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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: 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: Where in the World is Travelgumbo (#150)

GarryRF ·
They look like English Roses set into the arch.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 26, 2013: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

FlashFlyer ·
I haven't seen Avatar (yes, some of us haven't!) but the switchbacked road and the arch at the head of the stairs made me think of another movie: Shangri-la...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 30 2014: Skyline Arch, Utah

PortMoresby ·
After the story about the arch opening doubling in size, I'm not sure I'd be too comfortable experiencing it "up close". Very beautiful, though, from a these distances.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 30 2014: Skyline Arch, Utah

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Michael Orobona: Good thing you weren't standing under there in 1940! That's funny, Michael, but I had the exact same thought when I visited Skyline arch!
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Erasmus Hall, Brooklyn, NY: Where Gumbo Was (#81)

PHeymont ·
As my fellow New Yorker Jonathan L recognized right away, Gumbo was at Erasmus Hall High School, the oldest public school in New York, and certainly one of the most beautiful.     The exterior seen in the puzzle picture, in "Collegiate...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 3, 2013: Brandenburg Gate

PHeymont ·
Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate is surely one of the world’s most-recognized landmarks, and symbolizes Berlin in the way the Eiffel Tower means Paris and the Parthenon means Athens. It’s been the ceremonial center for marches and...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 10) Adam’s Peak

DrFumblefinger ·
 Adam’s Peak (also known as Sri Pada, or “holy footprint") is located in the southwestern part of Hill Country.  It’s 2,243 meters (7,359 ft) high, the tallest mountain in this region and the...
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Lisbon: Cheap, but Steep!

PHeymont ·
That’s my short take on Lisbon after two weeks there last summer. A variety of economic factors, not all connected with the Euro crisis of the past few years, have made Portugal incredibly cheap for foreign travelers—but you have to be...
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 2) the Rock of Cashel

DrFumblefinger ·
 There are few places in Ireland with a richer history than the  Rock of Cashel .   Situated at the edge of the town of Cashel, the rock is a huge outcropping on top of which rests a complex of old buildings situated some 60m (200ft)...
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Pictures from a small island - Portland Bill

Mac ·
Some 5 miles to the south-west of Weymouth is Portland Bill, a narrow promontory (or 'bill') at the southern end of the Isle of Portland, and the southernmost point of Dorset, England. This point of Portland bears the brunt of the many storms that...
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Why You should visit Nevada's Valley of Fire

DrFumblefinger ·
    Tired of the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas?  Had enough of the concrete canyons and smoked filled casinos of Sin City?  Not sure if it's day or night (there are no clocks allowed in Vegas casinos)?  Then you should do...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 21, 2015: The Summer Palace, Beijing China

Jonathan L ·
The Summer Palace was the Emperor's retreat for over two hundred years. It also became the prison of one emperor. The Empress Dowager Cixi imprisoned her son here when he tried to institue reforms in 1898. Above is a detail from The Long Corridor. The...
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, May 1, 2015: Pulpit Rock

Mac ·
Pulpit Rock is a coastal feature at the southern tip of the Isle of Portland, Dorset, England. The artificial stack of rock was left in the 1870s after a natural arch was cut away by quarrymen at the Bill Quarry on the famous headland, Portland Bill....
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, March 27, 2015: Durdle Door

Mac ·
  Today I take you back close to my home at Weymouth in the county of Dorset on the south coast of England. The 155 miles of coast surrounding Weymouth is a World Heritage site called the 'Jurassic Coast' whose cliffs display endless evidence of...
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Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Redux

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm a huge fan of National Parks, and one of the most amazing parks anywhere is Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii's Big Island.  When you visit, you'll know why it's a UNESCO World Heritage site !   I've previously shared some of my...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 12, 2014: Paris Compressed

PHeymont ·
  Taken with 18x telephoto lens from the top of the Arc de Triomphe, this shot squeezes in a lot of familiar Paris, with even more suggested here and there in the middle. There's a corner of the Louvre, the dome of Invalides, Notre Dame at...
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JetBlue's evolution: now it's into haute cuisine

PHeymont ·
JetBlue, originally noted for blue corn chips and friendly service on its one-class flights seems to be headed in a whole new direction.   In addition to recently adding its business-class "Mint" service on longer flights, it now charges for...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 12, 2015: Desert Bighorn Sheep, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Ottoman ·
  One of the things I love best about traveling are those great unexpected moments that you will never forget, moments that make you say "Wow"!   Such was the case when my family and I recently traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada.  We decided...
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September 28, 2017: Reno Arch, Reno, Nevada

Ottoman ·
This iconic landmark is a prominent feature of downtown Reno.
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Yellowstone, Finale

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby's tale of a visit to Yellowstone comes to an end with an appreciation of six days she'll never forget.
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June 13, 2017: Ornate Interior and Yorkshire Stone

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
All Saints Church in Northallerton, England is a treasure hidden in plain sight, and revealed by the camera of Paul Hunter.
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Austria's newest hermit has unusual background

PHeymont ·
A 350-year-old hermitage gets a new tenant after the previous hermit quit.
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June 2, 2017: Causey Arch, England

Ian Cook ·
A historic 18th century railway bridge is today's Picture of the Day, with beautiful photos and narrative from Ian Cook.
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Journey through Karnataka: Bidar and Hyderabad

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe concludes his journey through Karnataka, with visits to the interesting sites of Bidar and Hyderabad.
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Journey through Karnataka: Bijapur and Gulbarga

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's journey continues into Northern Karnatka, from Badami to Bijapur and then on to Gulbarga. There are a large number of Muslims in the region.
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey: Zagreb to Veliko Tărnovo

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur's train journeys around Eastern Europe continue, this week with stops in Zagreb, Split, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Sofia, and Veliko Tărnovo
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Malta loses a landmark to the sea

PHeymont ·
Malta loses the Azure Window, seen on Game of Thrones and popular with cliff-jumpers.
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Malta's lost arch is new dive attraction

PHeymont ·
The Azure Window at Gozo, once one of the island's prime tourist views fell into the sea last year, and has become a prime attraction for divers.
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Feb.6, 2017: Rio Grande Gorge

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge and sees the spectacular view from it.
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Top 5 activities in Auckland

Aqib S (Guest) ·
Some suggestions for your top must-do activities in Auckland (sponsored content)
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Soldiers and Sailors Arch, Brooklyn, NY

PHeymont ·
PHeymont shares some views and some history of Brooklyn's iconic but often ignored Civil War memorial.
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Behind the Doors of Basel

PHeymont ·
PHeymont shares some of Basel's loveliest doors, and some of the history behind them.
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Monumental Madrid

PHeymont ·
PHeymont examines some of the outward aspects of buildings that give Madrid its character.
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Memories of Dijon, France

George G. ·
George G shares memories of some wonderful travel experiences in Dijon which, as he shares with us, has a lot more going for it than its famous mustard.
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Explore Rome with bikes

TopBike Rental (Guest) ·
Looking for a novel way to explore Rome? A bike offers you an environmentally friendly way of getting around, with health benefits and loads of fun (sponsored content)
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St. Andrews-on-the-Red Anglican Church, Manitoba

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits historic St. Andrews church and cemetery, on the Red River near Lower Fort Garry. It's one of the oldest churches on the Canadian prairies.
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Peripatetic Bhutan

Lestertheinvestor ·
LestertheInvester shares memories and many fine photos of his recent trip to Bhutan.
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Rocky Creek Bridge, Big Sur, California

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo was at the Rocky Creek bridge in Big Sur. See why the Big Sur coast is so special to so many!
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What to see in Sydney | 10 Essential Places

Monica A (Guest) ·
Some suggestions for fun activities when visiting beautiful Sydney, Australia (sponsored content)
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London claims honors for most-visited city...again!

PHeymont ·
  MasterCard Global Destinations Index   Based on projections for the rest of this year, London is again claiming victory over arch-rivals Paris and Bangkok for the title of most-visited city. It's held the honor 5 times in 7 years,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 15, 2015: Dom Luis I Bridge, Porto

PHeymont ·
  This stunning bridge connecting Porto, Portugal and its sibling Vila Nova da Gaia across the Douro River is a great place for a view of both cities and the river; its upper deck is now only for pedestrians and trams, while the lower deck is...
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Rievaulx Abbey, North Yorkshire, England

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
  The Abbey is situated in the wooded River Rye valley near Helmsley, North Yorkshire, in the north east of England and has an enviable position. The River Rye valley at this point is heavily wooded and provides shelter to lower lying farmland...
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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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Spain's 'ghost airport' finally haunted by tourists

PHeymont ·
Arch of hoses greet first flight into Castellon           Photo: Laura Cornejo / Twitter   Spain's infamous "if you build it they (won't necessarily) come" airport at Castellon finally got it first passengers yesterday,...
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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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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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