Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Let's go spanning the world

I love audience participation--especially when I get to live vicariously through all your amazing travels! Herewith, assembled from your comments (plus a few of my own, added as promised):

The Official Mayberry Mom Readers Most Awe-Inspiring Places in the World

Living on a prayer:
Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, Minnesota
Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.
National Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C.
St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York
An unnamed church, the Cayman Islands
Our Lady of San Juan de Los Lagos in the town of the same name, Jalisco, Mexico
Westminster Abbey, London
Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, U.K.
Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, Chartres, France
Notre Dame, Paris
The Alhambra, Granada, Spain
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
St. Peter's Basilica, Rome
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

For love or money:
Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee
Versailles Palace, Versailles, France
The Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Once upon a time:
Salinas Pueblo Missions, New Mexico
Mayan ruins, Belize
Mayan ruins, Tulum, Mexico
Ruined castle, Marmorera, Switzerland
Anne Frank's home, Amsterdam
Eastern Czech Republic
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Roman Baths, Bath, England
Pre-Roman ruins in Turkey
Ephesus, Turkey
Fairy castles, Cappadocia, Turkey
Greek island of Delos

Urban paradises:
New York City--streets, skyline, and during a blizzard
The Bean, Chicago
A moonlit San Francisco bridge
Vancouver, BC (view from Stanley Park)
The Berlin Wall, mid-demolition
Bucharest, Romania
Hong Kong

Fiddler on the roof:
Sunsets over ...
The desert outside Las Vegas, Nevada
The Rocky Mountains, from the air
The Gulf of Mexico, from the Florida Keys
A beach in Mexico
The cliffs of Santorini
Mount Warning in Eastern Australia

Sunrises in ...
The Valley of the Gods, southern Utah
The waters off Molokai Island, Hawaii

High and low:
Mt. Washington, Oregon
Rocky Mountains, Telluride, Colorado
Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the snow
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Awaawapuhi trail, Kauai, Hawaii
Hierve el Agua, Mexico
Cliffs, east coast of Ireland
Mountain views, Lugano, Switzerland
Mountains and fjords, Norway
Samaria Gorge, Crete

Wet and dry:
Arches national park, Utah
Red rock formations, Bryce and Zion, Utah
White Sands, New Mexico
Petrified Forest, Arizona
Northern California coast
Cola De Caballo waterfall, Monterrey, Mexico
Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico
The Blue Pool, Hana, Hawaii
The Gobi Desert
The ocean--from the shore, from a ship, from underwater

Check the comments on the previous post for more details on many of these; thank you to all who shared (especially those who are new or infrequent commenters!).


Julie Pippert said...

Very cool!!

Using My Words

zellmer said...

I just thought of another one.

Todos Santos, Baja

jen said...

add one for me:

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Nancy said...

This is a great list. I should add several of these places to my "things to do before I die" mental checklist. :-)

Mayberry said...

Thanks Jen and Z. -- I will add those new ones soon, along with any other suggestions.

Patois said...

That's so cool how you compiled them all together. You could start your own edition of "1,000 places to see before you die." Although you'd probably want a snappier title!

TB said...

Your readers are very well-travelled!

Magpie said...

That's a nice list - so evocative.

NYC in a blizzard - that's a good one - been there!

Suz said...

What a cool post! I loved seeing where everyone has been.

mothergoosemouse said...

I commented on the other post but Blogger ate it. Mine included the entire island of Delos (ancient Greek ruins), the city of Ephesus, the cave houses and cliffs of Santorini, and - this is going to sound awful and I apologize for that - the view of Manhattan from our old apartment.

Kellan said...

Sooo many places I'd really like to visit. Great list - see ya.

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

I am bummed I missed the original post... but here are the places/things that have stopped me in my tracks...

- Rocky Mountains, Colorado (but of course!)
- Grand Canyon, Arizona
- Petrified Forest, Arizona
- The Bean, Chicago (photographer's dream)
- Eastern Czech Republic (completely still eastern bloc)
- Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
- Roman Baths, Bath, England
- Tulum ruins, Mexico
- National Holocaust Museum, DC
- Arches National Park, Utah
- South of the Border, South Carolina (just kidding!)

I am sure I will think of more as soon as I hit send.