GALERIA DE ARTE, PLAYA JUAN DOLIO _ 0569

IMG_4567

Juan Dolio is a small seaside community and tourist destination in the province of San Pedro de Macoris on the southern coast of the Dominican Republic on the island of Hispaniola. Juan Dolio has 2,488 inhabitants (2010 ) and belongs to the district municipality Guayacanes.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

IMG_4568

From Dominican Republic
Travel from ? (not clear) to June 12
Thanks Carmina !

Advertisements

PURE MAGIC (NORWAY) _ 0568

IMG_4594

The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis is a natural phenomenon that can paint the night sky with unearthly, surreal color. To observers at far-northeondrn latitudes, they’re a frequent occurrence, but many who live in more temperate climates have never seen them, even though they’re sometimes seen as far south as 35 degrees north latitude. This article will help you improve your chances of seeing the Lights if you journey north.
http://wikitravel.org/

IMG_4595

From Norway
Travel from June ? to June 30
Thanks Trond !

KOLDING _ 0567

IMG_4584

Kolding is a Danish seaport located at the head of Kolding Fjord in the Region of Southern Denmark. It is the seat of Kolding Municipality. It is a transportation, commercial, and manufacturing centre, and has numerous industrial companies, principally geared towards shipbuilding. The manufacturing of machinery and textiles and livestock export are other economically significant activities.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

IMG_4585

From Danmark
Travel from June 16 to June 23
Thanks Hans !

TIMES SQUARE _ 0566

IMG_4555

Times Square is a major commercial intersection and a neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the junction of Broadway (now converted into a pedestrian plaza) and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. Times Square – iconified as “The Crossroads of the World”, “The Center of the Universe”,and the “The Great White Way” – is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District, one of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections, and a major center of the world’s entertainment industry. According to Travel + Leisure magazine’s October 2011 survey, Times Square is the world’s most visited tourist attraction, hosting over 39 million visitors annually. Approximately 330,000 people pass through Times Square daily, many of whom are either tourists or people working in the area.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

IMG_4557

From New York
Travel from June 1 to June 10
Thanks Denise !

NEW YORK CITY _ 0565

IMG_4549

New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world—the New York metropolitan area. The city is referred to as New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part. A global power city, New York exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. The home of the United Nations Headquarters, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural and financial capital of the world.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

IMG_4550

From New York
Travel from June 1 to June 10
Thanks Denise !

NAADAM FESTIVALS _ 0564

IMG_4598

Naadam  is a traditional festival in Mongolia. The festival is also locally termed “eriin gurvan naadam” (эрийн гурван наадам) “the three games of men”.  The games are Mongolian wrestling, horse racing and archery and are held throughout the country during midsummer. Women have started participating in the archery and girls in the horse-racing games, but not in Mongolian wrestling.
In 2010, Naadam was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

IMG_4599

From Mongolia
Travel from June 14 to June 30
Thanks Denise !

QUEENSBORO BRIDGE (NEW YORK) _ 0563

IMG_4547

The Queensboro Bridge, also known as the 59th Street Bridge – because its Manhattan end is located between 59th and 60th Streets – and officially titled the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, is a cantilever bridge over the East River in New York City that was completed in 1909. It connects the neighborhood of Long Island City in the borough of Queens with Manhattan, passing over Roosevelt Island. It carries New York State Route 25 and is the westernmost of the four East River spans that carry a route number: NY 25 terminates at the west (Manhattan) side of the bridge, which once carried NY 24 and NY 25A as well. The bridge is flanked on its northern side by the freestanding Roosevelt Island Tramway.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

IMG_4548

From New York
Travel from June 1 to June 10
Thanks Denise !

LA PRESQU’ILE DE CROZON _ 0562

IMG_4480

Crozon a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France.
Crozon is located on the Crozon peninsula on the west coast of Finistère. It is bordered by the communes of Camaret-sur-Mer to the west, Roscanvel to the northwest, Lanvéoc to the north, Landévennec to the north-east and Telgruc-sur-Mer to the east. Crozon is the chef-lieu of the arrondissement of Châteaulin. Louis Jouvet, a French actor, was born in Crozon in 1887.
Crozon harbours Île Longue, the base of the French strategic nuclear submarines.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

IMG_4481

From Belize
Travel from May 27 to June 4
Thanks Sabrina !

MOSSEL BAY-GARDEN ROUTE(SOUTH AFRICA) _ 0561

IMG_4478

Mossel Bay is a harbour town of about 60,000 people on the Southern Cape (or Garden Route) of South Africa. It is an important tourism and farming region of the Western Cape Province. Mossel Bay lies 400 kilometres east of the country’s seat of parliament, Cape Town (which is also the capital city of the Western Cape Province), and 400 km west of Port Elizabeth, the largest city in the Eastern Cape Province. The older parts of the town occupy the north-facing side of the Cape St Blaize Peninsula, whilst the newer suburbs straddle the Peninsula and have spread eastwards along the sandy shore of the Bay.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

IMG_4479

From Eastern Cape, South Africa
Travel from May 20 to June 4
Thanks Mr Ernie !

GREAT BLUE HOLE (BELIZE) _ 560

IMG_4578

The Great Blue Hole is a large submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 70 km (43 mi) from the mainland and Belize City. The hole is circular in shape, over 300 m (984 ft) across and 124 m (407 ft) deep. It was formed during several episodes of quaternary glaciation when sea levels were much lower. Analysis of stalactites found in Great Blue Hole shows that formation took place 153,000; 66,000; 60,000; and 15,000 years ago. As the ocean began to rise again, the cave was flooded. The Great Blue Hole is a part of the larger Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, a World Heritage Site of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

IMG_4579

From Belize
Travel from June ? to June 22
Thanks Lando !

TILICHO LAKE (5200m) _ 0559

IMG_4580

Tilicho lake is one of the highest lakes in the world. It is 4,919 m high in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas in Manang district of Nepal. Another source lists Lake Tilicho as being 4,949 meters high (16,237 feet).
Mountain lakes are known to geographers as tarns if they are caused by glacial activity. Tarns are found mostly in the upper reaches of the Himalaya, above 5,500 metres.
Tilicho Lake is the destination of one of the most popular side hikes of the Annapurna Circuit trek. The hike takes additional 3-4 days. No camping is required, as new lodges have been built between Manang and the lake. Final approach to the lake is done in a day hike from the lodge at Tilicho Base Camp.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

IMG_4581

From Nepal
Travel from June 6 to June 22
Thanks Jill  !

HAVANA’S CATHEDRAL _ 0558

IMG_4582

The Cathedral of The Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception is one of eleven Roman Catholic cathedrals on the island of Cuba. Located in the Plaza de la Catedral, the Havana Cathedral is found in the center of Old Havana. This thirty-four by thirty-five meter rectangle church serves as the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Cristobal de la Habana which overlooks 7,542 square kilometers of the island and 2,821,000 Catholics.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

IMG_4583

From Cuba
Travel from Mar 19 to June 20
Thanks Ana  !