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One Last Visit - What Would You Want to See Again One Last Time?

Oct 15th, 2010, 05:43 PM
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Too many memories to really respond, Aramis. Maybe I am feeling melancholy also.

Regarding Italy, watching our teenage daughter watching a wedding party having their pictures taken in front of the Colloseum in Rome. I have a picture of her and the dreamy look on her face. And she did end up marrying a Roman.

Standing in the mountains in front of a friend's little house in the mountains on a clear and sunny day and looking south and all the way to Venice.

Sitting under a full moon in the small piazza in the middle of vineyards in the lovely town of Reggello which is southeast of Florence. Charming cats came around, the full moon bathed the area with a lovely light and the wine was wonderful. Again, this too was where other friends had a second home. Priceless.

And too many memories of times in San Francisco with those that are no longer with us. As I walk the streets of San Francisco it is bittersweet. Yes, I am feeling melancholy.
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Oct 15th, 2010, 05:52 PM
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My high school girlfriend saying goodbye to her parents as they left for the cottage for the weekend.
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Oct 15th, 2010, 06:12 PM
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Oh, Cold Man!! Shame!! Shame!! We are talking geographic vistas, not biologic vistas!!
(but my mind does wander back to a certain blonde in Denver . . .)
As to serious sights appropriate for this posting. There is a ski trail in Berchtesgaden where, while on the lift, one can see through a pass in between the hills, and Salzburg is at your feet. Breathtaking. I saw it once as a kid and always wanted to go back. Anyone welse know where I am tlaking about?
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Apr 28th, 2011, 09:41 PM
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The view of Swiftcurrent Lake at sunrise from a verandah room in the Many Glacier Hotel, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA; OR watching the red sails of a junk rigged yacht glow in the sunset from the Prince Rupert to Port Hardy ferry in British Columbia; OR walking the streets of Vieux Quebec on a rainy September night.
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Apr 28th, 2011, 10:07 PM
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Assisi - walking back to the Hotel after dinner. The streets are so quiet and peaceful - and saying buona sera to the old cleaning lady as she slipped around the back of the Hotel.

Saint Agnes high up in the mountains north of Menton - on a cold misty morning with the smell of woodburning fires.

Brugge during Winter. Somewhere in a tiny restauarnt with a fire burning, eating Zeebrugge vissoep and drinking red wine.

Venice. Getting out of the train station for the first time and my breath being taken away by the sight of the Grand Canal in front of me.
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Apr 29th, 2011, 05:49 AM
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Venice--just walking through the city.
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Apr 29th, 2011, 05:58 AM
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I tear up every time I enter Piazza San Marco.
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Apr 29th, 2011, 07:02 AM
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My vote goes to Paris. Standing with MDH on the bridge over the Seine that goes to Ile St. Louis late in the evening, watching the boats and listening to the street music waft over the water, with a slight warm breeze on my face-----perfection!!!
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Apr 29th, 2011, 08:21 AM
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Hallstatt--When, for the first time I approached by boat, the sight of the small village, church steeple, and colored buildings, the beauty is forever embedded in my mind and heart.

Wengen--The snow capped mountain tops staring me in the face, looking down,looking up-mountains. It's as close to heaven as I can get here on earth.
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Apr 29th, 2011, 10:22 PM
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1. Venice, Grand Canal - takes my breath away
2. Place of Refuge, Hawaii (Big Island)- such peace
3. Broken Hill, NSW, Australia - sun setting over the desert
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Apr 29th, 2011, 11:19 PM
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Paris - Sit infront of Notre Dame in the morning and night! Feeling Nostalgic as i was there only a couple of days back

London - take a quit walk in the night in Covent Garden or Walk by the Thames
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Apr 30th, 2011, 12:26 AM
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Without thinking for very long the first place that came to mind for me was Lake Como. Paris of course would have to be there on the list for me as well.

I can catch the L90 bus and be on the grass overlooking the Opera House in just over an hour - tell me when you are going "walkabout" and I will meet you there!!!
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Apr 30th, 2011, 03:13 AM
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just got back would turn around and go back right how

except for the jet lag which truly sucks...
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Apr 30th, 2011, 05:05 AM
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Arriving in Venice by water taxi and entering the Grand Canal.

Enjoying a cappucino in the Piazza della Signoria on a beautiful sunny day.

Paris. All of it.
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Apr 30th, 2011, 07:14 AM
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We live in continental Europe, so it's easy to visit most of our favorite places every year. That's the main reason I don't have anyplace in Europe on my list.

I think I'd go to Port Townsend, WA, and maybe Cannon Beach, OR, either in late May or late October. To walk along the beach, take in the Cascade or Olympic mountains, see the Rte 101 elk herd, the birds, etc.
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Apr 30th, 2011, 07:52 AM
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Hi there!

First time here. I got to know this place because one of my pictures has been used to illustrate one of the top destinations in this thread:

Id like to contribute to the conversation as well. Am a heavy traveler and would have infinite difficulties to single out 2 last places to visit. But Ill try.

One could be this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pacocanker/496023566/. Or Tasmania as a whole, if Im allowed.

A second place?! Hard to say. One among these:

Alhambra, Sevilla & Mont Saint Michel

Red Square (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pacocanker/2077565721/)

Brugge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pacocanker/4297731531/)

Delft & Amersfoort

Menorca (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pacocanker/4796274093/)

Sydney Harbour (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pacocanker/4337782488)

Turin (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pacocanker/3328175273)

Venice (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pacocanker/3528892646/)

My favourite bridge in Paris (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pacocanker/4956762174)

Or this place, where I got married (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pacocanker/224580642/)

For picture lovers, you can check my own photo stream here (all above pictures belong to me):

Thanx and cheers!
PS: My "still wished" destinations: Costa Rica & Iceland..
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Apr 30th, 2011, 09:39 AM
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@ured - wonderful photographs, I just spent a half hour "traveling" through your stream. (And, I did wonder why so many of them were taken at night ... now I know.) Some of those flickr links are broken, by the way.
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Apr 30th, 2011, 09:48 AM
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Thanx just27 for your comments.

Indeed, for some strange reason the system took the ")" as part of the link.
They work if you just delete the ")" in the browser.
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Apr 30th, 2011, 01:52 PM
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For me it would be Athens. Having been a number of times I'd really value re-living my first time.

It must be about 50 years ago and we had arrived in the city around midnight. On the way from the airport right into the city I could see no ancient sights at all out of the taxi window.

After checking into the hotel room I pulled the curtains back intending to open the balcony doors. My mouth must have dropped open because right in front and above me was the Parthenon. Huge, imposing and, for me, completely wonderful.

I never did get to bed but sat out on that balcony feeling privileged at being able to watch the sun rise over a monument I'd grown up reading about and had always wanted to see.
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