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Re: Portland, Maine: A Big Little City

GarryRF ·
Excellent piece of History and Interest on Portland. Maine. Perhaps when I've finished my exploration of Smalltown USA I'll add the Big Little Cities to my list. Portland looks so familiar. Is it close to Cabot Cove ?
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Re: Portland, Maine: A Big Little City

PHeymont ·
It's about 30 miles north of Cabot's Cove, which is near Wells, Maine. Which is at one end of the excellent Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, which combines forest and shore habitats and makes a wonderful walk. It was featured in a couple of Pictures of the Day, and was the scene, back in 2013, of Where in the World is TravelGumbo #5
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Re: Portland, Maine: A Big Little City

seesaw ·
Lovely photos! I haven't been to Portland since I was a little kid on summer vacations...we often combined Portland, Old Orchard Beach and Kennebunkport. Maine looks just as pretty as I remember.
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Re: Portland, Maine: A Big Little City

PHeymont ·
Thanks, SeeSaw! We didn't get to 'OOB' this trip, but we were there a few years ago, and it was just about as good a combination of quaint, hip and tacky as you could wish for...
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Portland, Maine: A Big Little City

PHeymont ·
Portland's population isn't huge, but its big history and its current foodie importance make it a great place to visit.
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Cruising Casco Bay on the Mailboat

PHeymont ·
Perfect choice for a pleasant sunny day: a 3-hour cruise on the Maine cargo/passenger ferry that serves as a lifeline to Portland's islands.
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Re: Cruising Casco Bay on the Mailboat

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent article and your photos are beautiful as well as interesting!
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Prague's old station rotunda

PHeymont ·
Prague's old station rotunda
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On the Way to Prague

PHeymont ·
On the Way to Prague
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Jerusalemska Synagogue, Prague

PHeymont ·
Jerusalemska Synagogue, Prague
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Re: Where Gumbo Watched the Sun Rise (Puzzle #20)

DrFumblefinger ·
Acadia is one of the few "main" US National Parks I've yet to visit. A serious gap in my travel map.... Having just spent a large number of hours on an Air Canada flight to and from South America, I found it interesting to read the claim that Acadia sees the first USA Sunrise. The ads on the AirCanada video screens from Newfoundland made it very clear that if you want to see the first sunrise in North America, you need to go there instead. That is something I hope to do soon as well.
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Where Gumbo Watched the Sun Rise (Puzzle #20)

PHeymont ·
Its promoters claim Mt. Cadillac, in Acadia National Park, sees the first sunrise in the U.S. from its perch on Maine's Mt. Desert Island—and while that's true only in fall and winter (other parts of Maine get the rest of the year) climbing or...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 17, 2015: Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, Maine

PHeymont ·
  Today's picture is doing double-duty; it served as a clue in one of the earliest Where In The World is TravelGumbo puzzles, and is still one of my favorites not only because of its calming colors and gentle shapes, but also because it reminds...
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Frankfurt: Not Just for Business

Jonathan L ·
Frankfurt has a reputation as Europe's business capital, but Jonathan L shows us how much more it is than just that!
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Re: Frankfurt: Not Just for Business

George G. ·
I liked your description of the Rubens exhibit that tied together his inspirational objects and sketches. Adds so much more to an art exhibit instead of just hanging a painting with the title. I also fell into the trap of not visiting Frankfurt when I only lived about 20 miles away for about six years. I did really enjoy the Frankfurt Zoo and their Christmas Market.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 17, 2015: Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, Maine

TravelingCanuck ·
Very nice. Looks like a very nice peaceful place to go and just clear the head. Places like this are real gems.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PortMoresby ·
I think updates of this picture should be a recurring reminder of the seasons. Add coats to the chair, take them away. Add hot beverages, change to cold. And in fits of summer euphoria, add bathing suits, take them away... I'll be watching!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PHeymont ·
I'd volunteer for the assignment, but the picture dates to 2008, and I'm sure the owner of the chair has moved it....
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PortMoresby ·
I think we'd all accept a re-creation then, Backyard Beach Babylon. A truckload of sand, a backdrop, stuffed birds that could change with the seasons to simulate migration for more interest. Your fans await. Or, your fan awaits?
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PHeymont ·
Happy New Year from the TravelGumbo Gurus and friends! Sure, it's cold now, and seems like months to go to Spring, but keep this hopeful feathered friend and the beach in mind and it will help the time pass. This picture is from an early...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 15 2013: Indian Pipe at Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge

PHeymont ·
Indian Pipe, seen above, is a flower commonly mistaken for a forest-dwelling fungus—and I was one of the believers until I got ready to post this picture, taken in the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge near Wells, Maine. Turns out,...
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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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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 15 2013: Indian Pipe at Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge

DrFumblefinger ·
I find fungi strangely captivating. A nice collection of photos, PHeymont, thanks!
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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: Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 2 of 3

DrFumblefinger ·
Makes me want to go out, buy an RV and go see all the lighthouses in the world! I love lighthouses, and to have so many in one place, even if they're "just" replicas, is great! Thanks, Samantha.
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Re: Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 2 of 3

RoadWorrier ·
Cool idea, lighthouses all over. Do boaters on the lake count on them, or just for fun?
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Re: Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 2 of 3

Samantha ·
They are cool to see. Some are just for fun, but many of them do actually light up to help the boaters.
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Portland, Maine: The World's Longest Lobster Roll...and so much more!

PHeymont ·
Portland, Maine is a great place to visit any time (even in the winter!) but it’s hard to imagine a more exciting moment to have been there on the day they built the world’s longest lobster roll! The roll for the roll is seen arriving,...
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April 28, 2016: Main Square, Krakow, Poland

Ottoman ·
If you ever have the opportunity to visit Krakow, be sure to see the main square of the Old Town.
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Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 2 of 3

Samantha ·
With Samantha as our guide, we continue the tour of Lake Havasu's unique attraction: large-scale replicas of famous lighthouses.
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Re: Portland, Maine: The World's Longest Lobster Roll...and so much more!

Former Member ·
I can truly say that I will never think of lobster rolls in quite the same innocent way again. This was a fine tour of Portland, Maine. Thank you so much.
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Re: April 28, 2016: Main Square, Krakow, Poland

GarryRF ·
In the main square, school children perform dances and theatre for passers by. Adults perform parades and fashion shows. During the summer when I was a visitor there was something on display most afternoons. Krakow is a beautiful city to walk around.
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Re: April 28, 2016: Main Square, Krakow, Poland

Ava ·
I just love the tiny Church of St. Wojciech. I'm glad that now I'll know what it is - and to look for it!
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Re: April 28, 2016: Main Square, Krakow, Poland

Ottoman ·
Hi Ava : ) You are going to love Krakow. The locals are very friendly, the scenery is beautiful, and the food is excellent and very reasonably priced. Enjoy your visit. I hope you share your adventures (along with pictures) with TravelGumbo upon your return...I (and our entire TravelGumbo family) would love to see them. By the way, if you have time, take a day to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, and another day to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration/Extermination camps. Your best bet to see...
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Re: April 28, 2016: Main Square, Krakow, Poland

Ava ·
Thanks Ottoman! I'm really excited to hear all of the positive things about Krakow. We have already booked a tour at Auschwitz, but I don't know if we will have time to visit the salt mine (although it looks amazing). I'd be happy to share some photos.
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Re: April 28, 2016: Main Square, Krakow, Poland

GarryRF ·
The Salt Mines are one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. It would be a shame to miss seeing them. When you are in town you will see this building. It's the Rail Station. The salt mines are just a few stops along the line. 10 minutes. So easy to find. So worth it.
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Seal Beach, California: A Walk Along the Pier and Memory Lane

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to the Seal Beach Pier and all the wonderful memories it brought up from her youth.
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