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The following represent some of what users consider to be the very best of our article banners. If you see a banner that really catches your eye, go ahead and add it here, along with a comment. Please make sure the page shows the pictured location or related topic when mousing over the image. Make the file link to the page where it is used. For the DOTM banner hall of fame, see Wikivoyage:Destination of the month candidates/Banners/Hall of Fame.

Anything before 2018 can be found at the archive.

BannersEdit

It's been a very long time since someone highlighted a brilliant banner, and it is my view we should resurrect the tradition. I love the simplicity of this banner, the colours and textures on the sand, set against a completely featureless, almost grey, sky. -- ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 21:13, 22 June 2018 (UTC)


Now I've discovered this page, I think more banners ought to be featured here, but this banner is one I've known for a while that is very impressive with the line of cliffs in the center of the image, the lake and mountains on one side, and city and mountains in the distant left. Selfie City (talk) 22:42, 22 June 2018 (UTC)


The number of pictures all put together in this banner is truly stunning, especially when you consider this isn't even the whole image. Every of the original images is unique, but they all come together to make a beautiful picture—until you notice the Earth in the background and realize that it's completely photoshopped. Selfie City (talk) 22:45, 22 June 2018 (UTC)


Although this image doesn't capture the true beauty of the park, what this banner does capture is the grassland, which seems to all be monotonous and boring, until suddenly your eye hits some of the most dramatic mountains in the world. Selfie City (talk) 22:50, 22 June 2018 (UTC)


A really interesting contrast between the hazy skies below and the mountains above. Selfie City (talk) 22:57, 22 June 2018 (UTC)


The positioning of the camera was key here, and it aligns well with the Taj Mahal and the pathway and pool that leads up to it. Also, the trees at the sides make those looking at the image focus on the center and not the sides; the Taj Mahal attracts attention. Selfie City (talk) 23:01, 22 June 2018 (UTC)


The most-filmed location of the West is magnificently photographed here. The lighting and location are all just right and give a good idea of the place for those who are about to read the article. Although it doesn't question what people normally think of the place, it instead confirms what the place looks like. Selfie City (talk) 23:38, 22 June 2018 (UTC)


Nice, clear colors, and an area that's good for the banner's title. Selfie City (talk) 02:45, 26 June 2018 (UTC)


Obviously beautiful banner that gives the impression of almost endless white, but in mountains rather than just a large, flat, boring landmass. Also, wanted to point out that there have now been five years of banners on this page — to the day and only a couple hours out. Selfie City (talk) 02:51, 26 June 2018 (UTC)


I've seen this banner before and taken it for granted; it's excellent how San Francisco comes between the two towers of the Golden Gate Bridge in the picture. Selfie City (talk) 22:00, 10 August 2018 (UTC)


I was on the recent changes log and someone edited this page, I went to the page, and found this really nice banner. Selfie City (talk) 18:29, 11 August 2018 (UTC)


An absolutely amazing banner. Selfie City (talk) 00:59, 12 August 2018 (UTC)


If you ever want to be reminded of the dangers while visiting Florida, look at this banner. Hopefully these alligators don't mind being on Wikivoyage's star banners page. Selfie City (talk) 03:03, 13 August 2018 (UTC)




Three massive WOWs for the above three banners! 1 and 3 I love for their surreal qualities, while the panorama of 2 is sublimely Tolkienesque. --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 00:57, 23 August 2018 (UTC)


Just discovered this one. Stunning. ---Selfie City (talk | contributions) 01:15, 23 August 2018 (UTC)


Yep, another mountain banner. But what's wrong with that? They're hard to beat. --Comment by Selfie City (talk about my contributions) 22:06, 7 September 2018 (UTC)


Urban mountains, made of wood. It can only be Norge! --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 17:26, 24 September 2018 (UTC)


Image clarity can't get much better than this. Also an interesting contrast between the trees that dominate the image and then the mountains at the top. --Comment by Selfie City (talk about my contributions) 01:39, 29 September 2018 (UTC)


Good combination of city and countryside. --Comment by Selfie City (talk about my contributions) 01:47, 29 September 2018 (UTC)


This is definitely an interesting picture. The pollution is just right not only for the scene, but also in relation to the article's content. --Comment by Selfie City (talk about my contributions) 03:51, 16 October 2018 (UTC)


I never knew there was a place like this in Indonesia, although I think I found a great banner picture in Indonesia before. It reminds me of the Hawaiian volcanoes, at least from the pictures. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 22:03, 29 October 2018 (UTC)


Brilliant banner that readers should immediately associate with the topic at hand which avoids any crassness and adds a bit of humor to an otherwise unpleasant article. --Bigpeteb (talk) 22:50, 30 October 2018 (UTC)


A quality image that fits well for the topic of the article. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 00:13, 31 October 2018 (UTC)


Another food banner that's again high-quality, which is important for a banner of food — it can't make up poor quality by grabbing your attention in other ways (see the Banner Hall of Fame for good examples of poor quality banners that make up for their poor quality by being interesting, etc). It's very clear what the article is about when you look at the above banner. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 01:33, 31 October 2018 (UTC)


I'm currently discovering a lot of good banners that aren't mountain banners. This is another example. It's a good example of "less is more", since it's really just a barn and some trees but by having no surprise, the whole banner can be impressive in its own way. And what a great way to picture American historical areas! --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 01:43, 31 October 2018 (UTC)


Yet another good banner I found — and it's back to mountains again! Some mountains, but also a good town scene. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 02:29, 31 October 2018 (UTC)





Australia isn't particularly known for mountains, but these banners should give you reason to think otherwise. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 01:37, 5 November 2018 (UTC)


I have not included the location in the caption of this picture because I'm not totally sure of the location of the picture. The important thing is that the banner picture portrays a subtropical rainforest, and this is a good picture to match with the article. The picture is good quality, and, like the banner for tropical rainforests, you really feel like you're inside the forest itself. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 01:59, 12 November 2018 (UTC)


At the time of the comment, this banner had only just been added following a discussion. The old banner was good, but this one is really excellent. It just shows what heights we have reached with image quality nowadays, that we can capture such beauty with a camera. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 01:04, 17 November 2018 (UTC)


This is completely not what I was expecting from Harrogate, but it's really nicely proportioned and does have a strong link with the town's spa heritage.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 00:04, 8 January 2019 (UTC)


A first glance at this banner doesn't seem particularly impressive. It's in black and white and not very clear. However, when you look more closely, it really catches the spirit of the Old West. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 20:47, 3 February 2019 (UTC)


This is a good banner because it presents something in a unique way; instead of showing a banner like the one at Cold weather, it shows those blocks of ice that get the point across in a way that's almost abstract. It's like some sort of patterned design that might be used for the background of a website, and that's a good idea for a banner picture. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 20:56, 3 February 2019 (UTC)


A user started an article for Shahkooh a little while ago and someone found this banner for the Iranian village. It's a really nice picture. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 03:02, 12 February 2019 (UTC)


Novaya Zemlya is a Russian island group in the Arctic Ocean. This banner for the place is perhaps the most atmospheric banner on Wikivoyage. It wraps cold waters, abandoned machinery from the Soviet era, and grim skies all into one. But, apparently, the polar bears don't mind it. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 00:53, 16 February 2019 (UTC)


Big thanks to Traveler100 who posted this pagebanner image for the Diablo Range article. Absolutely beautiful, and quite relevant since the region, especially southeast of the pictured location, got quite a snowfall recently. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 00:30, 2 March 2019 (UTC)


Why green is beautiful. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 03:09, 6 March 2019 (UTC)


I hesitate to post a pagebanner I cropped myself, but this picture is so beautiful, especially when cropped to these ratios, that I feel it has to be displayed here. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 00:07, 23 March 2019 (UTC)


Unfortunately, the article could be a lot better, but this page banner is a good start. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 14:10, 21 April 2019 (UTC)


I think that fish was in the right place at the right time. (S)He looks rather mysterious, like he's only half appearing out of the depths. It seems that I could actually reach into the picture and touch him/her. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 17:56, 25 April 2019 (UTC)


I discovered this banner because it was a merge request, of all things. It's amazing—sometimes banners just work. This is a good example. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 21:25, 27 April 2019 (UTC)


It shows the star attraction of the city, the Jelgava Palace. OhanaUnitedTalk page 04:44, 29 April 2019 (UTC)


This is an excellent picture of the island, with colors fading on the right side — it's classy yet seems to have a touch of the imagination. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 14:16, 26 May 2019 (UTC)


Previously, surreal banners have been mentioned, and I think this one should be considered a surreal banner due to its effects of color and light. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 00:58, 4 June 2019 (UTC)


Wow! No wonder it's overrun with tourists.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 16:45, 16 July 2019 (UTC)


Maybe a little grainy, but a very appropriate picture for the article. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 23:22, 16 July 2019 (UTC)


This banner is outstanding due to the setting. You would expect the banner for Yoga to show people in a room or even maybe on the beach, but the location on a mountaintop catches your attention. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 19:54, 19 July 2019 (UTC)


Perhaps this one seems a little modest among the rest; however, it does its job nicely. It shows the road but doesn't make it too noticeable to look unpleasant. The scenery is well-demonstrated, especially with the trees. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 00:24, 4 August 2019 (UTC)


Amazing... I just found a good banner and now I find an even better one, which is truly stunning. It also fits well with the article title, if you go to the article itself. Someone did a good job here. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 00:28, 4 August 2019 (UTC)


Renek78 uploaded this beautiful banner. The placement of the various items, the scenery, and even the flowers in the bottom left make this a beautiful page banner image. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 21:36, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, Selfie City :) --Renek78 (talk) 21:41, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
You're welcome! --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 10:47, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

The detail of the wave within the picture is fantastic, as is the atmosphere. The image fits in with the menu very well. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 12:26, 7 September 2019 (UTC)


I stumbled into this one, and it's stunning! --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 17:32, 14 September 2019 (UTC)


It looks good here, but it looks incrível at the top of the Porto article.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 18:57, 19 September 2019 (UTC)


What a find! I ran into this one while searching for an article to which I could add a page banner — well, I definitely won't need to add a new page banner for this one! The clarity, especially with the village set against those dramatic mountains is another that I would put under the "stunning" category. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 20:54, 22 September 2019 (UTC)


I like this one due to the amazing detail in the image and the beautiful orange in the middle. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 00:15, 6 October 2019 (UTC)