Notre Dame Cathedral Paris, at Night

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The Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris at Night. Photo from the Seine, Paris, France.

Notre Dame Cathedral, View over Paris

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Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France. View from the top of the Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, looking out past the gargoyles over a beautiful Paris.

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

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Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France. The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, is a Catholic Gothic Cathedral. The construction began in 1163 and the Cathedral was completed in about 1345. It is one of the most visited landmarks in Paris, and is located on the beautiful Seine. It is still a working Catholic Cathedral and has amazingly beuatiful stain glass windows.

Roman Baths at Night - England

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Roman Baths at Night, City of Bath, England. This construction was built by the Romans, commencing in around 60AD. The hot water which rises to the surcae hits a temperature of around 46c or 114f.

Roman Baths - Bath, England

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The Roman Baths, Bath, England. The Roman Baths are located in the city of Bath, in the U.K. It is a major tourist attraction, bringing in more than 1 million tourists each year.

It has had many uses as a thermal spa over thousands of years, most famously by the Romans, who constructed this building in about 60AD and onwards over the next few hundred years. When they left in the 5th Century AD, the baths fell into disrepair.

The water which is at a temperature of around 46c or 114f, rises up to the surface through faults in the limestone.

Musee D'Orsay, Paris at Night

evening photo of musee d'orsay at night lights shining and boat on river seineThe Musee D'Orsay, Paris, France at night. The Musee D'Orsay stareted life as a train station, the Gare D'Orsay, opening in 1900. The Museum opened in 1986 and is home to some of the world's greatest artworks, including pieces by Monet, Manet, Van Gogh and Cezzane.

Musee D'Orsay - Paris

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The Musee D'Orsay in Paris, France. The Musee D'Orsay building started life as a railway station, opening for the Paris exposition in 1900. It was decided that the station should close in the 1970s, and in 1986, the museum opened. It is home to the art of many of the great impressionists and artists, including cezanne, manet, monet, redan, degas, pissaro, van gogh, boudin, caillebotte and millet.

Alcatraz Cell Block - San Francisco

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Alcatraz Prison Cell Block - Broadway - San Francisco, United States. This is the cell block known as Broadway at Alcatraz, named due to the amount of traffic that it saw.

Alcatraz opened as a civilian prison in 1934 and was closed in 1963. It housed some of America's most famous criminals including Al Capone. It is now a major tourist site in the United States.

Alcatraz - The Rock, San Francisco

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Alcatraz, San Francisco Bay, California, United States. Alcatraz has had a number of uses during its life. It started as a lighthouse island, moving to become a military fortification, followed by a military prison. But Alcatraz's most famous use was as a civilian prison which housed some of America's most famous criminals. The civilian prison of Alcatraz, opened in 1934 and was closed in 1963 by Robert F. Kennedy. At most it could accommodate 300 people, and was often full.

Officially, no prisoner ever successfully escaped from Alcatraz, although there is still speculation that 3 inmates, Frank Morris, and brothers John Anglin and Clarence Anglin escaped in 1962. The official line is that they all drowned.

Some of the most famous prisoners to stay at Alcatraz were Robert Stroud, Al Capone and George "Machine Gun" Kelly.

12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Australia

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The 12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia. The Twelve Apostles were originally named the sow and piglets. They are limestone rock formations off the Port Campbell National Park. Due to erosion, unfortunately there are only nine left. The Great Ocean Road, a windy and extremely scenic road along Australia's south coast, is one of the many visited sites of that country and quite beautiful.

Three Gorges Dam Photo, China

aerial photo of the three gorges dam in china biggest dam in the world The Three Gorges Dam, China. This aerial photo shows the 3 Gorges Dam, currently under construction since 1994 and due for completion in 2011. The concrete Dam wall is 101 metres high and 2,309 metres long.

3 Gorges Dam, China

The 3 Gorges Dam, Sandouping, Yichang, Hubei, China. The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric river dam that is currently under construction and expected to be operational in 2011. Construction started on the 3 Gorges Dam in 1994. Upon completion, the Dam will be the biggest hydroelectric power station in the world. With climate change and smog a major problem for China, this dam will go a long way to adressing the power shortage in that country.

Statue of Liberty, New York at Night

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The Statue of Liberty, New York, at Night. The Statue of Liberty has over 4 million tourist visits every year. It is a Unesco World Heritage Site, receiving that honor in 1984. It is 151 feet or 46 meters tall.

Statue of Liberty, New York

daytime photo of statue of liberty in new york united statesThe Statue of Liberty, New York, United States. The Statue of Liberty or La liberté éclairant le monde, on Liberty Island, was given to the people of the United States by France in 1886. It was presented to commerorate the Centenary of the United States as a gesture of friendship by France. The sculptor was Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. The Statue of Liberty is one of the most famous landmarks in the world, and perhaps the most famous landmark in America. It was one of the first visions witnessed by millions of immigrants who came to America by ship.

Ko Pha Ngan, Sunset in Thailand

beautiful evening sunset photo of koh pha ngan island famous in thailandKoh Pha Ngan Island in Thailand at Sunset. Site of the full moon party attracting thousands of tourists every month. Also famous as the setting for the novel "The Beach", made into a movie with Leonardo DiCaprio.

Koh Phangan Island, Thailand

aerial view of koh pha ngan island in thailand home to the beach movieAn aerial view of the Island of Koh Phangan or Ko Pha Ngan, located in South East Thailand, near the Island of Koh Samui. It has become famous for its beautiful beaches, the full moon party which attracts thousands every month and the Alex Garland novel, The Beach, since made into a movie with Leonardo Di Caprio.

Le pont Alexandre III - Paris, France

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Taj Mahal, Agra, India at Sunrise

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Taj Mahal, Agra, India

india pictures photo of the taj mahal wonder of the world agraThe Taj Mahal, located in Agra, India was built in the 17th century under Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. More than 20,000 workers worked on the site, which now plays host to more than 2 million tourists each year. It is perhaps the most recognisable tourism site in India.

Taipei 101, Worlds Tallest Building - Night

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Taipei 101, Taiwan

aerial view of worlds tallest building taipei 101 in taiwanThe Taipei 101 building is located in Taipei, Taiwan. It is the worlds tallest building, surpassing the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2004. It was constructed between 1999 and 2004, has 101 floors and is 509 metres or 1670 feet tall.

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Night

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Petronas Towers - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Famous Landmarks

The Petronas Twin Towers, located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were the world's tallest buildings from 1998 to 2004. They stand at 452 metres or 1486 feet tall. The building was surpassed in height by Taipei 101 in Taiwan.

Christ the Redeemer, Rio, Brazil - Afternoon

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Famous Landmarks

The Christ the Redeemer Statue, located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Christ the Redeemer - Rio, Brazil

picture of christ the redeemer statue in rio de janeiro brazilThe Christ the Redeemer statue of Jesus Christ is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue is 130 feet tall and weighs 700 tonnes. It on the peak of the Corcovado mountain, 700 metres above the city of Rio de Janeiro. After 9 years of construction, it was completed in 1931.

Buckingham Palace - London, Night

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Buckingham Palace - London

wide view buckingham palace in london england home of the queenThe official London home of the Britsh Monarch, Buckingham Palace was built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham. It has been expanded many times since then and is now one of the major tourist sites in London, England.

Niagara Falls - Night

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Niagara Falls

stunning photo of niagara falls on border of ontario and new yorkNiagara Falls are on the Niagara River, on the border of Ontario, Canada and the State of New York, United States.

Ayers Rock - Australia - Sunset

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Ayers Rock - Australia

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Great Wall of China in Winter

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Great Wall of China

great wall of china photo so big can be seen from spaceStretching over 4,000 miles, the great wall of China, was built between the 5th Century BC to the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire. It's structure, of stone and eathern fortifications can be seen from space.

Colosseum, Rome at Night

The Colosseum, or Coliseum, Rome, Italy at night.

Colosseum - Rome Italy

The Colosseum or Coliseum was orginally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. It was built between 70 and 80AD under Titus. It is one of the most visited tourist sites in Italy and Europe.

View From Sacre Coeur, Paris

View of Paris from the Sacre Coeur Catherdral, Paris.

Sacre Coeur, Paris

Sacre Coeur, Paris, France, is a Catholic Cathedral completed in 1914. It has breathataking views over Paris and is visited by hundreds of thousands, if not millions of tourists every year.

Snow Capped Pyrenees - Spain and France

Snow Capped Pyrenees, border of France and Spain.

Pyrenees - France and Spain

The Pyrenees are a range of mountains in Europe that are a natural border between France and Spain.

St Emilion, France

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Giant's Causeway, Ireland

landmark photos giants causeway picture county antrim irelandGiant's Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Created by a volcanic eruption, the Giant's Causeway are basalt columns and are located about about 2 miles from the town of Bushmills. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Angkor Wat - Cambodia, Sunset

Sunset over Angkor Wat, outside Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Angkor Wat - Cambodia, Aerial

Angkor Wat, Cambodia, aerial photo.

Angkor Wat - Cambodia

Angkor Wat is the most prominent of the temples of Angkor, located just outside Siem Reap, in Cambodia. Angkor Wat was built for King Suryavarman II in the 12th century and is the best preserved temple at Angkor. Thousands of people visit Angkor every year, and it is the most prominent tourist site in Cambodia. Angkor gained much notoriety when the movie Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie was filmed there a few years ago.

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland, Mist

A misty photo of the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland.

Cliffs of Moher - Ireland

The Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland. The cliffs are 394 feet above the Atlantic Ocean and have a maximum height of 702 feet. A new visitor center has opened and the Cliffs of Moher attract many thousands of visitors each year. Word of warning - don't get too close to the edge - yes, people have fallen over, and make sure you bring a coat, it can be very cold.