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Aramis Oct 14th, 2010 07:30 PM

One Last Visit - What Would You Want to See Again One Last Time?
I'm feeling a little melancholy tonight, so it's my turn for one of these "list" posts.

Feel free to respond with non-European sights - I am fascinated with how we are all moved by different things.

If my ticket was soon to be punched, I would want to go back to two places for that final trip (I started the list so I get two). In no particular order;

ROZENHOEDKAAI (Quay of the Rosary) - Brugge, Belgium

- A smile always crosses my face and a calm drifts over me whenever look across it. At night it is indescribable. I do not stop and I do not pass Go when I hit Brugge - it's straight to the Kaai.

BAMBERG RATHAUS - Bamberg, Germany

- as viewed from the Geyerswoerthstrasse footbridge. Every trip to Bamberg begins with a walk across the bridge on the way to Schlenkerla. Then, back to the bridge. Sometimes you just need to get your cantilever on.

Parrothead Oct 14th, 2010 08:12 PM

OK then, I'll choose 2 places also. I love road trips and grand scenery so I would go back to Norway and go further north this time and then I'd redo New Zealand and spend more time on North Island.

I always think Paris is good for unlimited visits, but if my number is up I want to go somewhere in the majestic outdoors.

janisj Oct 14th, 2010 08:21 PM

Tunnel view at Yosemite, or the sun setting behind Iona from Fionnphort, or Dunnottar Castle, or Inchmahome Priory.

But I need to get to more places . . .

Aramis Oct 14th, 2010 08:26 PM

Try and be really specific - describe a vista. It's hard to look up Norway or New Zealand to see what moves you Parrothead, but I am going to check out Tunnel View, Fionnphort, Dunnottar.

Parrothead Oct 14th, 2010 08:38 PM

OK, descending down the trollsteigen into Geiranger Fjord is breathtaking (Norway).

As for New Zealand, it's hard to choose between the turquoise waters of Abel Tasman or Doubtful Sound for all it's glory.

All of these places are breathtaking. Go to Google images and explore away!!

janisj Oct 14th, 2010 08:42 PM

Here they are: (not the best photo)

dutyfree Oct 14th, 2010 10:07 PM

My choices would be Boulders Beach south of Cape Town,South Africa where the penquins walk freely on the beach and probably Rome as it always brings a smile to my face!

walkabout Oct 14th, 2010 11:02 PM

First choice: Go to my favorite city, London, sit on a bench on the Thames near Embankment with my SO, and look across the river at the South Bank with the Millennium Wheel and other structures in the background.

Second choice: If I'm getting ready to meet my Maker, I would like to go back to Jerusalem, pray at the Garden of Gethsemane and the Western Wall, and wade in the River Jordan. I loved Jerusalem; it has a vibe unlike any other city I've ever been in. As for the river, didn't want to get out of the water.

Second choice (tie): Several years ago I checked into my room at the Mena House Hotel in Cairo. Set down my bags, opened the drapes onto the balcony, and literally screamed. The Great Pyramid loomed in front of me and looked close enough to touch. Absolutely awesome. I've never forgotten it.

Third choice: Sydney, Australia. Go to Circular Quay, sit on the grass, and look across at the Sydney Opera House.

Keiracaitlyn Oct 14th, 2010 11:04 PM

I'd sit at the Trevi Fountain in Rome at 3am under a full moon, and watch a sunset from St Mark's Square in Venice.

Clifton Oct 15th, 2010 12:44 AM

Preah Kahn temple at Angkor, Cambodia
Place Seffarine in Fez, Morocco
Healey Pass on Beara Peninsula, Ireland

hetismij Oct 15th, 2010 12:58 AM

A campsite in the Serengeti for me. It is sunset. I have had a shower after a day on a game drive. I am tired and happy having seen so many wonderful sights. There are elephants passing by, zebra calling in the background, wildebeest mooing (or however you describe that noise!), a Masai serves me a drink by the campfire, the fever trees aglow in the dying rays of the sun.

annhig Oct 15th, 2010 02:31 AM

Venice. at night standing on the rialto bridge with my DH.

margo_oz Oct 15th, 2010 02:48 AM

Just because it was wonderful, Arles in France - some of the Roman buildings, e.g. arena.

For peace as I go, the view of the lake at Glendalough, Ireland. The picture looking up the lake always instills an amazing sense of peace. I have to get back there.

Aramis Oct 15th, 2010 03:29 AM

I guess I will post links to mine;

walkabout Oct 15th, 2010 03:58 AM

Aramis, those photos are beautiful. I've never been there. Thanks for posting.

uhoh_busted Oct 15th, 2010 06:24 AM


uhoh_busted Oct 15th, 2010 06:27 AM

oops. meant to post a photo link

daveesl Oct 15th, 2010 06:51 AM

Two weeks revisiting Ireland, without my 80 yr old MIL and grumpy SIL. Just the wife and me. Then I could really enjoy it without having to be the caretaker, psychologist, medical technician and all round handyman.


Aramis Oct 15th, 2010 03:35 PM

Any more?

elnap29 Oct 15th, 2010 04:12 PM

2 heavenly spots:

1) Zion National Park - morning hours, halfway up the trail to Observation Point just before Echo Canyon. Turn around and watch the sun and shadows do their magic on the red canyon walls below.

2) Ach, Austria - Hotel Burgblick in a room on the river, upper floor, doors and windows wide open, facing the Salzach River and Burghausen, Germany during their Summer Solstice Festival. (It's an all-night jazz festival). The music, the bell tower, the river, the warm leaves an indelible imprint of happiness.

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