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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #11

PortMoresby ·
And what possible good is a puzzle without a bit of chicanery - by definition, I should think. I haven't seen the arena at Arles, though it's already on my list for the next visit to France. I have walked past the arena in Verona as it was between the train station and the garden I'd come to photograph. Likely why it came to mind just after the Colosseum.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #11

Paul Heymont ·
Well, here it is Friday night, and I see everyone gathered around to see what's in the Gumbo (e)mailbag and here...because indeed, the mystery has again been solved. Gumbo was in the Roman Arena at Arles, deep in the heart of Roman France. First to point at the site (but not to actually claim it) was Port Moresby, who contributed a picture of it at 1 pm on Wednesday while others were pointing out other Roman arenas. PM was followed by TravelandNature at 11 pm that night—you'll have noted...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #11

PortMoresby ·
All hail, IAM_NOTATOURIST. Please join us and tell us please, how the heck could you tell the difference between one arena and another? Artsnletters, same question, and the reason I suggested 3 (not 4) as possibilities. Maybe it's the age-old answer, you just had to be there. But still, I'd like to hear it from the sources.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? #56

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, HistoryDigger, it is time to spill all because Lynn Miller figured it out (good for you, Lynn!) Please remember that these puzzles could be from anywhere in the world and rarely does one logically follow another in sequence. Gumbo is known to travel half way round the planet for the right puzzle questions These are closeups of a small portion of a large sports arena. The two statues do indeed represent "The Audience" -- cheering, booing, lifting kids to see better, eating hot dogs and...
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Re: La Chocolatta, Puenta Arenas, Chile

Ron B. ·
Visited the city as a port stop 28 January 2003. Cloudy when we arrived but soon the rain pounded us. Here's a pic of the maid's room in the Museo Regional Braun Menedez. A really outstanding lunch was at the Hotel Jose Nogueira's La Pergola restaurant while the rain showered its glass roof.
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Re: La Chocolatta, Puenta Arenas, Chile

IslandMan ·
looks like a delectable treat...delightful!
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Re: La Chocolatta, Puenta Arenas, Chile

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by IslandMan: looks like a delectable treat...delightful! It was IslandMan! A delicious and comfortable place to get in from the cool Patagonia breezes.
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Verona: More than Romeo & Juliet

Paul Heymont ·
  Verona from the hills, looking toward St. Anastasia and the Ponte Pietra   My visit to Verona last summer was almost an accident—but a lucky one. It wasn’t on the original plan for our three weeks in Northern Italy, but online...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 14, 2015: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
It's hard for non-Canadians to understand just how beloved ice hockey is in Canada.  Do you think football is popular in the USA?  Soccer in Ireland?  Cricket in India?  Well, hockey is comparatively bigger than that in...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 18, 2015: A Rainy Morning at Point Arena

PortMoresby ·
  Leaving Elk on the Mendocino County coast, I turned left onto California Highway 1 and drove south under a heavier-than-foggy sky.  The plan was to make a couple of stops for pictures, then turn inland and head into wine country for an...
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PortMoresby's Birthday Road Trip

PortMoresby ·
  March 25, '15:    Day 1: City of 10,000 Buddhas and The Skunk   April 1, '15:   Day 2:  Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden   April 4, '15:   Sea Gull Inn   April 8, '15:   More Day 2:  Point...
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Road Trip, Day 3: A Sunny Day in Sonoma

PortMoresby ·
  March 11, 2015    The drive down California Highway 1, along the Mendocino and Sonoma County coast, was a bit of a bust.  It started to rain as I arrived at Point Arena and Fort Ross was closed, it turned out, on weekdays, so I...
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Nashville, Tennessee.....the Elvis tour continues!

DrFumblefinger ·
  Until I attended my first medical meeting in Nashville, I'd never thought much about visiting this mid-sized city, an oversight on my part.  Nashville's a fun destination in many ways, especially if you're a fan of Country music.  I...
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American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, Amarillo, TX

Samantha ·
Samantha explores this museum dedicated to a favorite American breed, and shares the excitement with us.
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October 9, 2017: Views from the Giralda, Seville

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally built as a minaret to a mosque, the belltower of Seville's Cathedral has long been used as an observatory. Thousands of tourists walk up its ramps every day to enjoy the wonderful views of the city.
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Rome: Colosseum visitors get top-level view

Paul Heymont ·
The latest stage of the restoration of the Roman Colosseum has opened the upper levels, allowing a new view of ancient Rome.
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Seeing the World's Game at a Local Stadium - Palermo Football

Jonathan L ·
A longtime soccer fan, Jonathan L has an exciting afternoon sitting with the locals at an important game in Palermo.
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Munch Museum adds Oslo Airport exhibit

Paul Heymont ·
Oslo's new international terminal will include a rotating selection of works by Edvard Munch and others.
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Dec. 24, 2017: Goat Market in Nizwa, Oman

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades shares photos and memories of a goat market in Oman, whose colors and sights are unique and most memorable.
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Vienna — Life in the Past Lane (part 1)

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Rose Garden and Kunsthistorische Museum, Vienna, Austria) The Eagles are one of my favorite rock bands, with a terrific and diverse music catalog including many top hits such as "Hotel California" and "Life in the Fast...
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Rome will rebuild Colosseum floor, may host events

Paul Heymont ·
  Rome's Colosseum, the giant arena where gladiators fought and mock naval battles were staged has been without a floor since the 19th century. That's about to change, as Rome has earmarked over €18 million to restore the floor.   The...
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Can Air Italy become the new Alitalia?

Paul Heymont ·
Italy's airline picture shifts focus as Meridiana becomes Air Italy and has ambitions to replace Alitalia, whose bankruptcy plan is still pending.
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Nîmes gets new Museum of Romanness

Paul Heymont ·
In a city full of Roman buildings and Roman heritage, a new museum looks at the past and its influence on later centuries.
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Some Disappointing Airports in India

Kaitlyn Angles ·
India is progressing in every arena but there are always those areas that lack behind. Of course, talking about airports, there are 30 international airports in the country and many MOR in general. However, amidst so many airports, there are some that don’t have a good reputation in terms of hygiene or maintenance. Anyone can know about the information like Delhi to Chennai Flights Schedule or so on, but only a few people put efforts to know about the airports they go to. Of course, there...
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UNESCO's new list skips World War I sites

Paul Heymont ·
UNESCO adds 19 new World Heritage sites, but ducks a request by France and Belgium to recognize World War I sites.
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October 26, 2017: A Tribute to Tom Petty (1950 - 2017)

Ottoman ·
Ottoman takes us back to July 23, 2008, the day he saw Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in concert at the Target Center, MInneapolis, Minnesota.
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Gladiators fight it out at Nîmes Roman Games

Paul Heymont ·
At Nîmes, France, the Great Roman Games will take over the Roman Arena for one of Europe's biggest historic re-enactments.
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Eurovision: What to leave at home

Paul Heymont ·
The Eurovision Song Contest finals are coming up next month, and fans got a surprising list of what not to bring.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 18, 2014: Lower Manhattan's New Skyline

Paul Heymont ·
Lower Manhattan, arguably the original home of the skyscraper, has seen its profile altered over the years by new buildings of varying size and quality. In the past half-dozen years, two new and very tall ones have taken the trend in different...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 13, 2014: The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

DrFumblefinger ·
 One of the most famous structures of the Roman empire, the Colosseum, still stands some 2000 years after it was built.  It's a truly remarkable feat of architecture, engineering and craftsmanship -- one of the world's great iconic...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 1) Rome: Ruins of an Empire

DrFumblefinger ·
(Interior of the Colosseum, revealing tunnels below the floor) One of the challenges in crafting these blog posts is deciding how to best convey my impressions of a travel destination. How to best discuss a city as fascinating and historic as...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 20: Roman France

Paul Heymont ·
Dramatic night light gives an eerie look to the Roman Arena in Nimes, France. Built around 70 AD, when Gaul, as France was called, was an important trading area of the Roman Empire. After the fall of Rome, it was, like many other structures, put to...
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A Week in Lucca

PortMoresby ·
  On a trip to Italy, I had the good fortune of staying in an apartment belonging to a New York City publisher, on the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro in the center of Lucca.  The name derives from its Roman origins, when it was an actual...
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The Vancouver Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some beautiful views of Vancouver from the Lookout Tower atop the Harbour Centre.
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Germany claims 'world's biggest orchestra' title

Paul Heymont ·
A huge gathering of European musicians overturns a 2013 record set in Australia.
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Ancient Circus Maximus is Rome's newest ruin

Paul Heymont ·
A large area of the fabled Circus Maximus, home of chariot races and triumphal marches, has been excavated and opened for visitors.
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Family Fun in Kent County, Delaware

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some of the travel gems for you to enjoy when visiting Delaware's Kent County.
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Rome: Ruins of an Empire

DrFumblefinger ·
In the first of two parts, DrFumblefinger helps us to a sense of Rome as it was in its heyday
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Verona: Visit for the Sights, but Skip Juliet

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us through Verona, trying to avoid the crowds on a national holiday.
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Rome raises Colosseum prices

Paul Heymont ·
One of the Eternal City's prime tourist attractions gets a hefty price hike.
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Four Days in Columbus, Ohio

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
From its famous zoo to an old German village, Stephanie Kalina-Metzger has excellent suggestions for spending some time in historic Columbus.
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Exploring the Patagonian Fjordlands: 1) The Australis

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares his experiences exploring the fjords of Tierra del Fuego in the first of a series of posts about a journey on the Chilean vessel, Australis.
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Oct. 15, 2019: Moody Gardens, Galveston

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones accompanies her grand-daughter to Galveston's multi-faceted amusement and education park
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Where Gumbo Was #11: The Arena of Arles and the World of Rome

Paul Heymont ·
 For Where in the World is Gumbo #11, Gumbo traveled to the Roman arena of Arles, in southern France. This puzzle produced a record number of responses…more than a score on the page where guessers went to great lengths to get it...
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Terminal Envy: New United SFO T3 heats it up

Paul Heymont ·
Seems like every day there's a new airport upgrade in the works; some of it is just overdue, and some reflects the new competitive arena now that there are only three big "legacy" carriers. Unlike point-to-point carriers like Virgin America or...
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United, AA to offer "basic economy"—that's the Spirit!

Paul Heymont ·
Ultra-low cost carriers like Spirit are pushing the majors into the no-frills arena. United has announced it will follow Delta next year, and offer "basic economy" style fares with no baggage, upgrade or airport privileges, and American has indicated that it's exploring the idea, too.  Fares like that—Spirit calls it a "bare fare"—have been the staple of flying on the ULC carriers such as Spirit and Frontier, but the majors have resisted up to now because they have wanted to...
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Building Big: huge arena projects for Barcelona and Verona

Paul Heymont ·
A new stadium for FC Barcelona, built around the existing field, and a competition for design of a removable retractable roof for Verona's ancient arena.
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Sea Destinations in Croatia

Alex D ·
Croatia's smaller seaside towns are less-known that the bigger cities, but offer some of the best destinations, with great climate and a rich heritage.
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George Eastman Museum - Rochester NY

Jonathan L ·
History, photography, history of photography, all rolled in to one.
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Hot tips: Top March events for France

Paul Heymont ·
Food, film, kites, bicycles and even bulls highlight March events in France. Some are traditional, some are new.
 
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