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If I Could Travel the World, I'd Like to See...

  • Feb 17, 2010
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Here's a list of various man-made landmarks, historical sites, and tourist attractions that I would love to visit... if I had the money to travel.
Taj Mahal
One of the most amazing works of Indian architecture that I've seen (in books) and one of those places that I would love to visit just to have the history of the region overtake me.
Mysterious, intriguing and classical in every sense. Though historians will continue to argue over the actual purpose and function of Stonehenge, it will remain one of the most fascinating landmarks in the world.
Personally, I could care less about the religious significance or the architecture here. I'm mainly interested in Michelangelo's vast and epic series of paintings.
Louvre Museum
Quite simply, The Louvre is a masterpiece of its own and when one considers how many artistic masterpieces lie within you can't help but be in awe. I could spend days in an art museum like this... if they'd let me.
Poenari Castle
Prince Vlad Dracula's real castle. Just to be there and let the waves of bloody history wash over you would be overwhelmingly creepy. I can't imagine what it would have been like during Vlad's reign.
Abu Simbel
One of the most unique and compelling places in Egypt.
Giza, Egypt
The Sphinx and the Great Pyramids are an undeniable allure to Egypt and I'd love to view them in person. The craftsmanship is astonishing and the number of years that they've survived are a testament to that.
Easter Island Statues
Again, like with Stonehenge, these statues are so strange and mysterious. What purpose they served and how they were made remains unknown, but they have a primal appeal to them.
The Tower of London
Considering all the horrible things that have happened here and the many intrigues which took place inside, I'm amazed that the British government allows people to tour the tower, but it does have a fascinating albeit disturbing history.
Big Ben
Perhaps the most famous clock in the world. I'd definitely love to get a personal tour of the inside of the famous English clock, especially the interior where the mechanical elements are. I've always loved the imagery of cogs and wheels turning.

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November 21, 2010
Great list, my friend! Some of these I don't think I would've thought to add to my list- half ignorance and half senility ;p I've been to the Louvre and it's amazing. I'd love to go to the Taj Mahal and Easter Islands and...well, everywhere! Which is your fave on here? You should just get up and go or save up and go!
November 21, 2010
Which is my favorite? LOL! All of them. The original draft of this was a lot longer and I weeded out all of the ones that I wasn't quite as enthusiastic about. However, Stonehenge, Poenari, the Taj Mahal, and the Sistine Chapel are ones that I would absolutely love to visit.
November 22, 2010
Let's go now lol
September 21, 2010
My friend lives in London close to The Tower of London and it's crowded with tourist all the time, in fact over two million visitors every year. But it's not all gruesome they also keep the crown jewels over there, which you can see. Then there is the Tower Bridge which is close to the Tower and that attracts a lot of tourist also.
April 08, 2010
Thanks for your contribution to the Top 100 Places (to see before you die) community! 

Just out of curiosity, did you realise that you list comprised of the theme time & death or immortality? There is also a lot of mystery in these sites! ;-)
April 08, 2010
No, I wasn't really going for any particular theme, but those ones tend to find their way into most of my interests without my necessarily realizing it. LOL!
April 08, 2010
Yes, I figured that too! It's all in the subconscious, LOL!
April 08, 2010
Talk about mystery... ; )
March 09, 2010
Nice list> I might try something like this if the data points don't give me too much of a problem--they usually do.
March 10, 2010
I could always help out if you need it.
March 10, 2010
I hate to keep asking you to do this.
March 11, 2010
I enjoy it. It keeps me from falling into a slump and if I feel that I can help someone else out I'm more motivated than when it's just for me. I'm weird that way.
March 11, 2010
I still haven't put together that list of Rousseau paintings.
March 11, 2010
Let me know when you do. : )
March 11, 2010
Sure thing.
February 21, 2010
Definitely fun to read with some landmarks that probably wouldn't have crossed my mind.
February 25, 2010
Which ones would you have chosen?
February 19, 2010
pretty good list! I actually have some more Asian locations in mind but I would love to see #'s 8,3 and 2!
February 20, 2010
I'm kind of surprised that #5 holds no appeal.
February 20, 2010
I think I'm a little too intimidated to check that place out after I saw the episodes on Ghost Hunters International and the Travel channel.
February 21, 2010
Seriously? You don't actually buy into those haunted house reality type shows, do you?!
February 21, 2010
well, I did have a supernatural experience when I was a kid and my family had one too. Remember?
February 21, 2010
You mean when you stumbled across the mighty Asgardian hammer of the Thunder God and you became Thor?! : )
February 18, 2010
I've only been to the Louvre! I've got much more traveling to do because I'd love to visit all of these as well. These are such classically beautiful and astounding places. Great list, Count! :)
February 18, 2010
Thanks. You're lucky to have been to the Louvre. I've never even left the country. Who knows, maybe someday...
February 18, 2010
Time to get that passport stamped then! ;P
February 18, 2010
LOL! I don't even have one yet.
February 18, 2010
I've only been to the last two. I hope to get to see your other 8. If you haven't seen them, you have to visit the Terra Cotta Warriors in China. I think that was the most amazing man-made thing I've seen.
February 18, 2010
They're on my last art list so I didn't include them here as well, but absolutely, I'd love to see them.
February 18, 2010
I'm 3 out of 10 on your list and within a couple of weeks, I'll be adding the Sistine Chapel to my "been there, done that" list! I've seen the Louvre and was actually quite unimpressed. There are lots and lots of better art museums in the world, IMHO. In Paris, you might consider the Musée d'Orsay, for example.
February 18, 2010
Wow, so you get to travel quite a bit then. I wish I had the money and time for that.
February 18, 2010
If our production is at a certain level, then I "earn" trips around the world as part of my compensation package. Our company's philosophy is "work hard, play hard". The trips are first rate and we get to see a lot of the world that way.
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