Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Barefoot Bucket List!


Ask me where I'd like to go before I kick the bucket and I'll tell you...

It should be places I have not seen yet.  Places that inspire me, places that are of wonder!  This globe is filled with so many cool places it would take a lifetime (and huge bank account) to concur the list.  So with out further due...

1.  Machu Picchu - Peru


This is the lost city in the skies.  Just look above at this photo.  Click on the photo to enlarge it and really look at it.  It's amazing.   South of Ecuador and West of Brazil the county of Peru is an ocean front country of countless beauty.   Machu Picchu was constructed around 1450 and just over 100 years later, it was abandoned.   Few knew about it till around 1911 and 2 years later when in 1913 National Geographic devoted an entire months magazine to it.

Bonus Facts
  • 7,870 feet above sea level and nestled on a small hilltop
  •  Machu Picchu is one of the New Seven Wonders Of The World
  • Machu Picchu comprises of around 140 structures


 2.  Christ the Redeemer - Brazil


This is the largest art deco statue in the world and resting 12,572 feet above sea level and located in Brazil above Rio de Janeiro.  This place must inspire anyone who visits, a believer or not.  Construction took nine years, from 1922 to 1931 and costs $250,000 (a lot of denaro back then).  In 2008 the statue was struck by lightning but it wasn't fazed.   The outside of the giant Jesus is made out of soapstone a material that acts as an insulator.  Truly they don't make them like they used to.

Bonus Facts
  • The statue is 130 feet tall (The Statue of Liberty is 305 feet)
  •  It weights 635 tons (the same as 105 elephants)
  • The statue is also one of the New Seven Wonders Of The World

 
3.  Devils Tower - USA


Here's one more place I need to visit soon, Devils Tower in Wyoming.  This old exposed lava leftover rises over 1,200 feet over the Midwest plains.  Each year over 400,000 people visit and nearly 1% (or 4,000 people mathematician) of them climb this US National Monument.   Have you seen this in a movie before?  In Closing Encounters of the Third kind an alien spaceship visits it.  However the top of the monument is more flat that hallow.  Summit photo

Bonus Facts
  • Devils Tower was named in 1875 as “Bad God’s Tower.”
  •  The first ascent of Devils Tower by climbers was on June 28, 1937
  • Devils Head is a sacred site to Native Americans

4 comments:

  1. Wow! Those looks really beautiful, especially Christ the Redeemer look during night light really incredible. Machu Picchu is also one the most tourists place in the world. I have been there (Machu Picchu) two times and spent here great time and got memorable tour experience.

    Best Regards,

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  2. Thanks for the comment. These three places I really would like to see before it's all said and done. Now I'm going to check out your link!

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