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Re: Sedona AZ-Red Rocks rise above townscape

PortMoresby ·
I think I may know where the picture was taken, PHeymont, if that's the church in the rocks (forget the exact name) over on the very left of the picture. If so, had friends who lived in that development years ago, Bell Rock to the south if I remember correctly. I haven't been there for many years now. Memoreees.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #37

PHeymont ·
Looking closer...no sign of a bell, so not a church steeple. When you look closer, too many people (tourists?) for a firewatch station. Long walkway...must connect to some building? Otherwise, why so high off the ground. Can't be a pedestrian bridge; no way down from the walkway level. I'm stumped!
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Re: Help with mobile phone for Morocco

PHeymont ·
Mobell and Mobal are one and the same, divided only by a trademark issue. Mobell is a British-owned company, and had to use an alternate name for the U.S. to avoid confusion with the then-unified Bell System, aka AT&T.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#114)

HeyJude ·
I'm confused about the photo with the candle, but the photo on the first page of the building with the gold-leaf dome is the Secessionist Building in Vienna. Best regards, Jude Bell
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Re: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

GarryRF ·
I've mentioned in other pages that I love wide open spaces - like the State Delaware Park - but the designer of New York Central Park rung a Bell with me. Frederick Olmsted came to Liverpool to check out the "Peoples Garden" and he wrote in 1850 : "Five minutes of admiration, and a few more spent studying the manner in which art had been employed to obtain from nature so much beauty, and I was ready to admit that in democratic America there was nothing to be thought of as comparable with...
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Re: Leaning Towers: It's Not Just About Pisa!

PortMoresby ·
PHeymont, this has been an education but also a huge disappointment. For years I've been under the illusion that the Chesterfield steeple was built that way by some imaginative souls. I guess I should have known better. I went bell-ringing with a friend once and looking at medieval English church towers one would assume that they're completely solid and unmovable. But, in fact, when the bells are rung the towers do move, quite noticeably, with the vibrations. So it's now a surprise to me...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 23, 2014: Xian's Dumpling House

Dr.Y ·
  While visiting Xi'an, the city where the famous   Emperor Qin's Terracotta Museum is located, we came cross a massive "Xi'an Dumpling House"  -- a tourist popular all-dumpling restaurant which serves up to 25 different types of...
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 2) the Rock of Cashel

DrFumblefinger ·
 There are few places in Ireland with a richer history than the  Rock of Cashel .   Situated at the edge of the town of Cashel, the rock is a huge outcropping on top of which rests a complex of old buildings situated some 60m (200ft)...
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Palm Springs Air Museum, California (Where Gumbo was #104)

DrFumblefinger ·
  Gumbo was visiting the Palm Springs Air Museum in the California desert, and specifically had the privilege of sitting in the cockpit of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber (like the one in the above photo).  Congratulations to the many who...
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Don't kick the bell!

DrFumblefinger ·
A tourist is in big trouble with the Thai government.  The police are looking for a man, presumed to be Chinese, who was caught on videotape kicking bells at the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple in Chiang Mai.  The 14th century Buddhist...
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A Busy Weekend in Philadelphia

NonstopFromJFK ·
A few weekends ago, my fiancé, my best friend and I decided to go to Philly for an overnight trip. Our goal for the weekend was to see all the touristy parts of Philadelphia.   When we got to Philly from NYC, we headed straight for the L...
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Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens, Lethbridge

DrFumblefinger ·
  I'm fond of visiting gardens and enjoy their beauty and tranquility.  This seems especially true of the Japanese Gardens I've visited, which combine the various elements -- carefully pruned trees and shrubs, flowing and still water, and...
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Oct. 24, 2017: Whorlton, North Yorkshire, hidden historic gem

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter shares some of the visual treasures of a visit to the abandoned hamlet of Whorlton in the North York Moors National Park.
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October 9, 2017: Views from the Giralda, Seville

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally built as a minaret to a mosque, the belltower of Seville's Cathedral has long been used as an observatory. Thousands of tourists walk up its ramps every day to enjoy the wonderful views of the city.
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Back to Oaxaca: Hoofing It, Zegache to Tilcajete

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby’s southern Mexico walk this week takes her from a wildly colorful church to an even wilder Carnival celebration.
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Quake-ruined town tired of disaster groupies

PHeymont ·
Amatrice's mayor invites visitors to visit the mountains and surroundings, but to be respectful of the town's tragedy.
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey: Budapest to Kiev

Wilbur's Travels ·
Do you love unusual train journeys as much as Wilbur does? Check out this fascinating adventure through eastern Europe.
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey: Zagreb to Veliko Tărnovo

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur's train journeys around Eastern Europe continue, this week with stops in Zagreb, Split, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Sofia, and Veliko Tărnovo
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St. Mary's in the Mountain, Virginia City, Nevada (Where Gumbo Was #225)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the lovely Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary's in the Mountains, situated in Virginia City, Nevada. Over 150 years old, it is a lovely building and should be on your "to do" list when visiting the Reno area.
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March 22, 2017: Touring Westminster, Colorado

Samantha ·
Sometimes we forget that our home towns are someone else's touring destination... Here, Samantha welcomes us to her home town!
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April 3, 2017: Cabazon Dinosaurs

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob takes a road trip and sees the Cabazon Dinosaurs along the way.
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Visiting Key West and the Hemingway House

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares a visit to the Key West, a highlight of which was exploring the Hemingway home.
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London Kerfluffle over silent Big Ben

PHeymont ·
Plans to keep London's famed bell silent for four years of construction work erupt in political infighting
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Burden Iron Works, Troy NY—a trip through industrial history

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L finds another small museum with a great story: the history of the early industrial revolution along the Erie Canal.
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Florence invites vandals to go hi-tech

PHeymont ·
Tablets allow graffiti artists to leave their mark without leaving a mess for the clean-up crew.
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Rockefeller's Cathedral: Riverside Church, New York

PHeymont ·
PHeymont visits one of Manhattan's most famous and beautiful churches and shares its unusual history
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Trabzon, Turkey: Ancient History, Modern Life

Lestertheinvestor ·
Lester shares a visit to the ancient city of Trabzon, exploring its history and sights.
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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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Ashland, Virginia: "Center of the Universe"

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares a visit to the charming community of Ashland, known by some as the "Center of the Universe".
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College of the Ozarks, Branson

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the beautiful campus of the College of the Ozarks, and is impressed by the place and the students who work and study here.
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Why travel to the city of Pattaya?

M. Hamad (Guest) ·
Some tips on visiting the beautiful city of Pattaya in Thailand (sponsored content)
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Bled Island, Slovenia (Where Gumbo Was #364)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the only island in Slovenia, Bled Island, situated in a fairy-tale like setting in Slovenia.
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Memories of Dijon, France

George G. ·
George G shares memories of some wonderful travel experiences in Dijon which, as he shares with us, has a lot more going for it than its famous mustard.
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Five Top Things to do in Marseille

Michael ·
Michael Dehoyos offers a feature-packed itinerary for Marseille with plenty to upset any pre-conceptions you may have.
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Ancient warning for modern crisis

PHeymont ·
Lausanne's night watchman, one of few left in Europe, rings the city's emergency bell as a reminder of coronavirus restrictionss.
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Obernai, France: An Alsatian Treasure

George G. ·
George G shares his love for Obernai, in Alsace, and some practical advice for visiting.
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Theme rooms: Now, Bread & Breakfast

PHeymont ·
Bread and carb lovers: Your chance at a bread-themed hotel stay in New York.
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Vienna — Life in the Past Lane (part 2)

DrFumblefinger ·
(Vienna, Kartnerstrasse, one of the main pedestrian malls) This blog is a continuation of a discussion on visiting Vienna.  If you missed it, you can read part 1 here.   (St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna)  Other...
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A journey around Iceland: 1) Reykjavik

DrFumblefinger ·
  (View of Reykjavik, from Hallsgrimkirkja)   I love visiting places that are rich in scenery, mountains, rivers, waterfalls and hiking; Iceland seemed a good fit for me. Until a few years ago the cost of a trip to Iceland was...
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East Beach Trail, Naikoon Provincial Park, Graham Island

DrFumblefinger ·
An 89 km long beach trail on Haida Gwaii, B.C. forms the basis of this adventure.
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South Dakota State Capital, Pierre – The Land of Infinite Variety

Samantha ·
While in South Dakota for the LWMS Convention , we decided to check out the state capitol building in Pierre. It is a wonderful capitol and I really liked all the marble. The capitol features a copper dome, Corinthian columns, rusticated walls of...
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Anatomy of a Trip (Why Oaxaca?)

PortMoresby ·
  In a word, food.  More on the subject later.   I’ve lived most of my life between 10 and 500 miles from Mexico.  For 24 years my house was 10 miles from the port of entry at Naco, Arizona/Sonora, in Bisbee, 1988 to...
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February 3, 2016: Another Notre Dame Cathedral

DrFumblefinger ·
Today's we visit the historic Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Quebec
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 28, 2015: Maroon Bells, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
    These beautiful mountains, part of the Colorado Rockies, are the Maroon Bells which are located in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, near Aspen.  They're among the most photographed peaks in Colorado -- and among the most...
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Wandering In and Around Split

GokyB ·
Truly a vision and sight every tourist should witness off the Dalmatian coast, the city of Split happens to not only be the second largest city in Croatia but one of its finest.  It is a place constantly buzzing with life and exudes the perfect...
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Sighisoara, Romania

Travellinn ·
Wow! What a charming place! That was my first thought driving through the gate to Sighisoara citadel. The impression was certainly still applicable when we started wandering the cobbled streets among the pink, green, yellow, blue and red houses. You...
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Northern Arizona: Sedona & Surrounds, Part 1

Lestertheinvestor ·
On our recent trip to Northern Arizona, we collected some points of interest to see and experience. We did these things (plus many more!) during a 6 day tour of the area. We rented a car and used Sedona as a base. There will be more of them in the...
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Rouen Cathedral: A Gothic chameleon

PHeymont ·
The cathedral's elaborate and exuberant facade served Monet as a laboratory of light in over 30 paintings; it only takes a few pictures to see why.
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April 14, 2018: Does that ring a bell?

PHeymont ·
At the Alsatian Museum in Strasbourg, this fellow is always ready to sound the alarm.
 
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