Tagged With "Santiago"

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Parque Bicentenario, Santiago, Chile

Jonathan L ·
Parque Bicentenario, Santiago, Chile
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Horse-drawn transport, Santiago de Cuba

PHeymont ·
Horse-drawn transport, Santiago de Cuba
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After the hurricane, new housing

PHeymont ·
After the hurricane, new housing
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"On-line" in Santiago de Cuba

PHeymont ·
"On-line" in Santiago de Cuba
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 29, 2013: Porto's Sandwich Obsession

PortMoresby ·
I think PHeymont and DrFumblefinger are in cahoots today. The sandwich is made from the subject of "Where in the World". See the resemblence? Just picture it with sauce & frites.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 29, 2013: Porto's Sandwich Obsession

PHeymont ·
I'd like to try not to. I suspect your tastes are more eclectic than mine!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 29, 2013: Porto's Sandwich Obsession

PortMoresby ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: " I suspect your tastes are more eclectic than mine!" One look at that "sandwich" and I think not.
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Re: Jan. 29: Hillside Living, Santiago de Cuba

Travel Rob ·
The second photo is really scary to me. I hope Cuba is not hit by a big earthquake before they reinforce their buildings.
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Re: Jan. 29: Hillside Living, Santiago de Cuba

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, Rob, that bottom image is scary because you just know a strong wind will knock those homes down. Poor people using what they can find to create a shelter and home. Part of the triumph of a half century of Castro rule.
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Re: Jan. 29: Hillside Living, Santiago de Cuba

PHeymont ·
Actually, that collapsed group (Sandy damage, I believe) is not endangering the rest. No one's living in that; it appears to be in the process of being scavenged for materials.
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Re: Jan. 29: Hillside Living, Santiago de Cuba

GarryRF ·
Part of the triumph of a half century of American embargo. "This boycott provides that no vessel, be it US flagged or foreign that calls at Cuba may thereafter call at a US port"
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Re: Feb. 5, 2016: Fishing boats, Santiago de Cuba

Travel Rob ·
Great photos!
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Re: Feb. 5, 2016: Fishing boats, Santiago de Cuba

GarryRF ·
You must have been tempted to spend a few hours fishing the blue waters !
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Re: Trains in Cuba

PHeymont ·
Great question...and possibly not an easy clear answer. Cuba's trains have generally been in poor shape in recent years as older equipment has run down and spares not available. However, according to Mark Smith (The Man in Seat 61), that's changing with the arrival of a fleet of new Chinese-built locomotives. On his site ( Seat61.com ) he has an extensive update of recent changes in schedules, routes and locations (that's important because Havana's main station is closed for a 3-year...
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Re: Trains in Cuba

Wilbur's Travels ·
Thanks for the info. I too love Mark's site. I will try my damnedest to do a train journey if I can so I can send you details. Wilbur.
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Re: Cerro Santa Lucia, Santiago, Chile (Where Gumbo Was #166)

GarryRF ·
Thanks Jonathan ! Took me hours of walking up and down the streets of Santiago to find this location. Well.... Google walking.... Congratulations to you for an excellent series of photos.
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Re: Santiago Chile

Marilyn Jones ·
Brings back lots of memories!!! I enjoyed my visit to Santiago!
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Re: Santiago Chile

PHeymont ·
Thanks for the great pictures...and for the info that's going to be my 'guidebook' when we visit in December!
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Re: Parque Bicentenario, Santiago, Chile

PHeymont ·
I love it, too...the world needs more fun sculpture!
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Re: Parque Bicentenario, Santiago, Chile

GarryRF ·
We have a few fun sculptures around Liverpool, England. This is Superlambanana. Painted in different colours by sponsors. Don't tell me that the original artist must have been a bit weird - even for a Brit. The Artist is a New York resident !
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Re: Parque Bicentenario, Santiago, Chile

Ava ·
Love it!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 29, 2013: Porto's Sandwich Obsession

PHeymont ·
 Last summer, in Porto, Portugal we met a formidable sandwich and survived. But it took two of us to eat each of the ones we tried. All were good, and each was a little different. Our favorite recommended by our apartment host, was at Cafe...
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CheapAir adds non-stop flights to Cuba

PHeymont ·
CheapAir, which a few weeks ago became the first U.S. online travel agency to book passengers for flights to Cuba, but only through other countries such as Mexico or Panama, has now begun to offer direct non-stop flights.   That's become possible...
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June 29, 2016 - Santiago, Chile Street Art

Jonathan L ·
Santiago matches up artists with owners of blank walls, and a city-wide plethora of unusual street art is the result.
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Santiago Chile

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a trip to Santiago Chile and explores the neighborhoods and street art.
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Santiago de Cuba's cathedral of hard knocks

PHeymont ·
Santiago de Cuba's Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption is a well-polished gem with a long history of disaster and plunder behind it.
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Jan. 29: Hillside Living, Santiago de Cuba

PHeymont ·
Like many port cities, Santiago spills down its hills (or up, if you prefer), leading to creative adaptations.
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Feb. 5, 2016: Fishing boats, Santiago de Cuba

PHeymont ·
On Santiago de Cuba's waterfront, a fleet of colorful small fishing boats, owned by a fishermen's cooperative, finds its home.
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Feb. 26, 2016: Tomb of Jose Marti, Santiago de Cuba

PHeymont ·
In Cuba, 19th century nationalist Jose Marti outranks all the other national icons, including Fidel and Che; his tomb in Santiago draws many visitors.
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Cerro Santa Lucia, Santiago, Chile (Where Gumbo Was #166)

Jonathan L ·
Gumbo was at the top of Cerro Santa Lucia in Santiago Chile
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May 14, 2016: Bauble or Bumble at the WTC?

PHeymont ·
The Port Authority spent $4 billion on this new station for subways and PATH at the World Trade Center. Good choice, or....?
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Nov. 20, 2016 - Barrio Brazil, Santiago, Chile

Jonathan L ·
Barrio Brazil is one of the older neighborhoods in Santiago. It was spared damage during the past several earthquakes, and it has some really fascinating doors.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 28, 2015: The Beauty of Santiago’s Past

Marilyn Jones ·
  At the turn of the last century, the moneyed men of Santiago, Chile traveled all over the world to research the architectural elements they wanted to use when building their grand mansions in the heart of the city.     Today these...
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April 17, 2016: Santiago Chile Street Art

Jonathan L ·
Amazing Street Art in Santiago Chile
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Trains in Cuba

Wilbur's Travels ·
i know there are plenty of longish train journeys but does anybody know if there are any short (2hours max each way) return hops from Havana, Santiago or Trinidad?
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Santiago de Cuba: Part 1, Introducing Cuba's history

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L took a photography tour while in Santiago de Cuba. Here is the first of two pieces about his trip through history.
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Santiago de Cuba, Part 2

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L continues his tour of Santiago de Cuba
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Re: May 14, 2016: Bauble or Bumble at the WTC?

GarryRF ·
4 billion dollars ? How many people in need could that bring a bit of hope to ? When I see figures like that I wonder how many "helpers" will be getting an early Xmas present ? Maybe it's a tribute to Hans Christian Andersen - "The Kings New Clothes"
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Re: May 14, 2016: Bauble or Bumble at the WTC?

PHeymont ·
To be honest, I had similar thoughts. Our public housing agency is years behind in maintenance and repairs. Parts of the city need new and more transit service. Schools are underfunded. And every one of those needs is more important than fancy decoration on top of a transit station. And I'd say that even if I liked the design...
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Re: May 14, 2016: Bauble or Bumble at the WTC?

DrFumblefinger ·
Four billion will build a major airport at most cities. It seems highly excessive for a subway stop. But not a surprise. Garry, I'm sure many wheels were greased to make this project come to life.
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