Tagged With "mansions"

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Re: Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon

PHeymont ·
I also enjoy house visits—especially to the homes of people more or less like me. Palaces tend to irritate me quickly when I think of how the people there treated people like me. Unfortunately, we don't always treasure and preserve homes like this...and while I've sort of resisted Portland, I think I'll have to go. For anyone visiting New York, by the way: the Brooklyn Museum's 5th floor has a collection of several 17th and 18th century houses (yes, whole houses!) and of rooms from a number...
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Re: Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon

PortMoresby ·
Uh oh, that visit to NYC is becoming ever more attractive. With this information, I may be doomed.
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Re: Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon

DrFumblefinger ·
Nice phototour, PM! Interesting as the home and plumbing are, I love your photos of grass best. I probably have a hundred different images of grass in my archives -- different types, different sizes, color, texture and lighting (am especially fond of backlighting on grass). Maybe someday we'll need to do a post on just plain old grass. I, too, love Portland. It's a perfect weekend getaway town -- small enough, yet big enough to have lots of interesting things to see and do. You hit on the...
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Re: Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon

PortMoresby ·
There was an article I posted elsewhere a while back on the world's most beautiful bookstores, you may have seen it. If I can dig it up I'll post it here. This one is a great re-use of a theatre building. MUCH better than carving it up into claustrophobic little theatres, as so many have become.
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Re: Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon

PHeymont ·
Might this have been the article? I remember when you posted it...it was before last summer, and it sent us to see the one in Porto, Portugal (which lived up to its billing...) http://flavorwire.com/254434/t...ores-in-the-world/4/
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Re: Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon

PortMoresby ·
Good job, P. I was just about to look for it. I don't think I knew that you visited one. Karl's is there, too. I've been to the one on Santorini and, of course, Shakespeare & co.
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Re: Intriguing Laumeier Sculpture Park - Saint Louis, Missouri

DrFumblefinger ·
I bet the dogs had more fun than you did!
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Re: Intriguing Laumeier Sculpture Park - Saint Louis, Missouri

Samantha ·
Ha-ha, they did have a good time Thanks for the comment.
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Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon

PortMoresby ·
March 6, 2014:  The conversation around Gumbo’s table took a turn today as we discussed the sensibilities of men and women and how it might apply to content on the site.  The only woman at the moment among the regular bloggers (as far...
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The 19th Century lives at Duff Green Mansion

Marilyn Jones ·
In historic Vicksburg, the Duff Green Mansion, host to both Jefferson Davis and Ulysses S. Grant, serves as both living history and a bed-and-breakfast.
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Intriguing Laumeier Sculpture Park - Saint Louis, Missouri

Samantha ·
Join Samantha on a visit to an outdoor art venue filled with unusual works.
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The Casements—Winter Home of John D Rockefeller

Samantha ·
Visit the place the Rockefellers went to escape winter. Samantha shows us around and gives its history.
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Columbus Antiquities Discovered in the Unlikeliest of Places

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Who would have thought a great collection of Christopher Columbus artifacts could be found in a small Pennsylvania town. Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares her discovery!
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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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The Hudson River Museum - Yonkers NY

Jonathan L ·
Just north of The Bronx in the city of Yonkers is a really nice little museum that I like to visit. The Hudson River Museum sits on a beautiful piece of land overlooking the Hudson River.       The Hudson River Museum opened in 1922 as...
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After Yellowstone: The Moss Mansion, Billings MT

PortMoresby ·
Continuing north from Yellowstone, PortMoresby ends a wonderful trip with a visit to Billings, Montana and its historic mansion museum.
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Re: The Hudson River Museum - Yonkers NY

Travel Rob ·
Thanks Jonathan L ! Sounds like the museum and Yonkers are worth spending a little time in! I'll see if I can't go on my next trip to New York.
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Re: Columbus Antiquities Discovered in the Unlikeliest of Places

DrFumblefinger ·
An amazing find! Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
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Re: After Yellowstone: The Moss Mansion, Billings MT

George G. ·
I enjoyed the photos of the amazing solarium and black and white checkered flooring. Like yourself, I too enjoy historical homes, and this week's WITW is one of them with a somewhat famous stained glass window.
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