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World's tallest building proposed for Tokyo

PHeymont ·
Tokyo is dreaming of a mile-high tower with apartments for 55,000 people, to be built on a series of islands that are part of a flood-control system.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 24, 2015: Poppies -- Weeping Window at Woodhorn

GarryRF ·
I bought a Poppy in September this year from a Vietnam Vet in Easton MD. I commented on his cap with the dates on - and he removed his jacket to show me his T-shirt with his Division and Da Nang and a host of other cities where he fought. Had some amazing stories to tell. There should have been a crowd watching him, but just me. In 2015 a total of 888,246 hand made ceramic Poppy's were placed at Tower Bridge London to remember the number of men who fell in battle 1914 - 1918. The Poppy was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 24, 2015: Poppies -- Weeping Window at Woodhorn

Ian Cook ·
    Weeping Window is part of a UK-wide tour of the iconic poppies sculpture organised by 14-18 NOW. The installation is at Woodhorn Mining Museum from 12th September to 1st November 2015.         Weeping Window...
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Nov. 23, 2016: Big Ben - London

Samantha ·
Possibly the most famous clock tower in the world...but Samantha reminds us that it's actually the bell and not the clock and tower that is Big Ben!
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Re: Londonist: Anglo Saxon London Map: Updated

PHeymont ·
Those Londonist folks are great to know about...I wonder if there are similar projects for other cities (of course...I'm thinking Paris).
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Re: Londonist: Anglo Saxon London Map: Updated

PortMoresby ·
Take your pick, here .
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 24, 2015: Poppies -- Weeping Window at Woodhorn

TravelingCanuck ·
What an amazing memorial to all those who died in WW1. I would suggest visiting the 14-18 NOW website for some more interesting memorials and stories.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 24, 2015: Poppies -- Weeping Window at Woodhorn

DrFumblefinger ·
Most Americans aren't very familiar with the symbolism of the poppy to the Commonwealth countries. They are a sign of remembrance, and appreciation of loss of life for those who fought in the Great War(s). "In Flanders Field the poppies blow, between the crosses row on row,..." When I was young, Remembrance Day (similar to US Veteran's day) in Canada was always characterized by poppies. Everyone wore one, and I'm glad to say that tradition continues. I've never seen a more impressive display...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 24, 2015: Poppies -- Weeping Window at Woodhorn

PHeymont ·
We southern North Americans are not that unfamiliar with the poppies, although perhaps the younger ones...in my childhood and on, they were annually a tradition carried on by the American Legion. Actually, a little research tells me that the tradition started with them in 1921, and then spread to UK and Commonwealth! Here's the text of the poem, written by John McRae, a Canadian soldier and physician: In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place;...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 24, 2015: Poppies -- Weeping Window at Woodhorn

TravelingCanuck ·
While the poppy is mainly used in the Commonwealth it is a symbol for all who have died in war. As Chris de Burgh sang in one of his songs "Up here in heaven, we stand together, Both the enemy and the friend, 'till the end of time"
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 24, 2015: Poppies -- Weeping Window at Woodhorn

DrFumblefinger ·
PHeymont -- perhaps its something I missed then, but in over 30 years of living in the USA I never once saw a poppy on a lapel.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 24, 2015: Poppies -- Weeping Window at Woodhorn

PHeymont ·
Ah, remember my note about my childhood! Your 30 years are later, and after the Vietnam War had changed many people's view, not necessarily on the poppies or on remembrance, but on the American Legion and VFW, and their role during the Vietnam era.
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Londonist: Anglo Saxon London Map: Updated

PortMoresby ·
Londonist again. For you who enjoy gleaning a sense of what came before in places you visit, have a look at Londonist's Anglo Saxon map of London. In their words, "a map showing the London area in Anglo Saxon times (roughly speaking, 500-1066AD). It’s pieced together from many resources, showing our guess at the roads, rivers, forests and marshland that characterised the region. The main purpose was to highlight the many villages, hamlets and farmsteads whose names are still part of modern...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar 17, 2015: Mystical Stonehenge

GarryRF ·
5 things you didn't know about Stonehenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apSeCIQNKVA
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New travel guidebooks are all about the food

Travel Rob ·
"Rice, Noodle, Fish" is the first guidebook to be published under Anthony Bourdain's partnership with travel and food website Roads & Kingdoms. This book by Matt Goulding focuses on Japan's food culture. Lonely Planet has also come out with a new line of From the Source, cookbooks that that focus on the cuisines of Thailand and Italy. Both lines target people that travel for food. Read More:...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar 17, 2015: Mystical Stonehenge

IslandMan ·
    Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire, England, about 2 miles (3 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing...
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Santa Fe sparkles for the holidays

Marilyn Jones ·
Hotels, churches, museums, the plaza and downtown streets are decked out for the holidays in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As the oldest capital city in North America and the oldest European city west of the Mississippi, Santa Fe is steeped in tradition and respect for the Christian faith which is reflected in its Christmastime charm. Originally occupied by Pueblo Indians, the "Kingdom of New Mexico" was first claimed for Spain in 1540 — 67 years before the founding of Santa Fe. Today its...
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Re: World's tallest building proposed for Tokyo

GarryRF ·
The tallest building in the world AND the Pacific rim fault line don't go together. Not a combination to grab my attention.
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Re: Britain's #1 attraction: The British Museum

GarryRF ·
Another "Best of Britain" survey that doesn't see beyond London. The Albert Dock in Liverpool has 6.3 Million visitors per annum - and not a mention. The Albert Dock is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
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Britain's #1 attraction: The British Museum

PHeymont ·
The British Museum ranks as the nation's top attraction, drawing more visitors than the entire country of Belgium. See what else is popular!
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Re: Nov. 23, 2016: Big Ben - London

Marilyn Jones ·
Perfect image of Big Ben!
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Re: Nov. 23, 2016: Big Ben - London

Samantha ·
Thank you Marilyn. We had a great time visiting
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