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Please suggest banners for display on the main page for upcoming features below. Please try to use banner dimensions of 1700 x 567, and keep the blurb text to a reasonable length. The images from which you create the banners should be of high quality, and ideally of equal or greater resolution than the banner (to ensure high resolution). For inspiration, take a look in the banner Hall of 'Fame'.

Please upload all banner suggestions locally—to Wikivoyage rather than Commons, and put them in Category:DotM banners. If starting a discussion on a suggested feature that has not been discussed yet below, put the discussion at the bottom of the page underneath a new first-level header, such as = New York =

When updating the Main Page banners, please update Main Page/Photo credits as well.

Once in situ, suggested banners and their accompanying discussions will be archived.

Gyeongju[edit]

You know what to do! -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 00:25, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Destination of the Month[edit]

Gyeongju

Centuries of Korean history — not to mention delicious pastries — await you in the capital of the ancient Silla Kingdom.

Destination of the Month[edit]

Gyeongju

Centuries of Korean history — not to mention delicious pastries — await you in the capital of the ancient Silla Kingdom.

Destination of the Month[edit]

Gyeongju

Centuries of Korean history — not to mention delicious pastries — await you in the capital of the ancient Silla Kingdom.

Destination of the Month[edit]

Gyeongju

Centuries of Korean history — not to mention delicious pastries — await you in the capital of the ancient Silla Kingdom.

  • No question that my #1 choice goes to, erm, #1. The article describes Anapji Pond as a popular place for newlyweds to pose for photos, and one can certainly see why. #4, the burial mounds at Daerungwon, place a fairly distant second: they're the most important and historically significant tourist site in the city, but it's just not as picturesque an image as the first. The two images of Bulguksa Temple make up the bottom half of the hierarchy, with #3 placing third ahead of the nearly colorless #2. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 00:25, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Ditto for me: 1, 4, 3, 2. Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:26, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
  • 4 and 3 are close for second, but I'd say #1 is definitely better than the others, and my order is 1, 3, 4, and 2, practically the same as Ikan and Andre. --Comment by Selfie City (talk about my contributions) 04:39, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
  • 1 just looks amazing, my vote goes to that banner too. Then comes 4, 3 and 2. ϒpsilon (talk) 14:59, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
I just saw the banner preview at the DOTM nominations page and #1 is going to be a great banner... --Comment by Selfie City (talk about my contributions) 16:19, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Valletta[edit]

Don't want to be too wordy here because I'm in the middle of updating OtBP, but I do want to point out that this article still needs the copyediting and other work detailed at dotm. I will do it myself if I have to, but I'd appreciate some help. Here are four banners for a very photogenic destination; let's hear your votes! -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 00:16, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Off the Beaten Path[edit]

Valletta

History lives in Malta's compact capital: museums, shopping, and culture galore packed into a stunning labyrinth of 17th-century Baroque buildings.

Off the Beaten Path[edit]

Valletta

History lives in Malta's compact capital: museums, shopping, and culture galore packed into a stunning labyrinth of 17th-century Baroque buildings.

Off the Beaten Path[edit]

Valletta

History lives in Malta's compact capital: museums, shopping, and culture galore packed into a stunning labyrinth of 17th-century Baroque buildings.

Off the Beaten Path[edit]

Valletta

History lives in Malta's compact capital: museums, shopping, and culture galore packed into a stunning labyrinth of 17th-century Baroque buildings.

  • #1 is the obvious choice here, but the others all have their strong points and I have a hard time ranking them against each other. If pressed, I think I'd put #3 (the fountains in St. George's Square) ahead of #4 (an unidentified but handsome street) by just a smidge: sure, the architecture in the latter is interesting, but the former has an infectious sense of fun. Fort Saint Elmo in #2 is in last place mostly due to very strong competition; it's quite the attractive image and I'd have no problem seeing it on the Main Page. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 00:16, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Nice banners. When I first saw the banners #2 was my favorite, but now I think #1 is actually the best. In the end of the day I think my order is 1, 3, 2, and 4. #2 would probably be my favorite if there was an area where the text could go — as it is, it conflicts the image, while in #1 it doesn't. --Comment by Selfie City (talk about my contributions) 01:07, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
Actually, the more I look the more I'm tied between the aesthetically pleasing, neatly organized #3 and the busy but beautiful #2 for second place. --Comment by Selfie City (talk about my contributions) 01:12, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
  • I like #2 most, because number one is too similar to the banner and the nominations photo. Then comes #1, #3 and lastly #4. --ϒpsilon (talk) 04:45, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
  • It's very hard to pick between #1 and #3, but since #3 is a less common type of scene, I'll vote for #3 as my favorite, very closely followed by #1, then #2 and #4. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:53, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
  • #1, #2, #3, #4. They are all good. I think that the sea in the first two helps to distinguish Valletta from other similar destinations. AlasdairW (talk) 20:15, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
  • I like #3 the most. Valletta is historic but a fun, modern island too and #3 captures all of these attributes. Gizza (roam) 00:56, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

Sydney Airport[edit]

This was a tough one to find banners for. Not because of a lack of eligible images, but because if there are any distinguishing features of SYD that set it apart from other airports, the article makes no mention of them: no neon walkway like at O'Hare, no statues of bespectacled former presidents as in Manila, nothing like that. Regardless, let's hear your opinions on what I did come up with. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 23:24, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

Featured Travel Topic[edit]

Sydney Airport

Australia's main international gateway and one of the oldest commercial airports in the world, SYD serves flights from all inhabited continents.

Featured Travel Topic[edit]

Sydney Airport

Australia's main international gateway and one of the oldest commercial airports in the world, SYD serves flights from all inhabited continents.

Featured Travel Topic[edit]

Sydney Airport

Australia's main international gateway and one of the oldest commercial airports in the world, SYD serves flights from all inhabited continents.

  • And it's as tough to decide between these banners as it was to make them. Each of them has their strong and weak points: the first depicts the closest thing I could find to a quirky point of interest on airport grounds (this control tower with the spiral thing running around the sides popped up in a lot of the Flickr photos I filed through, and is apparently located on a grassy knoll dedicated in honor of a famous deceased planespotter - maybe this should go in "See"), but the composition is fairly humdrum. #2 shows the interior of Terminal 1 and is a good representation of the experience of a traveller passing through SYD, but it's also awfully anonymous: it could be any airport terminal. Meanwhile, #3 is a great scene of the Sydney skyline with the airport in the foreground that's marred by poor image quality. If pressed, I'd say my preference goes in descending order - #3 first, then #2 and finally #1 - but again, it's a tough decision. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 23:24, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
  • 3 is the one that tells you it's Sydney Airport even though the photo is not sharp. Still probably the best. Gizza (roam) 23:58, 20 September 2018 (UTC)