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Re: Luxembourg, Old City

PHeymont ·
Clafoutis (I lost an s in typing) is a French dessert that is essentially a tart with fruit (the most traditional is cherries) in a flan-like custard. Usually you bake part of the custard a bit, add the fruit and more custard. I always thought it was from Normandy, because I first encountered it there, and then in a Norman restaurant in Paris, but it turns out the food historians say it comes from Limousin, and the name is from the Occitan "clafotis" which means "filled." So what probably...
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Re: Missoula, Montana — Home of Grizzlies

PortMoresby ·
I like this one because it reminds me of a time when my son was a naval fire fighter and was talking about becoming a smoke jumper after he was discharged. He changed his mind, something for which I'll be forever grateful. Read 'Young Men and Fire', by Norman Maclean and understand.
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Re: Missoula, Montana — Home of Grizzlies

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PortMoresby: I like this one because it reminds me of a time when my son was a naval fire fighter and was talking about becoming a smoke jumper after he was discharged. He changed his mind, something for which I'll be forever grateful. Read 'Young Men and Fire', by Norman Maclean and understand. Those smokejumpers are amazing! Absolutely fearless. When everyone's running away from a fire, they're jumping from planes to run toward it. Another good fictional book is the...
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Re: Finding Reiner #7: Shrapnel & Bones

HistoryDigger ·
DrFumblefinger—I've been meaning to read that book about Bonhoeffer. In fact, I'll do so, as soon as I finish Forgotten Holocaust: The Poles Under German Occupation, 1939-1944 by Richard C. Lukas and Norman Davies . My affection for the Polish people I've met has spurred me to deepen my understanding of the German occupation and devastation of Poland.
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#110)

JHeymont ·
I'll pass on adding a hint today...Norman has done enough!
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Re: Celebrate Dr. Seuss - Springfield MA

PHeymont ·
I'm one of those who's passed by; in fact, my sister lives in Springfield's suburbs, and I've missed all that! Next visit, I'll have to change that. Thanks!
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St. David's Cathedral, Wales. Where Gumbo was #80

DrFumblefinger ·
  The above photo proved more challenging than I'd thought it would.  Fortunately History Digger was able to solve the riddle.  Gumbo was visiting St. David's Cathedral in Wales.    St David's Cathedral (in Welsh: Eglwys...
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The Loire River Valley

DrFumblefinger ·
    Many find a visit to the  Loire Valley  to be the highlight of their visit to France, as did we.   When we were planning our journey I discussed our itinerary with my friend, Wayne.  Wayne and his wife had...
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Forget Area 51: Welsh waterfall has mystic charm

PHeymont ·
It's been the veil of mystery hiding the Bat Cave. it's involved with Dr. Who. It's appeared in Merlin and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. And now it's more accessible to fans, visitors and...dare we say?...pilgrims.   Fearful that...
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Visiting Sicily: An introductory overview

DrFumblefinger ·
    Travel guru Rick Steves likes to say (and I'm paraphrasing) that Italy either gets better or worse as you head south from Rome, depending on what you like.  If you like a quieter people, trains running almost on time, etc. head...
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Capella Palatina, Palermo, Sicily (Where Gumbo Was, #102)

DrFumblefinger ·
    I've visited dozens of wonderful churches in my life, some vaste and grand like St. Paul's in Rome or Westminister Abbey in London, others smaller and with a more intimate feel.  As a rule, I'm partially to smaller chapels and...
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Oct. 24, 2017: Whorlton, North Yorkshire, hidden historic gem

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter shares some of the visual treasures of a visit to the abandoned hamlet of Whorlton in the North York Moors National Park.
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Sept. 23, 2017: Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to the hills above Palermo, to visit an unusual cathedral with an unusual history.
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A Tale of Two Cathedrals - Palermo Italy

Jonathan L ·
Palermo, Sicily has two beautiful cathedrals, less than three miles apart. Jonathan L explores them both and explains their history.
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Syracuse's Greek Temple Cathedral, Sicily

PHeymont ·
Gumbo was visiting a most unusual cathedral. Built as a Greek temple about 500 BC, it was already over a thousand years old when it became a church.
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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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Cefalu Cathedral, Sicily

PHeymont ·
Part of Sicily's Arab-Norman heritage, Cefalu's Cathedral is a showcase of art and a primer of the island's checkered history.
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N. Ireland 'Game of Thrones' tapestry on display

PHeymont ·
Northern Ireland weaves a mega-tapestry around Game of Thrones to highlight its role as background for the TV series
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Visiting Erupting Mount Etna

PHeymont ·
We hadn't even planned to visit Mount Etna, but when it erupted while we were heading to Sicily, it was practically an engraved invitation.
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey #5: Istanbul to Tbilisi

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur takes us on another memorable train journey, this one starting in Istanbul, then on to Ankara, Erzurum, Batumi (bu bus), Yerevan and ending in Tbilisi
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Malcolm's Cross, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares an interesting and neglected piece of English and Scottish history -- the tale behind Malcolm's Cross
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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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Palazzo dei Normanni, Palermo, Sicily

DrFumblefinger ·
The Palazzo dei Normanni (in English, Palace of the Normans) was the seat of the Kings of Sicily during the Norman domination and todays houses the Sicilian parliament.
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The Banff Park Museum National Historic Site. Where Gumbo was #(133)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting Western Canada's oldest Natural History Museum, the quirky yet fascinating Banff Park Museum National Historic Site .   Gumbo first visited this museum as a boy decades ago and it's one of the few things...
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Celebrate Dr. Seuss - Springfield MA

Jonathan L ·
  Springfield MA is the kind of city that most people speed by on the way to somewhere "more important."Sitting at the junction of Interstates 90 and 91, people zoom by traveling between Boston, Albany, Montreal and other places. If people...
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London's Battersea Power Station gets flashy neighbors

PHeymont ·
A raft of new buildings, including efforts by A-list architects such as Norman Foster and Frank Gehry will soon be going up around London's Battersea Power Station, seen below. After years of plans that have fallen through, this one appears to be...
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A Day in Rouen, France

PHeymont ·
Normandy's capital, with much more to offer than Joan of Arc and the much-painted cathedral.
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Walk Historic Palermo, Discover Great Food and People

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a walking tour of Palermo and its street food.
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Visiting Catania, the other Sicilian city

Jonathan L ·
Explore Catania and its surroundings with Jonathan L and the Amazing Ms. D
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Not-So-Hidden Gems in Historic Lewisburg

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some of the travel treasures she discovered while visiting Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
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Not-so-famous museums with great exhibits

PHeymont ·
Since we're off from school for spring break, we've had time to catch up on a few exhibits at local museums...but not the big and famous, such as the Met or MoMA. Here are a few of interest, and one we haven't been to yet, but will! Neue Galerie has an exhibit with a dual purpose: reproducing the infamous Nazi exhibit "Degenerate Art" of 1937, and commenting on its effects, both then and now. Also at the Galerie, which focuses on German and Austrian art of the last century, is an exhibition...
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Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, France

DrFumblefinger ·
Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud  is situated in France's western Loire Valley, a short drive from Chinon and Saumur.  The name refers not only to Europe’s largest medieval abbey, built in the 12th century, but also to the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 26, 2014: Entrance to Chapel at Abbey Fontevraud, France

DrFumblefinger ·
  Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud  is situated in the western Loire Valley, one of the great destinations in France.  The name refers not only to Europe’s largest medieval abbey (12th century), but also to the medieval town...
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 6) Slea Head. A Tour of the Dingle Peninsula

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the highlights of any visit to Ireland is a chance to explore the Dingle Peninsula.  While it’s only half as large as the Ivernaugh peninsula ( Ring of Kerry ), it’s packed with beautiful views and interesting things to...
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From Corfe Castle to Kingston Lacy - Part 1

Mac ·
In the heart of  beautiful Dorset, a county in southern England, is the beautiful stone built village of Corfe. Towering above Corfe are the huge remains of Corfe Castle. Corfe also boasts a station on the private Swanage steam railway... In...
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A Farm Visit in Normandy

PHeymont ·
I lost my heart in Paris a long time ago, but every time we visit we plan some out-of-city experiences as well. Last summer, as part of our two weeks in Paris, we planned a two-day side-trip to Normandy, visiting Mont-Saint-Michel.   For our...
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Brooklyn Museum: Three shows to visit, one closing soon

PHeymont ·
Following the "more than Manhattan" theme of the piece below, here are three current exhibits worth visiting at The Brooklyn Museum (America's most over-shadowed major museum) this season—but for one, you'll have to hurry, because it ends July...
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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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Mont-Saint-Michel: Like no other (Pt. 2)

PHeymont ·
The Abbey and Monastery Mont-Saint-Michel is, really, two places: the historic religious structures at the top of the island mountain, and the town below that supported it in ancient times and today. The town featured in Part 1; this time we're...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 17, 2014: Fish Creek Park, Calgary

Still Country Photo ·
  Season's Greetings to all and I wish you safe travels over the holidays.   These photos were taken in a part of Fish Creek Park in Calgary's SW.  It is called Shannon Terrace.  There is an old homestead down there that was once...
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A Visit to Ireland: Part 12) the Valley of the Boyne

DrFumblefinger ·
This post concludes tales of my road-trip around the Emerald Isle (though I've still got a few things to share about Dublin); if you want to catch up on prior posts, you can find them at this link .  I don't think this road-trip series could end...
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Trim Castle, Ireland (Where Gumbo was #190)

DrFumblefinger ·
Ireland's largest Anglo-Norman castle was the scene of this weeks puzzle. Read on for its fascinating history.
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Canterbury Cathedral: A Pilgrims' Goal

PHeymont ·
One of England's oldest and most important religious buildings, the Cathedral was the goal of the pilgrms in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
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Harbottle Castle, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Harbottle Castle is a ruined medieval castle in the village of Harbottle, Northumberland. The present castle was built about 1160.
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A Visit to Berlin's Reichstag (Where Gumbo Was #186)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Germany's famous parliament building, the Reichstag. It has an interesting history and just a few decades ago underwent a brilliant modernization.
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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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Georgia on my Mind

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur's Travels takes us to the beautiful (if not often visited) land of Georgia... And that's not the U.S. state -- it's on that Eurasian land mass!
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Segesta, Sicily (Where Gumbo Was #196)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the archaeologic park in Segesta, Sicily. Situated on the hills of a beautiful mountaineous region, the site has a well preserved Greek Doric Temple and an amphitheater that is used even to this day.
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August 22, 2016: Victoria University, Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
A walk near Toronto's Ontario Legislative Building lead to the discovery of beautiful Victoria University, academic home of some of Canada's most famous citizens.
 
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