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It's a magical world, Hobbes, ol' buddy... Let's go exploring!

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Kew Gardens Jay T

I should apologize to Kew Gardens that I ever associated it with The Avengers movie (not that one -- the other one you've tried to forget); apparently filming was done at nearby Syon House. Now that I have disassociated the fine Kew greenhouses and grounds with any ridiculous plots to control the world's weather, I can look back at my visit to the gardens with newly-appreciated gravitas. And, in all seriousness, I fully enjoyed my visit to the gardens in the spring of 2009.

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Göreme NP Jay T

Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia are a geologic wonderland, steeped in the history of the early Christian church. I visited Göreme National Park and the Derinkuyu underground city in the fall of 2007 as part of a two day tour of Cappadocia, in central Turkey. The town of Göreme, with its many cave hotels built into rock formations, is an excellent introduction to the region.

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Blenheim Palace Jay T

Blenheim Palace is a fine example of British architecture and landscaping, and as the ancestral home of the Dukes of Marlborough, is rich in Churchill family history. The Crown bestowed funds to construct a palace to John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, following his military success at the eponymous Battle of Blenheim, during the War of Spanish Succession in 1704. Although the choice of Sir John Vanbrugh as architect, rather than Sir Christopher Wren, was controversial, I rather enjoyed the grand Baroque style of the palace when I visited in the spring of 2009.

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Wadi Rum Jay T

My cousins highly recommended an overnight visit to Wadi Rum, so when I visited in March 2015, I doubled down and spent two nights in the Jordanian desert. I was greeted by the film set for "The Martian" at the park entrance, but inside the park I was soon transported to the historical setting of Lawrence of Arabia's travels. The Bedouin tour company I traveled with provided a fantastic overview of Wadi Rum on the first day, with visits to petroglyphs and Lawrence's spring, desert canyon hikes, rock bridge climbs, and sandboarding down a giant sand dune.

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Singapore Botanic Gardens Jay T

I had less than 24 hours in Singapore when I visited in September 2012, but there was no way I was going to miss the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Accordingly, early in the morning the day after I arrived, I woke up and took a short subway ride to the gardens. The morning was humid, and a light mist rose from the trees as I entered the gardens. Fellow early risers were practicing tai chi on one of the vast lawns.

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Profile data

Name: Jay T

Country: USA

Visited WHS: 123

Most Impressive: Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks

Proposal New WHS: Badlands National Park: A North American Prairie

Lists

  1. Ephesus
  2. Tombs of Buganda Kings
  3. Vienna
  4. Masada
  5. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  6. Kew Gardens
  7. Um er-Rasas
  8. White City of Tel-Aviv
  9. Novodevichy Convent
  10. Biblical Tells
  11. Royal Exhibition Building
  12. Luis Barragán House and Studio
  13. Pitons Management Area
  14. Rideau Canal
  15. Melaka and George Town
  16. San Marino and Mount Titano
  17. Central University City Campus of the UNAM
  18. Fortifications of Vauban
  19. Australian Convict Sites
  20. Turaif Quarter
  21. Al Ain
  22. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  23. Camino Real
  24. Wadi Rum
  25. Poverty Point
  26. Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan"
  27. Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque
  28. Old City of Jerusalem
  29. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  30. Forth Bridge
  31. Antigua Naval Dockyard
  32. Mammoth Cave
  33. Great Barrier Reef
  34. Sydney Opera House
  35. Florence
  36. Medici Villas and Gardens
  37. Cahokia Mounds
  38. Great Smoky Mountains
  39. Belem
  40. La Fortaleza
  41. Mesa Verde
  42. Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis
  43. Yellowstone
  44. Vatican City
  45. Québec
  46. Iguazu National Park
  47. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  48. Statue of Liberty
  49. Yosemite National Park
  50. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  51. Petra
  52. Quseir Amra
  53. Chaco Culture
  54. Iguacu
  55. Istanbul
  56. Göreme NP
  57. Evora
  58. Giant's Causeway
  59. Ironbridge Gorge
  60. Stonehenge
  61. Gwynedd Castles
  62. Venice and its Lagoon
  63. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  64. L'Anse aux Meadows
  65. Budapest
  66. Acropolis
  67. Hawaii Volcanoes
  68. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  69. Teotihuacan
  70. Puebla
  71. Ibiza
  72. Gros Morne National Park
  73. Tongariro National Park
  74. Blenheim Palace
  75. Westminster
  76. City of Bath
  77. New Lanark
  78. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  79. Monticello
  80. Uluru
  81. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  82. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  83. Tower of London
  84. Taos Pueblo
  85. Potsdam
  86. St. Petersburg
  87. Kremlin and Red Square
  88. Ayutthaya
  89. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  90. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  91. Brú na Bóinne
  92. Popocatepetl monasteries
  93. Siena
  94. Sintra
  95. Naples
  96. Edinburgh
  97. Old Town Lunenburg
  98. Colonia del Sacramento
  99. Grand Canyon
  100. Lake Baikal
  101. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  102. Everglades
  103. Independence Hall
  104. Salzburg
  105. Schönbrunn
  106. Maritime Greenwich
  107. Mont-Saint-Michel
  108. Palau de la Musica Catalana & Hospital de Sant Pau
  109. Morne Trois Pitons
  110. Kinderdijk
  111. Pompei
  112. Versailles
  113. Costiera Amalfitana
  114. Pyramids (Memphis)
  115. Ancient Thebes
  116. Nubian Monuments
  117. Historic Cairo
  118. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  119. Rome
  120. Nikko
  121. Greater Blue Mountains
  122. Xochicalco
  123. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  1. Galapagos Islands
  2. Brazilian Atlantic Islands
  3. Cape Floral Region
  4. Gunung Mulu
  5. Ephesus
  6. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  7. Vienna
  8. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  9. Masada
  10. Old City of Acre
  11. Alto Douro
  12. Kenya Lake System
  13. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  14. Rio de Janeiro
  15. Coffee Cultural Landscape
  16. Persepolis
  17. Koutammakou
  18. Meidan Emam, Esfahan
  19. Thingvellir
  20. Pitons Management Area
  21. Tropical Rainforest Sumatra
  22. Gulf of California
  23. Timbuktu
  24. West Norwegian Fjords
  25. Sagarmatha National Park
  26. Syracuse
  27. Tequila
  28. Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries
  29. Sewell Mining Town
  30. Ouro Preto
  31. South China Karst
  32. Rainforests of the Atsinanana
  33. Valletta
  34. Western Ghats
  35. Al Ain
  36. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  37. Wadi Rum
  38. Grand Pré
  39. El Pinacate
  40. Fujisan
  41. Namib Sand Sea
  42. Okavango Delta
  43. Silk Roads
  44. Los Glaciares
  45. Qhapaq Ñan
  46. Old City of Jerusalem
  47. Great Barrier Reef
  48. Serengeti
  49. SGang Gwaay
  50. Sydney Opera House
  51. Medina of Fez
  52. Stone Town of Zanzibar
  53. Florence
  54. Lalibela
  55. Tasmanian Wilderness
  56. Leptis Magna
  57. Shibam
  58. Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve
  59. Cahokia Mounds
  60. Damascus
  61. Old Havana
  62. Bamiyan Valley
  63. Aleppo
  64. Red Fort
  65. Chola Temples
  66. Taj Mahal
  67. Island of Gorée
  68. Abbey of St Gall
  69. Mesa Verde
  70. Cuzco
  71. Machu Picchu
  72. Samarra
  73. Yellowstone
  74. Vatican City
  75. Cracow
  76. Baalbek
  77. Tyre
  78. Aachen Cathedral
  79. Québec
  80. Iguazu National Park
  81. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  82. Statue of Liberty
  83. Yosemite National Park
  84. Auschwitz Birkenau
  85. Cordoba
  86. Granada
  87. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  88. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  89. Petra
  90. Medina of Marrakesh
  91. Huascaran National Park
  92. Forts and Castles Gold Coast
  93. Keoladeo National Park
  94. Istanbul
  95. Göreme NP
  96. Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  97. Chan Chan
  98. Giant's Causeway
  99. Site of Carthage
  100. Ironbridge Gorge
  101. Stonehenge
  102. Gwynedd Castles
  103. Seville
  104. Ngorongoro
  105. Skocjan Caves
  106. Venice and its Lagoon
  107. L'Anse aux Meadows
  108. Budapest
  109. Kilimanjaro National Park
  110. Acropolis
  111. Dja Faunal Reserve
  112. Hawaii Volcanoes
  113. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  114. Teotihuacan
  115. Gros Morne National Park
  116. Potosi
  117. Tongariro National Park
  118. Westminster
  119. Great Wall
  120. Imperial Palace
  121. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  122. Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou
  123. Brasilia
  124. Uluru
  125. Meteora
  126. Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
  127. Guanajuato
  128. Chichen-Itza
  129. Strasbourg
  130. Banc d'Arguin
  131. Victoria Falls
  132. Cliff of Bandiagara
  133. Olympia
  134. Santo Domingo
  135. Potsdam
  136. St. Petersburg
  137. Kremlin and Red Square
  138. Te Wahipounamu
  139. Ayutthaya
  140. Borobudur
  141. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  142. Samarkand
  143. Prague
  144. Tikal National Park
  145. Himeji-jo
  146. Angkor
  147. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  148. Ha Long Bay
  149. Hué
  150. Ancient Kyoto
  151. Nasca Lines
  152. Potala Palace
  153. Rapa Nui
  154. Glacier parks
  155. Carlsbad Caverns
  156. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  157. Edinburgh
  158. Grand Canyon
  159. Lake Baikal
  160. Everglades
  161. Volcanoes of Kamchatka
  162. Laponian Area
  163. Genbaku Dome
  164. Independence Hall
  165. Luther Memorials
  166. Salzburg
  167. Maritime Greenwich
  168. Mont-Saint-Michel
  169. Chartres Cathedral
  170. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  171. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  172. Kinderdijk
  173. Pompei
  174. Versailles
  175. Costiera Amalfitana
  176. Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
  177. Qadisha Valley
  178. Pyramids (Memphis)
  179. Nubian Monuments
  180. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  181. Wartburg Castle
  182. Isole Eolie
  183. Rome
  184. Loire Valley
  185. Dubrovnik
  186. Saint Catherine Area
  187. Walled City of Baku
  188. Valparaiso
  189. Gyeongju
  190. Plitvice Lakes
  191. Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
  192. Brugge
  193. Pantanal
  194. Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
  195. Virunga National Park
  196. Air and Téneré
  197. Sub-Antarctic Islands
  198. Socotra Archipelago
  199. Bikini Atoll
  200. Meroe