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  • Italy - Desenzano del Garda

    Desenzano - located on the south-western shore of Lake Garda - was already in the past a favourite vacation spot for the élite from Verona. And today it is till a popular Italian holiday destination, which attracts myriad tourists from everywhere in Europ…

  • Wales - Brecon

    Brecon Cathedral - or officially “Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist” - started life in 1093 as the Benedictine Priory of St John the Evangelist, built by the Normans on the site of an earlier Celtic church. At the dissolution of the monasteries i…

  • Argentina - Salinas Grandes (Jujuy)

    Salinas Grandes is a salt falt/lake with a surface of approximately 220 km2 on the border of the provinces of Jujuy and Salta in northwest Argentina. The ‘salar’ lies at an elevation of more than 3.500 metres above sea level. It has a drainage basin exten…


  • Greece - Crete, Lake Kournas

    Lake Kournas is the only natural lake in Crete. It is one of the very few areas with plenty of fresh water throughout the year; for this reason, it is protected under the Natura 2000 program. Lake Kournas has been created by accumulation of groundwater co…

  • Nederland - Harderwijk, Beekhuizerzand

    Beekhuizerzand: a Dutch mini desert. It is one of the few remaining drift sand areas in the Netherlands and even Europe. Beekhuizerzand is an area of about 200 hectares. It had to be restored in 2004 from a wooded area to the drift sand in its current s…

  • Switzerland - Muottas Muragl

    Muottas Muragl - on an altitude of 2.454 meters - is located high above the wide valley of the River Inn and the valley that leads to the Bernina Pass. It is without any doubt the most beautiful vantage point above the lakes, the villages of Upper Engadin…


  • Switzerland - Bernina Pass

    The main picture is showing the Lago Bianco (see also PiP) and the road across the Bernina Pass before reaching the highest point. I took this picture from the Diavolezza cable car. The Bernina Pass (2.328 m) is a mountain pass in the Bernina Range of…

  • Wales - Beddgelert

    At first glance - certainly on a somewhat rainy gray day - the hard gray stone houses of Beddgelert do not look too inviting. But walking around and seeing all the blooming flowers the village became more and more picturesque. Beddgelert (meaning “the…

  • Switzerland - Abbey Cathedral of St. Gallen

    The history of the monastery of St. Gallen (St. Gall) is dating back to the year 612, when an Irish monk named Gallus was on a preaching pilgrimage through Europe. He stumbled on a stone and dropped to a knee at the edge of the Steinach River, where he sp…


  • Switzerland - Säntis

    The Sántis is with a height of 2.502 metres the highest peak in the Alpstein massif in northeastern Switzerland. It is a natural landmark in the region between Lake Walen and Lake Constance. The mountain towers above one of the most beautiful landscapes o…

  • Italy - Brixen Cathedral

    The ‘Dom Mariae Aufnahme in den Himmel und St. Kassian’ (Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and San Cassiano) is the largest church in Brixen, once belonging to the powerful Principality of Brixen, nowadays the diocese of Bolzano-Brixen. Although Bolzano is…

  • Wales - Caernarfon Castle

    Caernarfon Castle is probably the most impressive and famous of the many Welsh castles. The site of the castle wasn’t chosen by accident. It had previously been the location of a Norman motte and bailey castle and before that a Roman fort stood nearby. K…


  • USA - Arizona, Petrified Forest National Park

    Petrified Forest National Park is well known for its abundant number of fossils, especially fallen trees that lived in the Late Triassic Period, about 225 million years ago. The park is home to some of the most impressive fossils ever found and more are b…

  • Greece - Crete, Aptera

    Aptera (literally meaning "without wings") is a lesser known archeological site not too far away from Chania. It was the most powerful city of western Crete from Minoan through Hellenistic times. The earliest mention of the Aptera is found as “A-pa-ta-wa”…

  • Germany - Ansbach, Orangery

    The Ansbach Residence (Residenz Ansbach or Markgrafenschloß) was the government seat of the Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach. The palace (PiP 3) has its own court garden with an orangery, although it has always been separated from the palace by other build…


  • Morocco - Merzouga, Erg Chebbi

    Erg Chebbi is one of Morocco's two Saharan ergs (large seas of dunes formed by wind-blown sand). The dunes stretch about 30 kilometers from north to south and are between 5 ands 10 kilometers wide. They rise dramatically from a surrounding pancake flat of…

  • New Zealand - Muriwai

    Muriwai's gannet colony at Otakamiro Point is a one of the three colonies on the mainland of New Zealand, although out to sea, the colony continues on two vertical-sided islands (Oaia - where the colony first established - and Motutara). About 1.200 pairs…

  • Greece - Crete, Kato Preveli

    The single arched bridge is known by many as the ‘Venetian Bridge’, but although the style is Venetian the bridge was built in 1850 by the monks of the nearby monastery. The bridge comprises of two inclined stone laid levels of 13,30 meters width and 7,60…


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