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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.

Game of Thrones tourism[edit]

  • FTT banner time again! I don't really know anything about Game of Thrones, but if I understand correctly this fort in Dubrovnik beautifully sitting on a cliff, is apparently an important filming site. Ypsilon (talk) 16:54, 9 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. Very nice banner. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 17:01, 9 August 2021 (UTC)
  • I don't know anything much about that show, either, but I like the banner, too! Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:58, 9 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Support I like this, but if @Pashley: who is a huge fan of GoT finds a better banner, I'd go with it. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 22:51, 12 August 2021 (UTC)
  • Support Pashley (talk) 23:37, 12 August 2021 (UTC)

Beijing/Central Dongcheng[edit]

Chavín de Huántar[edit]

Arriving in a new city[edit]

Banner #1 represents Ellis Island, banner #2 the public transport system at Sao Paolo, and the last tourist crowds at Montmartre in Paris. Is facial recognition an issue in the last photo? --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 15:24, 11 September 2021 (UTC)

  • This is a hard one to come up with banners for. My favorite is the subway train #2, then #3 and #1. --Ypsilon (talk) 16:19, 11 September 2021 (UTC)
  • 3, 2 and then 1. 3 gets across the feeling of crowds and possible chaos across, plus a view of a big city. 2 is clearly about arriving (or leaving or watching a train carrying people coming or going). 1 is part of a train station, but that's not obvious to everyone who doesn't recognize the building. Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:41, 11 September 2021 (UTC)
  • #2 is a great banner, and conveys to me both the thrill and disorientation of being somewhere new. #3 also works, though for me is less effective.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 22:24, 11 September 2021 (UTC)
  • I am neutral between 2 and 3. Ellis Island is not recognizable like some of NY’s other sites such as the Statue of Liberty, and perhaps that’s why that banner didn’t work so well. I didn’t want to pick really famous landmarks that weren’t obviously topical (such as the statue) because the focus is on the overall topic and not any one destination. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 16:37, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Indeed it isn't! I mistook this for a photo of a Dutch train station because the banner is missing most of the building! Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:40, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
  • #2, #3. I think an underground station conveys the disorientation of an unfamiliar city well. AlasdairW (talk) 21:27, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
  • 2 and then 3 for me. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 21:39, 14 September 2021 (UTC)


  • 4, 1, 2, 3. #4 is by far the best, with an important scene well designed to fit the blurb. I have objections to all of the other three. In #1 the picture is mostly good (apart from some rather unusual color effects I did my best to counter in the editor), but unfortunately the blurb covers either the bridge or El Montazah. #2 has no glaring issues, other than that is appears bland. Unfortunately I couldn't figure out how to crop the image to show the whole building without the antenna or flag showing, which in my opinion weren't good for the aesthetic of the images. #3 isn't grainy, but something's not correct when you view closely, which I didn't when I picked the image, not to mention that it could be anywhere. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 20:12, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
  • All really picturesque. I may come back and vote later. Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:41, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
  • #4, #1, #3. Thanks, all these are good images. AlasdairW (talk) 21:29, 14 September 2021 (UTC)