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Re: July 28, 2016: Coit Tower, San Francisco, California

DrFumblefinger ·
It really is one of the most beautiful cities in North America. Thanks for reminding us of these great views!
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Re: Berlin's Museum Island

George G. ·
Great Blog Story. I was at the Pergammon years ago and your story caused me to dig out the old photo album from the basement archives and relive our stay at Alexanderplatz and the museum visit. Thanks.
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Re: Berlin's Museum Island

Jonathan L ·
Glad you liked the story. I hope you enjoy my next pieces on Berlin
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 20, 2014: The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

IslandMan ·
Thanks for the pic Ottoman. I have traversed this bridge on 2 separate visits and and was fascinated by its size, architecture and grandeur.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 20, 2014: The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

DrFumblefinger ·
It is a great photo of a great bridge! And likely a rare day. Most of the times I've been in SF the fog and gloom preclude a nice photo of the Golden Gate.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 20, 2014: The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

GarryRF ·
I would recommend renting a bicycle at Fishermans Wharf. Take your time crossing the Bridge Stop at Sausalito - Starbucks - Take in the beautiful surrounds. Watch the Fishing Boats. Take the Cycle track and head for the Ferry at Tiburon. Come back to SF on the Ferry and watch as the City rises from the fog. Great day !
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Re: FAA: Now you can use electronics gate-to-gate

DrFumblefinger ·
About time!
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Re: Greenland from six miles high!

Racing_snake ·
I agree it's a spectacular sight not to be missed and that there's more to Greenland that just the ice sheet. 2014 will see me on my 7th month-long visit in the last 9 years. I will again hike alone from Sisimiut on the west coast to a location north east of Kangerlussuaq (something like 110 - 120 miles) and then join colleagues doing wild goose research. By all means aim to set foot on the ground there and enjoy camping in the remote arctic landscape - being alone out there is a unique...
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Re: More Art under Your Feet

DrFumblefinger ·
I usually keep my eyes up, but do glance down from time to time. These are on the sidewalk in the town of Banff. Probably not functional manhole covers, but "art under the feet".
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Re: More Art under Your Feet

PHeymont ·
Those are not just beautiful, but functional in another way...if not as utility covers, then as guides for pedestrians. Do all the streets have them?
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Re: More Art under Your Feet

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: Those are not just beautiful, but functional in another way...if not as utility covers, then as guides for pedestrians. Do all the streets have them? The streets crossing the main street in Banff (Banff Ave) have them, although I don't believe all the streets in town have them. I expect they're just up on the main pedestrian areas of town. But I agree, they are nicely done.
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Re: More Art under Your Feet

Travel Rob ·
In Tokyo, They also use the covers for Fire Hydrants,something I haven't noticed before
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Re: More Art under Your Feet

Travel Rob ·
Thanks to you Paul, I'm now taking a lot of photos of manhole covers and birds on statues. Really some interesting things I never paid much mind to before. Here's a couple more manhole covers. I'll add the my statue birds on your next story. In Oslo Fire Hydrant in Tokyo
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2014: American Golden Plover

My Thatched Hut ·
Yes, Arctic birds are common in southern USA, Central and South America and further north during migration. But to see them in their beautiful breeding colours, you need to go to the Arctic in spring or early summer. This plover had already changed to grey by mid-August.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 22, 2015: Machu Picchu

DrFumblefinger ·
Beautiful photos, Grand Escapes! I'm especially fond of the one of the llama roaming the streets of Machu Picchu. They are the official "lawn mowers" of the park. Machu Picchu after the tourist train leaves and before it arrives is a totally different experience than during the peak of the day. If there's one travel spot you'll want to spend a night or two so that you can enjoy some tranquility before it gets overwhelmed with people, then I'd say this is the one.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 22, 2015: Machu Picchu

Ottoman ·
Love the blog and pics. I visited Machu Picchu many years ago and had a wonderful time. It was an experience I will never forget. Thanks for bringing back great memories.
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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: Take A Tour To These Patriotic Places of India

David Mason ·
nice place to visit
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Re: Take A Tour To These Patriotic Places of India

Professorabe ·
Just to underline your description of Jodhpur's fort as majestic - here is one of the (many) photos I took of it on a trip through Rajasthan last year. Interesting article!
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Re: Finishing North of the Arctic Circle

DrFumblefinger ·
That's an exciting conclusion to fascinating travel tale! Most of us will never get to visit remote parks like Gates and Kobuk Valley, but you've certainly given us a sense of what it's like to go there. Your entire quest, to visit the 59 National Parks in the USA has been fun, exciting, and for me inspirational! Thank you for sharing some of these adventures on TravelGumbo. You may get tired of getting asked this, but "what will you do for an encore?"
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Re: Finishing North of the Arctic Circle

PHeymont ·
I'm not likely to get there, but I appreciate the sight, and the realization that there is so much "world" out there that is different from mine. You've made a great tour all around!
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Re: Finishing North of the Arctic Circle

Travel Rob ·
Thank you for sharing this journey with us. Hope to see what's next for you on TG!
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Re: February 2: 2017: Northern Lights. Shetland Islands. Scotland.

DrFumblefinger ·
It is a great photo and in a part of the world where you see the Northern Lights best. Don't be intimidated by that Arctic Circle. Remember that much of Iceland likes just south of it and this country has some of the most dramatic scenery in Europe.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, 13 Dec 2013: Sati Handprints - 15 Jodphur Queens left their handprints...

Theodore Behr ·
That is an amazingly sad story. But that's for sharing that wonderfully symbolic photo, Mac.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, 13 Dec 2013: Sati Handprints - 15 Jodphur Queens left their handprints...

Former Member ·
My main purpose in traveling is to see how things are done elsewhere. I try only observe and not overlay my personal opinion on what is there. After all, the point is to see and learn. Sometimes, as in this case, it can be hard to lay aside those personal feelings. The old custom does speak volumes about the importance to these people of tradition and structure in their lives. Thank you for the thought provoking photo.
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Re: The Dempster Highway: a Drive to the Arctic Coast of Canada

PHeymont ·
This is amazing! I'm far too adventureless to attempt a trip like this, but your pictures and descriptions make me wish I were there. And to think, before your piece on Tuktoyaktuk, I had never even thought of the expression "Arctic Coast!"
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Re: Tuktoyaktuk: A village on the Arctic Coast of Canada

My Thatched Hut ·
I don't know much about global warming. I suspect that pollution contributes to it, but these things also happen on their own as we know from ice ages and warming periods in the past. I have noticed long periods of warm weather but then it gets cold again. I have read that the Arctic ice is melting but this coming winter is predicted to be very cold here in Canada. Although I have travelled in the Arctic, I have not spent enough time there to observe any climate changes. There are scientists...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 10, 2014: Black Arctic Ground Squirrel

My Thatched Hut ·
Ground Squirrels are fairly common in western North America.  Many people call them gophers but this is not correct.  A gopher is an animal that lives underground and stays there.  Most people have never seen one.   Ground...
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The Bear Blog

59nationalparks ·
  I had a hunch when Shelly and I were planning our 59 National Park in 59 weeks tour that wildlife would be center stage.  I knew that the buffalo would roam in Yellowstone, that the tropical fish would dance...
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Arctic Birds on Migration: Saskatchewan

My Thatched Hut ·
    Many of the Arctic birds are large white birds such as geese and swans but also include smaller and different coloured sandpipers and other birds.   Where is the best place to see these magnificent Arctic birds?  The most...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 3, 2013: Brandenburg Gate

PHeymont ·
Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate is surely one of the world’s most-recognized landmarks, and symbolizes Berlin in the way the Eiffel Tower means Paris and the Parthenon means Athens. It’s been the ceremonial center for marches and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, 13 Dec 2013: Sati Handprints - 15 Jodphur Queens left their handprints...

Mac ·
One of the saddest sights that I have experienced in my travels is to be seen at the “Iron Gate” ( Loha Pol ) of the massive Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India. Here, there is a painted and garlanded panel where 15 small hand prints were made by the wives of the Maharaja as they left the fort and went towards his funeral pyre  where they immolated themselves following his death. Known as Sati marks, these gilded hand prints most likely date back to the 1843, the...
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FAA: Now you can use electronics gate-to-gate

PHeymont ·
Government safety rules are changing to let airline passengers use most electronic devices from gate-to-gate.Government safety rules are changing to let airline passengers use most electronic devices from gate-to-gate. The change will let...
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Chicago — City of Skyscrapers & Cloud Gate

DrFumblefinger ·
Like the monolith in Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke’s monumental film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, “Cloud Gate” looks like an alien object dropped onto a terrestrial landscape (not the African Savannah, but rather into...
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Visiting Western Greenland. Part I – Three Towns

Racing_snake ·
In July 2006 I gave in to curiosity and realized my ambition to visit West Greenland.  I returned 6 times in the next 8 years!  I knew that about 10% of the world’s freshwater was sitting on Greenland with the capacity to raise...
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Visiting Western Greenland. Part II – Western Greenland on Foot!

Racing_snake ·
Part I covered three Greenlandic towns I have visited but my real passion is being out in West Greenland’s wilderness.  So this part is about what it has to offer those willing to get out there on foot and under canvas!    I...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 22, 2015: Machu Picchu

Grand Escapades ·
    Yes, there is something special, definitely mythical, about Machu Picchu, the abandoned Inca city that remained hidden from the Conquistadores.  We had the privilege to gaze over Machu Picchu right before sunrise in total quietness,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2014: American Golden Plover

My Thatched Hut ·
The American Golden Plover is a stunning bird.  The face and belly are jet black with a pure white strip running from the forehead, around the back of the face and down the neck.  The back of the bird is a mottled pattern of black,...
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Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of Toronto’s newest big attractions is Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada , with underwater creatures and habitats from across the globe.   It's in a fabulous location, on the harborfront adjoining the CN Tower, Rogers Center and...
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Norway: Don't scare the bears!

PHeymont ·
Norway's Arctic archipelago of Svalbard is serious about protection for its endangered species.
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Arctic Tern Colony, Long Nanny, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a gallery of photos and detailed natural history of this fascinating bird, which has the world's longest migratory routes.
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June 8, 2017: Ouimet Canyon, Thunder Bay District, Ontario

Ottoman ·
Ottoman was pleasantly surprised to find this unexpected natural wonder within short driving distance from his home town of Thunder Bay.
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Arctic Terns at Long Nanny

Ian Cook ·
A special bird preserve, Long Nanny is the breeding ground of several ground nesting species including the lovely arctic tern whose photos are highlighted in this post. Arctic terns have among the longest migratory route of any bird.
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June 12, 2017. Susie Island Overlook, Minnesota

DrFumblefinger ·
A lovely roadside stop in northern Minnesota provides a memorable view of the Susie Island chain and Lake Superior
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Take A Tour To These Patriotic Places of India

Abhishek Mathur ·
The charm, the grandeur and the royalty is how India can be described. Not only in monetary terms but the country is also rich in terms of culture, traditions, heritage sites and everything. It is because of this reason that the country was once called “Golden Bird”. Got fascinated by the beauty and the charm of the country, many rulers has invaded this spectacular country at different period of time. Right start from Aibak to Mughals to British, the country is ruled and built in a unique...
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Svartisdal, Norway, Part 1

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell shares wonderful travel memories of camping in the Norwegian backcountry, in the shadow of a great glacier!
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France opens world's first Polar Lands museum

PHeymont ·
Premanon, in eastern France, is home to a unique museum, honoring the work of French explorer Paul-Emile Victor.
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August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

Samantha ·
Join Samantha for an excursion to the San Juan Mountains, and to this scenic pass on the Continental Divide.
 
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