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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

Travel Rob ·
Your piece will serve inspiration for many future trips,I'm sure of that.I had no clue as the extent of Eiffel's work but I now want to see several of them in person. This serves as an example of why TravelGumbo is so different and needed
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

WorkerBee ·
PHeymont, Your post reminded me that I had seen a pre-fabricated church designed by Eiffel in Baja, Mexico. It is in the small town of Santa Rosalia and still in use. There is more info here .
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

Mac ·
Absolutely fascinating, thank you. And I thought that UK's Isambard Kingdom Brunel was prolific!
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

PHeymont ·
Brunel has fascinated me since reading a book on the Great Eastern, an unlucky ship he designed. Perhaps someday I can find time to post about his work...unless I hear a volunteer? Thanks!
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

PortMoresby ·
I'm personally acquainted with one of Brunel's railway bridges, the Gatehampton Bridge over the Thames in Berkshire, England. I was advised by my Thames Path guidebook that I was approaching it. There was a strategically placed bench in a meadow where I sat, had a snack and looked at it from a distance for a bit before walking under it. Not at all knowledgeable, or even much interested, in bridges I tried to get at least a glimpse of what the guide meant when it said "one of Brunel's Great...
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

PHeymont ·
T&N, you make an interesting point about the air circulation and coolness of Eiffel's building. These days we are constantly reading about advances in "green design," intended to reduce excess energy use. Ironic how well some of those principles of making life bearable were known so long ago by those who didn't have the option of mechanical air-conditioning! Another example is in today's blog about Gaudi's Casa Battlo in Barcelona, which uses an open well through the center of the...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 12, 2014: Sunday in the Park with Dog

Travel Rob ·
Great photos that shows why parks in Paris are so special! Hands down my favorite park experiences are in Paris. Parisians enjoy their parks and gardens so much, it's contagious!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 12, 2014: Sunday in the Park with Dog

DrFumblefinger ·
I like city parks like this one, though they in no way compare to National Parks, which I enjoy infinitely more.
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Re: Spring Time on Table Mountain

Travel Rob ·
Thanks adventuretime88 , Your blog made me feel like I was taking that hike! California really is an incredible state .
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Re: Spring Time on Table Mountain

DrFumblefinger ·
A most beautiful place! I can see why it's special to you. Glad that there are still unspoiled places left like this in California. From your photos it's a little difficult to get a sense of the size and scale of Table mountain. Is it a huge place? A smaller oasis?
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Re: Spring Time on Table Mountain

adventuretime88 ·
I have spent whole days hiking Table Mountain and haven't even covered half of it. The top of the mountain is divided by the single two lane road that cuts up and over it. This day was spent on the West side of the divide. I couldn't find any information on the square mileage, but as a rough estimate I would say "huge". There are also caves, which I have never found, but then again I have never found Phantom Falls, either. Just North of this spot there is a "ghost town" called Cherokee.
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Re: The Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana (Where Gumbo was #130)

HistoryDigger ·
Fascinating. The tailings pond looks so inviting. I hate to think that water fowl might land there. I hope animal instinct keeps them away from the toxic water. I also wonder what will become of the pit after the water is purified and pumped away. Or, will that process continue indefinitely because of the water seepage?
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Re: The Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana (Where Gumbo was #130)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comment, HistoryDigger. The tailing pond is relatively shallow and I don't believe is anywhere near as contaminated as the pit water. But I still wouldn't swim in it (not that you could, the entire area is sealed off except to workers) The pit water really is not accessible to anything except birds flying in, and hopefully their natural fear of flying into a hole would keep them away. There's enough rivers and lakes nearby that they have a lot of options -- not like trying to...
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Re: The Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana (Where Gumbo was #130)

Mytraveledroad ·
Wow what a piece of history. I didn't even know this existed. Thanks for sharing this story.
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Re: The Petite Ceinture, Paris: Where Gumbo Was (#71)

Travel Rob ·
Fascinating! I've been by the front many times and I never knew!
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Re: The Petite Ceinture, Paris: Where Gumbo Was (#71)

Lynn Millar ·
Fascinating past. Love the bike gate.
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Re: The Petite Ceinture, Paris: Where Gumbo Was (#71)

PHeymont ·
In an e-mail, Jonathan L provides an update—a happy one—on the Gare Ornano. It appears that about a year after I took my pictures, the station was sold, the KFC is gone, and a new cafe+recycling center has renovated the station; a picture below shows a view of the rear very different from the one below the KFC picture above. The site now also hosts food trucks! Thanks to Jonathan L for finding the followup, which can be found at http://www.larecyclerie.com/ It's in French, but if that's a...
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The Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana (Where Gumbo was #130)

DrFumblefinger ·
  When most people think of Montana, images of mountains or "Big Sky country" or wildlife spring to mind.  Usually you don't think of a massive hole in the ground, but that was the focus of this week's puzzle.  Gumbo was visiting the...
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The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

PHeymont ·
Everyone knows the Eiffel Tower, or Tour Eiffel. You could probably draw a pretty accurate sketch without even looking. And quite a few folks know that that Gustave Eiffel, who designed and built it, also provided the iron skeleton that keeps the...
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Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Paris: Where Gumbo Was (#67)

PHeymont ·
Paris's Parc des Buttes Chaumont, in the eastern part of the city, can fool you. In this case, it fooled all but PortMoresby, who somehow knew this seemingly tropical wilderness, with its sketchy bridge and photographed through falling rain, was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 12, 2014: Sunday in the Park with Dog

PHeymont ·
  A Sunday afternoon brings many Parisians into the parks, including this woman who brought her chair, her dog and a bag of treats to the Parc des Buttes Chaumont in northeastern Paris.   We enjoyed our visit, too—until rain drove us...
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Spring Time on Table Mountain

adventuretime88 ·
Table Mountain is perhaps Oroville California's best kept secret (aside from Burma Falls).   During the winter waterfalls flow from the edges of Table Mountain to the floor of the valley. If you are lucky and know a local then you might even find...
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The Petite Ceinture, Paris: Where Gumbo Was (#71)

PHeymont ·
Where Gumbo was, as Jonathan L, with help from Lynn Milar recognized, was behind an abandoned station on an abandoned rail line—the Petite Ceinture—that once girdled Paris, connecting its rail stations and freight yards, and providing both...
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Spotted on the Road, Butte

DrFumblefinger ·
A tour of Butte, a colorful mining town that is now worn but charming, highlighted by views of a classic Chevy being restored.
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Signs of Butte

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger collects photos of signs, and enjoyed those of old mining town, Butte.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Butte

GarryRF ·
To a European that's not used to the wide open spaces of N. America these scenes look like a film set or photos from a bygone time. Or maybe a Disney Park.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Butte

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a great observation, Garry. Butte does look like a movie set. I'll do a post of the town in the near future. It's a very cool destination, much of it like what you see in these photos.
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Re: Signs of Butte

Jonathan L ·
If you enjoyed Butte and want an interesting look at its history, you might like to read the novel Work Song by Ivan Doig. It takes place in Butte during the year of 1919.
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Re: Signs of Butte

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the tip, Jonathan. I'll see if I can get it for my Kindle.
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Re: Signs of Butte

Shannon @ Life, Other Than ·
Very interesting perspective. I like to see through the eyes of other people, and this fit the bill. Great job!
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Butte, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
Butte, Montana
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Butte, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
Butte, Montana
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World Museum of Mining, Butte, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
World Museum of Mining, Butte, Montana
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Historic garage, Picture Butte

DrFumblefinger ·
Historic garage, Picture Butte
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Vintage Tractor, Picture Butte

DrFumblefinger ·
Vintage Tractor, Picture Butte
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Cool old delivery truck, Picture Butte

DrFumblefinger ·
Cool old delivery truck, Picture Butte
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Tempe Diablo Stadium - Angels Spring Training Field

Samantha ·
Since 1993 the Angels have played their spring training games at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Samantha was lucky enough to catch a game there last year.
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Steptoe Butte State Park, Washington state

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Steptoe Butte State Park in eastern Washington state. It provides some of the finest views of the Palouse available anywhere.
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The Original, Butte, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the headframe of the first copper mine in Butte, a city with a rich copper mining legacy.
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