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Re: Sedona AZ-Red Rocks rise above townscape

PortMoresby ·
I think I may know where the picture was taken, PHeymont, if that's the church in the rocks (forget the exact name) over on the very left of the picture. If so, had friends who lived in that development years ago, Bell Rock to the south if I remember correctly. I haven't been there for many years now. Memoreees.
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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: Ellis Island Finally Open a Year After Superstorm Sandy

Former Member ·
This is good news. Makes me want to go to NYC just to see Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #37

PHeymont ·
Looking closer...no sign of a bell, so not a church steeple. When you look closer, too many people (tourists?) for a firewatch station. Long walkway...must connect to some building? Otherwise, why so high off the ground. Can't be a pedestrian bridge; no way down from the walkway level. I'm stumped!
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Re: Help with mobile phone for Morocco

PHeymont ·
Mobell and Mobal are one and the same, divided only by a trademark issue. Mobell is a British-owned company, and had to use an alternate name for the U.S. to avoid confusion with the then-unified Bell System, aka AT&T.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#114)

HeyJude ·
I'm confused about the photo with the candle, but the photo on the first page of the building with the gold-leaf dome is the Secessionist Building in Vienna. Best regards, Jude Bell
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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: Sometimes a Trip is just a Walk in the Park

GarryRF ·
I've mentioned in other pages that I love wide open spaces - like the State Delaware Park - but the designer of New York Central Park rung a Bell with me. Frederick Olmsted came to Liverpool to check out the "Peoples Garden" and he wrote in 1850 : "Five minutes of admiration, and a few more spent studying the manner in which art had been employed to obtain from nature so much beauty, and I was ready to admit that in democratic America there was nothing to be thought of as comparable with...
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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: Leaning Towers: It's Not Just About Pisa!

PortMoresby ·
PHeymont, this has been an education but also a huge disappointment. For years I've been under the illusion that the Chesterfield steeple was built that way by some imaginative souls. I guess I should have known better. I went bell-ringing with a friend once and looking at medieval English church towers one would assume that they're completely solid and unmovable. But, in fact, when the bells are rung the towers do move, quite noticeably, with the vibrations. So it's now a surprise to me...
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Thanksgiving Storm: Check with your airline!

PHeymont ·
As of Wednesday morning, airlines have cancelled over 200 flights in anticipation of a Noreaster that will hit the New York area and surrounding territory starting Wednesday afternoon. About half the cancellations involve New York Laguardia and Newark...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 23, 2014: Xian's Dumpling House

Dr.Y ·
  While visiting Xi'an, the city where the famous   Emperor Qin's Terracotta Museum is located, we came cross a massive "Xi'an Dumpling House"  -- a tourist popular all-dumpling restaurant which serves up to 25 different types of...
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Ellis Island Finally Open a Year After Superstorm Sandy

Travel Rob ·
Ellis Island is open to the public again !                  READ MORE HERE...
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 2) the Rock of Cashel

DrFumblefinger ·
 There are few places in Ireland with a richer history than the  Rock of Cashel .   Situated at the edge of the town of Cashel, the rock is a huge outcropping on top of which rests a complex of old buildings situated some 60m (200ft)...
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Palm Springs Air Museum, California (Where Gumbo was #104)

DrFumblefinger ·
  Gumbo was visiting the Palm Springs Air Museum in the California desert, and specifically had the privilege of sitting in the cockpit of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber (like the one in the above photo).  Congratulations to the many who...
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Don't kick the bell!

DrFumblefinger ·
A tourist is in big trouble with the Thai government.  The police are looking for a man, presumed to be Chinese, who was caught on videotape kicking bells at the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple in Chiang Mai.  The 14th century Buddhist...
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A Busy Weekend in Philadelphia

NonstopFromJFK ·
A few weekends ago, my fiancé, my best friend and I decided to go to Philly for an overnight trip. Our goal for the weekend was to see all the touristy parts of Philadelphia.   When we got to Philly from NYC, we headed straight for the L...
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Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens, Lethbridge

DrFumblefinger ·
  I'm fond of visiting gardens and enjoy their beauty and tranquility.  This seems especially true of the Japanese Gardens I've visited, which combine the various elements -- carefully pruned trees and shrubs, flowing and still water, and...
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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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Oct. 24, 2017: Whorlton, North Yorkshire, hidden historic gem

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter shares some of the visual treasures of a visit to the abandoned hamlet of Whorlton in the North York Moors National Park.
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October 9, 2017: Views from the Giralda, Seville

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally built as a minaret to a mosque, the belltower of Seville's Cathedral has long been used as an observatory. Thousands of tourists walk up its ramps every day to enjoy the wonderful views of the city.
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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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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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Quake-ruined town tired of disaster groupies

PHeymont ·
Amatrice's mayor invites visitors to visit the mountains and surroundings, but to be respectful of the town's tragedy.
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey: Budapest to Kiev

Wilbur's Travels ·
Do you love unusual train journeys as much as Wilbur does? Check out this fascinating adventure through eastern Europe.
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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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St. Mary's in the Mountain, Virginia City, Nevada (Where Gumbo Was #225)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the lovely Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary's in the Mountains, situated in Virginia City, Nevada. Over 150 years old, it is a lovely building and should be on your "to do" list when visiting the Reno area.
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March 22, 2017: Touring Westminster, Colorado

Samantha ·
Sometimes we forget that our home towns are someone else's touring destination... Here, Samantha welcomes us to her home town!
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April 3, 2017: Cabazon Dinosaurs

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob takes a road trip and sees the Cabazon Dinosaurs along the way.
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Visiting Key West and the Hemingway House

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares a visit to the Key West, a highlight of which was exploring the Hemingway home.
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London Kerfluffle over silent Big Ben

PHeymont ·
Plans to keep London's famed bell silent for four years of construction work erupt in political infighting
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Burden Iron Works, Troy NY—a trip through industrial history

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L finds another small museum with a great story: the history of the early industrial revolution along the Erie Canal.
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Florence invites vandals to go hi-tech

PHeymont ·
Tablets allow graffiti artists to leave their mark without leaving a mess for the clean-up crew.
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Rockefeller's Cathedral: Riverside Church, New York

PHeymont ·
PHeymont visits one of Manhattan's most famous and beautiful churches and shares its unusual history
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Trabzon, Turkey: Ancient History, Modern Life

Lestertheinvestor ·
Lester shares a visit to the ancient city of Trabzon, exploring its history and sights.
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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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Ashland, Virginia: "Center of the Universe"

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares a visit to the charming community of Ashland, known by some as the "Center of the Universe".
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College of the Ozarks, Branson

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the beautiful campus of the College of the Ozarks, and is impressed by the place and the students who work and study here.
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Why travel to the city of Pattaya?

M. Hamad (Guest) ·
Some tips on visiting the beautiful city of Pattaya in Thailand (sponsored content)
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Bled Island, Slovenia (Where Gumbo Was #364)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the only island in Slovenia, Bled Island, situated in a fairy-tale like setting in Slovenia.
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Memories of Dijon, France

George G. ·
George G shares memories of some wonderful travel experiences in Dijon which, as he shares with us, has a lot more going for it than its famous mustard.
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Five Top Things to do in Marseille

Michael ·
Michael Dehoyos offers a feature-packed itinerary for Marseille with plenty to upset any pre-conceptions you may have.
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Ancient warning for modern crisis

PHeymont ·
Lausanne's night watchman, one of few left in Europe, rings the city's emergency bell as a reminder of coronavirus restrictionss.
 
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