Market Hall – Netherlands

Market Hall is a residential and office building with an oversized market running through its center that is located in Rotterdam, Netherlands. This spectacular building is unique in almost every aspect. Its modern architecture resembles a horseshoe-shaped arch but on the outside it reminded me of a futuristic airplane hangar. The building is 11 stories…

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Common Myna – Asia/Pacific

The Common Myna is a large black and brown bird with accents of yellow on its bill, legs and behind their eyes. They are often seen in groups and it is obvious when they are around because they are noisy birds. They are one of the most common birds in southern Asia but they have…

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Marsa Salt Ponds – Peru

The Marsa Salt Ponds are located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas near the city of Cusco, Peru. The salt ponds were built between 200 and 900AD which pre-dates the Incas Civilization. The salt ponds are located at an elevation of 3,000 meters above sea level in the Andes Mountains which is an unusual…

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Fushimi Inari-taisha – Japan

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine is located in Kyoto, Japan and is one of the most iconic sights in Japan. The shrine was founded in 711 AD and is one of Kyoto’s oldest and most significant places. The complex consists of five main shrines and several sub-shrines scattered on the wooded sloping hillside but the shrine is…

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Metropol Parasol – Spain

Metropol Parasol is a contemporary landmark located in Seville, Spain. This extraordinary flowing structure consists of six huge linked parasols made of waffle type crisscrossing wooden beams. The structure’s size measures 492 feet long, 246 feet wide, 92 feet high and is coated with a clear polyurethane that makes it weatherproof but is elastic and…

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Indian Peafowl

As the name suggests, the Indian Peafowl is primarily found in the wild in India and is the national bird of India. Indian Peafowl have been raised in captivity for centuries as historical documents mention them in Egypt, Greece and Rome. They are currently kept all over the world in zoos, aviaries and by individuals….

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Hyde Park – Australia

Hyde Park located in Sydney is Australia’s oldest park and covers an area of almost 40 acres. It is split into two sections with Park Street dividing it into Hyde Park north and Hyde Park south. Hyde Park north’s most iconic elements is Archibald Fountain which is featured in my lead photo and the three…

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Beaches of Barbados

Barbados is the easternmost island of the Caribbean’s Windward Islands. It is a small island measuring 21 miles long and 14 miles wide. The islands culture is a blend of British and Caribbean. The two most memorable features from my time in Barbados were the incredible friendly people and the beautiful beaches. Some of the…

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Lantern Festival Ceremony at Wat Phan Tao – Thailand

The lantern festival ceremony at Wat Phan Tao is one of the most photographed events of the festival. Almost every blog post that I have seen about the festival includes a photo of this ceremony. The first time I saw a photo of this ceremony my reaction was that this is a must see activity…

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Lantern Festival Night Parade – Thailand

The Lantern Festival Night Parade is held on the second night of the Chiang Mai Lantern Festival. The majority of the parade is made up of walking groups that are representing organizations but there are also floats, figurines and banners that are manually carried by small groups of people. The parade had periods where the…

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Chiang Mai Lantern Festival – Thailand

The Chiang Mai Lantern Festival is really a combination of two festivals, the Loy Krathong Festival and the Yee Peng Festival. The Loy Krathong Festival is also known as the Floating Lantern Festival and is celebrated by floating lanterns on the water. This festival is celebrated throughout the entire country of Thailand. The Yee Peng…

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Spree River – Germany

The Spree River flows primarily in Germany and is over 400 Kilometers long. The river starts in the Czech Republic and connects into the Elbe River before reaching the North Sea. The focus of this post is on the portion of the river that pass through Berlin. When I visit a new city, I always…

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