Here they are. My suggestions of landmarks that I think are a must see and that weren’t present on the 60 Landmarks to See Before You Die article. I haven’t been to every country so my short list is compiled from places that I have personally been and photographed.
Now I can recommend them to you.
If you have a landmark that you feel should be included please feel free to share and together we can create a personalised collection of recommended landmarks to visit.
The Lost Landmarks
Thanks to The Blue Spade for the suggestion that inspired this post.
Below is a compiled list of 60 landmarks that you apparently must see before you die. I was slightly disappointed with my low score of only eight. When compiling these types of lists i can see how it would be difficult to include everything but these are places to see before you die, surely that should include all the major landmarks.
Take a look at the 60 Landmarks You Must See Before You Die.
From Australia the list only includes the Sydney Opera House and The Twelve Apostles but it doesn’t include Australia’s crowning jewel, Uluru, or even natures spectacular Great Barrier Reef. In New York, what I believe to be the city of landmarks, they forget to mention the Brooklyn Bridge and many others but do include the worthy Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty.
The way to look at it is that this is only 60 landmarks of a much larger list. Really, I feel like it is saying you need to see all of these landmarks before you die PLUS all the others that we have missed.
Now, that’s a lot.
If I visited one a year then it would take me sixty years, maybe a little less as there are some landmarks in the same location. Then there is all the other places I would like to visit. Maybe it is time to get on the road again and start ticking a few of these off, who knows when I am going to die.
After all this debating and taking this way too seriously, I have just decided to use this as a guide for future travel and reminder of the places I still need to visit. It is easy to criticise, I am just one persons opinion, just like the person who made this list.
So, what do you think of it? How many places have you visited? What Landmarks do you think are missing?
When we travel many of us want to experience the highlights of the city/country we are in and usually these lists will contain zoos, theme parks or aquariums. These places are marketed as a way to educate and conserve but how fair is it on the animals. Places like SeaWorld where you can see dolphins, sea lions and even orcas up close. We are given the impression that these animals are happy in captivity but documentaries such as Blackfish and The Cove suggest otherwise.
There is one place that I have visited that I feel maybe an exception to this, Australia Zoo. Steve Irwin started the zoo in order to educate people about animals, he brought them up close so people could see them. He rehomed animals that were in unsuitable conditions and works to preserve endangered species.
Unfortunately Steve Irwin died and the zoo was left in the hands of others. The core values still remain but as developmental plans are made they may be forgotten and we could see it turn into a more ‘American’ style theme park.