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July Challenge "My Favourite Place"

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My first image for this month’s theme is from a country that unfortunately I will not come back in my life due to the dangerous to be there, stupid religious fundamentalism reasons. Yemen

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Jorge, I found this such an intriguing place. I Googled it and didn't find very much. I used to have a neighbor whose family was from Yemen and I wish I had asked her more about it. 

 

Paulette

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My third shot is of a favourite place close to home, English Bay in Vancouver. I can walk to this location from where I live.

 

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Jorge, I found this such an intriguing place. I Googled it and didn't find very much. I used to have a neighbor whose family was from Yemen and I wish I had asked her more about it. 

 

Paulette

 

This place is in https://www.google.es/maps/place/Alhajrain,+Yemen/@15.4909249,48.3385134,2357m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x3de44b401be22f27:0xa622c826b7249c47

 

It is the town of Al Hajrain, in the Wadi Dawan, in Hadhramaut Yemen. Wonderful scenery around this Wadi. Pity that this beautiful country, and ever better people, cannot be travelled safely at this time.

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I was seriously thinking of just picking my best shots (whatever that is) from around the world, because I love all the places I've traveled to.

I even had some contenders from my home city of Toronto.

But in my heart of hearts, what I really love are the Rocky Mountains, Banff in particular.  So my three selections are basically of the same place - Vermillion Lakes near Banff with Mount Rundle, Sulfur Mountain at sunrise, and evenings.

 

Panorama of red sunrise over Second Vermillion Lake in Banff Alberta

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Evening light on third Vermillion Lake with Mount Rundle and Sulphur Mountain

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Sulfur mountain yellow evening breakthrough light

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Nice! I am hoping to be able to get there next year. i certainly have the airmiles just need to make sure the funds for the rest of it are there :)

 

Hey Jools, if you go, try to rent a car because there are a lot of mountains and lakes to see along the Icefields parkway.  I usually fly to Calgary and drive from there - lots to see.

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Mount Cook, New Zealand on a rare clear day

 

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Brugge street scene

 

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Sun setting over Seine at Les Andelys, France - had a great meal in the restaurant

 

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I was seriously thinking of just picking my best shots (whatever that is) from around the world, because I love all the places I've traveled to.

I even had some contenders from my home city of Toronto.

But in my heart of hearts, what I really love are the Rocky Mountains, Banff in particular.  So my three selections are basically of the same place - Vermillion Lakes near Banff with Mount Rundle, Sulfur Mountain at sunrise, and evenings.

 

Panorama of red sunrise over Second Vermillion Lake in Banff Alberta

AK3X5H.jpg

 

Evening light on third Vermillion Lake with Mount Rundle and Sulphur Mountain

AKDA5K.jpg

 

Sulfur mountain yellow evening breakthrough light

A2R1R3.jpg

 

 

 

Nice! I am hoping to be able to get there next year. i certainly have the airmiles just need to make sure the funds for the rest of it are there :)

 

Hey Jools, if you go, try to rent a car because there are a lot of mountains and lakes to see along the Icefields parkway.  I usually fly to Calgary and drive from there - lots to see.

 

 

Oh, don't worry plans have already been made! Just need to make the cash to carry them out ;)

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Here are three of my favourite places.  Two are close to home so I can visit them regularly. 

 

Flimston Bay near Castlemartin, in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales, UK

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A favourite location for many years.  Neuadd Reservoir and the Brecon Beacons, Powys in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales UK

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Another favourite location for many years.  Talybont Reservoir, Powys, in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales UK

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Oldstairs Bay, Kent on a glorious summers day!

 

 

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Turkey Oak in Beckenham Place Park, Lewisham.  One of my favourite places.

 

 

 

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Three of my favourite places:

 

Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

 

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Val d'Orcia, Tuscany, Italy

 

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and my hometown, Rome :)

 

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Cheers :)

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and my  last two contributions:

 

My favorite festival, Glastonbury, with mud better...

 

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and another not longer safe place to visit. Lybia.

 

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Seeing all these awesome entries & comments, I so appreciate how Colin's theme "My Favourite Place" has likely led to entries with added layer of meaning than (something along lines of) "My Favourite Photo of a Place" would have.

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Well... I enjoy it whenever I get a chance to visit other places and countries but to be honest I think home in Southern Jutland (Vejle-Billund area) in Denmark is my favorite place of all...

 

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Cwm Idwal in Snowdonia, Wales.  There is just something about this place, a timelessness which is awe inspiring.  One feels so small amongst the rocks and yet part of a bigger picture.  One of my friends seen here walking later got Parkinson's and has since died but the mountains which have been here for millions of years will still be here when we are long gone.  Rather humbling.

 

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Crib Goch on the Snowdon Horseshoe.  An exhilarating walk/scramble which leaves you with such a sense of achievement.

 

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The best place to be after a long day in the mountains.  A chance for the old joints to recover.

 

Pearl

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Didn't see this was July Challenge. Sorry for the post outside of the timeline

 

-Philip

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