The most magical place I have ever visited would have to be the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia. In early morning and late afternoon the mountains do turn blue because of the leaves on the eucalyptus trees. This is an eerie sight but somehow welcoming. It is kind of like the mountains are saluting the beginning and also the end of the day you are there. The three sisters, three fantastic rock formations, are magnificent.
And the people of the Blue Mountains are really something too. Norman Lindsey, Australia's most famous artist, lived for many years in those mountains and we know he cherished his time there. He's probably most well known for his illustrated children's story, The Magic Pudding. He was notorious for his nude paintings. It should, however, be noted that his wife appears in some of them. She had the kind of business sense he apparently didn't have so they made a great team. He is no longer with us but I have in recent years been to his home in the mountains and it does one's heart good to go there at least once. Marvelous statues, great paintings and friendly staff.