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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):

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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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« Reply #25 on: 15/03/2008 20:01:35 »
Bass fishing is a great waste of time and a chance to get outdoors and "commune with the gods of nature." I love it.

Besides, I think Skippin'School is a wonderful nickname for you.
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« Reply #26 on: 15/03/2008 20:45:22 »
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« Reply #27 on: 15/03/2008 21:26:18 »
Why select "Bass"? 

I do enjoy an occaisional (that is, on every occaision) pale ale...

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Maybe it's the love of the lower end...
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Possibly a character from a popular movie...

Could be that fishing is the best use of our time...

but most likely- my wife's frequent reference to the "big-mouth bass#@rd" who drags dirt and rocks home from God-knows-where... [;D]
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« Reply #28 on: 15/03/2008 23:49:35 »
A five stringed bass guitar! I've never seen one of those before. That truely is a beautiful bass to be.
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« Reply #29 on: 16/03/2008 00:24:02 »
It is a base guitar, woman.
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« Reply #30 on: 16/03/2008 00:42:19 »
Your spelling of 'base' means rude or crude. This is none of these things. I like a bit of slap bass.
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« Reply #31 on: 16/03/2008 01:00:48 »
A five stringed bass guitar! I've never seen one of those before. That truely is a beautiful bass to be.

A friend here in Montana makes bass and acoustic guitars by hand- they are a sight to behold.  Expensive too!
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« Reply #32 on: 16/03/2008 03:52:22 »
Your spelling of 'base' means rude or crude. This is none of these things. I like a bit of slap bass.

And what makes you think I misspelled the word? I may not be as dumb as you are, you know.

It was PUN!
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« Reply #33 on: 16/03/2008 08:33:08 »
A five stringed bass guitar! I've never seen one of those before. That truely is a beautiful bass to be.

I've got a 5-string bass guitar. You can get 6-string basses too.



The model shown (Ibanez SR506) is even more unusual in that it has 24 frets. Most guitars, including basses, only have 22.
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« Reply #34 on: 16/03/2008 21:00:55 »
My eldest son plays the double bass. I'm trying to get him interested in bass guitars but he prefers classical music. Where did I get him from?
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« Reply #35 on: 16/03/2008 22:39:22 »
He isn't your child - he has a strong streak of refinement.

Bach to the other subjects.
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« Reply #36 on: 17/03/2008 08:09:41 »
My eldest son plays the double bass.

So do I - although, technically, it's a bass violin.
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« Reply #37 on: 17/03/2008 11:20:40 »
A whole new world of weird and wonderful musical instruments are opening up to me.

But JimBob is right we are supposed to be travelling the world and looking at its glories.
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« Reply #38 on: 17/03/2008 21:15:54 »
Then how about looking at the Rocky Mountains? They rival the Alps in their beauty, majesty and in simple awe-inspiring breathtaking scenery.

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« Reply #39 on: 17/03/2008 21:18:46 »
Breath taking is right. I had an asthma attack climbing in the Rockies. I think it was the altitude crossed with the ranching I'd been doing (horses make me cough, sadly!)
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« Reply #40 on: 17/03/2008 21:39:06 »
This sewerage processing center is rather fetching !!

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« Reply #41 on: 17/03/2008 21:51:52 »
The Rockies are impressive from above. I flew over them on my way to LA & it was amazing.
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« Reply #42 on: 17/03/2008 23:00:43 »
The Lake District is nice...

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« Reply #43 on: 17/03/2008 23:13:46 »
OH.. Thats really beautiful...... You could send me that nice little stone bridge for my pond! YAYYYYYYYY! Seriously That is gorgeous.. my cup of tea!
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« Reply #44 on: 18/03/2008 16:51:29 »
This picture was taken the only day of the year there was no fog or clouds.
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« Reply #45 on: 19/03/2008 07:44:48 »
Neil - yes, the Lake District is stunning; but don't forget it's the rainiest place in England.
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« Reply #46 on: 19/03/2008 11:41:13 »
Neil - yes, the Lake District is stunning; but don't forget it's the rainiest place in England.

Yes yes...it rains alright !.....I didn't realise it held that esteemable title though..............just as well really.....it stops disgruntled american geologists from messing with it !! (especially if they think it's foggy all the time) [::)]
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« Reply #47 on: 19/03/2008 17:50:10 »
I will not demean my soul by sinking to your level, Neil.
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« Reply #48 on: 19/03/2008 21:23:04 »
Neil - it's actually Keswick that has the dubious honour of being the rainiest place in England.

I spent my honeymoon in the Lake District at Borrowdale and it never rained at all. We had fekin snow every day!
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« Reply #49 on: 19/03/2008 23:36:58 »
Rain or no rain.. that is lush and stunning... absolutely beautiful!

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