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Since the whole world is restricted in movement right now with the Covid 19 pandemic, it seems like the perfect time to let our imagination and computer images take us away on a vacation.  We’ll start with spectacular versions of more traditional vacations.  Awesome nature, sometimes with housing we could only dream of getting through Airbnb. Or flying in a drone to get another perspective.  Then we’ll move to oases…because why not?  Online is definitely the easiest way to visit an oasis. Finally, if you are the type, you might enjoy picturing yourself accompanying some of the daring adventurers found in the last section.  I personally don’t like heights or risking my life for thrills, so I tend to think of some of these people as crazy.  Or maybe I’m just a coward. Either way the final section will take your breath away.

Reinebringen, Lofoten, Norway

Eltz Castle in Mayen-Koblenz, Germany, was taken by German @moodfella

Mayen-Thâu phạ , yen bai , Việt Nam

House on a Slovenian mountain.

Gougane Barra, County Cork, Ireland

Gokayama in Japan

Hof, Iceland

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Kyaw Win Hlaing, Myanmar

Cabin on Obersee Lake, Germany

Austria

I don’t know where this is, but I’d like to stay here.

Arnarstapi, Iceland

North Carolina Beach House

Moraine Lake, Canada

Turquoise Ice at Northern Lake Baikal, Russia

Katowice, Poland

Southern Ocean Lodge, Australia,

By Roger Nichol on flickr, North Somerset, England

Elliðaey Island, Iceland

Abandoned fishing village in the Shengsi Islands, China.

Edinburgh, Scotland

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Bibury, England

Bavaria, Germany

Penne, France

mountain villages in China.

Mosque Nasir-ol-Molk – Iran

Kilchurn Castle, Scotland

Ice Canyon, Greenland.  Don’t miss the human.

Aspen Cathedral, Vail, Colorado, USA

Jodhpur, The Blue City or The Sun City, India

Coyote Buttes, Arizona, US

tree-top paradise set amid lush vegetation in Tulum, Mexico, captured by Canadian photographer @blakehobson

The Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas Kronstadt Saint Petersburg Russia

A floating fort in the Gulf of Finland snapped by Russian @nikybwd, who explained ‘Fort Alexander 1 is a naval fortress on an artificial island, near St Petersburg

Hamnøy in Norway

Hallstatt, Austria

Genoa, Italy

Gásadalur, Faroe Islands. are a North Atlantic archipelago located 320 kilometres (200 mi) north-northwest of Scotland, and about halfway between Norway and Iceland. It is an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark. The islands have a total area of about 1,400 square kilometres (540 sq mi) with a population of 52,110 as of January 2020. Who knew?

Foroglio Waterfall can be seen from this quaint little town in Foroglio, Switzerland.

canadian rockies by Jimmy Dau

Now the Oases. 

Did you know there are oases on every continent?

by Jeffrey Chand

Libyan desert 04 Oasis by Image credit and Copyright, Dr Bashir Nwer

Morocco

Nahal David quiet oasis found near Bethlehem, Israel.

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Huacachina is a small oasis town in the Ica region southwest Peru.

Oasis on a Ranch in Red Rock Canyon Near Las Vegas, Nevada in America. The oasis is very large with an area of around 520 acre. It is located at the base of Wilson Cliffs.

Ziz. oasis, The Sahara desert is the world’s largest desert with only a small fertile part. Ziz oasis is in the Ziz valley of the Sahara Desert in Morocco.

Umm al-Maa, Libya

Umm-al-Maa is a lake oasis in the Idehan Ubari Sand Sea, Libya. There are 16 more lakes in the surrounding dunes.

Tucked away in an offshoot of the Grand Canyon lies Havasupai—Arizona, USA

Oasis of En Gedi, Israel.

Nizwa desert oasis, Oman

Sanoran desert by Kit Schweitzer

By Ingeum

O.K. Imagine being any of the people pictured next. I can’t.

Walking high in the Dolomites”. The international high line festival at Monte Piana, 2,324m in the Italian Dolomites, This is a festival??
Photo by James Rushforth

Extreme skiing in Wyoming.

He’s taking a picture of a rock climber. 🙂 ???

At least the cat has 9 lives.

Next time you think you’re roughing it when camping, think about these people.

Ice climbing a frozen waterfall.

Skywalking in the Alps.

Grand Canyon, Arizona, US

Hua Shan – Shaanxi Province, China

Mount Ai-Petri – Ukraine and Russia. In case you’re looking for a short cut.

On the via ferrata delle Bocchette Centrali in the Dolomiti di Brenta, Italy.  Good thing he’s wearing a hard hat.

Check the foot. I think it’s on fire. He’s really dedicated to getting that picture. Too bad we can’t see what it is.

I wonder how he got to this fine ledge.

 

 

Yikes!

 

If you’re going to do something crazy, at least do it at a great time of day

Jess Reilly and Mark Howe mountain biking across an arch near Moab, Utah.

Iceland. Don’t forget to find the humans.

Yosemite National Park, California, USA

O.K. I see the railing and all the people exploring the “New Wonder” in China. Still, I can barely stand to look at the photo, let alone think about wanting to take that walk.

Thanks to: George, Sam, Wim, Anita, Mer, Lois, Lawrence, Lia, Gary,Debra

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27 thoughts on “Vacations, 2020

  1. Those pics are super duper wonderful, no hay palabras….very good, and thanks so very much for your service to all of us who see with you

  2. Wonderful!
    Dusky, you have outdone yourself.
    Marvelous, beautiful, breathtaking.
    Especially breathtaking!

    Many thanks
    Liz

  3. Your posting of outstanding places, things, and images take our minds into a world that shares such awesome experiences I want to view them over and over. Please continue!!!!!

  4. I enjoyed looking at these breathtakingly beautiful pictures. Thank you so very much.

  5. I am always in awe of your pictures. When I saw these I realized what a coward I am. These people either have lots of guts or absolutely no brains. What majestic, breathtaking, places that GOD has created. I would love to see some of these places in person but I must rely on you to take me on such a thrilling vacation. Keep up the good work.

  6. WOW ! I have butterflies looking at those people on the edge ~\
    Once again Great photos, Thank You ~

  7. Thank you for the wonderful pictures. I really loved every one of them. Been locked down since March 6th. Needed to see the world.

  8. What an amazing, awe-inspiring and scary shots of humans inhabiting,exploring or challenging themselves amidst nature – loved it!

  9. Thank you so very much for sharing such wondrous and dramatic photos. They enable me to at least see the variety of dwellings and earth’s geographic formations in places I could only imagine existing! The fact that there are so many daredevils out there that explore and take these photos is truly a wonder.

  10. great vacation around the world. Good job, refreshing to not see any masks 🙂

  11. What an awesome armchair trip during the quarantine (but not sure I’d go to these high places even if I could!)

  12. What a wonderful trip you took me on. I so enjoyed this and want to say thank you for the wonderful, joyous trip. Took me away from the COVID for a while, looking at all the wonders in the big wide world.l
    So beautiful. Thank you so much.

  13. Worth waiting for-superb but like yourself, found the height ones outside of my comprehension to even contemplate.= viewing downright painful!

  14. Thank you so very much for the wonderful pics. This is a beautiful world. Thank you for showing it to us and remembering us that we have to love it and keep it safe. I am very grateful.
    Helen

  15. My first time !! awesome.
    However We have been to 3 of the places pictured . Yes only 3 !!

  16. I never knew these sites existed and truly breath-taking. But I will never attempt what those people were doing. Gives me tingling sensation all over. Thanks for sharing. I always enjoy your montage.

  17. I have seen many beautiful places—-but not from that perspective! I just couldn’t do that if my life depended on it!

  18. David,
    Now you surely won’t run out of places to visit. In this post I controlled myself and didn’t put in as many of the medieval towns as I had images for. Those pictures always make me want to go and see the quaint, old, picturesque places–which is where I tend to go on vacation along with places in nature. But I love knowing there are also all these other wonders out there.

  19. Im 74 … And this was definitely the easiest, best way to take this awesome trip around our awesome world that l’ve ever made or will make !! Thank you and all the great people who help you put your fantastic worldsite together for all of us.

  20. Reminds me of all the things I would never do never staying safe is my motto . Great pictures just the same thanks again

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