Posted by: maboulette | November 17, 2011

ANOTHER FIVE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN THE WORLD

Multnomah Falls, Oregon, USA – Plummeting 620 feet from its origins on Larch Mountain, Multnomah Falls is the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States.

Petra Jordan – Petra, the world wonder, is without a doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. It is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago, turning it into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome.

Marqueyssac, Garden Marqueyssac, France – The Marqueyssac gardens are on a hill overlooking the Dordogne River, with splendid views. The primary planting is boxwood hedging, with cypress and wild cyclamen. The box is more sculpted than clipped, with the organic shapes harmonizing with the landscape. The clipping is done, by hand, with only four gardeners and the planting dates from the nineteenth century.

Keukenhof, Netherlands – A historic park filled with blooming tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and other spring bulbs.

Coyote Buttes Slope, Arizona, USA – in Arizona, near the border with Utah, in the United States, you can find a stunning sandstone rock formation called The Wave. The Wave is on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes, which are in turn located in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, on the Colorado Plateau. This formation is actually sand dunes calcified in vertical and horizontal layers, and the fascinating color bands are iron oxides, hematite, and goethite. The Jurassic-age Navajo sandstone making up The Wave is estimated to be 190 million years old.


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  1. I’m originally from Utah and have been to Arizona many times, I had never even heard of Cayotte Buttes. It looks beautiful! How did I miss it?


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