Tagged With "Daniel Chester French"

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U.S. Customs House, Battery Park, NYC (Where Gumbo was #110)

JHeymont ·
Sometimes you make a plan to see something, but don't get there for a long time. And sometimes you have no plan at all, and just find something worth seeing. The latter happened to me a couple of weeks ago. I was left with time to kill in Lower...
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Re: A visit to the Jack Daniel's distillery: Lynchburg, Tennessee

PortMoresby ·
Did you ever get your sip of No. 7, DrF?
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Re: A visit to the Jack Daniel's distillery: Lynchburg, Tennessee

DrFumblefinger ·
Indeed I did, PortMoresby! I'm not much of a hard liquor guy, but love the smoky smell of No. 7. Reminds me of the mellowing room at the distillery! And the golden color from those customized oak barrels is beautiful!
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Re: A visit to the Jack Daniel's distillery: Lynchburg, Tennessee

PHeymont ·
I've never been a serious whiskey fan, but the processes, as with wine, are fascinating!
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Re: A visit to the Jack Daniel's distillery: Lynchburg, Tennessee

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, PHeymont! I was surprised at what a quality craft the making of Jack Daniels is. The fine attention to all details -- form harvesting their own trees and making their own charcoal, to having their own oak barrels made from wood harvested near by -- key elements to producing a unique product. It was quite fascinating to me.
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A visit to the Jack Daniel's distillery: Lynchburg, Tennessee

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the favorite travel destinations in south-central Tennessee is the  Jack Daniel’s distillery  situated in the small town of Lynchburg.  It’s about an hour and a half drive south of Nashville and an excellent...
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Re: Wadsworth Atheneum - Hartford CT

PHeymont ·
Nice! We've also enjoyed the Wadsworth...which makes a nice break in a trip between NY and Boston, as well. It's also hosted some interesting temporary exhibits that have made it worth a trip of its own.
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Re: Wadsworth Atheneum - Hartford CT

HistoryDigger ·
I loved going when I was a college student. Recently I discovered that these Wadsworths are in my family tree. So glad my ancestors appreciated beautiful art.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 28, 2015: Rookery, Chicago

PHeymont ·
  View looking up through the ornamental stairs of the Rookery building's lobby in Chicago. The Rookery is the product of an unusual architectural "collaboration." The quotes are because the original 1886 building, a masterpiece by Daniel Burnham...
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Wadsworth Atheneum - Hartford CT

Jonathan L ·
Main Building of the Wadsworth Atheneum - opened 1844   When I travel, I love finding small art museum with good collections. The Wadsworth Atheneum is one of my favorite finds. Opened in 1842, the Atheneum is the oldest public art museum in the...
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Re: U.S. Customs House, Battery Park, NYC (Where Gumbo was #110)

Travel Rob ·
What an incredible building! Great reveal and photos!
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Berlin restaurant: Gourmet dinners from wasted food

PHeymont ·
A Berlin restaurant is taking the lead in making gourmet dinners from surplus or unwanted food...and that's only part of their mission.
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