It's amazing how beautiful this world is. How many amazing things there are to see and experience. Maybe it's because I'm driving my parents to the airport to go to Paris for a river cruise in a few hours or I've been talking to my dear friend Brittney who is traveling to Iceland AND Southeast Asian Islands soon! but I am getting a bad case of
I thought I'd create a few Top 10 lists. Because just one would be nearly impossible! Today I thought we'd start with:
Top Ten Man Made Wonders I'd Love to See
But first I want to separate them into 2 groups. The places I know I'll probably never go and the places I really hope to go.
These are places because of effort to get there and risk factors I'll probably never see:
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque -
The rest I do hope to go to someday.
St. Basil's Cathedral
Sydney Opera House
Palace at Versailles
Here are some places that are usually on bucket lists of man made wonders that I don't really care to see: (Of course if I was offered a free trip or people I love wanted to go, I'd go pretty much anywhere)
Great Wall of China
Great Pyramids of Giza
Top Ten Man Made Wonders I've Seen:
Neuschwanstein - Sleeping Beauty's Castle
St. Peter's Basilica
Golden Gate Bridge
Statue of Liberty
Pasadena City Hall
Sleeping Beauty's Castle
The Duomo (The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore)
San Diego Temple
Top Ten Most Memorable Art
David - Michelangelo
Pieta - Vatican
School of Athens - Raphael
Rembrandt's Self Portrait at Norton Simone
National Gallery of Art in Washington DC - Monet
The Getty Museum alone is an amazing piece of art.
But also Van Gogh's Lillies
And Monet's so famous Haystacks.
But really it's the museum. This view....
The Night Watch by Rembrandt at Rijksmusem
Venus de Milo -The Louvre
MET - Washington Crossing the Delaware
And of course... no introduction needed.
Chicago Art Institute - Renoir
Uffizi Gallery - The Birth of Venus. Maybe one of, if not my favorite story about a painting.
|Ok, ok. I'll admit it. I didn't actual see this painting. But I ran passed the museum every day for a month and saw huge pictures of this painting outside the museum. So that counts doesn't it?|
The National Gallery - London
Man Made Groomed Gardens I'd love to See
Tulip Fields in Holland
Autumn leaves in New England
Cherry Blossoms in DC
Bluebell Fields in Texas
Flower fields in Carlsbad
Favorite Man Made Groomed Gardens
Butchart Gardens, Canada
Tulip Festivals at Dallas Botanical Gardens and Temple Square
Balboa Park, San Diego
Top Ten Natural Wonders
Top 5 I've Seen
Havasupai Falls, Arizona
Grand Teton Mountains, Wyoming
Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland
California Coastline. I love it all.
Big Sur, La Jolla Cove, Corona Del Mar, Malibu
Top 5 I Want to See
Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil
Moraine Lake, Canada
Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord, Norway.
Maldives or Seychelles or Bora Bora (I know a total insult to each respectively but they can be clumped into the same desktop picture of perfect turquoise water, white sands, water bungalow tropical paradises.)
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
And last but not least.... Not world famous by any means. But 3 of my favorite places on earth.
Red Cliffs, Lower Mesa Falls, and Provo Canyon