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Old 06-13-2012, 12:05 PM   #21
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:53 PM   #22
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Oh, yes!!! There's another one I could have easily included, had I thought of it. Spectacular and overwhelmingly beautiful, even though manmade.
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Not Muir Woods (user name)?
Well, I didn't want to brag about my woods. But yes, they are quite beautiful.
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Oh yes! OMG, I forgot about how breathtakinglly beautiful the bluebells and Indian paintbrush wildflowers are along the highways near College Station and Austin. These would fit into the "overwhelmingly beautiful" category (for me). Hard to find a photo to do this justice; these really don't.


Actually those are called bluebonnets. Not bluebells. But you are forgiven since Blue Bell is actually another altogether beautiful thing in Texas. It's our little creamery that dishes out portions of ice cream heaven exclusively for us Texans living through another summer of temperature purgatory.
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Grand Canyon (from the river more than from the rim or air)

Muir Woods and the Mendocino coast, California

Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Maroon Bells, Colorado

Campos do Jordão, Brazil

Hualien, Taiwan

Most of Bavaria, Germany

Probably many other places, but these are the ones that immediately come to mind.
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Yep, Neuschwanstein shoulda been on my list, even if it was built for a totally crazy King.
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Funny, I just came back from the library where I almost checked out a biography of mad King Ludwig of Neuschwanstein. I already had an armful of books, however. I may take it out next week. I like to read about mad people, especially those who build castles in the air
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Actually those are called bluebonnets. Not bluebells. But you are forgiven since Blue Bell is actually another altogether beautiful thing in Texas. It's our little creamery that dishes out portions of ice cream heaven exclusively for us Texans living through another summer of temperature purgatory.
Of course. I was having a mental lapse, sorry! I do love bluebell ice cream too, and it too is a delightfully hedonistic experience but not the one I meant.

And speaking of summer purgatory, it's so hot here I feel like I'm back in Texas today.
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Yep, Neuschwanstein shoulda been on my list, even if it was built for a totally crazy King.
Yes!! Everybody keeps coming up with such great places.
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Gotta include the Maroon Bells, near Aspen, CO.
Beat me to it...
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Yosemite Valley
Bryce Canyon
Both of these - especially Bryce when you're down among the hoodoos looking up.

I was at Muir Woods 2 weeks ago and it's gorgeous.

I'll be at Bowman lake in Glacier Nat'l Park next month- another take-your-breath away spot.

I'd add a more urban spot - Erice, Sicily. Beautiful walled town with great architecture, on a big rock overlooking Trapani and the coast. Even better if you're on a terrace, eating cous-cous con pesce while enjoying the view.
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You certainly caught the magic of Sedona in your photo, nice.
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"Machu Picchu" - Lots of you have mentioned there. I've always wanted to visit.
"Muir Woods" - I'd put that close but not quite on my list. But a really beautiful place, and way prettier and grander than you would think from "just a forest".
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Nice thread surfdaddy!

Surin Beach Phuket Thailand is my favorite.
Potala Palace - Tibet



Elora cave - India <img = "">

Can agree with:
Alzburg/Viena Austria
Westminster Abbey
Bryce Canyon
Neuschwanstein

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Yosemite Valley
Sigiriya
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