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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 11, 2013: Frank Lloyd Wright's Rookery Lobby

Former Member ·
Talk about your Do Over ! What a great lobby. We will definitely try to take a tour of the rookery when we are in the area.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PortMoresby ·
I think updates of this picture should be a recurring reminder of the seasons. Add coats to the chair, take them away. Add hot beverages, change to cold. And in fits of summer euphoria, add bathing suits, take them away... I'll be watching!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PHeymont ·
I'd volunteer for the assignment, but the picture dates to 2008, and I'm sure the owner of the chair has moved it....
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PortMoresby ·
I think we'd all accept a re-creation then, Backyard Beach Babylon. A truckload of sand, a backdrop, stuffed birds that could change with the seasons to simulate migration for more interest. Your fans await. Or, your fan awaits?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 17: A Night out in Madrid

Former Member ·
This is a photograph ? Wow, it looks like a beautiful painting.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 17: A Night out in Madrid

Mac ·
Really nicely exposed and atmospheric photo PH! Completely typifies the sidewalk eating culture. Come back summer!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 17: A Night out in Madrid

JohnT ·
That is a stunning photograph Pheymont.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 17: A Night out in Madrid

PHeymont ·
Thanks for the kind words, guys! I just wish I were sitting there now...
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Re: A visit to Normandy: exploring the D-Day beaches

arion ·
Thank you, thank you, for this, Dr. F. This is an excellent time (November 11, Remembrance Day tomorrow) to be reminded of the D-Day assault. We were in Normandy in 1994, when they were marking the 50th anniversary of D Day, and one night we were having dinner in a restaurant and struck up a conversation with a young couple. They were a bit rough looking, a couple of Brits who were starting on a tour of France on their motorcycle but they had stopped off in Normandy at the beaches to "pay...
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Re: A visit to Normandy: exploring the D-Day beaches

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comment, Arion. It's hard not to be moved by D-Day. The vastness of the assault, the staggering loss of life (civilian and military). What most impressed me is that the local people remember. Not French people away from the coast, but those whose relatives went through the assault make a point of teaching their children and grandchildren the price paid to liberate them from the Nazi fascists. The Juno Beach Center, built by the Canadian Beach, really did a great job of...
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Re: A visit to Normandy: exploring the D-Day beaches

Travel Rob ·
Thanks DrFumblefinger, It's been way too many years since I've seen the Normandy beaches. Your photos are very moving .
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Re: A visit to Normandy: exploring the D-Day beaches

GarryRF ·
My Father received this from Dwight D Eisenhower at the start of D-Day:
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Re: A visit to Normandy: exploring the D-Day beaches

DrFumblefinger ·
That's an interesting and historic document, GarryRF. Many of those who landed on the D-Day beaches never spoke of this with anyone -- so horrible was the experience, so many wounded and killed among them. I'm curious --did your dad ever share these experiences with you?
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Re: A visit to Normandy: exploring the D-Day beaches

GarryRF ·
Yes - my Dad and lots of other guys told me their stories! My Dad was in the Royal Navy and was taking landing craft full of soldiers from ship to shore - several times - under heavy fire! A guy I was doing work for had lots of photos and souvenirs on the walls of his house. Medals and maps. Newspaper cuttings and Badges. All in frames. I asked him how much he remembered of D-Day. "Every minute of every hour. Me and my mate had been together since the outbreak of war. Nearly 5 years. We were...
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Re: A visit to Normandy: exploring the D-Day beaches

DrFumblefinger ·
Several vets I know say that the Normandy beach landings as portrayed in the movie "Saving Private Ryan" are the way they remember it. Madness, chaos, noise, death, fear, adrenaline, more fear. And yet they ran into the madness. It takes a type of courage that's hard for us to imagine in the 21st century. Thanks for sharing that story, Garry.
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Re: A visit to Normandy: exploring the D-Day beaches

GarryRF ·
When I was a little nipper and hadn't started school we would visit family at the weekend. No TV. No money. 1950's -you get the picture. So socialising with Dad's 9 brothers and sisters was as good as it got ! If you mentioned the War in some homes you'd be out the front door quicker than a Rat up a Drain pipe ! Others would tell you tales to make your hair curl. Tails of unbelievable bravery, absurdity and stupidity. The Ladies would tell the tale of how the American and Canadian GI's would...
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Re: A visit to Normandy: exploring the D-Day beaches

Former Member ·
Thank you mr fumblefinger for your poignant description and photos. Our family lost my uncle at Omaha Beach. He was one of those young men caught up in the drama of war who did his best in a very bad situation. Several times during the 1980s and early 1990s, I made my way to northwestern France to visit the D-Day landing sites. At that time, I was struck by three things - the immaculate grounds and air of respect, the gratefulness of the French people and the fact that there were very few...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 8, 2015: Bernkastel-Keus, Germany

PHeymont ·
I remember this area from trips with my family from Heidelberg, where we lived for a while...and I learned to love the area's wines!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 10, 2015: Oh Deer, you are Hungry!

GarryRF ·
It would be tempting to offer food to these beautiful creatures. But would it be a short sighted gesture for me to encourage wild animals into the residential area? Maybe encourage bears too. Is it a case of "Nature knows best" and leave well alone ?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 28, 2015: Kinbrook Island Provincial Park

GarryRF ·
I've seen so many beautiful lakes in Canada. Mostly on photos. Does this lake ever become cool or warm enough for a skinny dip ? Not that shorts keep you much warmer anyway ! I've not found one yet.
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Re: May 29, 2016 - Grants Tomb

Travel Rob ·
Those are great photos Jonathan! Another place I want to get to!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 5, 2014: Tossa de Mar, Spain

IslandMan ·
I love fortified towns and this one is exceptional...thanks PH
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 29, 2014: The Night Birds

GarryRF ·
In the UK at twilight we get Starlings gathering for a dance just as the sun has set. 60 - 100 thousand gather to perform a spectacular formation dance in many locations. Then just as quick they'll dive back into the country side for another day. Usually lasts about 10 minutes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1Q-EbX6dso
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 29, 2014: The Night Birds

PHeymont ·
I'll bet that's generated a few "UFO" calls in its time...Spectacular!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 29, 2014: The Night Birds

GarryRF ·
Only from tourists ! We're used to seeing them PHeymont But we still watch in awe at natures magnificence.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 22, 2014: Greek Cathedral, Vienna

IslandMan ·
..just beautiful..
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 21, 2014: Tapas Bar Delights

GarryRF ·
A very civilised way of grabbing a snack when you're on the go. The Tapas Bar has become a success across Europe.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 27, 2014: Rome from the Sky

rbciao ·
Agreed. Interestingly, Roma did not leave me with a good impression during our first visit in 1980. However, after returning many times, it becomes a more meaningful place for me to enjoy. Now, we take pleasure in just walking the streets, stopping when we decide to linger, and generally hanging out in its diverse neighborhoods. During our trip in May we found some new restaurants, walked familiar neighborhoods from different directions, and discovered new gelatorie to continue our...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 1, 2014: Canal Illusion

PHeymont ·
The amazing thing is that it's not just in the picture that the illusion happens...it really looks that way in "life!" I knew it could not be, but I couldn't shake the illusion until I had taken the second picture and realized I had to visualize the wall and not the water.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 9, 2014: Human Vending Carts

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Wow that's interesting, hipe it's not heavy gear to be walking around in all day.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 17, 2014: Manhattan Distortion

DrFumblefinger ·
Looks almost like a reflection in a pool of water.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1st, 2015: Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK

GarryRF ·
Rarely - but it does happen.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1st, 2015: Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK

DrFumblefinger ·
I've only visited Snowdonia once, many years ago, and for too short a time. I recall having a nice hike and wanting to come back to do it again someday. I have yet to return. Maybe we'll need to head into the hills of Snowdonia together sometime, Garry. Although at a much slower pace than I would have done so 15 years ago!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1st, 2015: Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK

GarryRF ·
Sounds like a plan DrF ! You can get the train to near the summit of Snowdon. It's a venture for days when the weather is 100% guaranteed not to catch you out. Many climbers have attempted the climb on sunny warm days and been trapped by spring snowfalls. Not too serious an outcome in these times of cell phones and helicopters. The Queen's grandson - Prince William - flew rescue missions in North Wales for the Royal Air Force.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1st, 2015: Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK

DrFumblefinger ·
Maybe we can carry a thermos of tea, some biscuits, and ask the prince to join us for a break near the summit somewhere.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1st, 2015: Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK

GarryRF ·
The Snowdon Railway was forced to close during Easter 2013 when the track was under 30 feet of snow.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1st, 2015: Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK

DrFumblefinger ·
I did not know you had so much snow in Snowdonia.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 23, 2014: Xian's Dumpling House

DrFumblefinger ·
Those dumplings look amazing, Dr.Y. Almost too attractive to eat. "Food as art"! Do they taste as good as they look? And did you bring any samples back with you.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 23, 2014: Xian's Dumpling House

Dr.Y ·
Yes, DrFumblefinger, those dumplings are as tasty as they look. But I am also thinking they might have all looked the same in my stomach The trip was very enjoyable for us!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 28, 2015: Bangkok

Mac ·
Water monitors are just so amazing! Great pics thanks!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 28, 2015: Bangkok

Andre Pur ·
I just love that boat!!! And the kids
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Re: The Bovington Tank Museum, Dorset

K Ellison ·
Greetings from Texas! I was glad to find this article, as my family and I are planning for a trip to England which will include a visit to this museum! I did want to let you know that there are two fully restored and working Sherman tanks at the Museum of the American GI in College Station, TX, along with an impressively large collection of other fully restored WWII tanks and vehicles, and even a fully restored and functioning French Renault FT-17 from WWI. The Sherman in Dorset isn't the...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 31, 2014: Sunset, Charleston

Travel Rob ·
Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 31, 2014: Sunset, Charleston
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 31, 2014: Sunset, Charleston

Travel Rob ·
A very similar sunset!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 12, 2014: Paris Compressed

PortMoresby ·
Well, I almost said Les Invalides, then saw it in the tags. Is that Ste-Chapelle between Notre Dame and the Louvre?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 12, 2014: Paris Compressed

PHeymont ·
Yes, it certainly is (the pierced tower). And in the lower right foreground, a corner of the roof of the Grand Palais.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 12, 2014: Paris Compressed

PortMoresby ·
I had friends who lived across the road from the Grand Palais and recognized the roof, but couldn't remember the name. I guess after 48 years some blanks are understandable.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 12, 2014: Paris Compressed

PHeymont ·
Think of them as opportunities for refill!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 1, 2014: Canal Illusion

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating how our mind plays tricks with our perceptions. You know the canal is flat, but your brain, based on the visual input it gets, tells you it's "falling".
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