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A Day in the Highlands

PHeymont ·
An all-too-brief day in the Scottish highlands gave PHeymont a different view of a fabled country
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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania: Peaceful Holiday Getaway

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie explores the historic treasures of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, including fantastic car and antique collections.
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M&M World, Times Square, New York

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her tasty visit to the M&M’s World Times Square Store on her visit to New York last Christmas. It was a wonderful treat.
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Malcolm's Cross, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares an interesting and neglected piece of English and Scottish history -- the tale behind Malcolm's Cross
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Cody Park, North Platte, Nebraska

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some pictures of Cody Park in North Platte, Nebraska with her nephew Jesse, who is related Cody.
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Cooperstown NY: Home to more than the Hall of Fame

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L explores the options in Cooperstown New York, if you are not interested in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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A Visit to Normandy: Magnificient Mont St. Michel

DrFumblefinger ·
(Mont St. Michel, viewed from pastoral Normandy) As we drive through the pretty farmland of Normandy, with its pleasing apple orchards and pastures dotted with sheep and dairy cows, it’s easy to forget this region’s turbulent past....
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Gasoline Alley: Rides from 1907 - 1917

DrFumblefinger ·
  Besides its collection of  antique gasoline pumps and signs, Calgary's Gasoline Alley  museum has a fascinating assortment of cars and trucks!  Many of these are unique, at least in my experience, as they were mostly collected...
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J. M. W. Turner in San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
    I'm on the mailing list for email updates from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and while most of the offerings fail to inspire the drive across the state, today's announcement of a summer show entitled J. M. W. Turner: Painting...
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China's ivory ban: hope for African elephants

PHeymont ·
Elephants in Tanzania's Ruaha national wildlife park.      Photo: Anna Rydin / Wikimedia   China has pledged to phase out manufacture and sale of products made of ivory, which is good news for the endangered African elephants,...
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The Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana (Where Gumbo was #130)

DrFumblefinger ·
  When most people think of Montana, images of mountains or "Big Sky country" or wildlife spring to mind.  Usually you don't think of a massive hole in the ground, but that was the focus of this week's puzzle.  Gumbo was visiting the...
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New name for U.S. highest mountain

PHeymont ·
It's hard times for famous Americans these days. Either Hamilton or Jackson is slated to lose his place on the money, and Ohio's William McKinley has now lost his spot on the tallest mountain in the U.S. It's now officially to be called Denali, a...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 20, 2015: William Knibb Church, Falmouth, Jamaica

PHeymont ·
  One of the most moving moments of our week in Jamaica came on a trip to Falmouth, formerly a busy port for sugar and slaves, a dark period in Jamaica's history. In Falmouth, though, we found a celebration of the end of slavery at this Baptist...
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Buffalo Bill Cody's Grave, Lookout Mountain, Golden, Colorado

Ottoman ·
  William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Clair, a small town in the Iowa Territory (now the U.S. state of Iowa), but he grew up for...
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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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The Battle of Waterloo, June 2015 (part 2)

Mac ·
 On Sunday 18th June 1815 the 74,000 troops of the French Emperor Napoleon hurled themselves at 67,000 European allied troops of the Seventh Coalition from Holland, Belgium, Germany and Britain under the command of the English Duke of Wellington...
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Historic Trinity Church, New York: Where Gumbo Was (#118)

PHeymont ·
Manhattan’s Trinity Church is one of the oldest Episcopal parishes in North America, but its church is a relative newcomer, built during the Gothic revival of the mid-19th century. No wonder most of the guesses placed it far away and in an...
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Bamburgh Castle, England

Ian Cook ·
  Built on a dolerite outcrop, the location was previously home to a fort of the native Britons known as ''Din Guarie'' and may have been the capital of the British kingdom of the region from the realm's foundation in c.420 until 547, the year of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 29, 2015: Chillingham Castle, Northumberland - England's most haunted castle!

Ian Cook ·
    This 12th century stronghold, just twenty minutes from the seaside and the home of S i r Humphry Wakefield and his family, became 'base-camp' for the 1298 conquering attack on William Wallace by “Hammer of the Scots”,...
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Whitcombe Church, Dorchester.

Mac ·
William Barnes, Dorset's own beloved poet and scholar, was curate of this beautiful church at Whitcombe, just outside Dorchester, England. The church is no longer used but remains consecrated. The site of Whitcombe church has been in use since the...
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Old and New in the NYC Financial District

Jonathan L ·
New York City is not an old city. Certainly not by European standards. But even by American standards, New York has always been a place where it was deemed okay to tear down the old and replace it with something new. So it is true that we just don't...
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April 26, 2018: Kilchurn Castle, Scotland.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares the history of Kilchurn Castle in the Scottish Highlands, along with some memorable monochrome images.
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May 4, 2018: Glencoe Massacre Monument, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a detailed history of the story of the Massacre in Glencoe Scotland, whose monument we visit in our Pic of the Day.
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Glenfinnan Monument, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares the story behind the Glenfinnan Monument in the Highlands of Scotland. It was here in 1745 that Bonnie Prince Charles planted his banner and claimed the throne of Scotland.
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Omni Bedford Springs Resort Stands the Test of Time

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a visit to Bedford Springs, including the fabulous and expansive Omni resorts (and some of the other hidden treasures of the region)
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A Quick Philly Jaunt to a Few Philly Haunts

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a visit to Philadelphia, highlighted by the terrific views from from the One Liberty Observation Deck.
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Airplane secrets: the ones you wondered about

PHeymont ·
Britain's Telegraph offers a brief guide to a dozen hidden features of modern aircraft—some of them you were probably wondering about.
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April 13, 2018: Loch Shiel, Glenfinnan, Scotland.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cooks shares images of Loch Shiel, a lovely lake in the Scottish Highlands!
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Steall Waterfall, Glen Nevis, Scotland.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a visit to Steall Waterfall, a lovely waterfall situated in the Scottish Highlands. It is the second highest waterfall in Scotland.
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March 22, 2018: Lane Foot Cottages, North Yorkshire

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares photos and the backstory of some cottage ruins in Swaledale, North Yorkshire.
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Glennfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares the interesting story and some fascinating images of the Glennfinnan Viaduct in the Highlands of Scotland
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Walking the Center of Berlin

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L shares a walk through Berlin's heart and tells us how he fell in love with it.
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Belfast: An Uneasy City

PHeymont ·
Despite expectations of a transformed city, we found Belfast uneasy and divided despite great attractions at the city's center.
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Malahide Castle, Ireland

PHeymont ·
Malahide Castle, on the coast near Dublin was the home of one family for 800 years, and is now a fascinating and varied attraction for visitors.
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Gold Country, California: The Empire Mine

PortMoresby ·
  The owner’s house, Empire Cottage, looks English for a reason.  William Bourn, Jr. was a student at Cambridge University when his father, San Francisco businessman William Bourne, Sr. died in 1879 and 22 year old William, Jr. was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 12, 2013: Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
   In today's highlighted photo one can see a freighter leaving the Duluth harbor, making its way underneath the Aerial Lift Bridge, past Canal Park, and heading out to Lake Superior.  The second photo shows the road portion of the...
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Tampa Bay Automobile Museum: 3) cars from the USA and UK

DrFumblefinger ·
This is the third in a four part series highlighting my visit to the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum.   You can read about and see lots of great car photos by visiting the prior posts;  part 1 (Czech) by clicking here, and part 2 (German)...
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A visit to Normandy: Bayeux -- a tapestry, cathedral and D-Day

DrFumblefinger ·
(Detail of the Bayeux Tapestry, Bayeux, France) Bayeux is in the heart of Normandy, a town with a rich history that currently is best known for its ties with World War II.  Bayeux was the first non-coastal town liberate, one day after...
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From Corfe Castle to Kingston Lacy - Part 1

Mac ·
In the heart of  beautiful Dorset, a county in southern England, is the beautiful stone built village of Corfe. Towering above Corfe are the huge remains of Corfe Castle. Corfe also boasts a station on the private Swanage steam railway... In...
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From Corfe Castle to Kingston Lacy - Part 2

Mac ·
When we last met " Brave Dame Mary", (Lady Mary Banks) in 1645, she had just been rudely ejected from her "palatial" apartments in Corfe Castle by a troop of Parliamentarian "Roundhead" soldiers having been betrayed by the foul Colonel Pitman (boo,...
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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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Turner in Salem, Mass. Today until Sept 1.

PortMoresby ·
The Peabody Essex Museum (East India Square (161 Essex St) Salem, Massachusetts 01970. 978-745-9500) is presenting a show called 'Turner and the Sea' and I so wish I could see it.  For those lucky enough to be in the area, it should be a...
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D-Day + 70 years: Normandy beaches are still an important destination

PHeymont ·
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings on five beaches in Normandy by Allied forces, beginning the liberation of France and Northern Europe, and helping crush the Nazi war machine already being driven back to its own territory by the...
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El Rancho Hotel - Gallup NM

Jonathan L ·
    The El Rancho absolutely has the charm of yesterday. It was built in 1937 as a place for movie production companies to stay while filming in the nearby desert. It has maintained both the movie and western themes.    ...
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Mont-Saint-Michel: Like no other (Pt. 2)

PHeymont ·
The Abbey and Monastery Mont-Saint-Michel is, really, two places: the historic religious structures at the top of the island mountain, and the town below that supported it in ancient times and today. The town featured in Part 1; this time we're...
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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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Nov. 7, 2016: Ministers Island, New Brunswick, Canada

vivie ·
Vivie takes you to Ministers Island in New Brunswick. See how the estate showcases the hobbies of the late Sir William Van Horne, President of Canadian Pacific Railway.
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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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No more negotiator: 'Name Your Own Price' is gone

PHeymont ·
Blind bidding for airfare just hasn't been working for Priceline lately, but the company has other tricks up its industry-leading sleeve.
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Surprising Speke Hall, Liverpool

PHeymont ·
Liverpool's Speke Hall is not your average stately home. Built in the 16th century and occupied into the 20th, it has a fascinating history.
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