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    A modern day view of the Rock

    by sugarpuff Written May 11, 2005

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    Favorite thing: I took this photo as I was leaving Gib on my last day there in January. I am always sad to say goodbye to it, and luckily, the weather wasn't too bad, so I managed to take a good photo of it. I think it must look amazing to tourists as they enter and this is the first sight they see..very impressive.

    Photo taken as entering Gib

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    This captures everything!

    by sugarpuff Written May 11, 2005

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    Favorite thing: I absolutely love this picture. It was actually a poster behind glass (hence the flash!) in the customs house as you cross the border into Gibraltar. I felt that it really shows how wonderful this small place really is. Much of the land is reclaimed meaning more people can live in modern housing rather than the previous places they were living in. To the left of the picture, you can see the runway. A very VERY short one at that! You've got to be a good pilot to land on this one!!! I think Gibraltar is also one of the only if not THE only runway in the world that people have to walk across to get to the other side!

    A bird's eye view

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    Flying into Gibraltar

    by gib157 Updated Jan 24, 2005

    Favorite thing: For maybe the best view of Gibraltar you have to fly in. Over the years we have flown in from both sides and driven over the border from La Linea. Whenever we go we decide who is going to sit by the window and if we are lucky the pilot will fly around the Southern tip, around the Town and land with the rock on the right side. This is the best way to see Gibraltar from all sides in less than 5 minutes. Its the most dramatic landing ive ever experienced, and everytime I think ' will the plane stop in time, or go into the sea!'

    Flying around the Rock

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    Gibraltar Money

    by Ujamaflip Written Oct 13, 2004

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    Favorite thing: The local currency in Gibraltar is the Gibraltarian Pound. Notes and coins have a similar appearance and value to their British countertypes.

    In Gibraltar you can also use British pounds. When taking money from a cash machine you sometimes have the opportunity to take either, and when chaning money you have the choice.

    I advise you only to take British pounds, and to avoid taking any Gibraltarian pounds out of Gibraltar, since they can`t be used anywhere else, and can be difficult to exchange.

    Gibraltar 10 Pounds
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    Uncle Albert

    by bugalugs Written Oct 3, 2004

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    Favorite thing: In the middle 1960's I had an aunt and uncle who were living in Gibraltar, he worked for the British Civil Service. I was about 14 years old at the time and they were going to pay for me to go out there on holiday, something my mum couldnt afford. But then all of a sudden my uncle died, he was only 51 years old. He was buried there and his wife came back to England.

    Fondest memory: When we visited we found the cemetary and thanks to the poeple in the office at the cemetary we also found his grave. He was a lovely man and it was really nice for me to pay my respects at his graveside these many years later

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    Duke of Kent House

    by bugalugs Written Sep 23, 2004

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    Favorite thing: The Tourist Information office at Cathedral Square which is in the above tip, was the house of the Duke of Kent.
    The plaque says that Prince Edward of Kent who was the 4th son of George III and father of Queen Victoria lived here during his time as Governor of Gibraltar in 1802.
    The plaque was unveiled by his great great great grandson Duke of Kent on 18th October 1989.

    This building is across the square from the Bristol Hotel

    Duke of Kent House
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    Tourist Information

    by bugalugs Written Sep 23, 2004

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    Favorite thing: There are 6 Tourist Information Centres in Gibraltar.
    At the airport
    At the Cruise terminal
    At the border
    At Casements Square
    At Gibraltar Tourist Board, Cathedral Square
    Tel No. 350 74950
    Fax No. 350 74943
    The coach park.
    We went in the one in Casements Square and the one in Cathedral Square, and I thought both of them were very lacking in information! In fact I dont think the tourists boards do enough to 'sell' Gibraltar.
    There are very few leaflets, maps that are very inadequate.

    Tourist Information Cathedral Square
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    Celebrating

    by bugalugs Written Sep 23, 2004

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    Favorite thing: As Gibraltar is celebrating 300 years the residents obviously think its a time for celebration, these apartments just near the Cable car had english, british and gibraltarian flags waving.

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  • Getting in and Out

    by Kaela Written Apr 25, 2004

    Favorite thing: I was on a bus, and I'm not sure if this was normal, but it took an extreamily long time to get in and even longer to leave.
    Perhaps because it's a part of Britan, I'm not really sure. But prepare to wait!

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    Capturing that sense of Britishness

    by sourbugger Updated Jan 7, 2004

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    Favorite thing: If you are not British then you can get some good pictures of items which seem very 'British' in Gibraltar. The policemen, and red post boxes are good examples.

    Also the shops are very often the self-same ones found in any British High street. They also operate British opening hours - so no snoozy siesta here.

    As a Brit, you get the feeling that the Gibraltarians are still very proud of Queen and country, and try to be more 'British' in a traditional sense than those of us who live in Britain proper.

    'ello, 'ello, 'ello. What's going on 'ere then?

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    North Front Airport

    by penumbra Written Oct 1, 2011

    Favorite thing: I don’t think I’ve ever walked across an international border before. Drove, rode, flew… but not walked. And then to walk across an active runway of an international airport. Priceless.

    Flight line
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    Buskers

    by keeweechic Written May 1, 2009

    Favorite thing: Around Casements Square and particularly up Main Street you will find quite a few buskers in many forms providing entertainment to passersby.

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    Beware! Planes Crossing!

    by Helen196 Written Jun 27, 2005

    Favorite thing: If you choose to walk into Gibralta from La Linear you will cross the runway. A surreal experience, especially when 5 minutes before you see a huge plane take off from it!

    Gibralta Runway

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  • cbeaujean's Profile Photo

    one more rare pic (2 jan.2005)

    by cbeaujean Written Jan 3, 2005

    Favorite thing: you need to be a rare winter day to obtain such a view of gibraltar from the costa del sol ,in this case,from estepona!

    otherwise heat haze obstructs the view .....

    sunset on gib
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