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    Posted: 04 Oct 2009 at 02:15
Here we go again, I am restarting the topic where you all are asked to add your countries beautiful sceneries (your own captured is prefered).
 
Here are some of Afghanistan to start with (don't remember if I had submitted these ones in the past or not, but anyways).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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When I saw 'Beauties(Pictures)....', I thought it was another phenotype thread and about to go 'woo la la', but no human beauty matches the the beauty of Mother Earth, especially the bosoms of her you grew up on..... thank you for starting this thread and posting up those photos, Gharanai!
 
Most impressive quality about your pictures are the sheer scale of the landscapes.
 
 
Originally posted by Gharanai Gharanai wrote:

  
 
 
This one gives you that sense of purity that it's almost spiritual.  You and snow, nothing else(well accept a bus and a billboard...but)
 
 
 
 
 
Originally posted by Gharanai Gharanai wrote:

 
Love the red stripes, something I should be looking at a geology textbook.......  the symmetry of the photo works well too
 
 
 
 
 
Originally posted by Gharanai Gharanai wrote:

 
 
A pictoral definition of rolling hills?   The grass look so healthy and even, it looks like someone's been mowing ths lawn for PGA.  I just wanna ride a horse on it for days.
 
 
 
Originally posted by Gharanai Gharanai wrote:

 
 
The human addition goes with the earthly elements surrounding it so much that it almost looks like they carved into the mountain.  
 
 
 
 
 
Ok I'm gonna introduce a couple of Korean beauties.... 
 
First, from the North..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
geumgangsan_chongseokjung.jpg
 
 
 
 
 
GeumGangSan
 
Kŭmgangsan or Mount Kŭmgang is one of the best-known mountains in North Korea[1]. It has a height of 1638 metres and is located on the east coast of the country, in Kŭmgangsan Tourist Region, formerly part of Kangwŏn Province (38.58N, 128.17E). Kŭmgangsan is part of the Taebaek mountain range which runs along the east of the Korean peninsula. The name means Diamond Mountain.
 
Kŭmgangsan has a name for each season. Its name is Kŭmgangsan (금강산, 金剛山, Kŭmgangsan, Geumgangsan) in spring, Pongraesan (봉래산, 蓬萊山, Pongnaesan, Bongnaesan) in summer, Phung'aksan (풍악산, 楓嶽山, 楓岳山, P'ung'aksan, Pung-aksan) in autumn, and Kaegolsan (개골산, 皆骨山, Kaegolsan, Gaegolsan) in winter.[citation needed]

Kŭmgangsan has been known for its scenic beauty[2][3][4], since antiquity. It is covered in forest; the area around Kŭmgangsan is one of the wettest in Korea........

.......Since 1998, South Korean tourists have been allowed to visit Kŭmgangsan, initially travelling by cruise ship, but recently more commonly by coach. In 2002, the area around the mountain was separated from Kangwŏn Province and organized as a separately administered Tourist Region. The land route was opened in 2003. A rail link exists on the North Korean side up to the border, but no tracks are laid between Gangneung and the border in South Korea......


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Jeju-do
 
Jeju-do[1] (transliterated Korean for Jeju Province, short form of Jeju Special Self-governing Province Province) is the only special autonomous province of South Korea, situated on and coterminous with the country's largest island.....
 
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Jeju Stone Statue Park Statue.

Tourism commands a large fraction of Jeju's economy. Jeju's temperate climate, natural scenery, and beaches make it a popular tourist destination for South Koreans as well as visitors from other parts of East Asia. The most popular tourist spots on the island are Cheonjeyeon and Cheonjiyeon waterfalls, Mount Halla, Hyeobje cave, and Hyeongje island. There is a variety of leisure sports that tourists can take part in Jeju including golf, horse riding, hunting, fishing, mountain climbing, etc. Depending on the season, Jeju hosts many festivals for tourists including a penguin swimming contest in winter, cherry blossom festival in spring, the midsummer night beach festival in summer, and Jeju horse festival in autumn, among others. For most tourists, traffic to and from the island is mainly taken through Jeju International Airport and transport within the island by rental cars. Some local products are popular to tourists, including Jeju's special tile fish and mandarin oranges, aside from souvenirs and duty-free shopping.

Jeju was chosen as one of the 28 finalists for the New 7 Wonders of Nature at www.new7wonders.com

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The first picture is of salang isn't it?

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@ King Kang of Mu

First of all thanks for your comments and those wonderful descriptions afterwards I guess there is no beauty greater in the world than that of Nature and I am really found of it, as you could see in my pictures I have tried to capture the maximum amount of nature regardless of concentration on human made elements. Oh and thanks alot for those wonderful pictures of Korea I really can't ignore to complement a picture or the beauty of nature.

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Hey dear you got it 101% correct, that's the North most of Kabul, the Salang which leads your way to North of the country.
And by the way have you ever been here or is it that ou had seen on pictures/movie?


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Originally posted by King Kang of Mu King Kang of Mu wrote:

 
 
 
 
 
 
These pictures are beautiful; specially the first one is a unique sight, where is it?
Do you have any good picture of Baekdusan ?

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Garanai, those pictures reminds me of Iran. Very similar to Alburz mountain.
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These are from Canada's Queen Charlotte Islands, known to the indigenous Haida people there as Haida Gwaii.
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Sunrise over Hecate Strait


Early AM Langara Island


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These were taken 08/08 '08 city of Vancouver in the background.








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I never been outside the country. However I do have a couple of hobbies (psychotic obsession probably), collecting pictures (7000 of them) and climatic data. I will try to guess the rest of the pictures and tell me if I am correct:
 
The rolling hills are either in the vicinity of Baghlan or near Faizabad.
 
The forrests are in the border region with Pakistan. Probably Nuristan.
 
The lake is actually a dam. I saw the picture before but I can't say exactly where but possibly somewhere southwest of Kabul but not far enough.
 
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@ Al Jassas
Nice to know about your hobby and it would be so great if your could share some of your pictures (I would love to see the ones of nature).
 
On the other hand your guess were not bad at all.
The first one with rolling hills is not far away from Baghlan (but distant from Faizabad which is part of Badakhshan) and in the bordered province of Samangan.
The second one is a bengo, the forest is in Nuristan province bordered to Kalash of Pakistan.
The third one is actually a lake not a dam and is located Paghman district of Kabul Province and is located in southwest (good guess) of the Kabul city, the area called Qargha.
 
Any guess of the last picture (I am sure you do know that one).


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@ King Kang of Mu.... no doubt Korea is a beautiful country...
@ Gharanai... Nice pic..

Malaysia?? well...

North Malaysia (Perlis, Kedah, Penang & Perak)

Gua Kelam, Perlis


Gunung Jerai, Kedah (near to my hometown)


Ara Stream, Penang Island



Tasik Banding, Perak









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You really are one lucky person to have your hometown near Gunung Jerai Kedah, that does look a great place.


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The Mountain was used as navigational point for traders who did travel by sea long time back.
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Nice pics Garanai but this one you posted are from Azerbaijan...

Its Caucasus Mountain.


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Originally posted by Emil_Diniyev Emil_Diniyev wrote:

Nice pics Garanai but this one you posted are from Azerbaijan...

Its Caucasus Mountain.


 
First of all thanks to all for contributing and wish to see more everyday.
 
@ Emil
Dear Emil you see in the begining of the topic I had mentioned that a self captured photo would be prefered, so dear that's taken by myself during July-August 2009 (and YES those months are correct and the most beautifull part of that region is that even in the hottest times of wether it still has got snow covered mountaines) in Wakhan Corridor during my campaign activities.
 
I agree with you that it more looks Caucasus Mountain, and I too have seen many pictures of Caucasus Mountain same like this but that's the way it is.
 


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That is from Azerbaijan.

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/2818168

Its not a big deal, but still.


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Originally posted by Emil_Diniyev Emil_Diniyev wrote:

That is from Azerbaijan.

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/2818168

Its not a big deal, but still.
 
Now that's another big shock to me in few days after hearing Ahmadinejad was a jew, I mean how in the world is it possible, Is it from my facebook or maybe hmmmm but still the date when a fellow had commented shows December 5, 2008!
 
Now someone please help me out here, I know it's not a big deal but it really is a big deal for me how in the world is it possible, to take something same like that with my cam??? ConfusedConfusedConfusedConfusedConfused


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Here are some new ones from Afghanistan:
 
 


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From Chile
 
 
 
 
 
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That first picture is simply out of this world, I really can't describe how much it really touched me.
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Thanks. I love your country, too. Particularly those picture of wild horses running from the stepes is really amazing.
 
The first picture is from Patagonia, and it is a place called the Towers of Paine. More pictures from the place:
 
 
Our national animal, the huemul
 
 
 
 
Condor, the other native animal
 
 
 


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Beautiful Downtown Burbank 001r by tomspixels. 
 
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Beautiful Downtown Burbank by Theron Trowbridge. 
 
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@ Pinguin
I really can't resist appreciating a beauty of nature specially if it's of that quality so thanks for the wonderful wonderful pictures and you konw I have got two dream tours one of Spain and the other is of South America as I find SA full of natural beauties, the beauties that's not human made and are untouched by pollution of this world.
 
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Are you sure that the last picture is of a Bank or is it kind of joke.....because if it is a joke, it's a very good one. Big smile


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It's a running joke, Gharani. Only aficonados of late night television in the United States would make the connection, but after all the "nature" photography I wanted everyone back to earth and in their own habitat!
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Originally posted by Gharanai Gharanai wrote:

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I really can't resist appreciating a beauty of nature specially if it's of that quality so thanks for the wonderful wonderful pictures and you konw I have got two dream tours one of Spain and the other is of South America as I find SA full of natural beauties, the beauties that's not human made and are untouched by pollution of this world.
 
 
Thanks. And don't pay attention to Dgonzaga. He is just envious, you know. Spain is quite a boring place.
 
 
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@ Dr.Gonzaga
Thanks for bringing us back to earth, but I really was enjoying in those natural places so..........Cry
 
@ Pinguin
How do you say Spain is boring? As I find it very attractive with some great old fashion architectures around.
 


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Spain can be crossed in bicicle... I am not really much interested in bonsai countries... (Just for fool around with Drgonzaga)
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Right, Pinguin, you prefer the wide open spaces that the Argentine's left you! Technically, if you remove the Santiago valley, all the rest had previous titular holders until relatively recent timeEvil Smile...
Let's see a pic of Bolivia Irredenta...
 
 
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Badly informed, as usual. But, anyways, we are so few that we have more country than we need.

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