Tagged With "St Francis Basilica"

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Enjoying a Taste of Sunshine City in St. Petersburg, Florida

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger loved her visit to St. Pete and shares some of the wonderful attractions, shopping and food she enjoyed.
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June 20, 2016: St. Dunstan's Basilica, P.E.I., Canada

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows us the elaborate St. Dunstan's Basilica in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
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St. Mary's Basilica, Krakow (Where Gumbo was #333)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting beautiful St. Mary's Basilica in Krakow. Situated on the City's popular Market Square, it is best know for its magnificent altarpiece.
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Re: Mar. 21, 2016: St. Augustine Beach

GarryRF ·
An undiscovered gem of Florida.
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Re: Mar. 21, 2016: St. Augustine Beach

Travel Rob ·
The recession really hit Anastasia Island hard. There were lots of foreclosures and empty hotels, restaurants and stores. But the last couple of years has seen a total transformation and the island is crowded and businesses are packed like never before.
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Re: Government St., Mobile: A Great Historic Street (Pt. 1)

GarryRF ·
Fascinating look at some American history Rob. I enjoy seeing the similarities in architecture. Many European and American buildings share a common design. It's always interesting to see where the style came from. Each building has a story to tell. Interesting subject Rob.
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Re: Government St., Mobile: A Great Historic Street (Pt. 1)

DrFumblefinger ·
Are the homes all private, or are some of the open for tours? It sure seems a pretty city, and I'd never even heard of Government street before. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
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Re: Government St., Mobile: A Great Historic Street (Pt. 1)

Travel Rob ·
Thanks for the nice comments. Wait until you see the public buildings on Government St in Part 2 ,equally as impressive! The houses above are mainly private homes. A few homes on the street have offices in them. Some of the homes might make it on the historical homes tour once a year, but you'd have to check in advance . http://www.historicmobiletour.com/#!homes/c1hpk The Mobile area does have open to the public the Bellingraph Gardens and Home which is highly regarded and another place on...
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Re: Canal St-Martin in Paris/Where Locals and Travelers Mix

PHeymont ·
The Canal St.-Martin area is also good for food. One of the best-regarded new bakeries, Des Idees et du Pain is on its edge, and there's a great twice-a-week open-air market between the point where it goes underground and Bastille.
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Re: Canal St-Martin in Paris/Where Locals and Travelers Mix

Travel Rob ·
One thing that's very interesting about the open air markets there is after the markets close. The Roma gather up all that's left behind and divide it up amongst the community. Quite a sight, and I was really amazed at just how much is left
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Re: St. Louis Gateway Arch - Gateway to the West

DrFumblefinger ·
I visited the arch many years ago on a hot, windy summer day. I like your comparison to the Mork ride, because it was quite fascinating to work our way up to the top of the arch in that unusual tram. But it was extremely unpleasant at the top. Very hot and stuffy, and the wind was shaking our footing like a major earthquake would have. Views were limited but interesting, but the arch is beautiful and an amazing feat of engineering. Thanks for sharing your memories of this great landmark!
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Re: St. Louis Gateway Arch - Gateway to the West

Samantha ·
Hi there DrFumblefinger. Being from CA, anything under a 3.5 doesn't get on my radar, lol. Maybe that was why it didn't seem to bad too me, Thanks again for your comments.
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Re: St. Augustine Lighthouse

DrFumblefinger ·
I love visiting lighthouses and this one looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing the visit. I thought there was a nice beach somewhere in St. Augustine but am not sure how that relates to the lighthouse. Perhaps you could elucidate.
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Canal St-Martin in Paris/Where Locals and Travelers Mix

Travel Rob ·
I've been to Paris quite a few times, but it was only my last trip this past June that I ran into Canal St-Martin , near the Gare de l'Est station. I liked it because it was a spot where you see locals and travelers enjoying a Friday night. The Canal...
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St. Louis Gateway Arch - Gateway to the West

Samantha ·
   If you’ve ever been to St. Louis, most likely you've been to the beautiful Gateway Arch and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. It was definitely on our to-do list the first time we were in Missouri. We took the 630-foot ride to...
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Budget Travel in Russia Made Easier by Weak Ruble

Travel Rob ·
  Komsomolskaya Station  in Moscow/Wikipedia Tim Adams    The weak ruble has made budget travel easier in Russia. Not only are there budget flight to Moscow and St Petersburg from the US, other transportation and...
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Mar. 21, 2016: St. Augustine Beach

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob considers the beach home and St Augustine Beach has a special place in his life, where he goes to walk and dream of future travel.
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Government St., Mobile: A Great Historic Street (Pt. 1)

Travel Rob ·
I haven't heard anybody else say this, especially in the local area, but Government Street in Mobile, Alabama is one the most spectacular historic streets in the world, even today. I had a chance to walk a good portion of Government St. in March of...
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April 5, 2017: Pelicans, St. Augustine

George G. ·
Always ready for a hand-out, pelicans frequent many harbors and waterfronts. George G captured these images on the St. Augustine pier.
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St. Augustine Lighthouse

Jonathan L ·
Built in 1870, The St. Augustine Lighthouse and its iconic black and white spiral paint is a must see.
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St. Martins Sea Caves, New Brunswick

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob explored the beautiful Sea Caves in St Martins, New Brunswick
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Re: St. Martins Sea Caves, New Brunswick

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating place. I love the outside shot of people about to enter the cave. My first impression was that the rock was a large tree and dwarves were about to enter a hole right above its roots.
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St. Michael's Church, Charleston

DrFumblefinger ·
St Michael's is the oldest church in Charleston. The building and many of its interior features date to the mid-18th century.
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Re: St. Michael's Church, Charleston

George G. ·
Beautiful stained glass window photos. Charleston is known as the Holy City because of the many churches of many faiths. An acquaintance of mine, Andy Brack is the author of the Charleston Currents web page that weekly reports political, educational, nature, and people issues for the city of Charleston. He also runs a mystery photo once a week and St. Michael's was once used in that contest.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 4, 2013: St. Boniface Cathedral, Winnipeg, Manitoba

DrFumblefinger ·
 The recorded history of the Canadian and American west is very short when compared to Europe's, for example.  Still, there are older buildings of interest and significance to local people where ever you travel.  Such is the case with...
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Montreal: Je Me Souviens

DrFumblefinger ·
There are many great cities to visit in Canada, two of my favorites (for different reasons) being Vancouver and Montreal.  Vancouver has one of the most breath-takingly beautiful settings of any city in the world, and I’ll be discussing it...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 9, 2015: St. Peter's Basilica, Rome

DrFumblefinger ·
    While visiting Rome recently, one of our favorite cities anywhere, our day's walk through the Baroque section ended by the Tiber River just as the sun was setting.  We were a little lost, a state I like to be in while exploring...
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August 8, 2019: Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Key West

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits this old Catholic parish church in Key West. The church was completed in 1905 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Re: St. David's Cathedral, Wales. Where Gumbo was #80

GarryRF ·
The name Dewi is most famously borne by the patron saint of Wales, Saint David - Welsh: Dewi Sant, Road sign English and Welsh The other famous Dewi is one of three cartoon ducks. Hewy -Dewi and Louis.
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Re: St Stephen's Green, Dublin. (Where Gumbo was #137)

PHeymont ·
I have to admit that the first clue reminded me, in succession, of a spot in Parc des Buttes-Chaumont in Paris, of Prospect Park in Brooklyn and of Frogness Park in Oslo...it was only when the clues got more specific that I could rule them out, and only when the Fusiliers Arch appeared and I could search its text that I could find the answer. That arch, by the way, provoked a lot of controversy when erected in 1907; it memorializes a regiment in England's colonial war against the Dutch Boers...
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Re: June 30, 2016. Field of Roses, St. Catherines, Ontario

Travel Rob ·
Really beautiful!
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St. David's Cathedral, Wales. Where Gumbo was #80

DrFumblefinger ·
  The above photo proved more challenging than I'd thought it would.  Fortunately History Digger was able to solve the riddle.  Gumbo was visiting St. David's Cathedral in Wales.    St David's Cathedral (in Welsh: Eglwys...
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June 30, 2016. Field of Roses, St. Catherines, Ontario

DrFumblefinger ·
While exploring the lovely Niagara peninsula, DrFumblefinger stumbled on this colorful field of roses.
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St Stephen's Green, Dublin. (Where Gumbo was #137)

DrFumblefinger ·
    (St. Stephen's Green, Dublin, 1899)   Gumbo was visiting the best known city park in Dublin, St. Stephen's Green.  Situated atop the busy pedestrian mall, Grafton street, it's the "green lungs" of the city. ...
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February 22, 2018: St Mary's Loch, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a few scenes from lovely St. Mary's Loch, situated in the Scottish border regions.
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April 17, 2019: Church of St Gregory, Kirknewton, Northumberland.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares a visit to a lovely small church in northeastern England, near the Scottish border.
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August 29, 2019: St. Clair Falls and Tea Plantation, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the St. Clair waterfall, set in the lovely St. Clair tea plantation, high in the mountains of central Sri Lanka.
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La Dolce Vita (Part 5) Venezia (Venice)

DrFumblefinger ·
  (Grand Canal, Salut Church, Old Custom House) So it was finally our time to visit the legendary travel destination of Venice.  With increasing excitement we journeyed from Florence through Tuscany and finally over the long...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 12, 2014: San Marco, Venice

PHeymont ·
Here's a close-up of the Lion of St. Mark, atop the Basilica in Venice. From ground level, it's difficult to appreciate the individual details of the decorated dome and roofs—there is so much that it is like trying to see a single tree in the...
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September 7, 2019: A Humble Man's Place to Pray, Krakow

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the church where Pope John Paul II prayed when he was archbishop of Krakow.
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Re: June 20, 2016: St. Dunstan's Basilica, P.E.I., Canada

vivie ·
Passed in front many times when visiting my daughter was in college in Charlottetown but never went in. I will next time i visit PEI. Thanks TravelRob
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 25, 2015. St. Augustine, Florida

Travel Rob ·
The dining hall at Flagler College(in your last photo) is really something to see. The Tiffany Windows are incredible.I also love the concrete used to build Flagler college , former Hotel Ponce de Leon , made from the local coquina stone.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 25, 2015. St. Augustine, Florida

GarryRF ·
Do they still have horse and carriage rides there? The horses wore beautiful displays and looked really elegant in their finery. Is that where I saw the oldest wooden school in America ?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 25, 2015. St. Augustine, Florida

Dr.Y ·
Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 25, 2015. St. Augustine, Florida

Marilyn Jones ·
Yes, they still have horse and carriage rides along the bay! So beautiful!! And yes, that's where you saw the Oldest Schoolhouse. It's such a lovely city!! Originally Posted by GarryRF: Do they still have horse and carriage rides there? The horses wore beautiful displays and looked really elegant in their finery. Is that where I saw the oldest wooden school in America ?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 25, 2015. St. Augustine, Florida

TravelingCanuck ·
Thanks for the memories. I remember visiting St Augustine on a family vacation in the early 70s. My favorite sites were the old fort and the Ripleys museum.
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Re: Gallery: St. Catharines Market, Ontario

Ottoman ·
Great photos. I would comment further but suddenly I feel very hungry and need to get a snack.
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Re: Gallery: St. Catharines Market, Ontario

GarryRF ·
I give in !! What are those yellow Cucumbers with a green hat (below the Tomato's) ? Never seen them in the UK before !!
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