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What is the most memorable view you have seen when u travel to Europe?

What is the most memorable view you have seen when u travel to Europe?

Mar 19th, 2001, 01:33 PM
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What is the most memorable view you have seen when u travel to Europe?

I think the most gorgous and memorable view for me was over-looking the entire swiss alps from the plane.
 
Mar 19th, 2001, 01:36 PM
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First is best I suppose. The first glimpse of the Colosseum with Rome as the backdrop brought tears to my eyes as we approached the city on the bus. (Yes, it's been a while ago!)

 
Mar 19th, 2001, 01:39 PM
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I would try posting a humorous answer to this question, but as I am under orders to cool it, I will wait util a few more people have weighed in.
 
Mar 19th, 2001, 03:10 PM
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My first view of the Duomo in Florence from the Piazalle Michelangelo.

Or maybe the Florentine hills from the back edge of the Boboli Gardens. Also the sea view from the terrace of a restaurant in the Cinque Terre, and from the balcony of my pensione in Siena. Those terraced hillsides get me every time....
 
Mar 19th, 2001, 03:30 PM
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Here are a few:

1) View of Venice as you exit the train station and see the colorful buildings and canals for the first time.

2) Landing at the Cote D'Azur airport in Nice and seeing the gorgeous shade of the water and the beauty of the mountains surrounding it.

3) The Norwegian fjords.

 
Mar 19th, 2001, 03:32 PM
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Rex, if you have nothing to say, it's not necessary to say you have nothing to say ... which in fact is saying something eventhough you have nothing to say.

If you have nothing to say, say nothing. Participants in this forum are not breathlessly awaiting your answer to each and every question. Strange I know, but true.
 
Mar 19th, 2001, 03:44 PM
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Walking across Troitskiy Bridge in St. Petersburg......views of the Palace Embankment, Hermitage and Winter Palace on the Neva River. I will return this fall.
 
Mar 19th, 2001, 03:46 PM
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The view from a campground on a Norwegian fjord in the early morning, The Acropolis at sundown when the Parthenon is lit up with their light show, St Basils Cathedral at night, Segovia castle for the first time.
 
Mar 19th, 2001, 04:09 PM
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I read the above responses and have seen many of the same views. I guess the only input I can have is that you go to Europe to discover your own views. Don't try to duplicate someone else's views. It is not going to happen. Your great view will come when you are least expecting it and it won't necessarily be of some famous spot at sundown. Most of mine have been in places people have never heard of and that were not covered with tourists. Go, seek, find your own. They will always be better.
 
Mar 19th, 2001, 06:37 PM
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It was so many years ago now (No, I am not going to tell you how many) as the plane approached Heathrow. Beneath me was a castle. Of course, it was Windsor, but I didn't know what it was then. It was my first trip to Europe. After years of waiting, I was finally in Europe. I couldn't believe it!

Of course, I've been back a few times since, but I still can remember flying over Windsor for the first time.
 
Mar 19th, 2001, 06:51 PM
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It was right after that whole Divine Brown thing. I flew back to London, and Elizabeth was there at the airport to meet me. She was a sight for sore eyes.

Oh, how in heaven have I let this woman slip out of my life?!
 
Mar 19th, 2001, 06:52 PM
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Lauren: Its funny that u have mentioned about the castle because when my plane was leaving heathrow, I saw the castle beneath and was wondering if it was one of the famous castle in London, which I have never been to....I guess I finally know which castle it was...thx!
 
Mar 19th, 2001, 07:11 PM
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The Geiranger fjord from our hotel room in Norway.
 
Mar 19th, 2001, 07:18 PM
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Among my favorites: 1. Mt. Etna viewed from the Greek theater in Taormina, 2. the ruins and olive trees at Delphi seen from a hill slightly above, 3. view of the morning mist rising out of the valley below Cortona, 4. the back views of York seen from the wall.

But my real favorite: the view of the surrounding hills and towns seen from the little Sicilian hilltown of San Salvatore di Fitalia in the Nebrodi Mts.
 
Mar 19th, 2001, 07:28 PM
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I think I have a 4 way tie for first place: the view of the Grosser Aletschgletcher from the Jungfraujoch, the Matterhorn, the whole Berner Oberland wall from the Faulhorn, and the Dom rising about 9,000 feet above Saas Grund.
There is another memorable view that was not of Europe, but made possible because we had been in Europe. We were headed home from Amsterdam when I suddenly realized that we must be over Greenland. A crew member confirmed it; we were.
 
Mar 19th, 2001, 07:37 PM
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Gosh, there were so many. I guess my favorites were:
1. The Coliseum in Rome
2. Venice
3. The alps rising out of the lake in Lake Lugano.
4. Neuschwanstein.
Not in Europe but the most breathtaking was standing in a Giant Sequoa grove.
 
Mar 19th, 2001, 07:59 PM
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Art, our tastes are similar. A walk through anywhere on the "upper campus" of US Santa Cruz is totally amazing - - carved quite literally out of thousand of acres of giant redwoods. The most amazing college campus on earth.
 
Mar 19th, 2001, 08:15 PM
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Most memorable view:
1. The waterfall at Lauterbrennan in the Alps as you approach on the train from Interlaken.
2. The chimneys as far as the eye could see at Birkenau Concentration Camp near Krakow, each 2 represented a barrack of people.
3. Brandenburg Gate in the heart of Berlin, remembering the celebration I saw on tv as the wall came down.
4. The David in Florence--amazing.
5. The view from the Charles Bridge in Prague.
 
Mar 19th, 2001, 10:13 PM
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That first view of the Acropolis from our taxi on the way into Athens from the airport way back in 1987. It was my first port of call in Europe after years of studying ancient history and archaeology at uni. I can remember it like it was yesterday.
 
Mar 19th, 2001, 11:51 PM
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This is so typical, I guess, but my first view of the Eiffel Tower, at night, from along the Seine. I could not believe that what I was seeing was THE Eiffel Tower--it looked so much more beautiful "in person" than I had ever imagined. Instant love. An image emblazoned in my memory. A big Tinkertoy of metal that looked like gold filigree.
 

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