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Cruise to set sail with unknown itinerary

PHeymont ·
One of the great perks of a good road trip is not knowing where you'll stop along the way...just where you start and where you end (and sometimes, not even that!) So how about a 10-day cruise on a luxury ship where all you know is where it sales from...
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From the Shoebox, a Gallery of Details

PHeymont ·
The pictures in this gallery are mainly architectural details—rooflines, entrances, windows—noticed in years of walking in cities and having my eye caught by a strong line, an unexpected contrast, an extended shape...I don't even always...
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Gold Country, California: The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

PortMoresby ·
  I thought this series about Gold Country was done.  But I realize now that may not be true for some time.  About 6 months ago, wanting to replace the wood stove in my house that was installed when the house was built in 1978, I called...
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Scottsdale By the Numbers

Marilyn Jones ·
Scottsdale Attractions:          1) Hot Air Expeditions: Start your day in a hot air balloon soaring over the desert with the sun creeping over the mountains.         2) Taliesin West : Frank Lloyd...
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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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Museums of Buffalo and Corning, New York

Jonathan L ·
At the end of Jonathan L's recent trip along the Erie Canal, he found time to take in a selection of upstate museums, and he shares them here.
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Barcelona's "Other Architect"

PHeymont ·
Almost everyone who visits Barcelona goes knowing a little about Antonio Gaudi, the “moderniste” architect of the Sagrada Familia basilica and a host of unusual early 20th century buildings. Those who don’t soon find out that Gaudi...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 21, 2015: Clemenceau in the Wind

PHeymont ·
    This statue of Georges Clemenceau, is one of my favorite Paris statues, not least because it embodies none of the heroic classicism that tends to make the person being honored seem a concept rather than a person. Here, no matter what the...
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Chicago's History Museum knows the city's story

PHeymont ·
When it comes to the great Chicago Fire of 1871, seen in a diorama above, the Chicago History Museum knows all about it: The museum, founded in 1856, was destroyed in the fire and had to start again from scratch—only to burn again in 1874....
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Nathan Moore House (Where Gumbo Was, #121)

PHeymont ·
This is a tale of one architect, one owner and two houses on the same foundation. It's also, because it's about Frank Lloyd Wright, a tale of a man who really liked to have his way, and resented it when his equally stubborn rich clients got...
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A Rambler in Valparaiso, Chile

PHeymont ·
A ramble with PHeymont through Chile's historic premier port city, now reviving commercially and as a tourism destination.
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November 30, 2016: The Guggenheim Museum, New York

Jonathan L ·
Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic spiral ramp identifies the Guggenheim Museum in NYC, and Jonathan L revisits it to show us how well it works.
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Thorncrown Chapel, Arkansas

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger calls this "one of the loveliest modern churches I've ever visited." It is in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and was designed by an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright..  
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Where in the World is Gumbo ? #4.0 12/4/13

DrFumblefinger ·
 This is my first crack at creating this picture puzzle, and I have to admit it's not that easy finding a photo will be somewhat challenging but solvable.  I picked this one to start with; It's certainly a lovely setting. Here again are...
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Where in the World is Gumbo? (11/14/13)

PHeymont ·
Try your hand at the first of TravelGumbo's weekly picture puzzles. Each week we'll present a picture from our collection, without the usual description that goes with our Picture of the Day. It's not that we don't want to talk about it--but we...
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Where in the World is Gumbo? #7.0

DrFumblefinger ·
Try your hand at this week's picture puzzles.  Our regulars will know that each week we'll present a picture from our collection, without the usual description that goes with our Picture of the Day.  Remember, your answers need to be...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 11, 2013: Frank Lloyd Wright's Rookery Lobby

PHeymont ·
For fans of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Chicago area is a mecca. His home and studio in Oak Park are surrounded by many houses he designed, the Robie House in Hyde Park is nearing completion of a major restoration. But visitors following the Wright trail...
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A Frank Lloyd Wright treasure, open for the first time (CORRECTED LINK)

PHeymont ·
SC Johnson Company has opened its Frank Lloyd Wright Research Tower for visitors for the first time. The building, where Glade, Off, Pledge and Raid were developed, was built for Johnson in 1950 at its Racine WI campus. Wright also designed the...
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July 28, 2018: Guggenheim, Up and Down

PHeymont ·
Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum building in New York offers quite a variety of views.
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Barcelona Beyond Gaudi

PHeymont ·
A tour of masterpieces by Lluis Domenech i Montaner makes clear that Catalan modernism had more than one master.
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Brooklyn's Lost City Hall

PHeymont ·
PHeymont explores the ups-and-downs of Brooklyn's iconic Borough Hall, built when Brooklyn was an independent city.
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Seneca Falls, New York: Fame, Fact, Fiction

PHeymont ·
PHeymont spends an afternoon visiting a Finger Lakes town that has had its finger in more than a few pies.
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A Historical Walking Tour of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie visits some of the historic landmarks in her Pennsylvania hometown.
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A Stroll on Beacon Hill, Boston

PHeymont ·
On a cold winter day, PHeymont takes a walk in one of Boston's iconic neighborhoods.
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Gaudi: Details in Wood

PHeymont ·
Gaudi, the Catalan architect of soaring and swooping stone and concrete was also a master of wood. PHeymont takes a closer look.
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Exploring Corning's Downtown Museums

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie has a terrific weekend visit to the Corning area of New York.
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Where to Go in Springfield 

Dennis (Guest) ·
Who knew there were so many interesting sights and attractions in Springfield, Missouri (sponsored content)
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Palais Garnier: Opera House in Paris

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her appreciation of the magnificent Palais Garnier, home of the Paris Opera.
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The Case for Re-Visiting Familiar Museums

PHeymont ·
PHeymont reflects on reasons for re-visiting familiar museums again and again, and argues that good museums are never the same.
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Gaudi in Paris

PHeymont ·
A special exhibit at the Musée d'Orsay spotlights not only Gaudi's development from his student days on but the breadth of his design interest
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