Wikivoyage:Destination of the month candidates/Banners

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.

Portland (Oregon)Edit

One time long ago, I stated that it was "my personal goal to have at least three months' worth of featured-destination banners in queue at any given time". Today I'm proud to announce that I've reached that goal for the first time since the Antigua Guatemala DotM banners went live in November 2015.

In fact, to be more precise, that goal has been not only reached but exceeded - as you can see below, I have banners for Apia's August 2020 OtBP feature ready for your votes, and of course the Buffalo-Pittsburgh Highway banners went up a bit further in advance than usual as well.

Anyway. Let's hear your votes on the three banner options for Portland's DotM feature.

-- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 01:32, 9 May 2020 (UTC)


  • One of the greatest travel tragedies to ever befall me was when the hard drive of my laptop went kaput and I lost all the photos I'd taken on what's still the only trip I've ever taken the the U.S. west coast, in 2005 - the images I captured of the International Rose Test Gardens in Portland would have been perfect when it came time to make these banners. However, despite starting out biased in favor of #2, ultimately I have to give first place to #3, a scene from the 2019 "Witches' Paddle" on the Willammette River - what better encapsulation of the "keep Portland weird" motto? Last-place #1 seems to be a very popular photo spot, at least judging by all the similar images I found on Commons and Flickr, but of course, it's a generic skyline image of the type that tend toward the anonymous and that don't really tell the viewers much about a place. Not to mention that it dates to 2007, and therefore, in the case of a fast-growing city like Portland, said skyline might look very different today. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 01:32, 9 May 2020 (UTC)
  • I like the idea of a banner that hints at the "Keep Portland Weird" motto, but unfortunately in #3 it's hard to tell what is going on if you haven't heard the phrase "Witches' Paddle", so the image doesn't end up conveying much of anything besides a bridge. At least that was my thought when I saw the photo. #1 is beautiful but, as you say, a somewhat generic skyline image. I'll say 2, 1, 3. —Granger (talk · contribs) 01:56, 9 May 2020 (UTC)
  • I don't know what "Witches' paddle" is, but #3 is strange, interesting and unique, totally unlike any other banner we've ever run, and it draws me in most as a viewer, so it's my favorite. After that is the pretty view of #1 and the rose garden, #2. All are good. If anyone wants to try making another banner, see if you can find any pictures of public art of sufficient size. There are a bunch of nice statues Downtown. Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:51, 9 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Andre, sorry about the hard drive, and your point about change in the skyline is well taken, but I don't know what to do about it. If we run #3, we have to worry less about that, though. Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:53, 9 May 2020 (UTC)
  • It's ancient history at this point, and now that I think of the camera I owned at that time, the photos likely wouldn't have been high-res enough for banner use anyway. As for the statues downtown, keep in mind that public art does not fall under the auspices of freedom of panorama in U.S. copyright law, so we'd have to either stick to pre-1925 works or come up with a fair use rationale that would justify us uploading it locally (which may or may not be a viable option; I'm not well-versed enough in copyright law to say). -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 02:59, 9 May 2020 (UTC)
  • I didn't think of that. Some of the works are pre-1925, though, like the pioneer statue. But we don't really need more banners. I just liked a lot of the public art in Portland when I was there. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:37, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

Question - as this article has not a single support vote to its name over on Wikivoyage:Destination_of_the_month_candidates#Portland_(Oregon), why are we voting on banners for it? --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 13:00, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

  • I think I'll go for the skyline #1 which for some reason seems to have the highest resolution. #2 and #3 are about equally good, but the roses are already in the article's own banner, so I have a slight preference for the one with the paddlers. So 1, 3, 2. --Ypsilon (talk) 15:27, 9 May 2020 (UTC)
  • 2, 3, 1. Prioritising subject matter over crispness. Gizza (roam) 12:43, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

I did five, having forgotten that these had already been done. Feel free to include them in your votes as we still have some time before this goes on the Main page:


Maybe none of them are as good, but that's OK as these were a mistake on my part anyway. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 22:42, 18 June 2021 (UTC)

American cuisineEdit

...and for American cuisine some nice pancakes...


Good one. I'd be happy to see anything else someone wants to nominate, but this is a pretty high bar to exceed. Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:52, 31 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Definitely a great picture. I'm okay with not seeing alternatives to this. It's good. Ground Zero (talk) 16:38, 28 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Looks like a really good choice to me. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 12:42, 2 June 2021 (UTC)

CorkEdit

Two banners to choose from for Cork. Others would be very welcome. AlasdairW (talk) 23:03, 23 April 2021 (UTC)


  • The second is more what I'd expect of Cork, but the first's colours are much more appealing, which I think is important for the main page. Ground Zero (talk)
  • I agree, my choice is #1. Unfortunately I didn't see any photos of the second view on a cloudless day which would have given better colours. AlasdairW (talk) 20:59, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
  • #1, 2.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 21:27, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
  • The more cheerful one, #1 for me. Ypsilon (talk) 15:24, 28 May 2021 (UTC)
  • 1, 2. I agree with AlasdairW that if there was a blue sky in the second photo, it would have been a better picture to use. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 12:41, 2 June 2021 (UTC)

NeulandEdit

Not much choice on commons. The first is Iglesia Mennonita de Neuland (city church), which is a nice picture, but is also used for the article's page banner. The second is Avenida 1° de Febrero at the Hospital Concordia - an ordinary street scene. The third is Fortín Boquerón, which is 28 km southeast of Neuland, but is the sight with the biggest listing in the article. All three are by gomezminck on Panoramio, without whom there would be nothing that met the required dimensions. Other contributions would be very welcome. AlasdairW (talk) 22:11, 1 June 2021 (UTC)





  • I was looking at the same picture as #3 for creating a Neuland banner myself. And I'd prefer to have a Main Page banner different from the article banner; therefore 3,2,1. --Ypsilon (talk) 04:05, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
  • 1, 2, 3. #1 seems by far the best, even it it's used as the page banner. I would however recommend slight rotation of the banner image, which I can try myself. (Obviously, if consensus is not for that banner, there's no point.) --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 12:39, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Yes, definitely #1, and the slight rotation would improve it. Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:07, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
I've added the rotated banner to the pictures included above. It might now be too far rotated the other way — I'm not sure — but I think it is an improvement on the original banner #1. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 19:31, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
At a glance the rotated image looks better, but zooming in to look at the bricks in the church wall, it has lost some of the sharpness of the original. I am not sure which is better overall. AlasdairW (talk) 21:59, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
It looks better to me. AlasdairW, did you zoom just enough to see how it would look as a banner on the page? Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:00, 3 June 2021 (UTC)
  • #1 is indeed sharper than #4. The other two are essentially pictures of nothing. For those of us who didn't know where Chaco is, it would be nice to mention the country in the lede, e.g. "One of Paraguay's Mennonite colonies..." --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 08:53, 3 June 2021 (UTC)
  • Banner #1 - looks more sharper than the others. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 08:58, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

Trans-Labrador HighwayEdit