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Old May 26th, 2011, 09:01 PM
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With all your cruises,or land travels around the world. What landmark stopped you dead in your tracks, with awe?

The Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, Grand Canyon? Share what made you go gaga
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Old May 26th, 2011, 09:04 PM
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Cathedral of Notre Dame in Montreal
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Ground Zero and Catherine's Palace (St. Petersburg)
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Great Wall of China
Jade Buddha in Shanghai
Great Pyramids of Egypt.

And countless more.

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Wow, this is a hard one....

Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm in Cambodia

Potala Palace in Lhasa Tibet

The moat around the Imperial Palace in Tokyo for Cherry Blossoms

The Sapporo Ice Festival

Victoria Falls

Table Mountain

Yu Yu Garden in Shanghai

St Michel in France

Matterhorn from Zermatt

St Peter's Basilica including Scavi

St Basils in Moscow

... so many more.
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la sagrada familia in barcelona
st. peters basilica in rome
the duomo in venice
gibraltar

I see a pattern!!

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St. Peters in Rome. After several trips it still blow me away.
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How could I forget ....

Petra, Jerusalem Old City, and the Acropolis.

I was actually not very impressed with Sydney Opera House when I saw it up close.
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It looks like most people are impressed with European ports. We haven't done them (yet!).

From the cruise's we've enjoyed the most, I'd have to say the Alaskan Glacier's would be first and the Panama Canal would be next.

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Although we had traveled S. America on a land trip and saw Macchu Picchu more than thirty years ago, the very first time I saw the Trevi Fountain I was absolutely moved to tears and sobbing at it's magnificence (second trip...nothing) ..On what has turned out to be our last trip when we went to the Western Wall I was absolutely taken aback and filled with such joy in my heart to see this religious spot was so alive with people of all ages praying, children with their babies in carriages, women in wheelchairs being taken by their daughters and inspite of this being a religious site young school boys playing around. We have most likely ended our cruising life and what we have is our great memories of sights, sounds and people we have met. Just last Sunday a young man asked us how many countries we have visited and as we rolled them off.. whether or a cruise or land vacation we too were awed at the world we have so far seen.. Oh yes, I would have liked to have gone to St. Petersburg, Iceland, Venice and a zillion other places, but Parrot Pop and I count ourselves as lucky human beings to have experienced all we could when we could. Aunt Mame said once that most of the poor slobs in this world haven't enjoyed (or something like that) and there is so much more out there to enjoy...she was right..lol,,, something about them starving.
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Oh, my, as others have said, sooo many.

The Western Wall has to be first. There is SOMEONE there! As so many have done, I tucked a prayer in a crack ... "Salem, Shalom, Salaam Aleikum, Peace on earth."

The Pyramids, even though we have seen sooo many pictures.

Angkor Wat

Not Stonehenge, but Salisbury Cathedral was the place that filled me with awe.

The Sahara Desert in Morocco

Amboseli and Kilamanjaro on safari

The fjords of New Zealand

Glacier Bay, of course

The Strait of Magellan

The Panama Canal

Stromboli

Bali

and on, and on, and on. Traveling fills our minds with so many memories.
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I still have a lot of the world to see, but so far, both Alaska and Hawaii were amazing to me..
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