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Offline Galileo

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« on: 11/03/2008 08:06:19 »
Hi All,

I try to research about the most beautiful place in the world.
Where were you completely amazed from the view?

For me it is Cyprus. yes Cyprus, with its amazing beaches and white sands.

And yours?  ???


 

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« Reply #1 on: 11/03/2008 08:30:39 »
Hello, Galileo, and welcome to TNS.

You've given me a very difficult choice.

Where I live at the moment is 1 of the most beautiful parts of England - rolling green hills and picturesque villages.

The Scottish Highlands are stunning.

The view from the top of Mt Victoria, Hong Kong is amazing.

Fjordland in New Zealand is awesome.

Just about anywhere in the Alps.

Olduvai Gorge in Kenya.

The whole of Rwanda.

Finland with its lakes.

But I think the 1 I'd have to choose is Lake Turkana in northern Kenya. Not so much that the scenery is amazing (although it is) but the suddenness with which it appears. You travel over miles and miles of rocky, gravelly desert, then massive lava beds and suddenly you crest a lava-covered hill and WHAM! There's this enormous blue lake spread out before you & hundreds of feet below. It is truly breathtaking.

This is the desert you have to traverse...


from http://www.phototravels.net/kenya/turkana.html

Here's an aerial shot of the lake...

from MSN Encarta

You can see some of the lava flows left centre.
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« Reply #2 on: 11/03/2008 12:15:21 »
Fort Jennings ftw.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 11/03/2008 13:56:06 »
Not sure I would think of any one most beautiful place, but as one of the candidates, I might propose Neuschwanstein in Bavaria (wholly impractical, but that is part of its charm):







Built by the eccentric (arguably more insane than eccentric) Ludwig II of Bavaria:

 

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« Reply #4 on: 11/03/2008 14:21:29 »
George - that is stunning. Have you been there?
 

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« Reply #5 on: 11/03/2008 16:13:48 »
Hey guys - what about the Cristine Chapel? Or the Grand Tetons?

For pictures of these mountains, see http://www.terragalleria.com/parks/np.grand-teton.html
 

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« Reply #6 on: 11/03/2008 17:56:14 »
George - that is stunning. Have you been there?

Not inside, but I have seen it on the outside in real life.

Yes, it is stunning, and beautifully isolated in the mountains, so unlike most real castles, that are built near a town (or at least, a town has grown up around them), this was never built to defend a town or trade route, so all you have is the peace of the mountains around it.
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« Reply #7 on: 11/03/2008 18:32:59 »
George - that is stunning. Have you been there?

Not inside, but I have seen it on the outside in real life.

Yes, it is stunning, and beautifully isolated in the mountains, so unlike most real castles, that are built near a town (or at least, a town has grown up around them), this was never built to defend a town or trade route, so all you have is the peace of the mountains around it.

Sounds ideal. I could crank my amp up at much as I want
 

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« Reply #8 on: 12/03/2008 19:13:25 »

Snowdonia in Wales is not too shabby. I've been all around the world but I still love Wales.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 12/03/2008 22:44:36 »
Sharon - that's beautiful. Did you take that pic?
 

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« Reply #10 on: 13/03/2008 02:09:56 »
Snowdonia, as Michael Todd would have it, a place to die in.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 13/03/2008 11:37:46 »
Snowdonia, as Michael Todd would have it, a place to die in.
Not funny, but yes it is.
Sharon - that's beautiful. Did you take that pic?
Yes I did, you can just see my husband and my son discussing how to climb on top of the rock at the bottom of it. I tried it and just looked like a fat spiderman who had lost his powers. If I'm talked into it I will show the terrible picture of me attempting to climb it. It was mega slippy.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 13/03/2008 20:14:31 »
For me its near where I live.

There is a long and winding road that goes from Sheffield to Manchester across the "Snake Pass" part of the high peak district. The route passes through some stunning and wild scenery with a few stone circles on the way and lots of sheep grazing on the moorland.

I'll try and find some photos.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 13/03/2008 20:58:34 »
Snake pass, I know it so well. I'm originally from Macclesfield, went to UMIST and had friends in Sheffield.

I love the peak district, the cat and fiddle.....sob, I'm sooo homesick.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 14/03/2008 08:15:57 »
I also know Snake Pass (I used to have motorbikes) and went to UMIST.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 14/03/2008 13:21:41 »
Oh, a former Hell's Angels, huh?
 

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« Reply #16 on: 14/03/2008 15:28:37 »
Not quite
 

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« Reply #17 on: 14/03/2008 16:23:08 »
i've always been partial to Palisade Heads on the north shore of Lake Superior.
 

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« Reply #18 on: 14/03/2008 17:44:52 »
Do the people that live near Lake Superior look down on people that live near Lake inferior. Do people from lake inferior have a complex.
 

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« Reply #19 on: 15/03/2008 02:57:47 »
Every one in the US, except those of us from Texas, have an inferiority complex.

 

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« Reply #20 on: 15/03/2008 04:11:24 »
Every one in the US, except those of us from Texas, have an inferiority complex.

I don't think she asked whether they had an inferiority complex, only whether they had a complex (i.e. people in Texas are clearly simple ;D).
 

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« Reply #21 on: 15/03/2008 04:25:04 »
Every one in the US, except those of us from Texas, have an inferiority complex.



better that than being delusional [:0]
 

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« Reply #22 on: 15/03/2008 08:20:24 »
Why has he named himself after a seafish?  ???
 

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« Reply #23 on: 15/03/2008 15:26:26 »
It is also a fresh water fish. But yes, Why, Bass? Why not Skippin'School or SkiBum or Woodchuck?
 

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« Reply #24 on: 15/03/2008 18:33:03 »

Did you know that......  March is Big Bass Month

at least in Texas, where JimBob is the expert!
 

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