It’s Day 4 of Jungle Red Travel Week, so I thought I’d ask the Reds to come up with their FIVE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES ON EARTH.
They discovered, as I did, that it’s almost impossible to limit it to five, and it’s hard to compare natural beauty with manmade beauty.
Lake Dal in Kashmir
Lake Como, the view from Bellagio, Italy,
The coastline between Nice and Monte Carlo, France.
Twilight in Provence
Sunset in Menemsha
When the wind is in from Africa, in Matala, Crete
Sailing in the British Virgin Islands, but especially Virgin Gorda
Rocking on a porch on Thousand Islands, (especially Round or Frontenac Island) New York
Sunset in Key West (of course!)
Budapest, Hungary, riding a bike along the river
The bridge over the Seine on the way to Notre Dame, Paris
The Outer Banks of North Carolina
The cobblestone streets of Rome
London, anywhere, but especially the view of St. Paul's from
Westminster Bridge at sunset.
Paris, along the Seine.
The English countryside in the southwest--Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset,
Shropshire, Oxfordshire, Glouscesteshire... (is this cheating?)
The Scottish Highlands
RHYS: I guess we can let you off with a blanket description of the Southwest of England, especially since I come from Bath and have to admit it is lovely country.
"Beautiful Beach" in Nevis
Glacier National Park in Montana
The view from the roof of Samaritaine in Paris
Siena,Italy on Palio day
The vistas of Chianti, with cypress trees poking up from the hills and the
towers of San Gimingnano
Zabriskie Point in Death Valley
Three Gorges on the Yangtze River
Paris, looking toward Notre Dame from the Petit Pont
The streets of Venice
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/Zambia
Almost any white-sand beach along the gulf of Mexico
The Scottish Highlands
And my two favorite cities, London and Vienna.
I'm chiming in from Tanzania - one of MY Most Beautiful places (also had a few horrible experiences here but mostly wonderful.)
Uhuru Peak, top of Kilimanjaro, TZ
Serengeti/Masai Mara, TZ/Kenya
Road to Everest Base Camp, Nepal
Confluence of Green and Colorado Rivers, Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Going to the Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana
So unfair to make us only choose five! Next time five fave cities!
RHYS: It’s interesting how many we had in common (except for Rosemary and her Everest Base Camp and the top of Kilimanjaro—with which we can’t compete!). I also had Bryce Canyon, the Highway to the Sun, Paris, Tuscany on my extended list. I think Italy wins as the country most often mentioned.
So now it’s your turn. Your five most beautiful places on Earth please.