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Taos Pueblo NM | Black and White Photography

Taos Pueblo
“Place of the Red Willows”

On a plaque in the Taos Visitors Center is written:

“The oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States has been acknowledged by historians to be our home for more than 1,000 years. They speculate about where we came from, but we already know the answer: We have been here since time immemorial.”

Photos taken on November 27, 2010.

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Pike Place Market, Seattle WA | Photos

The history of Pike Place Market is as rich and colorful as Seattle itself.

Its nine acres and more than a century of operation encompass thousands of fascinating stories — tales of immigration, internment, renovation and urban renewal — all that help explain why Pike Place Market is called “The Soul of Seattle.” (more…)

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Beautiful, exotic India

India, officially the Republic of India (Hindi: भारत गणराज्य, Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also official names of India), is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world. (more…)

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The Orda Cave | Most extended underwater cave in Russia

 Orda Cave is the most extended underwater cave in Russia, the second in Eurasia, with regards to length, and the world’s greatest gypsum cave. It has the status of All-Russia natural monument. Vitya Lyagushkin, famous underwater photographer, journalist and dive-instructor, and Bogdana Vashchenko went diving in the Orda cave to take these amazing images. (more…)

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Photos from Oktoberfest 2011

It’s still September, but the world famous Oktoberfest has landed in Munich Germany. For the next two weeks millions of beer drinkers will drink millions of litres of beer and have a good time. (more…)

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Most beautiful pictures in the world

Here is a variety of some incredible and very striking pictures of people, wildlife, nature, and landscapes.

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Melbourne Australia at night

Beautiful images of Melbourne Australia taken at night.

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia.  Melbourne was founded in 1835 (47 years after the European settlement of Australia) by settlers from Van Diemen’s Land.  It was named by governor Richard Bourke in 1837, in honour of William Lamb—the 2nd Viscount Melbourne.  Melbourne was officially declared a city by Queen Victoria in 1847. (more…)

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Carnivale 2011 Venezia, Italy

The Carnival of Venice (Italian: Carnevale di Venezia) is an annual festival, held in Venice, Italy. The Carnival starts starts 40 days before easter and ends on Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday or Martedì Grasso), the day before Ash Wednesday. (more…)

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A journey through Belgium’s underground abandoned crypts

Treading deep underground, Sven Fennema explores the realm of the dead – a place where people were buried long ago. The labyrinthine tunnels of an old, abandoned crypt lie before him, full of mementos, grave plates, and the traces left by those who loved and came to pay their respects to the deceased. (more…)

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Taos Pueblo NM: A Journey in Black and White

Just two miles north of the city of Taos, New Mexico, stands the centuries old Taos Pueblo, one of the longest continually inhabited communities in the United States. Archaeologists have found evidence that the Taos Valley has been inhabited as far back as 3,000 B.C. and prehistoric ruins dating from 900 A.D. can be seen throughout the area. However, the Taos Pueblo is thought to have been built between 1000 and 1450 A.D. and appears today much like it did a millennium ago, linking today’s Native Americans with those early inhabitants of years ago. (more…)

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