Tagged With "Palace on Wheels"

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Central India, Pt.1: Gwalior

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares the magnificent sights of Gwalior, including some magnificent temples and palaces.
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Central India, Pt.2: Orchha

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe visits the town of Orchha in Central India, including its impressive Raja Mahal and Jahangir Mahal palaces.
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August 9, 2018: Palácio de Estói, Portugal

Professorabe ·
ProfessorAbe shares a stay at a lovely 'pousada' – a hotel housed in a historical building -- the Palácio de Estói,
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September 18, 2019: The Bridge of Sighs, Venice

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the best known bridges in the world, DrFumblefinger visits and shares the story behind the Bridge of Sighs.
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Re: Central India, Pt.2: Orchha

George G. ·
I'm curious to know if the talented artists who painted these walls and ceilings are documented anywhere. When I see such great works such as those on the abandoned and still occupied havelis of Shekhawati as well as those captured in your interesting photos, I can't help but wonder if their names are known. We hear about the rulers and rich merchants who owned many of these great edifices, but I'm equally curious about the architects and artisans.
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Re: Central India, Pt.2: Orchha

Professorabe ·
I could not agree more with you. The guidebooks always tell you that King XYZ built a castle/palace/temple, but, of course, THEY didn't - it was an army of workers, architects, and artisans who did. As to Orchha, I reckon that at least some of the names are known, but I'm afraid I don't have the information. If you liked my photos of the inside of the Laxmi Temple in particular, here is a link to further ones: https://orchaa.wordpress.com/2...as-of-art-in-orchha/
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Re: August 9, 2018: Palácio de Estói, Portugal

DrFumblefinger ·
Great place, Professor! Did the rooms live up to your expectations?
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Re: August 9, 2018: Palácio de Estói, Portugal

Professorabe ·
As I said, the guest rooms are not actually in the old palace itself, but in a modern block next to it. However, they were well-appointed and quite comfortable. We had a pleasant balcony - ideal for an hour's relaxation after a long sight-seeing day.
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Re: Central India, Pt.1: Gwalior

Amateuremigrant ·
As ever, the Prof's thorough and observant regard for his destination provides would-be travellers with excellent bait ! The toy train brought back a few memories for me !
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Re: Central India, Pt.1: Gwalior

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating place! Thanks for sharing these Professor. I look forward to exploring Central India with you as my guide.
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Vienna — Life in the Past Lane (part 2)

DrFumblefinger ·
(Vienna, Kartnerstrasse, one of the main pedestrian malls) This blog is a continuation of a discussion on visiting Vienna.  If you missed it, you can read part 1 here.   (St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna)  Other...
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Re: Visiting the Alhambra

Travel Luver ·
What a beautiful and amazing place! I need to get there someday!!
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Re: Vintage & Classic Car Collection, Udaipur. 2) 1946 - 1989

PHeymont ·
Oooh! That MG is the one I want...
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Re: Vintage & Classic Car Collection, Udaipur. 2) 1946 - 1989

GarryRF ·
Beautiful examples of old cars DrF. I would certainly make it a full day exploring. Few more if you want a look ! http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/...tage-car-museum.html
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Re: Vintage & Classic Car Collection, Udaipur. 2) 1946 - 1989

danthewanderer ·
Brings back memories, I spent hours there, awesome collection.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 30, 2013: Rescue Team, Chartres, France

DrFumblefinger ·
XXX  Chartres is a lovely medieval town an hour's train ride from Paris (perfect day-trip destination), with a magnificent Cathedral.  We were enjoying views of the town of Chartres from the garden balcony of the Bishop`s Palace when this...
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Visiting the Alhambra

PHeymont ·
Where do you begin writing about the Alhambra? It's one of the most famous places in the world, yes. It has a history that is both shorter than one might expect, and more complex. A residence, a fortress, a monument, a museum...no easy description....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 21, 2015: The Summer Palace, Beijing China

Jonathan L ·
The Summer Palace was the Emperor's retreat for over two hundred years. It also became the prison of one emperor. The Empress Dowager Cixi imprisoned her son here when he tried to institue reforms in 1898. Above is a detail from The Long Corridor. The...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 13, 2014: Gödöllő

PortMoresby ·
  The Royal Palace of Gödöllő sits on the outskirts of Budapest and it was there I was taken one day by streetcar from the center of the city by dear friend, Zoli.  A serious photographer with a wonderful eye, he and I walked all...
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Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea

Kingtikitaki ·
Kingtikitaki shows us why we need to put Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea on our travel bucket list!
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Three historical cities to visit in the winters for travel enthusiasts

Pratap Singh ·
The chilling weather of India glorifies the beauty of many cities. The three top cities are calling you to experience their beauty. These towns can be an escape from the spine-chilling weather or the thrust to kiss the warmth of the sun. Jaipur: Jal Mahal The capital of the royal state of India, Rajasthan, Jaipur is best suited to visit in winters. The city was founded in 1726 by Maharaja Jai Singh II and is popularly known as Fort City of India. Amber Fort, the Star attraction of the city,...
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October - A perfect month to explore Udaipur and nearby sites

Pratap Singh ·
Udaipur, which is also known as the lake city of India, is a beautiful and romantic tourist destination, in the state of Rajasthan (INDIA). Udaipur has been the home of the Mewar Kingdom, which has built a strong empire from 11th to 20th century and has not surrender to major empires in India like the Delhi Sultanate, Mughal, etc. Now as said in the title, October is the best month for a couple (or family traveler) to explore Udaipur, as the weather is quite good (not hot or too cold). And...
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Vintage & Classic Car Collection, Udaipur. 2) 1946 - 1989

DrFumblefinger ·
The final installation in this series featuring a collection of historic vehicles that belonged to the Royal Family of Udaipur, India
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Taipei's World Famous National Palace Museum Opens Branch Museum in Chiayi

Travel Rob ·
Taiwan's World Famous National Palace Museum Opens Branch Museum in Chiayi
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In Egypt: Around Luxor

PortMoresby ·
With a week to spend in Luxor, PortMoresby enjoys leisurely days in the town as much, if not more, as those spent at its famous monuments.
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Surwal Lake in Sawai Madhopur through Palace on Wheels

Pratima ·
Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan is an ultimate destination of nature lovers. Be it forest or natural landscape or beautiful lakes, this district has it all which attacks all the nature lovers around the world. Among its noticeable tourist spots, Surwal Lake deserves a special mention. Located 15 kilometers away from the main city Sawai Madhopur, this shallow lake is surrounded by variety of flora and fauna. Surrounded few villages and firms, serene view of the lake, fresh and lively air...
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Taj Lake Palace Udaipur, perfect place for wedding, around water my wedding was

Mukesh Saini ·
I was born and brought up in Jaipur. My college and schooling were from the same city and after graduation I moved to Udaipur where I got my first job as a civil engineer in a company. It was good job and I was earning very decent amount of money. I lived in Udaipur for five years and during that period I visited it whole wherever I could go I went, left no place untouched. It is a nice city with water everywhere. I used to visit and hang out at Gangur Ghat lot. I felt a kind of calmness and...
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February 8, 2019: Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares a visit to the lovely 17th century palace and gardens of Charlottenburg, near Berlin.
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The Barolo Palace, Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares a visit to this unusual and interesting building. Architect Mario Palanti incorporated many symbols of Dante's Divine Comedy into its design and construction.
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Indian Culture: Traditions and Customs of India

Pratima ·
An incredible country offering magical travel experiences to travelers from all over the world, India is unique. It is the same for its customs and traditions. India's rich cultural heritage is famous around the world and has fascinated many poets, writers and other personalities. The writer-traveler Mark Twain told us: " India is the cradle of humanity, the birthplace of the word, the mother of history, the grandmother of legends and the great-great -mother traditions. The country has a...
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Re: October 23, 2016: Imam Square, Esfahan, Iran

DrFumblefinger ·
Amazing architecture! Brilliant photos, Gilles.
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Re: Our Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, Austria - Part Two

George G. ·
I took my wife on the Sound of Music tour from the old Chiemsee Armed Forces Recreation Center when the US Army occupied it. I remember on our bus as we drove away, the guide wanted us to show hands of who saw it just once, and went through the numbers to see who saw it the most. She never asked who never saw it which was only me. Still haven't seen it. Everyone ooohed and aaaahed when we arrived at the gazebo as I stood bewildered and I was the only one that didn't know the do-re-mi song...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. Sept. 8, 2013: Portuguese "Castle In The Sky"

PHeymont ·
Portugal's answer to Bavaria's fairy-tale castles (and to Disney!), the Pena Palace sits high on a mountaintop above the town of Sintra, and above the 10th-century Moorish Castle that guarded it. The palace was built in the second half of...
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The Alcazar of Seville and the Puzzling Palace of Peter I

PHeymont ·
Throughout Andalucia, in Southern Spain, every tour and every site tells some part of a story of conquest and reconquest, of Moors driving out Visigoths, and falling in turn over centuries to Christian kingdoms. And yet, when one of those Christian...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 31, 2015: After the Guard has changed...

PHeymont ·
  When AA Milne wrote       They're changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace;      Christopher Robin went down with Alice.      Alice is marrying one of the Guard:      "A soldier's life...
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Museum of the Revolution, Havana (Where Gumbo Was #152)

PHeymont ·
Once the Presidential Palace (and scene of an attempted coup d'etat) this impressive building is now a museum of Cuba's revolutions. In front, a piece of the 17th-century city wall.
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England’s Thames Path: Richmond to Kew

PortMoresby ·
Onward for a 3rd day of walking along the Thames Path, PortMoresby is astonished to stumble into a remnant of historic Richmond Palace.
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Florence's Uffizi closes a gallery that wasn't open

PHeymont ·
Fire safety concerns have closed a centuries-old gallery connecting two of Florence's top museums, just as plans were underway to open it to the public.
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October 23, 2016: Imam Square, Esfahan, Iran

Grand Escapades ·
Persian religious architecture ranks among the most spectacular and refined. In Esfahan, you can fully grasp the uniqueness of this architecture.
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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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June 11, 2019: Near the MALBA, Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger turns a disappointment into an opportunity to make a pleasant discovery about a lovely home in Palermo.
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10 Places To Visit Before They Disappear From Earth

Pratima ·
The media so often tell us about the changes in the Earth’s climate and landscape related to human activity, that we have ceased to attach great importance to this. Global warming - it has been talked about for decades, but we don’t feel it, rising sea levels are somehow far away from us and are not perceived as a danger. Meanwhile, there are a large number of beautiful parts of our planet, on which these changes have a tremendous and disastrous effect. Taj Mahal, Agra, India According to...
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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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Re: Museum of the Revolution, Havana (Where Gumbo Was #152)

Mac ·
We never managed to get in here Paul!! Why oh why do the museums in Cuba (including this one) close on Mondays?? Thanks for taking us round though, now I feel complete ;-)
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Re: Museum of the Revolution, Havana (Where Gumbo Was #152)

GarryRF ·
Did you know the top drawer of Castro's desk contains every cheque paid to Cuba, by the US, for the rental of Guantanamo Bay. All uncashed.
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Re: Museum of the Revolution, Havana (Where Gumbo Was #152)

PHeymont ·
I forget about that! The government refuses to cash the checks, stating that the U.S. lease on Guantanamo is illegal. And, one of the people we chatted with also suggested that Castro might not be so sure the check wouldn't bounce...
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Re: England’s Thames Path: Richmond to Kew

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm enjoying this stroll along the Thames with you. A pleasant walk in a beautiful place has become my favorite pass time, and I've got to do this walk down the Thames sometime soon. Thanks, PortMoresby!
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Re: England’s Thames Path: Richmond to Kew

PortMoresby ·
My pleasure, DrF.
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Along the European side of the Bosphorus

PHeymont ·
Along the European side of the Bosphorus
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PHeymont ·
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