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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 30: Monet's Gardens at Giverny

Former Member ·
Definitely hundreds! In fact, for the last 40 years of his life, he painted almost nowhere else. He even created a floating studio on a small boat so he could paint within his waters, and nearby on the Seine.
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1a) Colombo

Mac ·
Ah Galle Face Green! Many a delightful stroll taken with my folks on a Sunday afternoon in the 1960s, then home for tea at 42 Galle Face Court, the flats opposite the hotel. Ah sweet memories Ouch that seems a long time ago.....
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1a) Colombo

Travel Rob ·
DrFumblefinger your photos are amazing. I can see why you love the country so much.
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1a) Colombo

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Mac: Ah Galle Face Green! Many a delightful stroll taken with my folks on a Sunday afternoon in the 1960s, then home for tea at 42 Galle Face Court, the flats opposite the hotel. Ah sweet memories Ouch that seems a long time ago..... I was told the Galle Face Green was actually green until the pope showed up and a massive crowd destroyed the grass. After that it became the Galle Face Brown. The green is slowly trying to make a comeback, though. I actually visited someone...
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Re: May 3, 2018: Hamburg "River Art"

GarryRF ·
The "Lego Bridge" was made using paint only on a railway bridge.
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Re: What color's next for the Eiffel Tower?

PortMoresby ·
How thick are 19 coats of paint, I wonder.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 22, 2014: Mr. Kuttan

Travel Rob ·
Thanks for sharing this. It's wonderful people like Mr Kuttan that make travel so special.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 22, 2014: Mr. Kuttan

PortMoresby ·
I've just finished a short book by Alan Bennett, 'The Uncommon Reader', about another notable personage whose job it is to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome in their presence. Seeing Mr. Kuttan's serene face, it makes me wonder what his private thoughts might have been all those years. And if he'd written them down and had them tucked away somewhere, to be revealed at a later date. I suspect not, under the circumstances, but wouldn't it be interesting?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 22, 2014: Mr. Kuttan

GarryRF ·
There are a few people you meet who have natural "Charisma" They stay in your mind and have a effect on you and the way you see the world. You were lucky to have met this man.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 22, 2014: Mr. Kuttan

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PortMoresby: I've just finished a short book by Alan Bennett, 'The Uncommon Reader', about another notable personage whose job it is to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome in their presence. Seeing Mr. Kuttan's serene face, it makes me wonder what his private thoughts might have been all those years. And if he'd written them down and had them tucked away somewhere, to be revealed at a later date. I suspect not, under the circumstances, but wouldn't it be...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 22, 2014: Mr. Kuttan

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by GarryRF: There are a few people you meet who have natural "Charisma" They stay in your mind and have a effect on you and the way you see the world. You were lucky to have met this man. Agree completely, Garry.
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Re: Planes taking off at LAX

Paul Heymont ·
Fascinating...even in detail. At first I thought to myself, this can't be all: I only see one American flight. Then I noticed that only the one with the new striped tail paint leaped out; several in the old livery are just below it. Says something about bold designs! I still suspect this is not a whole day, as some busy carriers are barely represented, but what show!
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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: Hardy's Classic Tour comes to Weymouth

PortMoresby ·
I have the VW ('69), also black, sunroof rather than convertible, just waiting for a single man of a certain vintage with a Porsche engine. Failing the engine, the one it has works but it could definitely use a paint job. None of us are quite what we were in 1969.
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Re: Classic American Cars #7

Dave B. ·
The side trim threw me for a loop. After I stared at it for a while, I came to the conclusion that at least part of it had been taken from a 4-door. On the 2-doors that used that type of trim, it ended near the back of the doors. 4-doors got a small additional piece for the rear doors which appears to have been added to this one. Also, the trim piece on the door doesn't taper at the back, which makes me wonder if it isn't a 4-door piece, too. My final trim note is that there is a 'script'...
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Re: Maritime Museum of Ushuaia, a former prison converted into an interesting museum

PortMoresby ·
I think this is an opportunity, Gumbo's Hostel (southern branch). Just a bit of paint, or maybe even better, leave it "authentic".
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The "Noah's Ark" airport

DrFumblefinger ·
We normally think of airports as people places, but Frankfurt's airport handles twice as many animals as people each year, and it's a very busy people airport!  Everything from horses to fish to rare exotic creatures.  An interesting piece...
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'New' Alitalia sees new routes, livery and profits by 2017

Paul Heymont ·
Italy's Alitalia, long among the weakest of the European "flag" airlines (it's been within days of shutdown repeatedly) has announced a "reboot" that will mix some cost-cutting with some major change and expansion fueled by funds from Abu Dhabi-based...
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Tintin flies on Brussels Air

Paul Heymont ·
There are two kinds of airlines: the dead serious, and those prone to a little fun. The latter sometimes takes the form of eccentric special paint jobs (American's flying some planes in TWA livery to honor the past; Eva Air runs Hello Kitty-themed...
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Solo Travel: Four unexpected essentials

thepoormadonna ·
I like to think of myself as an international badass seasoned solo traveller. It is my preferred way to see the world. For me, there is nothing more cathartic than knowing I can survive without anyone — knowing that my own company is enough....
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Signs of Downtown Las Vegas

DrFumblefinger ·
    Las Vegas is one of the most loved -- and despised -- travel destinations in the world.  Some folks bask in and are energyzed by its non-stop action and adrenaline, the gambling, the booze, the neon lights -- everything you imagine...
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The Snowmen of Istanbul

Paul Heymont ·
The February President's Week break in New York schools is one of our regular travel times, and a welcome escape from bad weather...usually. We've given up on the idea of only traveling to warm places, but we did think that Istanbul, based on weather...
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Tourism websites grow, but not like travel!

Paul Heymont ·
Two reports on Skift, a travel-industry news site, paint an interesting contrast. New numbers from the National Travel and Tourism Office tally 75 million international visitors to the U.S. last year, about 34 million not from neighboring countries....
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Historic Route 66 (pt 3) - Flagstaff to Gallup

Jonathan L ·
The next leg of my trip was the shortest distance I had to drive, but it took the longest time. There was a lot to see along the way.   Flagstaff AZ I was last in Flagstaff 20 years ago. It was a dismal depressed town in which nothing was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 23, 2015: The 1903 Wright Flyer, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.

Ottoman ·
  I heard a joke once that said "Y'know the Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.?  They actually have stuff in there!"  Case-in-point, the 1903 Wright Flyer.  Many reproductions of the Wright Flyer have been made, but this is...
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Carnival Celebrations in Trinidad & Tobago

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Carnival is an annual celebration of life found in many countries around the world. It first originated as a pagan festival in ancient Egypt which was subsequently celebrated by the Greeks and then the Romans. Carnival was later adopted by the Roman...
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American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, Amarillo, TX

Samantha ·
Samantha explores this museum dedicated to a favorite American breed, and shares the excitement with us.
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Sept. 27, 2017: Balloon Man Running, Denver

Samantha ·
A whimsical sculpture in Denver caught Samantha's interest; she shares views of it in different lights and times.
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Paris starts to build its Eiffel Tower wall

Paul Heymont ·
Paris has begun work on a glass security wall for the Eiffel Tower, but city authorities promise it won't spoil the experience.
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Back to Oaxaca: Hoofing It, Zegache to Tilcajete

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby’s southern Mexico walk this week takes her from a wildly colorful church to an even wilder Carnival celebration.
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Air Canada to launch its own loyalty program

Paul Heymont ·
Air Canada matches its growing ambitions as a global carrier with a new loyalty plan of its own, replacing Aeroplan by 2020.
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Cuffs and Collars. Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#227)

Lestertheinvestor ·
A new puzzle is up. Follow along for daily clues and see if you can solve where TravelGumbo is visiting this week.
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Boeing Everett: Where they build the big ones

Paul Heymont ·
At Boeing Everett, they're building the 747, 767, 777 and 787—all in one huge building that makes the word 'immense' seem too small.
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Journey through Karnataka: Bangalore to Mysore

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe presents the first of a six-part series documenting a journey through Karnataka, India. Our journey begins in Bangalore.
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In the Cotswolds: Buscot Park

PortMoresby ·
After a visit to William Morris’s Kelmscott Manor, PortMoresby crosses the River Thames to visit Buscot Park, with a stunning room dedicated to a Pre-Raphaelite painter and, unexpectedly, warriors in the garden.
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Why I never get tired of Monet's gardens

Paul Heymont ·
On my most recent visit, I had to explain why I keep going back, and why it's not really about the 'cult of Monet.'
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Florence invites vandals to go hi-tech

Paul Heymont ·
Tablets allow graffiti artists to leave their mark without leaving a mess for the clean-up crew.
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June 23, 2020: The Lone Cypress, Monterey

DrFumblefinger ·
The Lone Cypress is one of the most photographed trees in the world. It's located on the beautiful Monterey peninsula, near famous Pebble Beach Golf Course.
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February 28, 2020: Henry J. at the Library

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby discovers this lovely restored historic car while visiting the local library.
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NYC Transit Museum: An urban railfan's heaven

Paul Heymont ·
Housed in an old subway station in Downtown Brooklyn, the Transit Museum tells as much about the city's history as it does about trains.
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'Panda Express' to take off for China

Paul Heymont ·
FedEx is called on again for a shipping specialty: Panda transport
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Fotografiska, New York's new photography museum

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visits New York's newest museum: Fotografiska.
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Amsterdam: Glimpses of the Jordaan

Paul Heymont ·
Join PHeymont for a look at one of Amsterdam's trendiest neighborhoods and its not-so-trendy history.
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Stockholm's City Hall (Where Gumbo was #360)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Stockholm's interesting and unusual City Hall. The building features several interesting spaces but is best know as the place of the Nobel prize dinner is held every year.
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East Jesus, Slab City, California

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows an interesting art installation in a unique squatter city.
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Spotted on the Road, Apple Valley MN: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

Ottoman ·
  My family and I were visiting Apple Valley, Minnesota last week.  One sunny afternoon, we decided to stop for lunch at one of our favorite restaurants.  As I parked our vehicle, my son and daughter said "Dad!  Check out the cool...
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Strolling Along in Historic Holland

Marilyn Jones ·
  The last day of my AmaWaterways Tulip Time river cruise I visit Zaanse Schans near Amsterdam.  At first glance it seems like an elaborate theme park celebrating Dutch history, but in actuality, this is a historic community with an...
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SF: Walls take revenge on public urination

Paul Heymont ·
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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The Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg

DrFumblefinger ·
    Today is Canada Day, Canada's 148th birthday!  Happy birthday, Canada!!  I thought we should have a blog with "Canadian content" on this day and having recently revisited the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg  found it to be...
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WestJet Unveils 'Frozen' Themed Plane

Travel Rob ·
                              WestJet/Youtube   For those wondering what work is involved in painting...
 
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