Here’s a place to park photos you’ve taken of your travels upon this earth. From the steppes of Mongolia to the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota, show off where you’ve been to! Not to be confused with the Where Are You Now thread, the Nature Photography thread, the Wildlife Pictures thread, or the Random Photos thread!
Sticking with the Minnesota thing, here’s Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox in Bemidji, near the headwaters of the Mississippi…
I have been to Bemidji twice. I’ve seen Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.
Back in June 2020, I visited Wall Drug. It was an amazing trip and quite a place to see. I want to go back someday.
Apikuni Falls, Glacier NP. 1.8 mile hike, but a gain of over 600 ft in elevation. My favorite hike. At the top we had lunch and some wine. Had to stop a zillion times on the way up, as i am not a seasoned hiker… but worth it!
I lived in Minnesota for over 20 years and never got there (at least as far as I can recall?).
I feel like you’d remember if you ever went to the headwaters, they’re very pretty. Not so much Bemidji itself though. I mean it might be lovely but AFAIK it’s not tremendously memorable.
Headwaters pic, where you can walk across the Mississippi River:
A few years back, when my in-laws still lived and worked in France (nothing fancy, they did maintenance for holiday parks), we took a brief visit to Mont St Michel, which was horrifically crowded but beautiful.
And the crowds
Why I am picturing a stereotypical Hollywood agent stepping off the boat, lowering his sunglasses, and saying “now this island has serious fire potential”?
The currently closed for repairs (severely damaged in a storm, sadly), the West Baden Springs Hotel in West Baden, Indiana.
Never been to Mont St Michel, but there’s an English equivalent across the channel, called St Michael’s Mount. I went there when I was very very young, so the photo’s not mine.
It is also connected to the mainland by a causeway.
On our way to a family canal boat holiday after a quick visit to Paris we, ahem, “passed through” this village in Burgundy.
I have no idea who is supposed to be depicted in this sculpture on the side of a building in Budapest, but to me he’ll always be “Swole Mark Twain.”
In Munich, there’s a “model church”. The Asam brothers decked out every inch in this small space in Baroque extravagance to show off their skills. It’s wonderfully gaudy (to my taste). (My pic from 2018)
Here’s Porto looking all pretty last year:
Warning: NSFW word.