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Old 04-06-2007, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Helena, MT
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The Space Needle...very distinctive and really makes Seattle's skyline recognizable.
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:56 AM
 
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Mount Rainier!
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Old 04-07-2007, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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Thanks for the photos. Very awe-inspiring. If we're talking the US, I'd say the Thousand Islands on the St. Lawrence River. Otherwise, the Cliffs of Mohor in Ireland. Just breath-taking.
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Old 04-07-2007, 05:14 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Otherwise, the Cliffs of Mohor in Ireland. Just breath-taking.
Those Cliffs of Moher are really something. I thought we were going to blow off!
Very dramatic to look and and blustery to experience.

Other dramatic cliffs: Napali coastline cliffs in Kauai, Hawaiian Islands.
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Old 04-07-2007, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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Those Cliffs of Moher are really something. I thought we were going to blow off!
Very dramatic to look and and blustery to experience.

Other dramatic cliffs: Napali coastline cliffs in Kauai, Hawaiian Islands.
Very nice. Would like to see those in person some day.
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Just a few miles outside of St. Louis
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Although I highly respect the ingenuity, hard work, and effort that man puts into building/making/creating things, I'm afraid I can't get overly excited about them. As an example, some folks mentioned Mount Rushmore. No disrespect intended to our past presidents, but for goodness' sake, I don't need to look at huge effigies of four dead men, carved into the face of what was a beautiful mountain. Now, I'll admit, I haven't actually seen it in person, but however awe inspiring it may be, I would far rather look at the Black Hills, themselves. I like natural settings, which I think are much more beautiful, (loved the pictures, by the way, of the Cliffs of Moher, in Ireland, and the Great Dunes in Colorado).

I sometimes look up the progress they are making on that newest thing in the Black Hills, the Crazy Horse monument, and frankly, it makes me sad that they are tearing up that mountain, to make what they consider to be a tribute. Not only have they been ripping up a beautiful natural setting; they are building a tribute to a man, that by all accounts was a very humble man, who would not have wanted such a monstrosity built in his honor, not to mention that it's not likely that he would appreciate them messing up the Black Hills, which are considered to be sacred by many of the Plains Indians.

As to the question about favorite landmarks, I love the Teton Mountains, in Wyoming, particularly the Grand Teton. I lived not that far from them, as a kid, and they always amazed me, everytime I saw them. The Grand Canyon is awesome, as well.
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Old 04-07-2007, 07:03 AM
 
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The Alamo!
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:43 AM
 
Location: NOVA - retiring to OKlahoma
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I have a few listed in no particular order:

The National Law Enforcement Memorial - Washington, D.C.
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Oklahoma City National Memorial - Oklahoma City, OK
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Washington, D.C.
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Lincoln Memorial - Washington, D.C.
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:58 AM
 
Location: NOVA - retiring to OKlahoma
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My favorites continued..........

The United State Capitol - Washington, D.C.
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Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, VA
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Living in the D.C. area I have the pleasure of having many landmarks and memorials to visit on a regular basis.
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Old 04-07-2007, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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Mine is the Golden Gate Bridge. Walking across it is an experience and the setting is incomparable.
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