Tagged With "English and Gaelic"

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Loch Broom Log Church, Nova Scotia

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits the Loch Broom Log Church in Nova Scotia
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Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Canada

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows the Cabot Trail, one of the most scenic road trips of the world.
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Re: Ethiopia Musings: 4)The Food

Travel Rob ·
Thanks,I love injera and it was nice to learn more about it. Great photos!
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Re: Ethiopia Musings: 4)The Food

GarryRF ·
Ethiopia was always on the TV News as millions were starving - and died. Their drought continued for many years. But thanks to "climate change" the rains returned and Ethiopia is now self sufficient in it's own food supply. It exports much of its produce to neighbouring countries too. Climate change isn't all bad news!
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Ethiopia Musings: 4)The Food

Lestertheinvestor ·
  The food is quite unique and tends to be inexpensive.  Something I noticed immediately, especially as a vegetarian, is the large number of Italian food selections on most menus. Mind you, I am given English printed menus, so who knows what...
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English as a second language: Who's best?

PHeymont ·
Among the things you probably never wondered is "Has someone ever ranked the world's countries that don't speak English by how proficiently their residents speak English?" Now you don't have to wonder; the answer is YES! and we have the list.  ...
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Re: August 29, 2016: Moated site at Arley Hall, Haigh near Wigan

Marilyn Jones ·
So lovely and peaceful.
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Re: Lunenberg, Nova Scotia (Where Gumbo Was #244)

GarryRF ·
The Ship "Picton Castle" was constructed for a company in Swansea - Wales. It was the first Ship to arrive in Norway near the end of WW2 and was known as the "Liberator of Norway"
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August 29, 2016: Moated site at Arley Hall, Haigh near Wigan

Ian Cook ·
Today Ian Cook shares some images of the English landscape, this the moated site at Arley Hall, Haigh near Wigan.
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Lunenberg, Nova Scotia (Where Gumbo Was #244)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the coastal town of Lunenberg in Nova Scotia. Lunenberg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because it is the best preserved example of a British-planned community in Canada. It is a great spot to spend a day.
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Re: May 31, 2016. The Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver

TravelingCanuck ·
What an interesting place. All my trips to Vancouver in recent years yet I never made it to English Bay. Top spot on the itinerary next trip there. Thanks.
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Re: May 31, 2016. The Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver

Travel Rob ·
Wow,what a great place! I hope my friends Sonny and Marine are seeing this as thy are new residents of the city!
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Paris bridges language gap with new app

PHeymont ·
Paris is consistently the world's most-visited city, and while it's fairly easy for English-speakers to get what they need, it's harder for speakers of many other languages. Paris has just rolled out a new app called "Yes, I speak touriste?" to help...
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August 3, 2016: Tynemouth Priory, England

View from the Chair photography shares the history of Tynemouth Priory in North East England, which dates to the 8th century AD.
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Going for a (83 km) swim in the lake...

PHeymont ·
Spanish open-water swimmer Jaime Caballero set a new world record for speed in swimming the 83 km (over 50-mile) length of Lake Geneva.
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May 31, 2016. The Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver

DrFumblefinger ·
An historic hotel in Vancouver, situated on English Bay, Sylvia Hotel is a great place to stay or get something to eat or drink.
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Re: August 3, 2016: Tynemouth Priory, England

Travel Luver ·
Great photos! Can see why it's one your favorites.
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Re: August 3, 2016: Tynemouth Priory, England

ViewFromTheChairPhotography ·
Thank you i am so lucky to have this on my doorstep
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Re: August 3, 2016: Tynemouth Priory, England

DrFumblefinger ·
An excellent collection of photos for today's POD. Thanks, Tony!
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Re: August 3, 2016: Tynemouth Priory, England

GarryRF ·
Another fascinating look at history. I'm enjoying your blogs Tony !
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Re: August 3, 2016: Tynemouth Priory, England

Thanks Gary,very much appreciated
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Re: August 3, 2016: Tynemouth Priory, England

TravelingCanuck ·
What an amazing and interesting place. Great photos. Thank you for this view of another part of England. It is close to one of my bucket list sites of Hadrians Wall, which I hope to hike the length of one day.
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Re: August 3, 2016: Tynemouth Priory, England

Travel Rob ·
Incredible photos!
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Re: August 3, 2016: Tynemouth Priory, England

Thabk you,yeah it is not far from Hadrians Wall,which is another beautiful place.Unfortunately i can't photograph much of that as i am in a wheelchair
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Does your healthcare cover you on the road? Most don't know!

PHeymont ·
Health insurance can be confusing enough, and overseas travel just adds complications to it. Enough that, according to a survey sponsored by travel-insurance broker InsureMyTrip, over 60% of travelers either don't know, or believe their insurance...
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London's tiny landmarks celebrate 150 years

PHeymont ·
London celebrates the 150th anniversary of its littlest—and most numerous—landmarks, the more than 900 'little blue plaques.'
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Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was enjoying a stroll in Winnipeg's largest park, Assiniboine Park.  Established in 1904 the park covers 1100 acres (450 ha); almost half the park's design is styled after an English park (which is quite common in Canada).     Big...
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Channel ferries: more than a nostalgia trip

PHeymont ·
Travel writer Nick Trend, in the Telegraph (UK) reminds readers that while air and Eurostar have become the most popular way for Brits to visit Europe, the ferries are still there and for good reasons.   To start with, fares are at historic lows...
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England's Heritage at Risk, Group Reports

PHeymont ·
Time, decay and rising costs are putting some of England's best-known or historic sites at risk.
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Jersey, The Channel Isles.

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter shares some brilliant images of Jersey, one of the Channel Islands between England and France.
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Re: London's tiny landmarks celebrate 150 years

GarryRF ·
You will see these blue plaques all around the UK. Canada. Europe and Australia. Rumour has it they have migrated to the US too. You'll find over 100 in Liverpool, England where I live. The most visited is the plaque to John Lennon born here in Liverpool. Murdered in New York. Paul McCartney may get one - but only 20 years after he passes away. He's in no rush - so I think he's avoiding New York. Lennon mosaic in Central Park NY
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Re: London's tiny landmarks celebrate 150 years

PHeymont ·
Just like those London papers not to mention the rest of the world! I'll be looking for them in Liverpool later this month...
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Re: London's tiny landmarks celebrate 150 years

GarryRF ·
Most Londoners think they'll fall off the edge of the World if they leave London. Just like the Monty Python film - The Meaning of Life.
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Re: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

GarryRF ·
You must be civilised in Canada too - cricket ! The original design for Central Park NY was made here - near Liverpool UK Birkenhead Park. Same guy did both. Just a bit smaller. We're a bit pushed for space over here !
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Re: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

DrFumblefinger ·
We are indeed very civilized here, but in full disclosure, cricket is just a footnote sport. Not played by many. There is only one sport in Canada and that is hockey. Every other sport combined would not equal half the popularity of ice hockey.
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Re: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

GarryRF ·
I guessed that DrF - that guy is way too close to the parked cars !
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Re: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

PHeymont ·
Close but no cigar on Central Park's designer (who also did my backyard, Brooklyn's Prospect Park). Birkenhead was the work of Joseph Paxton, while the other two were done by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Olmsted visited Birkenhead in 1850, three years after it opened, and while he was already thinking about Central Park, which opened in 1858. In his book "Walks and Talks of an American Farmer in England, Olmsted wrote about Birkenhead: "five minutes of admiration, and a few more...
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Re: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

GarryRF ·
In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted won a design competition to improve and expand Central Park with a plan he entitled the Greensward Plan . 8 years AFTER Olmsted visited the Peoples Garden - Birkenhead Park England. He said "that in democratic America there was nothing to be thought of as comparable with this People’s Garden" So he took the plans back to New York. Entered the Central Park competition 8 years later. And won using Paxton plans from the Peoples Garden in England as a guide.
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Re: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

PHeymont ·
Garry, no one doubts Paxton's influence on Olmsted, and on generations of others (as Olmsted influenced those who came after him), but surely there's a vast difference between learning from a master and applying similar ideas to different terrain on the one hand, and "plagiarism" of any sort on the other. That's especially so when we see how fully and publicly Olmsted acknowledged the model!
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Re: Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Canada. Where Gumbo Was #36

GarryRF ·
Apr 13, 2013 The boss of New York’s Central Park hailed his first visit to Birkenhead Park which inspired its design as “a dream come true” Doug Blonsky, president and chief executive of the New York Central Park said: “You drive around Birkenhead Park and there is no question that the physical similarities between here and Central Park are there" “To come here and take a look at it is a dream come true for me."
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Re: Channel ferries: more than a nostalgia trip

Travel Rob ·
The buses ,like Megabus ,sometimes use the ferries as well and it's a great way to break up a bus trip. They make you disembark the bus for safety reasons while the ferry is moving and you can watch the view and get something to eat.
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Re: Channel ferries: more than a nostalgia trip

PortMoresby ·
A timely post, PHeymont. Trying to simplify a proposed trip to the UK and Portugal, and also slip in a bit of Spain along the way, I'm seriously considering the ferries from the south coast of England to Bilbao & environs, then train down to Portugal. I'm sure it will save me money, as opposed to trains, using the ferries, most of which I wasn't aware of until I took a good look at the broken lines showing ferry routes on Google maps.
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March 22, 2020: Lady in the Park, Winnipeg

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a popular statue in Winnipeg, situated in Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day: April 15th, 2014. Deck Chairs in Hyde Park

IslandMan ·
  On a past trip to London (England that is), we stayed at a hotel in South Kensington which was only a short walk to Hyde Park. On a sunny Autumn morning we were taking a morning stroll and noticed these deck chairs set up by the banks of the...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day: April 15th, 2014. Deck Chairs in Hyde Park

DrFumblefinger ·
I, too, am tempted to stretch out and take a nap. Fond memories of Hyde Park. My wife and I stayed within a block of this great park during our honeymoon some years ago.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day: April 15th, 2014. Deck Chairs in Hyde Park

Andre Pur ·
It will be very nice to see those chairs in our central park in my county, maybe someday.
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