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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 23, 2014: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario

GarryRF ·
Do the modern Canadian folks still use the original names that the indigenous people used for local places ?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 23, 2014: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario

DrFumblefinger ·
Sometimes we do, Garry. Like Lake Minnewanka, Kakabeka falls, and so on. But more often Anglicized names are used, or translation of native names into English (eg. "Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump"). What say you, Ottoman?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 23, 2014: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario

GarryRF ·
I've been to a few places where the aboriginal people have been pushed aside for the Concrete Jungle of Western or Anglicised living. I do feel a touch guilty - but ......
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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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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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Saltburn by the Sea, North Yorkshire

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter has visited Saltburn since his childhood, and finds it still holds its Victorian charm.
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Do you see what I mean ?

Amateuremigrant ·
Robert Cranwell likes to look at the little things when he travels in nature and explains why -- you will too once you've read his post.
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Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Alberta (Where Gumbo Was #236)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Writing-on-Stone Provincial park in south-central Alberta. A beautiful prairie landscape dotted with hundreds of hoodoos and the Milk River make for a memorable destination.
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Cruisers: Is your ID watching you?

PHeymont ·
Cruise lines are tracking passengers through ID systems, both for future ship design and to find how to encourage passengers to go where they're wanted.
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Explore Rome with bikes

TopBike Rental (Guest) ·
Looking for a novel way to explore Rome? A bike offers you an environmentally friendly way of getting around, with health benefits and loads of fun (sponsored content)
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Newport's Cliff Walk: Between Mansions and the Sea

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visited Newprot Rhode Island, and explored the famous Cliff Walk
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The Floating Reed Islands of the Uros People, Lake Titicaca. (Where Gumbo was #139)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting the floating reed islands of Lake Titicaca , a large lake straddling Peru and Bolivia (the Peruvians like to say they got the "titi" part, while the Bolivians got the "caca").   It's the most voluminous lake...
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Historical temples of Rajasthan that bless you with the spiritual ecstasy

Rekha Bisht ·
Rajasthan has a special place in the history of India. Splendid forts, royal palaces, Rajputana legends, and even the temples in Rajasthan lure the history lovers to the royal state. The historical temples in Rajasthan deserve a special mention when planning a holiday in India. The masterpieces of extravagant architecture and many legends of mythology are certainly interesting to explore. Blessed with healing powers to divine aura, historical tells to legends, take a tour to best temples.
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Mystical Rishikesh, India: Things To Do, See And Experience

Manmohan Singh (Guest) ·
Make your trip to Rishikesh more exciting and memorable. Know and find out the things to do, see, and experience in Rishikesh, India through this blog.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 7, 2013: Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
 Mesa Verde National Park is a unique place because of its 600 cliff dwellings (many very well preserved), homes of the Ancestral Pueblo people.  Some of these cliff communities are over 1500 years old and the park is a UNESCO World Heritage...
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Nov. 29, 2016: Salar De Uyuni & The Southwest Loop Of Bolivia

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades shares beautiful images of the colorful and massive salt lake of Bolivia, situated at high altitude in its mountains. And of the flamingos that dwell there.
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March 3, 2017: Los Hervideros, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Ian Cook ·
Beautiful eroded lava cliffs and caves are the subject of this Pic of the Day.
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The North Yorkshire Coast

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter shares some beautiful images of the lovely coastal landscapes near his home in North Yorkshire.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 23, 2014: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario

Ottoman ·
 Thunder Bay's 50 million ton city mascot is known as the Sleeping Giant, the panoramic Sibley Peninsula, a formation of mesas and sills that juts out on Lake Superior and forms the body of water that is Thunder Bay. When viewed from the City,...
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Re: Step Back in Time: Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Amateuremigrant ·
I remember reading with fascination about this in a couple of articles by Barry Lopez. It was saddening to hear of the wanton damage done on the past, but equally gladdening (?) to learn that intact granaries and other structures are still in existence but very closely guarded. Such archaeological evidence is a delight and tells us a lot about these early inhabitants ❤️
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Re: Saltburn by the Sea, North Yorkshire

Amateuremigrant ·
Ah ! The call of the north ! I may live 350 miles further north but Yorkshire is the fifth distillation of The North
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Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland
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Re: The North Yorkshire Coast

Travel Luver ·
Wow! A really pretty coastline.
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Step Back in Time: Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us along as she explores some of the most ancient Native American dwellings.
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Rijksmuseum rethinks Dutch 'Golden Age'

PHeymont ·
The Rijksmuseum has a new exhibition that links Dutch society to the role slavery played in its development and wealth through a series of individual stories.
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Road Trip: Starbucks Reserve, Seattle

PortMoresby ·
For lack of a well-known public face for Starbucks, PortMoresby’s brain keeps substituting Jeff Bezos. But that’s not today’s issue, rather, do you think you know what a Starbucks looks like? Well, so did PortMoresby.
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