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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo #297

George G. ·
Here's the last set of clues! Send your answer to TGSuggestions@gmail.com This first house was built for a wealthy commission merchant, that was modified many times. A neoclassical revival front porch with ionic columns and a circular pavilion was added to the main Italianate structure. Also, a carriage house was added made from bricks of the demolished house next door (mentioned in Friday’s clue). It is now listed as a Victorian Mansion on a list of historic registered places and landmarks.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 13, 2014: The Damsels of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
The lovely damsels of Sigiriya would be quite at home at Hugh Hefner's PLayboy mansion! Amazingly well preserved given their 1500 year age. Key to visiting, Mac, is to go very early before it gets too hot, or late in the afternoon as it starts cooling down. But a spry young dude like you should bound all the way to the top of Lion Rock like a springbok. One of the most memorable times I've ever had in my travels was at the top of Sigiriya, right at the end of the day, when I was the only...
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Re: The Old Stone Mill - Where Gumbo Was #124

PHeymont ·
Just to add a little more...the mill, also known as the Snuff Mill, is the oldest industrial building in New York City...but most of the others in the 20 oldest list predate it by 150 to 200 years. Most are houses in Brooklyn and Queens (one is still a private house after 350 years!) but one is in the Bronx: the 1748 Van Cortlandt Mansion--where George Washington really did sleep. For a link to the fascinating list, click HERE
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo #366

George G. ·
Time for outside views of the owners’ final resting place and their mansion. These were the final clues before Monday’s reveal...
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Re: Portland, Oregon - Part III - Escaping

Jonathan L ·
Thanks again for a wonderful view of the Portland area. If you had continued East along the Columbia River you would have reached the Maryhill Museum . This fascinating collection of art started as the dream of Samuel Hill who was president of the Seattle Gas and Electric Company around the start of the 20th century. He hoped to build a Quaker farming community, but irrigation proved too difficult. Istead he was convinced to turn his mansion into an art museum. His collection was eclectic. I...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 6, 2013: Taj Mahal - India’s architectual jewel

GarryRF ·
Emperor Shah Jahan himself described the Taj in these words: Should guilty seek asylum here, Like one pardoned, he becomes free from sin. Should a sinner make his way to this mansion, All his past sins are to be washed away. The sight of this mansion creates sorrowing sighs; And the sun and the moon shed tears from their eyes. In this world this edifice has been made; To display thereby the creator's glory. Sounds like he was a great man in his time !
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Memphis, Tennessee: 1) Graceland

DrFumblefinger ·
  3764 Elvis Presley Blvd.  It’s an address most Elvis fans know by heart because that’s where you’ll find Graceland .  Graceland is THE place every Elvis must visit at least once in their lifetime.  Not only was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 1, 2014: Charles Dickens Country Home - Kent, England

MAD Travel Diaries ·
   Charles Dickens has been a favourite British author of mine since high school. I have fond memories of getting lost reading  A Tale of Two Cities  and  Great Expectations  for hours; he was, after all, the most famed...
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Visiting Versailles

DrFumblefinger ·
    Among the many wonderful palaces of Europe, Versailles is said to be the greatest and grandest of them all.  It’s a  UNESCO World Heritage site  and is on almost every traveler’s list of “must see”...
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Verona: More than Romeo & Juliet

PHeymont ·
  Verona from the hills, looking toward St. Anastasia and the Ponte Pietra   My visit to Verona last summer was almost an accident—but a lucky one. It wasn’t on the original plan for our three weeks in Northern Italy, but online...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 8) Hill Country

DrFumblefinger ·
   The coastal regions of Sri Lanka are fairly flat.  Given that and the relatively small size of the island, I was surprised to find impressive peaks (over 2500 m high) at its center.  These mountains, lush and...
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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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Books That Sent You Packing (your bag, that is)

PortMoresby ·
The book I always think of in this regard is ‘The Sheltering Sky’, by Paul Bowles. And the subsequent movie, with the devilish John Malkovich as, guess who, Port Moresby. It inspired me to take the plunge and travel outside Europe, to Morocco, a place I’ve returned again and again, sure that would be so as soon as I read the book. But there have been others - ‘The River’s Tale: A Year on the Mekong’, by Edward Gargan, added Yunnan Province in China to my first round-the-world destination...
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Gold Country, California: The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

PortMoresby ·
  I thought this series about Gold Country was done.  But I realize now that may not be true for some time.  About 6 months ago, wanting to replace the wood stove in my house that was installed when the house was built in 1978, I called...
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Nashville, Tennessee.....the Elvis tour continues!

DrFumblefinger ·
  Until I attended my first medical meeting in Nashville, I'd never thought much about visiting this mid-sized city, an oversight on my part.  Nashville's a fun destination in many ways, especially if you're a fan of Country music.  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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A Place of Fairy Tales & Magic – The Biltmore Estate

GutterPup ·
By JP Chartier NUZZLED SNUGLY, DEEP WITHIN THE PISGAH NATIONAL FOREST AND ENCIRCLED BY MOUNTAINS THAT BREATHE BLUE SMOKE IS WHERE YOU CAN FIND THIS PLACE OF FAIRY TALES AND MAGIC. The opulent and somewhat imposing French Renaissance,...
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Gulangyu Island

PortMoresby ·
  Early in my Gumbo career, I wrote about the big mud apartment blocks, called tulou, in the hill tribe region of southern China, photos of which compelled me to travel to Fujian Province.  The route to the tulou went from San Francisco to...
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Magnolia Plantation: Beautiful but Complicated

PHeymont ·
  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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Columbus Antiquities Discovered in the Unlikeliest of Places

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Who would have thought a great collection of Christopher Columbus artifacts could be found in a small Pennsylvania town. Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares her discovery!
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Heritage Days: Open House in Paris

PHeymont ·
Heritage Days, when normally-closed doors are opened to the public, are a popular institution in France. PHeymont and his wife joined in.
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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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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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After Yellowstone: The Moss Mansion, Billings MT

PortMoresby ·
Continuing north from Yellowstone, PortMoresby ends a wonderful trip with a visit to Billings, Montana and its historic mansion museum.
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Swannanoa Palace, Afton, Virginia (Where Gumbo was #224)

George G. ·
George G shares the solution to this week's travel puzzle, the delightful and beautiful Swannanoa Palace in Afton, Virginia. One of America's finest homes and well worth a visit
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The Casements—Winter Home of John D Rockefeller

Samantha ·
Visit the place the Rockefellers went to escape winter. Samantha shows us around and gives its history.
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New Paris museum is definitely in fashion

PHeymont ·
An unusual museum opens, a fashion house of world renown re-tailored into a tribute to its founder's designs.
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Intriguing Laumeier Sculpture Park - Saint Louis, Missouri

Samantha ·
Join Samantha on a visit to an outdoor art venue filled with unusual works.
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Churches of Park Slope, Brooklyn

PHeymont ·
PHeymont explores the varied and mostly 19th-century churches in one of Brooklyn's premier neighborhoods, and explores the area's history.
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Basel Buildings: A Touch of Modern

PHeymont ·
As in many other cities, the modern found a home in Basel around the turn of the last century, but produced some unique blends with earlier styles.
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Pinewood Estate: 25 Years of Christmas

Kai Rambow ·
Kai Rambow takes us on a Christmas wonderland tour of an amazing Florida estate.
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Maymont Mansion, Richmond, Virginia (Where Gumbo was #366)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting home of James and Sallie Dooley, known as Maymont. The mansion is located at 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, Virginia.
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June 17, 2020: Scotty's Castle, Death Valley

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Scotty's Castle in Death Valley on a clear winter's day.
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Washington's Headquarters, Morristown, New Jersey

Jonathan L ·
George Washington slept here, during some of the hardest days of the Revolution. Join Jonathan L on a visit.
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April 9, 2020: McCune Mansion in Salt Lake City

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the memorable red McCune mansion in downtown Salt Lake City.
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Daytripping: The Lafayette Trail, Havre De Grace, Maryland

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger explores some of the sights around the history-rich Lafayette Trail.
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Newport's Cliff Walk: Between Mansions and the Sea

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visited Newprot Rhode Island, and explored the famous Cliff Walk
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New York City's Two Museums of Design

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of two NYC museums that specialize in design.
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Portland, Oregon - Part II - Exploring

HistoryDigger ·
   Portland claims to thrive on weird. Tattoos, long beards, sandals and fleece. And there's the odd vegan strip club and naked bike ride. But to a visitor from New Orleans, city of crazy, Portland feels tame and easygoing. Even the dogs...
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Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#133)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo's sure been  getting around these last few puzzles.  A mine in Montana, a fort in New Jersey, and a mansion in Jamaica.  Today Gumbo begins a new adventure.....a step back in time.   The picture above is our...
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The Hudson River Museum - Yonkers NY

Jonathan L ·
Just north of The Bronx in the city of Yonkers is a really nice little museum that I like to visit. The Hudson River Museum sits on a beautiful piece of land overlooking the Hudson River.       The Hudson River Museum opened in 1922 as...
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French Embassy in London Fights to Block Tycoon's Basement Car Museum

Travel Rob ·
            Tower Bridge inLondon/Photo by DrFumblefinger   The French government has called Jon Hunt's plans for a car museum in a new mega-basement in his mansion a...
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Aberdeen Washington: Home to Washington's logging industry

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L explores some of the history of Aberdeen, Washington
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Omni Bedford Springs Resort Stands the Test of Time

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a visit to Bedford Springs, including the fabulous and expansive Omni resorts (and some of the other hidden treasures of the region)
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Amazing Space: Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

PHeymont ·
Boston's outrageous Isabella Stewart Gardner left behind a museum that's nearly as amazing as the art it contains.
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The Frick Museum and Gardens, Pittsburgh (Where Gumbo Was #257)

George G. ·
George G visits the lovely Frick House and Gardens in Pittsburgh, and shares the history of the home, its gardens and wonderful car collection!
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There's nothing like a road trip

Marilyn Jones ·
Travel writer Marilyn Jones takes us along on a road trip, and test-drives a new car.
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A Rambler in Lisbon

PHeymont ·
Lisbon is a city with a long history, steep hills, and lots of memorable street scenes. PHeymont shares some here.
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Touring Historic B&Bs in Charming Havre de Grace

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger tours some charming B&B's in Havre de Grace, Maryland. These are the kind of places that feel like home away from home.
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Gold Country, California: The Empire Mine

PortMoresby ·
  The owner’s house, Empire Cottage, looks English for a reason.  William Bourn, Jr. was a student at Cambridge University when his father, San Francisco businessman William Bourne, Sr. died in 1879 and 22 year old William, Jr. was...
 
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