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Re: October 23, 2016: Imam Square, Esfahan, Iran

DrFumblefinger ·
Amazing architecture! Brilliant photos, Gilles.
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Re: La Dolce Vita (Part 5) Venezia (Venice)

PHeymont ·
Great pictures...makes me want to go back! Interesting to note: the Mayor of Venice has been very active lately in trying to get the large cruise ships re-routed to keep them out of the fragile space between San Marco and Guidecca...and last month hundreds of people swam out to try to block the ships!
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Re: La Dolce Vita (Part 5) Venezia (Venice)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comments, PHeymont. The cruise ships are BIG business in Venice, and certainly allow a lot of people to enjoy the destination if only for a day. But there are easily places the ships could park that wouldn't hurt the delicate lagoon, then shuttle people into the city.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

PHeymont ·
Aix is a favorite with us, even though we've spent only limited time there...but long enough to have posted a Picture of the Day featuring the local market , not far from the scene of your picture...it's really a great walking town.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

DrFumblefinger ·
An evocative image, Islandman, and no -- I can't think of any place this could be but France. Thanks for sharing the photo and the story behind it!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

Travel Rob ·
You sure captured France!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

HistoryDigger ·
Draws me in...and back to my days in Provence, too many years ago. Thanks for the reminder of France's southern beauty.
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Re: Gallery: St. Catharines Market, Ontario

Ottoman ·
Great photos. I would comment further but suddenly I feel very hungry and need to get a snack.
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Re: Gallery: St. Catharines Market, Ontario

GarryRF ·
I give in !! What are those yellow Cucumbers with a green hat (below the Tomato's) ? Never seen them in the UK before !!
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Re: Gallery: St. Catharines Market, Ontario

DrFumblefinger ·
GarryRF -- They are one of a hundred varieties of squash. I believe you guys on the Isles like to call everything of this type "pumpkin". Excellent in stir fry, in a pasta sauce, or grilled with olive oil and pepper.
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Re: Gallery: St. Catharines Market, Ontario

GarryRF ·
I've seen different "squash" varieties - never this one locally. Pumpkins have always been the Hallowe'en type. But - I'll learn ! I've always loved Home Made Cranberry Sauce in the UK. Made with American Cranberries. Never seen them from anywhere else. My amazement at a US Thanksgiving dinner to see so much home made produce. But Cranberry Sauce from a can ! Oh what sacrilege !
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Re: Gallery: Longwood Gardens, PA

Travel Rob ·
Great photos Garry!!I've added these beautiful gardens now to my list!What month did you go because it looks like the perfect time?
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Re: Gallery: Longwood Gardens, PA

GarryRF ·
Hi Rob. We last made a visit in late September. But I have heard that spring is best in April and May.
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Re: Gallery: Longwood Gardens, PA

DrFumblefinger ·
What a colorful, cheerful post to ring in the New Year with, Garry! Nice, thanks!
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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: Sun Life Building, Montreal, Canada

PHeymont ·
Nice! The angle turns a cliche 'looking-up" picture into a really fresh view!
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Re: Union Square NYC

Samantha ·
Hi Jonathan, thanks for sharing this info about Union Square. We were in NYC in Oct and had wanted to see this area, but sadly never made it due to time. It is definitely on our list to see the next time we are there - hopefully in the spring so we can sit out and enjoy lunch while people watching We did make it to Battery Park though, and that was pretty interesting. Thanks again for sharing.
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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: A Walk in Greenwich Village

PHeymont ·
As an even earlier 8th street walker (from the early 60s on) I also remember the wonderful 8th Street Bookshop, and numbers of artisan leather and jewelry shops...it was where you went for sandals...sad now, but nice to see Washington Square alive again, even if somewhat sanitized... The seemingly unstoppable expansion of NYU, like that of Columbia uptown, has changed the character of the area profoundly.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 24, 2014: Statue of Oscar Wilde, Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
So that's Oscar Wilde lying on the rock? I thought it was you, Ottoman!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 24, 2014: Statue of Oscar Wilde, Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland

Ottoman ·
DrFumblefinger... The gentleman sitting on the rock isn't holding a Guinness, that's how you can tell it's not a picture of me
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 25, 2014: Macy's Christmas Tree, Union Square, San Francisco

Ottoman ·
  A few years ago I had the pleasure of visiting San Francisco.  I had visited this city a few times before, but this was the first time I was there at Christmas time.   San Francisco is a beautiful city throughout the year, but...
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Gallery: Longwood Gardens, PA

GarryRF ·
  Longwood Gardens  created by Pierre S. du Pont,(1870-1954) is one of the premier arboretums in the USA, if not in the world.   It consists of over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows in  Kennett Square,...
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Tiananmen Square - Beijing China

Jonathan L ·
Those who know me know that I really don’t like being on a tour. Usually I would rather stay home than be rushed from place to place with no time to really explore a city. But traveling to Beijing with a group of 21 high school students, 3 other...
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Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour of Seattle

Samantha ·
Seattle's Pioneer Square is only the icing on the cake of Seattle's early history, preserved below. Samantha takes us along on a tour.
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Sun Life Building, Montreal, Canada

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows us one of the prettiest buildings in the world, the Sun Life Building in Montreal Canada
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Oct. 25, 2017: Harvard Square, Cambridge

Samantha ·
Take a walk with Samantha through the famed neighborhood that is a center to both the university and the city of Cambridge.
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Surprising Destination: Batumi, Georgia

Lestertheinvestor ·
LestertheInvestor visits a Black Sea resort city popular with Russians and filled with unusual art and buildings.
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New York City in the time of COVID

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour on Manhattan at the start of the COVID-19 crisis.
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June 12, 2020: Grey Friar's Square, Copenhagen

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the somewhat hard to find Grey Friar's Square, not far from Copenhagen's old university.
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December Lights in New York City

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a walk through Manhattan to see some of the Holiday Lights
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M&M World, Times Square, New York

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her tasty visit to the M&M’s World Times Square Store on her visit to New York last Christmas. It was a wonderful treat.
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Paris mayor plans to liberate squares for pedestrians

PHeymont ·
Place Gambetta, February 2015, with cars replaced by Carnival celebrators        Photo: Basili / Wikimedia   Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo is planning the next step in her war on congestion and pollution, announcing a plan to at...
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Old and New in the NYC Financial District

Jonathan L ·
New York City is not an old city. Certainly not by European standards. But even by American standards, New York has always been a place where it was deemed okay to tear down the old and replace it with something new. So it is true that we just don't...
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Jackson Square in the French Quarter, New Orleans

Samantha ·
Samantha shares the first of three posts after her recent visit to the French Quarter. Learn about the history of Jackson Square and New Orleans on today's post.
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Sights and Sounds of the French Quarter, New Orleans

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some of the interesting sights and sounds she experienced on her recent trip to the French Quarter in New Orleans.
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Saint Louis Cathedral, New Orleans French Quarter

Samantha ·
Samantha concludes her series on the French Quarter in New Orleans by sharing the beautiful Saint Louis Cathedral.
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A Guide to Sapporo's Snow Festival – 札幌の雪まつり!

Lisa Day ·
Lisa Day enjoys the winter festivities in Sapporo, with some amazing ice art on display.
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Union Square Holiday Market - New York City

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us shopping for holiday presents at the Union Square Market in New York.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 24, 2014: Statue of Oscar Wilde, Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland

Ottoman ·
  This captivating statue of Oscar Wilde can be found in Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland.  Commissioned by the Guinness Ireland Group and sculpted by Danny Osborne, this fetching statue was unveiled on October 28, 1997.     Oscar...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 5) Venezia (Venice)

DrFumblefinger ·
  (Grand Canal, Salut Church, Old Custom House) So it was finally our time to visit the legendary travel destination of Venice.  With increasing excitement we journeyed from Florence through Tuscany and finally over the long...
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A Walk in Greenwich Village

Jonathan L ·
I had the chance to walk around Greenwich Village  (see map)  for the first time in several years. I know that this is going to sound like a "grandpa is complaining about change again" blog, but I was really disappointed in what I found....
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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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Gallery: St. Catharines Market, Ontario

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the oldest Farmers Markets in Ontario is found on the Niagara peninsula, in the pleasant small city of St. Catharines (nicknamed the "Garden City").   The market has been held since the early 1800s and is currently located in Market Square...
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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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Heroes Square, Budapest: Where Gumbo Was (#48)

PHeymont ·
  Lynn Millar and MAD Travel Diaries both identified where Gumbo was: Heroes’ Square, or Hosok tere, in Budapest. This giant square has served many kinds of memories and movements, beginning with its construction beginning in 1896 as a...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

IslandMan ·
       On a recent visit to Marseilles in southern France, we took a day trip by train to Aix-en-Provence. It was a pleasant 50 or so minute ride in a clean, comfortable and modern carriage, and the passing scenery of Provence was...
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October 23, 2016: Imam Square, Esfahan, Iran

Grand Escapades ·
Persian religious architecture ranks among the most spectacular and refined. In Esfahan, you can fully grasp the uniqueness of this architecture.
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Sept. 18 2016 NYC Pride Parade

Jonathan L ·
June 26 was a very warm Saturday, and also the day of NYC's Pride March, the largest in the world. Washington Square Park's fountain became a draw for families and marchers!
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St. Mary's Basilica, Krakow (Where Gumbo was #333)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting beautiful St. Mary's Basilica in Krakow. Situated on the City's popular Market Square, it is best know for its magnificent altarpiece.
 
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