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Barcelona, Spain From Monument a Colom

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…

Star of India, San Diego, California

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…

Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California

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,…

10 Truths About Travel Photography

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…

Bloemenmarkt, Amsterdam

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…

Garden of the Gods, Colorado

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.…

Photographing Virginia City, Nevada

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…

UNESCO: Works of Antoni Gaudi

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…

A Growing Market for Travel Stock

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…