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17 awe-inspiring views around the globe to put on your bucket list

Which one of these will you see in 2015?

AS THE YEAR begins, the weather is cold and miserable. So give yourself a project.

Make it your mission to see at least one of these views in 2015 – whether it’s across the world, or just down the road.

1. The endless strand at 90 Mile Beach New Zealand

Source: Alessandro Loss

2. Across Clew Bay from Croagh Patrick on a clear day

Source: Shutterstock

3. Across the tree canopy to the temples of Tikal, Guatemala

Source: Shutterstock

Six temple pyramids, some hundreds of feet tall, loom high above the tree canopy in the Guatemalan jungle. This Mayan city was abandoned for reasons unknown in 900 AD, and lay largely untouched for almost a thousand years.

4. The colours on the stands at La Boqueria market, Barcelona

Source: gmaximo

5. The temples of Bagan, Burma at sunrise

Source: philborg

The remains of more than 2,200 temples and pagodas from an ancient city scatter this plain. Best seen at sunrise, as the first hot air balloons lift off.

6. The canopy of stars over the west of Ireland on a clear night

Source: final gather

7. Up to the sunshine from a dive on Raja Ampat reef, Indonesia

Source: Tony Shih (ctgintl140)

8. A polar bear on Svalbard archipelago, Norway, from a boat tour

Source: Smudge 9000

9. The famous wildebeest migration across the Masai Mara, Kenya

Source: james_hammond

10. Croke Park on All-Ireland final day

Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

11. The Tiger’s Nest monastery, perched on a cliff face in Bhutan

Source: Shutterstock

12. Over the rim of the Grand Canyon

Source: diana_robinson

13. Sunrise over the Blue Stack mountains in Donegal

Source: DailyEdge.ie

14. The eye-tricking salt flats at Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Source: Dimitry B

15. Turtles swimming off the Galapagos

Source: Lucy Rickards

16. Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn at night

Source: dominic bartolini

17. … or just your friends in a busy pub on a good night.

Source: Pretty/Ugly Design

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