A friend gave me a writing prompt the other day (a simple, "he opened the door and saw..."), and through it I stumbled into another world beneath our own. It was beautiful but boldly different from any place I have gone before. That's a new thing for me -- my books have mostly traveled the realm of places you might see every day -- or you would see if you traveled back in time. This, however...while believable...was fearless in its uniqueness.
And it was a delight for me to roam around and explore.
How about you? Have you ever written a place that was both outlandish and beautiful?