Tagged With "public parks"

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Vienna's Prater celebrates 250 years as park

PHeymont ·
Vienna kicks off the 250th anniversary of its huge public park with a flower parade and more.
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Mar. 19, 2017: Library Lions and Bryant Park

Jonathan L ·
After a snowfall in early January, Jonathan L found that the statues in Bryant Park and at the NY Public Library had a more festive look.
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Vienna's public toilets to get better...and fewer

PHeymont ·
One of the fancier upgraded toilets in Vienna      Photo: Jobst, The Local   Vienna, a frequent winner of livability awards and home to a more extensive collection of public toilets than anywhere else, is starting a multi-year...
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Tiny miracle: Airport terminal ready 6 mos. early, under budget

PHeymont ·
In a world where it seems nothing is finished on-time or on-budget, a regional airport surprises by opening early and $3 million under budget.
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Re: Tiny miracle: Airport terminal ready 6 mos. early, under budget

GarryRF ·
Where's Dubuque ?
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Re: Tiny miracle: Airport terminal ready 6 mos. early, under budget

PHeymont ·
Well, I've just added Iowa to the text. I hope I haven't offended any Iowans who believe that everyone already knew that!
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Re: Tiny miracle: Airport terminal ready 6 mos. early, under budget

GarryRF ·
You have to remember that this is the International version of "Travel Gumbo" Many overseas readers will now be searching for Iowa on the map.
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Re: Tiny miracle: Airport terminal ready 6 mos. early, under budget

Travel Rob ·
Dubuque is a great city and so is nearby Galena, Illinois . I've been to both several times. Dubuque has a cool railway they call the shortest and steepest in the world. It was put in by a banker so he could get into work. quicker https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenelon_Place_Elevator
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Are Security Cameras an Invasion of Privacy

Jack Sparrow ·
In public surveillance cameras good or bad debate, the first question is whether the surveillance cameras an invasion of privacy. 37% say yes and 67% say no, according to the debeate.org in the security cameras and privacy discussion. When you are walking down the street, driving in your car, or hanging out with boyfriends and girlfriends, you will be monitored with cameras placed in public. This creates a complete picture of the private life of an individual. We all have private life, which...
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Re: Food walking tours: a great way to meet a city

Travel Rob ·
Great information ! You've convinced me to try one.
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Holland America gets 10 perfect health inspections in 2015

Travel Rob ·
Holland America received 10 perfect United States Public Health inspections in 2015
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Paris adds more auto-toilets, longer hours

PHeymont ·
Paris is adding more public toilets, and making more of them 24/7 as use grows. Fines for public urination have also been increased.
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Food walking tours: a great way to meet a city

PHeymont ·
If an army travels on its stomach, as they say, so do some travelers. PHeymont and his wife have become big fans of food walking tours.
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Wave Hill Arboretum, Bronx, New York

PHeymont ·
Wave Hill, the former estate of the Perkins family, is one of New York's most beautiful treasures, and one of its least known. It shouldn't be!
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13 Year Old Boy Starts Travel Charity

Travel Rob ·
13 year old Eli Pollak started "Travel to Learn" last year. It's goal is to award free domestic and foreign educational trips to Madison, Wisconsin  public school students whose families can't afford travel. It has raised $5000 so...
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SF: Walls take revenge on public urination

PHeymont ·
San Francisco is testing a special paint that splashes back on your shoes and trousers if you offend it by urinating in public. It's a possible answer to San Francisco's rash of complaints asking the city to steam-clean urine from stinky walls. ...
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Re: SF: Walls take revenge on public urination

TravelGirlJenn ·
Time will tell to see if this will work. In that particular area of the city, the worse offenders are usually (1)too drunk to notice until it is too late or (2) are transient. If it does work, I say that they add this special paint to all areas of the BART stations! Please! It sure is a wake up call on certain mornings!
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Re: SF: Walls take revenge on public urination

Travel Rob ·
It sounds like a potential Yakov Smirnoff joke to me. " In Soviet Russia walls pee on you"
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Re: 13 Year Old Boy Starts Travel Charity

Travel Rob ·
Good on Eli for starting this! I've had a similar idea for starting a travel charity in the future and this gives me more inspiration to do it.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 6, 2013: The Brooklyn Museum...and Neighbors

PHeymont ·
Here’s the Brooklyn Museum, in a night view that has the dramatic lighting of a linen-era postcard. The museum is a world-class collection that doesn't get noticed as much as it should because it lives in the shadow of Manhattan’s...
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Boston's Beautiful Public Garden

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us to the crown jewel of Boston's Emerald Necklace.
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Re: Granville Island Market, Vancouver. 1) The Produce

GarryRF ·
WOW!! Some amazing colours and sights there DrF, So vivid it could be 3D. Shame it wasn't scratch and sniff ! I could spend all day just looking at all that fresh stuff. So much nicer than what you get in a big Supermarket. Fruit is so much nicer when you can eat it within 24 hours of plucking it off the tree.
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Re: Granville Island Market, Vancouver. 1) The Produce

DrFumblefinger ·
Completely agree, Garry! Can't beat the quality of food from a Farmer's Market. Besides all the lovely produce, there are dozens of food vendors will to cook you breakfast, lunch or dinner, or make that cup of latte or glass of lemonade. Great place to spend a morning!
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Re: Granville Island Market, Vancouver. 1) The Produce

IslandMan ·
I love a colorful market....
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NYC turns on its public WiFi system

PHeymont ·
NYC has turned on its first public WiFi hotspots, part of what will turn the city's under-used phonebooths into the world's largest free public network.
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Granville Island Market, Vancouver. 1) The Produce

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of my favorite markets anywhere is the Granville Island Public Market in Vancouver.  Situated on a piece of reclaimed land, it's become a peninsula and is an island in name only.  It adjoins False Creek and Burrard Inlet south of...
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The Bay Area by "Clipper"

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby turns misfortune into adventure when, after almost 6 decades of dependence on her car, discovers public transportation from one end of San Francisco Bay to the other.
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Munich signs on to 'Nice Toilet' scheme

PHeymont ·
A clever plan to pay restaurants for public use of their toilets brings relief in a number of German cities, and now to Munich
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 15, 2013: Grazing in Barcelona's Bouqueria Market

DrFumblefinger ·
I love visiting local markets. I try to make a point of seeing one every trip if possible. Sometimes you can pick up great gifts from these (eg. tea, spices). Another place I like to visit when I can is the local library. The quality of a library tells me a lot about a people and the values they and their government have.
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Re: Boston Public Library (Where Gumbo was #150)

Travel Rob ·
What an amazing library! I look forward to seeing it. It is amazing how many of us love libraries. So far,my two favorites are both in Manchester, England.
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Re: Boston Public Library (Where Gumbo was #150)

GarryRF ·
And lets not forget Melvil Dewey - a Librarian in the North-East USA who invented the Dewey Decimal System (1876) which is now used in more than 135 Countries ! A wonderful collection of photo's. Love architecture.
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Re: Wave Hill Arboretum, Bronx, New York

Travel Rob ·
Great piece and photos! You've convinced me to make a longer trip to NYC. My short stays don't do your spectacular city justice.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 15, 2013: Grazing in Barcelona's Bouqueria Market

PHeymont ·
 Barcelona’s La Bouqueria Market is one of Europe’s oldest and largest covered markets, with an area larger than a football field covered with stands selling fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and especially seafood in incredible variety....
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Boston Public Library (Where Gumbo was #150)

DrFumblefinger ·
Boston's Central Library is one of the largest and most beautiful in the country. Explore its charms with us....
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Stephen A. Schwarzman New York Public Library, Manhattan

Samantha ·
Not just a huge collection of books: Samantha shows us that the main research branch of the New York Public Library is worth a visit for the building itself.
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Feb. 7, 2018: Cheers on Beacon Hill, Boston

Samantha ·
Samantha visits the "place where everybody knows your name" from the popular sitcom.
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Re: Stephen A. Schwarzman New York Public Library, Manhattan

GarryRF ·
I could go into the Rose Room and lay on my back just admiring that amazing ceiling. A wonderful work of art.
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Re: Stephen A. Schwarzman New York Public Library, Manhattan

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for bringing back special memories of a great place. I love libraries, and this is one of the greatest I've ever visited. Nice post and great photos, Samantha, thanks!
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Re: Stephen A. Schwarzman New York Public Library, Manhattan

Samantha ·
Thanks guys. I loved all of New York, but this was very special. The ceilings reminded me of the ceilings you see in Europe. Sadly some people probably don't notice unless someone points it out Like I said in the post, it was the only time I felt like I was able to relax, breathe, and take in my surroundings. Definitely look forward to visiting again. Thanks again for you comments.
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Re: Stephen A. Schwarzman New York Public Library, Manhattan

GarryRF ·
You'd love the architecture in this building Samantha - St Georges Hall Liverpool England. I worked here for a few years.
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Re: Stephen A. Schwarzman New York Public Library, Manhattan

PHeymont ·
Thanks for the new perspective! I live in New York and have worked in that library many times over the years (including in days when it wasn't so well-kept), but you've still given me a fresh view of the building itself!
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Re: Boston's Beautiful Public Garden

Travel Luver ·
It's a great garden and a wonderful place to go for a walk or jog at the end of a summer's day.
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