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Re: Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Jonathan L ·
Thanks. this article brings back memories of my visit in 2005. The tour led by the Park Ranger was fascinating and very even handed. I had a great time.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 13, 2015: Gettysburg at dusk

Marilyn Jones ·
Taking the pictures at dusk really adds to the somberness of Gettysburg. Beautiful!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 13, 2015: Gettysburg at dusk

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the note, Marilyn! I agree. The low light really added to the drama of that setting.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 13, 2015: Gettysburg at dusk

Jonathan L ·
If you are going to Gettysberg, I highly recommend also seeing the Anteitam battlefield. It is about an hour's drive away, and well worth the trip. I would probably do Anteitam first as it the battle there was about a year earlier in the war.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 13, 2015: Gettysburg at dusk

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the tip, Jonathan. Another interesting stop is to President Eisenhower's home, which adjoins Gettysburg. Like stepping back into the era of MadMen.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #5.5

JohnT ·
Waterloo...I can relate...my foot is starting to tremble over an imaginary clutch just thinking about it.. I agree that it looks a little haphazard to be french. I'm thinking peloponnese? Where is that type of smaller white cobblestone used ? And what is that on the facing of the archway?
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Re: Safe to fly on New Years?

DrFumblefinger ·
So Waterloo what you're saying is that the space-time continuum would be disrupted by this flight?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 15 2013: Blue Lady at White Waltham - retro-revival in England

DrFumblefinger ·
A brilliant photo, Mac! A perfect moment on a perfect day! Appreciate you sharing it with us One of my favorite pictures on this website.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 15 2013: Blue Lady at White Waltham - retro-revival in England

Former Member ·
my gramms wore that dress and had that luggage ! awesome picture. this girl is SO pretty.
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Re: "Spotted on the Road". Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for that extra feedback, Waterloo! I know where to come with photos of cars I can't recognize now.
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Re: The Battle of Waterloo, June 2015 (part 2)

GarryRF ·
Marvellous piece of history and such a great photo blog to accompany it. Your camera work certainly gives us a taste of the original battle. The end of another tyrant who wanted world domination. Worthy of an entry in any glossy magazine Mac.
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Re: The Battle of Waterloo, June 2015 (part 2)

Mac ·
Thank you very much Garry. The spectacle made the photos so easy to capture. It was quite humbling to go to this which was a real once-in-a-lifetime event. Very pleased to share it with TG and happy you enjoyed it.
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Re: Classic American Cars #1

PHeymont ·
Haven't heard them called that in YEARS! Originally Posted by Waterloo: That Bel Air is nice but show me a car with Dagmars. You can't go wrong with Dagmars/
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Re: May 31, An Epic Reenactment in France.

DrFumblefinger ·
Any idea if they'll do a 200 year reenactment of Waterloo in 2015, PortMoresby?
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Re: May 31, An Epic Reenactment in France.

PortMoresby ·
I suspect not. There was a question, a few years back when Eurostar came into London's Waterloo Station from Paris, whether it was to make the point to every French person who bought a ticket.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 15 2013: Blue Lady at White Waltham - retro-revival in England

Mac ·
Increasingly popular in England and throughout Europe are “Retro Revival” weekend gatherings featuring original 1950’s rock and roll bands and also some very good 2000’s Tribute Acts recreating the sights, sounds and styles of...
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June 14, 2017: The Panoramic Views from Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us to a viewpoint high above Oahu, by a road that highlights the beauty of Hawaii's natural landscape.
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Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the site of "Custer's Last Stand", on the hills and ridges of the valley of the Little Bighorn river in southern Montana
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 17, 2015: Soviet War Memorial, Berlin

PHeymont ·
  A quiet place, in a peaceful park in Berlin hardly seems connected at first sight to the horrific fighting that took place all over Berlin in the final days of World War II. But it is a memorial to 80,000 Soviet soldiers killed in that battle...
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August in France: Not so dead after all!

PHeymont ·
With August and the traditional French exodus to the beach just ahead, visitors might wonder just what there is to do in Paris, or in France generally. The truth is that while many stores and restaurants take extended vacations, many are open, and...
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The Battle of Waterloo, June 2015 (part 2)

Mac ·
 On Sunday 18th June 1815 the 74,000 troops of the French Emperor Napoleon hurled themselves at 67,000 European allied troops of the Seventh Coalition from Holland, Belgium, Germany and Britain under the command of the English Duke of Wellington...
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French firm named to upgrade London's Underground

PHeymont ·
Four of the oldest lines of London's Underground—over 150 years old—are due for major engineering work that will allow them to run more trains faster as London's growing population tries to jam into the cars. The work involves new...
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Spitfires to fly again in Battle of Britain airshow

PHeymont ·
This summer marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, when despite overwhelming odds, Britain's Royal Air Force fended off massive attacks by the German Luftwaffe. The battle, which took place almost daily between early July and the end of...
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Crazy Horse National Monument

Samantha ·
While in Rapid City we went to  Mt. Rushmore  and  Crazy Horse National Monument . I had heard a lot about this monument, but didn’t know really much about it. I am embarrassed to admit that at one point, I actually thought it was...
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The Battle of Waterloo, June 2015 (part 1)

Mac ·
Early in the afternoon of June 19th 2015 in the little village of Waterloo, south of Brussels in Belgium, the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte walked in the gardens of his battle headquarters in the farmhouse of Le Caillou with his wife Josephine. The next...
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Ruthven Barracks, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a visit to an interesting structure from Scotland. Built on the site of an old castle after the Jacobite uprising, the Ruthven Barricks are imposing and offers wonderful panoramic views!
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A ticket to where? Britain's least-visited rail stations

PHeymont ·
Britain's rail stations vary in their passenger totals...from 12 to nearly 100 million. Here are the busiest and sleepiest.
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Lovingly Lettered

PHeymont ·
PHeymont's a former typographer, so his eye is always open for well-done signs and inscriptions. Here are some from his wanders in England.
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December 5, 2015: Battle House Hotel in Mobile, Alabama

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits the historic Battle House Hotel in Mobile, Alabama during Christmas and shows you why it's one of the best historic hotels in the country
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New rail thrill: Waterloo to Windsor by steam

PHeymont ·
A steam enthusiast company brings scheduled steam railway service back, at least for the summer.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 13, 2015: Gettysburg at dusk

DrFumblefinger ·
   I've only visited Gettysburg once but that memory made a lasting impression on me -- and I think most who visit it.  Civil War sites, like Gettysburg National Military Park , are important reminders of the struggles and huge price...
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January 13, 2016: Trafalgar Square. London

Samantha ·
While on a trip to London we had to stop and check out Trafalgar Square. It was really amazing, even though it was cold and we got rained on quite a bit. Lol It is an interesting little square with a lot of history. The square contains a large central area with roadways on three sides and a terrace to the north, in front of the National Gallery. The roads around the square form part of the A4, a major road running west of the City of London. The square was formerly surrounded by a...
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Aug. 2, 2018: Beach Lawn, Waterloo, Liverpool

GarryRF ·
Garry shows us one of Liverpool's Regency-era suburbs for the wealthy.
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London gets historic panorama

PHeymont ·
The Museum of London will display a 360° cyclorama of 1815 London, painted as a sketch for an even larger work.
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Re: January 13, 2016: Trafalgar Square. London

TravelingCanuck ·
Great place to visit. Was the giant blue rooster still there on the 4th plinth?
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Munich in Berlin

PHeymont ·
Munich in Berlin
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Soviet soldiers' cemetery Berlin

PHeymont ·
Soviet soldiers' cemetery Berlin
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Huge beer hall, lots of beer and...

PHeymont ·
Huge beer hall, lots of beer and...
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Not quite Oom-Pah

PHeymont ·
Not quite Oom-Pah
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Railroad Memories

PHeymont ·
Railroad Memories
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Battle of Restigouche National Historic Site, Quebec

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo learns a little more about the Battle of Restigouche and what importance that had in North America's history.
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Re: Battle of Restigouche National Historic Site, Quebec

GarryRF ·
Very interesting Rob.
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Juan Santamaria Monument, Alleluja

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a monument to one of Costa Rica's national heros.
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Volgograd 2006: The Battle of Stalingrad

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a look back to his 2006 trip to Volgograd, and to the historic battle of Stalingrad, a turning point of World War II.
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Re: Volgograd 2006: The Battle of Stalingrad

Roderick Simpson ·
Thank you for a very informative post. We are used to seeing the Battle of Stalingrad in TV documentaries, but it is very interesting to see the city as it is now, and how the monumental events of 1942-43 are commemorated.
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Re: Volgograd 2006: The Battle of Stalingrad

George G. ·
Superb account.
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Napoleon again brings fame to Elba

PHeymont ·
Anxious for visitors, an Italian island has built a summer of activities around its most famous 19th century visitor.
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And the horse he rode in on...

PHeymont ·
An exhibit of contemporary art marking the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's death brings a new controversy.
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Columbia International College

Susy R. (Guest) ·
Some reasons you might want to consider the Columbia International College for your educational needs (sponsored content)
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