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Re: Belfast: An Uneasy City

PHeymont ·
I think I have to disagree on comparing human societies to plate tectonics; over the latter we have no control, but I would hate to ever think we've exhausted the possibility of dealing with the former. Examining mass religious conflicts generally reveals other issues beneath. That's certainly true of the long and tortured history between the two islands and the two Irelands. While James was a Catholic and William a Protestant, the real issues behind the conflict that set Ireland's future...
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Re: Capital of Culture Series: Liverpool

PHeymont ·
No, not thinking of mills and chimneys, necessarily--note my very pre-Industrial Revolution examples--but certainly industrial, and by the nature of sizable cities with people living in close quarters and with the side-products of their industry, an argument can be made for dirty. It's not a slam...it's just the condition of cities that are alive. Here's a quotation, by the way, from the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health: The industrial revolution in England had by the beginning...
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Re: Dutch mill village calls 'Enough!"

GarryRF ·
Don't bite the hand that feeds you. You don't know where your next "Wiener Schnitzel " will come from. For 4.3 Million they can take photos as they walk through my living room. "They doth protest too much, methinks" is a line from the c. 1600 play Hamlet by William Shakespeare
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Re: It's a loooong way to the tip of the wing!

DrFumblefinger ·
The photo reminds me of that famous episode of the "Twilight Zone" series. When a young William Shatner is a passenger on the window seat, looking out at the wing, while a gremlin starts tearing pieces from it. No one can see the Gremlin except for Shatner.... But that doesn't mean the Gremlin isn't there. You didn't happen to see a Gremlin, did you PHeymont?
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Re: Boston's Beautiful Public Garden

Travel Luver ·
It's a great garden and a wonderful place to go for a walk or jog at the end of a summer's day.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 23, 2014: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario

Ottoman ·
Hi Garry RF and DrFumblefinger. Thanks for you interest on today's pic of the day...the Sleeping Giant. Garry, in Northwestern Ontario (and many other areas of Canada), aboriginal names are used quite commonly. In Thunder Bay, many medical clinics, schools, recreational centers, and so on have an aboriginal name, not to mention the many towns and landmarks in the area that also have aboriginal names. A major piece of Northwestern Ontario's history involves the fur trade (which of course the...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 23, 2014: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario

GarryRF ·
Passing through Towns in Australia and North America (incl. Canada) I like to stop off and take a few photo's of places that have been named after places in the UK. In Chester PA. I was asked "Do you have a Chester too?" - " Yes and a Jersey, York, Boston, Washington, Dover, Bethesda, Birmingham and a few more " Didn't know you had a Fort William until I was watching a "Who Do You Think You Are" TV show recently. A female Celebrity was tracking her ancestral trail from the UK.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar 11, 2014: The Robin's Nest

PortMoresby ·
This is so much fun. I'm not sure I've ever seen such ugly babies. I can just hear the parents, "If only they could stay eggs forever".
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar 11, 2014: The Robin's Nest

DrFumblefinger ·
Most baby animals are pretty cute, but there's something a little disturbing about a living bird without feathers. Dr Y, I really enjoyed this sequence!
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St. David's Cathedral, Wales. Where Gumbo was #80

DrFumblefinger ·
  The above photo proved more challenging than I'd thought it would.  Fortunately History Digger was able to solve the riddle.  Gumbo was visiting St. David's Cathedral in Wales.    St David's Cathedral (in Welsh: Eglwys...
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Charleston's Grand Mansions: Aiken-Rhett House

PortMoresby ·
  On a recent visit to Charleston, South Carolina, I bought a 2-day pass, called the Charleston Heritage Passport , at the North Charleston Visitor Center near the airport, and planned to include as many of the sites it offered of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 27, 2015: Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Garden

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the prettiest cottages anywhere, dating to the 15th century, is just a mile from Stratford on Avon.  Anne Hathaway lived in this 12 room home as a child.  She is best known for being the wife of the bard, William Shakespeare,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 31, 2015: After the Guard has changed...

PHeymont ·
  When AA Milne wrote       They're changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace;      Christopher Robin went down with Alice.      Alice is marrying one of the Guard:      "A soldier's life...
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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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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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Sept. 23, 2017: Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to the hills above Palermo, to visit an unusual cathedral with an unusual history.
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A Tale of Two Cathedrals - Palermo Italy

Jonathan L ·
Palermo, Sicily has two beautiful cathedrals, less than three miles apart. Jonathan L explores them both and explains their history.
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Sir William Van Horne Billiards Room

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob takes us to the Billards Room on Minister's Island, New Brunswick, Canada.
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Top 10 Things to Do in Birmingham

Ruby Daub ·
Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK with a population of approximately 1,000,075 at the latest count. With a distinguished history based on its manufacturing heritage this proud city is now a magnet for tourists from all over the world and whether it is shopping you love, attractions or festivals and events, Birmingham and its surrounding area has everything you can think of. Murder Mystery Events If you are thinking of taking a weekend break in Birmingham why not try a Murder...
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May 18, 2017: Ballachulish, in the Scottish Highlands.

GarryRF ·
GarryRF shows us some of Scotland's most dramatic and beautiful scenery.
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James Monroe's Highland, Charlottesville, Virginia

George G. ·
At the end of the week, we arrive at Gumbo's secret location, the former home of one of America's early Presidents.
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Caguas Botanical Gardens: a taste of history and culture

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of the garden, which is organized to mirror aspects of the island's culture and history.
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California Gardens 2017: Filoli, the House

PortMoresby ·
This week PortMoresby introduces us to a long-time favorite, magnificent Filoli, in Woodside, California.
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California Gardens 2017: Filoli, the Garden

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby happily revisits an historic Northern California garden in idyllic Woodside, near where she grew up south of San Francisco.
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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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London: a Few of My Favorite Things

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby ends the tale of her trip to England with the things she cannot do without - art, food, books and a visit to a beautiful house.
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March 23, 2017: Proud to be Hookers at Jean's Gift Shop, Chéticamp, NS

Ottoman ·
Don't let the name fool you. This family friendly arts & crafts gift shop should be rated "A" for Awesome.
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Remember the Alamo? A Unique History Lesson

Samantha ·
Samantha guides us through the scene of the most famous event in Texas history, even if the facts are still under debate.
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Shoebox America, 1969

PHeymont ·
A few nostalgic moments from a cross-country road trip in the summer of 1969, the year the Mets lost last place.
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Top five reasons to visit Baltimore, Maryland.

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Why should you visit Baltimore? Stephanie outlines the top things to see and do in this charming city.
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Seattle's Museum of History and Industry

PHeymont ·
A fascinating walk through the things and industries that made Seattle what it is, in an area that no longer is what it was.
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Walk the Redwood Forest of Muir Woods

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L says "I am not much of a 'back to nature' kind of guy... But Muir Woods National Monument is a totally different experience." Share it with him!
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Finding Nature: Titchwell Marsh, Norfolk, England

Kirsten Hines ·
Kirsten Hines' exploration of Nature in England series continues, this week with a stop at Titchwell Marsh where, of all things, a common robin captures her attention.
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Finding Nature in England: New Forest National Park

Kirsten Hines ·
Kirsten Hines' series on exploring Nature in England concludes, with a stop at a National Park that requires her to rethink what "national park" actually means in this long settled and farmed landscape.
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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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Echo of Rebellion: The Resistance at Christiana

PHeymont ·
A small Pennsylvania town hangs out a sign "Freedom Began Here," its proud memory of a moment when its name was known everywhere.
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Rittenhouse Square: Philadelphia's Lively Heart

Jonathan L ·
Philadelphia's lively and historic Rittenhouse Square is one of Jonathan L's favorite places to visit. He shares his views and thoughts.
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Hobart, NY: Book Village of the Catskills

Jonathan L ·
Join Jonathan L and his wife on a visit to a small country town that has more bookstores than many bigger cities.
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Back to Future, with an Orange Roof

PHeymont ·
An Iowa developer is planning to return an apartment building to its roots as a Howard Johnson hotel.
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Soldiers and Sailors Arch, Brooklyn, NY

PHeymont ·
PHeymont shares some views and some history of Brooklyn's iconic but often ignored Civil War memorial.
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Signs of Scotland

PHeymont ·
PHeymont shares a collection of signs seen on a recent trip to Edinburgh and Glasgow—ranging from whimsical to ironic to serious.
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Hearst Castle (Where Gumbo was #356)

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo was visiting Hearst Castle, the famous publisher's favorite place, and now open to the public.
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General Grant National Memorial, New York

PHeymont ·
PHeymont becomes one of this national monument's few visitors and finds out more about its history.
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Back in Time at Bedford's 1700s-era Tavern

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares a visit to the popular historic Jean Bonnet Tavern.
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The National Automobile Museum, Reno (Where Gumbo was #369)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting one of America's greatest car museums -- the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada.
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Top 10 Most Beautiful Gardens In The World

Emily (Guest) ·
It's hard not to be attracted to a beautiful garden. Today Emily shares some of the world's finest.
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Glasgow's Unlikely People's Palace

PHeymont ·
Built as an oasis of culture in a sea of slums, one of Glasgow's important museums is still fighting for its life in an era of budget cuts.
 
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