The 100 most beautiful places in the world

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The 100 most beautiful places in the world

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:00 pm

http://terre.sans.frontiere.free.fr/pag ... op_100.htm

Another great list! Fun site with lots of lovely pics. (Must be translated from the French with all these unnecessary definite pronouns and inappropriate translations 'The Versailles castle'

How many have you been to? I'm lucky enough to have been to 18, with several more I've been close to but not to properly, e.g. the Louvre!

I just hope this is more than the oh so competitive MBA!!!

What are the most outrageous omissions? Old Trafford strikes me as a particularly bad one.

Top of my list of places I have to visit is also top of theirs, Machu Picchu, though it will probably be closed before too long due to excessive visiting.
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Re: The 100 most beautiful places in the world

Postby miss buenos aires » Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:25 pm

In the spirit of competition, I had to count them up. Twelve. Not great, although I would like to point out that you can see my hometown Jersey City from the Statue of Liberty. In fact, quiet as it's kept, the Statue of Liberty is actually in Jersey City. I think that should count for extra points.

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:56 pm

I've done 13. I've been through Florence but did not stay there, so I'm not counting it. The Kennedy Space Center beautiful? I dunno about that. My wife's from Melbourne and I've been down there a number of times. Her brother, who works at the Cape, gave us a private tour. It was very interesting, but beautiful is not a word I'd use. We did see a launch once, and that has to rank in my top five spectacular experiences of all time.
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Re: The 100 most beautiful places in the world

Postby mood swung » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:08 am

The great canyon of Colorado?

Used to live in (yes, in) #82. That infers at least 45. Also, I had some clothes with the Mont St. Michel label - that's gotta count for another 10 or so. I think I could spend the rest of my life a lot further down south.
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Re: The 100 most beautiful places in the world

Postby Boy With A Problem » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:29 am

I count 21. Ironically not the Grand Canyon - though I lived in Arizona for 3 years and have been to Vegas at least a half dozen times. One of these days.
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Re: The 100 most beautiful places in the world

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:02 pm

mood swung wrote:Used to live in (yes, in) #82. That infers at least 45.

What, you lived in a giant sequoia? Incredible.

BWAP: your Arizona confession is horrendous! I grew up near Mont St Michel, but have never been, only past - then again, it was in France and I wasn't. I coulda gone to Teotihuacan or whatever it is last Oct - some people said 'you must go!', but then we only had one free day, so it would have meant missing Mex City, so... there'll be a next time.
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Re: The 100 most beautiful places in the world

Postby mood swung » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:21 pm

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yep, it was rather incredible.
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Re: The 100 most beautiful places in the world

Postby Boy With A Problem » Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:25 pm

Otis Westinghouse wrote:
mood swung wrote:Used to live in (yes, in) #82. That infers at least 45.

What, you lived in a giant sequoia? Incredible.

BWAP: your Arizona confession is horrendous! I grew up near Mont St Michel, but have never been, only past - then again, it was in France and I wasn't. I coulda gone to Teotihuacan or whatever it is last Oct - some people said 'you must go!', but then we only had one free day, so it would have meant missing Mex City, so... there'll be a next time.


Eight Hour drive from where I lived and I didn't have a car. I have been to Teotihuacan and the Avenue of the Dead and it was spectacular - highlight of my week in Mexico City (at least right up there with the venerable Cafe Tacuba - which would make the top ten meals of a lifetime list).
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Re: The 100 most beautiful places in the world

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:04 pm

Bollocks, Why didn't you tell me about it before I went?!? Where and what is it?

Mood: How come? For how long? Colour me impressed.
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Re: The 100 most beautiful places in the world

Postby mood swung » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:01 am

Actually, I'll color you gullible. Didn't actually live IN a tree, but did live within that national park. Fortunate for me that someone did actually live IN a sequoia, and that tree is also inside said park. (and that I could recall that fact after all these years!)
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Re: The 100 most beautiful places in the world

Postby pophead2k » Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:21 pm

Sadly, only six. All in the U.S. and France. Someone get me a plane ticket somewhere.

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Re: The 100 most beautiful places in the world

Postby Tim(e) » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:00 am

14 so far... but plan to do the Chinese sights this year... particularly the lakes in Sichuan province.

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Re: The 100 most beautiful places in the world

Postby Jack of All Parades » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:47 pm

Sadly, only 5 to date. One could easily add to that list 100s of more places and then I would feel sadder as time is pushing hard at my heels. Well at least I have seen the things in my backyard- would love to consider my beautiful Hudson Valley worthy of this list if only it were expanded. Do Stonehenge and Bath count?
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