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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 20th, 2001, 06:20 PM
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My most memorable view: Climbing up to the steeple of Hallsgrimskirkja Church in Reykjavik,Iceland on a snowy night seeing the snow fall on the colored roofs.Magical......
Also,crossing a mountain at 6:00am in Iceland and seeing ,through the snow, the eerie orange glow of the greenhouses at The Garden of Eden.

The view,high on a hill, looking down on the quaint,beautiful city of Bath,England.
Mar 20th, 2001, 10:45 PM
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1) Swiss Alps
2) Sistine Chapel
3) David
4) Seeing the grand canal for the first time coming out from the train station
5) Not Europe, in NY: Being on the summit of whiteface mtn @ 4580ft high looking over the adironacks and try to figure out how to snowboard down from what seems like a 90 degree vertical drop trail.
Mar 21st, 2001, 05:38 AM
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Red Square in Moscow, with pillow sized snowflakes falling and my new bride by my side . .

Mar 21st, 2001, 05:42 AM
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It would have to be the boobs on the chick I picked up at some club in Paris. What a set of funbags!!!!!
Mar 21st, 2001, 07:44 AM
Bill I
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Like everybody else, there are a number of them for me, & they are all memorable, but by far & away for me:
1. The view from on top of Calton Hill, in Edinburgh, at dawn with nobody else up there but me, overlooking the Firth of Forth & the city of Edinburgh.
2.Views from the train going from Munich to Salzburg.
3.View from top of the Castle in Salzburg.
Mar 21st, 2001, 08:29 AM
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Notre Dame de Paris, in the mist just after sunrise.
Standing on Omaha Beach, looking at the looong stretch of beach, and then up up at the German bunkers.
Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, looking straight down into a very angry sea.
My sister's face as she watched a French soap opera, understanding nothing of the French language, but completely grasping what was going on.

Mar 21st, 2001, 08:42 AM
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Tme most memorable view I experienced when traveling in Europe was the driving through the rows of plain trees on the outskirts of St. Remy in Provence. Another, was in the Luberon in late June, viewing the patches of lavender in bloom from on high.

Provence is a marvelous place.
Mar 21st, 2001, 08:59 AM
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Sailing through the Bosphorus on a sparkling July day with Istanbul on either side in incredibly blue water. This was before the bridges and freeways were built. The suburbs were little villages dotted along the coast, each with its ferry landing and most with an outdoor cafe or restaurant at the water's edge. Farther north were the incredible Victorian summer houses built right on the water. Sadly, that night a section of waterfront burned in the most horrifying and spectacular fire I've ever seen-reflected in the water on a black night. Unforgettable.
Mar 21st, 2001, 09:44 AM
John Bryan
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Well, I think in this order:

Norte Dame in the early morning...

Eiffel Tower at night...

Venice from the train station

the colleseum in Rome

Saltzburg at night....everything is so crisp and clean.

The lakes of Kilarney in Ireland

....shoot, once i start i can't stop so i just will! what a fun topic, causes one to relive all the tips taken! thank you for this joy.
Mar 22nd, 2001, 10:56 AM
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Most Memorable:
1) First time i saw the Big Ben and the Thames in the background

2) Grand Palace in Brussels

3) The Rembrandt Museum in Amsterdam (Louvre too would rank the same)

4) Flying over the Swiss Alps
Mar 22nd, 2001, 11:02 AM
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Great question:
1) Getting off the train in Venice and walking out to the Grand Canal.. nothing I had experienced prepared me for the awe I felt.
2) The sunset from private Balcony at the Loucas hotel on Santorini... unbelievable... we could hear opera being played by someone along the Caldera and it brought tears to my eyes.
3) The first time my husband and I went to Paris together, I had booked a hotel which boasted a "panoramic view" of Paris (Hotel Regynt's Montmatre) we rushed to the window, opened the blinds and looked out just as the lights on the Eiffel Tower came on!
Mar 22nd, 2001, 11:32 AM
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I know "most" memorable would mean just one, but these are all "most" for different reasons...
The tiny ancient monk's cemetery behind a church somewhere off of Nevsky Prospekt in (then) Leningrad, and Piskarevskoye cemetery (do we have a trend here?) and St. Basil's in Moscow, of course.
Mar 22nd, 2001, 11:38 AM
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Duh. That was just the beginning.
David in Florence and the fields of sunflowers and the glow of the red rooftops.
The gardens of the Alhambra (but that's more than view, that's all the senses.)
Thorvald and the view from the top of Skogafoss (and, really, just about anywhere in the country on a clear day!) in Iceland.
The flowers and the snow in June along the Alpine trails of Switzerland.
And so much more.
Mar 23rd, 2001, 04:27 AM
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Great thread!
Two that come to mind first
Coming around the corner from the metro in Paris and seeing Notre Dame for the first time. Gray sky, ominious clouds, no crowd, pretty great!
My first morning in the Irish countryside, I woke very early to a full moon and spectacular sunrise hapening at the same time. Amazing!
Mar 23rd, 2001, 06:00 AM
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For me, the most memorable view in Europe was when taking the water taxi from the Marco Polo (Venice) airport on the mainland. As we crossed the lagoon towards Venice, it seemed as though the city was rising from the waters. Then we dove between the buildings, slipping rapidly through a secondary canal, and swung out into the Grand Canal. An extraordinary succession of images!
Mar 23rd, 2001, 06:36 AM
andy franks
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What a great question!

The one's that spring to mind are the following: (in no particular order)

The Parthenon in Athens

The Berlin Wall

The Valley of the King's (not quite Europe, I know but there are one or two other postings that have nothing to do with Europe)

The Eiffel Tower

but the best of all is one that I have lived with all my life and that is the view from the south bank of the Thames looking towards Westminster and St. Pauls. It is a sight that sends shivers through my body everytime I see it. It truely is one of the best man made views in the world!

London is the best city in the world! (o.k., so I'm biased, I admit it!!!)

Mar 23rd, 2001, 09:49 AM
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1. Venice (it was like a dream)
2. St. Charles Bridge in Prague
3. The fog creeping over the Tuscan hills from the view high atop the tall tower in San G.
4. One of my favorite places was to just stand on the Ponte S. Angelo or Emanuelle and gaze across the Tiber toward St. Peterís at dusk.
Mar 23rd, 2001, 11:36 AM
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The one hour walk uphill in Grenada to find the church of St. Nicholas was entirely worth it! From the church balcony, the view of the Alhambra at sunset with the snowcapped mountains in the background was the most amazing I have seen!
Mar 23rd, 2001, 12:45 PM
Rod Hoots
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The view of Venice from the top deck of a cruise ship as you pass through the lagoon in front of San Marco Square. It's like being in a slow moving helicopter looking at the most beautiful part of the city.
Mar 23rd, 2001, 08:17 PM
corey p.
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the view from Mount Urgull in San Sebastian leaves a lasting impression.

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