shortest distance I had to drive, but it took the longest time. There was a lot to see along the way.   Flagstaff AZ I was last in Flagstaff 20 years ago. It was a dismal depressed town in which nothing was...
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Airbnb Tests Fixed-Price Packages

Travel Rob ·
            Painted Ladies in San Francisco/ Photo by PHeymont   Airbnb has sent out invites to test a fixed -price, all services included package, that covers the travelers' whole trip. This...
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ANA 'Paint-the-Plane' game promotes Hawaii A380

PHeymont ·
ANA promotes its plan to use an A380 on Tokyo to Honolulu flights with a contest.
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March 15, 2019: The Mona Lisa, Paris

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger attempts to visit the Mona Lisa only to discover that the room in which it's housed is so crowded it's hard to get close to it.
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Re: March 15, 2019: The Mona Lisa, Paris

Jonathan L ·
Thank you, there are so many more interesting and less crowded things to see at the Louvre.
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Egg Trees in India ?

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell gives as an insightful look into life in Rajasthan and some of the changes that the area has undergone in the past few decades.
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Re: Egg Trees in India ?

DrFumblefinger ·
Camel eyelashes are used in making the paintbrushes for fine details, and camel urine is concentrated to make the yellow pigment in these beautifully detailed paintings. A fine example of how nothing useful (or even not that useful) ever goes to waste in India.
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May 30, 2019: Van Gogh Easel, Goodland, Kansas

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a giant sunflower painting sitting on an 80 foot easel in western Kansas.
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Da Vinci's Last Supper, Milan

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger was very excited and pleased to be able to view Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, the Last Supper, during a visit to Milan.
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