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Re: Rose Hall Great House, Jamaica

GarryRF ·
Thanks Paul. A good story and some interesting photos to accompany it. In my visits to the various Caribbean Islands I have seen voodoo is still in practice. "my son had a stomach ache and the Doctor came to visit. He rubbed his legs with grass and the pain went away. He said the words too. He told me it was caused by not chewing his food enough before swollowing it" Going horse riding at first light I've seen burials on the beach. All ceremony gone home before the tourists arrive to sun...
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Re: Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee: The house Sam Phillips built

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the great iconic symbols in the history of R&R! Sam Phillips was an absolute genius. And sometimes most amazing to me is that all that talent lived in one small city. I think Memphis has only around 300,000 or so population. Memphis gave rise to soul, rhythm and blues, and of course rock and roll music. What a wonderful musical legacy! Thanks for the stroll down memory lane!
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Re: Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee: The house Sam Phillips built

Travel Rob ·
Thank you Ottoman. Great photos and thanks for this important piece of Americana.
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Re: Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee: The house Sam Phillips built

IslandMan ·
Thanks Ottoman for sharing your Sun Studios visit. I was there in 2007 and enjoyed every magic moment of it. My wife had to drag me away after the third day as we had to move on to our next destination (!). Being there was like stepping into the shoes of all the musical greats who had passed through those doors. My music collection has an abundance of Sun recordings and they are still my favorites.
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Re: Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee: The house Sam Phillips built

PHeymont ·
Actually, the importance of Memphis is long-standing and for good reason: it's on a flood-free bluff above the Mississippi. At different times in its history, both French and Spanish armies built forts there to control traffic on the Mississippi, and before the Civil War, it was the terminus of the only east-west railroad to cross the South...so it has always been a big transportation center. The railroad guaranteed its role in shipping cotton, and made it the center of the region.
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Re: Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee: The house Sam Phillips built

Ottoman ·
Well "I'm all shook up". "Thank you. Thank you very much" to all of you who liked and commented on my Sun Studio blog. I really appreciate your feedback. I hope you enjoyed this blog as much as I enjoyed putting it together and posting it. Cheers and happy travels everybody.
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Four Ways to Savor Savannah

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some of her favorite ideas on what to see and do when visiting Savannah, Georgia
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Car Emblems and Hood Ornaments

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger became intrigued by the emblems and ornamentation of some of the old cars he saw when he visited the National Automobile Museum in Reno
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The National Automobile Museum, Reno (Where Gumbo was #369)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting one of America's greatest car museums -- the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada.
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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania: Peaceful Holiday Getaway

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie explores the historic treasures of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, including fantastic car and antique collections.
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A Quick Philly Jaunt to a Few Philly Haunts

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a visit to Philadelphia, highlighted by the terrific views from from the One Liberty Observation Deck.
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Johnny Mercer Statue, Savannah, Ga

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob Shows us the Johnny Mercer Statue in Savannah, Ga
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Jan 24, 2018: Rockies Diner - Boise Idaho

Samantha ·
At a diner seen on Man vs Food with Alan Richman, Samantha gets to watch a challenger attempt a real eating challenge.
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Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee: The house Sam Phillips built

Ottoman ·
         What a thrill it was to visit Sun Studio at 706 Union Ave, Memphis, Tennessee!  To step through the doors of this old building is to walk into Rock 'n Roll history.  It was at Sun Studios that...
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Shunpiking Through Northern Pennsylvania

Jonathan L ·
Taking a road trip is one of Jonathan L's favorite things...and he loves to “shunpike,” taking the smaller highways instead of the interstates
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#156)

DrFumblefinger ·
A new week, a new travel puzzle. See if you can solve this week's mystery destination.
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Val-Kill: Eleanor Roosevelt's home in Hyde Park

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us from FDR's home to Eleanor Roosevelt's house at Val-Kill, in Hyde Park NY
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania: Surprising Treasures

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger takes us not-so-far-away to a world of unusual museums and delights.
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A Break from the Ordinary in Historic Columbia

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares a visit to historic and memorable Columbia, Pennsylvania.
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Learning about the Past in Historic Fredericksburg, Virginia

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares some highlights of a visit to Fredericksburg, Virginia, a unique and historic destination
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Mercer Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

PHeymont ·
One of the most unusual museums anywhere, created by one of the most unusual men, the Mercer traces the tools and skills that support human life.
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Moravian Pottery and Tile Works: Art and Innovation

PHeymont ·
The Pottery was the creation of a unique personality, Henry Chapman Mercer, and is still producing the Arts and Crafts-era tiles he designed.
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Re: Moravian Pottery and Tile Works: Art and Innovation

Professorabe ·
'Nicht gerichtet wert' would appear to be part of a Bible quote in old German. The full sentence reads: "Richtet nicht, auf dass ihr nicht gerichtet wert" - "Judge not that ye be not judged". The artefact in question is a stove plate from the 18th century. Mercer refers to it in his book "The Bible in Iron": http://digicoll.library.wisc.e...ibleIron&isize=M Illustrations 98 and 99 provide the explanation.
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Re: Moravian Pottery and Tile Works: Art and Innovation

PHeymont ·
That makes so much more sense than the assumption I made based on other little ‘jokes’ Mercer played. Thanks for that!
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Fonthill Castle: An Eccentric's Masterpiece

PHeymont ·
Henry Chapman Mercer's Fonthill Castle reflects his life work and his conviction that he was capable of mastering every field, as well as his opinionated eccentricity.
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Rose Hall Great House, Jamaica

PHeymont ·
PHeymont shares the tangled tales of one of Jamaica's great plantation houses, with tragedies, mysteries and even a song by Johnny Cash.
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Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a walk around the historic Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah
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Re: Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia

DrFumblefinger ·
Johnny Mercer is an underappreciated gem! Worth the trip just to pay him some respect.
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'Folsom Prison' memories at Texas museum

Marilyn Jones ·
A new exhibit evokes memories of Johnny Cash's historic appearances singing for inmates at California's Folsom Prison.
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DrFumblefinger ·
I love Johnny Cash's music almost as much as I do Elvis'.
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Pennsylvania's Magnificent Capitol, Harrisburg

PHeymont ·
In the early 20th century, the Keystone State went all out to build a monument to itself, and no one was watching the budget.
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