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Here’s the round-up of this week’s #TTOT on “Landmarks!”
Q1 via mapthegap: What’s the most unusual landmark you’ve seen?
hyperren: The bit of the Berlin Wall with all the chewed up gum on it. Fascinating, yet gross
OliOrtiz7: For me it has to be the Sagrada Familia! Still being built after so many years! And unusual looking
TravelingEditor: The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao – an architectural mystery
WillingFoot: The fingers coming out of the sand in Punta del Este, Uruguay
- ilivetotravel: The monkey head “statue” next to the bridge in Heidelberg
- kitwhelan: The golden, flaming poo in Japan is super weird
mrwhitepatch: Monument of a garlic in Bauang, La Union, Philipines
Q2 via Tours_By_Locals: What landmark would you most like to be photographed in front of?
davfel: The pyramids and sphinx in Giza
- _kateandrews: No doubt, the Bolivian Salt Flats. Nothing funnier than messing with perspective
- XperienceEg: Somewhere under water! probably the Thistlegorm near Sharm
latinAbroad: Me leaning on the Tower of Pisa. Cheesy, I know…but…but…
- MalloryOnTravel: Whatever is left of the ‘old station’ and South Pole ‘flag’ would do as the most desirable landmark to me
MiddleSeatView: The Treasury in Petra – I’ll get there someday
- raelinn_doty: Oooooh Machu Picchu would be awesome
- travelwithkat: I’d like to be photographed at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro! Although I’d rather be taking the photograph
- magellanpr: It would have to be the amazing Taj Mahal, India – an iconic landmark!
|Definitely one of MY favorite travel photos!|
utour: What’s the most over-rated landmark in your experience?
elle_croft: I’ve never found a landmark itself to be overrated, but the crowds and tourist traps surrounding them can tarnish an experience
- MyDLondon: The Hollywood Walk of Fame
lethers: The London Eye
- mikix10: The Statue of Liberty in New York… and the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen
CeceMelinda: Stonehenge was kind of disappointing – mostly because you can’t get very close anymore
- MirandasTravels: I’m gonna say it…Notre Dame. It pales in comparison to La Sainte Chapelle just down the street
the_HoliDaze: Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras. Fun for a few minutes, then boring, then annoying
NicoleTravelBug: Harbour Bridge and Opera House are over rated in my books
packDsuitcase: The Leaning Tower was pretty overrated… too many tourists and it’s a bit in the middle of nowhere
Q4 via TravelBlggr: What landmark best represents its city? Why?
kelaussie29: The Taj Mahal, The Gateway to India, The Golden Temple in Amritsar and the streets areas of Mumbai – beauty and poverty all mixed
- travel_edits: Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow – so Russian and folksy- fairytale looking
davfel: Golden Gate bridge, San Francisco
JustTravelous: Brandenburg Gate in Berlin – played an important role in every different part of it’s turbulent history
- travelFLA: I would say landmark Niagara Falls is pretty representative of the city Niagara Falls
- the_HoliDaze: The canals of Venice, Italy
- WindstarCruises: The way the Acropolis resides over Athens – a symbol of its past overlooking its future
- GreenGlobalTrvl: The Statue of Liberty, for many immigrants it’s so much more than a landmark. It’s a symbol of opportunity
- thearcticnomad: Hong Kong sky line at night, because Hong Kong is amazing at night
Q5 via utour: What landmark you’ve visited deserves to be better-known than it is?
lizcleere: Sadla Island, Eritrea. Quite simply the most spectacular desert island in the Red Sea
Zimo1984: The old city of Palmyra in Syria, and the Crak du Chevaliere
- bYY4: Mount Bromo in Indonesia. It’s a caldera inside another caldera. And It’s still active. Amazing
- TheTripologist: Anything in South Korea. It’s an awesome country to travel in, but everyone goes to China or Japan
traveldudes: Plitvice National Park, Croatia, one of the most beautiful natural sights in Europe
beatthebrochure: Maspalomas Sand Dunes in Gran Canaria – there is nothing insignificant about them and the beaches on the other side are perfect
- happy_rambler: Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria – a true fairytale castle
- wanderplex: The rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia – amazing but so few tourists go
earthXplorer: The Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence, Itlay – burial place of Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Foscolo, Gentile & Rossini
And there you have it, “Landmarks”!
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