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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? 7.5

PortMoresby ·
It seems to be "Leopold", a symbolic 1890's photographer, by David Clemons, Higgins Point, Lake Coeur d'Alene in northern Idaho.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? 7.5

WorkerBee ·
Originally Posted by PortMoresby: It seems to be "Leopold", a symbolic 1890's photographer, by David Clemons, Higgins Point, Lake Coeur d'Alene in northern Idaho. Well done Port Moresby. However there is a minor point about the location. Higgens Point (yes, this is the correct spelling) is about 0.2 mile southeast of the location of the statue. The statue is actually located on the 34 acre Coeur d'Alene Parkway, a thin strip of park land running along the Centennial Trail for about 1/2 mile...
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

GarryRF ·
Here's a good quote Paul PORTRAIT OF AN UNHEALTHY CITY - NEW YORK INTHE 1800'S by David Rosner Columbia University When a horse died, its carcass would be left to rot until it had disintegrated enough for someone to pick up the pieces. Children would play with dead horses lying on the streets. In addition to lacking street cleaning, the city also had no sewage system and no flush toilets. Garbage--which included both human and animal waste--was basically thrown out windows and onto city...
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Re: Chris Elliott's New Book is a Smart Guide to Travel Smarts

JaxonSmith ·
Chris Elliott: wasn't he the guy on Late Night with David Letterman? Regardless, I do like books about travelling.
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Re: Showdown in Florence: Contemporary Artists vs Michelangelo

Travel Rob ·
I don't know how these contemporary artists feel, but it's a tall order to be compared to Michelangelo. I think I'd rather take on the original Dream Team in basketball in their prime then what these artists up against.
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Re: Kruger National Park - South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
You've some excellent photos here, David! Well done!! The ones of the jackal and lion cubs are my favorites. Hope you'll share more of your journey with us.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#121)

PHeymont ·
Today's clue...
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Re: Travel for Garden Lovers, Part I

PortMoresby ·
Dgems, maybe you should give Patricia Silva a call and ask her about her varieties of roses. She's up off 49, down Newtown Road and must have deer too. I don't recall fences that would inhibit them. The only one I checked was a David Austin variety, the pale pink climber in the horizontal photo above.
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Re: Kruger National Park - South Africa. Pt 2

DrFumblefinger ·
Some great pictures in this batch again, David. Nicely done! I've two particular favorites in this lot, the leopard for its spectacular beauty, and the one of the hyenas -- a brutal portrait of nature.
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Re: Walking Tours in Andalusia

JohnT ·
Hi Pheymont Try this: Naturanda.com The gentleman's name is David Guillen Garrido. We took a tour of Italica with he and a lovely young lady today. It turned out to be a private tour and we were very impressed. They will do other tours as well. I think we will try them for Triana and are trying to organize something for Baelo Claudia as well.
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Re: Visiting great places -- before they're gone

Former Member ·
TB, I have been up the Amazon River as far as Manaus. There were bugs but they were extra rad Brazilian bugs so I did not care. Should we strive to get to places before they are gone ? It is an oxymoron. In the getting there, we make the place disappear. The very fact that a new element - the visitor - is there changes the place. Margaret Mead And David Livingstone each noted that phenomenon. Anthropology is the science which tells us that people are the same the whole world over - except...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 25, 2014: Nail Art, Toronto, Canada

PHeymont ·
The nail sculpture, and especially the last picture, remind me a bit of El Anatsui's work, a visual fabric composed of commonplace elements. Fabulous! I did a little looking, and was able to find the artist, David Partridge. The work is called Metropolis, and uses more than 100,000 nails. If you drop a coin into it at the top, apparently, the coin will find a path to the bottom, making random music as it goes! Here's some more about it
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Azul Brazilian Airlines to start Flying to Ft. Lauderdale & Orlando .

Travel Rob ·
The budget Brazilian Airline Azul got approval for flights between Fort Lauderdale and the Sao Paulo/Campinas area of Brazil by the  U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration. Service will begin Dec 2. Azul...
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A Remote Canadian Village offers Indescribable Natural Discoveries

Marilyn Jones ·
  As I left the hotel in Winnipeg I was outfitted in all my brand new cold-weather gear headed for the airport and a two hour flight to the remote village of Churchill.  I prayed my preparation for facing the sub-zero temperatures and brutal...
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St. David's Cathedral, Wales. Where Gumbo was #80

DrFumblefinger ·
  The above photo proved more challenging than I'd thought it would.  Fortunately History Digger was able to solve the riddle.  Gumbo was visiting St. David's Cathedral in Wales.    St David's Cathedral (in Welsh: Eglwys...
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A visit to Normandy: exploring the D-Day beaches

DrFumblefinger ·
True to its history, our visit to the coast of Normandy was cool, windy and wet -- but that's how it's been for thousands of years.  Many an armada was delayed in leaving or landing on these shores because of inclement weather, including the...
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Washington state's Wild Horses Monument & Gingko Petrified Forest

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Columbia River is one of the most interesting and beautiful geographic features of the Inland Northwest, from its headwaters in British Columbia to the dramatic Gorge just east of Portland, Oregon.    When...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 10) Adam’s Peak

DrFumblefinger ·
 Adam’s Peak (also known as Sri Pada, or “holy footprint") is located in the southwestern part of Hill Country.  It’s 2,243 meters (7,359 ft) high, the tallest mountain in this region and the...
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Monterey Bay Aquarium: Oceans Apart

Lestertheinvestor ·
  Located directly on the Monterey Bay just south of Santa Cruz is a sprawling complex of nearly 200 exhibits of more than 550 species in a 2 storey building nearly 30 years old: the Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA). Started in 1978, and open to the...
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Sirkeci Terminal, Istanbul: Last stop on the Orient Express

PHeymont ·
Last summer in Paris, we visited an exhibit at the Institute du Monde Arabe, featuring cars and artifacts of the Orient Express and its mystique. A significant part of the exhibit, given the venue, focused on the exotic spell it had for Europeans...
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Belles lettres et de belles choses: A wanderer's gallery

PHeymont ·
Beautiful letters and beautiful things...This is another shoebox selection, focusing on well-made signs and well-wrought details that just don't really fit somewhere else. You know the kind, I suspect...you've got these lovely pictures of London...but...
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Very successful and equally unpopular

DrFumblefinger ·
  US airlines collected a staggering US$6.4 billion in baggage and trip change fees in 2014.  Baggage fees increased 5.3% in 2014 to $3.5 billion, with Delta leading the pack at $875 million dollars.  Change fees increased 5.7% in 2014...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 12, 2015: King Kamehameha Statue, Kapaau, Hawaii Island, Hawaii

Ottoman ·
King Kamehameha I (1758 - 1819) conquered the Hawaiian Islands and united them to formally establish the Kingdom of Hawai ʻ i in 1810, thus founding the Kamehameha Dynasty. By developing alliances with the major Pacific colonial powers, Kamehameha...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 30, 2014: The Mural on Queen Street

PHeymont ·
  Walking with friends on Queen Street in Charleston a few weeks ago, we spotted this large mural on the wall of a building, above a parking lot. It certainly looked familiar if somwhat altered; we recognized it as a take on Renoir's 1881...
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Airbus breaks even on A380; what's it's future?

PHeymont ·
Airbus's super-jumbo A380, which has now been flying for 8 years, has finally broken even...but there have been no new orders for several years. That's led to reports that Airbus would close down the line once it finishes the last of the 317 orders,...
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Smart marketing: publisher targeting Wright Brothers book at airports

PHeymont ·
David McCullough, two-time Pulitzer winner in history, has a new book out highlighting the Wright Brothers and the beginning of commercial aviation--and they're aiming distribution at the people assumed to be most interested in the subject: air...
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Columbus Antiquities Discovered in the Unlikeliest of Places

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Who would have thought a great collection of Christopher Columbus artifacts could be found in a small Pennsylvania town. Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares her discovery!
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Belgian hotel rents 'therapy goldfish'

PHeymont ·
For solo travelers on the road, a quiet companion. Or, a hotel's publicity stunt. You decide.
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They've got a ticket to ride—to every station in UK

PHeymont ·
A British couple, looking for a cheer-me-up is spending 3 months riding to or through every railroad station in Great Britain.
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey: Zagreb to Veliko Tărnovo

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur's train journeys around Eastern Europe continue, this week with stops in Zagreb, Split, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Sofia, and Veliko Tărnovo
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Sweden set for 'Trainy McTrainface'

PHeymont ·
Clever marketing ploy or unexpected consequence? Either way, Sweden seems set for a train called, well, Trainy McTrainface.
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Remember the Alamo? A Unique History Lesson

Samantha ·
Samantha guides us through the scene of the most famous event in Texas history, even if the facts are still under debate.
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JetBlue, TAP: It's all coming together

PHeymont ·
A codeshare tie-up between the two airlines has helped TAP keep its trans-Atlantic flights full with U.S. passengers coming from JetBlue cities.
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Rittenhouse Square: Philadelphia's Lively Heart

Jonathan L ·
Philadelphia's lively and historic Rittenhouse Square is one of Jonathan L's favorite places to visit. He shares his views and thoughts.
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Indian budget carrier looks at Virgin Australia

PHeymont ·
There's speculation that IndiGo's biggest shareholder may be looking at a bid for bankrupt Virgin Australia.
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Plan ahead for free National Park days

PHeymont ·
The National Park Service will waive entrance fees on five days in 2020—your chance to plan a family trip.
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Where to travel when you win the lottery

Rock A (Guest) ·
Everyone dreams of winning the lottery. Rock has some suggestions on places you might want to visit when you do (sponsored content)
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Moxy is Breeze Airways, waiting for license

PHeymont ·
David Neeleman's new U.S. airline reveals its name and moves closer to flying.
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Lufthansa deal for TAP rumored

PHeymont ·
The German airline, possibly in partnership with United Airlines, is reported negotiating to take control of Portugal's flag carrier.
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Victoria Falls: The Zambian Side

DrFumblefinger ·
(Eastern Cataract of the Falls, the Zambian Side, during the dry season)Our journey took us from the magical place that is Chobe National Park, across the Chobe River and into Zambia.  This journey required a boat ride, a rather lengthy wait...
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Perspectives on East Africa: 1) Serengeti National Park. “The place where the land moves on forever”

DrFumblefinger ·
(Lioness, Serengeti National Park) It takes a l-o-o-o-ong time to fly from the western USA to Tanzania, at the limits of my travel endurance really.  But I’m about to head out on one of my greatest adventures, a week’s wilderness...
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Free checked bags and paid overhead? Maybe...

PHeymont ·
Virgin America cabin...which space is up for sale next?    Photo: Virgin America   If you're wondering what comes next in the world of airline fees, check this interview with airline execs at the Phoenix International Aviation...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 21, 2015: Clemenceau in the Wind

PHeymont ·
    This statue of Georges Clemenceau, is one of my favorite Paris statues, not least because it embodies none of the heroic classicism that tends to make the person being honored seem a concept rather than a person. Here, no matter what the...
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Drones to travel for armchair tourists?

PHeymont ·
Imagine sitting in your armchair with a virtual-reality helmet and a remote control and "visiting" the streets of your favorite city, an art gallery, the Grand Canyon, or...?   There have long been travel documentaries and the like for armchair...
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Azul offers "All you can fly" deal for U.S. visitors

PHeymont ·
Brazil's Azul Airlines, founded by JetBlue founder David Neeleman, has an unusual promotion: Fly to Brazil on Azul or United, and you can buy a pass to fly all over Brazil for 10 or 21 days. The passes cost $299 and $399.   There's a small catch:...
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Dismaland - the new 'post-apocalyptic' bemusement park in England

Mac ·
Dateline: Weston-Super-Mare, England, August 24th 2015  Housed on the site old Tropicana swimming lido built in 1937 that once boasted the largest outdoor swimming pool in Europe and which has been unused since 2000 we now have the latest "must...
 
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