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Snowmonkey Design
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London, England, United Kingdom


Vivus Hussein Denuo wrote:

Heck, I didn't climb the stairs in the Washington Monument, but I was there!  So, I'm counting it!  big_smile

hmm, ah didn't realise places in your own country count...that like hopping out of bed to me...ok yippee I reached grand total of 13. smile

Sep 27 13 03:36 am  Link  Quote 
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Drew Smith Photography
Posts: 5,209
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom


LOL @ places.  smile

In which case I've been to 230,371,091 places so far.

If you mean identifiable countries:

Wales
Scotland
Ireland

France
Germany
Italy
Switzerland
Austria

Spain
Portugal
Greece

North Africa

Japan

America
Sep 27 13 03:37 am  Link  Quote 
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Vivus Hussein Denuo
Posts: 63,901
New York, New York, US


Drew Smith Photography wrote:
LOL @ places.  smile

In which case I've been to 230,371,091 places so far.

If you mean identifiable countries:

Wales
Scotland
Ireland

France
Germany
Italy
Switzerland
Austria

Spain
Portugal
Greece

North Africa

Japan

America

Click on the link in the OP.  The 100 places are named there.

Sep 27 13 03:58 am  Link  Quote 
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Warren Leimbach
Posts: 2,554
Tampa, Florida, US


11 - US and Japan sites.

#87 is just OK, IMHO.  There are so many beautiful and historically significant sites in Japan.  Himeji castle.  Osaka castle.  Nijo castle.  As important as Gettysburg and beautiful too.  I am glad Kiyomizu-dera made the list.
Sep 27 13 08:36 am  Link  Quote 
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Eliza C new portfolio
Posts: 2,989
Monmouth, Wales, United Kingdom


Just 31 but have been to dozens of others that should be on that list inc several UNESCO world heritage sites. There are also some on that list that are ok to visit but wouldn't be on a top 100 places list.I have a medieval steps at the bottom of my garden that are more impressive than one of those 100 listed! lol here is a much more extensive list: http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&mode=table
Sep 27 13 08:43 am  Link  Quote 
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sospix
Posts: 21,128
Orlando, Florida, US


Geeeeezzzzzzzzz, I think I've been ta all of 'em except maybe 10 or so  .  .  .  I gotta stay home a little more  .  .  .  wink

SOS
Sep 27 13 08:43 am  Link  Quote 
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sospix
Posts: 21,128
Orlando, Florida, US


Warren Leimbach wrote:
11 - US and Japan sites.

#87 is just OK, IMHO.  There are so many beautiful and historically significant sites in Japan.  Himeji castle.  Osaka castle.  Nijo castle.  As important as Gettysburg and beautiful too.  I am glad Kiyomizu-dera made the list.

Kyoto is such a beautiful place  .  .  .  we stayed in nearby Mount Hiei, near the peak in a beautiful hotel overlooking the whole area  .  .  .

SOS

Sep 27 13 08:50 am  Link  Quote 
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Snowmonkey Design
Posts: 4,633
London, England, United Kingdom


Warren Leimbach wrote:
11 - US and Japan sites.

#87 is just OK, IMHO.  There are so many beautiful and historically significant sites in Japan.  Himeji castle.  Osaka castle.  Nijo castle.  As important as Gettysburg and beautiful too.  I am glad Kiyomizu-dera made the list.

hmm sadly most of the Japanese Castles are not original n were rebuilt after the war...Osaka is one of those n Nagoya is another I know..that one has the original ruins next to it...but that said still beautiful to behold.

Sep 27 13 09:01 am  Link  Quote 
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Click Hamilton
Posts: 34,227
San Diego, California, US


Al Lock Photography wrote:
49 places

42.


Nobody can beat Al ... especially if we start counting so many more amazing places not on that list where tourists are less overwhelming.

I think Al Lock can top Indiana Jones wink

Sep 27 13 09:02 am  Link  Quote 
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sospix
Posts: 21,128
Orlando, Florida, US


Click Hamilton wrote:

42


Nobody can beat Al ... especially if we count so many more amazing places not on that list where tourists are less overwhelming.

I think Al Lock can top Indiana Jones wink

I dunno CH, I've been livin' outta my sea bag a lllllllllooooooooonnnnnnnggggg time  .  .  .  I git itchy feet ifin I'm standin' too long in the line at Mickey D's  .  .  .  wink 

SOS

Sep 27 13 09:09 am  Link  Quote 
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Carl Roberts
Posts: 32,933
Saint Petersburg, Florida, US


61 from that list

I've been to 34 countries so far
Sep 27 13 09:13 am  Link  Quote 
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Snowmonkey Design
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London, England, United Kingdom


sospix wrote:
Kyoto is such a beautiful place  .  .  .  we stayed in nearby Mount Hiei, near the peak in a beautiful hotel overlooking the whole area  .  .  .

SOS

hmm, totally agree, I am torn between Kyoto ( where this image was taken) as my dream place to live or Sri Lanka both paradises in a different way. smile

Sep 27 13 09:13 am  Link  Quote 
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Click Hamilton
Posts: 34,227
San Diego, California, US


Carl Roberts wrote:
61 from that list

I've been to 34 countries so far

Whoomp there it is!

Sep 27 13 09:16 am  Link  Quote 
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Andialu
Posts: 14,029
San Pedro, California, US


Click Hamilton wrote:

Whoomp there it is!

Boom shocka locka shocka locka schocka locka......

Sep 27 13 09:20 am  Link  Quote 
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Andialu
Posts: 14,029
San Pedro, California, US


Carl Roberts wrote:
61 from that list

I've been to 34 countries so far

Pretty damned impressive. I'd love to travel more.

Sep 27 13 09:20 am  Link  Quote 
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sospix
Posts: 21,128
Orlando, Florida, US


Carl Roberts wrote:
61 from that list

I've been to 34 countries so far

And, "we" still havta git ya to a few more in da Caribbean CR  .  .  .  wink  When's the next trip south????

SOS

Sep 27 13 09:21 am  Link  Quote 
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Eliza C new portfolio
Posts: 2,989
Monmouth, Wales, United Kingdom


dp
Sep 27 13 09:27 am  Link  Quote 
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Eliza C new portfolio
Posts: 2,989
Monmouth, Wales, United Kingdom


Carl Roberts wrote:
61 from that list

I've been to 34 countries so far

You way  beat me on list places but I've done over 40 odd countries (if you count French Polynesia as different from France, Hawaii different from mainland US etc) and some places inaccessible to normal tourism.

Sep 27 13 09:28 am  Link  Quote 
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Click Hamilton
Posts: 34,227
San Diego, California, US


Snowmonkey Design wrote:
hmm, totally agree, I am torn between Kyoto ( where this image was taken) as my dream place to live or Sri Lanka both paradises in a different way. smile

Have you spent much time in Sri Lanka? You make me curious.

Unless you are a monk, a time traveler, Sinhalese or a Tamil Tiger, it seems pretty beat up and dirty to me compared to other choices in the world.

As a backpack traveler I had a look around and stayed for a while at a monastery there in 1981. I forgot the name, but it was walking distance to a beautiful and cool lake with a giant stone swan where royal families once had a summer retreat.

I was there 32 years ago. Except for a few tourist hotels in Hikkaduwa Beach, it was pretty undeveloped and rough. Common folk were very poor. Maybe it's different now. Have they healed from the civil/ethnic war in the north?

Places like Sigiriya and the ancient city of Anuradhapura are fascinating. No doubt about that. If places like these capture your interest, you may want to spend some time exploring the countryside of Cambodia as well ... a little further out from the tourist traps presently getting badly trampled. 

On the sad issue of antiquities being badly trampled, the ancient city of Pagan comes to mind too. I got there by river boat from Mandalay in 1979 when there where no cars, no hotels, chickens running around the boat landing, and squeaky old English bicycles from WWII. Not even a single post card stand. I hear they now have huge and expensive tourist hotels and sunset balloon rides over the ancient ruins.

Sep 27 13 10:03 am  Link  Quote 
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Warren Leimbach
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Tampa, Florida, US


sospix wrote:
Kyoto is such a beautiful place  .  .  .  we stayed in nearby Mount Hiei, near the peak in a beautiful hotel overlooking the whole area  .  .  .

SOS

I dearly love Kyoto.  I so want a gig that would take me back there again.





That UNESCO list is good - kind of heavy on geographic features.  Definitely, the "Gembaku Dome" in Hiroshima!

Sep 27 13 10:04 am  Link  Quote 
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Eliza C new portfolio
Posts: 2,989
Monmouth, Wales, United Kingdom


Warren Leimbach wrote:
I dearly love Kyoto.  I so want a gig that would take me back there again.





That UNESCO list is good - kind of heavy on geographic features.  Definitely, the "Gembaku Dome" in Hiroshima!

759 cultural v 193 natural actually. There are quite a few that should be on the list but are not though, despite campaigns.


The best place I have ever been is the north Greenland ice sheet. Flown in by USAF and nothing but snow for hundreds of miles in any direction. No wildlife to speak of; nothing. Pristine like another planet. But still breathtaking nonetheless.

Sep 27 13 10:29 am  Link  Quote 
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Vivus Hussein Denuo
Posts: 63,901
New York, New York, US


Click Hamilton wrote:

Have you spent much time in Sri Lanka? You make me curious.

Unless you are a monk, a time traveler, Sinhalese or a Tamil Tiger, it seems pretty beat up and dirty to me compared to other choices in the world.

As a backpack traveler I had a look around and stayed for a while at a monastery there in 1981. I forgot the name, but it was walking distance to a beautiful and cool lake with a giant stone swan where royal families once had a summer retreat.

I was there 32 years ago. Except for a few tourist hotels in Hikkaduwa Beach, it was pretty undeveloped and rough. Common folk were very poor. Maybe it's different now. Have they healed from the civil/ethnic war in the north?

Places like Sigiriya and the ancient city of Anuradhapura are fascinating. No doubt about that. If places like these capture your interest, you may want to spend some time exploring the countryside of Cambodia as well ... a little further out from the tourist traps presently getting badly trampled. 

On the sad issue of antiquities being badly trampled, the ancient city of Pagan comes to mind too. I got there by river boat from Mandalay in 1979 when there where no cars, no hotels, chickens running around the boat landing, and squeaky old English bicycles from WWII. Not even a single post card stand. I hear they now have huge and expensive tourist hotels and sunset balloon rides over the ancient ruins.

When I visited Machu Picchu, tourists were allowed to walk all over the site.  That was in the early 1970's.  I'm glad I had that opportunity, but I hope they're preserving it better now.

Sep 27 13 01:49 pm  Link  Quote 
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Snowmonkey Design
Posts: 4,633
London, England, United Kingdom


Click Hamilton wrote:
Have you spent much time in Sri Lanka? You make me curious.

Unless you are a monk, a time traveler, Sinhalese or a Tamil Tiger, it seems pretty beat up and dirty to me compared to other choices in the world.

As a backpack traveler I had a look around and stayed for a while at a monastery there in 1981. I forgot the name, but it was walking distance to a beautiful and cool lake with a giant stone swan where royal families once had a summer retreat.

I was there 32 years ago. Except for a few tourist hotels in Hikkaduwa Beach, it was pretty undeveloped and rough. Common folk were very poor. Maybe it's different now. Have they healed from the civil/ethnic war in the north?

Places like Sigiriya and the ancient city of Anuradhapura are fascinating. No doubt about that. If places like these capture your interest, you may want to spend some time exploring the countryside of Cambodia as well ... a little further out from the tourist traps presently getting badly trampled. 

On the sad issue of antiquities being badly trampled, the ancient city of Pagan comes to mind too. I got there by river boat from Mandalay in 1979 when there where no cars, no hotels, chickens running around the boat landing, and squeaky old English bicycles from WWII. Not even a single post card stand. I hear they now have huge and expensive tourist hotels and sunset balloon rides over the ancient ruins.

hmm, close im a part time soothsayer wink Seriously when I went to Sri Lanka was 2 years after the Boxing Day Tsunami, and whilst some had been cleared there was still much of the damage in evidence. I did visit some of the famous sites, and I did visit a monestry...but that was not the reason I went to Sri Lanka, it was for the abundance of wildlife, both land and marine. I spent over a month there..filming Leopards, Elephants , monkeys etc...but later found out I could get the opportunity to see Blue Whales...sadly didn't get the shots I wanted but was an amazing experience..for that reason I call it a paradise. I will also say it is slightly spolit by the endless scams that go on...but I would still be tempted to live there..more diversity in terms of wildlife for me to film than my namesakes in Kyoto...even if they are irresisible. smile

Sep 27 13 03:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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MainePaintah
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Saco, Maine, US


Only 6 places.

I spend to much freaking time at home waiting for models to show up!!! sad
Sep 27 13 03:34 pm  Link  Quote 
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Bob Helm Photography
Posts: 18,108
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, US


16, somehow the Atlantic City Boardwalk seems out of place on that list.
Sep 27 13 06:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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Isis22
Posts: 2,329
Muncie, Indiana, US


8 places and oddly enough I have been to 8 countries as well.

I should get extra credit for getting married in The Vatican though;)
Sep 27 13 06:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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Lightcraft Studio
Posts: 11,970
Delray Beach, Florida, US


26 places. Seems that some of my places ought to be added to the list: Panama Canal, Cape Horn, Falkland Islands, Peter the Great's palace, Bali, Gary Indiana, etc.
Sep 27 13 06:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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Orca Bay Images
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Lodi, California, US


Drew Smith Photography wrote:
If you mean identifiable countries:
North Africa

Hrmmm...

Sep 27 13 06:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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Vivus Hussein Denuo
Posts: 63,901
New York, New York, US


I thought I was hot stuff with my 12 sites.  Now I see that I ain't hardly been noplace.
Sep 27 13 07:38 pm  Link  Quote 
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Click Hamilton
Posts: 34,227
San Diego, California, US


Snowmonkey Design wrote:
hmm, close im a part time soothsayer wink Seriously when I went to Sri Lanka was 2 years after the Boxing Day Tsunami, and whilst some had been cleared there was still much of the damage in evidence. I did visit some of the famous sites, and I did visit a monestry...but that was not the reason I went to Sri Lanka, it was for the abundance of wildlife, both land and marine. I spent over a month there..filming Leopards, Elephants , monkeys etc...but later found out I could get the opportunity to see Blue Whales...sadly didn't get the shots I wanted but was an amazing experience..for that reason I call it a paradise. I will also say it is slightly spolit by the endless scams that go on...but I would still be tempted to live there..more diversity in terms of wildlife for me to film than my namesakes in Kyoto...even if they are irresisible. smile

I understand your meaning now. Thank you for your response. You sound like a very adventurous person in search of beautiful things that are becoming quite rare as the world shrinks exponentially.

Sep 27 13 09:43 pm  Link  Quote 
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Click Hamilton
Posts: 34,227
San Diego, California, US


Vivus Hussein Denuo wrote:
When I visited Machu Picchu, tourists were allowed to walk all over the site.  That was in the early 1970's.  I'm glad I had that opportunity, but I hope they're preserving it better now.

On my last trip to Angkor Wat in 2003 I was amazed at the number of tourist buses lined up in tourist bus parking lots, bringing in package tourists by the plane load, and witnessing Koreans, Japanese, etc., breaking off chunks of facades and temples to take home as souvenirs. Destroying history like that pangs my heart.

There are more people now than the magnificent treasures of history, wildlife and culture can sustain.

Sep 27 13 09:51 pm  Link  Quote 
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Al Lock Photography
Posts: 15,810
Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand


RennsportPhotography wrote:
16, somehow the Atlantic City Boardwalk seems out of place on that list.

Well, if it meant the Boardwalk back when it had the steel pier, the diving horse and no casinos... that might qualify.... the Boardwalk today? I agree with you. Shouldn't be on the list.

Sep 27 13 10:13 pm  Link  Quote 
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Laura UnBound
Posts: 27,005
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Out of the 100 I'd only actually want to see roughly half.
Sep 27 13 10:27 pm  Link  Quote 
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matt-h2
Posts: 521
Oakland, California, US


37, and several more I would like to.

I was in San Antonio and really was not drawn to the Alamo, so could have been 38....
Sep 27 13 10:28 pm  Link  Quote 
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BeautybyGod
Posts: 3,016
Los Angeles, California, US


Vivus Hussein Denuo wrote:
I thought I was hot stuff with my 12 sites.  Now I see that I ain't hardly been noplace.

+1   lol

you'd think there'd more photos in this thread. smile

or did you all take these trips before you were a photographer.

now that we're photographers... can't afford it any more? smile

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100211/10/4b7449cf50f71.jpg

Sep 27 13 10:44 pm  Link  Quote 
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Hikari Tech Photography
Posts: 791
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Snowmonkey Design wrote:

hmm, totally agree, I am torn between Kyoto ( where this image was taken) as my dream place to live or Sri Lanka both paradises in a different way. smile

Visiting Kyoto over 60 times since 1995, I'd say I'm a little biased. smile


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/acquisitions/KJ520200.jpg

Sep 27 13 10:44 pm  Link  Quote 
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Hikari Tech Photography
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Click Hamilton wrote:

On my last trip to Angkor Wat in 2003 I was amazed at the number of tourist buses lined up in tourist bus parking lots, bringing in package tourists by the plane load, and witnessing Koreans, Japanese, etc., breaking off chunks of facades and temples to take home as souvenirs. Destroying history like that pangs my heart.

There are more people now than the magnificent treasures of history, wildlife and culture can sustain.

Are you sure it was Japanese? I'd find that a little hard to believe if you know anything about Japanese culture (old school). Now if it was a bunch of unsupervised Japanese high school kids, I could see that happening but not for Japanese over the age of 30. Just sayin'

Sep 27 13 10:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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Snowmonkey Design
Posts: 4,633
London, England, United Kingdom


Click Hamilton wrote:
I understand your meaning now. Thank you for your response. You sound like a very adventurous person in search of beautiful things that are becoming quite rare as the world shrinks exponentially.

hmm, no problems....I use to be adventurous, that same time I went to Sri Lanka, was my first travel in 12 yrs..So I went to Sri Lanka first for the Wildlife..then to Borneo also for the Wildlife..then knowing it was snowing back in the UK..decided to return to Sri Lanka..in order to see the Blue Whales..was amazing experience...Personal circumstances have prevented me from travelling recently..mind you I hate long flights..but hope one day to resume where I left off...Maybe back to Sri Lanka n catch monkeys doing unmentionables...don't know why the scientists back here weren't interested..got me surprised. wink

Sep 28 13 04:01 am  Link  Quote 
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Natalia_Taffarel
Posts: 7,548
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Vivus Hussein Denuo wrote:
They acknowledged that the list skews towards American sites.

too much for my taste
Makes the game pointless.

Sep 28 13 08:48 am  Link  Quote 
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Isis22
Posts: 2,329
Muncie, Indiana, US


Natalia_Taffarel wrote:

too much for my taste
Makes the game pointless.

Well, Disney is on the list? It's a bit absurd. I went through the list too fast the first time around so I have 10.

Sep 28 13 08:56 am  Link  Quote 
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