Tagged With "Wheels"

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Re: Persian Water Wheel (Sakia), Rajasthan, India

Travel Rob ·
That is so cool!
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Re: Driving in Spain: better be a hands-on experience!

DrFumblefinger ·
Tooooo much of Big Brother in all this for my liking.
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Re: The Falkirk Wheel, Scotland

PHeymont ·
That's just incredible! Thanks for a fascinating look...it would have made a good Where in the World puzzle, or What in the World... I found this animated GIF by Famine on Wikipedia that helped me visualize how it looks in operation. It's put together from a time-laps series.
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Re: The Falkirk Wheel, Scotland

DrFumblefinger ·
Technology and art! Fascinating yet functional.
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Re: The Falkirk Wheel, Scotland

PortMoresby ·
My darling father-in-law grew up in Falkirk and I've never gone there. But just mention a canal and I want to know about the towpath. A walk through Falkirk may be in my future: http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk...de-union-canal.shtml Thanks, Ian.
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Re: The Falkirk Wheel, Scotland

Ava ·
Wow!
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Re: Visiting the oldest Amusement Park in the World

DrFumblefinger ·
Looks like a wonderful fun day for the entire family. The ferris wheel is more my speed now, rather than the roller coasters. I bet the food was terrific, too.
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Re: Visiting the oldest Amusement Park in the World

PHeymont ·
I've been fascinated with the Riesenrad since The Third Man. One of my fondest (at distant memory, not at the time) of Vienna is being alone with my wife, late on a rainy evening in 1988, near the top. The wheel stopped for a few moments, the car swayed in the wind, and I had a momentary sensation that it was 1946 and I was in the film... Not much sign of that in these sunny pictures!
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Re: Let's Go Shopping at Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA

Samantha ·
Thanks for the comments guys. Garry, glad you and your wife liked my post. Yes, he is a Monty Python fan and says - One thin wafter, lol. Thanks for the video drfumblefinger. Thanks again for the comments.
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Re: Let's Go Shopping at Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA

GarryRF ·
I love the sights, the sounds, the colours and - yes - the smells of a market. Finding a new fruit or vegetable is amazing. Usually in a country I'm visiting. I found your husbands likings so funny. I read it to my wife but I couldn't finish a sentence for laughing ! Maybe he's a Monty Python fan ?
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Re: Let's Go Shopping at Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA

DrFumblefinger ·
Great visit to a great market! I try to get to the Pike's Place market almost every time I visit Seattle. You are right, Samantha, there's nothing magical about the fish being thrown around. Everytime someone buys a salmon, it sails from one employee to another to another, and they are remarkably good at it! So if you want to see the action, buy yourself one of these great fish. This is actually a very well known feature of the market and the salmon can be frozen and shipped most anywhere in...
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Re: Let's Go Shopping at Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA

GarryRF ·
Wow ! That's some kind of Looney Tunes habit - and I thought the Brits were weird. I've learned something new today.
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Visiting the oldest Amusement Park in the World

Ava ·
Ava shares a fun visit to Wurstelprater in Vienna. While it's the world's oldest amusement park, there are lots of fun and high-speed attractions to appeal to today's travelers.
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Persian Water Wheel (Sakia), Rajasthan, India

DrFumblefinger ·
While on tour in India, DrFumblefinger stopped to see how the ox-drawn waterwheel still has a role to play in Indian agriculture.
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The Falkirk Wheel, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
The Falkirk Wheel is a unique rotating boat lift in Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal.
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June 10, 2016: Ferris Wheel, Southport, UK

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a few images from the Ferris Wheel in Southport, U.K.
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Driving in Spain: better be a hands-on experience!

PHeymont ·
If you're driving in Spain anytime soon, keep your hands on the wheel. Spanish police are taking a very literal view of "keep your hands on the wheel and your eye on the road."   In two recent cases in the Salamanca area, drivers were fined for...
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Let's Go Shopping at Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us around Seattle's world-famous Pike Place Market, with its amazing variety of food, flowers and more.
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Lost in Space: Tourists stranded at top of Vienna wheel

PHeymont ·
Two tourists from Poland got an extra thrill on the Wiener Riesenrad, the giant Ferris wheel at Vienna's Prater amusement park: an attendant turned off the ride and went home, leaving them in the dark at the top of the 212-foot ride. The couple, last to board the ride near the end of the day, were still circling when the operator handed over controls to a colleague tasked with shutting down for the night. The new operator apparently did not know there were still passengers on board. At...
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Luxury Train Trips are the Best Way to Explore India

Rajiv Varma ·
India is teeming with a plenitude of palaces, historical monuments, picturesque destinations and magnificent sites. The smooth flight connections make it hassle-free for the travelers to marvel all of them in less time. However, there are those wanderers who love the journey more than the destinations. If you too are a devotee of the scenes passing by in your journey, then manifold your experience by traveling in any of the luxury trains. Be it the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels or the Maharajas...
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Re: Luxury Train Trips are the Best Way to Explore India

Trainman ·
Amazing Article! Thanks for sharing with us
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Surwal Lake in Sawai Madhopur through Palace on Wheels

Pratima ·
Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan is an ultimate destination of nature lovers. Be it forest or natural landscape or beautiful lakes, this district has it all which attacks all the nature lovers around the world. Among its noticeable tourist spots, Surwal Lake deserves a special mention. Located 15 kilometers away from the main city Sawai Madhopur, this shallow lake is surrounded by variety of flora and fauna. Surrounded few villages and firms, serene view of the lake, fresh and lively air...
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The Prater, Vienna: Austria's Playground for Everyone

Samantha ·
While in Vienna, Samantha and her husband spent a few hours checking out Austria's playground, the Prater. The giant Ferris Wheel is the draw to the park, but there is so much to see and do.
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Re: The Prater, Vienna: Austria's Playground for Everyone

PHeymont ·
The inscription on the memorial translates as The Master dedicated one of his most beautiful songs to the Vienna Prater, In the Prater, the Flowers Bloom Again.
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Indian Culture: Traditions and Customs of India

Pratima ·
An incredible country offering magical travel experiences to travelers from all over the world, India is unique. It is the same for its customs and traditions. India's rich cultural heritage is famous around the world and has fascinated many poets, writers and other personalities. The writer-traveler Mark Twain told us: " India is the cradle of humanity, the birthplace of the word, the mother of history, the grandmother of legends and the great-great -mother traditions. The country has a...
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10 Places To Visit Before They Disappear From Earth

Pratima ·
The media so often tell us about the changes in the Earth’s climate and landscape related to human activity, that we have ceased to attach great importance to this. Global warming - it has been talked about for decades, but we don’t feel it, rising sea levels are somehow far away from us and are not perceived as a danger. Meanwhile, there are a large number of beautiful parts of our planet, on which these changes have a tremendous and disastrous effect. Taj Mahal, Agra, India According to...
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