Tagged With "Time"

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Re: Times Square and Hell's Kitchen

PHeymont ·
I have to agree on the crowds...makes me nuts, but still you sometimes have to go there! That's how I feel whenever someone talks about walking on the Champs Elysee. But the most crowded street I've ever been on that wasn't facing a parade was the tiny Grande Rue in Mont-Saint-Michel, so narrow that you think the people in the restaurant across the street are at the next table, and jammed with more people than possible, mid-day.
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Re: 52 Places for 52 Weeks

DrFumblefinger ·
Seems the New York Times needs to take a lesson from TravelGumbo. We offer you a new destination or two every day -- not just one a week! Go Gumbo!
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Re: Underground Art: A Times Square Subway Gallery

GutterPup ·
The artwork is spectacular! It's a shame that more folks don't take the time to admire its beauty and the talent needed to create such pieces. Great write-up my friend!
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Re: How do you see Airbnb? The Times keeps track.

Travel Rob ·
I've noticed the press in general is more positive in their reporting for companies such as Airbnb and TripAdvisor when they became mainstream.
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Re: How do you see Airbnb? The Times keeps track.

PHeymont ·
In the beginning, it wasn't so much not positive, as puzzled by what this strange new thing was. All the early articles try to explain by comparing with hotels, couch-surfing, etc. These days, things are often described as being "Airbnb-like." One of those Times articles, in late '09 or early '10, was the first I had noticed and it was a revelation, because we simply don't like hotel rooms. We love being able to be in two or more rooms, and do some cooking and feel like we're living...
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Re: How do you see Airbnb? The Times keeps track.

Travel Rob ·
The NY Times wasn't so much negative, but I remember reports elsewhere that were strongly negative .I'm just not seeing the quanity of those negative stories .
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Re: How do you see Airbnb? The Times keeps track.

PortMoresby ·
The most negative feelings I've seen expressed online directed at Airbnb have been on forums, almost all from those not adventuresome enough to try it but who consider themselves "in the know". I think it must be terribly frustrating for those who'd like us to think they know everything, but who know nothing but hearsay about what's really become a movement. I've been verbally turned on when I've posted anything positive, accused of shilling for the site, among other imaginary sins. I always...
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Re: Times Square and the Waterford Times Square Ball

DrFumblefinger ·
Great post and brings back fond memories! There's nothing quite like Time Square and, as the saying goes, a "nice place to visit but wouldn't want to live there". Thanks for sharing this, Samantha!
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Re: Times Square and the Waterford Times Square Ball

Travel Rob ·
Great post and great photos!
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

PortMoresby ·
Won't the beaches just move inland too?
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

PHeymont ·
What! and spoil my headline? Seriously, though, not necessarily. The deposit of sand and similar materials is a longer process than is being discussed here, and the new shorelines would be quite different, at least for a long time.
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

DrFumblefinger ·
I am not smart enough to know what the correct temperature or ocean level of the earth should be.
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

PortMoresby ·
So many resorts truck in their "beaches", it may turn out to be more an excuse to build new fancier versions of themselves than the prospect of their disappearance. Where there's a will...and you know there is!
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

GarryRF ·
When the Vikings first discovered Greenland a thousand years ago they wrote of a "Green and pleasant land with pastures, cows and animals". Now its a frozen wasteland ! In 1817 the wine producers of North Yorkshire (England) abolished their trade association as summers were becoming too cold to grow grapes. They've never grown grapes since ! This time last year we were digging the snow out. Today is 68f and sunny. Climate change doesn't go away. Ever.
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

PHeymont ·
No, climate change doesn't go away...but until the last century, we lacked the ability to really push it in one direction or another. The issue these years is not the natural progression but the degree to which our emissions and more have upset the balance. On the one hand, I won't be around to see how it all comes out...but I'm concerned because my grandchildren will be!
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

GarryRF ·
I do not believe that the burning of fossils fuels has any effect on the direction of the Jet Stream. Which in turn controls the weather around the world. I do believe that the Petro-Chemical Refineries from the New Jersey coast and further south releasing tons of nasty unwanted chemicals into the atmosphere does have a big effect on the de-forestation of Europe with acid rain. They release this gas when the wind is blowing east across the Atlantic. And when the wind suddenly changes the...
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

PHeymont ·
While I certainly agree with you about the refineries (remember how close to some of them I live) the jetstream is hardly the only factor involved in weather and climate. I'm not best equipped to explain more...that's the domain of my wife the science teacher...but it's clear there's a scary future ahead...
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Re: When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

GarryRF ·
The Jet Stream is responsible for the California drought. The Polar Vortex you've been suffering from - and for the UK not having frosty weather since last November. English strawberries in Winter and de-icing salt being 15cents for a 10 kilo sack ! Its not yet April and I've cut the grass twice ! Blame it all on the Jet Stream.
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Re: Germans saying 'Nein!' to vacation time

DrFumblefinger ·
I suppose then that it is no surprise that the German economy is the strongest in Europe, by far. I love my vacations and take them, but then again my job is fairly secure. But can understand this sentiment, especially the part about vacations being too expensive for poorer families to take.
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Re: Germans saying 'Nein!' to vacation time

PHeymont ·
Paying for the vacation is certainly a big issue; one that affected my family for years. It's interesting the way such issues can play out when employers either count on people not taking vacation, or actually paying them not to. Case in point: Norwegian Air has just had to hire more pilots, quickly, to avoid cancellation of many flights. The company had expected its pilots to be more willing to "sell back" their days off than they turned out to be. And speaking of Germany: One of the perks...
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AA/USAir: Justice Dept. May be More Open to Deal

PHeymont ·
Remarks by Atty Gen. Eric Holder, quoted in the NY Times Monday may indicate the AA/USAir merger might be moving toward a deal that would allow the merger and avert the anti-trust trial set for Nov. 25th. Read it HERE
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When there are no more beaches, will we all head for the hills?

PHeymont ·
Global climate change is on the front pages again, with the release of a new annual report by the U.N.-based International Panel on Climate Change, which reports on the accelerating changes that threaten many aspects of the way we live. A full report...
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Underground Art: A Times Square Subway Gallery

PHeymont ·
"Underground Art" usually brings to mind images of rebellious artists challenging the norms of the art world of whatever year, but in this case—and many others—the meaning is literal, and the works are in the subway. Of course, New York is...
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Ethiopia Musing: 3) Time and Date

Lestertheinvestor ·
    I tend to be a bit of a time conscious freak. Consequently, I look at calendars and clocks with some regularity. You can imagine my surprise on Monday morning at 6:30 am when I went down for breakfast to see that the clock said 00:30...
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Runway delays grow at U.S. airports

PHeymont ·
The time between pushback from the gate and actually flying is getting longer at U.S. airports; for the first nine months of this year, it averaged over 23.5 minutes, according to the Associated Press.   That's almost a minute longer than last...
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Is the clock running out on Spain's 'wrong time?'

PHeymont ·
Spain may be ready to undo the Franco-era decision to share a time zone with Germany rather than England...and it may bring even more change with it.
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France to free workers from free-time emails

PHeymont ·
Among a number of new laws, France is giving workers the right to turn off, tune out and disconnect from work e-mails, texts and phone calls.
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Times Square and the Waterford Times Square Ball

Samantha ·
A New Years' visit to New York and a chance to see the iconic crystal ball, both up-close and as it drops to mark the beginning of another year.
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Times Square and Hell's Kitchen

Jonathan L ·
I hate areas filled with tourists. Not just in NYC but wherever I travel. They are crowded. People just stop walking in the middle of the sidewalk. No one is really paying attention to what is happening around them. Unfortunately, sometimes I just...
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How do you see Airbnb? The Times keeps track.

PHeymont ·
Everyone knows Airbnb, though what people think of it, or think it is, varies widely. And, over its world-conquering and controversial history, a lot of minds have changed. As a barometer, a staff writer at Skift, a travel-industry news site, has...
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52 Places for 52 Weeks

PHeymont ·
With a destination for each week of the New Year, the NY Times has laid out a banquet of places, some of them "of course" and some of them definitely "what the...?" Even the usual get a twist; the note on Paris talks of places beyond the...
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Germans saying 'Nein!' to vacation time

PHeymont ·
Fear of losing jobs and opportunities and lack of cash lead German workers to skip vacations...so do Americans and Chinese.
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McNutt Sculpture Garden and Outdoor Sculptures - San Antonio, Texas

Samantha ·
In San Antonio, Samantha and her husband decided to check out the McNutt Sculpture Garden and Outdoor Sculptures at the Briscoe Western Art Museum.
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Re: McNutt Sculpture Garden and Outdoor Sculptures - San Antonio, Texas

George G. ·
My daughter and her family enjoy sculpture gardens. She lives in Texas so I will recommend McNutt to her.
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Re: Which Is The Right Month To Visit Delhi?

Professorabe ·
One aspect you do not mention is the air pollution in Delhi, which can be absolutely atrocious and tends to be especially bad in the winter. I would suggest March - by the beginning of spring the air quality generally improves a bit (although the temperatures also rise quickly at that time).
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Which Is The Right Month To Visit Delhi?

Alina Jack ·
Out of the numerous Mughal cities, Delhi is one of the very few destinations, which has managed to keep its glory and heritage intact without interfering with its global development. Starting from Parliament of India, malls, skyscrapers and other modern structures on one side, Delhi has managed to keep its ancient markets, Red Fort, mosques, havelis and other structures, intact. Delhi is located in the middle of a landform, which means, the union territory has land on all four sides. This...
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Jantar Mantar - a marvellous astronomical observatory

David James ·
India tourism is filled with many incredible monuments that have stood the test of time and constantly been a source of study as well as inspiration for historians, sculptors, and scientists alike. A cradle of civilization, India has offered a lot to the modern word. The country’s glorious past has produced many marvellous forms of arts, architecture, music, and literature. One of the most visited countries in the world, this multicultural nation has always attracted visitors from the...
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How to get around Las Vegas

berry bory ·
If you are preparing a trip to the city of sin, you may already have wondered how transportation works in Las Vegas. Something that is not always taken into account the first time you visit Las Vegas is the great distance between hotels. And it is that, although it seems that everything is very close, the reality is far from that. The Strip is 7 kilometers away, and although we simply want to go from one hotel to another, we will have to walk, go through bridges, go up and down escalators...
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Traveling Details We Usually Forget All About

MorganRose ·
Travelling is an activity so exciting that travellers get so excited that they forget to pack even the essentials. Once you’ve gone on a holiday or two, it becomes clear which items get skipped regularly while packing. These might be details but the devil (of travel) is in the details. More often than not, the things you forget to pack are the ones you require the most, like sunscreen lotion or a Band-Aid. In other cases, we disregard some travel basic, such as the best time to travel during...
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Sept 15, 2019 Times Square Photographers

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L observed people watching the world pass them by
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Re: Sept 15, 2019 Times Square Photographers

DrFumblefinger ·
Seems everyone's a photographer in our modern world. Some people do it very well. Others, well, not so much so.
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Re: Sept 15, 2019 Times Square Photographers

Jonathan L ·
It makes it harder to sell photos. But to me it was as much about not looking at the world directly. I see the same thing a concerts now.
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Re: Sept 15, 2019 Times Square Photographers

DrFumblefinger ·
I know what you mean about not looking at life, except through your viewfinder or phone. If there is time now, I actually make a point of walking through a place to see what I see with the camera put away (after I've taken the photos I need for TravelGumbo, of course).
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Re: Sept 15, 2019 Times Square Photographers

Jonathan L ·
I took a photography course this summer. Our last assignment was to go to Santa Fe Plaza for 1 hour and take not more than 2 photos.
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