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Re: St. Michael's Church, Charleston

George G. ·
Beautiful stained glass window photos. Charleston is known as the Holy City because of the many churches of many faiths. An acquaintance of mine, Andy Brack is the author of the Charleston Currents web page that weekly reports political, educational, nature, and people issues for the city of Charleston. He also runs a mystery photo once a week and St. Michael's was once used in that contest.
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Re: Chinese Celebrate Year of The Horse

Former Member ·
The year of the horse is not my year mine is the year of the sheep, i'm a '91 liner still so young hehe
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 5, 2014: Brocante

DrFumblefinger ·
I wonder if this was what the Beach Boys had in mind with their song, " Little Deux Coupe ?" Don't think so, but I understand the fondness for a car. Mine was the 1974 Dodge Charger SE.... never owned it,, but my brother did and it was a lot of fun to ride in. And I think Winnie would have relished the moment as much as you...
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Re: Classic American Cars #5

Travel Rob ·
Impressive WorkerBee,F-car & Rodney Kiser.A relative of mine had a 55 Fair lane.If I remember right, the carb had some kind of oil bath?
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Re: Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

Hank ·
Hi Everyone! Hope you had a good Christmas. I spent mine with my parents, which was nice. I've been busy planning this trip that you've helped me with and I think I'm making good progress. Largely starting to arrange places to stay and developing a list of "must see" things for myself. Using the hostels and airB&B I've been able to get decent looking and affordable places for me. I still need to find something for London and Paris, but the rest of the trip is mostly worked out. Might...
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Re: Minneapolis in the winter

Ottoman ·
Hi Theodore! I am a Mall of America fan. You can easily spend an entire weekend (or many evenings) at the Mall of America. First of all, the mall is very easy to get to by train from downtown (CICAK did a wonderful job explaining that), and fares are quite cheap (fares go for about $1.75 to $2.25 one way depending on what time of day you ride). As CICAK also mentioned, there is something for everybody at the mall. If you just want to find a warm dry place to walk and people watch, I believe...
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Re: Do you Like these Hotel Tipping Tips ?

GarryRF ·
You'll find most Europeans are unsympathetic to the American Tipping Rules. If I cant get the Waitress to get my 2nd cup of Coffee when its supposed to be "free refills" then she gets no tip at all. Same as when someone starts to clear the table while I'm still eating my dinner. Reaching across me and my meal with dirty dishes and napkins. No Tip. If I see the meal I ordered waiting to be collected and sitting there for 5 minutes getting cold - No Tip. And she takes it back to the kitchen.
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Re: Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

Travel Rob ·
Reiner is far from forgotten, thanks to all your research. Poland too holds special memories for me and from what you show of Świeradów Zdrój,it is spectacular. Thanks again Whitney for your incredible moving series.Reiner would be proud!
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Re: Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

HistoryDigger ·
I have enjoyed sharing my search for Reiner with your readers. Joy!
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Re: Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

HistoryDigger ·
Check out more of Pawel Wyszomirski's documentary photography here at http://www.testigo.pl/members/pawel-wyszomirski/
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Re: Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

DrFumblefinger ·
It would have been so very nice for you to have found Reiner as an elderly man slowly walking home with the aid of his cane from his daily dip in the mineral spring, and joined him for a revitalizing sip of schnaps and shared with him your journey. How cool would it have been for you to say, "Hi, Reiner. I'm your nephew's wife, Whitney". I think he'd be tickled to no end to know how much you've cared and how hard you've tried to find him.... Sadly, the absence of an ending like this should...
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Re: Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

HistoryDigger ·
Dr. Fumblefinger—your response moves me. And I agree with you about looking for wiser solutions to conflict. Travel leads me to see what connects us to each other, not what separates us.
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Re: Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

GarryRF ·
I've travelled to Brisbane Australia looking for clues to my fathers war record. It was a hot summers day when I found Roe Street Barracks - still in use ! I was convinced it would have gone years ago to a development. I stood in the entrance and I felt a shiver run down my back. A feeling I've heard described as "someone walking on your grave"
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Re: Finding Reiner #8: Trail's End?

HistoryDigger ·
I know that feeling, GarryRF. Though, in this case, I would call it walking on HIS grave.
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Re: HOW YOU CAN SAVE THE ASIAN ELEPHANT

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for sharing these thoughts. Elephants are highly intelligent animals, probably smarter than dogs for example. Wild elephants in Asia are having a hard time because of loss of habitat and conversion of their normal range to agricultural land. Most do not have ivory tusks so unlike their African cousins, they are not slaughtered for their teeth. In Sri Lanka I visited the elephant orphanage in Pinnawala a number of times, which I've previously written about on TravelGumbo at this link .
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Re: You think your lost bag was late!

PortMoresby ·
Do you think there's hope, then, for mine that Air France lost in 1966? It's the only bag that's never, ever, come home. If they find the bag I'll bet they could even find me.
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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: World's 10 Best Airports? Maybe...

PHeymont ·
I think the comments, and mine are all hitting on the same point: better airport is not more amenities for while you're trapped there...better airport is not trapping you there. I get disbelieving stares when I tell people that Laguardia is my favorite. But, while it looks a bit dated, its size means you don't have ridiculous hikes, and it's easy to get in and get out. Heathrow T5, on the other hand...especially if you are transferring from T3...is an experience that makes you feel like...
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Re: Travel for Garden Lovers, Part I

Dgems ·
Lovely photos......nice mature garden. I envy the roses......the deer eat mine!
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo? (#113)

PHeymont ·
You two must have sharper eyes than mine; I thought the background was painted on a wall and that this was an indoor display! Actually, I'm still not sure it isn't...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 13, 2015: Willie Walleye, Baudette, Minnesota

Travel Rob ·
I love these types of sculptures, how fun! What I want to know Ottoman, is where is the photo of you in front of the sculpture? Am I the only adult who gets a goofy photo taken? Here's mine in front of the Worlds Largest Lobster .
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Re: June 16 2019: Bologna's Porticoed Streets

Ron B. ·
Re: June 16 2019: Bologna's Porticoed Streets
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Re: June 16 2019: Bologna's Porticoed Streets

Ron B. ·
Two of mine from a couple of years ago.
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Re: Butterflies Everywhere at the Butterfly Farm in St. Martin

Samantha ·
Thanks for the message DrFumblefinger. You are right. I really enjoyed watching the kids get so excited when one would land on them. Of course that scared them off, but it was still fun. Glad you enjoyed the post and was able to add to your bucket list. I know mine is huge and keeps getting longer and longer, lol.
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Re: A Market and More in Nürnberg

PHeymont ·
I was actually in N ürnberg several times while in high school at Heidelberg American High School...but the only things I think I actually saw were our Army bus and the gym of the Nürnberg American High School...missed opportunities! As a family, we stayed clear of the 'golden ghetto' in our travels, but for school activities... Looks, from your picture to mine, as if the market hasn't changed much!
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Re: Finishing North of the Arctic Circle

PHeymont ·
I'm not likely to get there, but I appreciate the sight, and the realization that there is so much "world" out there that is different from mine. You've made a great tour all around!
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Re: Mar. 26, 2016: Waiting for the big one...

The Grey Traveller ·
Thanks, it's a favourite of mine, even though I'm not a surfer.
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Re: Buddhas of Bagan

PortMoresby ·
Your guess is as good as mine but I assume they are. Gold leaf has a distinctive look that can't be replicated any other way and it's my assumption that it is, indeed, gold.
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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: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 2, 2013: BootHill Graveyard, Tombstone, Arizona

Mac ·
Ah great memories Dr. F! We had the pleasure of strolling round Boot Hill and then shaking hands with both Doc Holiday and Wyatt Earp themselves! (Well, they were the real one's weren't they?). The tomb stones, or grave markers, in Boot Hill make great reading. Quite a number referring to folks being "legally hanged" (did that make any difference to the end result?). I particularly liked the tomb 'stone' (board) saying: "Here lies George Johnson, hanged by mistake 1882. He was right, we was...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 2, 2013: BootHill Graveyard, Tombstone, Arizona

DrFumblefinger ·
I never did shake hands with Doc Holiday or Wyatt Earp, Mac, and since Doc Holiday probably died of "consumption" (tuberculosis), hope you were wearing a mask and washed your hands after you did. Good point about Bisbee -- a great small historic town with a grand old hotel, the Copper Queen . The scale of the open pit mine is hard to fathom, but worth a look. If you're staying in Tucson, both Tombstone and Bisbee can be combined into a day trip from there.
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Re: Luxembourg Pastry shop, Old City

DrFumblefinger ·
Pheymont -- are you trying to tell me you'd refuse an offering from that platter just because your favorite wasn't on it?? If so, your willpower is a log factor stronger than mine!
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Re: Gallery: Burma, on Inle Lake

PHeymont ·
Thank you for another look at a place and life that are so different from mine...and that yet reminds me that each of us goes forward each day with the common necessity of living, contributing and contemplating the next day.
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Re: Wallace, Idaho: From mining town to "Center of the Universe"

IslandMan ·
I love visiting old, small towns. There can be so much to see and it looks like Wallace has a lot of interesting history. The Bordello museum sounds fascinating and classic buses are a favorite of mine too. Thanks for taking us there DrF.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #32: Solved!

Mac ·
Might that be the old decommissioned World War II naval mine, probably located at 108 Old Brompton Rd, London SW7 3RA ...??
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #32: Solved!

PortMoresby ·
Streetview shows the building, The Royal British Society of Sculptors, but the object is gone. It certainly does look like a mine, and while Mac sounds sure, despite it being politely presented as a question, I'd be disappointed if a society of sculptors would just drop a piece of "found" material by their doorstep without using it as a basis for further artistic exploration.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #32: Solved!

PHeymont ·
I was a little concerned that this one wouldn't last...and it hasn't. But the conjunction of the pleasant South Ken streetscape with the seemingly abandoned mine was not to be resisted. However, the mine is in its way less incongruous than it might seem, if compared to the view today, ten years after I made this picture. The mine is gone, but look at the neighbor to the right in this 2012 Google Maps clip:
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #32: Solved!

PHeymont ·
Of course, the question now is: If the mine was to be taken as art, are we to take the long plank in the more recent pictures as evidence of art, or of renovation?
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Re: Gold Country, California: Nevada City

PortMoresby ·
Thank you Djems, I love that you love it. DrF, it needed a name. And for a similar reason, you'll see no pictures inside the shaft of the Empire Mine next week. Indeed, P., and why you see more pictures of mine without people than with, empathy.
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Re: Gold Country, California: The Empire Mine

PHeymont ·
Interesting to look at the beautiful pictures of the beautiful and luxurious house...and then to be reminded by traveling down (pictorially for me, literally for you!) to the source of the wealth. Did the Empire Mine and others like it also have "company towns" for miners similar to those in the Pennsylvania coal regions?
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Re: Gold Country, California: The Empire Mine

PortMoresby ·
Pheymont, that question was also asked on the tour. The answer is no, because the town of Grass Valley was already a thriving community very nearby, housing and services were available to the miners already, making it unnecessary for the mine to provide them. In general, mining in the vicinity was started by individuals, lots of them, and the communities grew organically, with some making fortunes, not from the gold by mining it, but by taking it in payment from miners in exchange for...
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Re: Gold Country, California: The Empire Mine

Dgems ·
What a wonderful tour of the empire mine and property! It is a marvelous story to tell and you told it well!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 1, 2014: Charles Dickens Country Home - Kent, England

MAD Travel Diaries ·
   Charles Dickens has been a favourite British author of mine since high school. I have fond memories of getting lost reading  A Tale of Two Cities  and  Great Expectations  for hours; he was, after all, the most famed...
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And life was never the same again: How Barcelona stole my heart

thepoormadonna ·
Can you recall a moment from your travels that has really shaken your soul? A moment that has changed you forever?   Well, here's mine.   As I sat watching that sun set over Barcelona from the incredibly beautiful Parc Güell earlier...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1b). Visiting Sir Arthur C. Clarke

DrFumblefinger ·
Part 1a of this blog series discussed the city of Colombo.  This post focuses on its most famous resident, Sir Arthur C. Clarke   (Sir Arthur, at a desk.  An email addict, he loved the power of computers)   Much of my time in...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 7, 2014: The snake charmer

Mac ·
Today's Pic of the Day is simply a favourite photo of mine taken whilst I was on what, on reflection, was probably the most dangerous holiday of my life - two weeks of motorcycling around Goa in India in March 2008.   The notion of a couple of...
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A Day Among the Ruins

PortMoresby ·
  I chose Ostia Antica for a day trip from Rome, rather than the much longer trek to Pompeii.  Aside from a few school groups, I had this remarkable place almost to myself.     I realized that there’s a different crowd on...
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Visiting Western Greenland. Part II – Western Greenland on Foot!

Racing_snake ·
Part I covered three Greenlandic towns I have visited but my real passion is being out in West Greenland’s wilderness.  So this part is about what it has to offer those willing to get out there on foot and under canvas!    I...
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Brooklyn's Spectacular Botanic Garden (Where Gumbo Was #112)

PHeymont ·
  The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a pint-size treasure that always seems bigger than it is (and which occupies an outsize place in botanical research) was this week's answer to Where in the World is TravelGumbo? Because the Garden presents an array...
 
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