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La Dolce Vita - to chat about the pretty little things in life! :)

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Tytta!.
10-10-2007, 02:27 AM
This is a thread for those who like to chat about the pretty little things in life - travel, fine food, art, literature, classical music, life's truths and falsities, etc. :)

Feel free to chat with us! :p

Deboogle!.
10-10-2007, 02:30 AM
:rocker: My fave picture from my trip to Florence (the city that, IMO, epitomizes the Dolce Vita!) to get us started :D

Tytta!.
10-10-2007, 02:31 AM
That picture is amazing. :worship: It's my wallpaper. :smoke: :p

Deboogle!.
10-10-2007, 02:37 AM
i knowwwwww mine too :) I can't wait to print it and get it blown up so I can hang it on my wall! :D

Deboogle!.
10-10-2007, 03:06 AM
tell us more about him! :D

GlennMirnyi
10-10-2007, 03:13 AM
Rê is one of the pretty things in life. :p ;)

Deboogle!.
10-10-2007, 03:17 AM
Yes she is :D

GlennMirnyi
10-10-2007, 03:21 AM
Yes she is :D

:worship:

savesthedizzle
10-10-2007, 03:32 AM
I ... third that statement :D

Deboogle!.
10-10-2007, 03:38 AM
:worship::DI ... third that statement :D:yeah:

Although I am sure this is not what she had in mind for this thread ;)

savesthedizzle
10-10-2007, 03:52 AM
:D:yeah:

Although I am sure this is not what she had in mind for this thread ;)

Well, it was just a small detour ;) We can get back on track now :D

GlennMirnyi
10-10-2007, 04:27 AM
Although I am sure this is not what she had in mind for this thread ;)

Well, I think sometimes it's nice to remind people of how great they are. ;)

Deboogle!.
10-10-2007, 04:49 AM
Well, I think sometimes it's nice to remind people of how great they are. ;)well I agree, but i'm not sure she will ;)




So anyway ;)

this is my new travel obsession, when i ever get money to make another trip.... the Cinque Terre :inlove:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/127/330994163_6d7cab5c0b.jpg



Also, I dream of Santorini

http://www.poster.net/meis-georges/meis-georges-santorini-village-2203922.jpg



Where are other people's dream travel destinations? :D

Deboogle!.
10-10-2007, 04:52 AM
I'm so EFFING JEALOUS OF YOU YOU HAVE NO IDEA :ras: :ras: :ras: :ras: :ras: :ras: :ras: :ras: :ras: :ras: :ras: :ras: :ras: :ras: :ras: :ras:

Voo de Mar
10-10-2007, 05:02 AM
Something off topic but not absolutely - I saw a few weeks ago "La Dolce Vita" by Fellini and I enjoyed this film very much :D
Deb: great pic from Florence :yeah:

Deboogle!.
10-10-2007, 05:12 AM
Something off topic but not absolutely - I saw a few weeks ago "La Dolce Vita" by Fellini and I enjoyed this film very much :D
Deb: great pic from Florence :yeah:Nah, fine films are perfectly on topic :D I've heard that it is a really good movie, I will have to check it out especially now that I am obsessed with Italy!

And thanks, I really adore it. When I took it, I hoped and prayed it would come out good. But I didn't really see it til later when i got back to my hotel room and could look at it and i nearly cried :p of my 3,200 ( :eek: ) pics from my whole trip it is definitely my favorite :awww: So I'm glad other people enjoy it as well :D

Voo de Mar
10-10-2007, 05:21 AM
I was on a trip in Italy (may) this year but I wasn't in Florence :sad: I visited Rome, Venice & San Marino and from these 3 cities I like Venice the most :) I was feeling really great there. I've begun to study Italian and I hope to comeback there to visit more interesting places :)

Deboogle!.
10-10-2007, 05:34 AM
ooooooohhhhhhhh :D VENICEEEEEE :D It was my favorite also :) But I think you would like Tuscany too! :D Florence is great, the food in particular there I loved :drool: and of course if you like Renaissance art, it is the place for you. It is smaller and quieter and more quaint than Rome, but it doesn't have the amazing ancient sites of course. But the city itself, I liked better than Rome.

For my next trip of Italy - and I WILL take another one I hope - I want to go to the small towns in Tuscany, like Volterra, San Gimignano, and some others, and then spend some time at the Cinque Terre.

This is my favorite picture from Venice....it will only let me put up a smaller one b/c the file is too big :(


Ok, maybe I cannot pick just one because i loved it there so much :eek:

the 2nd one, I over-exposed it on purpose, so that you could see the brightness - that was taken without flash!! The blur you see in the canal is actually a gondola :inlove: the shutter stayed open so long it turned into a blur!

and the third one is just one of the most magical views imaginable. :)


OK I could talk about Italy forever, so I will stop :lol:

Voo de Mar
10-10-2007, 05:46 AM
I made one of the photos on the bridge almost from the same position as you :D

GlennMirnyi
10-10-2007, 06:08 AM
GU LOOK:
claro que sim! renata e linda!!

:bounce:

Woooa, you're progressing fast. :hatoff>=:

Where are other people's dream travel destinations? :D

Sweden and Norway - land of the midnight sun!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d0/Arctic_Cathedral_in_Tromsoe.jpg/800px-Arctic_Cathedral_in_Tromsoe.jpg[/URL]



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b5/Midnight_sun.jpg/800px-Midnight_sun.jpg[URL="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b5/Midnight_sun.jpg/800px-Midnight_sun.jpg"] (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d0/Arctic_Cathedral_in_Tromsoe.jpg/800px-Arctic_Cathedral_in_Tromsoe.jpg)


Also Saint Petersburg and Minsk (as I didn't catch the communist period, a chance to know how it is exactly - yeah I'm very nostalgic). :p

liptea
10-10-2007, 06:19 AM
my dream destination is porto alegre. ONLY porto alegre. nowhere else.

i'm going to norway in december.

Deboogle!.
10-10-2007, 06:19 AM
I made one of the photos on the bridge almost from the same position as you :Doohhhhhhh :D True it is a very popular photo spot ;)

Sweden and Norway - land of the midnight sun!Excellent choices! While I was in Copenhagen I spent a day over in Sweden in Helsingborg and Malmo - really lovely. wanted to go to Stockholm as one of my best friends says it's amazing, but alas, not enough time :( Those pics! :inlove: Also Saint Petersburg and Minsk (as I didn't catch the communist period, a chance to know how it is exactly - yeah I'm very nostalgic). :p:lol: interesting choice :p well no, interesting reasoning :lol:my dream destination is porto alegre. ONLY porto alegre. nowhere else.

i'm going to norway in december.:haha: :haha: And you're just trying to get ALL of us to hate you with jealousy, right? ;)

liptea
10-10-2007, 06:26 AM
deb, i do not want to go norway. i want to go to porto alegre.

Deboogle!.
10-10-2007, 06:30 AM
deb, i do not want to go norway. i want to go to porto alegre.but gustavo said it is one of his dream spots, and you are going. and cinque terre is one of my dream spots, and you are going. :p

Voo de Mar
10-10-2007, 06:30 AM
Deb: were you also in Calabria? I've just reminded myself that in psichogaucho's thread I was asking him where is the best place in the world for me to live and he wrote "Belvedere Maritimo, Calabria" :lol:

Deboogle!.
10-10-2007, 06:38 AM
Nooooooooo I wasn't..... is this something I have to add to my list?:eek:


:eek: Oh, that does look so pretty too :eek: It looks like it's waaaaaay down south, will have to figure out how to get down there someday too :lol:

(PS Aren't you in Poland? Do you sleep?:lol: )

Mimi
10-10-2007, 10:04 AM
i like travelling too, but hates the time spent on plane and car, my favourie country visited so far is Austria :inlove: :inlove: , but i have no photos in hand, gonna post one photo i took in Cambodia

GollyLou
10-10-2007, 10:21 AM
All these pictures make me want to travel again. :awww:

Two of my faaaavourite cathedrals I have visited, St Basel's in Moscow and the Notre Dame Sacre Coeur in Paris. :inlove: (I am an idiot, thanks PinkFeatherBoa!)

Mimi
10-10-2007, 11:12 AM
i think St Basel looks better in photo than in real, the colours were not that pretty when i saw them in reality, as for Notre Dame, is it so clean? i remember the colours were faded out like grey, or may be my memory is wrong :confused:

speaking of moscow, i like the Hermitage and the summar palace the most, the views are magnificant, especially the fountains .....:angel:

All these pictures make me want to travel again. :awww:

Two of my faaaavourite cathedrals I have visited, St Basel's in Moscow and the Notre Dame in Paris. :inlove:

GollyLou
10-10-2007, 11:28 AM
Really? I thought the colours were fabulous at St. Basel's. Notre Dame is more grey, but I love my camera filters. :lol: The sky would NEVER be that blue in Paris either.

I would love to go back to Moscow, we were only there for four days and we didn't get a chance to see everything.

Mimi
10-10-2007, 11:58 AM
oh then your camera is very good :D but may be my memory was wrong, i went there 12 years ago :p

oh 4 days for the greedy HK people is not short at all, i think i also just stayed 4 days there? my friend bought a lot of toys (sorry for my bad english, don't know how to say) at street, those which stands as one toy but if you remove them by the head, there are lots of smaller sizes inside :cool:

it was a bit remoted when i went there 10 years ago, now? i thnk it is more modern right?


Really? I thought the colours were fabulous at St. Basel's. Notre Dame is more grey, but I love my camera filters. :lol: The sky would NEVER be that blue in Paris either.

I would love to go back to Moscow, we were only there for four days and we didn't get a chance to see everything.

GollyLou
10-10-2007, 01:01 PM
I LOVE those russian dolls (the ones you can open up and there's another inside). I bought two sets when I was there. Some of them are just beautifully designed and there were some which were SO tiny.

There is some really modern stuff in Moscow now but it's not all modernised which is actually really nice. I can't really compare it cause I've only ever been once.

And another Paris picture just because.

Voo de Mar
10-10-2007, 01:55 PM
(PS Aren't you in Poland? Do you sleep?:lol: )

I went to sleep after my previous post in this thread. It was 7 a.m. in Poland... yes, I like to sit at the computer in the night :banana:

GlennMirnyi
10-10-2007, 02:36 PM
my dream destination is porto alegre. ONLY porto alegre. nowhere else.

Yeah right! :p

Tytta!.
10-10-2007, 03:27 PM
Rê is one of the pretty things in life. :p ;)

Yes she is :D

I ... third that statement :D

Well, I think sometimes it's nice to remind people of how great they are. ;)

Not really. :p

GU LOOK:
claro que sim! renata e linda!!

:bounce:

Niti speaking Portuguese :worship:

well I agree, but i'm not sure she will ;)

So anyway ;)

this is my new travel obsession, when i ever get money to make another trip.... the Cinque Terre :inlove:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/127/330994163_6d7cab5c0b.jpg



Also, I dream of Santorini

http://www.poster.net/meis-georges/meis-georges-santorini-village-2203922.jpg



Where are other people's dream travel destinations? :D

All the pictures you guys posted. :hearts: Makes me wanna travelllll. :sobbing: So beautiful! :) :hearts:

savesthedizzle
10-10-2007, 03:41 PM
These pictures are some of my favorite pictures from Poros. I'd love to see more of the Greek Isles ;) Poros was the only island in my itinerary :p

http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/30/31/6/76/74/2760676740093107103NsVdjB_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2760676740093107103NsVdjB)http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/62/162/8/70/74/2955870740093107103VfGuhH_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2955870740093107103VfGuhH)http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/63/163/9/96/24/2938996240093107103wEECWX_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2938996240093107103wEECWX)


:inlove:

Tytta!.
10-10-2007, 03:44 PM
oh my god Jess :hearts: :worship: great pictures! :eek:

kaylee
10-10-2007, 03:47 PM
Australia sigh and to go to the tennis there BUT as it takes soooooooo long from where I live I doubt I will ever get there but you never know.

Tytta!.
10-10-2007, 03:49 PM
kaylee! :hug: nice to see you around here! :kiss:

I have a cousin who lives there and he says it's a wonderful place. I wish I could go there. :sobbing:

savesthedizzle
10-10-2007, 03:51 PM
Australia is definitely a dream destination of mine.. but I need to put in a few more years with my company so I get a 3rd week of vacation before it would make sense to go there. :sad:

Tytta!.
10-10-2007, 03:52 PM
Australia is definitely a dream destination of mine.. but I need to put in a few more years with my company so I get a 3rd week of vacation before it would make sense to go there. :sad:

It's so far away, it wouldn't be as good to spend just a little time there. :awww:
If I could I'd spend at least a month there. :lol:

savesthedizzle
10-10-2007, 04:03 PM
Because now I'm going through all my travel pictures, I have another favorite picture of mine from Rome :inlove:

http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/59/159/0/49/75/2634049750093107103IPmtnv_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2634049750093107103IPmtnv)

http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/36/37/9/18/16/2919918160093107103BWbfzJ_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2919918160093107103BWbfzJ)

In that one of the Trevi fountain, I have no clue what my camera did to make the sky look that awesome shade of blue :rolls:

I'm kind of a weird picture taker.. I like attempting to take "abstract" looking shots.. like this one of the Louvre.. sometimes they come out cool.. sometimes not. :lol:

http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/30/31/5/14/83/2178514830093107103duReio_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2178514830093107103duReio)

In Paris I'm also kind of obsessed with the Rodin museum which is lovely :D i could have just sat outside there for ages with all the roses blooming :inlove:

http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/42/43/6/59/38/2806659380093107103UMmYTB_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2806659380093107103UMmYTB)http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/36/37/1/11/36/2871111360093107103fZjrTV_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2871111360093107103fZjrTV)http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/42/43/9/54/16/2274954160093107103oupbQW_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2274954160093107103oupbQW)

savesthedizzle
10-10-2007, 04:06 PM
It's so far away, it wouldn't be as good to spend just a little time there. :awww:
If I could I'd spend at least a month there. :lol:

And there's so much to cover :( I would need a really long time. It probably won't really be feasible until I'm retired... but that would suck because I don't want to be too old to really do everything I want to do.

Tytta!.
10-10-2007, 04:08 PM
Because now I'm going through all my travel pictures, I have another favorite picture of mine from Rome :inlove:

http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/59/159/0/49/75/2634049750093107103IPmtnv_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2634049750093107103IPmtnv)

http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/36/37/9/18/16/2919918160093107103BWbfzJ_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2919918160093107103BWbfzJ)

In that one of the Trevi fountain, I have no clue what my camera did to make the sky look that awesome shade of blue :rolls:

I'm kind of a weird picture taker.. I like attempting to take "abstract" looking shots.. like this one of the Louvre.. sometimes they come out cool.. sometimes not. :lol:

http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/30/31/5/14/83/2178514830093107103duReio_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2178514830093107103duReio)

In Paris I'm also kind of obsessed with the Rodin museum which is lovely :D i could have just sat outside there for ages with all the roses blooming :inlove:

http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/42/43/6/59/38/2806659380093107103UMmYTB_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2806659380093107103UMmYTB)http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/36/37/1/11/36/2871111360093107103fZjrTV_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2871111360093107103fZjrTV)http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/42/43/9/54/16/2274954160093107103oupbQW_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2274954160093107103oupbQW)

Rome. :hearts: Paris. :hearts:

I love your pictures. :kiss:

And there's so much to cover :( I would need a really long time. It probably won't really be feasible until I'm retired... but that would suck because I don't want to be too old to really do everything I want to do.

Hahaha, yeah. I'm sure you will be able to do it sooner than you think you will. :hug:

savesthedizzle
10-10-2007, 04:10 PM
Hahaha, yeah. I'm sure you will be able to do it sooner than you think you will. :hug:

I hope so :D

GollyLou
10-10-2007, 04:10 PM
I would love to go to Australia and not only for the tennis. Parts of it looks so amazing.

... But also for the tennis, I cannot lie. :lol:

Jess, that first picture is beautiful. :)

Tytta!.
10-10-2007, 04:15 PM
Australian Open. :hearts: :lol: Could be a nice excuse to go. ;)

GollyLou
10-10-2007, 04:33 PM
:lol: Exactly! I'd love to go to the AO so why not combine it?

I wish I still had my Hawaii pictues. I blame technology and my stupid eternal hard drive for eating them all.

Deboogle!.
10-10-2007, 04:51 PM
I went to sleep after my previous post in this thread. It was 7 a.m. in Poland... yes, I like to sit at the computer in the night :banana:haha! OK, I just had to ask :)

These pictures are some of my favorite pictures from Poros. I'd love to see more of the Greek Isles ;) Poros was the only island in my itinerary :p

http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/30/31/6/76/74/2760676740093107103NsVdjB_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2760676740093107103NsVdjB)http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/62/162/8/70/74/2955870740093107103VfGuhH_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2955870740093107103VfGuhH)http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/63/163/9/96/24/2938996240093107103wEECWX_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2938996240093107103wEECWX)


:inlove:OMG JESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I guess the day I get to Santorini, I will have to hit this place too LOL

Australia sigh and to go to the tennis there BUT as it takes soooooooo long from where I live I doubt I will ever get there but you never know.Well it's far form EVERYONE so don't worry :D If you want to go, you will go. Australia is my #1 dream place too, my mom wanted me to go there for my big trip instead of Europe but I wanted to get the hectic Europe trip out of the way!

Because now I'm going through all my travel pictures, I have another favorite picture of mine from Rome :inlove:

http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/59/159/0/49/75/2634049750093107103IPmtnv_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2634049750093107103IPmtnv)

http://thumb3.webshots.net/t/36/37/9/18/16/2919918160093107103BWbfzJ_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/2919918160093107103BWbfzJ)

In that one of the Trevi fountain, I have no clue what my camera did to make the sky look that awesome shade of blue :rolls:

I'm kind of a weird picture taker.. I like attempting to take "abstract" looking shots.. like this one of the Louvre.. sometimes they come out cool.. sometimes not. :lol:
Oh Jess that first one is great!! Is it from the Pincio hill? It kinda looks like it. I went up there to catch the sunset, and I was about 30-60 min too early I think :sobbing: And I am the same as you as trying to take weird shots. I took some in the London train station and things like that :lol: very nice pic of the Trevi, I didn't get the whole thing in one picture at night b/c it was too busy so I went back the next day:lol:

And there's so much to cover :( I would need a really long time. It probably won't really be feasible until I'm retired... but that would suck because I don't want to be too old to really do everything I want to do.Yeah that's true. Damn maybe I should've done my 6 weeks there :lol: Well you know you can always do it in parts. don't *have* to see the whole thing at once. Maybe that's what we'll have to do haha

I wish I still had my Hawaii pictues. I blame technology and my stupid eternal hard drive for eating them all.awwwwwww :hug:

Tytta!.
10-10-2007, 04:54 PM
:lol: Exactly! I'd love to go to the AO so why not combine it?

I wish I still had my Hawaii pictues. I blame technology and my stupid eternal hard drive for eating them all.

That's a great idea. :D

Awww, that sucks. :hug: I wanted to see! :awww:

GollyLou
10-10-2007, 04:58 PM
I wanted to see! :awww:

When my sister gets home I will steal some of hers because she's the only person left in the family who still has the photos from that vacation.

The first picture is from China, the second from near Phoenix, AZ. China was reaaaaally pretty but I don't know if I'd want to go again.

Tytta!.
10-10-2007, 05:00 PM
Whoa, I LOVE the first picture. :inlove:

savesthedizzle
10-10-2007, 05:04 PM
Yeah that's true. Damn maybe I should've done my 6 weeks there :lol: Well you know you can always do it in parts. don't *have* to see the whole thing at once. Maybe that's what we'll have to do haha

awwwwwww :hug:

But flights to Australia are soooo expensive :tape:

Whoa, I LOVE the first picture. :inlove:

Me too :hearts:

GlennMirnyi
10-10-2007, 05:11 PM
Not really. :p

:ras:

Tytta!.
10-10-2007, 05:17 PM
:ras:

What? It's true. :p

Deboogle!.
10-10-2007, 05:23 PM
really Jess? I admit I haven't even looked. Bummer :(

I LOVE the Phoenix area, Holly! Have you been up to Sedona! The prettiest place in the US as far as I'm concerned.

GollyLou
10-10-2007, 05:31 PM
Sedona was my FAVOURITE place. It's just so, so pretty with all the red rocks. I WISH I could go back and get some more photos because for some reason I didn't take that many with my digital camera. But I would never go in the summer again. It was just WAY too hot.

cobalt60
10-10-2007, 05:50 PM
Yeah :woohoo: A lovely thread to read on MTF :banana: Now if I just had the time;)
Hello lovely young people :wavey:

Tytta!.
10-10-2007, 05:55 PM
Suuueee! :hug: :kiss: Welcome! :banana:

cobalt60
10-10-2007, 06:03 PM
Thanks :D
reading through all the posts and pictures I agree with everyone :lol:
Everyone is pretty; gorgeous places in the world to see ( to bad work and responsibilities get in the way;) ), and Porto A would be a place to visit :yeah:

GlennMirnyi
10-10-2007, 06:12 PM
What? It's true. :p



NOT!

Tytta!.
10-10-2007, 06:14 PM
NOT!

:rolleyes:

Bah, whatever. :p :ras:

kaylee
10-10-2007, 07:37 PM
There are mnay parts of the US that I would still like to visit. Arizona, Nevada are 2of the States I would like to go to. The Far East is amazing I espcially liked Thailand and would go there again!

GollyLou
10-10-2007, 07:55 PM
I would DEFINITELY recommend Arizona. It's one of my favourite states I've visited. :inlove: There is just so much to see.

Deboogle!.
10-10-2007, 11:47 PM
Arizona's my favorite, for sure. Not in the summer, perhaps! :lol:

cobalt60
10-10-2007, 11:51 PM
:hearts: I came home feeling blue and received 3 glorious big hugs like in Deb's siggie ( even broken bone and all;) ) THAT is what life is all about.

cobalt60
10-10-2007, 11:52 PM
Maine is awfully nice; especially in the summer;)

Chris 84
10-10-2007, 11:57 PM
Do dirty Glasgow tenements count? They are pretty to me :p

http://www.bennettaudio.co.uk/tourpix/BFMVuk06/BFMV03.JPG

cobalt60
10-11-2007, 12:02 AM
^^
you should be ashamed of yourself;)

Deboogle!.
10-11-2007, 12:06 AM
:hearts: I came home feeling blue and received 3 glorious big hugs like in Deb's siggie ( even broken bone and all;) ) THAT is what life is all about.AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW :D Definitely :)

Chris 84
10-11-2007, 12:13 AM
^^
you should be ashamed of yourself;)

:sad: But nothing beats home sweet home :p

However, perhaps Havana is more pleasing on the eye :p

http://nanoobjetos.fmc.uam.es/users/plmcn7/pics/havana-harbor.jpg

cobalt60
10-11-2007, 12:14 AM
^^ I think you need some love boy;)

PinkFeatherBoa
10-11-2007, 01:29 AM
Beautiful photos everyone! Makes me yearn to be travelling.
I have a lot of dream destinations but my ultimate dream is to go to Japan- I have a 1 in 24 chance of going next summer for free! I shall carry on hoping anyway.


Two of my faaaavourite cathedrals I have visited, St Basel's in Moscow and the Notre Dame Sacre Coeur in Paris. :inlove: (I am an idiot, thanks PinkFeatherBoa!)

You're welcome. :) It's a lovely photo though, got me in the mood for going back to one of my favourite cities (nearly two weeks away, woot!).

Anyway, whilst I'm here, I might as well share a photo or two and seeing as I spied Glasgow in this thread, you may as well have some Cardiff! :p Oh and yet another Paris (it's tiny though meh).

snaillyyy
10-11-2007, 02:03 AM
Oh wow, Hi all:wavey: Love this thread already. All those beautiful pictures make me want to take a trip right NOW :lol: The only problem is, where to start :p

Tytta!.
10-11-2007, 02:19 AM
I know, Carole! :lol: I wouldn't know where to start either! :haha: :help:

snaillyyy
10-11-2007, 02:23 AM
Unlimited time and money and we will do it all :lol:

Deboogle!.
10-11-2007, 02:28 AM
That's the beauty of it. No matter where you start, it'd be awesome :D because the world is awesome :D

Tytta!.
10-11-2007, 02:33 AM
How deep, Deb. :p

snaillyyy
10-11-2007, 02:35 AM
That's the beauty of it. No matter where you start, it'd be awesome :D because the world is awesome :D
Isn't that the truth ! :D I think I am going to start in the Greek Islands.
This just looks like an awesome place to relax :hearts:

Tytta!.
10-11-2007, 02:38 AM
I'm gonig to whoreland first, Carole. ;) :p

Deboogle!.
10-11-2007, 02:38 AM
Isn't that the truth ! :D I think I am going to start in the Greek Islands.
This just looks like an awesome place to relax :hearts:That looks like Santorini, the place I have on my top 3 dream destinations :inlove: Can't disagree with that selection! :yeah:

MisterQ
10-11-2007, 02:40 AM
That's the beauty of it. No matter where you start, it'd be awesome :D because the world is awesome :D

Even Indiana?

snaillyyy
10-11-2007, 02:41 AM
I'm gonig to whoreland first, Carole. ;) :p
How could I forget about that one...my apologies!

That looks like Santorini, the place I have on my top 3 dream destinations :inlove: Can't disagree with that selection! :yeah:
It looks so peaceful and beautiful.. I always wanted to go back to Salzburg too.

Deboogle!.
10-11-2007, 02:44 AM
Even Indiana?There must be something pretty in Indiana!

Tytta!.
10-11-2007, 02:44 AM
I know, I didn't expect it from you! :eek:

Q!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :kiss: :banana: :crazy:

MisterQ
10-11-2007, 02:47 AM
There must be something pretty in Indiana!


http://www.poster.net/meis-georges/meis-georges-santorini-village-2203922.jpg


Indiana has its share of gleaming white castles.

http://www.repp-mundt.com/images/wtcastle.jpg

Deboogle!.
10-11-2007, 02:50 AM
Indiana has its share of gleaming white castles.

http://www.repp-mundt.com/images/wtcastle.jpgOMFG!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAAHAH!!!!!!!!! :bowdown: :worship: :haha:


Carole, did you see the show Giada did from Santorini? :D

Tytta!.
10-11-2007, 02:50 AM
Q, I love you. :worship: :haha:

snaillyyy
10-11-2007, 02:53 AM
Holycrap Q :haha: :spit: :haha: :spit: Love you, the end.

:awww: No I didn't Deb, I bet it was great. I love to watch her show. Was it a recent episode?

Re, Check pm's please :)

Deboogle!.
10-11-2007, 02:58 AM
She did a couple shows called "Giada in Paradise" they were 1-hour specials. One was the Island of Capri off the Italy mainland and the other was Santorini. Both episodes were awesome but Santorini looked like a better place than Capri, so beautiful :sobbing:

Tytta!.
10-11-2007, 03:00 AM
I just did, Carole! :kiss: Going to reply now. :D

snaillyyy
10-11-2007, 03:01 AM
She did a couple shows called "Giada in Paradise" they were 1-hour specials. One was the Island of Capri off the Italy mainland and the other was Santorini. Both episodes were awesome but Santorini looked like a better place than Capri, so beautiful :sobbing:
Since they repeat things so many times :lol: I am going to have to watch out for the rerun.


I just did, Carole! :kiss: Going to reply now. :D

:kiss:

Deboogle!.
10-11-2007, 03:01 AM
Definitely :lol: I'm sure they'll show it again sometime! :lol:

snaillyyy
10-11-2007, 03:05 AM
Well goodnight all :kiss: I am going to set off and drive back to my house, talk to you tomorrow.:wavey:

Tytta!.
10-11-2007, 03:09 AM
Have a safe trip back home, sweetie! :hug: Miss you! :hug:

GollyLou
10-11-2007, 08:37 AM
So many pretty pictures. :inlove: Except maybe that Glasgow one. ;) (Though I love Glasgow itself.) When I get home tonight I will meet your Glasgow and Cardiff pictures and raise you some photos of London. :)

merce
10-11-2007, 11:01 AM
I visited Istanbul and loved it :)


http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/4443/p1000584rf0.th.jpg (http://img340.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1000584rf0.jpg)

Hagia Sofia

http://img192.imagevenue.com/loc519/th_97228_P1000596_122_519lo.JPG (http://img192.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=97228_P1000596_122_519lo.JPG)
The Blue Mosque

http://img133.imagevenue.com/loc14/th_96834_P1010232_122_14lo.JPG (http://img133.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=96834_P1010232_122_14lo.JPG)

View of the city

savesthedizzle
10-11-2007, 11:49 AM
Speaking of London, this is one of the coolest ever ducks I've ever seen, which I spotted in London ;)

http://thumb1.webshots.net/t/30/30/6/46/65/317364665ClVbUT_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1317364665051580661ClVbUT)

FiBeR
10-11-2007, 11:51 AM
today im gonna watch La Dolce Bita de Federico Fellini :)

Tytta!.
10-11-2007, 01:32 PM
Merce, great pictures! :hearts:

Jess, the duck! :spit:

Have fun. Ray! :hug:

merce
10-11-2007, 01:47 PM
Re :hug:

this is a lovely thread :)

Tytta!.
10-11-2007, 01:52 PM
I'm glad you like it! :hug:
Hope to see you around here a lot. ;) :angel:

merce
10-11-2007, 01:56 PM
i'll do my best

Speaking of London, this is one of the coolest ever ducks I've ever seen, which I spotted in London ;)

http://thumb1.webshots.net/t/30/30/6/46/65/317364665ClVbUT_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1317364665051580661ClVbUT)

that duck is colorful :hearts:

Deboogle!.
10-11-2007, 04:22 PM
Holy crap that bird! That's amazing! and I thought my pink pigeon in Amsterdam was cool :lol:

GollyLou
10-11-2007, 04:54 PM
Speaking of London, this is one of the coolest ever ducks I've ever seen, which I spotted in London ;)

http://thumb1.webshots.net/t/30/30/6/46/65/317364665ClVbUT_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1317364665051580661ClVbUT)

Awwww! That's such a cute and colourful ducky. :D

So, below is London today (except the first picture which was taken... two years ago). It was actually sunny. The second picture is this tiny non-touristy part called the Trinity Veterans Park (I think) but it's so pretty and quiet except when all the business people go to each their lunch there. :lol: :) And the last one is Leicester Square which is one of my favourite places to sit and watch people. :)

Tytta!.
10-11-2007, 04:56 PM
Awesome pictures! :worship:

I wanna go theeere :sobbing:

GollyLou
10-11-2007, 05:03 PM
I wanna go theeere :sobbing:

:hug: :hug: I'm sure you will one day. :)

I finally found a picture of Hawaii! I took this from our hotel window. Every beach there looked like a postcard.

Deboogle!.
10-11-2007, 05:07 PM
LONDON! :inlove: HAWAII! :inlove:

Tytta!.
10-11-2007, 05:08 PM
Oh, wow. :eek: I love it! :worship:
And I hope I can get to go some day. :sobbing: :awww:

Lee
10-11-2007, 05:20 PM
When my sister gets home I will steal some of hers because she's the only person left in the family who still has the photos from that vacation.

The first picture is from China, the second from near Phoenix, AZ. China was reaaaaally pretty but I don't know if I'd want to go again.


Is the pic from Arizona near Pinnacle Peak?

GollyLou
10-11-2007, 05:23 PM
Is the pic from Arizona near Pinnacle Peak?

:lol: Yep. I don't know where exactly but it was somewhere near there. LOTS of pretty scenery. :inlove:

Lee
10-11-2007, 05:30 PM
For people who love Sedona.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Family/th_DSCN1732.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Family/DSCN1732.jpg)

Lee
10-11-2007, 05:33 PM
:lol: Yep. I don't know where exactly but it was somewhere near there. LOTS of pretty scenery. :inlove:

And here's a pic of the sunset near that area

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/th_DSCN1788.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/DSCN1788.jpg)

GollyLou
10-11-2007, 05:34 PM
For people who love Sedona.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/th_DSCN1732.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/DSCN1732.jpg)

:inlove: :inlove: I could spend like a week there just taking photos.

Deboogle!.
10-11-2007, 05:39 PM
For people who love Sedona.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/th_DSCN1732.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/DSCN1732.jpg)AH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :inlove:

And here's a pic of the sunset near that area

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/th_DSCN1788.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/DSCN1788.jpg)OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG GGGG :hearts: I love Arizona!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lee
10-11-2007, 05:39 PM
:inlove: :inlove: I could spend like a week there just taking photos.

I go there every year. :lol:

Lee
10-11-2007, 05:43 PM
This is Chiricahua. At the SE corner of Arizona.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Family/th_DSCN1719.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Family/DSCN1719.jpg)

Lee
10-11-2007, 05:45 PM
AH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :inlove:

OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :hearts: I love Arizona!!!!!!!!!!!!

10 hours drive for you, Deb! ;)

And the 2nd pic is 5 minutes walk for me.

GollyLou
10-11-2007, 05:46 PM
And the 2nd pic was 5 minutes walk for me.

:o *jealous*

Deboogle!.
10-11-2007, 05:56 PM
10 hours drive for you, Deb! ;)

And the 2nd pic is 5 minutes walk for me.ohhhh Arizona is less than 10 hours! Google maps says it's 6 hours from my address to Scottsdale :rocker2:

This is La Jolla which is near San Diego - this was the view from our hotel room when we went for Davis Cup last year

http://b5.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/00602/54/77/602597745_l.jpg




And this is corona del Mar in Orange County

http://a350.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/17/l_d8e6a3e97c77e26c284928f3d874e835.jpg

Lee
10-11-2007, 05:59 PM
ohhhh Arizona is less than 10 hours! Google maps says it's 6 hours from my address to Scottsdale :rocker2:


I forgot why I keep thinking it's 10 hours. It's about 5 hours (including stops for me) to Indian Wells.

Deboogle!.
10-11-2007, 06:00 PM
I forgot why I keep thinking it's 10 hours. It's about 5 hours (including stops for me) to Indian Wells.Yeah that sounds about right, IW is 90 min or so closer to you, with stops I am sure it would take longer than 6 hours to get there. I guess I'll just have to drive over and go back someday :D

Lee
10-11-2007, 06:06 PM
Yeah that sounds about right, IW is 90 min or so closer to you, with stops I am sure it would take longer than 6 hours to get there. I guess I'll just have to drive over and go back someday :D

The day is still a bit warm but it's really :cool: around sunset now.

GollyLou
10-11-2007, 06:07 PM
That beach in Orange County looks really nice. :) It's such a nice picture too.

Lee
10-11-2007, 06:15 PM
From the hot hot hot Sonoran Desert to the cool cool cool Rocky Mountains.

Columbia Icefield, One of the many glacier lakes in Banff National Park and the mountain.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Family/th_DSCN1297.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Family/DSCN1297.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Family/th_DSCN1306.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Family/DSCN1306.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Family/th_DSCN1309.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Family/DSCN1309.jpg)

GollyLou
10-11-2007, 06:22 PM
Mountains!!!! Snow!!!!

Lee
10-11-2007, 06:24 PM
Mountains!!!! Snow!!!!

Not snow in the first pic. Millions years old ice. ;)

Lee
10-11-2007, 06:27 PM
Cross section of a glacier

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Family/th_DSCN1210.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Family/DSCN1210.jpg)

Lee
10-11-2007, 06:31 PM
Angel Glacier. The second pic was moi and my boy climbed up the foot of that glacier. Underneath those rocks, pure non-contaminated ice. The cave about us was hollow and a slip there would drop you about 20ft into ice-cold water. You won't died from the fall but of hypothermia. :p

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Family/th_DSCN1193.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Family/DSCN1193.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Family/th_DSCN1213.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Family/DSCN1213.jpg)

Deboogle!.
10-11-2007, 06:32 PM
That beach in Orange County looks really nice. :) It's such a nice picture too.it was pretty nice! The day we were there (my cousins live down there and took me), there was a wedding! So these are.... the first 2 are Indian Wells at the tennis, and the second 2 are more Corona del Mar

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/debstah/th_P1010725.jpg (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/debstah/P1010725.jpg)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/debstah/th_P1000801.jpg (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/debstah/P1000801.jpg)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/debstah/th_134303.jpg (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/debstah/134303.jpg)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/debstah/th_133043.jpg (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/debstah/133043.jpg)

savesthedizzle
10-11-2007, 06:34 PM
London :hearts:

Makes me so excited for my trip :D :D :D

cobalt60
10-11-2007, 07:09 PM
London :hearts:

Makes me so excited for my trip :D :D :D

I'm excited for you too :woohoo:

Lossi
10-11-2007, 07:35 PM
London :hearts:

Makes me so excited for my trip :D :D :D

Jess is coming to see us all! :D

http://www.regent-holidays.co.uk/images/belgrade1.jpg

I wanna go back home :sad:

I also want Golly to post some of those Montreal pics I KNOW she has :p

GollyLou
10-11-2007, 07:41 PM
I wanna go back home :sad:

My home is better. :P

http://www.cordonbleu.edu/Pictures/3004617London.gif

My home which is not my home. Not my ACTUAL home because there is nothing where I live.

Fiiiiiine. I will post some Montreal pictures.

PinkFeatherBoa
10-11-2007, 07:42 PM
Awwww! That's such a cute and colourful ducky. :D

So, below is London today (except the first picture which was taken... two years ago). It was actually sunny. The second picture is this tiny non-touristy part called the Trinity Veterans Park (I think) but it's so pretty and quiet except when all the business people go to each their lunch there. :lol: :) And the last one is Leicester Square which is one of my favourite places to sit and watch people. :)

Awww, I see someone else wanted to show off where they live! ;) I actually live in London too but I looked on my comp and for someone who loves taking pics I have hardly any of where I actually live. Maybe this thread will inspire me to go out and actively take some!

:hug: :hug: I'm sure you will one day. :)

I finally found a picture of Hawaii! I took this from our hotel window. Every beach there looked like a postcard.
Wow, beautiful! :hearts:

Speaking of London, this is one of the coolest ever ducks I've ever seen, which I spotted in London ;)

http://thumb1.webshots.net/t/30/30/6/46/65/317364665ClVbUT_th.jpg (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1317364665051580661ClVbUT)
I love that duck. :hearts:

Lossi
10-11-2007, 07:43 PM
My home is better. :P

http://www.cordonbleu.edu/Pictures/3004617London.gif

My home which is not my home. Not my ACTUAL home because there is nothing where I live.

Fiiiiiine. I will post some Montreal pictures.

...You have a Pizza Express. And Argos! :D

YAY! :cool: None with me in, or I hurts you. (Did we even take any photos with us in them? :rolls:)

GollyLou
10-11-2007, 07:59 PM
Awww, I see someone else wanted to show off where they live! ;) I actually live in London too but I looked on my comp and for someone who loves taking pics I have hardly any of where I actually live. Maybe this thread will inspire me to go out and actively take some!

Yeah, I know. At the moment I live just outside London but am planning to move in but had almost no photos of it. But I really hate feeling like a tourist there because it does actually feel like home. Still, it's nice to have some photos of a place I love. :)

GollyLou
10-11-2007, 08:09 PM
Montreal. :inlove: I never wanted to leave it... except maybe in the winter. I love snow but -50 would probably kill me off. :sobbing:

I AM POSTING A PICTURE OF YOU ANYWAY.:o

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63/holula/milapic.jpg

Lossi
10-11-2007, 08:16 PM
Montreal. :inlove: I never wanted to leave it... except maybe in the winter. I love snow but -50 would probably kill me off. :sobbing:

I AM POSTING A PICTURE OF YOU ANYWAY.:o

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63/holula/milapic.jpg

But you can walk underground :D

OMG YOU SUCK :o Although I look lovely and thin....but my hair hasn't been that short in years :(

Tytta!.
10-11-2007, 09:36 PM
I wanna go to Looooondon. :bigcry:

rocketassist
10-11-2007, 09:51 PM
The north >> The sarf.

Sure London is the big city and fairly pleasant to go sightseeing at but whenever I've visited I've found that they look down on 'northern monkeys' as being second class folk. If Wimbledon was Northern then you'd get proper fans buying the tickets and not the viscounts, lords and QCs.

Up here we have culture in our music, sport, history and landmarks to compete with the big city :) Try Manchester or Leeds, both cities are easily on a par with London. Not Liverpool though, last thing you want to be taught is how to break a car stereo, bindipping, hubcap stealing...etc

Deboogle!.
10-11-2007, 09:57 PM
The north >> The sarf.

Sure London is the big city and fairly pleasant to go sightseeing at but whenever I've visited I've found that they look down on 'northern monkeys' as being second class folk. If Wimbledon was Northern then you'd get proper fans buying the tickets and not the viscounts, lords and QCs.

Up here we have culture in our music, sport, history and landmarks to compete with the big city :) Try Manchester or Leeds, both cities are easily on a par with London. Not Liverpool though, last thing you want to be taught is how to break a car stereo, bindipping, hubcap stealing...etchey now, this is a thread trying to show that ALL places are great. No need to try to compete.

Lossi
10-11-2007, 09:57 PM
The north >> The sarf.

Sure London is the big city and fairly pleasant to go sightseeing at but whenever I've visited I've found that they look down on 'northern monkeys' as being second class folk. If Wimbledon was Northern then you'd get proper fans buying the tickets and not the viscounts, lords and QCs.

Up here we have culture in our music, sport, history and landmarks to compete with the big city :) Try Manchester or Leeds, both cities are easily on a par with London.

Nice stereotypes, go fuck yourself :yeah:

GollyLou
10-11-2007, 09:58 PM
The north >> The sarf.

Sure London is the big city and fairly pleasant to go sightseeing at but whenever I've visited I've found that they look down on 'northern monkeys' as being second class folk. If Wimbledon was Northern then you'd get proper fans buying the tickets and not the viscounts, lords and QCs.

Up here we have culture in our music, sport, history and landmarks to compete with the big city :) Try Manchester or Leeds, both cities are easily on a par with London.

My family are from the North and I'm originally from Derby but I've never found anyone look down on me.

If Wimbledon was in the North there'd be too much rain for the tournament ever to happen.

rocketassist
10-11-2007, 10:01 PM
My family are from the North and I'm originally from Derby but I've never found anyone look down on me.

If Wimbledon was in the North there'd be too much rain for the tournament ever to happen.

It doesn't rain anymore up here than darn sarf I'd imagine. Like when the flooding swarmed over the country places like High Wycombe and Oxford were getting soaked whilst up here in the wonderful Wirral peninsula which is in close proximity to the water, we never got a droplet.

Whereabouts do you live now?

rocketassist
10-11-2007, 10:04 PM
Nice stereotypes, go fuck yourself :yeah:

Just did.

rocketassist
10-11-2007, 10:07 PM
hey now, this is a thread trying to show that ALL places are great. No need to try to compete.

Of course, I just don't like the way the north is completely ignored by the outside world and that London is the ONLY city.

But London for sightseeing is great, I've been on the London Eye and the bridge and to the intimidating New Den. :)

GollyLou
10-11-2007, 10:14 PM
Of course, I just don't like the way the north is completely ignored by the outside world and that London is the ONLY city.

... Except I never claimed that. I just don't have any pictures of the north of England because I haven't visited anywhere worth mentioning in a while.

It doesn't rain anymore up here than darn sarf I'd imagine.

The south-east of England is the driest part of the country, and Wimbledon falls into that category. Yes, there is some extreme weather such as the flooding, but flooding isn't JUST caused by rainfall, it's caused by low land too, which the Oxford area (and parts of the Midlands) are. And London is one of the driest cities in Europe.

Lossi
10-11-2007, 10:14 PM
Just did.

Beware of carpal tunnel dude :awww:

rocketassist
10-11-2007, 10:17 PM
... Except I never claimed that. I just don't have any pictures of the north of England because I haven't visited anywhere worth mentioning in a while.

I wasn't having a go at you. Just trying to point out there's some places up here that any travellers in this thread would find interesting. Especially the music scene.

Beware of carpal tunnel dude :awww:

It's easily avoided.

I was joking about Liverpool, so if it annoyed you don't be offended.

It's culture capital next year so it obviously has something.

Deboogle!.
10-11-2007, 10:20 PM
So look, isn't Lisbon lovely? :)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1179/998184738_d76f8600d7.jpg

rocketassist
10-11-2007, 10:21 PM
Is the pacific ocean in the background or is the blue thing a roof?

Tytta!.
10-11-2007, 10:22 PM
LISBON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :hearts:

Deboogle!.
10-11-2007, 10:25 PM
do you know where portugal is? :awww:

GollyLou
10-11-2007, 10:27 PM
Prettttty. :hearts: I really want to go to Lisbon now. And Spain again. Spain was beautiful. :inlove:

Tytta!.
10-11-2007, 10:28 PM
near brasil it seems :awww:

Lossi
10-11-2007, 10:30 PM
near brasil it seems :awww:

...I guess both countries speak Portuguese, but really...:o

Jelena
10-11-2007, 10:38 PM
So look, isn't Lisbon lovely? :)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1179/998184738_d76f8600d7.jpg
:hearts: I wanna go there and practice my Portuguese.
do you know where portugal is? :awww:
In the southwest of Europe, it makes the western border of Spain. :D
...I guess both countries speak Portuguese, but really...:o
look above. :)

rocketassist
10-11-2007, 10:40 PM
Prettttty. :hearts: I really want to go to Lisbon now. And Spain again. Spain was beautiful. :inlove:

Did you go to Barcelona?

One of my dad's best friends (a Catalan Spaniard) who he knew for a long time lived in Berga, one of the provinces. I went and stayed a few times. The weather was great and the family was just fantastic. I got to visit the Nou Camp and see the great brasileiro Ronaldo train! This was before I had the horrid bumpy flight that now stops me from boarding a plane. :o

Sadly my dad's friend passed away in July of multiple organ failure.

But he will still continue to visit the family whom the friendship is very special.

I've also been to Malaga(Calahonda) which was in 1994 and I was six or seven years old at the time and my dad had made plans to move away at the time. I remember Bar Bananas on the Meditteranean coast where an Irish band used to play and I used to dance to their tunes despite being a little mite :awww:

I went to two theme parks as well, first one was Tivoli in Benalmadena, and I remember vaguely (this was so long ago) the electric bull ride, getting on it and not coming off despite its best efforts.

In 2002 I went to Port Aventura, a park south of Barcelona. What I remembered so fondly about this was this photo taken when going down the flume. I looked the most freakish I had ever looked in my life, looking like a terrified boy as the flume went down and my dad decided to keep it as a truly embarrassing moment for me.

I've also been to Mallorca in Palma, stayed in the city centre for a month (December 2000) when my dad was attempting to move again. He's 51 now and wants to spend his golden years there but he's still here :lol: I hated spending Christmas away from friends but the relaxing apartment and sunny weather made up for that as I chomped on my cereal supper gazing into the night sky watching planes take off from Palma airport on the southern peninsula opposite.

Spain = home to some of my most unforgettable memories, the one that sticks out was as a six year old, when my dad was staying behind in Spain, I was weeping and crying in his arms at the airport, before me and my mom and two year old sister went through the check in to board.

Tytta!.
10-11-2007, 10:42 PM
...I guess both countries speak Portuguese, but really...:o

:haha:

rocketassist
10-12-2007, 12:01 AM
I meant atlantic, really really poor geography owwwwwww :o :o :o :o

MisterQ
10-12-2007, 02:05 AM
The highlight of my world travels: life-sized Michael Jackson at the Marzipan Museum of Szentendre, Hungary.

http://www.andycarvin.com/photos/PICT1060.JPG

cobalt60
10-12-2007, 02:05 AM
Sorry but although I love Marzipan, I would get sick eating MJ :p

MisterQ
10-12-2007, 02:09 AM
Another highlight for me was the world's largest concrete Easter basket, on the banks of Lake Erie in Lorain, Ohio. Behold! :hearts: :yippee:

http://www.sculpturecenter.org/img/norm/00227.jpg

Deboogle!.
10-12-2007, 02:18 AM
Matt, you're amazing :worship:

Jelena
10-12-2007, 09:04 AM
Sorry but although I love Marzipan, I would get sick eating MJ :p
I second that.

GollyLou
10-12-2007, 09:43 AM
The highlight of my world travels: life-sized Michael Jackson at the Marzipan Museum of Szentendre, Hungary.

Another highlight for me was the world's largest concrete Easter basket, on the banks of Lake Erie in Lorain, Ohio. Behold! :hearts: :yippee:

:haha: :haha:

That MJ statue is just disturbing.

stealthisnick
10-12-2007, 12:59 PM
My home is better. :P

http://www.cordonbleu.edu/Pictures/3004617London.gif



My home city is even better.
As you can see here (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=6114090&postcount=2)

(even if La Dolce Vita is about Rome, not Florence)

buddyholly
10-12-2007, 02:01 PM
The highlight of my world travels: life-sized Michael Jackson at the Marzipan Museum of Szentendre, Hungary.

http://www.andycarvin.com/photos/PICT1060.JPG

Oh, how sweet!

Tytta!.
10-12-2007, 02:28 PM
Q :worship:

Lee
10-12-2007, 05:04 PM
Another highlight for me was the world's largest concrete Easter basket, on the banks of Lake Erie in Lorain, Ohio. Behold! :hearts: :yippee:


:inlove:

GollyLou
10-15-2007, 06:58 PM
Because there are never enough pretty things...

One of my favourite places I've visited, Moscow. :inlove: :inlove: I'd love to go back some day.

Deboogle!.
10-15-2007, 07:01 PM
omg that second picture, what is that of! :hearts:

GollyLou
10-15-2007, 07:03 PM
It's St. Basel's cathedral in Red Square. If it's possible it's more colourful when you're up close. But the sky really was that blue. :D :hearts:

Lossi
10-15-2007, 07:03 PM
Because there are never enough pretty things...

One of my favourite places I've visited, Moscow. :inlove: :inlove: I'd love to go back some day.

PRETTY :hearts:

I have relatives in Moscow, why am I not using them as an excuse to visit? :lol:

Deboogle!.
10-15-2007, 07:07 PM
It's St. Basel's cathedral in Red Square. If it's possible it's more colourful when you're up close. But the sky really was that blue. :D :hearts:Awesome :hearts: It's kind of like the Pena Palace in Sintra Portugal! (bigger file was too big pfffft)

GollyLou
10-15-2007, 07:08 PM
... Because then you'd have to see your relatives? :p

Tytta!.
10-15-2007, 09:58 PM
Great pictures, Holly and Deb. :hearts:

justClaudia
10-15-2007, 11:54 PM
Awesome :hearts: It's kind of like the Pena Palace in Sintra Portugal! (bigger file was too big pfffft)

Aww that's just lovely Deb.

And to think I work really close to the Palace and hardly look at it. Shame on me. :o

Tytta!.
10-15-2007, 11:58 PM
Claudinha! :kiss:

Deboogle!.
10-16-2007, 12:08 AM
Aww that's just lovely Deb.

And to think I work really close to the Palace and hardly look at it. Shame on me. :o:eek: :eek: :eek: LUCKY YOU!!!!!!!! I wish you had been there when we were there! :awww:

I loved Sintra so much, and Cascais, and Lisbon! Really, now that I think about it, I think Lisbon and surrounding cities were really one of my faves on my trip!

justClaudia
10-16-2007, 12:16 AM
Claudinha! :kiss:

Rê :kiss:

:eek: :eek: :eek: LUCKY YOU!!!!!!!! I wish you had been there when we were there! :awww:

I loved Sintra so much, and Cascais, and Lisbon! Really, now that I think about it, I think Lisbon and surrounding cities were really one of my faves on my trip!

Yes, that would've been great. Maybe next time ..or maybe when I tour the US, who knows. :lol:

Can't believe you were in Cascais! that's where I live. :angel: Was the weather good when you came? Because we had a weird August.

I'm glad you liked it here.

Deboogle!.
10-16-2007, 12:36 AM
Rê :kiss:



Yes, that would've been great. Maybe next time ..or maybe when I tour the US, who knows. :lol:

Can't believe you were in Cascais! that's where I live. :angel: Was the weather good when you came? Because we had a weird August.

I'm glad you liked it here.ohhhhhhhh MY!!!!!!!!!!!!! really!?!?! I LOVED CASCAIS!!!!!!! omg, i got these pastries in this little shop on a side street.... WAIT I photographed it :rolls: The wrapper says "Bijou Pastelaria" Ohhhh it was so lovely :drool:

the weather in Portugal was GLORIOUS, if a little too hot. It was low 30s every day, and i don't know if we saw a cloud in the whole 5 days!

You have a really beautiful country :hug: It was so special for me to see the Atlantic Ocean from the "other side" for the first time :)

Maybe you would enjoy seeing all my Cascais and Sintra pictures to see how a crazy American tourist sees your hometown? ;) Anyway here they are if you are interested :) http://www.flickr.com/gp/9850214@N03/0392uD

justClaudia
10-16-2007, 01:04 AM
Is that a 'brigadeiro', the pastry? Looks like one, and if so, it's GREEEAT. :lol:

Can't believe you were here for five days and I missed you!

awww, I'm really glad you liked it here. :hug: I suppose I'm lucky to live here yeah, in a way. And I'll definitely go through all your pictures, tomorrow. Cause now it's bed time. :D

Tytta!.
10-16-2007, 01:23 AM
brigadeiro :drool:

Deboogle!.
10-16-2007, 02:08 AM
Is that a 'brigadeiro', the pastry? Looks like one, and if so, it's GREEEAT. :lol: I don't remember what it was called, it was a little ball of like uh, well I called it "chocolate goo" :lol: with the little candy sprinkles on it. Whatever it was, it was goooooood. I also bought a slice of some kind of cake but I forget exactly what it was. :drool:

Can't believe you were here for five days and I missed you!me too! :awww: I thought for some reason, you weren't going to be there when we were there, or at least when it came up in a chat that's what we said. But like you said maybe next time :)

awww, I'm really glad you liked it here. :hug: I suppose I'm lucky to live here yeah, in a way. And I'll definitely go through all your pictures, tomorrow. Cause now it's bed time. :DI really did :D Sometimes we don't appreciate the things right near us I think.... I grew up in one of the nicest parts of the US but didn't really appreciate it til I moved away to uglier places ;) That link was just one of the days - the day we did Sintra and Cascais - I can give you the links for the other 4 days tomorrow if you really want :lol:

Lossi
10-17-2007, 04:59 PM
... Because then you'd have to see your relatives? :p

...Yes, but I like the relatives that live in Moscow :rolls: The ones I don't like are mostly in Serbia :o

Nadie
10-17-2007, 06:50 PM
Because there are never enough pretty things...

One of my favourite places I've visited, Moscow. :inlove: :inlove: I'd love to go back some day.

:wavey:

great photos :yeah: they just remind me of the beauty of the city where I live.. I guess you just stop notice all this beauty when you are here 24/7 :rolleyes: although I prefer St.-Petersburg to Moscow :angel:

Tytta!.
10-17-2007, 06:55 PM
nadie! :hug: moscow must be lovely. :hearts:

Deboogle!.
10-23-2007, 12:23 AM
So this is my new travel obsession, the Mayan Riviera of Mexico especially the ruins of Tulum. The best part is that airfare direct from LA to Cancun is pretty cheap and hotels are DIRT Cheap.

http://i1.trekearth.com/photos/2437/tulum2.jpg

Tytta!.
10-23-2007, 12:25 AM
:inlove:

Nadie
10-23-2007, 08:11 AM
:worship: :worship: Deb :yeah:

well I am in St.-Petersburg at the moment ;) :inlove: oh I love this city :angel: :angel: :angel: despite of weather :lol: :rain: :rain: :rain:

Some pictures will follow :bounce: :bounce:

Tytta!.
10-23-2007, 02:10 PM
:worship: :worship: Deb :yeah:

well I am in St.-Petersburg at the moment ;) :inlove: oh I love this city :angel: :angel: :angel: despite of weather :lol: :rain: :rain: :rain:

Some pictures will follow :bounce: :bounce:

We are looking forward to see them! :smooch:

Deboogle!.
10-23-2007, 04:29 PM
Yes Nadie please post lots and lots of pretty pictures! :D:D:D

Tytta!.
10-23-2007, 04:36 PM
One of pretty things in life *points to avatar*

:hearts: ;)

Deboogle!.
10-23-2007, 04:39 PM
Re :lol: :lol:

Tytta!.
10-23-2007, 04:41 PM
yes?

ARE YOU LAUGHING AT ME?

Bye :sad:

Deboogle!.
10-23-2007, 04:42 PM
No I am not and you know that :)

Tytta!.
10-23-2007, 08:15 PM
No I am not and you know that :)

:awww:

Nadie
10-24-2007, 08:34 AM
I cannot see your avy Re :( :devil: :fiery: damn cybercafe with low speed internet :o :lol:

Tytta!.
10-24-2007, 02:16 PM
Awww. :hug: That sucks. :sad:
It's Fabrice! :hearts:

snaillyyy
10-24-2007, 11:27 PM
I think you classify that as one of your pretty things, right Re? ;)

Tytta!.
10-25-2007, 01:22 AM
Of course! :) :) :)
HI QUEEN! :worship:

ClaudiuS
10-25-2007, 01:30 AM
Travels :hearts:

ClaudiuS
10-25-2007, 01:30 AM
Sea Food :hearts:

Tytta!.
10-25-2007, 01:54 AM
Hey Claudio! :D Nice to see you around! :D

Deboogle!.
10-25-2007, 02:12 AM
Claudio found our thread:banana: post some of your pretty pictures in here :hearts:

snaillyyy
10-25-2007, 02:29 AM
Of course! :) :) :)
HI QUEEN! :worship:
Hi BOSS QUEEN :kiss:

Pretty pictures, love pretty pictures!

Tytta!.
10-25-2007, 12:43 PM
We do love pretty pictures. :D

Fee
11-01-2007, 01:32 AM
I don't want your thread to get lost. It's a happy, positive thread with pretty pictures. :)

Deboogle!.
11-01-2007, 03:52 AM
Thanks fee!

have i posted my new travel obsession? I dunno! Anyway it's the Mayan Ruins of Tulum, Mexico :D

Tytta!.
11-01-2007, 01:01 PM
That picture is amazing. :inlove:

Oh, and thanks Fee! :smooch:

ClaudiuS
11-01-2007, 01:30 PM
:wavey:

Can I post some pics here?

Tytta!.
11-01-2007, 01:33 PM
Of course you can, dear. :hug:

ClaudiuS
11-01-2007, 01:37 PM
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. I was there last year :)

http://www.pampeliska.cz/kultura/karlovarsky-kraj/images/pruvodce/obce/2329_1.jpg

http://czech-transport.com/images/Outlook%20of%20Karlovy%20Vary_big.jpg

Tytta!.
11-01-2007, 01:40 PM
Oh wow. :eek: :hearts: I'm sure you have many others to share, right? :angel: :lol:

ClaudiuS
11-01-2007, 01:40 PM
:awww: But I want to go here.. :p Prague :rocker2:

http://www.voyages-photos.fr/images/prague/prague02.jpg

ClaudiuS
11-01-2007, 01:42 PM
Have you heard about the Cathedral of Cologne in Germany? :)

Tytta!.
11-01-2007, 01:45 PM
:awww: But I want to go here.. :p Prague :rocker2:

http://www.voyages-photos.fr/images/prague/prague02.jpg

Must be a great place!

Have you heard about the Cathedral of Cologne in Germany? :)

Yeah :) I wanna go to Germany. :sad:

ClaudiuS
11-01-2007, 01:47 PM
at night :p :eek:

http://www.mediendatenbank.nrw.de/mediadatabase/1027591547-6976512-rohdaten.jpg

http://knapp-koeln.de/photos/Dom_DRI_03_250dpi_gerahmt.jpg

at day :p :eek:

http://www.markusschaub.de/coppermine/albums/ftp/Jakobsweg/AC-RS/normal_AC-RS%20094.JPG

Tytta!.
11-01-2007, 01:48 PM
OMG :eek: The ones at night :eek: I love them :hearts:

ClaudiuS
11-01-2007, 01:50 PM
Ulmer Münster, In the city of Ulm (Southern Germany) :eek:

http://www.glenn-ross.com/mumandkyla/part2/29ulmdom_big.jpg

Tytta!.
11-01-2007, 01:53 PM
Those pictures make me wanna visit Germany NOW. :sobbing:

ClaudiuS
11-01-2007, 01:56 PM
:hug:

Tytta!.
11-01-2007, 01:58 PM
:hug:

You can post as many pictures as you want here btw, you don't have to ask to do so :angel: :kiss:

MisterQ
11-01-2007, 02:05 PM
BEHOLD! The world's smallest church, Oneida, NY. :worship:

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/images/ny/NYONEchurch03.jpg

Built in 1989. Floor area 51"x81" (28.68 square feet) Seats 2 people. Non-denominational.

Tytta!.
11-01-2007, 02:07 PM
Q, the pic isn't showing up to me :sad:

MisterQ
11-01-2007, 02:10 PM
Q, the pic isn't showing up to me :sad:

:banana:

Tytta!.
11-01-2007, 02:13 PM
:banana:

Thank youuuuuuuuu :banana: :worship: :kiss:

It looks lovely, Q! :awww: :hearts:

ClaudiuS
11-01-2007, 02:37 PM
wooow!! :eek: :worship:

Deboogle!.
11-01-2007, 04:31 PM
OMG THOSE PICTURES!!!!!!!!! :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:

:inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

Tytta!.
11-01-2007, 04:32 PM
I KNOWWWWWWWWWW. :sobbing:

Nadie
11-01-2007, 04:41 PM
As I promised, some pictures of St.-Petersburg, Russia
(I go there every year to watch tennis lol :banana: )

some charming photos to begin with :inlove:

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/IMG_01481280x1024.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/IMG_7346_1024x768.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/03.jpg

Although I like the city I really hate the weather there :lol: It is always windy and rainy. :spit: The city is situated on islands, there are lots of rivers and canals, and the main river called Neva. Because of city location wind drifts water from Finnish Gulf into Neva. So flood happens there several times pro year :unsure: Last year I was there in the beginning of one, luckily it didn't serious hit the city :tape:


so look how it looks like :unsure: scary but beatufull
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/42614778.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/42614796.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/img6053bd6.jpg

ClaudiuS
11-01-2007, 04:44 PM
:eek: :yeah: Great Pics!

Thanks Nadie :hug:

Deboogle!.
11-01-2007, 04:47 PM
OMG Nadie that first photo is AMAZING :sobbing:

you guys are killin me here :p :sobbing:

Nadie
11-01-2007, 04:50 PM
:eek: :yeah: Great Pics!

Thanks Nadie :hug:

:kiss:

yeah, I wish I'd have a better camera than mine to take such pics.. because this city is amazing indeed!

ClaudiuS
11-01-2007, 05:06 PM
this is the view you can get, when you're going to Chile crossing the Andes mountains, in the winter-spring months period. :)

Nadie
11-01-2007, 05:16 PM
these snow-capped Andes are beautifil :yeah:


I saw photos of Chile from guys who travelled there to DC Russia-Chile earlier this year... your country is amazing! I want to visit it someday
:sobbing: :hug: it's so far from Russia

ClaudiuS
11-01-2007, 05:22 PM
these snow-capped Andes are beautifil :yeah:


I saw photos of Chile from guys who travelled there to DC Russia-Chile earlier this year... your country is amazing! I want to visit it someday
:sobbing: :hug: it's so far from Russia


Yes, it's :sad: I will loved also to visit Russia someday, specially to get into the amazing Moscow subway :eek:

so, you live in Moscow? your real name is Nadie o Nadia?

I'm Claudio, nice to meet you :wavey: :hug:

Deboogle!.
11-01-2007, 05:29 PM
omg claudio soooooooo beautiful :sobbing:

thanks guys for all your pics! :hug:

Nadie
11-01-2007, 06:04 PM
Nice to meet you Claudio :hug: my name is Nadia ;)

so here are some pics of subway in Moscow :) but I should notice that it looks nice only on pictures :haha:
the subway is totally overcrowded especially in rush hours :help: :tape:
and all these amazing stations were built about 50 years ago. Modern stations look all the same, they are rather boring and standard :rolleyes:

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/mtr0_03_170b.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/4554.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/950.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/959.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/986.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/4560.jpg

Deboogle!.
11-01-2007, 06:11 PM
holy crap, those are the SUBWAY stations!?!?! :sobbing:

Nadie
11-01-2007, 06:18 PM
yeah they are :lol: built in 1935-1950, smth like that
(:secret: History is my weak link :awww:

Nadie
11-01-2007, 06:19 PM
btw Deb I finally had time to look through your eurotrip blog :worship: :worship:
what an amazing trip you've made! :yeah: :banana:

ClaudiuS
11-01-2007, 06:38 PM
Nice pics, The architecture of the Subway stations in Moscow :worship:

Nadia :hug:

Deboogle!.
11-01-2007, 07:09 PM
btw Deb I finally had time to look through your eurotrip blog :worship: :worship:
what an amazing trip you've made! :yeah: :banana::eek: really?! Wow impressive that you looked through it :lol:

It was awesome. I think about it every day. I am already thinking about where to go next - not just Mexico, but in Europe again, I want to go back to some of the places I went, and I have so many new places I want to see! In fact, I have 3 distinct European trips I want to take that I have planned out in my head! :lol: :sobbing: I've decided as soon as I get a job, I will put a little bit of each paycheck into a special travel account, just for taking trips, and anytime my parents or anyone else ask what I want for presents, I'm going to say money for more traveling.

I knew I'd have a good time, but I didn't realize it would change my life :eek:

Tytta!.
11-01-2007, 08:08 PM
you guys are killin me here :p :sobbing:

Thanks captain.

Nadia, all those pictures are amazinggggggg. :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:
My sister's name is Nadia too btw :D

Thanks everyone for sharing pics :banana:

Nadie
11-01-2007, 08:34 PM
Deb :hug: I think every trip changes somehow our life ;) New places, new people, new culture, new exprience :drool: and when you are starting off you never know what and how is going to be changed :p That is just a trip magic, simple but power :)


Re :hug: in fact Nadia is a kind of diminutive from my name, which sounds soooooo difficult for non-Russian speakers :lol: although it is considered to be so beautiful, a bit rare nowadays and means "Hope" in Russian I hate it and prefer to be called Nadia :lol: :banana:



:secret: well as soon I finish my stupid translation work I'll show you some of my pics from Norway :aplot: :banana:

Tytta!.
11-01-2007, 08:40 PM
we are looknig forward to that :aplot:

Deboogle!.
11-01-2007, 08:46 PM
Deb :hug: I think every trip changes somehow our life ;) New places, new people, new culture, new exprience :drool: and when you are starting off you never know what and how is going to be changed :p That is just a trip magic, simple but power :) yes that's true, at least for me :D Some people i think don't travel with a good outlook, they want everything to be like home. For that, I say, what's the point!


Re :hug: in fact Nadia is a kind of diminutive from my name, which sounds soooooo difficult for non-Russian speakers :lol: although it is considered to be so beautiful, a bit rare nowadays and means "Hope" in Russian I hate it and prefer to be called Nadia :lol: :banana: well the nice thing about the internet is that we will call you whatever you want us too :haha: Nadia it is :D



:secret: well as soon I finish my stupid translation work I'll show you some of my pics from Norway :aplot: :banana:SCANDINAVIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I saw copenhagen and went into sweden for a day but one of those three future trips i was talking about is one through all of scandinaviaaaaa ohhhhhhhh I can't wait to see your pics of Norway :D:D:D