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The Little Venice in Colmar, France

Colmar in France is situated on the Alsatian Wine Route and considers itself to be the "capital of Alsatian wine" (capitale des vins d'Alsace). The city is renowned for its well preserved old town, and The little Venice shown on this photo. More amazing photos from Colmar and Alsace in this Gallery.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Burj Khalifa is a mega tall skyscraper in Dubai - the tallest artificial structure in the world, 160 floors – 829,8 m (2,722 ft). Construction of Burj Khalifa began in 2004 and opened in 2010. A total of 57 elevators and 8 escalators are installed. The building has 2,909 stairs from the ground floor to the 160th floor. More photos from Dubai and Abu Dhabi in this Gallery.

The Cathedral Vilnius, Lithuania

The Cathedral of St. Stanislav and St. Vladislav is the most important place of worship for the country‘s Catholics and the venue for the main Christian, folk and national festivities. More photos from Vilnius in this Gallery.

Hopperstad Stave Church, Norway

Hopperstad Stave Church (Norwegian: Hopperstad stavkyrkje) is a stave church, just outside the village of Vikøyri in Vik Municipality, Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The stave church is assumed to have been built around the year 1130 and still stands at its original location.

Titanic Belfast, Ireland

The world’s largest Titanic visitor attraction. More photos from amazing Belfast in this Gallery.

Lindesnes Lighthouse, Norway

Lindesnes Lighthouse (Norwegian: Lindesnes fyrstasjon) is a coastal lighthouse and museum on the southernmost tip of mainland Norway. It is also the oldest lighthouse station in Norway, first lit in 1655. During WW2 Lindesnes lighthouse was taken over by the Germans.

Grense Jakobselv, Norway

The border between Norway and Russia is marked with 415 border markers. On the Norwegian side there are no physical hindrances on the border and it is permitted to move all the way to the border itself. On the Russian side there is a fence located anywhere between 0 and 5 kilometres from the border. Although not electrified, it has sensors which will notify the border controllers if touched.

Church on Spilled Blood - Saint Petersburg, Russia

Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood is a traditional style Russian church built on the spot where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated in 1881. The interior is elaborately decorated with over 7500sqm of mosaics.  More photos from Saint Petersburg in this photo album.

Saint Isaac's Cathedral - Saint Petersburg, Russia

Saint Isaac's Cathedral is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the city. The cathedral took 40 years to construct (1818 to 1858). More photos from Saint Petersburg in this photo album.

Gondoals in Venice,  Italy

Venice (Venezia in Italian) is still one of the most interesting and lovely places in the world. This sanctuary on a lagoon is virtually the same as it was five hundred years ago, which adds to the fascinating character. More photos from beautiful Venice in this photo gallery.

Portofino, Italy

Portofino is a small Italian fishing village, comune and tourist resort located in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. The town is crowded round its small harbour. The most impressive thing about Portofino is the lifestyle, so running off and "seeing the sights" probably won't be your number one priority when you plan your trip.

Kautokeino Church, Norway

Kautokeino Church (Norwegian: Kautokeino kirke) is a parish church in Kautokeino Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The red wooden church was built by the architect Finn Bryn in 1965 to replace the older church that was burned down by the Germans near the end of World War II. The previous church building was built in 1701 and it was one of the oldest buildings in all of Finnmark when the Germans burned it down.

Eze Village, Provence - France

Your jaw will drop at the gorgeous view of the Mediterranean from Eze, a charming hilltop town on the Cote d’Azur. It’s beautiful cobblestone streets and hot-pink bougainvillea are a far cry from the glamour of Cannes or St-Tropez—and for travellers who could care less about celebrities and mega yachts, that’s quite appealing. More photos from beautiful Provence in this gallery.

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Parthenon - Acropolis, Athens

The Acropolis of Athens is the best known acropolis in the world. It rises 150 m above sea level in the city of Athens. The Parthenon (shown on this photo) is a temple built for the Greek goddess Athena built in the 5th century BC It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece. More photos from Athens in this photo gallery. Map here.  More information here.

Charles Bridge, Prague - Czech

Charles Bridge is a famous historical bridge that cross the Vltava river. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of 15th century. The bridge is 516 meters long and nearly 10 meter wide. The Old Town bridge tower shown on this picture is often considered to be one of the most astonishing civil gothic-style buildings in the world. More photos from beautiful Prague in this gallery.

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, Alta- Norway

Sorrisniva Igloo hotel is Europe’s northernmost ice hotell. With building beginning as the snow falls the hotel opens its door in January each year and melts away again in the spring. The 2000 square meter hotel has 30 rooms, including 2 suites and it is decorated with numerous ice sculptures and ice furnishings. Besides the bedrooms the hotel also contains an ice chapel, ice gallery and ice bar where drinks are served in glasses made of ice.

House of Blackheads,  Riga - Latvia

Originally built in 1344, this resurrected ghost is another reminder of Riga's still-healing historical scars. The original House of Blackheads was destroyed during the war in 1941 and buried by the Soviets in 1948. It was rebuilt in 2001 with careful attention to its original structure and exterior ornamentation to commemorate the city's 800th anniversary.  More photos from Riga in this Gallery.

Notre Dame Paris

Notre Dame, Paris - France

Notre Dame de is a Gothic cathedral and is still used as a Roman Catholic cathedral and is the seat of the Archbishop of Paris. Notre Dame is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Construction began in 1163, during the reign of Louis VII, and was not completed before 1345! More photos from Paris in this gallery.  More information here.

Basilica San Marco, Venice - Italy

The St Mark’s Basilica is the most beautiful building on St. Marks’s square and one of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture. In fact, it can be said to be Venice’s jewel in the crown and for a city overload with gems, that’s really saying something. More photos from beautiful Venice in this photo gallery.

St. Paul's Cathedral,  London UK

St Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral and the seat of the Bishop of London. The present building dates from the 17th century, and is generally reckoned to be London's fifth St Paul's Cathedral. The cathedral is one of London's most visited sites. The cathedral is built of Portland stone in a late Renaissance style. It rises 108 metres to the cross at its summit, making it a famous London landmark. More photos from London in this gallery.

Colosseum Roma - Colosseum Rome

Colosseum, Rome - Italy

The Colosseum is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, the largest ever built. It is one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. Its construction started between 70 and 72 AD and was completed in 80 AD. Originally capable of seating around 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles.  More photos from Rome in this gallery. More information here.

Trevi fontenen Roma - Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain, Rome - Italy

The Trevi Fountain (Italian: Fontana di Trevi) is the largest — standing 25.9 meters high and 19.8 meters wide — and most ambitious of the Baroque fountains of Rome. It is located in the rione of Trevi. More photos from Rome in this gallery. More information here.

Stephansdome, Vienna - Austria

St. Stephen's Cathedral (German: Stephansdom) is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Vienna and the seat of the Archbishop of Vienna. As the most important religious building in Austria's capital, the cathedral has born witness to many important events in that nation's history and has become one of the city's most recognizable symbols. More photos from beautiful Vienna in this gallery. More information here.

Town Hall Grand Place Brussel - Grote Markt

Town Hall - Grand Place, Brussels

The Town Hall (French: Hôtel de Ville, Dutch: Stadhuis) of Brussels, Belgium, is in the city's famous Grand Place.  More information here.

Peterskirken Vatikane Roma - San Pietro in Vaticano

St. Peter's Basilica,  Rome - Italy

The Basilica of Saint Peter is the most prominent building inside the Vatican City and built on the ruins of Old Saint Peter's Basilica. Its dome is also a dominant feature of the Roman skyline. Possibly the largest church building in Christianity, has a capacity of over 60,000 people. More photos from this beautiful Basilica and Rome in this gallery.  More information here.

Invalidedomen Paris - Les Invalides

Les Invalides, Paris - France

The church at the Invalides. Les Invalides consists of a complex of buildings in the 7th arrondissement containing museums and monuments, all relating to the military history of France, as well as a hospital and a retirement home for war veterans, the building's original purpose. It is also the burial site for some of France's war heroes. More photos from Paris in this gallery.
Karlsbroen Praha - Charles Bridge Prague

Charles Bridge, Prague

Charles Bridge is a famous historical bridge that cross the Vltava river. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of 15th century. The bridge is 516 meters long and nearly 10 meter wide. The Old Town bridge tower shown on this picture is often considered to be one of the most astonishing civil gothic-style buildings in the world. More photos from beautiful Prague in this gallery.

Old Town Square, Prague - Czech

Old Town is the original place of settlement of Prague. Notable places in the Old Town include the Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock (left in the picture). More photos from beautiful Prague in this gallery. Map here.
Raffels Hotel Singapore

Raffles Hotel, Singapore

 

Hotel Gellert,  Budapest - Hungary

Hotel Gellért is a famous, first class four star hotel in Budapest, Hungary. The hotel was erected on the right bank of the river Danube between 1916 and 1918 in the (Secession) Art Nouveau style with some biomorphic elements, at the foot of Gellért Hill, next to Szabadság Bridge. Hotel Gellért is famous for its thermal baths. More photos from Budapest in this gallery. More information here.

Nordkapp - Northcape

North Cape, Norway

North Cape is a cape on the island of Magerøya in northern Norway. Its 307 m high, steep cliff is often referred to as the northernmost point of Europe, located at 71°10′21″N, 25°47′40″E.

More photos from North Cape in this gallery. More information here.

Auschwitz - Birkenau, Poland

Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camps. The camp commandant, Rudolf Höß, testifed  that 3 million people had died at Auschwitz during his stay as a commandant. Most of the dead were killed in gas chambers using Zyklon B. See more photos from this horrible extermination camp in this gallery.

Riva degli Schiavoni - Venice, Italy

The sweeping promenade that forms the southern quayside of castello was named after the traders from Dalmatia who used to moor their boats and barges here. For those who arrived in Venice by water, this long curving quayside is a spectacular introduction to the charms of the city. More photos from Venice in this  photo gallery.

Chateau de Castelnaud - Sarlat, France

Open to the public since 1985, this one-time fortress is now given over entirely to displaying the art of warfare in the Middle Ages. Inside, it has a unique private collection of arms and armour, as well as furniture from the period. Outside, you will find reconstructions of war machines, such as siege catapults, in actual size. See more beautiful photos from this Château and France in this  photo gallery.

Place de la Bourse - Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux is a port city in southwest France, with one million inhabitants (08) and the capital of the Aquitaine region. The city is among the world's major wine industry centres. Bordeaux wine draws its name from the famous wine that has been produced in the region since the 8th century. See more beautiful photos from Bordeaux in this  photo gallery.

Universal Studios Hollywood, USA

Universal Studios Hollywood is the world’s largest working movie and television studio and theme park. Its official marketing headline is "The Entertainment Capital of LA", though during the summer it is often advertised as "The Coolest Place in LA." It was initially created to offer tours of the real Universal Studios soundstages and sets. More photos from California in this gallery.

Auschwitz - Birkenau, Poland

Furnaces where bodies were burnt in crematorium 1 in Auschwitz.

See more photos from this horrible extermination camp in this gallery.

 Beynac-et-Cazenac - France

Beautiful Beynac-et-Cazenac is a commune in the Dordogne department in south France. The village is classified as one of Les plus beaux villages de France (The most beautiful villages of France). The medieval Château de Beynac is on top of a limestone cliff. See more beautiful photos from this amazing village in this  photo gallery.

The Château de Beynac - France

The Château de Beynac in Beynac-et-Cazenac is one of the best preserved and best-known in the region. This Middle Ages construction, with its austere appearance, is perched on top of a limestone cliff, dominating the town and the north bank of the Dordogne River. See more beautiful photos from this Château and France in this  photo gallery.

Begijnhof, Amsterdam - Netherlands.

Dating back to the 14th century, this tranquil courtyard is surrounded by the bustle of Kalverstraat, Spui and the Nieuwe Zijdsvoorburgwal. The original facades were replaced in the 17th and 18th century, but 18 of the houses still have gothic wooden frames—one of which is still visible. More beautiful photos from Amsterdam in this photo gallery.

Nordkapp - Northcape

The Globe at North Cape, Norway

North Cape is a cape on the island of Magerøya in northern Norway. Its 307 m high, steep cliff is often referred to as the northernmost point of Europe, located at 71°10′21″N, 25°47′40″E. This photo is used in "Masa Acher" - the leading geographical and cultural magazine published monthly in Israel, look here.  More photos from North Cape in this gallery.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik is one of the most prominent tourist resorts of the Mediterranean.  Dubrovnik is nicknamed "Pearl of the Adriatic" and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. Today Dubrovnik is the proudest feather in Croatia's tourist cap, an elite destination and one of the most beautiful towns in the Mediterranean.

Bari - Italy

The Basilica di San Nicola (Saint Nicholas) was founded in 1087 to receive the relics of this saint, which were brought from Myra in Lycia, and now lie beneath the altar in the crypt, where are buried the Topins, which are a legacy of old thieves converted to good faith.

Murren, Switzerland

Mürren is a traditional Walser mountain village in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, at an elevation of 1,650 m (5,413 ft.) above sea level and unreachable by public road. Tourism is popular through the summer and winter; the village features a view of the three towering mountains: Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Mürren has a population of just 450. Mürren has its roots as a farming village. More photos from amazing Murren in this Gallery.

Piran, Slovenia

Piran is probably the most beautiful of Slovenia's coastal towns, perched on a tiny piece of land jutting into the sea. One of the most photogenic cities in the Mediterranean, Piran has preserved its unsurpassed charm. More photos from Piran and Slovenia in this Gallery.

Burj Al Arab, Dubai

Burj Al Arab is the third tallest hotel in the world and the only 7 star hotel in the world. The shape of the structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship. The Royal Suite in Burj Al Arab, billed at US$ 18,716 per night, is listed at number 12 on World's 15 most expensive hotel suites compiled by CNN Go in 2012. More photos from Dubai and Abu Dhabi in this Gallery.

Kilauea Volcano - Hawaii, USA

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, established in 1916. Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes is between 300,000 and 600,000 years old and emerged above sea level about 100,000 years ago. See more photos from the Volcano in my Hawaii Gallery.

The Northern Lights Cathedral, Norway

The Northern Lights Cathedral is the main parish church in Alta Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. It is located in the central part of the town of Alta. The church is the result of an architectural competition launched in 2001.

Kjerringøy trading post, Norway

Kjerringøy trading post was established in the late 1700s. Through the buying and selling of fish and fish products is gradually became an affluent trading post. The Kjerringøy merchants bought fish in Lofoten and elsewhere in Nordland, dried or salted the fish and sold it in Bergen and other places. More information here.

Hot air balloon safari Masai Mara, Kenya

Hot air balloon safari early in the morning above the wildlife and the magnificent landscapes in Maasai Mara Natural Reserve in Kenya. See more photos form the amazing safari in this Gallery.

Geysir Strokkur, Iceland

The geyser Strokkur (The Churn) erupts at regular intervals every 10 minutes or so and its white column of boiling water can reach as high as 30 meters. The whole area is a geothermal park sitting on top of a vast boiling cauldron. See more photos from amazing Iceland in this Gallery.

Barony Rosendal, Norway

Barony Rosendal (Baroniet Rosendal) is a historic estate and manor situated in Kvinnherad in Hordaland county, Norway. A 300 years old renaissance garden with roses in abundance. Romantic landscaped garden from 1850 with viewpoints overlooking the fjord, mountains and waterfalls.

Den Nationale Scene, Bergen - Norway

The National Venue of Theatre is Norway's oldest permanent theatre with roots dating back to Det Norske Theater founded in 1850 by the Norwegian violinist Ole Bull. The theatre was founded to develop Norwegian playwrights and Henrik Ibsen was one of the first writer-in-residences and art-directors of the theatre. More photos from Bergen in this Gallery.

Reinli Stave Church, Valdres - Norway

The Reinli Stave Church (Norwegian: Reinli stavkyrkje) is a Norwegian stave church built some time during the second half of the 13th century. The first references made to a church at this location comes from Olaf Haraldsson who travelled through Valdres in 1023, and also visited Reinli. It is believed that there was a pagan temple at the same location before the first church, some time before 1000.

Camara de Lobos - Madeira, Portugal

Câmara de Lobos - It was this traditional fishing village which inspired the late Sir Winston Churchill to paint its lovely surroundings.  More photos from beautiful Madeira in this Gallery.

Manarola - Cinque Terre, Italy

Manarola may be the oldest of the towns in the Cinque Terre. Mostly all of the houses are bright and colourful. Manarola's primary industries have traditionally been fishing and wine-making. The local wine, called Sciacchetrà, is especially renowned; references from Roman writings mention the high quality of the wine produced in the region. More photos from Cinque Terre in this gallery.

9/11 Memorial New York, USA

The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993. More spectacular photos from New York - The Big Apple - in this gallery.

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

Eilean Donan is a small island in Loch Duich in the western Highlands of Scotland. It is connected to the mainland by a footbridge. The island is dominated by a picturesque castle which is widely familiar from many photographs and appearances in film and television. The original castle was built in the early 13th century as a defence against the Vikings.

Bellagio, Como - Italy

Bellagio is situated upon the extreme cape of the region that divides the Lake Como in two bifurcations. The medium temperature during winter is never below 6-7 C°, while during summer it is around 25-30 C°, mitigated during the afternoon by the characteristic breva, the gentle breeze of the Lake Como. Bellagio called also "the pearl of Lake Como" was already famous in Roman times.

W Barcelona - Spain

W Barcelona, popularly known as the Hotel Vela (Sail Hotel) due to its shape, is a building designed by Ricardo Bofill is located in the expansion of the Port of Barcelona. More photos from amazing Barcelona in this Gallery.

Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco

The Monte Carlo Casino is one of the most notable tourist attractions of Monaco.  Monaco  is a small sovereign city-state located in South Western Europe on the northern central coast of the Mediterranean Sea with an estimated population of almost 33,000. Monaco is the name of the country and its capital (and only) city. It is famous as a tax haven, and wealthy foreigners make up the majority of the population at approximately 84%.

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, Alta- Norway

Sorrisniva Igloo hotel is Europe’s northernmost ice hotell. With building beginning as the snow falls the hotel opens its door in January each year and melts away again in the spring. The 2000 square meter hotel has 30 rooms, including 2 suites and it is decorated with numerous ice sculptures and ice furnishings. Besides the bedrooms the hotel also contains an ice chapel, ice gallery and ice bar where drinks are served in glasses made of ice.

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona - Spain.

The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is a massive Roman Catholic church that has been under construction in Barcelona, Spain since 1882 and is not expected to be complete until at least 2026. Considered the master-work of architect Antoni Gaudí, the project's vast scale and idiosyncratic design have made it one of Barcelona's (and Spain's) top tourist attractions for many years. More photos from Barcelona in this gallery.

Belem Tower Lisbon - Portugal

Belém Tower (Portuguese: Torre de Belém) is a fortified tower located in the Belém district. It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the significant role it played in the Portuguese maritime discoveries of the era of the Age of Discoveries. More photos from Lisbon in this photo gallery.

La Seu cathedral, Palma Mallorca -Spain.

La Seu is a cathedral located in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. It is 121 metres long, 55 metres wide and 44 meters of nave height. Designed in Spanish "levantino" Gothic style with influences of the North European gothic, it was founded by King James I of Aragon in 1229 but finished only in 1601.

The Cathedral of Palermo Sicily - Italy.

The Cathedral of Palermo is an architectural complex in Palermo (Sicily, Italy). It is characterized by the presence of different styles, due to a long history of additions, alterations and restorations, the last of which occurred in the 18th century. The church was erected in 1185 by Walter Ophamil.

The Palace of the Doges in Genoa - Italy.

The Palace of the Doges of Genoa is one of the most important historical buildings of the Ligurian city. Once the home of the Doges, it is now a museum and a centre for cultural events and arts exhibitions. The first parts of the Palace were built between 1251 and 1275, while the Torre Grimaldina was completed in 1539.

Al-Zaytuna Mosque in Tunis, Tunisian - Africa.

Al-Zaytuna Mosque is a major mosque in Tunis. The mosque is the oldest in the Capital of Tunisia and covers an area of 5,000 square metres with nine entrances. It has 160 authentic columns brought originally from the ruins of the old city of Carthage. The mosque is known to host one of the first and greatest University in the history of Islam. Tunis is the capital of the Tunisian Republic with a population of 1,200,000 (2008).

Notre-Dame de la Garde in Marseille, France.

Notre-Dame de la Garde is a basilica located in Marseille, France. This ornate Neo-Byzantine church is situated at the highest natural point in Marseille, a 162 m (532 ft) limestone outcrop on the south side of the Old Port. As well as being a major local landmark, it is the site of a popular annual pilgrimage every Assumption Day (August 15). Local inhabitants commonly refer to it as la bonne mère ("the good mother").

Castel Nuovo, Naples - Italy.

Castel Nuovo (Italian: "New Castle"), often called Maschio Angioino, is a castle in the city of Naples, southern Italy. It is the main symbol of the architecture of the city. Castel Nuovo has been expanded or renovated several times since it was first begun in 1279.

Alcatraz Island, San Francisco - USA

Alcatraz Island is a small island located in the middle of San Francisco Bay in California, United States. It served as a lighthouse, then a military fortification, then a military prison followed by a federal prison until 1963. Today, the island is a historic site operated by the National Park Service and is open to tours. More photos from Alcatraz and California in this gallery.

Eifeltårnet - Tour Eiffel - Eiffel Tower - Paris

Eiffel Tower, Paris - France

The Eiffel Tower (French: La Tour Eiffel) was a "temporary" construction by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 Universal Exposition but the tower was never dismantled and is now an enduring symbol of Paris. The Eiffel Tower is one of the tallest structures in Paris and possibly one of the most recognized monuments in the world. It is the most visited monument in the world. More photos from Paris in this gallery. More information here.

Notre Dame Paris

Notre Dame, Paris - France

Notre Dame de is a Gothic cathedral and is still used as a Roman Catholic cathedral and is the seat of the Archbishop of Paris. Notre Dame is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Construction began in 1163, during the reign of Louis VII, and was not completed before 1345! More photos from Paris in this gallery.  More information here.

The Rialto Bridge, Venice - Italy

The Rialto Bridge is a bridge spanning the Grand Canal. It is the oldest bridge across the canal and probably the most famous in the city. More photos from Venice in this  photo gallery.

Tower Bridge,  London UK

Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge over the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, which gives it its name. It has become an iconic symbol of London. The bridge was opened on 30 June 1894. More photos from London in this gallery.

Colosseum Roma - Colosseum Rome

Colosseum, Rome - Italy

The Colosseum is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, the largest ever built. It is one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. Its construction started between 70 and 72 AD and was completed in 80 AD. Originally capable of seating around 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles.  More photos from Rome in this gallery. More information here.

Piazza Navona Roma - Rome

Piazza Navona, Rome - Italy

Piazza Navona is a famous square in Rome. The piazza follows the plan of an ancient Roman circus, the 1st century Stadium of Domitian where the Romans came to watch the agones ("games"). It was known as 'Circus Agonalis' (competition arena). More photos from Rome in this gallery. More information here.

Leaning Tower, Pisa - Italy

The Leaning Tower of Pisa intended to stand vertically, the tower began leaning to the southeast soon after the onset of construction in 1173 due to a poorly laid foundation and loose substrate that has allowed the foundation to shift direction. The tower leans at an angle of 3.97 degrees. This means that the top of the tower is 3.9 meters from where it would stand if the tower were perfectly vertical. More photos in this gallery. More information here.

Neues Rathaus, Vienna - Austria

The New Town Hall is the seat of Vienna City and Provincial Assembly. Built from 1872 to 1883 to replace the Altes Rathaus. More photos from beautiful Vienna in this gallery.

Peterskirken Vatikane Roma - San Pietro in Vaticano

St. Peter's Basilica,  Rome - Italy

The Basilica of Saint Peter is the most prominent building inside the Vatican City and built on the ruins of Old Saint Peter's Basilica. Its dome is also a dominant feature of the Roman skyline. Possibly the largest church building in Christianity, has a capacity of over 60,000 people. More photos from this beautiful Basilica and Rome in this gallery.  More information here.

Blå Moske i Istanbul

The Blue Mosque, Istanbul - Turkey

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is the National mosque of Turkey in Istanbul. The mosque is one of several mosques known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built between 1609 and 1616. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque has become one of the greatest tourist attractions of Istanbul. More photos from Istanbul in this gallery . More information here.

Castel San Angelo Roma - Rome

Castel Sant Angelo, Roma

The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as the Castel Sant'Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Rome, initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building spent over a thousand years as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. More photos from Rome in this gallery.

Wenceslas Square, Prague

The upper part of Wenceslas Square at night, looking towards the National Museum. Wenceslas Square is one of the main city square and the centre of the business and cultural communities in the new Town of Prague. More photos from beautiful Prague in this gallery.

Saint Vitus Cathedral, Prague - Czech

 This is a Roman Catholic cathedral and the seat of the Archbishop in Prague. Work began in 1344 and was not completed before 600 years later! More photos from beautiful Prague in this gallery. Map here.

Matthias Church, Budapest - Hungary

Matthias Church (Hungarian: Mátyás-templom) is a church located in Budapest, Hungary at the heart of Buda's Castle District. According to church tradition, it was originally built in 1015. More photos from Budapest in this gallery. More information here.

Gellert Hotel Budapest

Hotel Gellert,  Budapest - Hungary

Hotel Gellért is a famous, first class four star hotel in Budapest, Hungary. The hotel was erected on the right bank of the river Danube between 1916 and 1918 in the (Secession) Art Nouveau style with some biomorphic elements, at the foot of Gellért Hill, next to Szabadság Bridge. Hotel Gellért is famous for its thermal baths. More photos from Budapest in this gallery. More information here.

Izmir - Turkey

İzmir has almost 3,500 years of recorded urban history and possibly even longer as an advanced human settlement. Lying on an advantageous location at the head of a gulf running down in a deep indentation midway on the western Anatolian coast, the city has been one of the principal mercantile cities of the Mediterranean Sea for much of its history. See more photos from Izmir and Ephesus  in this gallery.

 

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