Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year! Cheers to 2014!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Budapest Parliament - Desktop Calendar / Wallpaper – January 2014

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Temple of Minerva in Assisi Italy

Located in the Piazza del Comune.

Located in the Piazza del Comune.




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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Bratislava - The Capital of Slovakia

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Monday, December 23, 2013

The Beauty of Austria

The hills are alive, outside of Salzburg, Austria.

The hills are alive, outside of Salzburg, Austria.




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Saturday, December 7, 2013

That's a Lot of Bricks! Tower House in San Gimignano Italy

San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture and known as the Town of Fine Towers (tower houses)

San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture and known as the Town of Fine Towers (tower houses)




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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Amazing Incredible View of Cape Town from Table Mountain - South Africa

The only natural site to have a constellation of stars named after it - Mensa, meaning “the table.”

The only natural site to have a constellation of stars named after it - Mensa, meaning “the table.”




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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Doge's Palace - Venice Italy

The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice.

The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice.




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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Stunning Sunrise in Perugia Italy

Perugia is well known as the cultural and artistic center of Italy.

Perugia is well known as the cultural and artistic center of Italy.




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Monday, November 25, 2013

The Walled City of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik is among the 10 best medieval walled cities in the world.

Dubrovnik is among the 10 best medieval walled cities in the world.




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Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Cathedral of Orvieto (Duomo di Orvieto) Italy

A large 14th century Roman Catholic cathedral situated in the town of Orvieto in Umbria.

A large 14th century Roman Catholic cathedral situated in the town of Orvieto in Umbria.




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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Room of Statues in Vatican Museum - Rome Italy

Roman Statues

Roman Statues




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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Hungry Cheetah's Morning Catch - South Africa

Distinguished by their smaller size, spotted coats, small heads and ears and distinctive 'tear stripes' from the corner of the eye to the side of their nose.

Distinguished by their smaller size, spotted coats, small heads and ears and distinctive 'tear stripes' from the corner of the eye to the side of their nose.




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Monday, November 11, 2013

The Colorful Cooling Towers in Soweto, South Africa

The Orlando Power Station, with its distinctive cooling towers, is an old coal fired power station in Soweto, South Africa. It was decommissioned in 1998 after 56 years of service.

The Orlando Power Station, with its distinctive cooling towers, is an old coal fired power station in Soweto, South Africa. It was decommissioned in 1998 after 56 years of service.


One tower is an advertising billboard and the other is the largest mural painting in South Africa. For the adventurous types, the towers are also used for bungee and BASE jumping from 100m (328ft) up.




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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Rhinoceros enjoying the Morning Light - South Africa

The white rhinoceros is the largest of the 5 species of rhinoceros.

The white rhinoceros is the largest of the 5 species of rhinoceros.




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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Charming Hout Bay in Cape Town South Africa

Hout Bay is called the Heart of the Cape. Halfway between Cape Town and Cape Point. Named by Dutch explorers, literally translated means Wood Bay.

Hout Bay is called the Heart of the Cape. Halfway between Cape Town and Cape Point. Named by Dutch explorers, literally translated means Wood Bay.




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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Abu Dhabi Panorama

taken with an iPhone5

taken with an iPhone5




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Monday, October 28, 2013

An unbelievable Sunset view of Dubai

View of Dubai from The Burj Khalifa

Dubai has become famous for its many skyscrapers and high-rise buildings. This photo was taken from the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa.




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Friday, October 25, 2013

The Beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE

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The largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest mosque in the world.




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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Incredible Panorama View of Paris from the Eiffel Tower

Panorama view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower that's located on the Champ de Mars in the beautiful city of Paris France.




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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Great View of Mount Etna (Volcano) in Taormina Sicily, Italy

Great view of Mount Etna (Volcano) Taormina Sicily, Italy

Mount Etna has erupted every year since 2001 (except for 2007)




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Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Louvre - Paris France

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One of the world's largest museums and it's a historic monument




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Friday, October 11, 2013

The Sun Shines on Vatican City - Rome Italy

The Sun Shines on Vatican City Rome Italy

Vatican City is the smallest internationally recognized independent state in the world by both area and population.




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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sea Lions Enjoying the Day on Marble Island Alaska

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Just hanging out.




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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Where Joan of Arc Met with the King of France - Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon France

March 6th 1429, Joan of Arc arrived at Ch√Ęteau de Chinon. She claimed to hear heavenly voices that said Charles would grant her an army.




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Friday, September 27, 2013

​The Eiffel Tower in Paris France

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The Eiffel Tower, named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed & built the tower.




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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Look Deep Into Nature, and Then You Will Understand...

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This photo is from my trip to Alaska in July. I didn't even notice the kayaker when I started editing it and when I did, realizing how tiny we all are in nature, it made me sit back and think. So when I found this quote, it just fit perfectly!




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The Beautiful Countryside of Sancerre France

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Sancerre is a medieval hilltop town in central France overlooking the Loire River.




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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Amazing View of Paris from the Top of The Eiffel Tower

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The Tallest structure in the world from 1889 to 1930.




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Monday, September 23, 2013

The Iconic Notre Dame de Paris

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The home of Catholicism's most important first-class relics: The Crown of Thorns, a piece of the True Cross and a Holy Nail.




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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Arc de Triomphe - Paris, France

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The Arc de Triomphe honors the people who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars.




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Thursday, September 19, 2013

On the River in Chinon France

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Chinon is located in central France and is well known for the Chateau de Chinon, a medieval castle which was used by many of the kings of France and England.




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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Amazing Whale Tail - Desktop Calendar for Sept. 2013


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Monday, September 2, 2013

The Mykonos Windmills, Greece

The windmills are an iconic feature of the Greek Island of the Mykonos.

The windmills are an iconic feature of the Greek Island of the Mykonos.




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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Sun Shines through Paraportiani Church in Mykonos Greece

In Mykonos, almost all buildings are white washed. It's used to reflect sunlight keeping them cool.

In Mykonos, almost all buildings are white washed. It's used to reflect sunlight keeping them cool.




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Friday, August 23, 2013

Hungry Brown Bear at Takatz Bay Alaska

Brown bear claws are longer and less curved than those of black bears.

Brown bear claws are longer and less curved than those of black bears.




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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wat Po Temple Statue - Bangkok Thailand

Wat Pho is named after a monastery in India where Buddha is believed to have lived.

Wat Pho is named after a monastery in India where Buddha is believed to have lived.




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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sea Lions on South Marble Island, Alaska

I really like this photo from my Alaska trip. There's so much going on. Every time I look at it, I find something new.

I really like this photo from my Alaska trip. There's so much going on. Every time I look at it, I find something new.




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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Visual Tour of San Juan, Puerto Rico














































Did you know that San Juan is officially referred to as: Municipio de la Ciudad Capital San Juan Bautista? It's the capital and most populous municipality in Puerto Rico and it's not a 'state' but an unincorporated territory of the United States.




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