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Hi! Welcome to this community! Basically, we share pictures of beautiful places (both rural and urban) and give some background info. What is great about this is that everyone has a different perception of a "beautiful place", so you'll see a variety of landscapes and places. So please feel free to post any place you want to share!

Use this map ( https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?hl=en&authuser=0&mid=1hdiuwXanwJnONGOLsqn6sGdznmQ )to find out any featured places near you. It will be updated regularly.

Lastly, please don't copy off of someone else's work. Remember to check the copyright permissions to make sure you are allowed to use it. If you don't know how to do this, but want to share a place, comment it below. Please cite the author (unless it's your own work! :) ) and follow the same format used on every post. Also, keep the description short. Thanks and enjoy!

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Lake Pichola
Located in Udaipur, India, this marvelous lake was where Maharana Udai Singh chose to build his City Palace here in 1559. Best views are when the sun is setting and the area is silhouetted.


This photo was taken by anonymous and can be found at http://www.khichdionline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/1-pichola-lake.jpg

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The EMP Museum in Seattle never goes out of style! Here, a monorail train enters the oddly-shaped museum in the Pacific Northwest city famous for its architecture and modernization.


Photo by Rich H and found at https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60878-d146840-Reviews-EMP_Museum-Seattle_Washington.html .
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The Hoh Rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula inside Olympic National Park. The Hoh River also runs through the rainforest. Rain falls frequently in the Winter in the rainforest.

This photo was taken by Doug Dolde and can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoh_Rainforest#/media/File:BIG_LEAF_MAPLES_HOH.jpg
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The streets of Agueda, Portugal are filled with colorful umbrellas which are part of the Agitagueda Art Festival. Unable to cite. Sorry! No info online.
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Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii, can be seen from Diamond Head, a mountain overlooking the city. (The beach seen is Waikiki Beach.)

This photo was taken by Sanjay Acharya and shared at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:View_from_Diamond_Head_Rim_at_Hawaii.jpg .
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Thank you to +Samik Bhinge for providing this location.

Welcome to Florida! Bonita Beach, also known as Barefoot Beach, is known as one of the best beaches in the United States, with white sand, clear water, and perfect weather. Located in southwest Florida between Fort Myers and Naples, this has been complimented heavily by travel companies such as Forbes. The two names, though basically referring to areas of the same beach, are frequently used interchangeably.

This photo was taken by Jim Williams and shared at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bonita_Beachfront.JPG with permission to reproduce.
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Lake Bled, in the Triglav Mountains of Slovenia in central Europe, is a top tourist destination for its beautiful views. This picture tells why.

This photo was found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lake_Bled_from_the_Mountain.jpg .
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I found out about Sharm-el-Sheikh while doing a project in art class. This Egyptian city is a beach destination for many Eastern Europeans, similar to how to Caribbean is for the US.

This photo was taken by Mark Rykcaert and shared at https://plus.google.com/u/0/114934184257716576396/posts/cMTPmbiHyLW .
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+Alexander Joel also shared this.

Ein Gedi is an oasis in Israel, known for its beauty. The picture below is a waterfall located there.

This photo was found at http://media.fromthegrapevine.com/assets/images/2015/8/Waterfall-at-Ein-Gedi-Oasis.jpg .
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