Wikivoyage:Destination of the month candidates/Banners

Please suggest banners for display on the main page for upcoming features below. Please 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.


AlexandriaEdit


  • 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)[]
  • 1, 3 and then 4 for me. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 00:30, 21 September 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Beautiful banners, but #4 is just amazing. Then comes 1, 2, 3. Ypsilon (talk) 16:18, 1 October 2021 (UTC)[]
  • What would #1 look like with the box on the other side? Or, a radical idea, what about with the box in the lower left corner on the water? Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:11, 3 October 2021 (UTC)[]

GävleEdit

Our local contributors may have some pictures of the city, and if so, I'd appreciate the input, since I'm not particularly impressed with the selection I've found on Commons. There were many images available but most of them had fewer than 1700px+ across, though I can't say I've been through all of them. #2 is a crop of the same source image as the current pagebanner (unintentionally). --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 16:19, 2 October 2021 (UTC)[]

As the goat is the most famous thing in Gavle I feel 4 is the best. Tai123.123 (talk) 05:15, 3 October 2021 (UTC)[]
There is a vote plurality to run Plymouth. Gävle is on hold. /Yvwv (talk) 22:22, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[]


  • A banner with the infamous goat would be nice, but out of the above my ranking goes 2,3,1. --Ypsilon (talk) 16:40, 2 October 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Added a banner with a snow-covered goat. /Yvwv (talk) 17:26, 2 October 2021 (UTC)[]
AWESOME! 4,2,3,1 now. Ypsilon (talk) 18:14, 2 October 2021 (UTC)[]
3, 4, 2 and 1 in that order. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 23:15, 2 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Pacific WarEdit

Recycling a banner candidate for April 2016's FTT, Nuclear tourism, depicting a woman below the Hiroshima Cenotaph looking at the Atomic Bomb Dome, both part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Needless to say, other suggestions are welcome but I though why not bring this up again. --Ypsilon (talk) 16:40, 2 October 2021 (UTC) []

  • Added a photo of Pearl Harbor from a Japanese plane. /Yvwv (talk) 17:41, 2 October 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Difficult call. I think I slightly prefer #1 as a tourist’s viewpoint. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 17:43, 2 October 2021 (UTC)[]
  • I'd also prefer #1 for the same reason as SelfieCity. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 23:16, 2 October 2021 (UTC)[]
  • I vote for #2, which gets the historical aspect of the war across more, IMO. Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:09, 3 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Plymouth (Massachusetts)Edit

Contends Gävle for the November spot, if we want to honor the 400th anniversary of Thanksgiving. /Yvwv (talk) 12:51, 7 October 2021 (UTC) []

SydneyEdit

Time for the banners for Sydney. It was quite hard getting them to 1700x567 given that a lot of the photos out there on Commons are over 3000px in height. So if anyone has a better banner, it'll be well appreciated :-) Oh and the spelling on livability or liveability? According to the Macquarie Dictionary, Australia uses the US version (this is if anyone asks re the spelling). SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 13:18, 7 October 2021 (UTC) []

  • The 1st banner is the obvious winner between these two. Ikan Kekek (talk) 13:37, 7 October 2021 (UTC)[]
  • Banner #1 for me too. Also, I think larger banners are allowed, provided the height to width ratio 1:3 stays the same. --Ypsilon (talk) 18:03, 7 October 2021 (UTC)[]
  • 1, 2, as #1 is Sydney’s iconic location. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 20:16, 7 October 2021 (UTC)[]
  • They are both good pictures, but #1 is a clear winner. As the photo in #1 is 12 years old, I assume that nothing significant has changed. I have created banners which are much bigger than 1700x567, but are 3:1 which is the main thing. (The instructions need updating.) AlasdairW (talk) 21:34, 7 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Added a third one. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 21:43, 7 October 2021 (UTC)[]
I think #3 is better than #2 but not quite as good as #1, which is still my favorite. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 01:03, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Yeah. 1 and 3, with 2 a no for me. Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:16, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[]