Saturday, January 31, 2009

TWQ: Spectacular Sights

This week's TWQ (The Weekend Question) concentrates on what you've seen.

What is the most spectacular sight that you've seen? It doesn't have to be a location. It could be something more personal. List as many as you wish if you're not sure.

My answers are:

* The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt
* Vatican City

Now it's over to you...


PI said...

Oh good! At first I though you meant last week when the answer would have been zilch.
The Taj Mahal has to be there.
The view form the first really high mountain I climbed - the Scesaplana in Austria.
Looking down on the Greek sea and islands from the air.
And my first glimpse of my first son was pretty spectacular.
Tanya sends her best.

Anonymous said...

i'm going to say niagara falls, i've been so many times but it still amazes me.

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Off the top of my head I can think of Mt. Rushmore and the Panama Canal.

I saw the remnants of causeways in Turkey as well. It's pretty amazing that those things were engineered a couple thousand years ago.

Bilbo said...

The great pyramid of Giza in Italy? They moved it? That MUST have been a spectacular sight! My most spectacular sight has to be the Grand Canyon of the Arizona, although the view of the Bavarian Alps from the summit of the Zugspitze in Germany is also pretty spectacular, too.

Jane said...

I have seen many wonderful things, among them:
The Grand Canyon
The Parthenon
The Biblical City of Emmaus
The Passion Play at Oberammagau

But, I will have to say the most spectacular thing I have ever seen is my grand daughter....our first. Words just cannot describe the moment we first laid eyes on her.

Anonymous said...

I've experienced an eclipse, not much to see due to cloud cover, but the growing dark, and the cold breeze and birds flying in from the sea was almost magical.

I think my children have to come into the list. Especially our daughter, we were thinking we had another boy and a girl was just the cherry on the cake.

pilgrimchick said...

On those rare occasions when I have been in a physical location in which I truly "belonged" somehow, seeing any part of that place brought a great deal of serenity.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Bilbo, sorry about that! I don't know why I wrote Italy?

I've also seen some of the things listed...Niagara Falls, the Parthenon

PI said...

Netchick sent me again - always a pleasure.
Seeing John Gielguid in 'Ivanov' at the Phoenix theatre in London in the fifties had the hairs on the back of my neck standing up - in each act. And I never did write that letter telling him about it.

craziequeen said...

Hey Jean-Luc :-) NetChick sent me to say hello this Sunday evening.

hmm - spectacular sights? Funnily enough I just got back from the store and there were teens coming out of the local pub and crashing across the pedestrian crossing. I stopped for the last one who was just about to plunge into the road after his mates when he looked up and saw me. He beckoned me across but he had right of way so I waved him across. Imagine my surprise when he swept a low bow and gave me right of way.....made me smile :-)
Spectacular indeed :-)


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

my first glimpse of lala, my granddaughter and then again in her wedding dress. took my breath away!

smiles, bee

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Atlantic City at night....I know its lame but its true.

Jaime said...

Mt. Fuji
Florence, Italy
Mt. Rainier from 30K feet
my hometown in Maine

Lori said...

When my husband put the rock on my hand when he asked me to marry him....I just kept looking at my hand over and over....making it shine in the light....looking at it from this angle and that.....Silly huh??

Have a great day!!1

EastCoastLife said...

The Great Wall of China!
Yangtze River
Forbidden City in Beijing
Shaolin Temple

Oops... seems like all these places are in China.

Footsteps said...

A sunrise over cloud-blanketed Haleakala Crater, breaching humpback whales and The Subway in Zion NP (Utah) all come to mind...
-But even over and above these: the first sight of each of my children (they still make my heart jump!).

Bob-kat said...

Netchick sent me to play so:

The first time I saw microscopic animals under a microscope
The view from the top of the Empire State Building
An eclipse of the sun
Any view out of airplane window

Stuart said...

Well, I don't actually think this is likely to have effect.
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