Category: TRAVEL

May 21, 2011

Picture of the Day: Fields of Lavender in Provence, France

Picture of the Day: Fields of Lavender in Provence, France

FIELDS OF LAVENDER IN PROVENCE, FRANCE Photographer Unknown Stunning photograph of lavender fields in Provence, France. I can almost smell it from here! Absolutely gorgeous. Excuse me… via Reddit

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May 16, 2011

20 Impressive Moats Around the World

20 Impressive Moats Around the World

Bodiam Castle – East Sussex England | Photographer Unknown A moat is a deep, broad ditch, typically filled with water, that surrounds a castle, building or town. Historically, it provided a preliminary line of defence. In some places moats evolved into more extensive water defences, including natural or artificial lakes, dams and sluices. In…

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May 14, 2011

Picture of the Day: Festival of Lanterns in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Picture of the Day: Festival of Lanterns in Chiang Mai, Thailand

FESTIVAL OF LANTERNS IN CHIANG MAI, THAILAND Photograph by SANCHAI LOONGROONG Yee Peng is the annual lantern festival held to celebrate the full moon in the northern capital of Chiang Mai on the day preceding Loy Krathong by one day in November. The word “Yee Peng” is the northern Thai term referring…

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May 11, 2011

Picture of the Day: The Incredible Island of Brecqhou

Picture of the Day: The Incredible Island of Brecqhou

THE INCREDIBLE ISLAND OF BRECQHOU Photograph by DIEGOURDIALES Brecqhou (or Brechou) is one of the Channel Islands and part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. It is located just west of Sark and has a surface area of approximately 200 acres (0.81 km2). Sark claims it as a tenement, and the Ministry of…

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May 9, 2011

Picture of the Day: Pigeon Point Lighthouse, California

Picture of the Day: Pigeon Point Lighthouse, California

PIGEON POINT LIGHTHOUSE, CALIFORNIA Photograph by TYLER WESTCOTT Photographer’s Description: Once per year, on the anniversary of the Pigeon Point Lighthouse, the original fresnel lens (which has since been replaced with an unimpressive aerobeacon) is illuminated with a 1 kilowatt light and its impressive original appearance is restored. This was taken in…

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May 8, 2011

Picture of the Day: Lights, Camera, Action at the Magic Kingdom

Picture of the Day: Lights, Camera, Action at the Magic Kingdom

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION AT THE MAGIC KINGDOM Photograph by CORY DISBROW Beautiful capture of ‘Fireworks Friday’ at the Magic Kingdom. The Magic Kingdom is one of four theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort located near Orlando, Florida. It was the first park built at the resort and opened October 1,…

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May 2, 2011

Picture of the Day: ‘Crystal’ Ice Cave in Iceland

Picture of the Day: ‘Crystal’ Ice Cave in Iceland

‘CRYSTAL’ ICE CAVE IN SKAFTAFELL, ICELAND Photograph via Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson Photographer’s Description: Some of the magic beauty of glacier ice lies under its outer surface. One either needs to strip the surface layer or go underneath it to see its real beauty. The centuries old ice coming down the slopes of…

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