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Old 06-27-2007, 10:17 PM   #1
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something I'd like to see in person...

There are tons of amazing and beautiful places and works of art we've seen in pictures and on television but at some point there's always something lost in translation.

I've seen the Colosseum in books, but I assume that standing at the foot has much more impact. I've seen the ocean on both coasts and nothing compares to standing on the beach barefoot. I've seen just about every piece of artwork from the 19th century due to the amount of art history courses I took in college but the day I saw Van Gogh's Sunflowers in the Boston museum I was almost as blown away as the day I saw the Stanely Cup.

Pictures are nice, but the real thing is better.....

What must you see in person?

I have to see The Gates of Hell.....



by Rodin. He worked for 37 years on it and never saw it bronzed.

Is there anything that you simply must see in person??

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The Pyramids of Giza, Great Wall of China, Paris Hilton with a real job, Red Square, Mars. Too mant to list I guess.

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Old 06-27-2007, 11:14 PM   #3
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well I've seen the oldest town in the US, St. Augustine (very cool!)
I really want to see Gettysburg, I cant think of anything else right now
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The Oseberg ship.
The Stave churches of Norway.
The fjords of Norway from the deck of a long ship.
The old castles and monuments around Europe as an after thought.
I want to see where my ancestors came from.
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:02 AM   #7
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Dont hate tiny, but yes I would love to see those gates also.

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Old 06-28-2007, 12:24 AM   #9
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here's just one:



I love history, so my list is long of places to visit.
....and Gettysburg is one of my favorites
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here's just one:



I love history, so my list is long of places to visit.
....and Gettysburg is one of my favorites
Gotta love the natural wonders of the world.

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How are 4 faces carved into a mountain natural?
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that's ok, Lev.....I was going to let that one pass (I knew what ya meant)
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the King Tut exhibit was on the east coast recently, I would have loved to see that (darn school)
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:29 AM   #15
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Just before my Dad's passing last Dec. he wanted to take the trip of his life. A trip that he had envisioned, since his childhood. Call it the Nordic blood, or the wanderlust that seems to flow in our genes, but he wanted to take a trip into the Arctic circle. He did it, and within months of his return, he passed away. But at least his life long dream, became a reality. I was in awe, with the fact that he accomplished everything he wanted to do, and see, before he passed. The power of the mind, is incredible, and what he taught me was, hold on to your dreams. So fill up this thread, with your dreams, and "want too's", and live life to it's fullest. Great thread, Tiny, thanks for helping to create visions, in our lives.

I would love to see this great planet, from outer space. Too actually feel the incredible expance of the universe, and see how little we actually are, in comparison.
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I'd like also to see the Sistine Chapel. It intreges me to no end that Michelangelo had no desire to paint.




I guess the things I'd like to see center around art, but I'd also like to see the mediterranean.

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i´ve already seen this on a trip through northern norway some years ago.
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Due to having 2 sets of very cool parents that believed I should see many different things as a child I have had the chance to see most of the intense cultural and historical sites in the USA. Grand Canyon, Crazy Horse, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, Colonial America, historical battle fields etc....I have also gotten to visit some very cool places in Europe. I've swam in the English Channel etc.....

But the one thing I want to do before I die is go and explore Australia. I have no desire to ever visit Asia or Africa. I'd also like to visit South America and places like Brazil.
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Old 06-28-2007, 04:40 PM   #20
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X2 on Australia, I'd love to take my Jeep there with me, too!
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Jack you havn't seen the Grand Canyon yet?! You should make a trip to Monument Valley as well.






But I'd love to go see:

Ayers Rock



Leaning Tower of Pisa


Notre Dame:


Roman Coliseum:


Temple of Zeus & Panthenon
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i´ve already seen all the things here in europe.
a few month in australia is still a dream.
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No, AZ that was just a short list of some of the things I have seen in person here in the USA. By no stretch a complete list because my parents drug my butt all over the USA when I was a kid, hated it then, but appreciate it now because of what I've seen and done.

I've also gotten to see most of the pics you posted from Europe. The whole continent is one big history museum.

Ayers rock, The Great Barrier Reef etc.... Definitely on my list of things to do. I also wouldn't mind cruising the Panama Canal which my parents are doing in September.
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Awwwwww the Panama Canal......................another natural wonder.
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the King Tut exhibit was on the east coast recently, I would have loved to see that (darn school)
When I was in high school, The King Tut exhibit was in Seattle. Our art class took the 3 hour bus ride to see it. Absolutely amazing! If you get the chance again, go see it, even if you have to skip school!
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You've never seen the Aurora Borealis? We don't see it often but I have seen it several time, through out my life. It still inspires wonder.

I hope you all get to see and do the things you dream about.

For me, I'm like Jack. When I was a child, we spent our vacations seeing this great country. I'd like to do it again, now that I'm old enough to appreciate it and have children of my own to pass the wonder to.

I would like to see the Oseberg Ship, the Stave churches of Norway and the fjords of Norway from the deck of a long ship. These things are interesting to me but, I mostly want to see the look on Skeeter's face as he sees them.

I would also like to explore Ireland and Germany, the lands of my ancestors, and Australia, just because.

Blu, I'm glad your Dad got to make that last trip.
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grand canyon is pretty cool, ive gotten used to it living close to it. but if ur into it, u can ride a horse down it and raft all the way out of it. I was planning on doing it (its a couple days trip) but i saw it was over $3000 and thought about my jeep
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Scandinavia. Even though I love the United States and am a loyal patriot I am still trying to figure out why my ancesters left.





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Scandinavia. Even though I love the United States and am a loyal patriot I am still trying to figure out why my ancesters left.
Global warming...

Well, that and the desire to rape and pillage the neighboring villages.
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and also in more seriousness, i would like to see all the mountains and views in new zealand, as well as the grand canyon,

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