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Inveraray Castle Scotland

The immaculate grounds surrounding Inveraray Castle in Scotland, Europe.
The well preserved castle above Inversaray is well known for its beautiful gardens, which are regrettably not open to the public.
Yukon Midnight Sun

The midnight sun and silhouetted trees reflect on a pond near Beaver Creek in the Yukon Territory, Canada.
This beautiful scenery was seen on a small pond near Beaver Creek, Yukon. Although the sun is setting here during the summer nights, it never gets real dark and leaves the landscape bathed in a beautiful light ...
Steller Sea Lions Kenai

Steller Sea Lions hauled out on a rock in the pristine Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska.
Stellers sea lions are very common in the waters of Alaska. Here in the Kenai Fjords NP lives a big population, guarded by the NPS. The animals are a big attraction for the tour boats operating out of Seward ...
Kennicott Mine

Abandoned Kennicott Copper Mine in the Wrangell-St Elias National Park of Alaska.
Kennicott copper mine, once the richest copper mine of the world, was abandoned in the 1930s. The mine quickly rotted away in the harsh Alaskan climate until the US NPS started to remodel and preserve ...
Castle Pictures

Eilean Donan Castle in Loch Duich, Scotland, Europe.
The very neat castle of Eilean Donan sits on a small island in Loch Duich near Dornie, Scotland. The castle is one of the most famous ones of scottish castles, not only because of staring as the McLeods ...
Christmas Lights Michelstadt

Elaborate decorations and christmas lights in the town of Michelstadt in Germany, Europe.
The old town of Michelstadt in Germany is nicely decorated all through the christmas season with lights and novelty scenes. But only between christmas and new years eve all the boothes of the christmas ...
Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco

The famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco seems to dissolve in the mist over the Bay.
When dense fog comes over the bay area in San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge seems as to go nowhere, as to dissolve in the mist. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, USA, North Ame ...
Mammoth Hot Springs Wyoming

Multi coloured terraces at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
The impressive Mammoth Hot Springs in the Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming are well worth a visit. During a walk through the colorful terraces one can enjoy the beauty of this volcanic wonder. ...
Snow Pictures

Sunrise on a winter morning in the snow covered Pinzgau Region of Austria, Europe.
When the sun is raising over the eastern alps in Austria and lights up the tops of the surrounding mountains, the scenery lies quiet and calm before the eyes of the visitor. Soon later the slopes will ...
Abbotsford House Scotland

Situated in Scotland, Abbotsford House is the home of Sir Walter Scott.
Abbotsford House, the home of Scotlands famous national lyric Sir Walter Scott, is today maintained as a museum, showing all of Scotts collected art, weaponry and antiques.
Lake Tutshi Mine Yukon

A mine ruin on the banks of Lake Tutshi near Carcross, Yukon Territory, Canada.
Everywhere in the Yukon territorry the visitor stumbles over relics from the past. This gold rush era mine was seen on the shores of Lake Tutshi between Carcross and Skagway.
Manhattan Skyline New York

Views of the Manhattan skyline from the Ferry to Liberty Island, 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 ...
Vorupoer Harbor Boats

Fisher boats on the sandy harbor of Vorupoer in Denmark, Europe.
The fishermen at the danish west coast are still working with small boats, setting their nets with buoys while operating out of sandy beach harbors. In these harbors the boats are simly dragged on ...
Dallas Dhu Museum Scotland

Whisky Destillery at Dallas Dhu Distillery Musuem in Scotland, Europe.
To learn everything about the Whiskymaking in Scotland you should visit the museum distillery of Dallas Dhu, just a few miles east of Inverness. The distillery produces not longer but offers a self ...
Cawdor Castle Gardens

The pretty gardens of Cawdor Castle in Scotland are well worth a visit.
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 ...
Royal Castle Of Balmoral

The Royal Castle of Balmoral in the Scottish Highlands of Scotland.
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.
Gretna Green Scotland

Marriage Blacksmith, Gretna Green is a famous marriage spot in Scotland.
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 ...
Urquhart Castle Night

Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness, Scotland at night.
The ancient ruin of Urquhart Castle on the banks of the famous "monster infested" Loch Ness is a special sight at nightfall, when the ruin lies illuminated in front of the quiet lake.The ruin was ...
Glamis Castle Statue

A statue stands proud in the ground of the Glamis Castle in the Scottish Highlands, Europe.
Glamis Castle in the southern parts of the Scottish highlands is one of the castles Shakespeare used in his drama Macbeth. Here it is said that Duncan killed Mac and Cador. beth, the Than of Glami ...
Lady Liberty

The famous landmark of New York is Lady Liberty otherwise known as the Statue of Liberty.
Undoubtedly THE symbol of America is represented by Lady Liberty, the french build statue of Liberty in the middle of New York harbor. While travelling with a ferry boat from manhattan to the Liberty ...
Cow Statue Scotland

Statue of a painted Highland cow in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Like some other cities around the world also Edinburgh had it's "cow painting" event some time ago and displaying the products of this art all around the city
Hot Air Balloon Basket Frankfurt

The start of the Montgolfiade a colourful hot air balloon event in Frankfurt, Germany.
During the annual montgolfiade near Frankfurt, germany, one can enjoy the mass start of the hot air balloons, provided the right weather. The colorful event always drags crowds from all over the area ...
Fraserburgh Lighthouse Scotland

A lighthouse and Museum along the Fraserburgh coast in Scotland.
On the scottish north coast near Fraserburgh this colorful scenery awaits the visitor. This lighthouse is one of the most famous lighthouses in Scotland housing the Scottish lighthouse museum.
Stirling Castle Scotland

The main entrance to the Stirling Castle in Scotland, Europe.
On Stirling castle for centuries the scottish kings ruled and lived. Only after the final english takeover of scotland this time was over. The castle is today open for visitors, well renovated and ...
Manhatten New York USA

The view of Manhattan from the top of the highest building in New York, USA.
The magnificent views from the now highest building in new York, the Empire State building, are really stunning und well worth the waiting and the entraince fee connected with that experience.
Manhattan Dusk New York

The lights of Manhattan at dusk in the city of New York, USA.
From the Brooklyn side of the bridge one can experience these maginficent views of the Broodklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline set before the pink and purple skies. While not every place in New ...
Casole d Elsa Italy

The ancient Italian town of Casole d Elsa in Tuscany, Italy.
The narrow streets of the old towns in Tuscany are very typical italian. While the sun is burning with 30 and more degrees celsius the deep shadow on the bottom of these streets provides at least some ...
Wildkogel Sunrise Austria

Sunrise on a winter morning over the Wildkogel in the Pinzgau region of Austria, Europe.
When the sun is raising over the eastern alps in Austria and lights up the tops of the surrounding mountains, the scenery lies quiet and calm before the eyes of the visitor. Soon later the slopes will ...
Campo Of Siena Italy

The Campo of Siena the main square in the city of Siena in Tuscany, Italy.
Main place of the city of Siena in Tuscany, Italy. This place is usually bustling with crowds of tourists and once a year are the arena for a very famous horse race around the campo. The winning horse ...
Isle Of Skye Lighthouse

Lighthouse Off the Isle Of Skye in Scotland, Europe.
Lighthouses like this one on an island between the Isle of Skye and the scottish mainland are very common throughout the rugged scottish west coast.
Mainfest Frankfurt Germany

Cathedral during the Mainfest in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
During the annual main fest, a big festival in Frankfurt, Germany, one of the main attractions is the fireworks, which concludes the festival.
Bridge Of Oich

Scottish heritage, the Bridge of Oich in central Scotland, Europe.
The ancient bridge of Oich near invergarry in central Scotland was once an important part of the thin road network through the wilderness of northern and central Scotland, supporting the road from ...
Central Park New York

View From Rockkefeller Center of Manhatten and Central Park in New York, USA.
Besides the view from the Empire State Building a visit to the Rockefeller center, the "Top of the Rock", is also well worth the money. From this top of the skyscraper some very unique views of central ...
Sandy Harbor

Fisher boats on the sandy harbor of Vorupoer in Denmark, Europe.
The fishermen at the danish west coast are still working with small boats, setting their nets with buoys while operating out of sandy beach harbors. In these harbors the boats are simly dragged on ...
SS Klondike Whitehorse

Sternwheeler SS Klondike on display in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada.
Ships like the sternwheeler SS Klondike, today on display in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, were the backbone of transportation during the high season of gold rush in the late 1800s and early 1900s. ...
Loch Etive

Loch Etive With Remnants Of A Boat Pier
The small, remote valley of Glen Etive in the Glencoe area near Fort William rewards the visitor with narrow roads but broad looks. In the early summer every flower blooms and sets the valley in a colorful fire ...
Barn Owl Picture

The beautiful plumage of the Barn Owl at a show in Germany, Europe.
Owl during a flight show in a zoo in Germany. The Barn Owl, Tyto alba, is the most common and widespread owl in Europe and the UK.
Statue Of Liberty New York

The iconic Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in New York, USA.
Undoubtedly THE symbol of America is represented by Lady Liberty, the french build statue of Liberty in the middle of New York harbor. While travelling with a ferry boat from manhattan to the Liberty ...
Danish Fishing Boats

Fishing boats on a sandy beach along the Danish coast of the North Sea.
The fishermen at the danish west coast are still working with small boats, setting their nets with buoys while operating out of sandy beach harbors. In these harbors the boats are simly dragged on ...
Windmill Germany

Windmill Of Backband
The nice windmill of backband on Germany's west coast was photographed with fast rotating wings.
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