Where will you go to escape the stress of life and the noise of traffic? To find out, we turned to question-and-answer site Quora, where users have been sharing their opinions. From an Alpine palace in Germany to some amazing English views, these dreamy destinations are so magical that it’s hard to believe they’re real.
Gaudi’s otherworldly imagination
Designed by one of Spain’s most famous architects, Antoni Gauldi, the Roman Catholic church Sagrada Familia is a legend in itself Construction began in 1882, but less than a quarter of the project was complete when Gaudi died in 1926. Since then, work has progressed slowly. How about the ending? Architects plan to complete the project in 2026, the centenary of Gaudi’s death.
As Barcelona’s most popular tourist site, Sagrada Familia attracts three million visitors every year for one good reason: It’s a masterpiece unlike anything else in the world which is largely responsible for the city’s lively personality.
A setting that could steal the spotlight from any storybook hero
With its valleys surrounded by lakes, rivers, hills and peaks, the Lake District in England’s northwest is quite literally taken out of fairy tales. This place was Beatrix Potter’s inspiration for Peter Rabbit and the residence（居所）of the Lake Poets, including William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey.
One of nature’s most magical illusions
Once upon a time in the faraway land of the Faroe Islands, Lake Leitisvatn became known as the most striking of all the islands’ lakes. At more than 6km long, it is the biggest in the Faroe Islands. In reality, Lake Leitisvatn is actually no more than about 30m above sea level. A steep cliff in front of the lake and a clever camera angle make the lake appear to be much higher than it really is.
21. From the first paragraph, we know Quora is a site where you can ________.
A. release your stress of life B. ask your teachers questions
C. get different views about something D. find guides to any magical attractions
22. What do you know about Sagrada Familia?
A. It hasn’t been fully built yet B. It is a museum about Antoni Gaudi
C. It was built in honor of Antoni Gaudi D. It tells much about Spain’s history
23. Where did Beatrix Potter create the fairy tale character Peter Rabbit?
A. On Lake Leitisvatn. B. In the Lake District.
C. From Sagrada Familia. D. At certain hills and peaks.