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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El Arco – Mexico

El Arco is the locals name for the arch of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This arch is a distinctive rock formation at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. The peninsula is the second longest peninsula in the world and helps to form the Gulf of California. The arch is inaccessible by land so…

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Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher – Texas

The scissor-tailed flycatcher, also known as the Texas bird-of-paradise or swallow-tailed flycatcher. They derive their name from their mid-air aerobatics were they flare out their tail feathers to look like the blades of a pair of scissors. I have watched these bird perched on barbed wire fences and telephone lines all of my life. What…

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Silver Pagoda – Cambodia

The Silver Pagoda is located within the Phnom Penh Royal Palace grounds in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The pagoda was built between 1892 and 1902 during the rule of King Norodom in the Cambodian architectural style. The pagoda is where the King worshiped, prayed and practiced his Buddhist faith. The pagoda is unique because it has…

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Seabrook’s Painted Pelicans – Texas

I have always been attracted to urban art and urban art is expressed on many types of media. I have already made posts on inner city wall art and on painted doors. This is my first post on painted animals but I have seen several different painted animals in my travels. Many cities have incorporated…

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Lisbon’s Trams – Portugal

If you have been following my blog, you will know that I am a big fan of unique transportation. If there is a form of transportation that is outside of the normal then I want to do it for no other reason than for the experience. Trams are used in several places around the world…

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Images of Santorini – Greece

Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea that is about 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece’s mainland. The sea view of Santorini when approaching the island from the water is a special site. Sailing on the clear turquoise water gazing at the crescent shaped island with its hillsides covered by whitewashed cliff-top…

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Ben Thanh Market – Vietnam

Ben Thanh Market is Vietnam’s largest market and is located in District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City. The main entrance is the south entrance where the clock tower is located. Entering the market can be a little intimidating as it is full of products being sold from wall to wall. The market is over…

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Red Crested Cardinal – Hawaii

Red-crested cardinals are common in the lowlands of the Hawaiian Islands but they are not native to the islands, they were introduced to Hawaii in the 1930s. They are also known as Brazilian Cardinals. Red-crested cardinals live in semi open areas around shrubs and trees. They are normally seen in parks and lawns and are…

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Park Guell – Spain

Park Guell is a large park outside the city center of Barcelona, Spain. The majority of the park is green space which is free to the public but the most famous part of the park called the monumental zone requires a ticket and access is limited to 400 people per half hour. The entire complex…

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Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Set – St. Vincent

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl was the first in a series of five Pirates of the Caribbean movies. The movie was released in 2003 and was filmed primarily in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The movie setting of Port Royal was built at Wallilabou Bay in St. Vincent and the…

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Rosenberg’s Goanna – Australia

There are 26 recognized species of goanna (known as monitor lizards to the rest of the world) in Australia. The Rosenberg’s Goanna is the only goanna on Kangaroo Island and the photos in this post were all taken on Kangaroo Island. This species was once common over large portions of southern Australia but they are…

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