Tagged With "Leonard Knight"

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All the Tea In...Charleston?

PortMoresby ·
  Tea gardens, as the farms are traditionally known, no matter the size, have been seducing me for over a decade.  In Yunnan and Guangxi Provinces of China, Himachal Pradesh and Darjeeling in Himalayan India, in the Cameron Highlands of...
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Miss the Knight Bus? Now London plans night Tube!

PHeymont ·
No, it won't stop at Diagon Alley or any of the other Harry Potter locations, but Transport for London will start 24-hour service next spring on 5 major lines and part of another. The service will start with weekends, but may expand. There will be 6...
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Oct. 24, 2017: Whorlton, North Yorkshire, hidden historic gem

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter shares some of the visual treasures of a visit to the abandoned hamlet of Whorlton in the North York Moors National Park.
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A Vivid View of Theaters Past

Marilyn Jones ·
Time ravages great beauties and sometimes restores them. Marilyn Jones shares with us a book that chronicles some astonishing recent examples.
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Memories of Dijon, France

George G. ·
George G shares memories of some wonderful travel experiences in Dijon which, as he shares with us, has a lot more going for it than its famous mustard.
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Carnival for Kids, Catania

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger's visit to Sicily coincided with the celebration of Carnival. This group of children were into the celebration in a major way!
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The Cloisters: A Medieval World in New York

PHeymont ·
At the Cloisters, PHeymont enjoyed a long visit with the Metropolitan Museum's huge trove of medieval art and architecture.
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Koblenz: At the German Corner

PHeymont ·
Join PHeymont for a stroll through Koblenz's Old City and a bit of history and art.
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February 25, 2020: Predjama Castle, Slovenia

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Predjama Castle in Slovenia. It's the world's largest "cave castle."
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East Jesus, Slab City, California

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows an interesting art installation in a unique squatter city.
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One-day strike set for Thursday by Alitalia pilots

PHeymont ·
Alitalia check-in at Rome's Fiumicino/Leonardo da Vinci                Photo: SpecExpert / Wikimedia     Alitalia pilots will strike for 24 hours from Thursday midnight, causing disruptions at flights...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 10, 2015: Statue of Mary Tyler Moore, Minneapolis, Minneosta

Ottoman ·
  She is the woman "who can turn the world on with her smile".  Mary Tyler Moore is a Hollywood superstar who graced our television screens for over fifty years, not to mention appearing in a number of films on the silver screen.  Well...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 21, 2015: Hotel zum Ritter, Heidelberg

PHeymont ·
  One of the few opportunities to stay at a top-flight hotel that's been around as long as Heidelberg's Hotel zum Ritter Sankt-George, or Hotel of the Knight Saint George. The building dates to 1592, and its facade is considered one of the...
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Alnwick Castle, England

Ian Cook ·
Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the England; home to the Duke of Northumberland's family, the Percys, for over 700 years. Combining magnificent medieval architecture with sumptuous Italianate State Rooms,...
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Niki airline folds, thousands stranded at holidays

PHeymont ·
Competition issues sink Lufthansa's bid for an Air Berlin subsidiary, and flights are grounded.
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Vermont ski deal: U.S. prices with Canada dollars

PHeymont ·
Canada's Porter Airlines and a group of Vermont resorts team up to make vacation more affordable for Canadian visitors.
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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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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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Strasbourg & Route Du Vin

HistoryDigger ·
My son, his girlfriend, and I spent four nights in lovely Strasbourg.     We picked a perfect apartment right on Quai St. Nicholas (5 minute walk into town), which you can check out on booking.com here . Our friendly hostess (who speaks...
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Uber tries a 'white knight' offer to cities

PHeymont ·
Uber is offering its data, generated by its cars, to city planners and traffic authorities. But it's keeping up its outlaw status...
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Aug. 12, 2016: Lamprecht's Cave, Austria

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a visit to Lamprecht's Cave, Austria. It is a river-formed cave and one of the deepest caves in the world.
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Family Fun in Kent County, Delaware

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some of the travel gems for you to enjoy when visiting Delaware's Kent County.
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The Stockholm Cathedral (Where Gumbo was #344)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the historic Cathedral of Stockholm's old city, Gamla Stan. The church is built immediately adjacent to the Royal Palace complex.
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The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

Former Member ·
Everyone is wondering when the legend of Dracula came in the public attention for the first time and if this legend has something to do with Vlad the Impaler- the prince of Wallachia. Well the legend starts when this man Vlad the Impaler was chosen by the well-known writer Bram Stoker to be the leading hero for his book published in 1897. Since then, Dracula and Transylvania, the land where the mysterious castle full of ghosts and vampires is located, became the subject of many movies, over...
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St. John's Co-Cathedral, Valetta, Malta. (Where Gumbo was #161)

DrFumblefinger ·
The solution to this week's puzzle is the beautiful cathedral of Malta. A highlight of any visit to the island.
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Salvation Mountain: A colourful desert masterpiece

Emilylw ·
Salvation Monument, created by the late Leonard Knight, is a tribute to God located deep in the Southern California desert.
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Re: Salvation Mountain: A colourful desert masterpiece

Travel Rob ·
Great piece EmilyLW and welcome to TravelGumbo! I've been wanting to visit Salvation Mountain and now it's definitely high on my list the next time I visit Southern California.
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Re: Salvation Mountain: A colourful desert masterpiece

DrFumblefinger ·
I didn't even know about the place. Will definitely have to look it up when I'm in the southwestern desert next time. Thanks for sharing this piece with us!
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