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AlBDamned
Jan 27, 2006, 06:35 PM
To begin - Le Tour Eiffel, Christmas Day 2005

iGary
Jan 27, 2006, 06:46 PM
http://homepage.mac.com/garybooberry/New%20Album/pictures/picture-1.jpg

Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Chesapeake Bay Maryland - November 8, 2004

1,024 feet ASL, Robinson R44. :D

AlBDamned
Jan 27, 2006, 06:51 PM
Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Chesapeake Bay Maryland - November 8, 2004

1,024 feet ASL, Robinson R44. :D


Doh- that's not fair - u got aerial help...!

How about at the top of said tower - Paris, generally (though you can see various famous things in there too...).

iGary
Jan 27, 2006, 07:04 PM
Doh- that's not fair - u got aerial help...!

How about at the top of said tower - Paris, generally (though you can see various famous things in there too...).

Both very nice! :D

Manhattan, baby:

http://web.mac.com/garybooberry/iWeb/Site/Library%204_files/IMG_7396.jpg

AlBDamned
Jan 27, 2006, 07:12 PM
Both very nice! :D

Manhattan, baby:


Wow. that's a hell of a shot. They really better hope this whole "sea-level rising" thing is a joke - that place looks barely out of the water!

Here's a very hazy shot of Big Ben, seen from the London Eye...

iGary
Jan 27, 2006, 07:18 PM
OK, last one. ;) :D

Key West, FL.

http://web.mac.com/garybooberry/iWeb/Site/Library%205_files/_MG_0070.jpg

rdowns
Jan 27, 2006, 07:22 PM
Very nice stuff iGary. Next time you're shooting NYC from up high, I want to come.

I got some nice shots of the rockies while I was in Denver. Well, I think they were nice. We'll see when I get home and upload them.

AlBDamned
Jan 27, 2006, 07:25 PM
OK, last one. ;) :D

Key West, FL.



Awesome. So I'm guessing you couldn't really get too bored of that job.

Here's the best I've got. 3,500 metres up the French Alps this past Saturday 21/1/06. This was taken on my cellphone.

On top of the world...

Edit: I sort of realised this isn't a specific landmark, but what the hell... ;)

iGary
Jan 27, 2006, 07:26 PM
Very nice stuff iGary. Next time you're shooting NYC from up high, I want to come.

I got some nice shots of the rockies while I was in Denver. Well, I think they were nice. We'll see when I get home and upload them.

You're in! :D

rdowns
Jan 27, 2006, 07:34 PM
You're in! :D

I'll hold you to that. And dinner on me anywhere in the city.

rickvanr
Jan 27, 2006, 07:34 PM
All photos by me;

Cuba

I've seen this on postcards, so I know it's a landmark. It's the Spanish fort on the opening to the bay in Havana.

http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/9107/10002318dp.jpg

Don't know what this is, but looks landmarkish
http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/7037/10004132xo.jpg

Washington

Washington Monument

http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/2294/10009102sa.jpg

White House

http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/363/10009129fq.jpg

Quebec City

Le Chateau Frontenac - the most beautiful building I've ever seen.

http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/9333/10016974hn.jpg

Plains of Abraham

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/2276/10017000nj.jpg

Prince Edward Island

Anne of Green Gables House

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/3024/dcp09622sc.jpg

I think that's all the ones I could find in my iPhoto library. Enjoy.

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jan 27, 2006, 07:36 PM
Floral Clock, Geneva (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geneva#Landmarks_and_Sights):

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39623&stc=1&d=1138412152

Kapellbrücke, Lucerne (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucerne#Sights):

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39624&stc=1&d=1138412178

I might post more from places like France, Great Britain, Italy, Germany and Egypt once I get my hands on a good photo scanner... :o

AlBDamned
Jan 27, 2006, 07:45 PM
Quebec City

Le Chateau Frontenac - the most beautiful building I've ever seen.

http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/9333/10016974hn.jpg

The French sure know how to build stuff...

That shot of Green Gable's house is cool.

Here's Quazi's house...

iGary
Jan 27, 2006, 07:45 PM
Love the flower clock. :D

rickvanr
Jan 27, 2006, 07:50 PM
Le Chateau Frontenac was actually built by the english, but I will agree that the french know how to build pretty buildings, because the rest of Quebec City is gorgeous.

I agree with iGary, that flower clock is awesome.

Chip NoVaMac
Jan 27, 2006, 08:13 PM
Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Chesapeake Bay Maryland - November 8, 2004

1,024 feet ASL, Robinson R44. :D

Show-off! :D

Great shots, seriously.

Here is one from Spring of 2001.

Chip NoVaMac
Jan 27, 2006, 08:18 PM
Both very nice! :D

Manhattan, baby:


San Francisco, baby:

iGary
Jan 27, 2006, 08:19 PM
San Francisco, baby:

Very nice, Chippers. :D

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jan 27, 2006, 08:39 PM
Found some low quality images from 1995...

Orange stage, Roskilde (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roskilde_Festival):

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39630&stc=1&d=1138415167

Brandenburger Tor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandenburger_Tor), Berlin:

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39631&stc=1&d=1138415187

Some houses in downtown Bamberg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamberg):

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39632&stc=1&d=1138415203

The residence of Christian Doppler (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Doppler), Salzburg (10 geek points to the first to recognize the significance of the scooter driving by ;)):

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39633&stc=1&d=1138415245

The large bronze replica of Michelangelo's David (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelangelo%27s_David) on Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence (a 800 x 600 version of this picture is probably still the Desktop image on my old PM 7500 ;)):

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39634&stc=1&d=1138415258

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jan 27, 2006, 08:56 PM
....more from Italy:

A shot from Piazza San Marco (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mark%27s_Square) in Venice:

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39638&stc=1&d=1138416059

The Bridge of Sighs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge_of_Sighs):

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39637&stc=1&d=1138416044

And one of the typical busy side canals, still in Venice (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venice):

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39636&stc=1&d=1138416031

Moving on to Rome, and the Colosseum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colosseum) (ignore the blurry bit in the front ;)):

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39642&stc=1&d=1138416924

And, finally, one from Pompeii (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pompeii), with Monte Vesuvio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Vesuvius) in the background:

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39640&stc=1&d=1138416085

2nyRiggz
Jan 27, 2006, 09:02 PM
Fort Charlotte: Nassau Bahamas.


Bless

alywa
Jan 27, 2006, 09:07 PM
The most underrated of the sights in DC, in my opinion. Taken last year during the cherry blossom festival.

2nyRiggz
Jan 27, 2006, 09:21 PM
Millennium House: Freeport G.B Bahamas

dvdh
Jan 27, 2006, 09:48 PM
. . . October 23, 2005.

zagato27
Jan 27, 2006, 10:22 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c203/zagato27/DSCF1238.jpg

Ok, maybe I'm fudging with the "landmark" but in my neck of the woods this is darn near a place of worship:D . For those who don't recognize this is Sanford Stadium, University of Georgia in Athens Georgia. I've been to some college games (4 yrs of watching USC, that's University of Southern California not South Carolina) but never have I been to one that had so much atmosphere. The "tailgate" parties were unbelieveable! Also, I could not believe all the gorgeous coeds. I thought SC had the bragging rights but I was wrong. I can't remember ever going to a football game and seeing girls in dresses, heels, and makeup. Dressed to kill they were. Football is a bit different here in the South;) . I was there with my family. Oldest daughter was a senior @ UGA. BTW, this game was "Home Coming" in 04 Vandy and the Dawgs. Dawgs won.

Clix Pix
Jan 27, 2006, 10:36 PM
San Francisco, from Twin Peaks

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/6820/dsc0379a7gc.jpg

Cooknn
Jan 27, 2006, 10:43 PM
Can I post an interior shot?! Below is Thomas Edison's Fort Myers Lab. The 360° pano is here (http://geoimages.berkeley.edu/wwp1205/html/DaveCook.html).

OutThere
Jan 27, 2006, 10:52 PM
Here's a few places I've been that are slightly less-known landmarks. See if you can name them! They're all pretty well known in their respective locales, and if you've seen any of them you should be able to name it right away. :D

They're ordered by expected difficulty...I don't expect anyone to get the last one but I put it in just for fun. :)


#1 http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/2325/img48953hi.th.jpg (http://img70.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img48953hi.jpg)

#2 http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/5875/img34795uj.th.jpg (http://img73.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img34795uj.jpg)

#3 http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/9655/img30540st.th.jpg (http://img70.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img30540st.jpg)

#4 http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/3263/800pxhotchkissmainbuildingimg1.th.jpg (http://img73.imageshack.us/my.php?image=800pxhotchkissmainbuildingimg1.jpg)

Clix Pix
Jan 27, 2006, 11:00 PM
The US Capitol Building, Washington, DC

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/8950/dsc1091b9ms.jpg

kiwi-in-uk
Jan 27, 2006, 11:13 PM
Lake Taupo, New Zealand, Jul '05
There are three snow covered volcanos in the distance.
One of those was used as Mount Doom in LOTR.

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jan 28, 2006, 07:26 AM
I don't expect anyone to get the last one but I put it in just for fun. :)

#4 http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/3263/800pxhotchkissmainbuildingimg1.th.jpg (http://img73.imageshack.us/my.php?image=800pxhotchkissmainbuildingimg1.jpg)Well, since the filename contains hotchkiss, it shouldn't be too hard, should it...? ;)

UMHurricanes34
Jan 28, 2006, 07:44 AM
Dome of the Rock in Israel.
http://static.flickr.com/40/92126888_09a36f72dd_b.jpg

balamw
Jan 28, 2006, 08:24 AM
All too civilized. How about Machu Picchu and Huaina Picchu?

39659

Mitth: As a one time resident of Geneva, I love what they've done with the floral clock, did you happen to get any good shots of the Jet d'Eau?

B

JDar
Jan 28, 2006, 08:34 AM
Paul Allen's yacht:

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jan 28, 2006, 08:39 AM
Mitth: As a one time resident of Geneva, I love what they've done with the floral clock, did you happen to get any good shots of the Jet d'Eau?Nope... we were only there for one day, and to our big surprice it was turned off... An old class mate working on CERN, had never seen it turned off before and was equally baffled... :(

Also, most of that trip to Switzerland (driving around most of the country in a rented car), it was just in the middle of the heatwave in 2003, and all the really high peaks was covered in haze, so we never got to see, much less take pictures of obvious photo opportunities like Mt. Blanc or Matterhorn...

Oh, well, next time, maybe... ;)

adamb100
Jan 28, 2006, 10:12 AM
Milwaukee Art Museum. Going there tomorrow. :D

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/79/Milwaukee_Art_Museum.jpg/800px-Milwaukee_Art_Museum.jpg

Oryan
Jan 28, 2006, 10:53 AM
Exit Glacier, Alaska. (http://www.nps.gov/kefj/trip_planning/What%20to%20see%20and%20do/Exit%20Glacier.htm) Summer 2004.

bartelby
Jan 28, 2006, 11:02 AM
Chicago:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/liam.beardsmore/Chicago-1-1.jpg

New York:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/liam.beardsmore/New-York-2-1.jpg

Brighton Pier:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/liam.beardsmore/Brighton4-1.jpg

stevep
Jan 28, 2006, 11:11 AM
[QUOTE=Mitthrawnuruodo]The residence of Christian Doppler (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Doppler), Salzburg (10 geek points to the first to recognize the significance of the scooter driving by ;)):

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39633&stc=1&d=1138415245

Can't see that anyones risen to your challenge yet, so here goes. As Pavlov was to dogs, so Doppler was to cats. He discovered that if you swung a cat around, with an observer standing close by, the sound heard by the observer was something like "Meeeeeeeoooooooooow" (use your imagination here, its difficult to translate from 'cat' language). He later realised that all objects imitate cats when they are moving, to a greater or lesser extent. The scooter is the closest imitator of all, especially at high speeds. Doppler named this 'The Cat Effect'. But to us non-scientists, it has become known as the Doppler effect.

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jan 28, 2006, 11:14 AM
[...] The scooter is the closest imitator of all, especially at high speeds. Doppler named this 'The Cat Effect'. But to us non-scientists, it has become known as the Doppler effect.10 geek points for you... :)

And 5 extra points for a very good explanation... :cool:

Applespider
Jan 28, 2006, 11:16 AM
Here are a few of mine - trying to avoid some of the subjects already listed here :p

Grand Canyon - from the helicopter over the South Rim (although not to Gary's standards!)
The Golden Gate tower
And Niagara Falls looking back up to the Horseshoe Falls - it took to about that distance before the lens wasn't getting covered with spray!

OutThere
Jan 28, 2006, 11:18 AM
Well, since the filename contains hotchkiss, it shouldn't be too, hard, should it...? ;)

Oops :o

Well then, the other three are considerably harder then eh?

stevep
Jan 28, 2006, 11:25 AM
10 geek points for you... :)

And 5 extra points for a very good explanation... :cool:
And for my 15 points- En tusen takk

Jaffa Cake
Jan 28, 2006, 11:27 AM
Here's a very hazy shot of Big Ben, seen from the London Eye...I've got a clearer shot, complete with awe-struck tourists... this one's from September 2004.

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2221/ststephens1yx.th.jpg (http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ststephens1yx.jpg)

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jan 28, 2006, 11:27 AM
And for my 15 points- En tusen takkVærsågod... :)

Spend them well... :D

penguinman
Jan 28, 2006, 11:35 AM
Chicago!

dvdh
Jan 28, 2006, 11:36 AM
Can I post an interior shot?! Below is Thomas Edison's Fort Myers Lab. The 360° pano is here (http://geoimages.berkeley.edu/wwp1205/html/DaveCook.html).

I went there when I was about 10. Thought it was pretty cool. You don't happen to have a picture of his Banyan tree as well?

Oh, and here's another pic from my travels (and home):
-Banff in the middle of June, note the severe lack of tourists. One week later and the whole Avenue will be packed with tour buses and traffic.

-The inside of Notre Dame Montreal. Somehow a photo just does not do justice. (On a side note, that's the first church that I had to pay to get in . . .)

-Parliament Hill, Ottawa on Canada Day, with my 100,000 closest friends.

-Bytown Locks on the Rideau Canal just beside Parliament Hill (the Chateau Laurier is visible on the left.

-TulipFest at Dows Lake on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa

iPhil
Jan 28, 2006, 11:42 AM
San Diego,Ca. pic :D :D
^^
This is the Hotel Del (excellent sunday brunch)

The 2nd pic is of Sunset Cliffs (San Diego,Ca.)

location link:

http://img220.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image0355gd.jpg

Kyle Nerder
Jan 28, 2006, 03:07 PM
CN Tower - Toronto

This was taken from my car driving into the T dot on the Gardener.

applefan
Jan 28, 2006, 03:56 PM
California state capitol building.

Compile 'em all
Jan 28, 2006, 04:25 PM
From Paris trip 2 months ago

Compile 'em all
Jan 28, 2006, 04:36 PM
Queen Mary 2 (World's largest ship) docking in Hamburg/Germany.

praterkeith
Jan 28, 2006, 05:39 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c203/zagato27/DSCF1238.jpg

Ok, maybe I'm fudging with the "landmark" but in my neck of the woods this is darn near a place of worship:D . For those who don't recognize this is Sanford Stadium, University of Georgia in Athens Georgia. I've been to some college games (4 yrs of watching USC, that's University of Southern California not South Carolina) but never have I been to one that had so much atmosphere. The "tailgate" parties were unbelieveable! Also, I could not believe all the gorgeous coeds. I thought SC had the bragging rights but I was wrong. I can't remember ever going to a football game and seeing girls in dresses, heels, and makeup. Dressed to kill they were. Football is a bit different here in the South;) . I was there with my family. Oldest daughter was a senior @ UGA. BTW, this game was "Home Coming" in 04 Vandy and the Dawgs. Dawgs won.

BOOOO UGA....... Here is a REAL landmark photo...about 2.5 hours west of Athens lies a small town called AUBURN!!!!! WE are the TEAM TO BEAT BABY!!!! Why dont you show us the field after the past few AU/UGA games? ya, thats right, upload one from little ole Vandy! Gonna make it 5 in a row this year GA!!! JUST WAIT! WAR EAGLE!!

xsedrinam
Jan 28, 2006, 05:45 PM
Lake Titicaca

Clix Pix
Jan 28, 2006, 06:07 PM
This is a really fantastic thread....it's neat seeing all of these places and sites!

OK, I'll bite: where is Lake Titicaca?

Man, there's some great photography going on in this thread, too....

iPhil
Jan 28, 2006, 06:12 PM
This is a really fantastic thread....it's neat seeing all of these places and sites!

OK, I'll bite: where is Lake Titicaca?

Man, there's some great photography going on in this thread, too....


Google says its in Peru.. :eek: :eek: (Lake Titicaca)

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jan 28, 2006, 06:13 PM
OK, I'll bite: where is Lake Titicaca?Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Titicaca) is your friend in these cases... ;)

Edit: Beaten, again.... :o

~Shard~
Jan 28, 2006, 06:15 PM
This is a really fantastic thread....it's neat seeing all of these places and sites!

Definitely, I'm going to have to add some of my own in the neat future. I have far too many from all of my world travels, but I'll be sure to post a few at least. :cool:

OK, I'll bite: where is Lake Titicaca?

Lake Titicaca is the second largest lake in S. America, Maracaibo being the largest. Specifically, it's located in the Andes Mountains next to Peru. My brother, (another globetrotter like myself!), backpacked throughout S. America for 3 months many years ago, and rafted down the Amazon, saw Titicaca and Maracibo. :cool:

joepunk
Jan 28, 2006, 06:34 PM
To begin - Le Tour Eiffel, Christmas Day 2005
"I got lost at the Eiffel Tower/I had to wander `round for hours and hours"

zagato27
Jan 28, 2006, 06:35 PM
BOOOO UGA....... Here is a REAL landmark photo...about 2.5 hours west of Athens lies a small town called AUBURN!!!!! WE are the TEAM TO BEAT BABY!!!! Why dont you show us the field after the past few AU/UGA games? ya, thats right, upload one from little ole Vandy! Gonna make it 5 in a row this year GA!!! JUST WAIT! WAR EAGLE!!

I've got no beef with Auburn. Good school, good football team. The reason I used this photo was that my daughter went to UGA and invited the family to see a UGA football game. It was the only UGA game I've been to. (Did I mention that I saw USC games for four years. Hmmm, might indicate that I'm a USC grad. I am. Where was Auburn the past couple of years in the BCS? Yeah baby, go Trojans!) Admittedly, Vandy wasn't a powerhouse and that's probably why we could actually get tickets to the game. Had a great time and Sanford Stadium was pretty cool. Good luck to Auburn, better luck to the DAWGS!

Clix Pix
Jan 28, 2006, 06:36 PM
Thanks for the info about Lake Titicaca.....yeah, I know I could've looked it up myself through Google or Wikipedia, but, hey -- nice to have responses right on here....

Nutter
Jan 28, 2006, 07:02 PM
Bath Abbey:

zagato27
Jan 28, 2006, 07:42 PM
I've got no beef with Auburn. Good school, good football team. The reason I used this photo was that my daughter went to UGA and invited the family to see a UGA football game. It was the only UGA game I've been to. (Did I mention that I saw USC games for four years. Hmmm, might indicate that I'm a USC grad. I am. Where was Auburn the past couple of years in the BCS? Yeah baby, go Trojans!) Admittedly, Vandy wasn't a powerhouse and that's probably why we could actually get tickets to the game. Had a great time and Sanford Stadium was pretty cool. Good luck to Auburn, better luck to the DAWGS!

Getting a bit off topic here. I'll cease. Let me see if I can dig up some pics of Hearst Castle. The pools were gorgeous. Cheers

xsedrinam
Jan 28, 2006, 07:54 PM
Lake Titicaca is the second largest lake in S. America, Maracaibo being the largest. Specifically, it's located in the Andes Mountains next to Peru. My brother, (another globetrotter like myself!), backpacked throughout S. America for 3 months many years ago, and rafted down the Amazon, saw Titicaca and Maracibo. :cool:
It's also the highest commercially navigable lake in the world (12,500 ft. above sea level). It's one of the most beautiful places I've visited. If you ever go, make sure you take the Hydro Boat Tour.

balamw
Jan 28, 2006, 08:10 PM
It's one of the most beautiful places I've visited.
I felt the same way about all of the Peruvian highlands we visited. Second only to the highlands in Guatemala. ;)

You got way more snow surrounding Titicaca than we did! We took a little motorboat out to visit the floating reed islands of the Uros and spent the night on Taquile as part of acclimatization for the hike up the Inca Trail.

39705

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rendezvouscp
Jan 28, 2006, 08:14 PM
Two for one: Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.

http://static.flickr.com/11/91620985_7fc8ec310a.jpg

I've posted this photo on Flickr (http://flickr.com/photos/rendezvouscp/91620985/in/set-72057594054518108/) and the original can be found here (http://static.flickr.com/11/91620985_7fc8ec310a_o.jpg) (warning, it's 5441 x 1527).
-Chasen

ieani
Jan 28, 2006, 08:18 PM
Millenium Spike in Dublin, Ireland.

~Shard~
Jan 28, 2006, 09:34 PM
1) Church of Our Lady before Tyn, Prague, Czech Republic
2) Birkenau (part of a day trip to Auschwitz outside of Krakow, Poland)
3) a Premiership game ;)

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/1481/churchofourladybeforetyn9cy.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/7949/birkenaurailroad1vp.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/8896/soldout55000people4ms.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

iBlue
Jan 28, 2006, 09:39 PM
Lake Titicaca

amazing! do you have this one (http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39701&d=1138491933) in full size? i'd love to snag it for a desktop.

so many awesome pictures in this thread!

~Shard~
Jan 28, 2006, 09:42 PM
One more for tonight. An aerial of one of my favorite places on Earth - Czesky Krumlov... straight out of a fairy tale... :cool:

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/1460/krumlovaerial3es.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Chip NoVaMac
Jan 28, 2006, 10:02 PM
Chicago!

Here is my first set from Chicago.

Chip NoVaMac
Jan 28, 2006, 10:05 PM
Chicago!

Here is the second set.

Chip NoVaMac
Jan 28, 2006, 10:08 PM
Chicago!

Here is the third set.

Chip NoVaMac
Jan 28, 2006, 10:14 PM
Here are a few of mine - trying to avoid some of the subjects already listed here :p

The Golden Gate tower

Big kudos on taking subject that has been taken many times and making so very different! I am jealous that I didn't see it my self first! So awesome. I knew at first glance it was the Golden Gate (or I hoped).

Congrats on a image that should have a big spot on your wall....

Chip NoVaMac
Jan 28, 2006, 10:19 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c203/zagato27/DSCF1238.jpg

Ok, maybe I'm fudging with the "landmark" but in my neck of the woods this is darn near a place of worship:D . For those who don't recognize this is Sanford Stadium, University of Georgia in Athens Georgia.

A great shot. The depth of the image makes us feel as we are there.

Landmarks mean different things to each of us. In your case very worthy for this thread.

Chip NoVaMac
Jan 28, 2006, 10:22 PM
Milwaukee Art Museum. Going there tomorrow. :D

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/79/Milwaukee_Art_Museum.jpg/800px-Milwaukee_Art_Museum.jpg

Really stunning view!

Makes Milwaukee a possible destination for a weekend trip.

xsedrinam
Jan 28, 2006, 10:46 PM
amazing! do you have this one (http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39701&d=1138491933) in full size? i'd love to snag it for a desktop.

so many awesome pictures in this thread!
Here's a 640x480 @300 dpi, iBlue. The hues seem incredible, but it's every bit that, and more.

joepunk
Jan 28, 2006, 10:56 PM
Here are a few shots from Yellowstone.

Abstract
Jan 28, 2006, 11:42 PM
So it seems as though over half of you don't know what a "landmark" is. :p Lets just rename this thread the "Cool Places" thread or something.

Anyway, here are some landmarks for you.


1. Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial

http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/9706/chiangkaishekmemorial1zb.jpg


2. Site of the First Landing at Viti Levu. Yes, it "sort of" happened a long time ago.

http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/5373/firstlanding16gx.jpg
http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/7485/firstlanding20zg.jpg


3. From the top of Franz Josef Glacier

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7356/franzjosefglacier5yd.jpg


4. Home of the Rings

http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/8011/homeoftherings8ei.jpg


5. The world's largest outdoor bronze buddha. Actually, he's not fat, he's "big-boned."

http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/5862/largestoutdoorbronzebuddha4sr.jpg


6. One of the world's most beautiful harbours, and it's also home to one of the "50 things in the world you need to see in your lifetime" according to Discovery (I think); namely, the world's only permanent light and fireworks show.

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/3789/lightshow7fp.jpg
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/3362/lightshow22th.jpg


7. Another nice harbour......."Darling" Harbour. I've tried to avoid photos of things that have already been covered in this thread, so I've included a shot of the Opera House at night. ;) Joy!!

http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/6446/darlingharbour2uv.jpg
http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/7246/operahouseatnight0wn.jpg


8. Christchurch Art Museum, and a bunch of other "landmarks" near Christchurch. *snickers* :p
Museum: http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/1021/img02072bv.jpg
Bunch of very tall rocks (although they look small here):
http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/3733/img01456qe.jpg
From the region of WhereIsThis and IHaveNoIdea:
http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/4715/whereisthis2hx.jpg
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2194/lakeihavenoidea0bv.jpg


9. Victoria Peak. It was too foggy to take photos of the city from here, so I just took a shot of some good ol' fog .

http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/2100/victoriapeak7cy.jpg

iBlue
Jan 28, 2006, 11:51 PM
Here's a 640x480 @300 dpi, iBlue. The hues seem incredible, but it's every bit that, and more.

thanks. i never realized just how gorgeous that place is. i did a little googling of it and now i really want to go. all i want to do before i die is travel travel travel and take a lot of pictures along the way. :)

~Shard~
Jan 29, 2006, 12:02 AM
thanks. i never realized just how gorgeous that place is. i did a little googling of it and now i really want to go. all i want to do before i die is travel travel travel and take a lot of pictures along the way. :)

Believe me, there is no experience which can compare to traveling. I just don't understand how anyone can never leave their home, or even their own country for that matter. Traveling opens your mind and makes you so much more of a well-rounded human being, the experiences are impossible to explain. There's a lot to see out there and I'm going to take in as much as I possibly can. For every place I visit, it seems like I add 3 more onto my list. ;) :cool:

rendezvouscp
Jan 29, 2006, 01:16 AM
I've tried to avoid photos of things that have already been covered in this thread, so I've included a shot of the Opera House at night. ;) Joy!!

Yours is so bright and white, I guess you didn't recognize my night shot of it. ;)
-Chasen

Abstract
Jan 29, 2006, 03:00 AM
But yours had a bridge!!! :eek:

DevilDog
Jan 29, 2006, 04:27 AM
Ft. Benning Jump Towers?

I like the Military

bartelby
Jan 29, 2006, 04:54 AM
Millenium Spike in Dublin, Ireland.
I'll have to dig out my photo's of The Spike!

al3000
Jan 30, 2006, 03:27 PM
This is the Burj Al Arab, Dubai.

http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/2715/cimg19796oj.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

iBlue
Jan 30, 2006, 03:39 PM
Believe me, there is no experience which can compare to traveling. I just don't understand how anyone can never leave their home, or even their own country for that matter. Traveling opens your mind and makes you so much more of a well-rounded human being, the experiences are impossible to explain. There's a lot to see out there and I'm going to take in as much as I possibly can. For every place I visit, it seems like I add 3 more onto my list. ;) :cool:

man, don't i know it! :) i had to laugh at that last part too, it does seem the more i see the more i want to see. (at least in regards to travel)
cheers!

~Shard~
Jan 30, 2006, 03:49 PM
man, don't i know it! :) i had to laugh at that last part too, it does seem the more i see the more i want to see. (at least in regards to travel)
cheers!

Yep, that's the way it works - but it's a great problem to have. Happy travels! :) :cool:

Jaffa Cake
Jan 30, 2006, 04:03 PM
I'll have to dig out my photo's of The Spike!We found The Spike very, very useful when we visited Dublin – was a couple of streets away from our hotel so no matter where we went in Dublin, if we got lost we just had to look up and follow The Spike home! :p

adamb100
Jan 30, 2006, 04:06 PM
Really stunning view!

Makes Milwaukee a possible destination for a weekend trip.
Yeah it's a really nice city. :) I love living here.

monkeydo_jb
Jan 30, 2006, 04:23 PM
Jesse Hall at Mizzou:

http://www.sveltegeek.com/images/jesse-big.jpg

bartelby
Jan 30, 2006, 04:33 PM
We found The Spike very, very useful when we visited Dublin – was a couple of streets away from our hotel so no matter where we went in Dublin, if we got lost we just had to look up and follow The Spike home! :p


The first time I went to Dublin I was meeting someone I'd never met before. I was to meet her at The Spike, I thought she meant a pub. I got off the coach, looked round and saw it.
I thought: "Ah, That'd be the Spike then!"

It is a very useful landmark!

Applespider
Jan 30, 2006, 04:43 PM
Congrats on a image that should have a big spot on your wall....

Thanks Chip. :o It does indeed have a spot on the wall! That one, and the one of the ridge of the Grand Canyon, are two of my current favourites!

But now you've encouraged me, I'm going to post a few more - some of the Vegas highlights... going all around the world! Starting as this thread did, with the Eiffel Tower ;)

Chip NoVaMac
Jan 30, 2006, 04:51 PM
We found The Spike very, very useful when we visited Dublin – was a couple of streets away from our hotel so no matter where we went in Dublin, if we got lost we just had to look up and follow The Spike home! :p

Sort of like how the TransAmerica building in SF is like.....

Jaffa Cake
Jan 30, 2006, 05:03 PM
Actually Chip, something I spotted a couple of weeks ago and have been meaning to mention... one of our local pubs is using your avatar as its sign! You can just about make it out on this pic.

A little off topic perhaps, but in my mind at least pubs count as worthy landmarks... :p

bartelby
Jan 30, 2006, 05:14 PM
but in my mind at least pubs count as worthy landmarks... :p

I couldn't agree more!!
Here's my 2 locals:
The Murenger
http://www.tjs-newport.demon.co.uk/rg/murenger/Murenger.jpg

Le Pub
http://www.tjs-newport.demon.co.uk/rg/le-pub/Le-Pub.jpg

Chip NoVaMac
Jan 30, 2006, 05:19 PM
Thanks Chip. :o It does indeed have a spot on the wall! That one, and the one of the ridge of the Grand Canyon, are two of my current favourites!

I have known photographers that seem to spend their lives looking for that iconic image that is different from the rest. You succeeded with that Golden Gate image.

But now you've encouraged me, I'm going to post a few more - some of the Vegas highlights... going all around the world! Starting as this thread did, with the Eiffel Tower ;)

Love Vegas! Love your shots! Though I am more of a "deconstructionist" when it comes to Vegas.

Chip NoVaMac
Jan 30, 2006, 05:21 PM
Actually Chip, something I spotted a couple of weeks ago and have been meaning to mention... one of our local pubs is using your avatar as its sign! You can just about make it out on this pic.

A little off topic perhaps, but in my mind at least pubs count as worthy landmarks... :p

Wish the pic were a bit larger in resolution! Just think my avatar as a "landmark". :D

YoYoMac
Jan 30, 2006, 05:58 PM
Here are some pictures from a short trip to China I took in 2002. Some of you know that I teach English in China now full time so I have lots more pictures, but these are the most popular places. :)

I'm really sorry if these are too big. I sized them down to 1078x768.
Don't shoot me!

http://www.aricsbrain.com/images/Forbidden City.JPG
Forbidden City - Beijing
http://www.aricsbrain.com/images/Terra Cotta Long Shot.JPG
Terra Cotta Warriors. You have to see them in real life. They are amazing!
http://www.aricsbrain.com/images/Artsy Great Wall.JPG
My favorite shot of the Great Wall. We were only there for about 2 hours.
http://www.aricsbrain.com/images/Kendra on the Wall.JPG
That's my wife before she was my wife and before our first child.
http://www.aricsbrain.com/images/Great Wall Best Shot.JPG
This is the best wide shot I took that day, it is so smoggy in China.

Chip NoVaMac
Jan 30, 2006, 06:02 PM
I couldn't agree more!!
Here's my 2 locals:
The Murenger
http://www.tjs-newport.demon.co.uk/rg/murenger/Murenger.jpg

Le Pub
http://www.tjs-newport.demon.co.uk/rg/le-pub/Le-Pub.jpg

Making me look forward to my two days in London (staying near the Hammersmith tube station) next month.

neocell
Jan 30, 2006, 06:15 PM
The Devil's Marbles. Liked the name, and that you're in the middle of nowhere, thousands of km of sandy desert, and then all of a sudden these huge round rocks appear. It was cool

~Shard~
Jan 30, 2006, 06:23 PM
I'll add a couple more Vegas pics to the collection... :cool:

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/7222/mgmgrandatnight22jr.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/1300/mirageatnight8fk.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

~Shard~
Jan 30, 2006, 06:35 PM
The Devil's Marbles. Liked the name, and that you're in the middle of nowhere, thousands of km of sandy desert, and then all of a sudden these huge round rocks appear. It was cool

Yep, very cool - here, I'll post my pics of the place as well, just give me a minute! :)

I loved backpacking through the Outback. I trust you made it to King's Canyon, Ayers Rock and The Olgas? Climbing Ayers Rock for sunrise was one of the best experiences of my life... :cool:

~Shard~
Jan 30, 2006, 06:39 PM
Alright, here we go - a couple of my pics of the Devil's Marbles... and one of my favorite highway signs ever... :cool:

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/9255/smarbles3ia.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/430/smarble9xj.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/3975/theoutback3qy.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

masterapple04
Jan 30, 2006, 06:59 PM
I know it's already here, but the first is a cool (if low quality) shot of Big Ben with a couple of protesters under the face. It was taken in March 2004 during some anti-Bush protest in London (mostly Trafalgar Square). It was not a good day to be American in London - felt just a little nervous...

The second is Blarney Castle in Ireland, the third a cross erected in honor of Pope John Paul II's visit to Dublin in '79, and the last the tourist stop in a town in Wales with (I believe) the world's longest place name.

Chip NoVaMac
Jan 30, 2006, 07:08 PM
Terra Cotta Warriors. You have to see them in real life. They are amazing!


Another worthy image of earning a great place on ones walls.

I will show my ignorance, I thought these were under open sky based on many images I have seen. Yours showed me the real way they are displayed today. Thanks.

Cooknn
Jan 30, 2006, 08:03 PM
This is an awesome thread! :D

xsedrinam
Jan 30, 2006, 08:54 PM
Machu Picchu

~Shard~
Jan 30, 2006, 09:17 PM
A couple more from Vegas a couple weeks back when I was there for the CES (and the AVN :eek: :cool: )

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/6013/thecolloseum3yk.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/5964/venetianatnight7st.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

neocell
Jan 30, 2006, 10:45 PM
Yep, very cool - here, I'll post my pics of the place as well, just give me a minute! :)

I loved backpacking through the Outback. I trust you made it to King's Canyon, Ayers Rock and The Olgas? Climbing Ayers Rock for sunrise was one of the best experiences of my life... :cool:

A yes for all of those
I couldn't believe how thick and spongy the grass was at the tenting/hostle area by Ayres, was my best sleep that two weeks. And climbing the rock was pretty cool (actually it got up to 47ºC that day, but we started early when it was still in the 30s so it wasn't shut down yet). So many cool things out there. So glad I went

~Shard~
Jan 30, 2006, 10:58 PM
A yes for all of those
I couldn't believe how thick and spongy the grass was at the tenting/hostle area by Ayres, was my best sleep that two weeks. And climbing the rock was pretty cool (actually it got up to 47ºC that day, but we started early when it was still in the 30s so it wasn't shut down yet). So many cool things out there. So glad I went

Sounds a lot like my experience as well -sleeping under the stars, climbing the rock for sunrise... for us it hit 50 degrees, but does it really matter when it gets that hot? ;) :cool: They also shut down the climb after we did it, so I felt fortunate! I loved the Outback, I'd definitely go again - if only there weren't so many other cool places to see first... :D

xsedrinam
Jan 31, 2006, 08:19 PM
Lighthouse. Portland, Maine

jwp1964
Jan 31, 2006, 09:18 PM
[QUOTE=~Shard~]One more for tonight. An aerial of one of my favorite places on Earth - Czesky Krumlov... straight out of a fairy tale... :cool:

I have been twice...last visit was 1999...it truly is a phenomenal place that provides quite an insight into how life may have been in 1400-1600. I believe it is a UN World Heritage site. Your photo broght bac some fantastic memories. Thanks!

~Shard~
Jan 31, 2006, 11:34 PM
I have been twice...last visit was 1999...it truly is a phenomenal place that provides quite an insight into how life may have been in 1400-1600. I believe it is a UN World Heritage site. Your photo broght bac some fantastic memories. Thanks!

No worries, glad to see I'm not the only one who has experienced this magical place. I would go back in a heartbeat, alas, there are far too many other places I want to see that I haven't been to yet! ;) :)

Here are a few more for you to hopefully bring back some additional good memories. :cool:

http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/8995/krumlovchurch27gc.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/7626/krumlovcastleriver22oz.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/2964/krumlovcastle5fp.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

AlBDamned
Feb 3, 2006, 07:11 AM
Here are some more of Paris. I'm trying to get my vegas ones sent back to me.

Seen here are the Louvre, the Concorde: a great piece in the Louvre, the Eiffel at night (looks amazing when it's all sparkling but this is from about two miles away) and the tower itself (again ;)).

jeshepard
Feb 3, 2006, 07:42 AM
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gauchogolfer
Feb 3, 2006, 08:01 AM
So here's the Jet d'Eau on a cloudy day last weekend in Geneva, along with a picture from the Palais des Papes in Avignon; this was when the papacy moved to France during the 1300s. Quite a cool building.

Dagless
Feb 3, 2006, 08:24 AM
http://satansam.co.uk/ftp/rock.jpg

Heres my mate hugging a cliff-top rock overlooking Saddleworth. I think you can see Pots n Pans in there. which is a landmark. I think Dovestones itself is a landmark too? *dovestones being the reservoir this is all around*

edit: no. it isn't in the shot. does landSCAPE count?

~Shard~
Feb 3, 2006, 08:37 AM
Here are some more of Paris. I'm trying to get my vegas ones sent back to me.

If you liked Paris, you would absolutely love Budapest. They call it the Paris of Eastern Europe, and in my opinion it is far more beautiful and scenic. Much less touristy and commericalized, too (everyone always seems to go to Paris :rolleyes: ;)), and definitely a favorite of mine. Don't get me wrong, Paris is nice as well, just not as nice. ;) :cool:

I'll post some of my pictures of it when I get home from work - I never get tired of looking through them. :)

Mitthrawnuruodo
Feb 3, 2006, 08:41 AM
So here's the Jet d'Eau on a cloudy day last weekend in Geneva, ...So that's how it looks... hah... amazing... :p

Thanks for posting the image. Hope they've turned the jet on the next time I'm in Geneva... ;)

Dalriada
Feb 3, 2006, 09:30 AM
I'm sure ~Shard~ will like this one... and I'm likely sure that no one will know where this was taken... :p

- Dal

gauchogolfer
Feb 3, 2006, 10:22 AM
This is the Basilica of St Mark, seen from the top of the Campanile next door.

Dagless
Feb 3, 2006, 11:11 AM
oooh I love eastern Europe a little. My grandfather (or Dziadek as he likes to be called) is Polish and I'm a regular visitor to Poland, Czech Republic etc. The places I go are just so quant, my family have a bunch of farms so they're slap bang in the middle of nowhere. its beautiful. just beautiful. the cities are stunning, those little cafés and hidden away gems. aw man now I wanna fly over again :mad:

AlBDamned
Feb 3, 2006, 01:03 PM
If you liked Paris, you would absolutely love Budapest. They call it the Paris of Eastern Europe, and in my opinion it is far more beautiful and scenic. Much less touristy and commericalized, too (everyone always seems to go to Paris :rolleyes: ;)), and definitely a favorite of mine. Don't get me wrong, Paris is nice as well, just not as nice. ;) :cool:

I'll post some of my pictures of it when I get home from work - I never get tired of looking through them. :)

My dad lived in Budapest for a while for business. He said he loved it and they have indeed got some amazing shots of the place. It doesn't quite have the allure of Paris in terms of places to be a tourist, nor a couple at Christmas ;) but there's no denying it should be on the list of places to visit.

I haven't really gone near eastern Europe. I may aim to end up there when I do a world trip in a few years.

Edit: jeshephard - those are some really cool US shots mate. Is that a presidential heli going past the monument?

jeshepard
Feb 3, 2006, 02:09 PM
Yeah, that's the Presidential Helicopter (probably didn't have the President in it). If you hang around DC long enough you'll see it flying around. Not sure why they do that. I once saw it doing laps around the Lincoln Memorial at 6am.

Opie

~Shard~
Feb 3, 2006, 02:17 PM
My dad lived in Budapest for a while for business. He said he loved it and they have indeed got some amazing shots of the place. It doesn't quite have the allure of Paris in terms of places to be a tourist, nor a couple at Christmas ;) but there's no denying it should be on the list of places to visit.

Regarding the "tourist" comment, yeah, I completely agree, however I guess that's the thing - I am not a tourist, nor do I want to be considered one when I am traveling. ;) I am a backpacker, and don't enjoy doing the "touristy" things that many people do when they go to places like that. To each their own of course, but I'm more of an adventurer, active traveler, backpacker, whatever you want to call it. For instance, I would loathe sitting on a tour bus all day getting shown the sites on some generic tour. I'll take a hostel over an all-inclusive resort, a safari over going to a zoo, etc. etc. any day of the week. :cool:

I haven't really gone near eastern Europe. I may aim to end up there when I do a world trip in a few years.

Eastern Europe is indeed amazing. Let me know when you plan on going and I'll give you all sorts of tips of where to go and what to see, and a lot of out of the way places or things to experience which are the real hidden gems. (Like Czesky Krumlov for instance, as I pictured above in this thread.) :cool:

evilernie
Feb 3, 2006, 07:45 PM
A natural landmark.

Calaveras Big Trees State Park - Calevaras County, CA

(that's me standing at the bottom, and I'm about 5' 11"!)

~Shard~
Feb 3, 2006, 08:48 PM
Kay, as promised, here are a few shots of Budapest, specifically the House of Parliament on the Danube. :cool:

http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/411/budapestparliament0re.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/8814/budapestparliament25fw.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img459.imageshack.us/img459/6793/parliamentonthedanube8om.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

~Shard~
Feb 3, 2006, 08:52 PM
Oh, and one more aerial shot as well...

http://img459.imageshack.us/img459/7092/budapestaerial9qc.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

2nyRiggz
Feb 3, 2006, 08:56 PM
Nice pics indeed...beautiful.


Bless

Abstract
Feb 3, 2006, 09:21 PM
Regarding the "tourist" comment, yeah, I completely agree, however I guess that's the thing - I am not a tourist, nor do I want to be considered one when I am traveling. ;) I am a backpacker, and don't enjoy doing the "touristy" things that many people do when they go to places like that. To each their own of course, but I'm more of an adventurer, active traveler, backpacker, whatever you want to call it. For instance, I would loathe sitting on a tour bus all day getting shown the sites on some generic tour. I'll take a hostel over an all-inclusive resort, a safari over going to a zoo, etc. etc. any day of the week. :cool:


I don't think most people under the age of 30 would travel like that, or at least they would never travel like the way you described most of the time, so don't worry, you're definitely not alone in this respect.....

~Shard~
Feb 3, 2006, 09:50 PM
Nice pics indeed...beautiful.


Thanks man - what can I say, I love traveling. It makes you a better, more well-rounded person from my experience. I'm going to see as much of this great world as I can. :cool:

I don't think most people under the age of 30 would travel like that, or at least they would never travel like the way you described most of the time, so don't worry, you're definitely not alone in this respect.....

To each their own of course, but you just miss out on so much by not experiencing the real culture, history, country and people that you can through backpacking and taking the road less traveled. Staying in some cushy hotel in the middle of a commercialized area is not a way to truly experience and understand a far-away land. But perhaps that's just me. :cool:

Chip NoVaMac
Feb 3, 2006, 09:55 PM
Man, with all the wonderful images I am seeing from around the world (and at home), I am getting more excited for my upcoming travels (to Reykjavik and London at the end of this month).

Something magical to me in seeing these "older" cities laid out for viewing. Sort of the felling I get in travels in the desert SW of the US. Seeing petroglyphs left by those that first inhabited the US.

Here are some more from my trip to Chicago. This time from the top of the Hancock building during a rainy day.

cdover
Feb 3, 2006, 10:26 PM
San Agustin Church, Manila.
Completed in 1606. It was the only building left standing after the Battle of Manila, it has also survived 7 major earthquakes and other wars. World Heritage Site.

cdover
Feb 3, 2006, 10:30 PM
2. Vigan City
Found in the north of the Philippines, it is the oldest surviving Spanish Colonial city. It is also a World Heritage Site.

Chip NoVaMac
Feb 3, 2006, 10:53 PM
Thanks man - what can I say, I love traveling. It makes you a better, more well-rounded person from my experience. I'm going to see as much of this great world as I can. :cool:

I know that feeling. Had a wonderful time visiting SF and Chicago last year. As I mentioned I am doing Reykjavik and London later this month, so I am looking forward to my first trip outside of the US since I was brought back from West Germany as a two yo. The travels last year gave me such a broader experience of the people and the cities I visited. I relish in meeting the SF Twins on my last night in SF. Being in Chicago when they won the game that got them to the World Series can't be beat IMO.

Working retail, I am used to "chatting it up with people". Friends and lovers that I have traveled with in the past hated me for this. But I guess it is the influence that Steinbeck's "Travels with Charlie" left me back from my HS days.

I will add this; for those that for one reason or another find that their travels may end up being solo, and hesitate in doing them - don't! Last year I found out that traveling alone makes you more "approachable" by the locals. In a few weeks I will find out if this works overseas. Based on comments I have gotten from others - it should.

I was reminded by my boss that I also had requested St. Patrick's Day weekend off. So I am planning on some travel just two weeks after returning from Iceland and London!

Tempted to stay with the original idea of either NYC, Boston, or Chicago. But even more tempted to cross "The Big Pond" again and do Dublin (IR not OH :D ).Found some wonderful sites that allow for great last minute travel deals.

So maybe the above might just be tossed out the window, and a long weekend in Las Vegas might be in the cards (sorry for the bad pun :eek: ). Always lamented on my last three or so trip to Vegas that I never did the Dam Tour, or took the flight to the Grand Canyon, or the flight over Vegas itself.

To each their own of course, but you just miss out on so much by not experiencing the real culture, history, country and people that you can through backpacking and taking the road less traveled. Staying in some cushy hotel in the middle of a commercialized area is not a way to truly experience and understand a far-away land. But perhaps that's just me. :cool:

You are sounding bit like Rick Steves from PBS fame. In my upcoming trip, I am trying to find a balance between the two. There are things that I want to see as a "tourist" and there are things that I want to see as a "local".

Not sure that I am quite ready to do the backpacking thing, at my age (and current physical condition) I like even "basic" comforts. But in Steves' "Backdoor Europe" books, it possible to do both.

So often "tourists" want to do all the "favorite" restaurants. But that can get expensive. But good meals can be had in the morning at a B&B that you stay at. And at places the locals go to. Otherwise "picnic" lunches and dinners can add to the "flavor" of the country that you are visiting.

Add to that B&B's in the past here in the States have been a great way for me to discover off beat things. And living in the DC area, to realize that not everything is so cut and dry.

Reminds me of a story in one of Steves's books. He commented on how well the US did in medals compared to the Netherlands. His Dutch hostess remind him that was true, but when compared to each countries populations, the Netherlands did quite well.

Sorry for the ramble. But some may get the "wanderlust" feelings to visit some of the places pictured here. I just wanted to give the opinion that it is possible - without breaking the bank.

In my case, my intended travels are paid for by frugal shopping for my daily needs. I very seldom eat out now. I look for overtime at work. I question each dollar I spend for stuff at home. Sometimes it means some research.

Example: My flight to Reykjavik leaves from BWI. I live in Fairfax, VA. My first thoughts were that I could drive myself and pay for parking in a satellite lot. Or pay the price for a airport shuttle. For giggles and grins I decided to see if our Metro could get me to BWI. Guess what? For under $5 each way I can a MetroBus and MetroRail to BWI each way! Sure, I could do the trip in half the time. Yet, with gas and parking that cost would be $54 at least. The airport shuttle would be about $30 each way. I just gave myself about $50 extra to spend on my trip, while giving me some time to relax and read up on where I am headed!

Chip NoVaMac
Feb 3, 2006, 10:56 PM
Sorry for the quick second post here.

But for those that are wanting to get the most out of their travel pictures, note that (at least for me) the images that had the most impact were those that has unusual view points (high or low).

AlBDamned
Feb 4, 2006, 04:12 AM
To each their own of course, but you just miss out on so much by not experiencing the real culture, history, country and people that you can through backpacking and taking the road less traveled. Staying in some cushy hotel in the middle of a commercialized area is not a way to truly experience and understand a far-away land. But perhaps that's just me. :cool:


I would agree - backpacking, from what I've heard, is fantastic. My girlfriend was doing it for 5 months before she came here - all through south America, chile, Argentina, Cuba, Brazil (not in that order ;)). I've yet to do it as I'm on a fairly solid career path for the time being, but I will do it.

However, we went to Paris over christmas for a city break for three days ;). We ate in some great and very, very french restaurants (quite embarrasing at one stage as my French can be well below par sometimes!) but also hit the sites as when I was last there i was on business for a couple of days and before that I was too young to appreciate things like the louvre or even the spectacular views for the Tower, the walks and everything else. Oh yeah, and it was about -3. Believe me I was more than happy to back go to our cushy hotel at the end of the days! :)

Also: Budapest looks stunning.

Abstract
Feb 4, 2006, 06:59 AM
To each their own of course, but you just miss out on so much by not experiencing the real culture, history, country and people that you can through backpacking and taking the road less traveled. Staying in some cushy hotel in the middle of a commercialized area is not a way to truly experience and understand a far-away land. But perhaps that's just me. :cool:

No no no, I meant that I don't think people under the age of 27-30 actually sleep in hotels, or at least they don't on most of their travels (unless they have to), and so I definitely don't think you're alone in the hostel and backpack respect.

I will add this; for those that for one reason or another find that their travels may end up being solo, and hesitate in doing them - don't! Last year I found out that traveling alone makes you more "approachable" by the locals. In a few weeks I will find out if this works overseas. Based on comments I have gotten from others - it should.

Yeah it makes you more approachable, or at least it's easier for you to make friends since you have more pressure to go out there and meet people rather than fall back on your already existing friends. I don't always travel alone, but I have been to around 15-20 countries alone and it has always worked out. I came to Oz alone, and it's not like I don't have friends here, so no worries. ;)

Sometimes it gets a bit lonely though, but sometimes being alone is good too.

Abstract
Feb 4, 2006, 07:24 AM
Anyway, am I the only person who has all his travel photos on film? They're all processed, but not "digital." :o

I just realized how little I have in terms of photos, but here are 2 more. :o


I was on the beach/island with only aroune 10 other people, and they were on the other side of it. I had never felt that alone, not even on vacation. It was really nice. We even sailed there. The other photo is from Oxford, England. Oh, I also went to a town that was completely on stilts, standing in the water.

I think you can figure out which photo was taken where. ;)

~Shard~
Feb 4, 2006, 10:55 AM
I will add this; for those that for one reason or another find that their travels may end up being solo, and hesitate in doing them - don't! Last year I found out that traveling alone makes you more "approachable" by the locals. In a few weeks I will find out if this works overseas. Based on comments I have gotten from others - it should.

You're absolutely correct. I think you'll find it an excellent experience. :)

So maybe the above might just be tossed out the window, and a long weekend in Las Vegas might be in the cards (sorry for the bad pun ). Always lamented on my last three or so trip to Vegas that I never did the Dam Tour, or took the flight to the Grand Canyon, or the flight over Vegas itself.

Funny you should say that - I was just in Vegas at the beginning of January for CES (and AVN :eek:) on a "guys trip", and it was funny to see the different styles of travel. They all wanted to do the all-you-can-eat buffets, drink lots, gamble, blah blah blah. As for me, sure, I gambled (won a few hundred $$$ on the poker tables actually!), but I ended up essentially being the only one who wanted to walk the strip (shudder, gasp, exercise, being active!), take a tour of Hoover Dam, fly over the Grand Canyon, try out cool little restaurants (there's a great sushi place in The Aladdin), and that type of thing. As I said before, everyone's different, and has a different sense of what is fun to them, but I was very happy that I could do so much of what I enjoy in a place that is arguably one of the most "touristy" places one can go. ;) :cool:

You are sounding bit like Rick Steves from PBS fame. In my upcoming trip, I am trying to find a balance between the two. There are things that I want to see as a "tourist" and there are things that I want to see as a "local".

<snip>

In my case, my intended travels are paid for by frugal shopping for my daily needs. I very seldom eat out now. I look for overtime at work. I question each dollar I spend for stuff at home. Sometimes it means some research.

Actually I'm not quite as extreme as you might think - I would say I strive for a balance as well, but am more frugal than anything. Similar to your example, it's even just little things - "street smarts", if you will. We were in the Mayan Riviera for a friends' wedding, and did the whole all-inclusive thing. Everyone wanted to go to Coba (Mayan ruin site), and found out the resort would have a tour bus come and get us, right at the resort, take us there, blah blah, for only $80 USD. Well, myself and my wife did some research, and found out entrance to the site was $30 CAD, and we could catch public transportation down there for about $2 CAD. GUess what we did, ad guess what the "tourists" did. :p ;)

It's all about being smart with your money. In Australia we treated ourselves many times. Our last days in Sydney we stayed in a 4.5 star hotel in Daring Harbor - but we found a deal on it for only $90/night. We also took a 3-day 3-night sailing trip throughout the Whitsunday Islands on a 127-foot 100-year old tall ship, which was quite exclusive, but amazing.

It's all about being smart with your money. Stay at hostels when you can. Don't use EuroRail, it's a rip off. Eat where the locals eat, because you know those are good places - don't eat on the main drag, because those are the tourist traps and have higher prices and not good a quality of food. Things like that. Go to the local supermarket and pick up food there, you can have cheap breakfast and lunch for days for $20. I could go on and on. :cool:

~Shard~
Feb 4, 2006, 10:56 AM
I would agree - backpacking, from what I've heard, is fantastic. My girlfriend was doing it for 5 months before she came here - all through south America, chile, Argentina, Cuba, Brazil (not in that order ;)). I've yet to do it as I'm on a fairly solid career path for the time being, but I will do it.

I hope you do get to experience it at some point. It's quite a liberating feeling having all you need on your back for a few months and living off that. Makes you think about all the "stuff" you have back home and really puts things nicely into perspective. :)

Also: Budapest looks stunning.

It is one of the nicest cities I have ever traveled through - and that's saying a lot. ;) :cool: Highly recommend it. I find the history of Eastern Europe far more fascinating than that of western Europe myself (Austro-Hungarian Empire, The Hapsburgs, The Holy Roman Empire, etc.) and I feel that many people don't recognize and appreciate just what rich history exists over there. Truly amazing!

~Shard~
Feb 4, 2006, 10:56 AM
No no no, I meant that I don't think people under the age of 27-30 actually sleep in hotels, or at least they don't on most of their travels (unless they have to), and so I definitely don't think you're alone in the hostel and backpack respect.

Oh I understood you the first time, I was just making a point in general - sorry for any confusion. ;) Yes, I agree with you. :)

Chip NoVaMac
Feb 4, 2006, 06:29 PM
Funny you should say that - I was just in Vegas at the beginning of January for CES (and AVN :eek:) on a "guys trip", and it was funny to see the different styles of travel. They all wanted to do the all-you-can-eat buffets, drink lots, gamble, blah blah blah. As for me, sure, I gambled (won a few hundred $$$ on the poker tables actually!), but I ended up essentially being the only one who wanted to walk the strip (shudder, gasp, exercise, being active!), take a tour of Hoover Dam, fly over the Grand Canyon, try out cool little restaurants (there's a great sushi place in The Aladdin), and that type of thing. As I said before, everyone's different, and has a different sense of what is fun to them, but I was very happy that I could do so much of what I enjoy in a place that is arguably one of the most "touristy" places one can go. ;) :cool:

On my first trip to Vegas, I made plans from the get go to visit Redrock Canyon. We got there, and the Park Ranger said it was nice that we broke free from the casinos to visit the park. I told her that the park had been on my list from day one of my travel plans. She apologized, and said that most come to visit only after losing most of their money in the casinos, and have little other options as to how to pass time. :eek:

Actually I'm not quite as extreme as you might think - I would say I strive for a balance as well, but am more frugal than anything. Similar to your example, it's even just little things - "street smarts", if you will. We were in the Mayan Riviera for a friends' wedding, and did the whole all-inclusive thing. Everyone wanted to go to Coba (Mayan ruin site), and found out the resort would have a tour bus come and get us, right at the resort, take us there, blah blah, for only $80 USD. Well, myself and my wife did some research, and found out entrance to the site was $30 CAD, and we could catch public transportation down there for about $2 CAD. GUess what we did, ad guess what the "tourists" did. :p ;)

Much like in Iceland. In making plans, I asked about the "tours" to Blue Lagoon from the B&B. Turns out renting a car is cheaper than taking one of these buses, and you then get to go where you want afterwards.

It's all about being smart with your money. In Australia we treated ourselves many times. Our last days in Sydney we stayed in a 4.5 star hotel in Daring Harbor - but we found a deal on it for only $90/night. We also took a 3-day 3-night sailing trip throughout the Whitsunday Islands on a 127-foot 100-year old tall ship, which was quite exclusive, but amazing.

It's all about being smart with your money. Stay at hostels when you can. Don't use EuroRail, it's a rip off. Eat where the locals eat, because you know those are good places - don't eat on the main drag, because those are the tourist traps and have higher prices and not good a quality of food. Things like that. Go to the local supermarket and pick up food there, you can have cheap breakfast and lunch for days for $20. I could go on and on. :cool:

Maybe you or I should start a smart travelers thread. Listing great ways of saving money around the world on our trips.

~Shard~
Feb 4, 2006, 07:44 PM
Maybe you or I should start a smart travelers thread. Listing great ways of saving money around the world on our trips.

I'd be up for it man - let me know if you want to put something together. :) :cool:

Clix Pix
Feb 4, 2006, 07:51 PM
I think a lot of people could benefit from this, even if they don't necessarily use ALL the tips....

Well, for me, when I went out to SF, I tried, I REALLY tried, to keep my luggage/stuff I was taking to a minimum, having followed Chip's advice and checked out the website he recommended..... OK, so I didn't quite make it this year, but maybe NEXT trip I take I'll get things down to that one 20" carry-on bag.... Problem is, though, that guy on the website isn't addressing photographers or computer junkies. I could not, simply would not, travel without my camera gear (and we're not talking P&S here) or my computer gear (PB)....so that took care of two bags right there: the carry-on (filled with camera equipment) and the "personal item" (laptop bag).... never mind the bag filled with clothes that I checked through....

Lau
Feb 4, 2006, 07:53 PM
One I took in Barcelona in the summer of La Sagrada Familia. I took a film camera, so it's a shocking scan, sorry.

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=27158&d=1122917696

whocares
Feb 4, 2006, 08:23 PM
10 UK culture points for non-UK resisdents who know this landmark. :)
It's a bit blurry, but for an hand-held 1/2 sec. shot, it's not too bad.

~Shard~
Feb 4, 2006, 08:26 PM
10 UK culture points for non-UK resisdents who know this landmark. :)
It's a bit blurry, but for an hand-held 1/2 sec. shot, it's not too bad.

I can't gauge the size of it, but my first thought was it looked a little like the Millennium Bridge in London, but that would be too easy.... ;)

whocares
Feb 4, 2006, 08:32 PM
I can't gauge the size of it, but my first thought was it looked a little like the Millennium Bridge in London, but that would be too easy.... ;)

The size is pretty deceptive in the pic, you realy need to see it with a train on it (<-- hint ;) ).

~Shard~
Feb 4, 2006, 09:27 PM
The size is pretty deceptive in the pic, you realy need to see it with a train on it (<-- hint ;) ).

Yeah, I thought it would probably be too big to be the Millennium Bridge.

Train you say? The only one that comes to mind then is the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland, but other than that, I have no idea. ;) :cool:

balamw
Feb 4, 2006, 10:27 PM
One I took in Barcelona in the summer of La Sagrada Familia. I took a film camera, so it's a shocking scan, sorry.
What's shocking is that they're still not done with it.

Looks about the same as when I last saw it in '86. ;)

Egad! has it really been 20 years.

B

Chip NoVaMac
Feb 4, 2006, 11:27 PM
I'd be up for it man - let me know if you want to put something together. :) :cool:

Not sure if this idea should go under "
Site Comments" or what.

I posted under that heading for a Digital Photo group, and it happened.

Otherwise, you or I could do a "blog" that others could contribute to.

I am already working on a website (see my sig). I could easily change "Chip NOVAMac's Web Home" to something like "Travels with Charlie,,,, continued", or perhaps a nod to my beloved Chewey, "Travels with Chewey".

Or maybe in keeping with the idea of "525,600 minutes. How do you measure a year?"; how most to take advantage of each minute we are given. Which is the idea behind my site.

I could easily add a blog of travel "bargains".

In some ways you and I are of the same spirit. I loved my stay at the Grant Hotel in SF. It was at Bush and Powell, right on the Cable Car line. And with the City Pass, I was given unlimited access to the Cable Cars, the bus system. and the Trollies. And I got a Bay Cruise and admission to major museums.

My upcoming trip is not set in stone. I have things that I want to do, but I know that I can go back - if I want.

Chip NoVaMac
Feb 4, 2006, 11:38 PM
I think a lot of people could benefit from this, even if they don't necessarily use ALL the tips....

Well, for me, when I went out to SF, I tried, I REALLY tried, to keep my luggage/stuff I was taking to a minimum, having followed Chip's advice and checked out the website he recommended..... OK, so I didn't quite make it this year, but maybe NEXT trip I take I'll get things down to that one 20" carry-on bag.... Problem is, though, that guy on the website isn't addressing photographers or computer junkies. I could not, simply would not, travel without my camera gear (and we're not talking P&S here) or my computer gear (PB)....so that took care of two bags right there: the carry-on (filled with camera equipment) and the "personal item" (laptop bag).... never mind the bag filled with clothes that I checked through....

Keep in mind what I learned. Never has a traveler ever said, "next year, I'll pack heavier".

For my upcoming trip I am trying to keep my clothes and such in a "carry-on" legal size,at an international accepted weight of 18#'s. For the secondary "baggage", like our camera gear there is no "standard".

It is my hope that if I can keep both under 18#'s then I will be ok.

~Shard~
Feb 4, 2006, 11:45 PM
Keep in mind what I learned. Never has a traveler ever said, "next year, I'll pack heavier".

For my upcoming trip I am trying to keep my clothes and such in a "carry-on" legal size,at an international accepted weight of 18#'s. For the secondary "baggage", like our camera gear there is no "standard".

It is my hope that if I can keep both under 18#'s then I will be ok.

Call me crazy, but I love seeing how little I can pack on my trips, yet still have enough to get me through any occasion. ;) For Australia for instance, I backpacked for about 7 weeks with 3 shirts, 2 pairs of shorts, and a pair of light cargo pants with zip-off legs (along with the usual undies and socks of course ;)) - there's just something liberating about that. :cool:

~Shard~
Feb 5, 2006, 12:10 AM
Here are a few from Hawaii - Maui and Kauai, to be specific. Absolutely loved Kauai - lots of great hiking and beaches, and very untouched :cool:

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/7341/haleakalacrater68lo.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/1252/overtheedge1me.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/4169/thecanyon46wp.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/8400/scotttunnelsbeach0dv.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

neocell
Feb 5, 2006, 01:09 AM
...But for those that are wanting to get the most out of their travel pictures, note that (at least for me) the images that had the most impact were those that has unusual view points (high or low).
Here's one that I'm very fond of. Squeaky Beech in Victoria, Aus (Wilson's Prom). Man it was a great week there. Climbing Mt. Oberon, well not much of a climb but the view was great, and all the wombats. Who knew they all wanted to be your best buddies. Great week of backpacking.
Anyway, am I the only person who has all his travel photos on film? They're all processed, but not "digital."

You're not alone, all mine are, well pretty much all

Applespider
Feb 5, 2006, 05:02 AM
Train you say? The only one that comes to mind then is the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland, but other than that, I have no idea. ;) :cool:

Also looks nothing like the Millennium Bridge
http://www.galinsky.com/buildings/millenniumbridge/mb01.jpg

You're on the right track ;) but I've highlighted the flaws in your statement - change the word 'Road'

Incidentally, it was always a great disappointment, as a child, that the trains didn't go up and down the diamonds

Lau
Feb 5, 2006, 06:34 AM
Incidentally, it was always a great disappointment, as a child, that the trains didn't go up and down the diamonds

Me too! Why would you build a bridge in such a shape, and then not have the trains going up and down the diamonds?! :D

Abstract
Feb 5, 2006, 07:08 AM
Kauai was a nice place.

Call me crazy, but I love seeing how little I can pack on my trips, yet still have enough to get me through any occasion. ;) For Australia for instance, I backpacked for about 7 weeks with 3 shirts, 2 pairs of shorts...

What type of t-shirts? I pretty much travel in running shirts because they're synthetic, very easily washable, dry quickly, and pack so lightly and small that you can carry 6 t-shirts that would take up the space of 3 regular cotton t-shirts.
I don't think people realize how great running shirts actually are to travel with. Same with merino wool socks (they don't smell and are anti-microbial).

Also, there are very few reasons to ever carry a pack that's bigger than 60 litres, so yeah, I kind of agree with you.

You're not alone, all mine are, well pretty much all

Yeah, I have lots of photos (although some people think I don't take nearly enough), but none in digital format. I'm too lazy to scan, but I was/am willing to just take a photo of my photos. :p

and a pair of light cargo pants with zip-off legs (along with the usual undies and socks of course ;)) - there's just something liberating about that. :cool:
Underpants?

Abstract
Feb 5, 2006, 07:16 AM
In some ways you and I are of the same spirit. I loved my stay at the Grant Hotel in SF. It was at Bush and Powell, right on the Cable Car line. And with the City Pass, I was given unlimited access to the Cable Cars, the bus system. and the Trollies. And I got a Bay Cruise and admission to major museums.


I rarely ever think a hotel or resort is a great deal financially, but they are a lot of fun. I have stayed at only 5 hotels in the past 7 years, which is quite impressive considering the fact that I've been on 12 airplanes in the past few months (and yeah, I'm still a student. Didn't fail out. ;) ). Once was in Vancouver when I was only gonna be there for 24 hours and since hostels are a 40 minute train ride into the city (or so I've been told), I decided to stay at a 3 star "hotel." Another time was with my mum, but it was free because of a special offer, so whatever. The other 2 times the hotel was free because my school paid for it. :cool:

~Shard~
Feb 5, 2006, 10:00 AM
What type of t-shirts? I pretty much travel in running shirts because they're synthetic, very easily washable, dry quickly, and pack so lightly and small that you can carry 6 t-shirts that would take up the space of 3 regular cotton t-shirts.
I don't think people realize how great running shirts actually are to travel with. Same with merino wool socks (they don't smell and are anti-microbial).

Hahaha - bingo! That's exactly what I take! Quick dry running shirts - light, quick to dry (obviously ;)), space efficient, and for a place like Oz, totally necessary! :) :D Yes, I have those socks as well, and have a couple pairs of quick dry shorts as well. They're handy and essential when backpacking! :cool:

Yeah, I have lots of photos (although some people think I don't take nearly enough), but none in digital format.

People have said the same thing to me, but I just don't take a lot of photos. For me it's the experience. I don't want to experience my holiday behind the lens of a camera the whole time, I want to actually enjoy what I'm doing and seeing. Plus, in many cases, more than not I've found that pictures do not do things justice. My mementos are my memories, not pictures - it's all captured quite nicely in my head far better and more complete than it even could on film or in pixels. :cool:

Underpants?

Let's just leave that one alone... :eek: :cool:

mortey
Feb 6, 2006, 01:31 AM
I went to Portland and San Francisco to take pictures for college. These were all taken with a kodak throw-away and then scanned so forgive the quality or lack-thereof.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v469/mortey/aaubuilding.jpg


Montgomery street with AAU in focus.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v469/mortey/donotenter.jpg


A picture looking towards downtown from twin peaks.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v469/mortey/forrent.jpg


A house I saw near USF.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v469/mortey/neatobuildings1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v469/mortey/neatobuildings2.jpg


Both pictures were taking from my hotel room.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v469/mortey/portlandperhaps.jpg


Downtown Portland.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v469/mortey/somefall-lookingtrees.jpg


Picture of a river accross from Downtown Portland from my window. I thought it was quite impressive.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v469/mortey/ununiversidad.jpg


Portland University.

-hh
Feb 6, 2006, 03:29 PM
Hahaha - bingo! That's exactly what I take! Quick dry running shirts - light, quick to dry (obviously ;)), space efficient, and for a place like Oz, totally necessary! :) :D Yes, I have those socks as well, and have a couple pairs of quick dry shorts as well. They're handy and essential when backpacking! :cool:

I think a "MacTravelers" topic might be a way to go. Count me in if it happens.

BTW, there's a bunch of great "high tech" travel fabrics out there...one company is TravelSmith (pricey), plus you can also find some stuff in LL Bean, Campmor, Norm Thomson and Magellans. Look for "CoolMax" fabrics, etc.

People have said the same thing to me, but I just don't take a lot of photos. For me it's the experience. I don't want to experience my holiday behind the lens of a camera the whole time, I want to actually enjoy what I'm doing and seeing. Plus, in many cases, more than not I've found that pictures do not do things justice.

Exactly. One of our 'fond memories' of Switzerland was the sound of cowbells ... and we now carry a small P&S with video in order to be able to capture "soundbites" as well as images.


(RE: underwear)

Let's just leave that one alone... :eek: :cool:

Three pairs of the high tech stuff, one pair of which goes through the hotel shower and/or bathroom sink with you each night, then gets partially dried in the bathroom towel. Pack along a "Rick Steves" travel clothesline (see here (http://travelstore.ricksteves.com/catalog/index.cfm?fuseaction=product&theParentId=126&id=27)) for it and your shirts to dry in the bathroom overnight. Isn't perfect, but it defers the need to hit a local "Real Laundromat" for 7-10 days (for women. For men, it could be as long as 3-5 months!). :)

Here's a few more landmarks:

In London, we've already seen Big Ben. Here's Westminster Abbey in really lousy weather:
http://www.huntzinger.com/photo/abbey990709-2.jpg

In Germany, "Mad King Ludwig's" Neushwanstein Castle. Its not a 'real' castle, but a 19th Century romanticized Victorian-era interpretation, which interestingly was the landmark that Walt Disney used as his inspiration for DisneyLand's Cinderalla Castle:

http://www.huntzinger.com/photo/2002/germany/ns_west_020701-2.jpg

-hh

-hh
Feb 6, 2006, 03:29 PM
The statue to Prussian Marshall Bluecher, along the Rhine River. On midnight, News Year Eve, 1813,
Bluecher crossed the Rhine on a secretly-built pontoon bridge with his army, then slipped around the
right flank of the French army undetected, and fought their way to Waterloo where they joined with
Lord Wellington to defeat Napoleon. I understand that this was supposedly the very first military
amphibious assault? Obscure, but my wife's a descendant:

http://www.huntzinger.com/photo/2003/germany/bluecher-2.jpg


The stained glass window inside of Saint Mere Eglise church, made famous when Private Steel
from the 101'st Airborne got stuck hanging off the church steeple on D-Day. This is one of
two windows inside the chapel:

http://www.huntzinger.com/photo/2004/france/airborne_glass.jpg


The The World War II Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, situated on a cliff overlooking
Omaha Beach in Colleville-sur Mer, France. This is actual place where the sequences in "Saving Private Ryan"
were filmed. The official Government website is located
here (http://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries/cemeteries/no.php).

http://www.huntzinger.com/photo/2004/france/Normandy_cem1.jpg

Still in France, around 2 hours south of Paris is the city of Bourges. They have a
cathedral that was built at around the same time as Notre Dame, and is just as big,
but because of some design variations, its IMO more impressive...and a lot less crowded!
The town's beautiful too...

http://www.huntzinger.com/photo/2005/paris/bourges_cathedral_w.jpg

Back in the Western Hemisphere, most people will recognize 'Diamond Head' on O'ahu...even before dawn:

http://www.huntzinger.com/photo/2005/hawaii/diamond_head_sunrise.jpg

Since Maccu Picchu and Lake Titicaca in Peru have already been covered, I'll add Peru's
"Manu National Park Airport", which is down in the Amazon Jungle. yes, this building is the whole
airport: control tower, gift shop, waiting lounge, and boarding gate!

(click for a larger version...should be good enough for desktop)
http://www.huntzinger.com/photo/2004/peru/Manu-Airport-(_30_0306).jpg (http://www.huntzinger.com/photo/2004/peru/big-manu-aiport-hh.jpg)


...travel is so much more than merely photo's.


-hh

whocares
Feb 6, 2006, 03:39 PM
Back in the Western Hemisphere, most people will recognize 'Diamond Head' on O'ahu...even before dawn:

Hmmm. I thought Hawaii was in the Eastern Hemisphere. Well it's east of where I live. Oh rats!, is west from where I live too. :confused: :confused: :p :D

I like the Colleville s/ Mer pic. I've always wanted to go but never did. Went to Arromanches though (the improvised port between Omaha and Gold Beach).

Chip NoVaMac
Feb 6, 2006, 04:00 PM
I'd be up for it man - let me know if you want to put something together. :) :cool:

Hey there guy!

I posted the following thread to judge interest here on MR: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=2119531&posted=1#post2119531

~Shard~
Feb 6, 2006, 04:05 PM
Hey there guy!

I posted the following thread to judge interest here on MR: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=2119531&posted=1#post2119531

;)

Thanks for the head's up, I'll check it out right now...

Chip NoVaMac
Feb 6, 2006, 04:08 PM
I think a "MacTravelers" topic might be a way to go. Count me in if it happens.

See my response to Shard and my new thread here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=2119531&posted=1#post2119531

Exactly. One of our 'fond memories' of Switzerland was the sound of cowbells ... and we now carry a small P&S with video in order to be able to capture "soundbites" as well as images.

One of the reasons I got a Panasonic LX1 as my "pocket camera".
Here's a few more landmarks:

In London, we've already seen Big Ben. Here's Westminster Abbey in really lousy weather:

Pack along a "Rick Steves" travel clothesline (see here (http://travelstore.ricksteves.com/catalog/index.cfm?fuseaction=product&theParentId=126&id=27)) for it and your shirts to dry in the bathroom overnight. Isn't perfect, but it defers the need to hit a local "Real Laundromat" for 7-10 days (for women. For men, it could be as long as 3-5 months!). :)

Been thinking of one of these. Or another "local" option if anyone has ideas....

In London, we've already seen Big Ben. Here's Westminster Abbey in really lousy weather:
http://www.huntzinger.com/photo/abbey990709-2.jpg

Lousy weather? I hope I have such weather on my trip!

-hh
Feb 6, 2006, 04:36 PM
See my response to Shard and my new thread here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=2119531&posted=1#post2119531

Will do.

In London, we've already seen Big Ben. Here's Westminster Abbey in really lousy weather: (snip)

Lousy weather? I hope I have such weather on my trip!

Its actually a jab at my oldest brother...he was USAF and stationed at RAF Bentwaters outside of London back in the 1980's. We didn't have time-or-money to go visit him back then, but he frequently complained about the cold/damp weather - - would send us photo's of their kids wearing winter jackets on a stone beach, with titles like "July 4th" (and it actually was!).

When we finally got the resources to go overseas, UK was a stop along the way and we had beeeeeeeeeeeeeautiful weather, every single day for a week - - and in addition to it being clear, it was also a perfectly comfotable 78-81 degrees (F).

As a result, I wrote up a webpage and sent him the URL - - I think he was stationed in Montana (Malstrom AFB) at the time - - claiming that his "lousy weather" bit was just a huge conspiracy by the Brits to keep tourists away. :)

The webpage also has a Big Ben shot on it...I now have it here (http://www.huntzinger.com/photo/euro990709.html). FWIW, these jpeg's are from 4"x6" prints that were just scanned in on a flatbed.

-hh

Compile 'em all
Feb 6, 2006, 06:45 PM
Rathaus (city hall) in Hannover/Germany
http://static.flickr.com/40/87791727_7a773ae819_o.jpg

Rathaus in Hamburg/Germany
http://static.flickr.com/38/85259417_868e6d5fb2_o.jpg

Konstanz...the lake between Germany & the swiss-knife folks
http://static.flickr.com/38/84822032_eeb649a522_o.jpg
and another one
http://static.flickr.com/37/84819514_3b5cc96106_o.jpg
und noch ein :D
http://static.flickr.com/39/84821955_83e412cb50_o.jpg

GoCubsGo
Feb 6, 2006, 06:58 PM
This is one of the first times I took a photo of this place. It's the Palace of Fine Arts in San Fran. Built in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition by Bernard R. Maybeck. It wasn't supposed to stick around, but it did. It was during World War II that it was requisitioned by the Army for storage of their trucks and jeeps. Later it was returned to the city where many efforts would be put into place to keep it alive. Today, it's a dynamic place to be with a theater and museum for the publc.
http://createdbyjessica.com/gallery1/albums/paf/palaceoffinearts.sized.jpg

Clix Pix
Feb 6, 2006, 08:02 PM
This is one of the first times I took a photo of this place. It's the Palace of Fine Arts in San Fran. Built in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition by Bernard R. Maybeck. It wasn't supposed to stick around, but it did. It was during World War II that it was requisitioned by the Army for storage of their trucks and jeeps. Later it was returned to the city where many efforts would be put into place to keep it alive. Today, it's a dynamic place to be with a theater and museum for the publc.
http://createdbyjessica.com/gallery1/albums/paf/palaceoffinearts.sized.jpg


That looks like such a neat place! I think we drove past it on the tour bus I took the first day I was in SF, or maybe I saw it in passing when in a cab or something -- I know I saw it during my time there -- but anyway, I didn't get a chance to explore it at all but would have definitely liked to have done so.

Clix Pix
Feb 6, 2006, 08:04 PM
Konstanz....now that looks like a place *I* should visit!

Beautiful pictures!

This whole thread has been wonderfully educational and entertaining.

--Connie

njstaffer
Feb 6, 2006, 08:11 PM
Hong Kong

Abstract
Feb 7, 2006, 06:48 AM
^^Damn, that's much better than my photo. I didn't have a tripod though and was taking photos from a ship that was rocking up and down.

PCMacUser
Feb 7, 2006, 07:46 AM
8. Christchurch Art Museum, and a bunch of other "landmarks" near Christchurch. *snickers* :p
Museum: http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/1021/img02072bv.jpg
Bunch of very tall rocks (although they look small here):
http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/3733/img01456qe.jpg
From the region of WhereIsThis and IHaveNoIdea:
http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/4715/whereisthis2hx.jpg
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2194/lakeihavenoidea0bv.jpg

"Lake IHaveNoIdea" appears to be Lake Tekapo, the bluest lake in NZ (fed by melting glaciers). "WhereIsThis" appears to be the Canterbury Plains. The rocks look like the 'Castle Rocks', popular with local rockclimbers and boulderers.

PCMacUser
Feb 7, 2006, 07:56 AM
So here's the Jet d'Eau on a cloudy day last weekend in Geneva, along with a picture from the Palais des Papes in Avignon; this was when the papacy moved to France during the 1300s. Quite a cool building.
How bizarre! I was in the same place in Geneva on the same weekend, and was in Avignon the week before. Are we stalking each other? :)

-hh
Feb 7, 2006, 08:28 AM
Konstanz....now that looks like a place *I* should visit!

should?

I thought you were the model for the "Imperia" statue that's in the harbor there!:p :p :p

See Google Images here (http://images.google.com/images?q=konstanz+imperia&hl=en), since I don't have any of my own to offer.

The statue is modern, and is an interesting story. It was inspired by historical events of the 1414-1418 Council of Constance (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_of_Constance), which ended a scism in the Catholic Church (3 Popes!), as well as got rid of a pre-Luthur reformist by telling him that he was safe, but then burned him at the stake for being a heritic. In any event, the Council was a big political event, and legend has it that there was a certain "woman of influence" that did some political (cough) facilitating. The statue was initially very controversial, since in addition to her appearance, she has a king in the palm of her one hand, and a pope in the palm of other (the King is happy, the Pope miserable), and there was talk of it being removed as shameful, etc ... that is, until another local town offered to host the statue: then Constance said that it was their's and that no one could take it away from them. Go figure :)

For amature photographers, be aware that the Imperia rotates on its base, so you can get any profile you want by just waiting a bit.


-hh

PCMacUser
Feb 7, 2006, 08:38 AM
The Eiffel Tower at night...

PCMacUser
Feb 7, 2006, 08:47 AM
Pont d'Avignon, Avignon, France.

Compile 'em all
Feb 7, 2006, 09:22 AM
Konstanz....now that looks like a place *I* should visit!

Beautiful pictures!

This whole thread has been wonderfully educational and entertaining.

--Connie

Thanx, here are more pics of konstanz...
http://static.flickr.com/32/96767045_b4ff596ade_o.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/25/96767041_34c45c3658_o.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/11/96767037_6af1bbc791_o.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/40/96767027_e7cde67ddd_o.jpg

devilot
Feb 7, 2006, 09:31 AM
Thanx, here are more pics of konstanz...
http://static.flickr.com/25/96767041_34c45c3658_o.jpg
Aww! It looks like a fairytale come to life!

-hh
Feb 7, 2006, 09:53 AM
Thanx, here are more pics of konstanz...

I know exactly where you were...our hotel was on the other side of that canal in the first two photo's.

And here's another shot taken in that same park...its one of the classic cars running in the Liege-Rome-Liege road rally who was using the Biergarden here as a checkpoint & lunchbreak. The Zeppelin statue is visible in the background...


http://www.huntzinger.com/photo/2002/germany/classic1.jpg


-hh

Compile 'em all
Feb 7, 2006, 10:16 AM
I know exactly where you were...our hotel was on the other side of that canal in the first two photo's.


Did you take the ferry through the lake to Switzerland? Many friends told me
it is awesome. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take it cause we had already
missed the first one and the second one was going to be too late for us to
catch a train back.

I am currently studying in Germany and live around 2 hrs (by train) far from
konstanz. Hopefully I will still be here till the summer and pay it another visit
(and take the ferry this time :)).

Clix Pix
Feb 7, 2006, 12:24 PM
Thanks, hh, for the history lesson! Yeah, it took quite a while posing for that sculpture! :D And thank you, Compile 'em all, for the wonderful photos! Yessirree, I've GOT to take a trip there one of these days. It looks absolutely gorgeous and how could I resist being in a place which bears my name?!

-hh
Feb 7, 2006, 12:36 PM
Did you take the ferry through the lake to Switzerland?

No, but we did take a car ferry across from Mainau to Meersburg (Uberlinger See
part of the Bodensee), with a nice sunset on the return:

http://www.huntzinger.com/photo/2002/germany/FerrySunset.JPG
(Bodensee sunset; scan from 35mm print)

I am currently studying in Germany and live around 2 hrs (by train) far
from konstanz. Hopefully I will still be here till the summer and pay it another
visit (and take the ferry this time :)).

Also try to find the time to get north up to the classical section of the Rhine.
In the Rick Steve's guidebook, he recommends the small town of Bacharach,
and I've stayed at "Pension Lettie" a couple of times...a single room here is
under EU40, including breakfast.


-hh

Compile 'em all
Feb 7, 2006, 01:01 PM
(Bodensee sunset; scan from 35mm print)

Awesome pic dude :cool:


Also try to find the time to get north up to the classical section of the Rhine.
In the Rick Steve's guidebook, he recommends the small town of Bacharach,
and I've stayed at "Pension Lettie" a couple of times...a single room here is
under EU40, including breakfast.
-hh

I am actually studying at Hamburg University of Technology and lived in
Hamburg for almost one year so I pretty much got the northen region
covered. But I am now doing my Master thesis in a company which happens
to be in the south. I have travelled a great deal in Germany but yet have to
visit more cities...specially in the köln-Bonn-Düssldorf region.

Thanks for the advice nonetheless, Germany is an awesome country and has
got tons of must-see sites.

PCMacUser
Feb 7, 2006, 01:01 PM
Mt Cook (Aoraki), New Zealand.

PCMacUser
Feb 7, 2006, 01:04 PM
The Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand.

Coolnat2004
Feb 7, 2006, 03:41 PM
The NASA VAB from afar..
http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/5734/10015434es.th.jpg (http://img202.imageshack.us/my.php?image=10015434es.jpg)
and a bit closer..
http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/1167/10015443jq.th.jpg (http://img202.imageshack.us/my.php?image=10015443jq.jpg)

And of course.. the tower @ South of the Border in South Carolina! Haha..
http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/333/10017273qk.th.jpg (http://img202.imageshack.us/my.php?image=10017273qk.jpg)
and from the top of the tower (one dolla):
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/7972/10017358gl.th.jpg (http://img205.imageshack.us/my.php?image=10017358gl.jpg)

gauchogolfer
Feb 8, 2006, 03:37 AM
How bizarre! I was in the same place in Geneva on the same weekend, and was in Avignon the week before. Are we stalking each other? :)

It looks like it, since we were probably standing next to each other on the Pont d'Avignon: (I like your picture better, BTW)



Is it time to remove my location from my profile?:rolleyes:

SmurfBoxMasta
Feb 8, 2006, 04:33 AM
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/7467/pamukkale21he.th.jpg (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pamukkale21he.jpg)

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/5356/bosphorousbridge6uu.th.jpg (http://img225.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bosphorousbridge6uu.jpg)

PCMacUser
Feb 8, 2006, 05:58 AM
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/7467/pamukkale21he.th.jpg (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pamukkale21he.jpg)
]
Perhaps Yellowstone National Park? Or possibly Turkey or even Peru. The terraces in New Zealand were pink, but were destroyed by a volcano so it's obviously not there :)

-hh
Feb 8, 2006, 07:11 AM
Perhaps Yellowstone National Park? Or possibly Turkey or even Peru. The terraces in New Zealand were pink, but were destroyed by a volcano so it's obviously not there :)

I'd say its not Yellowstone, since they've not allowed swimmers at Mammoth Hot Springs for at least 30 years (if ever)...and we didn't have photo cellphones back then :)


-hh

bartelby
Feb 8, 2006, 07:20 AM
The Bridge and the springs are in Turkey at a guess.

dcv
Feb 8, 2006, 07:27 AM
I'd say that the filenames were a bit of a giveaway ;)

Abstract
Feb 8, 2006, 07:33 AM
Yummy.......Turkey.

corywoolf
Feb 8, 2006, 07:49 AM
I didn't take this picture, but I live about 30 minutes away from this tire.

Detroit, MI

-hh
Feb 8, 2006, 01:38 PM
Okay,

"NO PEEKING AT THE FILENAME ALLOWED"

....BTW, "cheaters" have to specify what day of the week this photo was taken! :)

http://www.huntzinger.com/photo/2005/paris/versailles.jpg

(and yes, there really is a clue in the above photo that lets you -almost- determine the day!!)


-hh

Compile 'em all
Feb 8, 2006, 01:51 PM
I would say it was on a Sunday cause there is no one in the garden. As for
the location...I will take a shot...Paris?

Mitthrawnuruodo
Feb 8, 2006, 02:06 PM
I would say it was on a Sunday cause there is no one in the garden. As for
the location...I will take a shot...Paris?Close, I think the gardens belong to Chateau de Versailles (right outside Paris) and they are closed on Mondays, which I too guess is the clue, since there are no other people in the shot... ;)

-hh
Feb 8, 2006, 02:31 PM
Close, I think the gardens belong to Chateau de Versailles (right outside Paris) and they are closed on Mondays, which I too guess is the clue, since there are no other people in the shot... ;)

Correct for the location.

Insofar as the day of the week, unfortunately, I didn't have Monday access :( The lack of other visitors in the photo was a combination of luck and patience.

The clue was that there's a running fountain visible, and fountains only run on select hours on (summer) Weekends. IIRC, for some years it has been just available on Sundays? In this case, this was a Sunday.

FWIW, I do seem to have fairly good luck in getting "people free" photo's at times. Here's another:

http://www.huntzinger.com/photo/2005/paris/venus-(3046).jpg

I also have a 'unpopulated' photo of the "Hitching Post of the Sun" ... I'll try to remember to upload that one tonight.


-hh

Mitthrawnuruodo
Feb 8, 2006, 03:33 PM
Correct for the location.

Insofar as the day of the week, unfortunately, I didn't have Monday access :( The lack of other visitors in the photo was a combination of luck and patience. Oh, well... close enough... ;)

I think it was water in the fountains when I was there, in the middle of the week, a couple of years ago... but that was during the high season, so I guess they sacrificed a bit of extra water for all the tourists. The place was crawling with coach parties... poor, stressed out people... I guess they need the water to calm down a bit... ;)

-hh
Feb 9, 2006, 08:52 AM
At Machu Picchu, Peru, the western explorer Hiram Bingham was the
individual responsible for naming many of the now-known landmarks
during his period of discovery.

Bingham called this altar, which is clearly in a very prominant (and thus,
important) location, the "Hitching Post of the Sun":
http://www.huntzinger.com/photo/2004/peru/hitching%20post%20(_36_1537).jpg


A view of the 'Basilique du Sacre Coeur de Montmatre' in Paris.
It was built after the 1870 defeat in the Franco-Prussian war, and
sits on a hill, providing a great view of the city:
http://www.huntzinger.com/photo/2005/paris/orsay_clock(IMG_3090).jpg

Landmark Quiz question: ...this photo was taken from another landmark.
Can you recognize & name this second landmark?

Bonus points if you know what this landmark's name was prior to 1977.

....invizi-answer (highlight the below to read):
The clockface view is from the Orsay Museum, which opened in 1977.
Prior to that, this was the "Gare d'Orsay" railroad station, which was
inaugurated for the Universal Exhibition on July 14,1900, and was the
first railroad station in Paris to have electrical power.
Today, in addition to having many 19th Century impressionist materpieces
in its galleries, the building itself is a spectacular space ... put it on
your "must see" list when visiting Paris.


-hh

Pittsax
Feb 9, 2006, 07:24 PM
Since a lot of people are posting skyline shots, I thought I'd post some of possibly the most underrated skyline in America, and since the thread is about landmarks, the last picture is from the nearby Falling Water.

Mitthrawnuruodo
Feb 9, 2006, 07:54 PM
Have to add "my" local castle, Gamlehaugen:

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=26905&d=1122498652

This is actually on my way home from the town centre... :)

2nyRiggz
Feb 9, 2006, 08:00 PM
^That look right out of a fairy tale...thats nice.


Bless

PCMacUser
Feb 10, 2006, 04:02 AM
Correct for the location.

Insofar as the day of the week, unfortunately, I didn't have Monday access :( The lack of other visitors in the photo was a combination of luck and patience.

The clue was that there's a running fountain visible, and fountains only run on select hours on (summer) Weekends. IIRC, for some years it has been just available on Sundays? In this case, this was a Sunday.
Cool... I was actually at Versailles just yesterday! Went on the horse and carriage ride around the gardens and then wandered around on foot taking pictures. Since it's the middle of winter there were no fountains running at all. :(

Cleopatra
Feb 10, 2006, 07:11 PM
Here are two pic of Bryggen in Bergen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bergen%2C_Norway) witch I took yesterday - and as you can see it does not always rain here.

http://www.look.no/bryggen.jpg

http://www.look.no/sidegate_bryggen.jpg

~Shard~
Feb 10, 2006, 11:05 PM
Here some shots of me in beautiful British Columbia. The first is at White Rock where we went on an amazing 5 hours ocean kayaking trip. The water was like glass, it was amazing - the sunset, the Rockies - it was all good. :cool:

And the last 2 shots are a couple of my bungy jump is Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island. AJ Hackett, the "inventor" of the bungy jump, built the first bungy ump in New Zealand, then came to Nanaimo and built this one. I've done both, and this one is much more scenic. :) So, here's the start of my jump from the second oldest bungy jump in the world!

(Forgive the quality, they're all scanned...)

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/1857/scottkayaking4ta.jpg (http://imageshack.us)



http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/4932/liftoff9sp.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/9425/diving5gu.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

neocell
Feb 11, 2006, 12:45 AM
Here some shots of me in beautiful British Columbia. The first is at White Rock where we went on an amazing 5 hours ocean kayaking trip. The water was like glass, it was amazing - the sunset, the Rockies - it was all good. :cool:

And the last 2 shots are a couple of my bungy jump is Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island. AJ Hackett, the "inventor" of the bungy jump, built the first bungy ump in New Zealand, then came to Nanaimo and built this one. I've done both, and this one is much more scenic. :) So, here's the start of my jump from the second oldest bungy jump in the world!

(Forgive the quality, they're all scanned...)


I was scared there for a bit (as I was waiting for your images to load, damn dial up) that you were posting pics from the "jump free if you're nude" day. :p

~Shard~
Feb 11, 2006, 12:47 AM
I was scared there for a bit (as I was waiting for your images to load, damn dial up) that you were posting pics from the "jump free if you're nude" day. :p

Heh heh - no, I would never post the pics I have from that jump... :eek: ;) :D

DISCOMUNICATION
Feb 11, 2006, 12:56 AM
http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/4932/liftoff9sp.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/9425/diving5gu.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
You the man Shard! I believe you can fly!

~Shard~
Feb 11, 2006, 09:29 AM
You the man Shard! I believe you can fly!

:D I believed the same thing at the time myself. That was before gravity gave me a quick, swift wake-up call. ;) :cool:

whocares
Feb 11, 2006, 10:54 AM
:D I believed the same thing at the time myself. That was before gravity gave me a quick, swift wake-up call. ;) :cool:

You weren't flapping your arms fast enough. :eek: :D :D

BTW, nice pics. Especially BC.

~Shard~
Feb 11, 2006, 11:20 AM
You weren't flapping your arms fast enough. :eek: :D :D

BTW, nice pics. Especially BC.

Yeah, I'll be out there again this summer, so I'll try harder next time. ;) I have a lifetime membership at the bungy jump there, so I can jump for cheap as often as I want. :cool:

BC is beautiful, especially the Island. Great whale watching, kayaking, hiking, rain forests, surfing... It rivals (and betters is some cases) some of the sights I've seen in Australia and New Zealand, and I don't have to travel half way around the world to see them. :)

fotografica
Feb 11, 2006, 05:46 PM
This a "local" landmark.It is actually in Gloucester MA,which is about 40 mins north of Boston on Cape Ann.It is the Gloucester Fisherman's Memorial in memory to all who have lost their lives to the sea.Whenever someone perishes at sea,their name is added to the memorial.Locals call it "The Man at the Wheel"..

whocares
Feb 11, 2006, 06:32 PM
(...) Gloucester MA, (...)

How do you Yankees pronounce that? Not being rude, just curious: its prununciation in the UK is quite different from its spelling.

zagato27
Feb 11, 2006, 06:36 PM
How do you Yankees pronounce that? Not being rude, just curious: its prununciation in the UK is quite different from its spelling.
Well, best I can do is "glauster". Yeah, my location is Savannah, GA but spent many a year in MA.... Bedford MA to be exact right between Concord and Lexington. Cheers

fotografica
Feb 11, 2006, 06:40 PM
How do you Yankees pronounce that? Not being rude, just curious: its prununciation in the UK is quite different from its spelling.
Yeah,we're not big on pronouncing our "R's" up here Bahhhston :D .. Most of the locals and natives here pronounce it "Glahstahhh"..Now Worcester on the other hand,is pronounced Wistahhh...Whole separate language up here :)

zagato27
Feb 11, 2006, 06:48 PM
Yeah,we're not big on pronouncing our "R's" up here Bahhhston :D .. Most of the locals and natives here pronounce it "Glahstahhh"..Now Worcester on the other hand,is pronounced Wistahhh...Whole separate language up here :)
Don't forget Tewksbury:)

fotografica
Feb 11, 2006, 06:53 PM
Yes,the list is endless :) For some reason,whenever I have out of town guest visiting or whenever I visit,people get a kick out that "Boston accent". Tho Menino has done a fabulous job of butchering it :eek:

risc
Feb 11, 2006, 07:07 PM
http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/489/curtinsprings870373vw.th.jpg (http://img149.imageshack.us/my.php?image=curtinsprings870373vw.jpg)
Uluru

http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/8000/curtinsprings770353wm.th.jpg (http://img157.imageshack.us/my.php?image=curtinsprings770353wm.jpg)
Kings Canyon

Edit: 1 more...
http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/3153/katatjuta8hm.th.jpg (http://img157.imageshack.us/my.php?image=katatjuta8hm.jpg)
Kata Tjuta - I had to chuck 3 photos together quickly so you guys could get an idea of the scale of this place.

~Shard~
Feb 11, 2006, 07:11 PM
http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/489/curtinsprings870373vw.th.jpg (http://img149.imageshack.us/my.php?image=curtinsprings870373vw.jpg)
Uluru

http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/8000/curtinsprings770353wm.th.jpg (http://img157.imageshack.us/my.php?image=curtinsprings770353wm.jpg)
Kings Canyon

Great shots. I loved hiking through King's Canyon when i was backpacking through the Outback, and climbing Ayers Rock was one of the best experiences of my life - just amazing. :cool:

xjarix
Feb 13, 2006, 10:58 AM
Can you recognize & name this second landmark?

Bonus points if you know what this landmark's name was prior to 1977.

musée d'orsay, it used to be a train station

M-theory
Feb 13, 2006, 12:58 PM
Since a lot of people are posting skyline shots, I thought I'd post some of possibly the most underrated skyline in America, and since the thread is about landmarks, the last picture is from the nearby Falling Water.

Being from the NYC area, and recently moving to the 'burgh 'en 'nat, I couldn't agree with you more, there are some wonderful skyline shots and the view from the Fort Pitt bridge coming into the city is stunning.

Go Steelers! :D

M-theory
Feb 13, 2006, 01:01 PM
regarding fallingwater, which is about 35 min south of Pittsburgh, it is a worthwhile trip for anyone in the area, Wright was a true visionary and genius. [also check out Kentuckknob, another Wright original about 10 min away]

http://www.kentuckknob.com/

whocares
Feb 13, 2006, 01:34 PM
regarding fallingwater, which is about 35 min south of Pittsburgh, it is a worthwhile trip for anyone in the area, Wright was a true visionary and genius. [also check out Kentuckknob, another Wright original about 10 min away]

I really dig his style. If I were a billionaire, I know where a few [truck loads] of my Jackson's would go. :cool:

jalagl
Feb 13, 2006, 01:35 PM
Oscar Wilde's Tomb in Pere Lachaise Cemetry in Paris :D

M-theory
Feb 13, 2006, 01:56 PM
I really dig his style. If I were a billionaire, I know where a few [truck loads] of my Jackson's would go. :cool:

in case you didn't know...it's called 'prairie style'. also a similar style is called 'american bungalow'

when you do get all those jackson's or benjamin's there are several architects out there that incorporate Wright's aesthetic into their work.

there's also a cool magazine called 'american bungalow' which I think you would like...

dops7107
Feb 13, 2006, 01:57 PM
One I took in Barcelona in the summer of La Sagrada Familia. I took a film camera, so it's a shocking scan, sorry.

argh, I was going to post that! But I did a bit of Photoshop work to get rid of the cranes...

http://users.ox.ac.uk/~sann2453/gallery/barcelona/images/DSCN5196.jpg

From the other side:

http://users.ox.ac.uk/~sann2453/gallery/barcelona/images/DSCN5218.jpg

and Montserrat, "The Serrated Mountain":

http://users.ox.ac.uk/~sann2453/gallery/barcelona/images/DSCN5174.jpg

MacFan782040
Feb 13, 2006, 02:45 PM
I've got a bunch, so bear with me :D

http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/5663/dscf00030zm.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Philadelphia Zoo

http://img305.imageshack.us/img305/8808/dscf00068az.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Assateague Island, VA

http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/6132/dscf00332yo.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia

http://img305.imageshack.us/img305/6461/dscf00371kd.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Yankee Stadium

http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/212/dscf00409jb.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Assateague Island Lighthouse

http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/9084/dscf00671eu.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Cooperstown, NY

http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/3354/dscf00848rx.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Cape Hatteras, SC

http://img316.imageshack.us/img316/6893/dscf01180vg.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
House of Seven Gables, Salem, Mass.

http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/1615/10004600mo.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Boston, MA

whocares
Feb 13, 2006, 02:52 PM
<Seven Gables Pic/>
House of Seven Gables, Salem, Mass.

<Boston Pic/>
Boston, MA

I've visited the first and walked across the second. :cool:

Great pics.

Abstract
Feb 13, 2006, 03:01 PM
Here are two pic of Bryggen in Bergen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bergen%2C_Norway) witch I took yesterday - and as you can see it does not always rain here.

http://www.look.no/bryggen.jpg

http://www.look.no/sidegate_bryggen.jpg

Why is there no snow in Norway?

M-theory
Feb 13, 2006, 03:18 PM
excellent point...I was in Bergen, 1990, and they had the best beer, made locally, can't think of the name. Absolutely beautiful! [the city that is 8-) ]

Mitthrawnuruodo
Feb 13, 2006, 05:40 PM
Why is there no snow in Norway?Plenty of snow, elsewhere in Norway... It's just that here at the west coast it's mild and usually wet, so even if we get the occasional snow day the snow rarely last very long... :)

http://gfx.dagbladet.no/pub/artikkel/4/45/456/456994/munchski.jpg

Here's an image from Norway's capital, Oslo, just last week... people skiing to work... very similar to images I've seen from NYC the last couple of days... ;)

excellent point...I was in Bergen, 1990, and they had the best beer, made locally, can't think of the name. Absolutely beautiful! [the city that is 8-) ]Hansa, maybe...?

http://www.hansa.no/Pages/Hansa/logo.jpg

Disclaimer: The beer bottle on the image above is a non-alcoholic beer, because ads for alcolholoc beverages is not allowed in Norway... :rolleyes:

Edit: He-he, nearly missed a geeky reference: This was my post number 5152, which is very suiting when discussing Bergen, since 5152 is my zip code... :) I'm such a geek... :( :p

M-theory
Feb 14, 2006, 09:10 AM
Hansa, maybe...?

No, I don't think so, is there another local brewery?

[need help it was over 15 years ago]

thx...

Mitthrawnuruodo
Feb 14, 2006, 10:24 AM
No, if it was a local brewery, then it's just the one:

http://www.mbr-bergen.no/site/images/menu/products/images/hansa_fatol_05l.png <-- This almost counts as a landmark here in Bergen... so we're still on topic... ;)

Great... now I'm thirsty... :p

Chip NoVaMac
Feb 14, 2006, 06:08 PM
in case you didn't know...it's called 'prairie style'. also a similar style is called 'american bungalow'

when you do get all those jackson's or benjamin's there are several architects out there that incorporate Wright's aesthetic into their work.

there's also a cool magazine called 'american bungalow' which I think you would like...

There was an exhibit many years ago at the Smithsonian of FLW's "affordable" housing concept. I really liked it.

whocares
Feb 14, 2006, 06:26 PM
Posted before in one of the early "Picture Gallery" threads.
(lousy scan - slide looks much nicer)

Chip NoVaMac
Feb 14, 2006, 07:46 PM
Posted before in one of the early "Picture Gallery" threads.
(lousy scan - slide looks much nicer)


Love the overall contrasts in color an tome in that one.

evilgEEk
Feb 15, 2006, 03:23 AM
Am I really the first one here to post the greatest landmark of all?! ;)

This is the Salt Lake store, and that's my wife with our two-month old in the stroller. :D

This is a great thread! Hopefully I can post a few more pictures tomorrow sometime.

Cheers!

M-theory
Feb 15, 2006, 09:41 AM
No, if it was a local brewery, then it's just the one:

Great... now I'm thirsty... :p

thanks, me too...:)

ok, then I guess that was it...is it available in the U.S.? I'll look around...boy, the type III beer really kicked me in the butt, not accustomed to that stuff here in the states.

also, we took a three hour boat tour of the sourjourn [sp?] fjord, took 3 rolls of film. [will post some pics when I can]

Mitthrawnuruodo
Feb 15, 2006, 10:03 AM
also, we took a three hour boat tour of the sourjourn [sp?] fjord, took 3 rolls of film. [will post some pics when I can]Sognefjorden (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sognefjorden), maybe... :)

Awesome scenery... I'll see if I have some images from up there... Edit: Nah... couldn't find any... (Now, where did I put those...?)

M-theory
Feb 15, 2006, 10:27 AM
Sognefjorden (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sognefjorden), maybe... :)

Awesome scenery... I'll see if I have some images from up there... Edit: Nah... couldn't find any... (Now, where did I put those...?)

yes, that's it! some of my pictures are the same as the site...and yes, we drove to Skjolden or that's where we landed...

I loved touring Sweden, Iceland, and Norway, the highlights were the fjords, the Orrefors glass factory tour, the gold room in Stockholm, and the artist who carves stone into people intertwined [again, can't remember the name]. The people were all so nice, and the women were so beautiful.

my only gripes with Scandanavia are:

* breakfast [especially orange juice]
* the huge liquor and cigarrette tax
* the ultra short days in the winter

otherwise, I would move there in a second...

whocares
Feb 15, 2006, 12:25 PM
Love the overall contrasts in color an tome in that one.

Thanks. I took it a few days after learning about warm/cold colour combinations. A little advice can make a huge difference. :)

adk
Feb 15, 2006, 12:34 PM
My landmark. I hope they open it back up soon


http://www.lisamulvey.com/gallery/albums/satchmofest03/St_Charles_streetcar.jpg

evilgEEk
Feb 15, 2006, 01:14 PM
Here's a couple pictures taken from the top of the Empire State Building.

The first one is looking South with a 1.5 second exposure.

The second one is looking North and is actually four pictures that I put together to form the panoramic.

I had these printed, that's why I have the border around them.

whocares
Feb 15, 2006, 01:17 PM
Here's a couple pictures taken from the top of the Empire State Building.

The first one is looking South with a 1.5 second exposure.

The second one is looking North and is actually four pictures that I put together to form the panoramic.

I had these printed, that's why I have the border around them.


Great photos! Empire State Building?