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Re: Sweden jumps into night-train market

PHeymont ·
I'd agree on the Amtrak experience: fine trip, but not sleep-friendly on the Sunset Limited or the Coast Starlight. But I also found the Catania-to-Naples night train not the smoothest either, but it did come with the excitement of the entire train being loaded onto the ferry for the crossing to the mainland!
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Re: Heather in Bloom - North York Moors.

Amateuremigrant ·
Strong competition for any Scottish moorland !
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Re: Heather in Bloom - North York Moors.

DrFumblefinger ·
A most amazing and lovely landscape (with tip of the hat to its Scottish counterpart). When is a good time for a tourist to see the heather in bloom? I know some folks that would plan a trip just to see these colors.
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Re: Heather in Bloom - North York Moors.

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Early to mid august would be the prime time to visit and view.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 2, 2015: Fire above Las Vegas!

DrFumblefinger ·
That's quite a storm brewing, Garry. And a memorable, beautiful sunset shot. You only see a few this great in a lifetime. Nicely done!
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Re: Why You should visit Nevada's Valley of Fire

DrFumblefinger ·
You are correct, GarryRF. There have been a number of movies filmed in the park. Lifted straight from Wikipedia , here is a listing of these: Film History : Valley of Fire is a popular location for shooting automobile commercials and other commercial photography. It has provided a setting for the following films and television shows: The Professionals with Burt Lancaster , Lee Marvin , and Claudia Cardinale was filmed in 1966. As of November 2012 a piece of the movie set is still up for...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 9, 2015: All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum

DrFumblefinger ·
I hope you washed down that dimsum with a nice drink at the Top-of-the Mark. No better place to enjoy the sunset in San Francisco, PM.
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Re: Aw shucks. Danes are no longer the World's Happiest People

DrFumblefinger ·
I do know that the further north people live, the less daylight they have in the winter, the higher the rate of depression. For example, Alaska has a high winter suicide rate at least in part because it is so gloomy there half of the year. The same, I would think, is true of the Nordic folks. My perception of these sorts of lists is that they represent things that "should make you happy", much like our friends, the Eloi. What are some of the things that make me happy? An evening with good...
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Re: Our 3 Favorite Beaches on Philipsburg, St. Martin

DrFumblefinger ·
There are few things more beautiful than watching the sunset on a tropical beach. Today I've found a few more worth exploring. Thanks, Samantha!
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Re: Our 3 Favorite Beaches on Philipsburg, St. Martin

Samantha ·
Thank you DrFumbleFinger I agree, there is nothing better than relaxing on the beach and watching the sunset. Amazing. Thanks for the comment.
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Re: October 23, 2019: Pink Sandia Mountains, Albuquerque, NM

GarryRF ·
A beautiful photo of a magic moment - everyone loves a dramatic sunset.
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Re: Visiting and Then Moving to Sunny Brisbane

GarryRF ·
Brisbane truly is an amazing city. I was there at Christmas time when the weather is really HOT. The beach is illuminated so the kids can have fun after sunset without burning their skin. The Drive Thru Bottle Shop. Santa Claus and his helpers all arrived on Harley Davidson motor bikes. Surfers Paradise and the Slots everywhere ! The Meter Maids in their Gold Bikinis rolling around on their skates adding quarters to Parking Meters about to run out. The Gold Coast is one of those places you...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 24, 2015: Poppies -- Weeping Window at Woodhorn

PHeymont ·
We southern North Americans are not that unfamiliar with the poppies, although perhaps the younger ones...in my childhood and on, they were annually a tradition carried on by the American Legion. Actually, a little research tells me that the tradition started with them in 1921, and then spread to UK and Commonwealth! Here's the text of the poem, written by John McRae, a Canadian soldier and physician: In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place;...
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Re: American to drop seatback entertainment

PHeymont ·
I'm curious...Did the focus group favor it? On the Sunset Limited last summer, without even WiFi, I saw quite a few people with DVD players, so I'd imagine a streaming service would be popular. Even though the best entertainment was the window!
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Re: Images of Yorkshire

Marilyn Jones ·
Your sunset photo is simply perfection!!
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Re: Images of Yorkshire

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Thank you Marilyn :-)
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Re: February 15, 2017: Sunset on Newcastle Quayside

DrFumblefinger ·
Hi Tony, Just to let you know that your Newcastle Quayside photo is our POD today. This is the last of the photos I have from you so when you get a chance, pop a few more my way. Thanks,Karl From: TravelGumbo < alerts@hoop.la > To: DrFumblefinger < drfumblefinger@yahoo.com > Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:00 AM Subject: Post By ViewFromTheChairPhotography: February 15, 2017: Sunset on Newcastle Quayside Post By ViewFromTheChairPhotography: February 15, 2017: Sunset on...
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Re: The Future: A plane with NO window seats?

GarryRF ·
Sounds like the new Boeing Dreamliner . When the Captain decides it's bedtime - he darkens all the windows to an inky shade of blue. You miss the sunrise and sunset. The amazing scenes of clouds on fire as the sun reaches the horizon. The spectrum of blue to deep orange as the morning sun puts on its best show of the day - at sunrise. Sounds too claustrophobic for me !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 13, 2014: Mijajima, Japan at Sunset

Travel Rob ·
Great photos!It does seem like it's worthwhile to stay for the sunset. Did you have a chance to go in to any shops? What do they sell?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 31, 2014: Sunset, Charleston

Travel Rob ·
A very similar sunset!
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Gallery: Signs of Waikiki

DrFumblefinger ·
    There's a lot you can tell about a city simply by looking at small things, like its signage or public art.  Every place has unique and interesting shops and landmarks that add to its personality.  I've posted several...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 9, 2014: Enjoying the Sunset

DrFumblefinger ·
  One evening as we were returning to our hotel near St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice, slowly cruising down the Grand Canal on a  vaporetto (water bus) , the sun began to set.  In the last moments of daylight, that magical time of day...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 22, 2014: Mr. Kuttan

DrFumblefinger ·
  I've previously written about my travels to Sri Lanka to visit my favorite author and friend, Sir Arthur C. Clarke .  After the long flight from America to Sri Lanka, I enjoyed settling in at the fabulous Galle Face Hotel in Colombo , a...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 14, 2014: Koh Phangan

Non Stop Destination ·
  We arrived at Koh Phangan, famous for its parties, right after the infamous Full Moon party. Backpackers were leaving while we still had to discover the party island.   I’m not a party enthusiast, so I was reasonably pleased to see...
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The Magic Worlds of Sintra

NonstopFromJFK ·
  On our third day in Portugal, we took the train to Sintra. Sintra is such a wonderful, beautiful little town. Even walking around Sintra felt magical—just look at the city hall building, or the charming little sidewalk!    ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 12, 2015: Sunset, Roseburg, Oregon

Ragengirl3 ·
  I spotted this beautiful sunset right off my front porch. I thought to myself, I had to capture this Oregon sunset. It was the first I've seen like it as usually the climate here is too foggy to appreciate the beautiful scenery.    
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Lisbon's Jeronimos Monastery and Tower of Belem

NonstopFromJFK ·
Our first day in Lisbon was awesome. We got to see so much of the city, and watch the sunset from a castle.   On our second day in Lisbon we took the train to Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and Torre de Belém...
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A Day in Lisbon

NonstopFromJFK ·
Lisbon was our first stop in Portugal. Getting around Lisbon was easy, we were able to take the Metro from the airport to where we were staying without any problems. We got the LisboaCard at the airport, which seemed like a great deal, but when we...
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Saguenay Fjord — Deep and Long but not very Tall

DrFumblefinger ·
I’d heard as a schoolboy that the Saguenay Fjord was one of the longest in the world.  Years later someone told me the area around Tadoussac was pretty, sparsely developed and inviting.  Given a spare day or...
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The Valley Island of Maui: 3) Central, Upcountry and South Maui

DrFumblefinger ·
 The largest stretch of (relatively) flat land on Maui is the valley between the two volcanoes, Haleakala and the West Maui Mountains.  This area is commonly called “Central Maui” and it’s here most locals live....
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The Valley Island of Maui: 2) Haleakala National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Volcanoes never cease to fascinate me!  Something about their massive size and primal earth shaping power appeals to my sense of curiosity and awe.  So it’s not surprising that I find Haleakala to be Maui’s most interesting place...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1a) Colombo

DrFumblefinger ·
Preamble:This is the first in a series of posts featuring my travels to Sri Lanka.  My visits to this island centered around seeing my favorite author and dear friend, futurist Sir Arthur C. Clarke.  During every one of these visits I made a...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1b). Visiting Sir Arthur C. Clarke

DrFumblefinger ·
Part 1a of this blog series discussed the city of Colombo.  This post focuses on its most famous resident, Sir Arthur C. Clarke   (Sir Arthur, at a desk.  An email addict, he loved the power of computers)   Much of my time in...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 23, 2013: Sunset, Banff National Park, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
(Sunset over Mt. Rundle and Canmore, Banff National Park)  It's sweet to be in just the right place at just the right time!   The Canadian Rockies are known for their beautiful rugged peaks, hanging glaciers, turquoise lakes and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 4, 2013: Sunset and Sunrise, Western Icefields, Mt. Kilimanjaro

DrFumblefinger ·
 I enjoy watching sunsets and sunrises whenever I can, mostly because of their beautiful light.  This particular sunset (above) was partially blocked by a thick convoluted mass of clouds below us, but the diffused and changing light were...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 11, 2015: Sunset from Lion's Head, Cape Town

Non Stop Destination ·
  After a tough one hour hike up Lion's Head in Cape Town, we were rewarded with one of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen.  The hike is very popular as it gives you a 360 view over Cape Town, Table Mountain, Camps Bay and the 12...
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Road Trip, Day 1: City of Ten Thousand Buddhas and The Skunk

PortMoresby ·
  Gateway to the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas     March 9, 2015   In the late ‘80s, I lived in L.A. for a couple of years.  My S.O. knew lots of cool L.A. stuff.  One of those was something he’d read that...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 2, 2015: Fire above Las Vegas!

GarryRF ·
I was fortunate to be on a flight approaching Las Vegas. Just as the sun was setting. Mid Winter and a few clouds to reflect the red sunset. This effect rarely occurs so I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time. Even at speed this...
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The Historic Fort and Town of Galle, Sri Lanka

Travellinn ·
    The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle, on the south west coast of Sri Lanka, sure is a charming place to visit. The city within the fort is set up by low-rise buildings along cute narrow streets.   Arriving from Colombo by bus, we...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 22, 2015: Rocky Mountain Sunset

DrFumblefinger ·
For travelers like me who love mountains, the Canadian Rockies are about as good as it gets.  One evening I was driving to Calgary from the Crowsnest Pass in southwestern Alberta, along highway 22x, the beautiful Cowboy Trail.  The Cowboy...
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Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park (The Place of Refuge), Big Island of Hawaii (Where Gumbo was #113)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Perhaps the best place on the Big Island to enjoy a sunset (from many great possibilities),  Pu’uhonua o Honaunau  (the Place of Refuge) is a remarkable destination.  This is a National Historic site which should be...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 9, 2015: St. Peter's Basilica, Rome

DrFumblefinger ·
    While visiting Rome recently, one of our favorite cities anywhere, our day's walk through the Baroque section ended by the Tiber River just as the sun was setting.  We were a little lost, a state I like to be in while exploring...
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, May 1, 2015: Pulpit Rock

Mac ·
Pulpit Rock is a coastal feature at the southern tip of the Isle of Portland, Dorset, England. The artificial stack of rock was left in the 1870s after a natural arch was cut away by quarrymen at the Bill Quarry on the famous headland, Portland Bill....
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, May 15, 2015: By the lighthouse at Portland Bill

Mac ·
As dusk approaches the lighthouse at Portland Bill, Dorset in England, the little details of the surrounding area start to emerge. The fishing dinghys securely tied down as security from some of the sudden storms that can hit 'the Bill'. The carefully...
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, May 22, 2015: The Lower Lighthouse, Portland Bill

Mac ·
As early as 1669 Sir John Clayton was granted a patent to erect a lighthouse on Portland Bill, Dorset, England to warn seafarers of the perilous currents that converge around 'the Bill', but his scheme fell through and it was not until early in the...
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, February 27, 2015: Postcards from Morocco - the camel train at sunset

Mac ·
As the dying rays of the sun bathe the fine red sand of the huge windblown dunes of Erg Chebbi behind the little town of Merzouga on the edge of the Sahara , the camel rider and his charges are silhouetted on the skyline. Listening to the call to...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 31, 2014: Sunset, Charleston

PHeymont ·
If fireworks at midnight are de rigeur for welcoming the New Year, perhaps a fiery sunset is a fitting way to say goodbye to the old. Of course, this one is not really today's but it will do. I took this picture, and its cloudy companions, from the...
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Paris by Night: Fleeting Glimpses

PHeymont ·
I've never set out to document Paris at night, never had a conscious plan to record a particular area or its life. These are just selections from several visits, held together only by the late hour or by something that pleased me. Night doesn't have...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 9, 2015: Sunset in Ixtapa

sarcee ·
    I took this photo of the sunset one evening in Ixtapa Mexico. I wish I had the skills to assemble nature’s display of color in my photographs as Mother Nature allowed me to capture in this shot.  
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Off the beaten track in Northern Laos

Jill's Scene ·
Where’s that, most people asked when I told them we were off to Laos.  And that about sums up the attraction -- I like getting off the beaten track, at home and abroad.  Laos is landlocked.  It’s a developing country. ...
 
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