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Here's a few images I've run across online:

 

 

 

Burn in spate under the old bridge at Woodhall Dean, East Lothian.

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Iona Abbey, Scotland

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Wisteria tunnel

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Ta Prohm (Cambodia) 

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Smoky Mountains

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Aj-Petri, Crimea

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Garden of Ninfa 

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Rock of Dunamase, Portlaoise Ireland

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Mt. Hood, Oregon

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A couple more I ran across today:

 

 

Waterfalls in Pewit's Nest (Wisconsin, USA)

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Nestled in the Rimutaka mountains at Kaitoke Regional Park, Upper Hutt, Wellington region, New Zealand.

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I don't know how practical this would be for a miniature piece, but it is cool. It's The ULTIMATE traffic jam:

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...this is, I believe, located in a forested part of Belgium...of course, I could be wrong...again.

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This was shared on Facebook.  Thought of this thread immediately.  Welcome to the Underdark.

 

São Bernardo III Cave County of São Domingos, Goias State, Brazil.

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 Not nearly as grand as the other stuff... but these are local(ish) historical places and state parks. (larger pics are linked to save space)

 

 

 

Fort Griswold (Groton, CT - site of the Battle of Groton Heights, after which Benedict Arnold burned the city of New London across the river)

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 And most of these places have been either the site of strange things allegedly happening or have been rumored to be haunted... ::D:

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Every time we take the Twentieth Century Limited* to or from New York City the trip up and down the Hudson River Valley is amazing.

 

The first time I spotted the massive ruin on the island it went by too fast for me to take snapshots.

 

Every trip after I've been prepared and have some blurry shots of it out the train window.  It's called "Bannerman Castle", apparently.

 

Here are some far, far better pictures than mine:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--9bjU9b1OGg/Tn2_FBkBt5I/AAAAAAAANHQ/9QJA9Uw9WzM/s640/bannermans+castle+pollepel+island+1.jpg

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http://raredelights.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Bannerman-Castle-6.jpg

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*Okay, technically it's now the "Lakeshore Limited".  Call me a romantic fool.

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Every time we take the Twentieth Century Limited* to or from New York City the trip up and down the Hudson River Valley is amazing.

 

*Okay, technically it's now the "Lakeshore Limited".  Call me a romantic fool.

That's how I think of it also...it just conjures up a better, more romantic image of the train. If you're going to be a fool, being a romantic one is the way to go.

I didn't know you were an Upstate New Yorker. I was a Long Islander for all but the last few years...small World, eh?

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Waterfalls in Pewit's Nest (Wisconsin, USA)

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I see this picture and just think.  Aw crap, not only will that mean Leaf Peepers, but that's gonna be a lot of raking...  :lol:

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For post-apocalyptic terrain:

 

 

 

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One of my friend's daughters has been to Pripyat and Chernobyl. Of all things, she went on a photography vacation. I'll have to see if I can find the site with the pictures again. Edited by Mattnuke
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Every time we take the Twentieth Century Limited* to or from New York City the trip up and down the Hudson River Valley is amazing.

 

The first time I spotted the massive ruin on the island it went by too fast for me to take snapshots.

 

Every trip after I've been prepared and have some blurry shots of it out the train window.  It's called "Bannerman Castle", apparently.

 

Here are some far, far better pictures than mine:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--9bjU9b1OGg/Tn2_FBkBt5I/AAAAAAAANHQ/9QJA9Uw9WzM/s640/bannermans+castle+pollepel+island+1.jpg

https://rookieadventurerdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/dsc_0107.jpg

http://raredelights.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Bannerman-Castle-6.jpg

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a2/7d/ea/a27deacff869d430e260e5df63ca1ca7.jpg

 

 

 

*Okay, technically it's now the "Lakeshore Limited".  Call me a romantic fool.

Not bad for a place built to store military surplus for Bannerman's business.

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