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The Town Hall, Zamosc, Poland
The Town Hall, Zamosc, Poland
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© Christina Jablonski
Church of Our Lady before Tyn, Prague, Czech Republic
Church of Our Lady before Tyn,
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© Christina Jablonski
The ArtScience Museum, Singapore
The ArtScience Museum,
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© Christina Jablonski
Ruins of St Paul Cathedral, Macau
Ruins of St Paul Cathedral,
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© Christina Jablonski
St Mark Church, Zagreb, Croatia
St Mark Church, Zagreb, Croatia
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© Christina Jablonski
Malbork Castle, Poland
Malbork Castle, Poland
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© Christina Jablonski
The cranes, Gdansk shipyard, Poland
The cranes, Gdansk shipyard,
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© Christina Jablonski
Hong Kong Island night image
Hong Kong Island night image
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© Peter Currie
Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia
Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast,
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© Christina Jablonski
Remarkable Rocks, South Australia
Remarkable Rocks, South
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© Christina Jablonski
Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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© Noel Fisher
The Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Petronas Towers, Kuala
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© Christina Jablonski
The Sphinx on a foggy morning
The Sphinx on a foggy morning
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© Noel Fisher
A pigeon in Trafalgar Square, London, UK
A pigeon in Trafalgar Square,
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© Lars-Olof Nilsson
Buda Castle in Budapest, Hungary
Buda Castle in Budapest,
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© Lars-Olof Nilsson
San Marco Piazza Venice Italy
San Marco Piazza Venice Italy
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© Peter Currie
Salt Lake Temple
Salt Lake Temple
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© Lars-Olof Nilsson
Kew Royal Botanic Gardens England UK
Kew Royal Botanic Gardens
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© Peter Currie
Moulin Rouge, Paris
Moulin Rouge, Paris
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© Mark Eden
Sunset behind Santa Maria della Salute in Venice, Italy
Sunset behind Santa Maria della
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© Lars-Olof Nilsson
Courtyard of the Mohammad Ali Mosque, Cairo, Egypt
Courtyard of the Mohammad Ali
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© Christina Jablonski
Canale Grande, Venice, Italy
Canale Grande, Venice, Italy
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© Lars-Olof Nilsson
Santorini Greek Islands
Santorini Greek Islands
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© Peter Currie
The Temple of Inscriptions, Palenque, Mexico
The Temple of Inscriptions,
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© Christina Jablonski
Sydney Opera House, Australia night photography
Sydney Opera House, Australia
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© Peter Currie
St Pauls and phone box
St Pauls and phone box
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© Mark Eden
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House
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© Mark Eden
Tigers Nest Monastery in Bhutan
Tigers Nest Monastery in Bhutan
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© Heather Farish
Flag of Cuba
Flag of Cuba
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© Christina Jablonski
Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu
Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu
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© Heather Farish
The Great Wall
The Great Wall
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© Heather Farish
Ayers Rock
Ayers Rock
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© Heather Farish
Floodlit Sydney Opera House sails, Australia
Floodlit Sydney Opera House
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© Colin G Radford
Remarkable Queenstown
Remarkable Queenstown
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© Jeremy R Wood
Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
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© Mark Eden

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© Mark Eden
western 12 Apostles
western 12 Apostles
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© Jeremy R Wood
The Old Man
The Old Man's House At The Sea
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© Benjamin Wiedmann
The Mitre, looking up the sound
The Mitre, looking up the sound
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© Jeremy R Wood
Fox Glacier mouth
Fox Glacier mouth
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© Jeremy R Wood
Sydney Ferry passing under Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Sydney Ferry passing under
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© Noel Fisher
Sydney Harbour at Dusk
Sydney Harbour at Dusk
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Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik in winter
Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik in
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© Benjamin Wiedmann
Lonesome snaefellsnes road in Iceland
Lonesome snaefellsnes road in
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© Benjamin Wiedmann
Lonesome snaefellsnes road in Iceland
Lonesome snaefellsnes road in
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Stock images of buildings, structures, landscapes etc that are instantly recognisable as being from a specific location/destination. These shots are iconic in all respects... perfect technical execution at the best possible time on a day with perfect conditions. Viewers will look at these and immediately think of the specific city or region. All people in the images are totally contemporary and involved in the situation... ie NOT posing for the camera.

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Photo Caption List

1. The Town Hall, Zamosc, Poland. The Hall was built on the northern side of the Market in the row of the residential houses. Originally built at the turn of the sixteenth century, then twice redesigned it achieved its present form in about 1770.

2. Church of Our Lady before Tyn, Prague, Czech Republic. This Gothic church in the Old Town Square has two elegant steeples, a solid gold statue of the Virgin Mary on the gables between them and the Romanesque arcaded house below. The church has been in use since the fourteenth century. The crypt is the resting place of the Danish nobleman and a famous astronomer of his times.

3. The ArtScience Museum, Singapore. Ultramodern design, new building technologies, twenty one galleries for permanent and temporary exhibitions, a terrace with the superb views of the Marina Bay are some of the attributes of this building. On another level the sight of the flower-like structure against the blue sky dazzles with its pleasing form.

4. Ruins of St Paul Cathedral, Macau. The elaborately carved facade of the Jesuit's church from the start of the seventeenth century presides over the historic part of the town. The lawns are decorated with artificial trees and pink flowers for the approaching celebrations of the Chinese New Year.

5. St Mark Church, Zagreb, Croatia. This thirteenth century church occupies a central position in the main square of the Upper Town bearing the same name. The roof is ornamented with the colourful tiles and the Zagreb's coat of arms.

6. Malbork Castle, Poland. A short train journey from Gdansk is the Malbork Castle. The red brick medieval fortress built by the Teutonic Knights is a world heritage site and a place worth spending some time to explore.

7. The cranes, Gdansk shipyard, Poland. This photo was taken from a small ship navigating the Moltawa River.

8. Hong Kong Island night image. Night photo of Hong Kong Island's wonderful lights.

9. Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia. A dramatic view of the evening sky and skyscrapers in Surfers Paradise was taken from the bank of the Nerang River near the Arts Centre

10. Remarkable Rocks, South Australia. One of the great attractions of Kangaroo Island is a formation of granite rocks. They acquired their strange surreal shapes because of their exposure to varying climatic conditions and the influence of the Southern Ocean over hundreds of millennia

11. Sydney Harbour Bridge.. Couple sitting under the Sydney Harbour Bridge at Milsons Point.

12. The Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The twin towers were created by the Argentinian architect, Cesar Pelli and finished in 1998. Each tower is about 450 metres high. The structure had the status of the tallest world building until even the higher one was built in Taipei in 2003. The towers house the headquarters of the oil and gas companies, Petronas, as well as the host of the smaller businesses.

13. The Sphinx on a foggy morning. The Sphinx on a foggy morning in Cairo Egypt.

14. A pigeon in Trafalgar Square, London, UK. With the National Gallery in the background, a pigeon is resting on a monument in Trafalgar Square, London, UK

15. Buda Castle in Budapest, Hungary. The Royal Palace in Budapest, Hungary, housing the Hungarian National Gallery and Budapest History Museum

16. San Marco Piazza Venice Italy. Vista of the famous San Marco Piazza, the main square of Venice.

17. Salt Lake Temple. The Temple of Latter-Day Saints in Salt Lake City, USA

18. Kew Royal Botanic Gardens England UK. Images of the Palm House and Temperate House at Kew Gardens. All originals in RAW format.

19. Moulin Rouge, Paris. Entrance to Moulin Rouge caberet at night.

20. Sunset behind Santa Maria della Salute in Venice, Italy. The Basilica of St Mary of Health was built by the Republic of Venice to thank for the city's deliverance from the plague in the 17th century

21. Courtyard of the Mohammad Ali Mosque, Cairo, Egypt. The most interesting features in the courtyard are the marble ablution fountain from the early 1800s and the tower clock, a gift from the king of France, Louis Philippe (exchanged for the obelisk from the Temple of Luxor which now stands in the Place de la Concorde in Paris).

22. Canale Grande, Venice, Italy. Gondola with tourists in Canale Grande, Venice, Italy

23. Santorini Greek Islands . Santorini one of the most photographed places on earth is part of a volcanic caldera formed 3600 years ago. It really is special. These images are mostly of Oia perched on top of the island Thira. All image originals are in RAW format 5184 x 3456

24. The Temple of Inscriptions, Palenque, Mexico. Set on the hill with other ruins of Palenque this Mayan temple overlooks a dense jungle. It was named the Temple of Inscriptions because a panel of hieroglyphs with information about the family of King Pacal was found inside. In 1952 the archaeologist Alberto Ruz Lhuller discovered there the royal crypt with the stone sarcophagus and other precious objects. Ruz Lhuller is buried opposite the Temple of Inscriptions.

25. Sydney Opera House, Australia night photography. Sydney Opera House taken from The Rocks area, February 2011 night time image

26. St Pauls and phone box. One of London's famous red phone boxes with the dome of St Pauls Cathedral in the background.

27. Sydney Opera House. Sydney Opera House ati night.

28. Tigers Nest Monastery in Bhutan. Tigers Nest Monastery, or Taktsang Goemba, is the number one attraction in Bhutan. Located high up a mountain on the top of a sheer cliff, it can only be reached by hiking (or on a horse) only a prayer flag adorned path that meanders up the mountainside.

29. Flag of Cuba. According to Wikipedia: "The Cuban governments current, official version of the meaning of the Cuban flag states that the blue stripes refer to the three old divisions of the island, and the two white stripes represent the strength of the independent ideal, The red triangle symbolizes equality, fraternity and freedom, as well as the blood shed in the islands struggle for independence, Finally, the white star is meant to symbolize freedom."

30. Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu. One of the highlights of any visit to Kathmandu is Boudhanath Stupa, the largest stupa in Nepal. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is dominated by the eyes of Buddha, peering in all 4 directions. Festooned with prayer flags, it is a photographers delight.

31. The Great Wall. The Great Wall meanders off into the distance at Mutianyu near Beijing.

32. Ayers Rock. Ayers Rock is one of the most well-known natural attractions in Australia. On a flat plain, this huge monolith has even more underground. As the sun slowly sets, the rock gradually changes colour, making it an ideal subject and time for photographers to visit.

33. Floodlit Sydney Opera House sails, Australia. The quintessential Australian tourist icon, the Sydney Opera House is here photographed in the early evening while bathed in red floodlights during the "Paint the City Red" celebrations in Sydney.

34. Remarkable Queenstown. Remarkable view through restaurant, overcast, autumn, Queenstown, New Zealand, 2014

35. Brooklyn Bridge. Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline

36. . 12 Apostles at sunset on the Great Ocean Road

37. western 12 Apostles. western 12 Apostles, Shipwreck Coast, overcast, winter, near Port Campbell, Australia, 2015

38. The Old Man's House At The Sea. An old house at the seaside near Keflavik. Probably there for centuries.

39. The Mitre, looking up the sound. The Mitre, looking up the sound, sun & cloud, Autumn, Milford, New Zealand, 2014

40. Fox Glacier mouth. Fox Glacier mouth, cloudy, Autumn, Fox Glacier, New Zealand, 2014 (Scale? there are 4 tour groups on it!)

41. Sydney Ferry passing under Sydney Harbour Bridge.. A Sydney Harbour Ferry passing under the Sydney Harbour bridge.

42. Sydney Harbour at Dusk. Sydney harbour at dusk with a view of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge and small ship in the foreground.

43. Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik in winter. Beautiful view on the Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik in Winter

44. Lonesome snaefellsnes road in Iceland. A lonesome road on the snaefellsnes peninsula, Iceland in winter.

45. Lonesome snaefellsnes road in Iceland. A lonesome road on the snaefellsnes peninsula, Iceland in winter.