|Subject: Re: World's Top 100 Wonders|
Concerning those top 100 wonders - i got two problems. One: the things I like are often not spectacular in the common sense. I don't know if anyone would feel the same like me. When I drove over the gospel pass in Wales I couldn't but stop and wonder. Nearly couldn't breath so wonderful was the landscape in the early evening light. And the sheep suited perfectly in the picture. :) But still - this is nothing spectacular in the usual sense.....
And my second problem is - would I really want to tell the whole world (ziners are an exception btw) that this small route is so great? It might have the effect that tour companies would use it more and if I'd come back I might have a picnic place with two or three busloads of people on it...... Another story about that is what foreigners usually expect in Germany. Many want to go the Rhine first and mainly, but not many Germans would say this is their number one area or that it encapsulates what Germany really is. For me I like the black forest near me, but even more the Suebian Alb which is much less well-known. Still - there is an advantage that the big tour operators go to the Rhine and Neuschwanstein - it leaves me many other areas with a lot less tourists and more to enjoy. (And yes, I know, I'm a tourist, too, but I try to avoid the bad habits of big groups.)
So - I could second London should be on the list, but I might refrain from putting in my sentimental highlights. :)
Baerbel near Stuttgart, Germany