Barcelona, Spain From Monument a Colom

March 11, 2014

The Monument a Colom (Christopher Columbus Monument) stands at the foot of Las Ramblas, near the Barcelona Harbor. It was built in 1888 to honor the explorer and his discovery of America. The statue stands atop a sixty-meter-tall column (197 ft.) that overlooks the sea. The pedestal of the monument contains a gift shop and […]

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Star of India, San Diego, California

February 12, 2014

The Star of India was built in 1863 at Ramsey in the Isle of Man. She was first known as Euterpe, the muse of music. This full-rigged iron windjammer ship made excursions between Great Britain and India and then to New Zealand. She was later used to haul salmon from Alaska to California. The ship […]

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Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California

February 12, 2014

The Hotel del Coronado is a luxury hotel in the city of Coronado, California, across the bay from San Diego. This beachfront property was developed in the mid-1880’s during San Diego’s first real estate boom. When it opened in 1888, the Del was the largest resort hotel in the world. To this day, it remains […]

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10 Truths About Travel Photography

February 4, 2014

It’s probably already happened to you – you were on vacation with your family, taking photos of that magical landmark that you’ve always dreamt of seeing, and it suddenly hit you! If you combined your passion for photography with your love of adventure, you could become … a travel photographer. There’s nothing more exciting to […]

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Bloemenmarkt, Amsterdam

January 23, 2014

Description: This “floating” market on the Singel began in the 1860’s when nurserymen would sail up the Amstel to sell flowers and plants directly from their boats. Today, the 15 stalls are permanently moored and sell a huge variety of flowers, bulbs, and tourist trinkets. Photographing This Landmark: Visit early in the day! The light […]

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Garden of the Gods, Colorado

January 21, 2014

Description: Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs is one of the most beautiful small parks in America and a favorite subject for local photographers. The park offers 1,367 acres of towering red rocks and magnificent views of Pikes Peak. There are more than 15 miles of hiking trails that weave their way through the […]

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Photographing Virginia City, Nevada

January 16, 2014

Virginia City, Nevada was built nearly overnight, following the Comstock Lode silver strike in 1859. The population exploded, and for a short time, Virginia City became the wealthiest place in the United States. Virginia City’s population peaked at over 15,000 people during its heyday, but after the Comstock Lode ran out in 1898, the population […]

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UNESCO: Works of Antoni Gaudi

December 28, 2013

Antoni Gaudí (25 June 1852 – 10 June 1926) was an architect from Reus, and the figurehead of Catalan Modernism. Gaudi is closely associated with the city of Barcelona, where most of his work is concentrated. Gaudí’s creative genius was inspired by nature and religion and was incorporated into every aspect of his work. He […]

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A Growing Market for Travel Stock

December 2, 2013

No matter where you travel, you see people taking pictures – thousands and thousands of pictures! With the advent of the digital camera, photography has become the most prolific form of communication. With a simple click of the button, you’re able to tell the story of a place that can be understood by people all […]

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