Tagged With "Palace on Wheels"

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Vienna — Life in the Past Lane (part 2)

DrFumblefinger ·
(Vienna, Kartnerstrasse, one of the main pedestrian malls) This blog is a continuation of a discussion on visiting Vienna.  If you missed it, you can read part 1 here.   (St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna)  Other...
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Central India, Pt.1: Gwalior

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares the magnificent sights of Gwalior, including some magnificent temples and palaces.
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Central India, Pt.2: Orchha

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe visits the town of Orchha in Central India, including its impressive Raja Mahal and Jahangir Mahal palaces.
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Re: Central India, Pt.1: Gwalior

Amateuremigrant ·
As ever, the Prof's thorough and observant regard for his destination provides would-be travellers with excellent bait ! The toy train brought back a few memories for me !
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Re: Central India, Pt.1: Gwalior

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating place! Thanks for sharing these Professor. I look forward to exploring Central India with you as my guide.
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Re: Central India, Pt.2: Orchha

George G. ·
I'm curious to know if the talented artists who painted these walls and ceilings are documented anywhere. When I see such great works such as those on the abandoned and still occupied havelis of Shekhawati as well as those captured in your interesting photos, I can't help but wonder if their names are known. We hear about the rulers and rich merchants who owned many of these great edifices, but I'm equally curious about the architects and artisans.
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Re: Central India, Pt.2: Orchha

Professorabe ·
I could not agree more with you. The guidebooks always tell you that King XYZ built a castle/palace/temple, but, of course, THEY didn't - it was an army of workers, architects, and artisans who did. As to Orchha, I reckon that at least some of the names are known, but I'm afraid I don't have the information. If you liked my photos of the inside of the Laxmi Temple in particular, here is a link to further ones: https://orchaa.wordpress.com/2...as-of-art-in-orchha/
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August 9, 2018: Palácio de Estói, Portugal

Professorabe ·
ProfessorAbe shares a stay at a lovely 'pousada' – a hotel housed in a historical building -- the Palácio de Estói,
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Re: August 9, 2018: Palácio de Estói, Portugal

DrFumblefinger ·
Great place, Professor! Did the rooms live up to your expectations?
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Re: August 9, 2018: Palácio de Estói, Portugal

Professorabe ·
As I said, the guest rooms are not actually in the old palace itself, but in a modern block next to it. However, they were well-appointed and quite comfortable. We had a pleasant balcony - ideal for an hour's relaxation after a long sight-seeing day.
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September 18, 2019: The Bridge of Sighs, Venice

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the best known bridges in the world, DrFumblefinger visits and shares the story behind the Bridge of Sighs.
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Re: Vintage & Classic Car Collection, Udaipur. 2) 1946 - 1989

PHeymont ·
Oooh! That MG is the one I want...
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Re: Vintage & Classic Car Collection, Udaipur. 2) 1946 - 1989

GarryRF ·
Beautiful examples of old cars DrF. I would certainly make it a full day exploring. Few more if you want a look ! http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/...tage-car-museum.html
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Re: Vintage & Classic Car Collection, Udaipur. 2) 1946 - 1989

danthewanderer ·
Brings back memories, I spent hours there, awesome collection.
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Re: Visiting the Alhambra

Travel Luver ·
What a beautiful and amazing place! I need to get there someday!!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 30, 2013: Rescue Team, Chartres, France

DrFumblefinger ·
XXX  Chartres is a lovely medieval town an hour's train ride from Paris (perfect day-trip destination), with a magnificent Cathedral.  We were enjoying views of the town of Chartres from the garden balcony of the Bishop`s Palace when this...
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Visiting the Alhambra

PHeymont ·
Where do you begin writing about the Alhambra? It's one of the most famous places in the world, yes. It has a history that is both shorter than one might expect, and more complex. A residence, a fortress, a monument, a museum...no easy description....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 21, 2015: The Summer Palace, Beijing China

Jonathan L ·
The Summer Palace was the Emperor's retreat for over two hundred years. It also became the prison of one emperor. The Empress Dowager Cixi imprisoned her son here when he tried to institue reforms in 1898. Above is a detail from The Long Corridor. The...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 13, 2014: Gödöllő

PortMoresby ·
  The Royal Palace of Gödöllő sits on the outskirts of Budapest and it was there I was taken one day by streetcar from the center of the city by dear friend, Zoli.  A serious photographer with a wonderful eye, he and I walked all...
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Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea

Kingtikitaki ·
Kingtikitaki shows us why we need to put Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea on our travel bucket list!
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Vintage & Classic Car Collection, Udaipur. 2) 1946 - 1989

DrFumblefinger ·
The final installation in this series featuring a collection of historic vehicles that belonged to the Royal Family of Udaipur, India
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Taipei's World Famous National Palace Museum Opens Branch Museum in Chiayi

Travel Rob ·
Taiwan's World Famous National Palace Museum Opens Branch Museum in Chiayi
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In Egypt: Around Luxor

PortMoresby ·
With a week to spend in Luxor, PortMoresby enjoys leisurely days in the town as much, if not more, as those spent at its famous monuments.
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February 8, 2019: Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares a visit to the lovely 17th century palace and gardens of Charlottenburg, near Berlin.
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The Barolo Palace, Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares a visit to this unusual and interesting building. Architect Mario Palanti incorporated many symbols of Dante's Divine Comedy into its design and construction.
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Re: October 23, 2016: Imam Square, Esfahan, Iran

DrFumblefinger ·
Amazing architecture! Brilliant photos, Gilles.
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Re: England’s Thames Path: Richmond to Kew

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm enjoying this stroll along the Thames with you. A pleasant walk in a beautiful place has become my favorite pass time, and I've got to do this walk down the Thames sometime soon. Thanks, PortMoresby!
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Re: England’s Thames Path: Richmond to Kew

PortMoresby ·
My pleasure, DrF.
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Re: Museum of the Revolution, Havana (Where Gumbo Was #152)

Mac ·
We never managed to get in here Paul!! Why oh why do the museums in Cuba (including this one) close on Mondays?? Thanks for taking us round though, now I feel complete ;-)
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Re: Museum of the Revolution, Havana (Where Gumbo Was #152)

GarryRF ·
Did you know the top drawer of Castro's desk contains every cheque paid to Cuba, by the US, for the rental of Guantanamo Bay. All uncashed.
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Re: Museum of the Revolution, Havana (Where Gumbo Was #152)

PHeymont ·
I forget about that! The government refuses to cash the checks, stating that the U.S. lease on Guantanamo is illegal. And, one of the people we chatted with also suggested that Castro might not be so sure the check wouldn't bounce...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. Sept. 8, 2013: Portuguese "Castle In The Sky"

PHeymont ·
Portugal's answer to Bavaria's fairy-tale castles (and to Disney!), the Pena Palace sits high on a mountaintop above the town of Sintra, and above the 10th-century Moorish Castle that guarded it. The palace was built in the second half of...
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The Alcazar of Seville and the Puzzling Palace of Peter I

PHeymont ·
Throughout Andalucia, in Southern Spain, every tour and every site tells some part of a story of conquest and reconquest, of Moors driving out Visigoths, and falling in turn over centuries to Christian kingdoms. And yet, when one of those Christian...
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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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Museum of the Revolution, Havana (Where Gumbo Was #152)

PHeymont ·
Once the Presidential Palace (and scene of an attempted coup d'etat) this impressive building is now a museum of Cuba's revolutions. In front, a piece of the 17th-century city wall.
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England’s Thames Path: Richmond to Kew

PortMoresby ·
Onward for a 3rd day of walking along the Thames Path, PortMoresby is astonished to stumble into a remnant of historic Richmond Palace.
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Florence's Uffizi closes a gallery that wasn't open

PHeymont ·
Fire safety concerns have closed a centuries-old gallery connecting two of Florence's top museums, just as plans were underway to open it to the public.
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October 23, 2016: Imam Square, Esfahan, Iran

Grand Escapades ·
Persian religious architecture ranks among the most spectacular and refined. In Esfahan, you can fully grasp the uniqueness of this architecture.
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Our Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, Austria - Part Two

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband had a wonderful time exploring some of the sights from the Sound of Music. Today she shares Part 2 of their tour.
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Re: Our Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, Austria - Part Two

George G. ·
I took my wife on the Sound of Music tour from the old Chiemsee Armed Forces Recreation Center when the US Army occupied it. I remember on our bus as we drove away, the guide wanted us to show hands of who saw it just once, and went through the numbers to see who saw it the most. She never asked who never saw it which was only me. Still haven't seen it. Everyone ooohed and aaaahed when we arrived at the gazebo as I stood bewildered and I was the only one that didn't know the do-re-mi song...
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June 11, 2019: Near the MALBA, Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger turns a disappointment into an opportunity to make a pleasant discovery about a lovely home in Palermo.
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The Stockholm Cathedral (Where Gumbo was #344)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the historic Cathedral of Stockholm's old city, Gamla Stan. The church is built immediately adjacent to the Royal Palace complex.
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Re: The Magic Worlds of Sintra

Jonathan L ·
I love this post. It poored the day I went to Sintra. All I saw was the National Palace, rain and fog. Thank you for all of these great pictures of places i would love to actually get to see when I go back Portugal.
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Re: The Magic Worlds of Sintra

NonstopFromJFK ·
Travel Luver: thanks! Your profile says Portugal is an upcoming trip for you.. are you going soon? Jonathan: Doesn't it suck when weather gets in the way of you fully enjoying a destination you've been looking forward to? We got lucky in Sintra, but it rained for 2 days straight in Porto when we were there.
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Re: The Magic Worlds of Sintra

Jonathan L ·
http://travels2ndhalf.blogspot...lisboa-it-rains.html
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Re: The Magic Worlds of Sintra

Travel Luver ·
I was hoping to go to Portugal this year, nonStop, but had to postpone it because if my dad's poor health. Hopefully 2015!
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Re: The Magic Worlds of Sintra

Mac ·
Beautiful photos, thanks and a fascinating tour of the delights of Sintra. We went there in great haste by car and it just was not a good day so saw little of it's delights that you have shown us. Many thanks!
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Re: The Magic Worlds of Sintra

Travel Luver ·
Beautiful photos of an AMAZING place!
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Re: Shimmering Lakes and Romantic Palaces of Udaipur

DrFumblefinger ·
It's an incredibly beautiful place. I do love the light a dawn and dusk around the lake! Thanks for sharing your love of this place with everyone.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 22, 2013: Fantastic Skylight in Barcelona

GarryRF ·
Thanks for the photo Pheymont. I adore ornate ceilings. Something from the past you don't get repeated today. This is in the Cunard Building in Liverpool. Built in 1914. Before it moved its HQ to New York in the 60's.
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