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Old 07-22-2014, 10:35 PM
 
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My wife's eyes...
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:08 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Travelled extensively but i still love my hometown island. ...
Home is not to bad for me either (Tho I'm seldom there)
I can sit in my rocker and enjoy a view of the Vista House and Cliffs.

https://www.google.co.th/search?q=co...w=1063&bih=716

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - Corbett, OR | Yelp

All this for only the price of property taxes $44 / day (much more than I pay for overnight stays when traveling world wide($10))

BTW... my taxes USED to be less that $3/day... Taxes went up a bit since I retired... but my income didn't budge (= zero)


I am kinda partial to Mtns and waterfalls, as my form of beauty.
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:13 AM
 
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Shady trees along the Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:23 AM
 
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I could never pick one. There's just so much beauty in the world. Zion looks nothing like Sa Pa which looks nothing like Victoria Falls (or a hundred other places I've been lucky to see). There's beauty in everywhere I've gone, for the most part, even if you have to dig a little deeper for it.
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Sanford, NC
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For me it has been Gary, Indiana to date. Probably six out of ten buildings are abandoned. The endless hours researching and finding those certain spots, looking for a POE, etc make it that much more appealing. Beauty to me is seeing mother nature as she takes back what is hers in a natural state of decay. An old church with it's peeling paint, leaking roof, sagging floors to me is one of the most beautiful things on this earth and I can't get enough of that!
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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So many places , a few favourites :

The Galapagos Islands
Croatian Coast and Islands
Corsica ( especially around Piana, Bonifacio, Bastia, Calvi and the inland mountains)
West Highlands and Islands of Scotland
West Ireland ( Connemara especially)
The Fjords of Norway
Patagonia
Tuscany/ Florence
Martinique and Guadaloupe
South-West France ( Dordogne , Lot especially)
Mongolia
Unspoilt bits of the Brittany Coast in France
Cappadocia in Turkey
Petra in Jordan
Oman Desert at sunrise and sunset
Altiplano in Bolivia ( an utterly alien landscape)
Western Vancouver Island ( around Tofino)
Alaska
Vietnam Coast ( Halong bay is truly stunning )
French Polynesia and Micronesia
New England in the Fall
Iguazu Falls in Venezuela
Most famous and not so famous Archaeologic sites around the world
Bali , thirty years ago before it was destroyed by rampant mass tourism
Sri Lanka
Papua New Guinea Highlands
Northern California
Tallinn
St Petersburg
Prague

And many, many more.
=Rich.
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:57 PM
 
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Kailua Beach, Oahu
Cavallo Point (near Sausalito, formerly Ft Baker, now a resort/spa with amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge)
Porto and Gaia, Portugal, as seen from the dome of the chapel at the Serra do Pilar monastery
The upper chapel of Sainte Chapelle in Paris
The Tidal Basin in DC when the cherry trees are in full bloom, preferably early in the AM before the crowds hit
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:22 PM
 
Location: sittin happy in the sun :-)
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Langkawi in Malaysia
South Africa around Cape town
Tuscany
The Amalfi Coast
The Grand Canyon
The PCH
The Ardennes

Home, every time I return


on my to do list

Alaska
New Zealand
The Rockies
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:39 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Ireland and Italy ....I love em and cant wait to go back ..... soon very soon I hope .
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Old 07-26-2014, 02:37 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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I really can't pick just one.

Even though I live here now so it's not a visit, I have to say Scotland is the most beautiful country I've seen.

Some of the islands of Thailand - Koh Samui, Koh Phangen
Great Ocean Road, Australia
The savannas of Uganda
Coast of California
Medieval villages of Rhone Alpes, France
Bay of Naples, Italy
Ireland
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