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Aug 5th, 2003, 04:27 PM
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The Temple of Aphaia on the island of Aegina set on a hill several miles from anything else with the wind blowing through the ruins and that beautiful blue Aegean Sea in the distance. It gave me more of the feeling of an ancient lost civilization than anywhere else I went in Greece.
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Aug 5th, 2003, 05:56 PM
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The view out my front door - the whole Vézère valley spread out below me, with the red roofs of the farm houses and smoke spiraling from their chimneys, especially in April and May when the fruit trees are in bloom and there is a pink-white fuzz between me and the river.
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Aug 5th, 2003, 06:01 PM
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In Gerace, Italy (Calabria) there are the remains of an ancient fort that they used to defend the acropolis of Gerace. Looking down from that pinnacle on one side is the valley below, which reminded me of Tuscany, but more rugged and rustic. Looking the other way afforded a view of the Ionian Sea. Both views are breathtaking. And not many people know about it.
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Aug 5th, 2003, 06:05 PM
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1. The view of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo,

2. The sunflower fields below San Gimingano

3. View of London from Hampsted Heath

4. View of the ocean from my friend's house in the hills of Chiavari (Rapallo)

5. View of the olive groves and of Florence from the Villa Meridiana

The ocean from my bedroom window at sunset.
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Aug 5th, 2003, 06:13 PM
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" 1. The view of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo."

Damn, I forgot that one. Whenever I go through my little movie I made of our trip to Italy, my picture of Firenze from Piazzale Michelangelo always gets the oohs and aahs. Considering my photography skills, you KNOW the view must be spectacular.

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Aug 5th, 2003, 06:26 PM
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- Lake Wanaka, New Zealand, and the surrounding area, from 4000 feet while skydiving. A big adrenaline rush, but I managed to actually enjoy the view from up there
- A breathtaking sunrise from my bedroom in New Zealand. Never seen anything like it.
- Sunset on the Grand Canyon. Actually, any view on the Grand Canyon!
- Delicate Arch in Arches Nat'l Park, Utah, and the view you get from up there. Amazing stuff.
- Any view in Iceland, especially the
Jökulsárlón (glacial lagoon) really impressed me.

Plus lots of others....I like the view of the Gulf of Trieste and of Istria when driving to Trieste.

Every now and then even Venice does manage to strike me with a nice sunset; and when I happen to be going around by boat at night (say 1 or 2AM), the view of the Grand Canal with all the illuminated palaces becomes a bit magical even for me. Also, when I have to fly, I love going to the airport by watertaxi, it's expensive but the view is nice!

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Aug 5th, 2003, 06:32 PM
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I travel a bit, but my favorite view is flying home over NYC. The buildings are incredible, the twin towers used to reflect the sunlight! The view that impressed me the most was flying in at night when the blue light beams were set up as a memorial for the towers (they shot up into the sky) and the Empire State Building was red, white and blue.
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Aug 5th, 2003, 06:57 PM
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"Lake Wanaka, New Zealand, and the surrounding area, from 4000 feet while skydiving...."

Doh! I meant 4000 METERS which equals 12000 FEET. Can you tell I need some sleep

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Aug 5th, 2003, 07:05 PM
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The view of Mt. Etna with the Greek theater in the foreground and the sea on your left in Taormina.
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Aug 5th, 2003, 09:46 PM
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Hey...I've been looking for someone to take me around Venezia in a boat!!!
STCIRQ tell us more..............please...please....!!!
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Aug 6th, 2003, 02:47 AM
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Bailey, I would love to, but unfortunately the boat(s) I mentioned were not family used to have one, but we've since sold it - it's a big burden to maintain if you're not fully dedicated

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Aug 6th, 2003, 05:38 AM
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Several of my favorites have already been mentioned. But two others:
the view of the Abbaye de Senanque with the lavendar fields in bloom in Gordes, Provence and
the Houses of Parliment in London at sunset from across the Thames.
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Aug 7th, 2003, 03:28 AM
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Wow, great question!

I have to agree with the view from Warwick Castle, I did feel transported back in time! Another time transport moment was walking through the medival forest near Kinloch Rannoch in Scotland. Another timeless view in Scotland: watching the puffins land/fly/dive from a small island off the coast of the Isle of Mull.

I just picked up pictures today of a place found off the road near Grenoble, we found a field of sunflowers in full bloom adjacent to a shaded walnut grove - the blue sky sprinkled with clouds, the yellow flowers and canopy of leaves from the trees - magical!
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The views at the top of Haleakala in Hawaii
The views along the Glacier Parkway between Lake Louise and Jasper
The view from the Boboli (sp ?) gardens in Florence
Looking back at Broadford Bay on the
Isle of Skye near sunset
And also on Skye - The Cuillins (sp?) with clouds racing across them
Beaumaris Castle with mainland Wales in the background
The view from Harlech Castle towards the ocean
The view driving into Lynmouth, England from the north
The Parthenon (first glimpse and illuminated at night)
Wastwater in the Lake District
The views from the top of the Zugspitz (sp?) in Germany
The Pitons in St Lucia
The incredible turquoise blue water around Provo in the Turks and Caicos as viewed from the plane for the first time.
Indian Head Cove Bruce Peninsula National Park near Tobermory Canada - viewed for the first time just coming out of the trees
Also near Tobermory - the flowerpots on Flowerpot island
Clayquoit (sp?) Sound, Vancouver Island
Looking out across San Francisco Bay to the Golden Gate Bridge for the first time
The Range of Light, Yosemite
So many more but I am tired of typing
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Aug 13th, 2003, 10:10 AM
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Of course, JanT already mentioned one of my premier views - looking down from the Gerace acropolis across the valley below - and also the sheer drops from the castle entryway.
Let's not forget the Faraglioni of Capri, or all of Capri for that matter.
The Amalfi coast at every turn.
Mt. Sirino in Basilicata.
The Raganello gorge near Civita, Calabria.
The Bay of Naples with Vesuvius dominating.
The Sorrento coastline.

Too many vivid memories to mention!
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 04:11 AM
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thought this was a nice one to top!
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Feb 24th, 2006, 01:17 PM
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The Borghese Chapel in Santa Maria Maggiore in Roma.
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Flying into Mexico City, seeing the city from the air is absolutely mind-boggling.

Flying into Caracas at night, the nights on the ranchitos give you the sensation that you are flying into a black black sea full of little glowfish.

Flying into Iceland is like landing on the moon.

OK, so I like the window seat. . .

Standing on the top of the Rock of Gibraltar on a clear, sunny day, I swear that I saw the curve of the earth.

My ex and I stopped on a highway in Albacete en route to Madrid from Alicante and were completely surrounded by Sunflowers at full attention.

The view of back porches from my terrace in Barcelona. To explain, behind my apartment, you can see inside of a full city block, which hides a fabulous mansion. It is very strange, and it took me ages to find out where their street entrance is located.

And, finally, on a sunny day, I love to be in the tiny, dark streets of Barcelona's Barri Gotic and look up to see the sky.

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