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Balmoral Castle Aberdeenshire Scotland

The elaborate Balmoral Castle is situated on a large estate in Aberdeenshire in the highlands of Scotland, Europe.
On Balmoral castle the royal family and especially the Queen spends usually the summer months. The castle lies beautifully in the middle of the scottish highlands.
Turtle Pond And Belvedere Castle Central Park

Vista Rock is a natural platform in Central Park, New York, which provides the foundation for Belvedere Castle next to Turtle Pond.
While wandering the trails of central park for half a day one may discover an always changing view of this green lung of the city.
The Lake Boat Rentals Central Park New York

Boats are available for rental to enable visitors to paddle on the Lake in Central Park, at the heart of New York, USA.
While wndering the trails of central park for half a day one may discover an always changing view of this green lung of the city.
Flying Bald Eagle Frankfurt Germany

A show at the Ronneburg castle near Frankfurt in Germany features a display of a flying bald eagle and other species of eagles.
The zoo at the Ronneburg castle near frankfurt provides an impressive flight show with bald and golden eagles.
Small Fishing Boats North Sea Denmark

An army of small boats which are used for fishing in the North Sea line the sandy beach of a village in Denmark.
On some remote locations on Denmarks west coast, the fishermen's still haul their small fishing boats onto the sandy beach instead of using a harbor.
Gretna Green Blacksmith Scotland

A popular place in the early days for elopements is the Gretna Green Blacksmith shop in Scotland, Europe.
Gretna Green is the most notorious and famous spot for runaway marriages in Europe. In the old times couples from England and all over Europe came to this Blacksmith shop just north of the scottish ...
New York Skyscrapers Times Square Manhattan

Renamed in 1904, Times Square is a focal point in Manhattan surrounded by massive New York city skyscrapers.
Narrowing view of towering skyscrapers on Times Square, New York, USA.
Dunnottar Castle Grounds

Inside the Dunnottar Castle grounds and among its ruins, the wildflowers bloom and the grass grows high.
While Dunnottar Castle in Aberdeenshire is more dramatic from the outside, also the inside of the large ruin has some nice views to offer. Especially during the spring and summer season wild flowers ...
North Coast Fraserburgh Scotland

The rugged lichen covered rocks along the North Coast of Scotland near Fraserburgh strut out of the ocean on their sides and are a palette of colour.
On the Scottish north coast near Fraserburgh this colorful scenery awaits the visitor. The rugged north coast is widely known for its contrasts between green farmlands and steep cliffs falling down ...
Water Castle Gluecksburg Germany

The water castle in Gluecksburg on the northeastern coast of Germany.
On the northeastern coast of Germany this idyllic water castle in Gluecksburg is well worth a visit. The castle houses a museum and a restaurant.
Field Of Canola Flowers

A brilliant yellow field of Canola flowers brightens the road side in Jutland, Denmark, Europe.
Driving through the flat landscape of Jutland in Denmark you very often stumble across the yellow patches of Canola fields. These oil-rich plant is more and more used to manufacture bio diesel for ...
Historic Skagway Railroad Alaska

The only reminents of the roadroad during the goldrush era in Skagway in the Alaska, are the historic rusting carriages.
Near the goldrush cemetery in Skagway these railroad parts are rusting away as reminiscents of the gold rush era. Skagway, Alaska, was the main hub for all gold seekers during the Klondike gold rush ...
Dunnottar Castle Ruins

Interesting edges and shapes makes the Dunnottar Castle a great subject to photograph.
While Dunnottar Castle in Aberdeenshire is more dramatic from the outside, also the inside of the large ruin has some nice views to offer.Especially during the spring and summer season wild flowers ...
Picture Of A Castle

The Cawdor Castle is shrouded by Shakespearean myth and mystery!
Cawdor castle is the second castle in Scotland claiming the place to be where Shakespeares Duncan killed Macbeth. In reality Macbeth was killed in the battle of Elgin, some 30 miles away. Today the ...
Angels Bridge Rome Picture

The ancient Angels Bridge leads across the Tiber River towards the St Angel Castle in Rome, Italy.
Late afternoon light on the angels bridge leading to angels castle, Rome Italy. The castle was an old fortress during the medieval times and was renamed angels castle after the archangel Michael was ...
Architecture Of India

The monumental grave of Taj Mahal is the most well known masterpiece of architecture in India.
Probably THE point to visit for every visitor to India is undoubtedly the Taj Mahal. The monument was build by a Sultan for his wife, who died during the birth of her 14th child. The construction took ...
Danish Fishing Vessels

A small fleet of Danish fishing vessels line the sandy beach along the coast of the North Sea in Denmark.
On some remote locations on Denmarks west coast the fishermen are still pulling their small fishing boats out onto the sandy beach instead of using a harbor.
Picture Of A Unicorn

A statue of a Unicorn situated in the old town of Edinburgh in Scotland, Europe.
One of the small details you may find wandering through Edinburghs old town along the Royal Mile is this statue of a unicorn.
Palace Of The Winds India

The fascinating Palace of the Winds is situated in the city of Jaipur in the Rajasthan, India.
The famous palace of the winds in the middle of the bustling city of Jaipur was used during celebrations as a hiding place for the women of the maharadja. In the palace they could follow the celebrations ...
Manhattan Skyline Picture

The mass of closely erected buildings make for a diverse skyline in Manhatten, New York.
While travelling on a ferry to Liberty and/or Ellis Island on clear days some stunning views unfold before the visitor. The massive wall of skyscrapers an the edge of the Hudson River is one of the ...
Picture Of The Taj Mahal India

The monumental grave of Taj Mahal is a popular tourist attraction in Agra, India.
Probably THE point to visit for every visitor to India is undoubtedly the Taj Mahal. The monument was build by a Sultan for his wife, who died during the birth of her 14th child. The construction took ...
Bicycle Picture

The colours of autumn surround an old bicycle which leans up against a table full of of squashes in Germany.
Quiet fall scenery in a small town in northern Germany.
Amer Fort India

The elaborate Amer Fort is situated on a hilltop near the city of Jaipur in India and is a mix of hindu and muslin architecture.
The vast complex of the Amer fort near Jaipur in Rajasthan impresses with large palaces, places and beautiful views to the surrounding dry and harsh mountains. The complex was for hundreds of years ...
UNESCO Taj Mahal India

The 17th century monumental grave of Taj Mahal in India, was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.
Probably THE point to visit for every visitor to India is undoubtedly the Taj Mahal. The monument was build by a Sultan for his wife, who died during the birth of her 14th child. The construction took ...
Frankfurt Blue Hour Picture

The skyline in the city of Frankfurt is ablaze with both natural blue hour colours as well as the city lighting which reflects on the river.
During the blue hour this scenery was seen from a busy railroad bridge in the east of Frankfurt. With the ever changing light the city starts glowing in a golden light.
Mogeltonder Denmark

The town of Mogeltonder in Denmark is a living museum featuring old the style of buildings and streets.
Just across the German / Danish border on the North Sea coast lies the small Danish town of Mogeltonder. The town is a living museum with all the houses still with old style roofs and the street still ...
Kitchen Picture

A kitchen display at the Open Air museum in Wackershofen, Germany.
While open air museums are very common in Germany the one in Wackershofen is something special. Built on the site of an actual abandoned town, it also features original buildings as well as newly ...
Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse Denmark

The red topped Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse situated 20 km south of Hirtshals in Denmark was nearly completely consumed by a dune.
The lighthouse of Rubjerg Knude on the northwestern part of Jutland was consumed by the moving sandmasses of a gigantic dune during the last 15 years. Up to the late 90s the lighthouse was a working ...
Sign Post Austria

Where too is the question! A sign post in the alps of Austria.
During a hiking trip through the Austrian alps this sign post came across our way. Fortunately we already knew where to go otherwise this may have been difficult to determine.
Pier 17 Manhattan USA

The South Street Seaport also known as Pier 17 and is a historic area situated in Manhattan, New York, USA.
The Pier 17 in the harbor of Manhattan lies tucked in the shadow of the imposing skyscrapers of downtown Manhattan. The area is today a marine museum and a major tourist attraction with bars, restaurants ...
Castle Of Dreieich Germany

The night lighting at the Castle of Dreieich in Germany creates beautiful reflections on the water during blue hour.
The castle ruin of Dreieich near Frankfurt, Germany, provides nice views, especially during the blue hour, when the illuminating lights already came on.
Speicherstadt Hamburg Germany

The modernised Speicherstadt in Hamburg, Germany glows with soft lights in the evening.
The once busy storage part of the Hamburg harbour, the "Storage city", or Speicherstadt, was converted completely to a fashionable office and business city. At night the channels are glowing with artificial ...
Picture Of A Field Of Canola

In Jutland, Denmark the town is at times surrounded by a beautiful yellow field of Canola growing like a carpet on the landscape.
Driving through the flat landscape of Jutland in Denmark you very often stumble across the yellow patches of Canola fields. These oil-rich plant is more and more used to manufacture bio diesel for ...
Krimml Waterfall Cascade

The waterfalls in Krimml are Europe's highest falls and cascade over 3 terraces on their journey down the mountain.
The Krimml waterfalls are not only the highest in Europe, their masses of glacial water provide a spectacular scene also, as they fall over 3 cascades down the mountainside.
Red Fort New Delhi

The elaborately constructed Red Fort situated in New Delhi, India is beautifully illuminated at night.
During the evening hours the Red Fort in New Delhi is well worth a visit. Not only gives the Fort a nice view from the outside, the illumnation shows on the inside gives a pretty nice show too and ...
City Palace Of Jaipur India

The City Palace of Jaipur is situated in the State of Rajasthan in India, where Jaipur is the capital city.
Another residence for the Maharadja of Jaipur which is still in use by the descendants of the old rulers family, is the colourful city palace in Jaipur. While most parts of the Palace are a museum ...
Taj Mahal India

The monumental grave of Taj Mahal, a mausoleum situated in Agra, India.
Probably THE point to visit for every visitor to India is undoubtedly the Taj Mahal. The monument was build by a Sultan for his wife, who died during the birth of her 14th child. The construction took ...
Picture Of Lindau Harbor Germany

The beautiful boat Emily in the picturesque Lindau Harbor on the Bodensee (Lake Constance) in Germany, Europe.
The picturesque city of Lindau on the southern end of Lake Constance offers a very nice harbor area with the famous lighthouse and lion guarding the entrance to the small boat harbor.
Cape Scott Trail Vancouver Island Canada

A tree reaches across the Cape Scott Trail enroute to San Josef Bay on the West Coast of Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
While walking from the parking lot to the picturesque San Josef Bay beach this kind of rain forest scenery is visible everywhere.
Katmai Grizzly Bears Alaska

Two Grizzly bears are the welcoming committee for visitors arriving at Naknek Lake in Katmai National Park in Alaska.
When arriving in Katmai's Naknek Lake airport by floatplane it is very common to be greeted by a bear. These two, a mother with her cub, spent the whole morning on the beach between the planes, giving ...
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