For thousands of years, people have been drawn to the hot springs and carbonate mineral terraces (travertines) of Pamukkale, in southwestern Turkey. The name means "cotton castle" in Turkish and indeed looks like a scene from a fairy tale.
This is a picture of the Hindu Temple Shiv Mandir in Bangalore, India -- a statue of Lord Shiva. Shiva is The Lord of destruction in Hinduism but also possesses the typical Hindu beliefs; some of which, are close to my heart.
the narrows, upper south side of lake travis (from austin take texas turn north on spur proceed 1 mile to spicewood, continue traveling north miles on burnet county road 410 to CR proceed miles north to entrance for the narrows recreation area)
Samarkand is truly a jewel of the ancient and modern Silk Road. There is the exquisite jade mausoleum of Gur-i-Emir, the resting place of Tamerlane. Perhaps the greatest treasure is Registan Square, Tamerlane's outstanding creation, a vast complex of dom
Ice skating on Paterswoldse Meer, a lake just South of the city of Groningen in the Netherlands. It was very busy, with hundreds of skaters on the ice. The skyline of the city of Groningen can be seen in the background. Photo by Eric Kieboom