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Re: Alfred the Great's bones found!

PHeymont ·
This seems to be a good year for royal discoveries; the remains of Richard III were found under a parking lot in Leicester last year. Now if only someone could locate Jimmy Hoffa...and Judge Crater!
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Re: In Egypt: Luxor West Bank

Amateuremigrant ·
A brilliant collection of pictures and commentary. Avoiding the bus loads is all down to timing, so your patience was well rewarded ! I've visited the West Bank loads of times with groups and it never fails to astound ! Our trips began by meeting up with a host of donkeys from the ferry, at 4.30am. We rode up to cross the cliff top above Hatshepsut's temple then walk down to the Valley of the Kings. Riding a donkey named Saddam up there was always a guaranteed wake-up
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Re: In Egypt: Luxor West Bank

PortMoresby ·
It sounds a perfect way to see the area, though at that hour you'd likely have enjoyed the views without me. I understand the path from Hatshepsut's Temple to Valley of the Kings is now off limits, presumably because of the incident at the temple. You're lucky to have had the experience when you did. Thanks!
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Re: In Egypt: Luxor West Bank

George G. ·
Excellent photos. Your patience paid off since capturing historical locations like these are difficult without them being somewhat obscured by throngs of tourists.
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Re: In Egypt: Luxor West Bank

PortMoresby ·
Thanks, George. The fact that there really are no throngs makes this the perfect time to visit Egypt.
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Re: In Egypt: Up the Nile

Ron B. ·
Back in 1989, when TWA still existed, took their 14 day tour. I believe there were 35 of us. We started in Cairo - 4 days staying at Mena House opposite the pyramids A huge WOW! During our stay there we traveled to Sakkaha and Memphis. Boarded a bus that took us to Alexandria - 2 days staying at Montazah Sheraton. From there we took a train to Aswan (dirty dishes - everyone sick). In Aswan, we stayed on Elephantine Island's Loews Aswan Oberoi. Went to Temples of Philae and flew to Abu...
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Re: Why You should visit Nevada's Valley of Fire

DrFumblefinger ·
You are correct, GarryRF. There have been a number of movies filmed in the park. Lifted straight from Wikipedia , here is a listing of these: Film History : Valley of Fire is a popular location for shooting automobile commercials and other commercial photography. It has provided a setting for the following films and television shows: The Professionals with Burt Lancaster , Lee Marvin , and Claudia Cardinale was filmed in 1966. As of November 2012 a piece of the movie set is still up for...
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Chicago — City of Skyscrapers & Cloud Gate

DrFumblefinger ·
Like the monolith in Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke’s monumental film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, “Cloud Gate” looks like an alien object dropped onto a terrestrial landscape (not the African Savannah, but rather into...
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Westminster Abbey's "attic" to open to public

PHeymont ·
Westminster Abbey is gaining a new tower—its first in 300 years—and with it an elevator and stairs that will allow the Abbey, for the first time ever, to open the Triforium, an attic-like space overlooking the main aisle, to the public....
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Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Paris: A Park with a Past

PHeymont ·
  Like so many of the great parks, Paris' Parc des Buttes Chaumont, seems to be at one with nature, or even to be nature itself. But while this park is beautiful, and a favorite of Paris families in the northeastern part of the city, it has a...
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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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Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota (Where Gumbo Was #231)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the plane exhibit outside the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota. An impressive assortment of military hardware can be viewed (for free), a treat for anyone interested in the history of flight.
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Gingerbread Village, Los Angeles

Travel Rob ·
A lot of people are thinking about comfort foods during this time. The Bonaventure hotel in Los Angeles put on the ultimate comfort food display.
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Abandoned Asylums: An Unusual Destination

Marilyn Jones ·
Books that can inspire travel come in all sorts: Here's an unusual one that caught Marilyn Jones' attention.
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Tips for Your First White Water Rafting Trip

Darren Wilson ·
Darren shares some reasons and background on whitewater rafting (sponsored content)
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Monumental Madrid

PHeymont ·
PHeymont examines some of the outward aspects of buildings that give Madrid its character.
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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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Rainbow City coming to Shreveport, LA

Marilyn Jones ·
A whimsical collection of air-filled sculptures is coming to Shreveport, Louisiana as it tours the world.
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December 6, 2019: Mkhaya Game Reserve, eSwatini

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares some terrific photos of wildlife from the newly-named country of Eswatini. Successful rhino conservation is a highlight of his visit to Mkhaya Game Reserve!
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Malcolm's Cross, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares an interesting and neglected piece of English and Scottish history -- the tale behind Malcolm's Cross
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Portland, Oregon - Part II - Exploring

HistoryDigger ·
   Portland claims to thrive on weird. Tattoos, long beards, sandals and fleece. And there's the odd vegan strip club and naked bike ride. But to a visitor from New Orleans, city of crazy, Portland feels tame and easygoing. Even the dogs...
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Stokesley Funfair and Agricultural Show.

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Stokesley is a market town in rural North Yorkshire with a well established agricultural past and community. The origins of the annual fair stretch back to 1223, when Henry III granted Stokesley, a charter to hold an annual fair. The third week in...
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Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg (Where Gumbo Was #125)

PHeymont ·
The Heiliggeistkirche, to give it its German name, is the most imposing church in Heidelberg; it stands out above the Altstadt (Old City) section of the city so distinctively that I dared not include an exterior view among the clues. I make amends...
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Twin Falls, Yoho National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
    (Twin Falls, Yoho NP)   In a region of dramatic scenery and jaw-dropping beauty, the Yoho Valley more than holds its own.  Situated in Canada's Rocky Mountains, it's one of the most amazing places I've ever visited.   The...
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Historic Trinity Church, New York: Where Gumbo Was (#118)

PHeymont ·
Manhattan’s Trinity Church is one of the oldest Episcopal parishes in North America, but its church is a relative newcomer, built during the Gothic revival of the mid-19th century. No wonder most of the guesses placed it far away and in an...
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Portland, Oregon — Part I - Eating

HistoryDigger ·
  Portland’s vibe is mellow and friendly; its culture is food-forward. We, newbies, came to eat, taste wine (apologies to the breweries), and walk. We expected cool temperatures but arrived at the height of a heat wave, so we paced...
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Portland, Oregon - Part III - Escaping

HistoryDigger ·
After a week in Portland's restaurants and gardens, we were ready for nature. One of Portland's closest and most popular natural attractions is Multnomah Falls , the second highest, year-round waterfall in the nation. Getting there by car is easy;...
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Exploring the Baltic Coast. 3) Tallinn, Estonia

Linguists on the Loose ·
  Our final Baltic destination was Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. We spent the week wandering around the old town, admiring the medieval architecture, haggling with vendors at the Russian market, wading in the cool clear waters of the Baltic,...
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In Egypt: Luxor West Bank

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby visits 3 sites on the West Bank of the River Nile, opposite Luxor near the Valley of the Kings, the ancient Theban Necropolis.
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April 26, 2018: Kilchurn Castle, Scotland.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares the history of Kilchurn Castle in the Scottish Highlands, along with some memorable monochrome images.
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Italy's orange battle acts out history

PHeymont ·
One of Europe's oldest food fights dates to Napoleon's time, but takes its backstory from the 12th century.
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May 4, 2018: Glencoe Massacre Monument, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a detailed history of the story of the Massacre in Glencoe Scotland, whose monument we visit in our Pic of the Day.
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Dunstaffnage Castle, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares beautiful images and a detailed history of Dunstaffnage Castle. Built in the 13th century, it is one of the oldest castles in Scotland and has stood witness to many of the country's key historic events.
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Paris from the River

PHeymont ·
An hour or so on one of the many Seine tour boats gives you a different view of Paris, and the details are a bit different each time you take the trip.
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City of Architecture and Heritage, Paris

PHeymont ·
An unusual and barely-known museum provides study casts of France's best monumental architecture and a view of architecture as a mirror of society.
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In Egypt: The Egyptian Museum

PortMoresby ·
On her last day in Cairo, PortMoresby visits the famous Egyptian Museum, in its last days as the primary home to the treasures of ancient Egypt.
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Feb. 17, 2018: Sculpture on Paris Bridges

PHeymont ·
The bridges of Paris are decorated with a variety of sculpture and symbols, but some are easy to miss if you're not looking closely.
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In Egypt: Luxor & Karnak

PortMoresby ·
With a week to spend in Luxor, PortMoresby visits Luxor Temple, very near her apartment, then 3 kilometers northward along the Nile, wanders within the Temples of Karnak.
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Belfast: An Uneasy City

PHeymont ·
Despite expectations of a transformed city, we found Belfast uneasy and divided despite great attractions at the city's center.
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Malahide Castle, Ireland

PHeymont ·
Malahide Castle, on the coast near Dublin was the home of one family for 800 years, and is now a fascinating and varied attraction for visitors.
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Holiday gifts for travelers

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones spends a lot of time on the road, and keeps her eye out for gifts that can make travelers happy. Her annual recommendations are here.
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Walking Through Seville and the Centuries

PHeymont ·
Seville, the largest city of southern Spain’s Andalucia region, is as full of contrasts as you might imagine of a city that was important in the Roman era, was ruled by the Moors for centuries, and then became not only the seat of Spanish...
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Seville's Cathedral: Vast Spaces, Long History

PHeymont ·
In a world where every guide and guidebook tells you that you are at the biggest, most important, most interesting, most popular, most something site in the world, it’s often not only not clear what’s true, but why you should be impressed...
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Sudeley Castle, witness to England's turbulent past

Mac ·
   Located in the small Cotswold village of Winchcombe near the city of Cheltenham in south west England, Sudeley Castle was built on the site of an earlier castle by Ralph Boteler, Baron Sudeley, using money he had 'earned' fighting in...
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Bones Recreated Using 3D Printer, What Would Richard Have Thought?

PortMoresby ·
  The bones of England's King Richard III are the subject of a recreation by 3D printer, now shown in a display in the car park where they were found in 2012.  The courts had determined that his actual remains should remain in Leicester...
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 12) the Valley of the Boyne

DrFumblefinger ·
This post concludes tales of my road-trip around the Emerald Isle (though I've still got a few things to share about Dublin); if you want to catch up on prior posts, you can find them at this link .  I don't think this road-trip series could end...
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Sept. 24, 2016: Sunday afternoon on the Seine, Paris

PHeymont ·
Houseboats on the Seine, remembered by PHeymont
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England's Thames Path: Kew Palace

PortMoresby ·
On the final day of this walk along the River Thames, PortMoresby pays a visit to Kew Palace, one of a number of fascinating attractions located within the Royal Botanic Gardens, just outside central London.
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Time for England: A Gallery of Clocks

PHeymont ·
There's so much to see wherever you travel that sometimes you only know afterward what caught your attention. In PHeymont's case, his recent trip to England featured clocks.
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Rolling Sculpture Car Club Show, Canmore. Part III - 1951 - 1960

DrFumblefinger ·
A continuation of a series on some of the magnificent cars in this great show.
 
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