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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 24, 2015: Poppies -- Weeping Window at Woodhorn

Ian Cook ·
    Weeping Window is part of a UK-wide tour of the iconic poppies sculpture organised by 14-18 NOW. The installation is at Woodhorn Mining Museum from 12th September to 1st November 2015.         Weeping Window...
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Ian Cook's TravelGumbo contributions

Ian Cook ·
A listing of Ian Cook's contributions to TravelGumbo. Check out this great list of wonderful photography.
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Arc de Triomphe, Paris (Where Gumbo was #262)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting one of Europe's best known landmarks. Commissioned by Napoleon but completed after his death, it offers some of the finest views of Paris.
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Hopper Mausoleum and Church of St Andrew, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares photos and the history of a beautiful church and mausoleum, dating to the 18th century, set atop a lonely hill in Northumberland.
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Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby takes a long stroll around a part of Rome missed on previous visits, the Forum & Palatine Hill.
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Jan. 27, 2018: Scenes in the Alfama, Lisbon

PHeymont ·
A few scenes from Lisbon's oldest, and perhaps most famous, neighborhood.
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Champs Elysées to star in new movie role

PHeymont ·
The famed movie scene will do a one-day turn as a movie theatre.
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Mississippi State Capitol: The Magnolia State

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to the Capitol of the Magnolia State - Jackson, Mississippi. it was one the first buildings in the state to have electric elevators.
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End of an era: U.S. airlines drop last turboprops

PHeymont ·
American drops its last turboprops, the last operated in major airline livery in the U.S.
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Art and Survival in the Tassili Plateau

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell explores the heart of the Sahara -- a life filled with hardship, sand dunes and camel. A trip highlighted by the remarkable sights of Tassili n’Ajjer, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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The (Long and Winding) Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

IslandMan ·
Australia is a vast country, and, if you have ever been there and traversed it in some way, you will appreciate the sheer size and expanse of this island continent. The best way I have discovered to see the true beauty of this country is to drive...
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A journey around Iceland: 3) South Iceland

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Black sand beach in Vik, Iceland) Many think South Iceland offers the island’s most spectacular scenery.  It’s hard to argue with this except to say that we found all of Iceland to be filled with...
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Cesky Krumlov: A Stroll thru a Medieval Town

DrFumblefinger ·
(Ceský Krumlov -- town overview) My first view of the southwestern Czech town of Český Krumlov (pronounced CHESS-key KRUM loff — from now on I’ll just call it Krumlov, as the locals do) was from Castle hill...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 1) Rome: Ruins of an Empire

DrFumblefinger ·
(Interior of the Colosseum, revealing tunnels below the floor) One of the challenges in crafting these blog posts is deciding how to best convey my impressions of a travel destination. How to best discuss a city as fascinating and historic as...
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The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 1). Volcanoes Park

DrFumblefinger ·
(Volcanoes National Park -- plume of volcanic smoke from Halema'uma Crater) There are many places in the world I wish everyone could visit.  At the top of this list is Hawaii.  It’s a great travel destination and for me retains...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 24, 2013: Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

DrFumblefinger ·
 Of the 2000 or so arches in Arches National Park, Delicate Arch is the most popular, to the point where it's become the state of Utah's unofficial symbol (appearing on its license plates).  Situated near Moab, Utah, these arches are formed...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 4, 2014: A Courtyard in Marrakech

PortMoresby ·
This is what home in Marrakech looks like to me. The house belongs to my friends, David & Ross, formerly of Scotland, where they now host guests. Off this central outdoor space are 2 single rooms, 2 double rooms, a kitchen, a traditional Moroccan lounge with lots of books, and stairs on opposite corners to the upper floors where the guys live. At the very top is a terrace with views over the city, where one can clearlyhear the call to prayer moving...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 1, 2014: Canal Illusion

PHeymont ·
  The Canal Saint-Denis, just a bit past its junction with the Canal Saint-Martin and the Canal de l'Ourcq in northeast Paris, appears to flow downhill to pass under a bridge. It so much appears to that I had to stand there for a few minutes to...
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A Walk in Greenwich Village

Jonathan L ·
I had the chance to walk around Greenwich Village  (see map)  for the first time in several years. I know that this is going to sound like a "grandpa is complaining about change again" blog, but I was really disappointed in what I found....
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Marseille's Vieux Port and Forts: An Urban Hike

PHeymont ·
Marseille's central attraction, the Vieux Port really lives up to its name, the Old Port, but first glances wouldn't tell you that. It's a sizable natural harbor, sheltered from the sea, that's been an important center of trade since it was founded by...
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A Country Hike to Van Gogh's Asylum and Roman Ruins

PHeymont ·
  While staying in Saint-Remy-de-Provence for a few days, visiting the market and touring to nearby towns, we also enjoyed a hike out into the surrounding country for two local attractions: The hospital where Vincent Van Gogh was under treatment...
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Hike of the Week: The Waters of Prospect Park

PHeymont ·
Think of a hike and you think of nature, right? And this hike in Brooklyn's Prospect Park will look a lot like nature, but that's actually a complete deception. Almost nothing in the entire park is "natural."    When the then-city of...
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Journey to Jordan: Amman and Jarash

Professorabe ·
ProfessorAbe and his wife begin a series of reports on an extended trip through Jordan and its long history.
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Chester Cathedral, England

PHeymont ·
Chester Cathedral isn't the oldest, largest, or most famous but PHeymont calls it one of the most beautiful...and with a most fascinating history.
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Wylam Railway Bridge, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
A beautiful old bridge, Ian Cook photographs and shares monochrome images and a brief history of the Wylam Railway Bridge, Northumberland.
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George Washington Memorial Park, Jackson, Wyoming

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Town Square in Jackson, which is the heart of the town. The square is best know for the four antler arches at each of its entrances.
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Belgium sweeps away 13th-century bridge

PHeymont ·
Locals are upset as their ancient bridge is removed to make way for bigger shipping.
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Rome: Ruins of an Empire

DrFumblefinger ·
In the first of two parts, DrFumblefinger helps us to a sense of Rome as it was in its heyday
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Florence, Italy: A city made for walking

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L has fallen in love with Florence, and its possibilities for walking.
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Ayres Natural Bridge Park - Wyoming's First Tourist Attraction

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her short but beautiful visit to Ayres Natural Bridge Park while on a road trip to Casper, Wyoming. It was quite peaceful in September.
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History, Mystery, Art and More in Boonsboro and Beyond

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some of the sights and activities in historic Boonsboro, Maryland, which she recently visited.
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August 22, 2019: Old Burying Ground, Halifax

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the oldest cemetery in Halifax, established the same year the city was founded and a place of rest for some 12,000 souls.
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Bergamo, Italy: Jewel of Lombardy

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe takes us on a loving tour of Bergamo, Italy and its food as well.
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Marienplatz: Heart of Munich

PHeymont ·
For nearly 900 years, Marienplatz has been the scene of much of Munich's daily life, history and sometimes turmoil.
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Real New York City: Marble Hill and Inwood

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L shares more of his Real New York series, this time exploring a fascinating part of Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.
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Cienfuegos, Cuba: A Wonderful Colonial City

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of Cienfuegos, Cuba
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 26, 2013: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

Dr.Y ·
Nested in the northern Hunan Province of mainland China is the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park .  The park is well known for its stunning eroded mountain pinnacles that are simply breathtaking! This park is part of the the Wulingyan Scenic...
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Lisbon: Architecture and Empire

PHeymont ·
Dusk on the Tagus River, looking toward April 25th Bridge Every city’s history is reflected in its neighborhoods and its architecture, but in Lisbon’s case two important factors add to the picture. One is the incredible wealth that came to...
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Where Gumbo Was #3 and #3.5: Vernon and Paris

PHeymont ·
The Old Mill is a survivor. Built onto a bridge to save money, it still stands, but the bridge is gone. Not only the one it first stood on, but several of its replacements.  The first stone bridge, replacing a wooden one, was built in the early...
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Be sure to stop at Twin Falls, Idaho

DrFumblefinger ·
Most travelers seem in a big hurry to complete their drive on the I-84 freeway, through the lava fields of the Snake River Plain.  Their destinations are often Boise to the north, Yellowstone National Park to the east, or Salt Lake City to...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 30 2014: Skyline Arch, Utah

DrFumblefinger ·
 One of my favorite places to visit in the United States is Arches National Park, near Moab in Utah.  The park features rugged and colorful desert scenery and highlights more than 2000 arches, of which Skyline Arch is just one. Skyline...
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Arches National Park — One of America’s Finest

DrFumblefinger ·
The United States is blessed with some beautiful geography — perhaps more varied than any other land.  Utah especially has some extremely unusual geology and is home to 5 National Parks, surpassed in number by only Alaska and California....
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Granada, Spain: A Walk Through the Historic Albaicin

PHeymont ·
Few of Europe’s medieval neighborhoods can have as varied a history as Granada’s hill-climbing Albaicin. Many others share the narrow streets, twisting lanes, hidden courtyards and sudden vistas, but this one is unique, and a UNESCO World...
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A Springtime Walk in the Desert

DrFumblefinger ·
  I've been intrigued by deserts ever since I first visited one as a teenager.  The first impression I remember having is of a lifeless, hostile and barren place.  It's certainly a hostile environment but I couldn't have been more wrong...
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The Alcazar of Jerez: A Window into History

PHeymont ·
Jerez is known to most people for its namesake wine—sherry—or as a center for Flamenco, but it has another less well-known attraction, its alcazar, originally a Moorish fort and military residence, then the seat of Christian mayors,...
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Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn (Where Gumbo Was #160)

PHeymont ·
Grand Army Plaza is one of Brooklyn's hubs, where Prospect Park meets the Central Library, a memorial arch, the Greenmarket and much more.
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Antigua, Guatemala: Walking Tour, Part 2

Lestertheinvestor ·
Antigua (Guatemala) is about 45 minutes away from Guatemala city. Located on the central highlands it is surrounded by several volcanoes, the largest of which, Volcan de Agua, has erupted several times, triggering associated earthquakes that have...
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Dec 3 2015. Chinatown, Liverpool. England

GarryRF ·
Made in Liverpool's sister city, Shanghai, the arch marks the center of a Chinese community that has persisted despite past prejudice.
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Celebrating Nature on 7 Continents: Asia, part 2 - Demoiselle Cranes in Khichan, India

Kirsten Hines ·
For our second tale from Asia, we move to the rural village of Khichan in India where Demoiselle Cranes come to feed on grain.
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Riding Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L and his wife took a trip across the country by train. The first leg was on the Lake Shore Limited
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