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Walking Through Seville and the Centuries

PHeymont ·
Seville, the largest city of southern Spain’s Andalucia region, is as full of contrasts as you might imagine of a city that was important in the Roman era, was ruled by the Moors for centuries, and then became not only the seat of Spanish...
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Seville's Cathedral: Vast Spaces, Long History

PHeymont ·
In a world where every guide and guidebook tells you that you are at the biggest, most important, most interesting, most popular, most something site in the world, it’s often not only not clear what’s true, but why you should be impressed...
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Angkor Temple Sights, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Mac ·
We travelers are very familiar with all of the great travel sights around the world and certainly the magnificent Angkor Wat temple is amongst the very best known. However, perhaps less appreciated is that this much photographed and visited Angkor Wat...
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Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, France

DrFumblefinger ·
Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud  is situated in France's western Loire Valley, a short drive from Chinon and Saumur.  The name refers not only to Europe’s largest medieval abbey, built in the 12th century, but also to the...
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Walking the Freedom Trail in Boston

Jonathan L ·
I had to think a long time before writing this entry. We live in a time where "The Founding Fathers" are quoted to justify almost every point of view . So I had a lot of second thoughts before I sat down to put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard in...
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Praha = Prague = Fantastic!!! (part 2)

DrFumblefinger ·
  (View of Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral from Petrin Hill) This is a continuation of my blog on Prague; you can find part 1 by clicking this link. 2) Castle Quarter (Hradcany).  The first castle in Prague was built on the west...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 2) Rome: A City in Renaissance

DrFumblefinger ·
(Overview of the city, viewed from "Rome from the Sky") I'd previously discussed the old Roman Ruins, which you can read about here. After the fall of the Roman Empire around 500 A.D., Rome entered a dark age that lasted a thousand years. ...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 4) Firenze (Florence)

DrFumblefinger ·
(View of Florence from the Piazzale Michelangelo)  It’s hard to imagine a prettier setting for an historic city than the heart of Tuscany; that’s where you’ll find Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance and...
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Dolce Vita (Part 7) Padova (Padua)

DrFumblefinger ·
(Padova -- Piazza Dei Signori) There are several good day trips one can make from Venice, one of the easiest being to the fun small city of Padova (which we Anglophiles often call Padua).  The city is an easy half hour train ride from...
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Montmartre Cemetery, Paris

PHeymont ·
For reasons I can’t completely explain, the great cemeteries of Paris are among the city’s major tourist attractions. There is the amazing statuary to be seen, yes. There are the graves of the rich and famous, certainly. There is the...
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Cruising down the Nile (part 4)

Mac ·
And so we arrive in Aswan, the furthest navigable point before the High Dam. From here some courageous souls can continue to the beautiful temple at Abu Simbel which was relocated with fantastic precision prior to the construction of the High Dam. The...
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 11) Brú na Bóinne

DrFumblefinger ·
(Knowth)   The combination of its natural beauty and fascinating archaeological record (chronicling the country's long history) makes Ireland a compelling place to visit.  There are many fabulous places to see when...
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Sudeley Castle, witness to England's turbulent past

Mac ·
   Located in the small Cotswold village of Winchcombe near the city of Cheltenham in south west England, Sudeley Castle was built on the site of an earlier castle by Ralph Boteler, Baron Sudeley, using money he had 'earned' fighting in...
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A Country Hike to Van Gogh's Asylum and Roman Ruins

PHeymont ·
  While staying in Saint-Remy-de-Provence for a few days, visiting the market and touring to nearby towns, we also enjoyed a hike out into the surrounding country for two local attractions: The hospital where Vincent Van Gogh was under treatment...
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Fontaine-de-Vaucluse: A Town Shaped by Water

PHeymont ·
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, in the Luberon area of Provence, is a small village with a big distinction. Its name comes from the spring that is the source of the Sorgue River, and that spring is the largest in France, fifth-largest in the world, pushing out...
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A Winter Visit to Dresden and Leipzig

PHeymont ·
When we first started including a week-long February school break in our travel plans, our goal was to go somewhere significantly warmer than New York City. We still try for that, but once in a while something else calls, and we found ourselves...
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7 of many reasons to choose Bulgaria for your next trip

Travelling Buzz ·
I'm honored to introduce you my charming and full of history home country - Bulgaria!   Bulgaria  is small but charming country in Southeast Europe. It is a European, Balkan, Black Sea and Danube country. Its geographic...
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 12) the Valley of the Boyne

DrFumblefinger ·
This post concludes tales of my road-trip around the Emerald Isle (though I've still got a few things to share about Dublin); if you want to catch up on prior posts, you can find them at this link .  I don't think this road-trip series could end...
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Château de Vincennes

PortMoresby ·
In this 50th year since her relationship with Paris began, PortMoresby visits yet another landmark new to her, Château de Vincennes, and wonders what took her so long.
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A Pilgrimage to Canterbury

PHeymont ·
Chaucer's pilgrims were headed to Canterbury in the 14th century, and quite a bit of it would be recognizable, but with many modern additions.
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Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island

PHeymont ·
Formerly a home for "aged, decrepit and worn-out" seamen, Snug Harbor has become a premier cultural site for New York's Staten Island
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Journey to Jordan: Pt 3, Petra

Professorabe ·
Here in Part 3 of his journey, ProfessorAbe takes us to one of the world's key archaeological sites, Petra.
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Journey to Jordan: Pt. 4, Petra Backroads and Little Petra

Professorabe ·
Here in Part 4 of 6, ProfessorAbe covers areas around the main sites of Petra.
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Canterbury Cathedral: A Pilgrims' Goal

PHeymont ·
One of England's oldest and most important religious buildings, the Cathedral was the goal of the pilgrms in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
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September 25, 2016: Persepolis & Pasargadae: Vestiges Of The Persian Empire (Iran)

Grand Escapades ·
2,500 years ago this place most likely held the greatest wealth on earth. Grand Escapades visits Pasargadae where it all started - the large Achaemenid Empire with Cyrus (580 - 529 BC) as its first king.
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Visiting My Backyard—Riverside Park

Jonathan L ·
Come visit Jonathan L's Backyard - Riverside Park in NYC
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Oct. 4, 2016: Ta Prohm, Cambodia

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones visits a scene of great beauty and history, but one that will also be familiar to fans of Indiana Jones and Lara Croft, Tomb Raider.
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Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Where Gumbo was #195)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the beautiful island of Oahu and, specifically, Pearl Harbor. This Wednesday marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor.
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Bored with museums? Spain has some eye-openers for you!

PHeymont ·
A museum of salt-and-pepper shakers is only one of the unusual museums of Spain.
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Les Invalides and the Army Museum, Paris (Where Gumbo was #175)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Paris' Les Invalides, home to Napoleon Bonaparte's tomb and the interesting Army Museum.
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North Yorkshire Churches: History within (and without)

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter takes us on a tour of some of the many ancient churches of North Yorkshire, revealing a colourful history often spanning many eras.
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Padua: Wonderful art, history and culture

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of Padua, Italy
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Frari Church, Venice (Where Gumbo was #318)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the beautiful Frari Church in Venice. The church is well know for its fabulous collection of art.
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Rome of the Renaissance

DrFumblefinger ·
Following last week's visit to what we can see of Imperial Rome, DrFumblefinger explores Rome's second 'golden age'
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The Medici Chapels: Memorial to Wealth and Power

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on an exploration of how the wealth and power of the Medici family was exhibited after their deaths
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The James Madison Museum, Virginia (Where Gumbo was #325)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting the James Madison Museum in the city of Orange, and exploring its broad and often unique exhibits.
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Notre-Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg City

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg City. Built by the Jesuits, today it is the only Cathedral in the city.
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St. Mungo: Glasgow's Gothic Wonder

PHeymont ·
PHeymont visits Scotland's oldest cathedral, a Gothic wonder with a significant back story
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Huge crowds extend King Tut show

PHeymont ·
Record-breaking crowds for a show of the Egyptian boy-king's artifacts lead to an extension.
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Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

PHeymont ·
In Dublin, one cathedral per faith is not, apparently, enough. St Patrick's and Christ Church have co-existed in relative peace for nearly 800 years.
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Glimpses of Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn

PHeymont ·
PHeymont makes first acquaintance of a fabled landmark, home to many 'permanent New Yorkers.'
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Humayun's Tomb, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #315)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the tomb of Emperor Humayun in Delhi. Said to be a fusion of Indian and Persian architectural styles, it was the first garden-tomb to be built in the country.
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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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Taj Mahal adds evening hours

PHeymont ·
In a move to reduce crowding and accommodate more visitors, the Taj Mahal is scheduling regular evening hours.
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Two Churches in Leipzig

PHeymont ·
PHeymont visited two churches in eastern Germany that have linked histories, but quite different interiors.
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Where Gumbo Was #2: Kaliningrad Cathedral

PHeymont ·
Most people seeing this picture of the Old Cathedral in Kaliningrad, Russia, assume they’re looking at the 19th-century because of the red-brick construction. But they’re wrong! The cathedral was begun in 1333 and nearly finished by 1380,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 27, 2013: Ravenna, Italy

PHeymont ·
Ravenna is not at the top of most people's lists of places to visit in Italy--it certainly wasn't on mine--and I only added it to my trip at the strong urging of online friends. I'm glad I did. The city is not only a pleasant place to eat and walk--it...
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Belem Lisbon - history and modernity together.

Jonathan L ·
Belém is a neighborhood of Lisbon along the Tagus River. Belém has many reasons to visit it, both old and new.   Belém is the area from which many exploratory ships left Lisbon. It sits near the mouth of Tagus River. For that...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 13, 2014: Jokulsarlon, Iceland

Ottoman ·
    Jökulsárlón   (which literally means "glacial river lagoon") is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breiðamerkurjökul l ...
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Pere Lachaise: Home to Permanent Parisians

PHeymont ·
After the French Revolution, came the cemetery revolution. Paris' Pere Lachaise cemetery was in the vanguard of this 19th century movement, when small churchyards in expanding cities could no longer hold all the dead--and could no longer be allowed to...
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