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Re: England's Thames Path: Kew Palace

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating stop! As I seem to recall, George was one of your ancestors? Do I remember this correctly?
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Re: England's Thames Path: Kew Palace

PortMoresby ·
"...George was one of your ancestors?" No, though no doubt related somehow. But he is a favorite, seems kinder & more interesting than most of them.
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Re: England’s Thames Path: Kew Gardens

George G. ·
My wife Diane and I spent almost an entire day at Kew Gardens. So much natural beauty to see. We arrived from central London at the Kew Station in mid-morning and didn't leave until almost dusk. At one time our son had a possibility of being transferred to London and I recommended getting a place in the Kew Garden area for the beauty and quiet. One of my photos from Kew.
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Re: April 4, 2018: Mother sheep and lamb, Wales

PortMoresby ·
Whether landowners are in favor or not, public access to footpaths and other rights-of-way are protected by law in the UK in perpetuity. Any landowner who tries to fence them off or otherwise deny access will soon find an angry mob of activists helping them correct their "mistake". http://www.environmentlaw.org.uk/rte.asp?id=207 Lovely photo!
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Re: April 4, 2018: Mother sheep and lamb, Wales

GarryRF ·
It's been a long struggle to get open access to the countryside - so we wont let it go easily !!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 30, 2015: Boats on the Thames

IslandMan ·
very tranquil....
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Re: June 8, 2016: Dockweiler State Beach and Park, CA

Travel Rob ·
Great piece! One of my favorite things in California was taking a bike ride along the beach and seeing that side of LAX. The best part is it's pretty empty!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 22, 2014: Branch Bench, near Marlow, England.

GarryRF ·
Some have charm - some have wit !
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Re: Walking in England

GarryRF ·
England is covered with thousands of miles of man made Canals. They were the Highways of the Industrial Revolution. Carrying Cotton, Coal, Timber all over the country. The boats they used were pulled by horses which walked along the tow path. Every mile or two you'll find a pub to stop and relax. Maybe a meal too. I love walking by the canals. Back to nature and peaceful. LEEDS TO LIVERPOOL CANAL. This is Haskayne. 8 miles north of Liverpool.
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Re: Walking in England

Travel Rob ·
Thanks for bringing walking in England to my attention. I have been walking more when I travel (beteen cities,from the airport. etc and have found out its very hard or impossible walking in and out of some places. I gave up trying to get out of CDG airport on foot one trip. Walking does give you a totally different perspective,thats for sure.
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Re: Walking in England

DrFumblefinger ·
Like you, I love to explore places on foot. I live next to one of the greatest wilderness places in the world, the Canadian Rockies, so this is where I like to hike. It's never been about speed or conquest, though I do love to make it to the top of a pass or ridge simply because the views are so fantastic. It's about the journey. I never walk without my camera and love to stop for photos, or to watch a doe and fawn, or some quail hurrying to shelter. Often I've shared these photos on this...
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Re: Walking in England

GarryRF ·
Here's a walk that fits the bill DrF !! Follows the peaks of hills and mountains that will take you to Hadrian's Wall. 256 Miles of wilderness. http://penninewayassociation.co.uk/the-route
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Re: Walking in England

DrFumblefinger ·
Sounds fascinating, GarryRF, but also hard work. Would likely take about 3-4 weeks to complete, time I just don't have right now.....
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Re: Walking in England

GarryRF ·
Just a tease DrF ! But many of those walkways that follow the canals are suitable for travellers on bicycles and the bonus is there is no hills ! Thousands of Europeans see it as an alternate style of vacation.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 14, 2015: Taplow House Hotel

PortMoresby ·
  Taplow House is a rambling Edwardian English country house hotel on the outskirts of the village of Taplow, not far from Windsor, across the Thames from Maidenhead.  I’ve stayed there twice, at the end of one segment of the Thames...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 30, 2015: Boats on the Thames

PortMoresby ·
  On long walks, day after day along a river, it’s impossible not to notice the boats, many of them progressing not much faster than I.  I love to watch them but prefer to walk myself, imagining my legs itching to get moving after...
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Copenhagen: 'Best Bike City' gets even better

PHeymont ·
Copenhagen, which beat out Amsterdam earlier this year for the title of best city in the world for cyclists, is upping its game with several new commuter bridges just for bikes.   The city already has hundreds of miles of bike lanes that are...
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April 4, 2018: Mother sheep and lamb, Wales

Dr. Jon (Guest) ·
A scenic view taken by Dr. Jon while hiking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path in Wales.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 25, 2014: Styles of Stiles

PortMoresby ·
  The footpaths of the United Kingdom crisscross the countryside, without regard to boundaries of private property.  The paths are ancient rights-of-way, protected by law and anyone who thinks, because they own a piece of land they can...
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October 26, 2016: Dillon Reservoir

Samantha ·
Samantha visits the Dillon Reservoir, a great spot in Colorado for outdoor recreation and beautiful views.
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England’s Thames Path: Richmond to Kew

PortMoresby ·
Onward for a 3rd day of walking along the Thames Path, PortMoresby is astonished to stumble into a remnant of historic Richmond Palace.
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England's Thames Path: Kew Palace

PortMoresby ·
On the final day of this walk along the River Thames, PortMoresby pays a visit to Kew Palace, one of a number of fascinating attractions located within the Royal Botanic Gardens, just outside central London.
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England’s Thames Path: Kew Gardens

PortMoresby ·
After walking beside the River Thames for 3 days, PortMoresby ends this section of path by visiting 2 favorites in Kew Gardens.
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England's Thames Path, Hampton Court Palace to Ham House

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby returns to London and the River Thames, walking along the 184 mile national path that follows one of world’s most famous waterways, from rural idyll, through dynamic London and beyond.
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England's Thames Path: Ham House & Garden

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby's walk along the Thames Path continues with a visit to one of the "most complete survivals of 17th century fashion and power."
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 22, 2014: Branch Bench, near Marlow, England.

PortMoresby ·
Memorial benches are big in England.  You see them everywhere, in parks and alongside footpaths, and I’ve seriously considered leaving a bequest for one myself, to accommodate the bottoms of ramblers after I’m gone, with gratitude for...
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Walking in England

PortMoresby ·
    Why do we do the things we choose to do?  Why was my father, for instance, thrilled and completely absorbed by anything that flew, the sound of a P-51 engine, quite literally, bringing him to tears.  And why has my son, since...
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May 14, 2016: Bauble or Bumble at the WTC?

PHeymont ·
The Port Authority spent $4 billion on this new station for subways and PATH at the World Trade Center. Good choice, or....?
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Nepal's Sherpas help rebuild Norway hiking paths

PHeymont ·
Sherpas from Nepal, famed for their high-altitude work, have been rebuilding Norway's network of mountain pathways.
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June 8, 2016: Dockweiler State Beach and Park, CA

Samantha ·
Samantha loves the beaches of Southern California, including beautiful Dockweiler State Beach and Park.
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The Oculus - New York City

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L gives us a tour of World Trade Center Transportation Hub, and The Oculus, which sits over it.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 14, 2015: Taplow House Hotel

GarryRF ·
A very un-English behaviour indeed. We always complain - if we get poor service - before we pay ! If I'm dissatisfied with a room I've booked then I go straight for the Hotel manager. As long as I retain my manners then I always get a satisfactory conclusion. US - Europe or the UK.
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Re: Nepal's Sherpas help rebuild Norway hiking paths

Travel Rob ·
Last Summer we went for a little hike to view Kragero in Norway and the path had a sign on it that it was built by Sherpas, which we really thought was cool. I'm glad to know the rest of the story !
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Re: May 14, 2016: Bauble or Bumble at the WTC?

GarryRF ·
4 billion dollars ? How many people in need could that bring a bit of hope to ? When I see figures like that I wonder how many "helpers" will be getting an early Xmas present ? Maybe it's a tribute to Hans Christian Andersen - "The Kings New Clothes"
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Re: May 14, 2016: Bauble or Bumble at the WTC?

PHeymont ·
To be honest, I had similar thoughts. Our public housing agency is years behind in maintenance and repairs. Parts of the city need new and more transit service. Schools are underfunded. And every one of those needs is more important than fancy decoration on top of a transit station. And I'd say that even if I liked the design...
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Re: May 14, 2016: Bauble or Bumble at the WTC?

DrFumblefinger ·
Four billion will build a major airport at most cities. It seems highly excessive for a subway stop. But not a surprise. Garry, I'm sure many wheels were greased to make this project come to life.
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Re: England’s Thames Path: Richmond to Kew

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm enjoying this stroll along the Thames with you. A pleasant walk in a beautiful place has become my favorite pass time, and I've got to do this walk down the Thames sometime soon. Thanks, PortMoresby!
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Re: England’s Thames Path: Richmond to Kew

PortMoresby ·
My pleasure, DrF.
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Re: England's Thames Path: Ham House & Garden

DrFumblefinger ·
What a great place! You've convinced me to do one of these River walks. Better on the knees and so very interesting in so many ways!
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Re: England's Thames Path: Ham House & Garden

PortMoresby ·
Just wait till next week when PortMoresby stumbles upon (drum roll) a famous Tudor palace she was sure no longer existed!
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Re: England's Thames Path: Ham House & Garden

GarryRF ·
Great collection of photos. A window on the past. Love your walks !
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