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Inside Iran: the Columns of Persepolis Nan Pang Persepolis, or “the city of the Persians,” is located northeast of Shiraz—just about one hour by car. As the history of the site stretches back almost 2,500 years, Persepolis had embodied the … Continue reading

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Inside Iran: Holy City of Yazd Nan Pang After spending a night in the Varzaneh Desert in Iran with Hamidreza and his father, I was ready to head east. Because Varzaneh is a small desert town and does not have … Continue reading

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Winter in Scotland Bernie Langs Traveling off-season in Scotland allows for quieter access to tourist sites, such as castles and palaces, that are usually crowded and overrun in spring and summer (although some shutter for winter months but allow for … Continue reading

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One day the city will bloom again Yuriria Vazquez  Magnolias and cherry blossoms in Central Park.  

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“Carrelet” fishing in the Aiguillon Bay, France Elodie Pauwels https://elodiepphoto.wordpress.com/ You might be surprised by these strange little wooden shacks on stilts overhanging the ocean in some places on the French Atlantic coast, like in Esnandes in the Aiguillon Bay. … Continue reading

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New York City, Angoulême and the Comics Festival Elodie Pauwels https://elodiepphoto.wordpress.com/ Did you know there is a close relationship between New York City, U.S.A. and Angoulême, France? When Giovanni da Verrazzano discovered the New York Bay area, he named it … Continue reading

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Bernie Langs The Musée Rodin in Paris was founded in 1919 as a showcase for the works of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917).  It is housed in the Hôtel Biron, which was used by Rodin as his workshop. He … Continue reading

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Philharmonie de Paris Elodie Pauwels https://elodiepphoto.wordpress.com/ Philharmonie 1 is a symphonic concert hall which opened in January 2015 and is part of the Philharmonie de Paris. Its architect, Jean Nouvel, used interlaced aluminum panels and sophisticated tesselation that will make … Continue reading

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Anna Kaczynska One of the wonders of Wuhan and a symbol of the city is the Yellow Crane Tower. The stunning building, which dates back to 223 A.D., was rebuilt in the early 1980s and is considered one of the … Continue reading

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Inside Iran: Oasis of Kashan Nan Pang The city was once known among merchants as a prosperous oasis along the Silk Road. Nowadays, Kashan is better known for its production of fine rose water. Located between Tehran and Esfahan, the … Continue reading

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Bernie Langs “The Lady and the Unicorn” tapestries are exhibited in Paris in the Musée de Cluny, also known as Musée du Moyen Âge–Thermes et hôtel de Cluny. The museum’s building, now undergoing a comprehensive renovation, served as a residence … Continue reading

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Blue Lagoon Elodie Pauwels https://elodiepphoto.wordpress.com/ Turquoise blue waters! How could you not fall for this lagoon and surrounding islands near Kissamos in Crete, Greece? To enjoy the warm transparent waters and light sand of Balos Lagoon, you need to earn … Continue reading

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Perspective Elodie Pauwels https://elodiepphoto.wordpress.com/ Perspective makes parallel lines look like they will join somewhere in the distance. The laws of geometry seem thrown into disorder! This distortion however only exists when the scenery is observed from a particular point of … Continue reading

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Life on a Roll – Aurora over Snaefellsnes

Megan Elizabeth Kelley (Twitter @MeganEKelley) Photos by Megan Elizabeth Kelley. On the Northern coast of the Snaefellsnes peninsula in Iceland, there is a horse farm nestled between the water and the mountains where I stayed for a few nights. As … Continue reading

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Elodie Pauwels Jacques Cœur Palace https://elodiepphoto.wordpress.com/ Bourges is located in the middle of France, where Jacques Cœur was born at the end of the fourteenth century. Among other duties, he was a merchant in charge of trading goods between his … Continue reading

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Elodie Pauwels https://elodiepphoto.wordpress.com/ Many comparisons can be made between a single day and a full year. Both are the result of the rotation of the Earth, on its axis or around the sun. This sunset—these three pictures taken within 15 … Continue reading

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Alcázar of Seville Elodie Pauwels https://elodiepphoto.wordpress.com/ In the middle of the capital of Andalusia is a royal palace, well protected by tall, thick walls: the Alcázar of Seville. Across centuries, more elements were added to the exterior. Getting lost in … Continue reading

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Fair Warning Megan Kelly Cold Spring Harbor, NY Where the trail ended there stood a handful of trees in a field, one seemingly impaled by the fragment of another. Under the chainsawed end of fragment there was a glinting light. … Continue reading

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The Venice of the North By Elodie Pauwels https://elodiepphoto.wordpress.com/ So many Venices in the World! Before booking my trip to Russia, I had no clue that Peter the Great wanted the city he founded, Saint Petersburg, to look like Venice, … Continue reading

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Qiong Wang – Morocco Series #2 – Fes Fes, one of the four royal cities in Morocco, is famous for its rich culture and history. The old medina is like the sacred labyrinth of the moors. Hundreds of uneven narrow … Continue reading

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