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Old 07-18-2017, 11:23 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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Rolling hills of Pennsylvania in the month of June. Pine tree after pine tree after pine tree after pine tree, as far as the eye can see.

Rolling hills of Andalusia. Olive grove after olive grove after olive grove after olive grove, as far as the eye can see.

Sunset at Laguna Beach, California.

Early morning or sunset at Venice, certain light gives appearance of buildings moving and sea standing still.

Amber waves of grain atop a wheat field, as far as the eye can see, close to the eastern shore of the Ionian Sea.

Sunset over the eastern shore of the Ionian Sea.

The mountain valleys of the southern slopes of the Alps, the Bergamasco, the freshest air I have ever breathed, taken away. I imagine that Himalayas offer a similar experience, even better, much better.

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Old 07-18-2017, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Both of my favorites in terms of natural beauty are in my home country, USA: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the fall. Architecture that literally made me gasp is in Brugge, Belgium. It is indeed a big, beautiful world.
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Old 07-20-2017, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Placitas, New Mexico
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The island of Madeira outside of Funchal; Lake Louise in Canada; the Grand Canal in Venice.
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:15 PM
 
Location: NYC
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In chronological order:

Chicago (1992)
Sydney (2005)
Rio (2008)
Amalfi Coast (2011)
Tokyo (2012)
Hong Kong (2012)
Lake Como (2015)
Cinque Terre (2015)
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, not Paris. #MAGA.
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I consider myself to be well traveled (currently on a flight to Japan). I live in Hawaii and have lived in Australia, traveled throughout Asia and the USA and parts of Europe. The overall most breathtaking place that I've experienced has to be the upper portion of Michigan's lower peninsula. Specifically, around Petoskey, Charlevoix, and Traverse City. I call that area God's Country. I especially love traveling around in the Great Lakes and inland lanes in the area!
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Old 07-21-2017, 03:53 AM
 
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California (1970)
NYC (1970)
Baja California (1971)
Hawaii (1985)
Puerto Vallarta (1974 and 2009)
The Valley of the Kings (Egypt) 1982
Venice (1969)
The Teide Under the snow (Tenerife winter 2016)
Ko Phi Phi (Thailand) 2012
Capetown (winter 2017)
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Old 07-21-2017, 03:55 AM
 
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oh and how could I forget ? Tulum in Yucatan (2013)
Quepos in CR (2011)
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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Cappadocia- breathtaking beyond belief.
Several English, Irish, French and Castles
Istanbul- The fact that you can see most of the central city from one hill isn't breathtaking.
Abuja- First time I had seen a truly beautiful African city.
French Alps
A Small tourist mountain Village in Southern France. (Forgot the name)
First time landing in Houston (First time I had been in a large American city/ it took an hour+ of driving Last several massive skylines to reach my house)
First time traveling to Austin Texas (first time since I was a baby I had ever been in a hilly city)
Benin Republic coast- their are more bikes than cars and you see people carrying several suitcases on their heads as hey ride by. First time I have ever seen a country not built for a car.
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Old 07-21-2017, 03:48 PM
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Location: Ontario
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Monument Valley ....Utah/Arizona
Zermatt/Matterhorn ...Switzerland
Lake Louise....Alberta
Zion National Park ...Utah
White Sands National Park (at sunset) ....New Mexico
Fraser Canyon ....British Columbia
Niagara Falls....Ontario/New York State
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Old 07-22-2017, 04:43 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Big Island of Hawaii, particular the northern part near Hawi and Parker Ranch. Massive seaside cliffs, mountainside ranches with thick grasslands and happy cows, contrasts of lush rainforests, lava rock deserts, the lofty volcanic summit of Mauna Kea, phenomenal snorkeling, waterfall swims, black sand beaches, and the sound of the ukulele and soulful Hawaiian music oceanside with a Mai Tai in hand watching the sunset over the waves. I need more moments like that in life.

Another honorable mention....

St. John's, Newfoundland; the sunrise at Signal Hill at the far eastern edge of the continent on a cliff high above the Atlantic.

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White Sands National Park (at sunset) ....New Mexico
Sunrise at White Sands is also amazing, pink skies and purple shaded mountains give way to the morning sun rays illuminating the white dunes, just incredible.

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