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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

This is where I have to go one day. The Ko Phi Phi Islands are my dream. On the picture is Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest one of the island and the only one with permanent inhabitants. The other islands are much smaller but just as much beautiful and even more. On Ko Phi Phi Leh in 2000 was filmed "The Beach" (one of my faves) with Leonardo di Caprio and Tilda Swinton. These islands are truly what the movie purposed, a "lost paradise" hidden from the rest of the world. The most famous site on Ko Phi Phi is Maya Bay. If someone's been ther please do tell.

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Hallstatt, Austria

I have a weakness for this kind of places, peacfull and rustical, kind and hospitable people. Almost utopic. This is Hallstatt, a village in Salzkammergut a region in upper Austria. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallstatt

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St. Stefan, Montenegro

Sveti Stefan (Свети Стефан) is a seaside resort located 5 km southeast of Budva, on the Budva Riviera. It used to be an tidal island, but is now permanently connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus.

Sveti Stefan was inhabited in 15 century as a fisherman's village. In 1950s last residents of the village were evicted, and Sveti Stefan was transformed into a luxury town-hotel. It is the most exclusive resort on Montenegro's coast.

Sveti Stefan was popular among celebrities, so some of its guests were Bobby Fisher, Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti, Kirk Douglas and Johnatan Miller and Claudia Schiffer.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Uttar Pradesh, India

A camel boy is looking at the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort from the Yamuna river. Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra, India. The fort is also known as Lal Qila, Fort Rouge and Red Fort of Agra. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its much more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city..... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agra_Fort

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Meteora, Greece

The Metéora (Greek: Μετέωρα, "suspended rocks", "suspended in the air" or "in the heavens above") is one of the largest and most important complex of monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. The monasteries are built on spectacular natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Peneios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece. The Metéora is home to six monasteries and is included on the UNESCOWorld Heritage List.
Although it is unknown when Metéora was established, as early as the 11th century AD hermit monks were believed to be living among the caves and cutouts in the rocks. By the late 11th or early 12th century a rudimentary monastic state had formed called the Skete of Stagoi and was centered around the church of Theotokos (mother of God), which still stands today. The hermit monks, seeking a retreat from the expanding Turkish occupation, found the inaccessible rock pillars of Meteora to be an ideal refuge. Although more than 20 monasteries were built, beginning in the 14th century, only six remain today. These six are: 'Great Meteoron (or Transfiguration), Varlaam, St. Stephen, Holy Trinity, St. Nicholas Anapausas and Rousanou.... photos: 1. Meteora at Night, 2. The Monastery of Holy Trinity (Agia Triada) the most difficult to reach, 3. The Varlaam Monastery, the largest one

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Belem Tower, Portugal

Belem Tower
It was built in the early 16th century in the Portuguese late Gothic style, the Manueline, to commemorate the expedition of Vasco de Gama. This defensive, yet elegant construction has become one of the symbols of the city, a memorial to the Portuguese power during the Age of the Great Discoveries.....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel%C3%A9m_Tower

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Apamea, Syria

Cardo Maximus
The Cardo Maximus of Apamea, Syria ran through the center of the city directly from North to South, linked the principal gates of the city, and was originally surrounded by 1200 columns with unique spiral fluting, each subsequent column spiraling in the opposite direction. The thoroughfare was about 1.85 kilometers long and 37 meters wide, as it was used for wheeled transport. The great colonnade was erected in the 2nd century and it was still standing until the 12th. The earthquakes of 1157 and 1170 demolished the colonnade. The cardo was lined on both sides with civic and religious buildings.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apamea_(Syria)

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

El Arco
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
is a distinctive rock formation at the southern tip of Cabo San Lucas, which is itself the extreme southern end of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula. Many claim that it looks like a Triceratops taking a drink of water.

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Monday, July 23, 2007

Java, Indonesia

Borobudur
Borobudur is a ninth century Budhist Mahayana monument in Central Java, Indonesia. The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Budha Statues. A main dome is located at the center of the top platform, and is surrounded by seventy-two Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borobudur

Atrani , Italy

Atrani at the Amalfi Coast
Renowned for its rugged terrain, scenic beauty, picturesque towns and diversity, the Amalfi Coast is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. With 0,20 km², Atrani is the smallest comune in Southern Italy.
http://atrani.costadiamalfi.it/english/history.htm

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O'heo Gulch, Hawaii

The Seven Pools of O'heo

This series of lovely waterfalls and tranquil pools trails through the O'heo Gulch and flows into the ocean nearby. The Pipiwai Streams feeds these falls and numerous pool (more than 7) starting 2 miles inland. But the easiest to reach and the nicest pools are located near the shoreline.... http://www.hawaiiweb.com/maui/html/sites/seven_sacred_pools.html

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Himeji, Japan

Himeji serves as an excellent example of the prototypical Japanese castle, containing many of the defensive and architectural features most associated with Japanese castles. The tall stone foundations, whitewash walls, and organization of the buildings within the complex are standard elements of any Japanese castle, and the site also features many other examples of typical castle design, including gun emplacements and stone-dropping holes. The current keep dates from 1601....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himeji_Castle

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Leggett, California

The Chandelier Tree.
Chandelier Tree is a 315 foot (96 metre) tall coast redwood tree in Leggett, California with a 6 foot (1.83m) wide by 9 foot (2.74m) high hole cut through its base to allow a car to drive through. The hole was carved in the 1930s. A dead log from a giant sequoia exists lying on the ground in Sequoia National Park with a similar hole cut through it.
More on http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/CAPHItree.html

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Ohrid, Macedonia

My starting point is my home town Ohrid, Macedonia. A town that lies on a lake thats over 2million years old. A city that is one of 23 cities in the world that are under UNESCO protection for both cultural and natural beauties. The light of culture and the cradle of nature! The picture is hi-res above 3000px by 2000.
www.ohrid.org.mk/eng/index.htm

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Saturday, July 21, 2007

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