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Re: Fotografiska, New York's new photography museum

Professorabe ·
Looks interesting, but the entrance fee is rather steep!
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Re: Fotografiska, New York's new photography museum

Jonathan L ·
Yup, it is pricey. On the other hand, Museum prices have been going up in NYC.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 11, 2015: Fruit of the Vine

PHeymont ·
The Finger Lakes area in the center of the state has long been a big white-wine producer; Taylor is originally from there. There's been a growing industry on Long Island in recent years, where sandy soil in some areas has been good to the grapes. On the whole, NY wines range from extraordinary to oversweet. And, of course, it's home to one of my guilty favorites: Manishewitz Concord Grape wine, kosher for Passover!
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Re: Verona: More than Romeo & Juliet

Former Member ·
There are places in Verona in which you can still see the Roman cart wheel ruts cut into the paving stones. We found that evocative and fascinating. Seeing physical evidence while on vacation from ages past gives the expression "time trip" new meaning.
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Re: Verona: More than Romeo & Juliet

PHeymont ·
True...Verona is one of those cities where you can feel past and present in the same moment. It's a bit like the Allen Ginsberg quote that reflects my fascination with Paris: "You can't escape the past in Paris, and yet what's so wonderful about it is that the past and present intermingle so intangibly that it doesn't seem to burden."
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Re: Verona: More than Romeo & Juliet

PortMoresby ·
For garden lovers, one of the best-preserved renaissance gardens in Italy, the Giardini Giusti: http://www.zainoo.com/en/italy...rona/giardini-giusti
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Re: Verona: More than Romeo & Juliet

rbciao ·
Verona was definitely a highlight of our 2012 pilgrimage to the "old country." The city was modern and old at the same time. People watching in the Piazza Bra was like having a peak into the living room of the Veronese. It seems like a place on a secondary travel network: like a place to go after you've seen the "big 3." This trip was a return after not stopping here since 1982 and we were very pleased. The sites were interesting, the people were friendly, and the gelato was first-rate.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 8, 2014: Two Gentlemen of Verona

DrFumblefinger ·
An amazing church, PHeymont!
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Historic Route 66 (pt 4) - Gallup to Albuquerque

Jonathan L ·
The last leg of my journey on Route 66 was from Gallup to Albuquerque. The is a lot to see on this leg, but I rushed to meet The Amazing Ms. D ,who was flying in to Albuquerque for a writers workshop. Therefore I only had time for one thing. I chose...
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Verona: More than Romeo & Juliet

PHeymont ·
  Verona from the hills, looking toward St. Anastasia and the Ponte Pietra   My visit to Verona last summer was almost an accident—but a lucky one. It wasn’t on the original plan for our three weeks in Northern Italy, but online...
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Palm Springs Air Museum, California (Where Gumbo was #104)

DrFumblefinger ·
  Gumbo was visiting the Palm Springs Air Museum in the California desert, and specifically had the privilege of sitting in the cockpit of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber (like the one in the above photo).  Congratulations to the many who...
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World War II Pill Boxes, Embleton Bay, Northumberland.

Ian Cook ·
Hundreds of WW II era fortifications known as "pillboxes" dot the English landscape. Ian Cook shares some examples, along with their history.
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Caguas Botanical Gardens: a taste of history and culture

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of the garden, which is organized to mirror aspects of the island's culture and history.
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Poking around Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a visit to the small and historic West Virginia town of Berkeley Springs.
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Rittenhouse Square: Philadelphia's Lively Heart

Jonathan L ·
Philadelphia's lively and historic Rittenhouse Square is one of Jonathan L's favorite places to visit. He shares his views and thoughts.
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March 31, 2020: Finding History in East Texas

Marilyn Jones ·
Two historic houses in Nacogdoches, the oldest European settlement in Texas, highlight Marilyn Jones offering of East Texas history.
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Some of the Best Activities to Try in Dubai

Henry Taylor (Guest) ·
Henry Taylor provides a look at some of the most interesting things you can try in the dynamic city of Dubai
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Fotografiska, New York's new photography museum

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visits New York's newest museum: Fotografiska.
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1933 Napier Railton aero-engined race car - 47 world speed records

Mac ·
Encountered on a chance visit a few days ago to the UK heritage 'Brooklands' museum, I am delighted to share these photos of this mighty and powerful beast with my fellow Gumbo'ists! The Napier-Railton is an aero-engined race car built in 1933,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 27, 2015: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Red Rocks Park, Colorado

Ottoman ·
  Throughout the years I have noticed that many of my favorite recording artists have performed at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which is located in Red Rocks Park (part of the Denver Mountain Parks system) near Morrison, Colorado, 15 miles west of...
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Omni Bedford Springs Resort Stands the Test of Time

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a visit to Bedford Springs, including the fabulous and expansive Omni resorts (and some of the other hidden treasures of the region)
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 8, 2014: Two Gentlemen of Verona

PHeymont ·
    No, they're not the ones Shakespeare wrote about; these gentlemen shoulder a different burden, holding up the baptismal fonts of the Saint Anastasia church near the ancient Ponte Pietra. The brick Gothic church dates to the 13th century,...
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Gold Country, California: The Great Republic of Rough & Ready

PortMoresby ·
  “Do you live around here?”  The question came from a guy emerging from the Fippin Blacksmith Shop, while I was admiring a very pretty motorcycle parked in front.  I was pleased he got it right, guessing that even locals...
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The James Madison Museum, Virginia (Where Gumbo was #325)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting the James Madison Museum in the city of Orange, and exploring its broad and often unique exhibits.
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Museum of the Rockies (Where Gumbo Was #330)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the fascinating Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. The Museum is best know for its extensive dinosaur collection, but features exhibits broadly focused on Montana's history.
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How to Fly through Airports…or at least relax a bit!

PHeymont ·
Back in the old days, the Cunard steamships were advertised with the slogan “Getting There is Half the Fun.” No one is going to say that about flying these days, but many frequent flyers have figured out how to avoid being a...
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Loiza - Afro-Puertorican Culture

Jonathan L ·
    Elyunque.com             There is a lot that can be written about the culture wars between San Juan and Ponce in Puerto Rico. And I will describe some of that in another post. There is another cultural...
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Living in the Now - My First Skydive

Shannon @ Life, Other Than ·
Shannon was approaching 40, and looking for an experience that would blur the line between herself and the world. Was skydiving the answer?
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Spain to open Europe's first 'underwater museum'

PHeymont ·
Lanzarote, in Spain's Canary Islands, is about to 'open' an underwater museum you can visit by diving or by glass-bottom boat.
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Puerto Rico Negro, Part 2

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L continues his exploration of Afro-Puertorican culture and artists.
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Barrier Reef underwater museum ready

PHeymont ·
An unusual underwater museum is part of an effort to save Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
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7 Of The Best Travel Binoculars You Must Know About For Your Next Trip

Mark Taylor (Guest) ·
Like bird watching or using binoculars when you travel? Mark has some suggestions for you (sponsored content)
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A Weekend in the Electric City

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie returns to her roots with a nostalgic weekend in her home town, Scranton, Pennsylvania
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The Conch House Marina Resort, St. Augustine, FL

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob goes to a great restaurant and resort in St Augustine.
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