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View Poll Results: Most Beautiful Continent in the World
Europe 102 31.29%
Asia 59 18.10%
Australia/Oceania 17 5.21%
North Amerca 106 32.52%
South America 45 13.80%
Africa 45 13.80%
Antarctica 15 4.60%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 326. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-20-2013, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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I don't really find it difficult to put it all into context and my choices wouldn't be limited to random odds being pulled out of an envelope either. If I were to decide on a beach Australia/Oceania would be an immediate choice for me. If I decide on mountains and mu choice were Nepal/Bhutan or the Andes I'd have to ponder over it because they are so different.

Also if I were running around the Andes with a camera it would be hard not to integrate culture in with the shots in places like Machu Picchu, the mystery that surrounds it just adds to the beauty of it all. I think the variety of colorful mountain terrain that exists from Cuzco to Puerto Arenas to the beaches of Rio may determine how I may view the most beautiful continent.
I think you missed the point. If you took photos of things that are not related or influenced by humanity or culture, you would become very confused and any person would probably not recognize most landmarks without human development as a marker, probably. This is what I meant earlier. I could post a photo of the Swiss Alps and say it is the Himalayas, I could post a photo of the Apps and say it's somewhere in the Andes. I could pass Mexico's Pacific coast as part of Australia. Y'know?

Outside of the cities category, it's a total toss up.
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:14 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I think you missed the point. If you took photos of things that are not related or influenced by humanity or culture, you would become very confused and any person would probably not recognize most landmarks without human development as a marker, probably. This is what I meant earlier. I could post a photo of the Swiss Alps and say it is the Himalayas, I could post a photo of the Apps and say it's somewhere in the Andes. I could pass Mexico's Pacific coast as part of Australia. Y'know?

Outside of the cities category, it's a total toss up.
I think more or less these are hypothetical scenarios with limitations that you are presenting here. I'm just not thinking that way, just not how I see the world. I find a wider range of beauty in terms of all the sensory aspects and experiences, not just what's seen in a photo, Y'know?

I don't find it a total toss up in terms of comparing the deserts of the American Southwest compared to Sahara as each has several defining features to ponder. Also places like Switzerland or the Himalayas don't have coastal mountain ranges like say Chile. I see a lot of differences, well because I'm thinking differently than you are.

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Old 10-20-2013, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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I think in general that by the time you are talking about where mountauns are in relation to the ocean, it's more of just a variatiable than a drastic difference in beauty. Obviously I can't tell you that you're not allowed to have an opinion about which continent is the most beautiful, I just think it's a bit silly and most features exist on every single one of them anyways.
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:28 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I think in general that by the time you are talking about where mountauns are in relation to the ocean, it's more of just a variatiable than a drastic difference in beauty. Obviously I can't tell you that you're not allowed to have an opinion about which continent is the most beautiful, I just think it's a bit silly and most features exist on every single one of them anyways.
OK, but I can see variable differences in the features that exist in each one of them. Silly thread carry on......
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires and La Plata, ARG
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Splitting South America and North America
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Canada
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-Best looking cities: Europe and North America
-Best Mountains: North America & South America
-Best beaches & coastlines: North America , South America and South East Asia
-Best Deserts:North America
-Best rainforest/jungle: South America
-Best Polar/Subpolar regions (Arctic/Patagonia etc): ?
-Most unique or unusual landscapes:Asia

And then rate.....

-Best overall - Most beautiful continent. Both North And South America!!
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires and La Plata, ARG
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-Best looking cities: Europe.
-Best Mountains: Very tied, maybe some advantage for Asia.
-Best beaches & coastlines: Asia.
-Best Deserts: Africa & South America.
-Best rainforest/jungle: Asia & South America.
-Best Polar/Subpolar regions (Arctic/Patagonia etc): Polar: Asia. Subpolar: North & South America
-Most unique or unusual landscapes: .....

- Best overall: Americas, the real America !
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:01 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Splitting South America and North America
You can't split something that is already split...
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Splitting South America and North America
Well then my vote would go to that other well known "continent" - Eurasiafrica.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:33 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Well then my vote would go to that other well known "continent" - Eurasiafrica.
Afroeurasia
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