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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 8, 2015: Gedächtniskirche, Berlin

Paul Heymont ·
Jesus appears to float above the altar in the modern version of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (Gedächtniskirche) in Berlin.   The modern church, which Berliners mostly call by its short name, stands next to the original church, built in...
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Star Alliance contest with million-mile prize

Paul Heymont ·
Your favorite cultural experiences could earn you a bonanza in frequent flier points.
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Jan. 11, 2020: The History Column, Koblenz, Germany

Paul Heymont ·
A monument that recounts the town's history also obscures some of it.
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Back in Time at Bedford's 1700s-era Tavern

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares a visit to the popular historic Jean Bonnet Tavern.
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British Museum shows world's oldest guidebook

Paul Heymont ·
An exhibit on the influence of the Islamic world also includes the world's oldest guidebook, a 1486 work by German traveler and a Dutch artist
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Fotografiska, New York's new photography museum

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L visits New York's newest museum: Fotografiska.
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Sintra's Two Fabulous Palaces

Paul Heymont ·
Sintra is one of Portugal's top tourism attractions, and its two very different National Palaces are a big part of the draw.
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Wetting My Whistle: Berkeley Springs water tasting

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares her experience as a water judge (tasting, not swimming or diving) in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
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Busy airports: Atlanta still #1, but Asia surges

Paul Heymont ·
In new rankings, Atlanta's still at the top with over 100 million passengers, but others are moving up fast.
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India: New policies may bring cheaper fares

Paul Heymont ·
India's government plans to use a mix of subsidies and relaxed airline regulations to encourage regional connections and economic growth
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July 14, 2016: Humboldt, University, Berlin, Germany

Ottoman ·
This historic university has a very impressive list of alumni and professors.
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Sept. 21, 2019: It's Not What You Think

Paul Heymont ·
PHeymont did a double-take when he spotted this window sign in Basel.
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Our Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, Austria - Part Two

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband had a wonderful time exploring some of the sights from the Sound of Music. Today she shares Part 2 of their tour.
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The Stockholm Cathedral (Where Gumbo was #344)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the historic Cathedral of Stockholm's old city, Gamla Stan. The church is built immediately adjacent to the Royal Palace complex.
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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Staunton, Virginia

George G. ·
George G takes us on a tour of Woodrow Wilson's Presidential Library, and promises future visits to his hometown of Staunton, Virginia
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Return to Etosha, Pt. 2

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's fascinating journey of exploration of Etosha Park's wildlife concludes with this week's post.
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Nov. 23, 2018: Minstrels of Waltherplatz, Bolzano

Paul Heymont ·
Bolzano's Waltherplatz wouldn't be complete without its two minstrels, one medieval and the other live and in concert daily.
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Most Amazing Golf Courses Around the World

Emily Wilson ·
Golf is a sport that has been recently gaining popularity across the world. Originating from 15th century Scotland, the modern game of golf started to be played at tournaments from mid 19th century. Today, the four biggest tournaments are: The British Open, The Masters, the US Open, and the PGA Championship, the last three of which are players in the United States. However, more and more people are not attracted to golf because of the lure of a professional career, although the victory money...
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Berlin's Museum Island

Jonathan L ·
Join Jonathan L on a walk through some of the treasures at the museums that make up the city's Museum Island.
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Limburg an der Lahn, Germany

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares a visit to a small town well-known for its well-preserved half-timbered buildings.
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The High Line Park, New York City

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us for a walk down the High Line Park, looking a architecture old and new, along with the people in between
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr. 8, 2015: Gedächtniskirche, Berlin

GarryRF ·
Similar view in Coventry England . Most of the City was destroyed by war. The shell of the old Cathedral next to the new Cathedral.
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Ona at Barclays Center, Brooklyn

Paul Heymont ·
Ona at Barclays Center, Brooklyn
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Re: St. James Park, London

Roderick Simpson ·
Thank you for the interesting article on St. James's Park, London. I agree that it can be crowded at times, although these days it is a pleasure to see plenty of people together without masks. I attach a picture of spring flowers and the lake. Until recently, the Royal College of Pathologists' office building was overlooking the Mall (it has since moved), and in 2011 Fellows were able to watch the Royal Wedding procession from the balcony. Just nearby is an unusual memorial to Giro (A...
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Museums: a Safer Place to Visit at This Time

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L makes a safe visit to two of New York's iconic museums
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Now Europe talks vaccine passport

Paul Heymont ·
Europe is considering an all-EU testing and vaccination credential that would, its proponents hope, revive travel within the EU.
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Europe struggles with virus travel rules

Paul Heymont ·
As virus variants develop and infections spread, Europe faces disagreement over border measures to contain it.
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Still big questions for EU 'Green Pass'

Paul Heymont ·
As Europe starts to move on its 'Green Pass' proposal, there are still issues of fairness as well as how it would work.
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New Market Battlefield Military Museum, Virginia

George G. ·
A change in plans took George G to this museum with its fascinating display of artifacts from wars across America's history
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The Wien Rathaus: City Hall, Vienna

Samantha ·
Samantha loved her tour and visit to the Wien Rathaus in Vienna, Austria. It was huge and amazing. Just watch out for the seats in the chamber room. They were not nice to her. :(
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Island Hopping in French Polynesia

Barry Barford ·
These beautiful French islands in the Pacific have always held a particular fascination for those seeking a different way of life.
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Kiedrich, Rheingau, Germany

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe visits a small German town with almost no tourism, but with a lot to see and enjoy
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Visiting the Reichstag, Berlin

Paul Heymont ·
The Reichstag building, home these days to Germany's Bundestag, offers visitors a great view of the city and the building's history.
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Vienna: My Top 7 Free Things

Samantha ·
Looking for some free things to do in Vienna, Austria? If so, Samantha shares her top 7 free things to see and do while in this beautiful city.
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Titan Missile Museum, Green Valley, Arizona

Judy Barford ·
From her temporary home in Tubac, Arizona, Judy Barford discovers some thought-provoking history at a local museum.
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Munich, Germany: My Top 7 Free Things

Samantha ·
Visiting Munich? Samantha has some suggestions for enjoyable—and free—activities in the Bavarian capital.
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Dinkelsbühl, Bavaria, Germany

George G. ·
George G shares a visit to Dinkelsbühl, a walled city located on Germany's Romantic Road. It was undamaged in the World Wars and is interesting to explore on foot.
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Vermont: Scenes from Stowe

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband had a wonderful time in the Stowe area in Vermont and having a beer at the Von Trapp Brewery and Restaurant.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 25, 2015: Flying over the Nazca Lines, Peru

Grand Escapades ·
 Flying in a tiny Cessna across the Nazca Lines is why people from all over the world come to this small city in the desert.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov, 30 2013: Nazca Lines

DrFumblefinger ·
 Situated in Peru's coastal desert, about 400 km south of Lima, are a number of ancient geoglyphs the history and purpose of which is unknown.  It's thought they may have been crafted about the 5th or 6th century A.D.  These many...
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Bernkastle-Kues, Germany: Lost in Time

Marilyn Jones ·
A small town in Germany is Marilyn's next stop on her river cruise; it's chockful of attractive sights
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Marburg, Germany

George G. ·
George G shares a visit to Marburg, a charming old city that played an important role in the Brothers Grimm fairytales.
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Florence's Small Museums

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of some of Florence's smaller museums and galleries
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The Olympics of Water Tasting: Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie returns to Berkeley Springs in West Virginia to participate as a judge in a major bottled water tasting competition.
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Estonian Art and History at KuMu

Paul Heymont ·
Estonia's KuMu Museum traces the country's art and history over the past two centuries
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Tallinn Cathedrals: Plain and Fancy

Paul Heymont ·
Lutheran and Orthodox cathedrals in the Estonian capital are a short walk apart but vastly different in tone and history
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