Tagged With "Hope Street"

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Nov. 17, 2019: Home Decorations, New Hope, PA

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes advantage of afternoon light to photograph some garden statues.
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Re: July 16, 2016: Left Luggage, Liverpool

GarryRF ·
Not the most artistic - but something that makes you think. And each admirer will add their own interpretation to what it symbolises. You could just sit there and watch the faces of kids who've never seen it before, and watch their faces light up with bewilderment. Street art. Love it.
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July 16, 2016: Left Luggage, Liverpool

PHeymont ·
A street sculpture honoring the famous who have made Liverpool their home has taken on a different meaning for many, a memorial to emigrants.
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Re: April 22, 2017: Palm Springs, Ca

GarryRF ·
Does it enjoy an all year warm climate ? Is it a thriving city ? Is it one of those cities where retired folk go and live in peace ?
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Re: April 22, 2017: Palm Springs, Ca

Travel Rob ·
Palm Springs has lots of retired residents and especially winter residents. it really is a thriving resort city. It has become a year round city, but does get very hot from May through September. The rest of the year is warm. They say it gets 350 days of sun a year.
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Re: April 22, 2017: Palm Springs, Ca

DrFumblefinger ·
Winters are absolutely wonderful in the Palm Springs area. Summers are unbearably hot. Temps can exceed 40 C, Garry. I made the mistake of stopping there in the summer some years back and when I got back to my car, the vehicle was so hot I actually burned my hand trying to get the door open. It is thriving, especially in the winter. Summers tend to be relatively slower paced as is true of any place with a very hot climate. On a cool note, if you want to escape the summer heat in the desert,...
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Re: April 22, 2017: Palm Springs, Ca

GarryRF ·
Mt. San Jacinto sounds more like my cup of tea ! I've tried 40c and its not pleasant. Thanks for the well informed insight.
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April 22, 2017: Palm Springs, Ca

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows us the famous Palm Springs, CA.
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Re: July 16, 2016: Left Luggage, Liverpool

PortMoresby ·
I think I like the ones in baggage claim at my home airport, Sacramento, better. Aesthetically, if not philosophically.
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Historic Battery Park, Lower Manhattan, NY

Samantha ·
A visit with Samantha to a park with a history as long as New York's, and a large variety of things to see.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 10, 2013: African Penguins, Boulders Beach, South Africa.

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, think about what items would fit well for thumbnail images that people could use as avatars. We can create a bunch, and I do have a number of penguin photos that fit the bill.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 26, 2014: The Hope Diamond, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.

Ottoman ·
DrFumblefinger, if you by chance came across any incriminating headlines, you didn't see anything. Now, thanks to TravelGumbo, I can research a nice quiet getaway...I mean retirement destinaiton for myself (cough cough).
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Re: Ellis Island - Island of Hope or Island of Tears?

GarryRF ·
I live in England and have spoken with many folks in the US with similar surnames ( Family names ) as mine. They are tracing their family back to England.. 100 years or so ago. But because their surname is spelt differently to mine then it presumed they aren't descended from my ancestors. Before attending school became compulsory many people could not write their own names. They would just sign it with an X. So when immigrants were boarding a ship - from here in Liverpool - to New York they...
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Re: Ellis Island - Island of Hope or Island of Tears?

Marilyn Jones ·
It has been years since I visted Ellis Island. I really enjoyed "going back" when I read your article and looked at your excellent photos. Thank you for the memories; awesome place everyone should visit!
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Re: Ellis Island - Island of Hope or Island of Tears?

PHeymont ·
As Garry points out, many people had their names altered or lost in the immigration process...and that was particularly true for people whose language was far different from that of the U.S. immigration inspectors. In those cases, the inspector wrote down what he thought he heard, or cared to, and voila! Bzorkinowitz becomes Burke. As a child, I knew families that were split: Some members used the original East European names, and heaped scorn on their cousins who used what they referred to...
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Re: Ellis Island - Island of Hope or Island of Tears?

Travel Rob ·
Great blog! To get the other side of the picture, see the Emigrants to a New World Gallery at the Merseyside Maritime in Liverpool. Really a must see pairing if you have enjoyed going to one of them.
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Re: Ellis Island - Island of Hope or Island of Tears?

DrFumblefinger ·
It's also been a number of years since I visited Ellis Island, which we coupled with a tour of the Statue of Liberty (it's neighboring island). I also recall it being an eye-opening experience. Lots of interesting exhibits and you definitely leave with a different perspective of those immigrants than when you arrived. They were brave people, entering a strange new world that was for all purposes free of any tangible benefits except for freedom and opportunity. And opportunity comes with a...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 10, 2013: African Penguins, Boulders Beach, South Africa.

DrFumblefinger ·
  Cape Point is a peninsula extending south of Cape Town, ending in the Cape of Good Hope (where old mariners from Europe used to take a sharp left as they headed to the Far East).  On the shores of this peninsula is a small town where you...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 26, 2014: The Hope Diamond, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.

Ottoman ·
  Throughout my academic life I have come across the famed Hope Diamond.  In elementary school I remember seeing photos of this magnificent gem.  In middle school I remember hearing stories of its notorious curse.  In high school...
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Ellis Island - Island of Hope or Island of Tears?

Samantha ·
Visiting the former immigration center, Samantha finds it was both a new start for many and the end of a dream for others.
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Re: Terry Fox Monument, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Ottoman ·
Thank you Travel Rob, Travel Luver and DrFumblefinger for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate it, and am happy that you all enjoyed this blog.
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Re: Terry Fox Monument, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Travel Rob ·
What a moving piece about a true hero!
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Re: Terry Fox Monument, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Travel Luver ·
What a great story! That guy is an inspiration to all.
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Re: Terry Fox Monument, Thunder Bay, Ontario

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for sharing this story with our audience, Ottoman. I remember Terry Fox well. His run across Canada became an important news story, and the image of him hoping on his good leg before stepping with his prosthesis has always remained with me. He was a remarkable brave young man, and it's sad that he didn't live to see the profound influence that one life can have. A reminder how how cancer can strike anyone. No age, no sex, no race, no social class is immune from its reach. I really...
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Terry Fox Monument, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Ottoman ·
    On this, the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11, I thought it would be a nice idea to tell a story of courage, hope, inspiration, of a hero...Terry Fox was all of these, and more.         For those of you who may not be...
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