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Re: And the tallest US building goes to?

Former Member ·
The judges have chosen the "fairest in the land". I would be happy to tour both buildings. The ingenuity of architects and engineers never ceases to impress me. Some buildings that I have particularly enjoyed touring - the World Trade Center and the Rockefeller Center in NY, the dome of St. Peter's in Rome, all of St. Paul's in London, the Reichstag in Berlin and all of the small historical buildings at Greenfield Village, Michigan.
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Re: July 18, 2017: Marblehead Lighthouse, Ohio

Paul Heymont ·
Just back from a trip that included a Lake Michigan beach near Gary...this is so much nicer!
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Re: July 18, 2017: Marblehead Lighthouse, Ohio

Marilyn Jones ·
It is beautiful there!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 22, 2014: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

Ottoman ·
Originally Posted by Travel Luver: What's the best ride? Hi Travel Luver! I can honestly say that I enjoyed all the rides at the Universal Studios Theme Parks, but if I had to pick a favorite or favorites, I would have to say that I particularly enjoyed the 3-D rides such as "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem" (where Gru turns you into a Minion and you embark on a wild ride through Gru's lab), "The Simpsons Ride" (where you embark on a wild ride through Krustyland and Springfield), and "The...
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Re: Visual Bulimia? A Bloated Surfeit of Images?

Paul Heymont ·
Sheer volume has become a digital-age issue not only for images. The constant flow of e-mail (more spam than real, often); tweets about celebrities' teeth, clothes and turmoil; TV and radio repetitions as well as Konstant Kardashians are serious forms of mind pollution. Sometimes it takes an extended series of images to create a picture, an insight. But too many will mask, not highlight, the point. That's why I enjoy well-curated exhibits of the work of thoughtful (not merely skillful)...
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Re: New aluminum battery could be traveler's best friend

DrFumblefinger ·
It might just revolutionize consumer electronics -- and perhaps even make battery powered cars and such a more feasible option.
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Re: It's magic: Harry Potter boosts park profits 38%

GarryRF ·
The Harry Potter collection has also boosted the number of younger folks that are reading books. That's got to be a bonus ! Kids here in the UK say there's so much more detail in the books than the films. Got to be better than "Blob dodging" on a computer screen !
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Re: It's magic: Harry Potter boosts park profits 38%

Paul Heymont ·
I agree...and I thank you for a wonderful phrase and image: "blob dodging!"
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Re: June 23, 2016: Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C.

DrFumblefinger ·
I like this memorial, especially at night time, when the bronze figure of Jefferson really stands out against the light colored dome. Thanks, Ottoman!
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Re: 'The Walking Dead' attraction coming to Universal Studios Hollywood

DrFumblefinger ·
Nice to know there's an attraction out there I can skip!
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Re: Wallace, Idaho: From mining town to "Center of the Universe"

Paul Heymont ·
Wish I'd had THAT manhole cover for the blog we had here on Gumbo! And you got my heart with the bus...same model was my school bus at Fort Leavenworth in the 50s...
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Re: Wallace, Idaho: From mining town to "Center of the Universe"

PortMoresby ·
Wallace reminds me of all my favorite places in the western US although I'd never heard of it before. I guess it's the look of an era rather than a particular place, when civilization arrived, paid for by the mines. Shacks replaced by wood replaced by stone & brick, a similar story all over the West. And amazing that so many survive. Thanks, DrF.
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Re: Wallace, Idaho: From mining town to "Center of the Universe"

DrFumblefinger ·
Wallace is a very neat town to visit, very recommended stop along the I-90 freeway. Perfect place to walk around for a half day or day and take in the ambience of small town America. As you say, Port Moresby, there's a repeatable charm to how these towns grew up.
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Re: Wallace, Idaho: From mining town to "Center of the Universe"

Former Member ·
Nice bus, i would like to take a trip on it
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Re: Wallace, Idaho: From mining town to "Center of the Universe"

IslandMan ·
I love visiting old, small towns. There can be so much to see and it looks like Wallace has a lot of interesting history. The Bordello museum sounds fascinating and classic buses are a favorite of mine too. Thanks for taking us there DrF.
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Re: Charlottesville, Virginia: Land of Presidents

GarryRF ·
I've spent many days exploring the early times of the Du Pont family around Delaware and Pennsylvania. Explore the old homes and gardens of the American chemical giants. Really fascinating. Chateau Country Route 52 passes thru Delaware’s Chateau Country. Many DuPont homes and estates are tucked away in the areas surrounding Greenville, Delaware and Centerville Delaware. Local residents have managed to preserve the rural character of Route 52 by controlling development. Twin Lakes Brewing...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #25

Paul Heymont ·
Well, this one's been cracked: PortMoresby went a bit west of Chicago and found the Michigan Avenue Bridge in Milwaukee: "After not paying any attention after I looked briefly this morning, I saw that he'd posted the clue, smaller city. I asked Google for pictures of "vertical lift bridges" and almost immediately saw a tiny picture of the blue glass building. I couldn't see any detail except the color and shape of the piers and it was from the other direction." Congratulations: and...
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Government St., Mobile: A Great Historic Street (Pt. 2)

Travel Rob ·
 Barton Academy, 504 Government St. First Public School in Alabama   I've walked on Government Street in Mobile Alabama four separate times. The funny thing is, as I finished up seeing the sights that I came for, I  kept...
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Charleston's Grand Mansions: Aiken-Rhett House

PortMoresby ·
  On a recent visit to Charleston, South Carolina, I bought a 2-day pass, called the Charleston Heritage Passport , at the North Charleston Visitor Center near the airport, and planned to include as many of the sites it offered of...
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Not much progress yet on Universal Airline Tracking

Paul Heymont ·
After the disappearance nearly a year ago of Malaysian Airlines MH370, nearly everyone agreed how important it would be for better technology to track all airliners in real time. But that appears to be the last agreement on the issue, as some airlines...
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Google vs. Uber? With no one in driver's seat?

Paul Heymont ·
Wait for it...Google is on the verge, apparently, of offering a ride-share app that would compete with Uber (a company it previously invested in). In the long run, Google hopes to pair it up with its longstanding driverless car research, which company...
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New aluminum battery could be traveler's best friend

Paul Heymont ·
Imagine a smartphone battery that could recharge fully in just over a minute, could be recharged 7500 times, and is lighter than any battery you've ever had. And, oh yes, it can't catch fire as lithium-ion batteries can, and it's easier to recycle....
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JetBlue's boutique hotel: Sorry! No vacancy for you!

Paul Heymont ·
JetBlue, which has its training center ("JetBlue University") in Orlando, along with some operations and maintenance centers, has now opened its own 196-room boutique hotel with all the amenities, from pool to gym to good food.   But it's not...
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It's magic: Harry Potter boosts park profits 38%

Paul Heymont ·
The extended Harry Potter theme park Universal opened in Orlando last summer has boosted Universal's take on the park business by 38%. When the new attraction opened, lines up to 7 hours long waited for their turn.  MORE
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 3, 2015: Chicago by Night

IslandMan ·
    City skylines can look the same after a while, but seeing them at night is a different experience again. As part of a USA trip, I wanted to visit as many iconic skyscrapers as I could. The Sears Tower in Chicago was on my list and I...
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Las Vegas -- last stop of the Elvis tour

DrFumblefinger ·
  This post marks the end of our journey to see sites related to Elvis Presley's life.  So far we've visited Elvis' birth home in  Tupelo , his mansion,  Graceland , its  car museum , and we've toured  Memphis  ...
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Magnolia Plantation: Beautiful but Complicated

Paul Heymont ·
  This story started out simple: A visit to a beautiful riverside plantation, renowned for its centuries-old formal gardens. But the past is usually not so simple, and in this instance involves not only the ugly story of the slavery that made...
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Visual Bulimia? A Bloated Surfeit of Images?

PortMoresby ·
Moments ago a newsletter landed in my inbox from  Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, announcing its 14th edition of the Biannale of Contemporary Photography, curated by Catalan artist/curator, Joan Fontcuberta, to be held in...
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Healy Hall, Georgetown University (Where Gumbo was #234)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting Healy Hall in Georgetown University. George G shares the history and some great photos of the site.
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Top Long Distance Hiking Trails in the USA

Brian Bradshaw (Guest) ·
Like to go for a long distance walk? Then Brian Bradshaw has just the post for you. Check out some of these beautiful (and challenging) hikes!
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The Great Eclipse of 2017

Jonathan L ·
A day set aside to watch the eclipse turned into a day of new friends and good times for Jonathan L, who viewed near Knoxville, Tennessee.
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Do You Want To Fish But Don’t Know How To? Book A Fishing Trip!

Zachary Patrick ·
Do you love to fish? Or at least like the idea of fishing? Do you imagine yourself sipping your drink and sitting with friends holding the fishing rod on a cool summer day? Well then you need to get up and go fishing tomorrow morning. But uh oh! You don’t know how to fish? And above all you don’t own a boat? Does that mean you cannot fish now? You can! You can fish your heart out if you like and that too on a boat. But how you ask? Well, you can go charter fishing. There are a lot of places...
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University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Where Gumbo Was (#208)

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to see this historic campus with its richly-decorated tower.
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Universal Studios Florida

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shares a fun visit to Orlando's Universal Studios, proving it's not just for kids!
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A Vivid View of Theaters Past

Marilyn Jones ·
Time ravages great beauties and sometimes restores them. Marilyn Jones shares with us a book that chronicles some astonishing recent examples.
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Holiday Gifts for Travelers

Marilyn Jones ·
Constant traveler Marilyn Jones offers her annual round-up of gifts she recommends for travelers.
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Planet Word to bring language to life

Paul Heymont ·
Next spring, Washington, DC will get a new museum, focused on making language live.
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Ashland, Virginia: "Center of the Universe"

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares a visit to the charming community of Ashland, known by some as the "Center of the Universe".
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Florida's Unique Coral Castle (Where Gumbo was #359)

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the unsual "Coral Castle" in southern Florida. The place was crafted of coral rock over a thirty-year period by a single man.
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February 28, 2020: Henry J. at the Library

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby discovers this lovely restored historic car while visiting the local library.
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University of Oklahoma, Home of Sooners Football

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband pay an unplanned visit to the University of Oklahoma Sooners' stadium. The found some of the nicest fans.
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Oklahoma Sooners Football - The University of Oklahoma

Samantha ·
Samnatha and her husband enjoy a visit to the home of Sooners football, and find some of the nicest fans.
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Drones to travel for armchair tourists?

Paul Heymont ·
Imagine sitting in your armchair with a virtual-reality helmet and a remote control and "visiting" the streets of your favorite city, an art gallery, the Grand Canyon, or...?   There have long been travel documentaries and the like for armchair...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 10, 2015: Statue of Mary Tyler Moore, Minneapolis, Minneosta

Ottoman ·
  She is the woman "who can turn the world on with her smile".  Mary Tyler Moore is a Hollywood superstar who graced our television screens for over fifty years, not to mention appearing in a number of films on the silver screen.  Well...
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Barcelona cruises to a new cruise record

Paul Heymont ·
Barcelona, which has expressed some doubts recently about just how much tourism to promote, has scored an all-time record for a weekend's worth of cruise ship visitors, with just under 60,000 arriving.   That includes over 26,000 on Sunday alone...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 22, 2015: Cana Island Lighthouse

Marilyn Jones ·
  Door County, Wisconsin is known for its charming villages, beautiful beaches, lake vistas and nine lighthouses that help safely guide ships around the peninsula—each with a different look, history and, in many ways, personality.  ...
 
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