Παρασκευή, 5 Νοεμβρίου 2010

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Photo: The Poseidon Temple


The Poseidon Temple





Photo: Woman walks through mosque



White marble from Greece adds to the gleam of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque courtyard in Abu Dhabi.






Photo: Storm clouds over cliffs and prairie


Storm clouds gather over the Wall, a 100-mile (160-kilometer) stretch of tiered cliffs in Badlands National Park in South Dakota.






Photo: Grand Mosque in Bahrain



This island state is a leading financial and communications center for the Persian Gulf.






Photo:  Wat Benchamabophit


Saffron-robed monks enter Wat Benchamabophit, the Marble Temple.






Photo: Barbados beach



In search of surf, a woman wanders a deserted Barbados beach.





Photo: Colònia Güell Crypt, front view


The Colònia Güell Crypt is classic Gaudí, located on a textile estate in Santa Coloma de Cervelló, just outside Barcelona.





Photo: The Forbidden City


Framed by an intricate screen, the Forbidden City's grand Hall of Supreme Harmony sits across a broad courtyard.





Photo: Ghent, Belgium


Boats on the Lys River journey past centuries-old guild houses in central Ghent.






Photo: A town with a bridge and river


Mostar's Ottoman bridge is a hopeful link between Croats and Muslims on opposite sides.






Photo: Kaiservilla in Bad Ischl



The Kaiservilla in Bad Ischl, summer retreat of rulers past, now welcomes visitors but remains home to Archduke Markus Habsburg. The hillside mansion is where his great grandfather, Franz Joseph, Austria's last great emperor, spent part of almost every summer from 1831 to 1914. Here, in 1914, Franz Joseph signed a declaration of war against Serbia, a war that would bring to an end the 645-year-old Habsburg dynasty.





Photo: Moon over Colombian fortress


The moon rises over the fortress of San Felipe de Barajas in Cartagena.





Photo: Stellenbosch




Grapes ripen toward harvest on an estate set amid the lush landscapes around Stellenbosch, east of Cape Town.





Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve



China's Mystic Waters

Visitors are enthralled by the Jiuzhaigou reserve.





Photo: Keryneia Bay


Former warehouses hold hotels and yachts share space with fishing boats in Keryneia Bay.





Photo: Bharati Shivaji and her dance troupe



Bharati Shivaji and Dance Troupe






Photo: Spanish bullfighter



Spanish Bullfighter







Photo: Tower on top of green cliff overlooking ocean



O’Brien’s Tower







Photo: Waterway in a Congo forest



Waterways are highways in the depths of the Congo rain forest.





Photo: Palm trees on a beach



A lush line of palm trees stands sentinel on an isolated Dominican Republic beach.






Photo: Young artists




Young Artists







Photo: Woman swimming


The 1,200 coral islands of the Maldives tempt swimmers, snorkelers, and other adventurers.





Photo: Waterfall



Samoa is a South Pacific paradise with lush forests and warm Polynesian culture.









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