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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 17, 2015: Love Locks, Pont des Arts, Paris

Travel Rob ·
When I first started seeing the locks, I thought it was a vow to return- which still makes more sense to me then locking up love on a bridge
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 17, 2015: Love Locks, Pont des Arts, Paris

DrFumblefinger ·
Sadly I think this is just an act of symbolism. Most of those locked loves are unlocked by the two participants in short order. I've always worried about the weight of all that metal on a bridge, and hearing that it damaged the bridge is no surprise. I think the idea of placing them elsewhere is a good one.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 17, 2015: Love Locks, Pont des Arts, Paris

Paul Heymont ·
No one really knows where it started, but it's spread all over the world in the past few years—"Love Locks" snapped onto railings, especially on bridges.   Some hate them and feel they disfigure spaces with other purposes (in Basel, we...
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Paris set to unlock the 'Love Locks' problem

Paul Heymont ·
  'Love Locks,' those padlocks attached to bridges and monuments all over, with the key thrown away to symbolize unbreakable affection, have been the subject of a serious backlash in many cities, and now Paris is ready to move on demands by local...
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Paris mayor gets power to ban traffic when pollution peaks

Paul Heymont ·
A horrific spike in air pollution in Paris Monday has led to the national Ecology Minister, Segoline Royal, granting Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo the power to impose traffic bans when pollution is high.   Royale had previously held on to that power,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 6, 2015: Dutch Cheeses

IslandMan ·
    On a visit to the Netherlands we stayed in the seaside village of Wijk aan Zee on the North Sea, just north of Amsterdam . The village is small and quaint and is known for its wide beaches, bars and hotels and is popular as a holiday...
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Paris mayor's plan: reclaim highway for park

Paul Heymont ·
  Future and present in Paris plan to replace highway with pedestrians   Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who has made reducing traffic and pollution key goals of her regime, has announced that the highway along the Right (north) Bank of the Seine will...
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June 4, 2018: Sainte Anne du Bocage, Caraquet

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob takes a look at the beautiful Saint Anne du Bocage in Caraquet.
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Paris Sunday shopping: If you can't beat them...

Paul Heymont ·
Small stores are being given more Sunday opportunities to compete with the big chains that are open 7 days in "international tourist zones."
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Car-free Sundays return to Paris's Champs-Elysées

Paul Heymont ·
After a one-month security hiatus, Paris resumes its first-Sunday-of-the-month car ban on the Champs-Elysées.
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Paris: Right Bank road now belongs to walkers and cyclists

Paul Heymont ·
Paris's city council has voted to make the closure of the highway along the Right Bank permanent, turning it over to pedestrians and bikes.
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Uber has built partnership with the GM’s Maven- a car sharing service

Anand _Rajendran ·
General Motors has become the short-term car leasing partner for the Uber drivers. General Motors is the investor for the Uber’s competitor in the ride-hailing services, Lyft. Uber and Maven, a 10-month old car sharing division within the GM has built the partnership and announced the new pilot program in San Francisco, which will allow the Uber drivers to rent the car on the weekly basis for the work as well as the personal use. As per the 90-day test, drivers will rent their cars for $179...
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Winter at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Paul Heymont ·
PHeymont takes an out-of-season walk through his favorite (and nearby) botanical garden as winter gives it a different look.
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Impossible dream? Paris mayor wants Olympic swim in Seine

Paul Heymont ·
With France's bid for the 2024 Olympics pending, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo hopes to have the river clean enough for Olympic swimming events.
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Paris to reopen Bastille column after 30 years

Paul Heymont ·
The tall column that stands in the Place de la Bastille as a memorial to past revolutions will be re-opened to the public .
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Paris planners re-imagine seven major squares

Paul Heymont ·
Get set for controversy as Paris planners re-imagine seven major Paris squares, including Bastille, Nation and Madeleine to be more pedestrian-friendly.
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Champs-Elysees to go car-free every month

Paul Heymont ·
Paris will clear cars off the Champs-Elysees one day a month as part of a campaign against congestion and pollution. Other measures, too!
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GM launches car sharing service

Travel Rob ·
GM launches, Maven, a car sharing service.
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Paris: Four districts to become one for efficiency

Paul Heymont ·
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo is proposing to combine Paris arrondissements for more efficient government and services.
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Could a mini-hovercraft be the new Paris taxi?

Paul Heymont ·
A French inventor believes his 'SeaBubble' can take traffic off the street and route it down the Seine to give Paris a new taxi alternative.
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Best Places to Visit In Amsterdam

jenifer levis ·
Amsterdam also known as Venice of the North or Mokum. Amsterdam is famous for many things, from its art and rich heritage to its elaborate canals and limitless cafes but it stands out for one thing over all else; making for the most unique and unforgettable trip for young adults and people of age alike. Any Amsterdam trip would be considered unfinished if it did not include- Rijksmuseum - Starting off slow, this excellent museum houses some of the greatest European masterpieces of all time.
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Library of Congress: Underestimated Treasure

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of the Library of Congress, underappreciated and worth a visit.
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George G. ·
Jonathan, this place is on my list for my next visit to D.C. It was on my list during my last visit, but I ran out of time. I now have a great orientation to prepare my visit. I did not know about the Packard Campus which is under a 2-hour drive from my location. Thanks again for another insightful travel blog.
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Re: Library of Congress: Underestimated Treasure

Jonathan L ·
You are welcome.
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Samantha ·
While in the Ann Arbor area, Samantha and her husband made a quick stop to see a small section of the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus.
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Casa Vicens: Gaudi's first big project

Paul Heymont ·
The earliest, and one of the most interesting of Gaudi's major works is well worth a visit to see his genius at an early stage.
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Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Judy Barford ·
Judy discovers the house that was the setting for the Anne of Green Gables novels.
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Re: Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
The Maritimes is a rather unique and interesting part of Canada, and it is pretty. The seafood -- especially the scallops -- was excellent. I look forward to seeing more of your photos from that region soon.
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Re: Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Jonathan L ·
Are they still performing the Anne of Green Gables musical in Charlottown?
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Re: Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Jonathan L ·
My family traveled to PEI several times when I was young, and seenthat musical was a highlight of the trip.
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Re: Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Judy Barford ·
Jonathan, it's returning next year, apparently, and then biennially.
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Re: Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
How did you enjoy your visit to the Maritimes?
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Re: Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Judy Barford ·
Really enjoyed the trip. We were there around autumn and the weather was great, as were the trees. My favourite places were Lunenberg, Blue Rocks, Mahone Bay and Fredericton. Could not take a bad photo!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 27, 2015: Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Garden

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the prettiest cottages anywhere, dating to the 15th century, is just a mile from Stratford on Avon.  Anne Hathaway lived in this 12 room home as a child.  She is best known for being the wife of the bard, William Shakespeare.
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