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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 18 2013: Milan's Bronze Typist

DrFumblefinger ·
I enjoy the photo and the story, PHeymont, but am drawn to the typewriter. In a few more generations, children will be wondering, "what's that strange thing the man is holding on his lap?" I still remember owning and using a typewriter, but few under the age of 30 do. I recall reading a SciFi short story collection written in the 1950s not long ago that featured a story about a journalist traveling on a space ship. He needed to keep his typewriter anchored so that it didn't float away in...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 18 2013: Milan's Bronze Typist

PHeymont ·
I was struck, actually, by the size of the typewriter (sort of like an Olivetti Lettera 22, the chic portable of the 1960s). When Montanelli started out, surely a typewriter you could put on your knees was as strange an idea as computers were in our childhood (I'm giving away my age, I know)!
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

Travel Rob ·
Your piece will serve inspiration for many future trips,I'm sure of that.I had no clue as the extent of Eiffel's work but I now want to see several of them in person. This serves as an example of why TravelGumbo is so different and needed
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

WorkerBee ·
PHeymont, Your post reminded me that I had seen a pre-fabricated church designed by Eiffel in Baja, Mexico. It is in the small town of Santa Rosalia and still in use. There is more info here .
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

Mac ·
Absolutely fascinating, thank you. And I thought that UK's Isambard Kingdom Brunel was prolific!
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

PHeymont ·
Brunel has fascinated me since reading a book on the Great Eastern, an unlucky ship he designed. Perhaps someday I can find time to post about his work...unless I hear a volunteer? Thanks!
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

PortMoresby ·
I'm personally acquainted with one of Brunel's railway bridges, the Gatehampton Bridge over the Thames in Berkshire, England. I was advised by my Thames Path guidebook that I was approaching it. There was a strategically placed bench in a meadow where I sat, had a snack and looked at it from a distance for a bit before walking under it. Not at all knowledgeable, or even much interested, in bridges I tried to get at least a glimpse of what the guide meant when it said "one of Brunel's Great...
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

PHeymont ·
T&N, you make an interesting point about the air circulation and coolness of Eiffel's building. These days we are constantly reading about advances in "green design," intended to reduce excess energy use. Ironic how well some of those principles of making life bearable were known so long ago by those who didn't have the option of mechanical air-conditioning! Another example is in today's blog about Gaudi's Casa Battlo in Barcelona, which uses an open well through the center of the...
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Re: Laughter Set in Stone: Fun with Statues

PHeymont ·
Well, here's another I would have included in the original post—except I didn't remember I had it! Unintentionally ironic or not...it speaks up for a local guy in an unusual way!
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Re: Laughter Set in Stone: Fun with Statues

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a fun piece, PHeymont! I, too, have noticed larger numbers of whimsical statues. The city this struck me in the most was Bratislava, in Slovakia. For example, here's their "Men at Work" And here's one that's a tribute to shutterbugs like you and me.
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Re: Laughter Set in Stone: Fun with Statues

PHeymont ·
Thanks! those are great...we need a bit more humor in everyday life!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 13: Brussels' Saucy Statue

DrFumblefinger ·
He's much smaller than I thought -- and I'm talking about the height of the little guy. Besides chocolate their tinkling mascot, the Belgiums also love beer and comics. I was quite surprised at what a comic book culture they have.
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Re: Banksy Opens up a Bemusement Park in England

DrFumblefinger ·
I understand what you're saying Rob, but that castle is as much a part of Disney's image as it's mouse. This is one of the Disney logos (logo is used courtesy of the Walt Disney company)
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Re: Disney's original Disneyland sketch for sale

DrFumblefinger ·
Amazing how much of the park still remains all these decades later. Walt Disney was an amazing genius, the likes of which we see only a few times in a century.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 25, 2014: Statue of Elvis Presley, Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm old enough to remember the Vegas Years, although was too young at the time to go see Elvis in Vegas. Fans always commented that Elvis was at his best in Vegas -- relaxed, chatty (talking to the crowd a lot), and despite it's large size, it was a fairly intimate performance venue with lots of direct audience contact. (Watch the video all the way to the end to see the audience) The statue was unveiled by Barron Hilton just outside the showroom where Elvis performed, and it stood there for...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 25, 2014: Statue of Elvis Presley, Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Ottoman ·
DrFumblefinger: I really appreciate your feedback and extra information you provided in the above comment. As Elvis would say "Thank you. Thank you very much. Your a beautiful audience. Thank you."
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 13, 2014: Statue of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, Kuhio Beach in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii

Travel Luver ·
So there really was a "Big Kahuna". I thought it was just a slang expression.
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Re: Dismaland - the new 'post-apocalyptic' bemusement park in England

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a terrific report, Mac -- I feel like I've been there! So this is what Disneyland is like to someone who's on a "bad trip". There's satire, and then there's a rip off of intellectual copyrights that supposedly the western world has agreed to abid with. I can't see Disney not going after these guys. Unless you didn't have to pay anything to get in, there's quite a few pounds switching hands and Disney definitely wants it share. And PHeymont, I'm surprised an adult who likes Las Vegas...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 8, 2015: Statue of Elvis Presley, Beale Street, Memphis, TN

DrFumblefinger ·
Great pictures, Ottoman! And for rock'n'roll fans, a special day. Elvis at 80 is a little hard to imagine, but I'm sure were he alive he would just crack a joke about it. TravelGumbo is doing a series on Elvis destinations in the south next month, so keep an eye out for that!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 12, 2015: Venus de Milo

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the greatest works of art of all time! Nicely captured, Sarcee!
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Re: Lego Store, NYC: Only the Best is Good Enough

GarryRF ·
The Lego Store is becoming a High Street regular. I spent way too long admiring the model of Hogwarts School at a store in Pennsylvania. Lego is something you never grow out of.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 10, 2015: Statue of Mary Tyler Moore, Minneapolis, Minneosta

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for sharing this post. I had no idea there was an MTM statue in Minneapolis. MTM show remains one of my all-time favorites. Superb writing and character development, great acting, fine story telling. Wish more shows like this were still made.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 10, 2015: Statue of Mary Tyler Moore, Minneapolis, Minneosta

Ottoman ·
I totally agree DrFumblefinger. When you see much of the material that passes for television these days, it makes me appreciate even more how good the Mary Tyler Moore show really is.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 10, 2015: Statue of Mary Tyler Moore, Minneapolis, Minneosta

PHeymont ·
The characters on MTM were generally functional people, with problems, and with a sense of purpose (even if some had purposes a bit off-kilter). Even Ted was not a total idiot. Think how many shows today rise to that standard...go on, I'm waiting...
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Re: New York Harbor: A visit to Lady Liberty!

IslandMan ·
I still remember passing her at 5.30am as we cruised into New York...she is beautiful, majestic and one giant world landmark!
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Re: New York Harbor: A visit to Lady Liberty!

GarryRF ·
It's good to see Liberty made a full recovery after Hurricane Sandy....
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Re: New York Harbor: A visit to Lady Liberty!

DrFumblefinger ·
Thank you for reminding us of that memorable Marilyn Monroe scene! Yes, Lady Liberty is doing well. Full recovery.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 24, 2014: Statue of Oscar Wilde, Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
So that's Oscar Wilde lying on the rock? I thought it was you, Ottoman!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 24, 2014: Statue of Oscar Wilde, Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland

Ottoman ·
DrFumblefinger... The gentleman sitting on the rock isn't holding a Guinness, that's how you can tell it's not a picture of me
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More Frequent Flier changes in the air

PHeymont ·
The world of award travel and elite perks continues to shake and shift.   Delta, which like United, has switched for next year to awarding flight miles based not on distance but on price paid for ticket—a move that hurts many frequent...
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World's Tallest Statue Being Built in India

Travel Rob ·
Will the worlds tallest statue bring more travelers to India?  
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 3, 2013: Chateau Usse, Loire Valley, France

DrFumblefinger ·
 One of my favorite places in Europe is France's Loire Valley.   That's partially because of its pastoral beauty -- rolling hills, farmland, vineyards, forest, dairy herds  -- but largely because the people are much more relaxed and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 8, 2015: Statue of Elvis Presley, Beale Street, Memphis, TN

Ottoman ·
  Today is Elvis Presley's eightieth birthday.  In honor of this event, it seemed fitting to do a Picture of the Day dedicated to "The King".  I came across this attractive bronze statue of Elvis on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee....
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MyMagic+ is magic moneymaker for Disney

PHeymont ·
MyMagic+, an electronic wristband that works as admission ticket, head-of-the-line ticket, charge card and hotel key, is making Walt Disney Co. enough money to offset the costs of its delayed Disney World Shanghai opening, according to Disney...
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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, November 13, 2014: Statue of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, Kuhio Beach in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii

Ottoman ·
  Duke Kahanamoku (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968) is a legend in the world of surfing, but this was only one of his many great achievements.   Duke (aka "The Big Kahuna") was born in Honolulu and grew up in Kalia, Waikiki (near...
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Skopje: Macedonia's surprising rebuilt capital

PHeymont ·
Macedonia, a former Yugoslav republic, and original home of Alexander the Great, has just invested a lot of money—many think too much—in rebuilding its capital city of Skopje, and trademarking its ancient hero, which it thinks Greece has...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 12, 2015: Venus de Milo

sarcee ·
    While at the Louvre in Paris, I saw the Venus de Milo. This has become one of my favorite photos, showing how people still flock in numbers to view the graceful beauty.  
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Where Was Gumbo? Paris. Where's the Statue? Everywhere!

PHeymont ·
Where in the World was TravelGumbo? If we simply said "At the Statue of Liberty," it wouldn't have been a very precise identification, because, as I found and you shall see, the iconic statue is everywhere and in so many forms! In today's blog, I'm...
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October 12, 2017: Disneyland Monorail System, California

Ottoman ·
Ottoman has a look at the pioneering transportation system of Disneyland.
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September 14, 2017: Cars Land, Disney California Adventure Park

Ottoman ·
Inspired by the Disney·Pixar franchise "Cars", Disney brings Radiator Springs to life in "Cars Land" at Disney California Adventure Park.
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Disney's original Disneyland sketch for sale

PHeymont ·
Walt Disney's original hand-drawn sketch of what Disneyland would look like is on auction June 25.
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July 26, 2017: Lady Liberty—The Statue of Liberty

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us to visit the famed Statue, and fills us in on its history.
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Disney ups its new-ship order

PHeymont ·
Disney adds a third new ship to its under-construction queue in a near-doubling of its cruise fleet
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Aug. 24, 2017: Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse, Disneyland

Ottoman ·
This attractive bronze statue titled "Partners" depicts Walt Disney standing next to and holding the hand of his most famous creation, Mickey Mouse.
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March 9, 2017: Statue of Oscar Peterson, Ottawa, Ontario

Ottoman ·
This life size statue of jazz pianist Oscar Peterson is located at the corner of Elgin and Albert streets in Ottawa, Canada, outside Canada's National Arts Centre.
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January 4, 2020: Statue of Pope John Paul II, Krakow

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a statue of Pope John Paul II on Wawel Hill -- home of Krakow's royal past.
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Surprising Destination: Batumi, Georgia

Lestertheinvestor ·
LestertheInvestor visits a Black Sea resort city popular with Russians and filled with unusual art and buildings.
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Union Square Holiday Market - Annual New York Tradition

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband spent some time in New York City last Christmas. It was magical and they loved walking around the Union Square Holiday Market. It is a New York City tradition.
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January 13, 2020: Statue of Hans Christian Andersen, Copenhagen

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the statue of Hans Christian Andersen situated outside of Copenhagen's City Hall.
 
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