EMPIRE STATE BUILDING (NEW YORK) _ 0538

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The Empire State Building is a 103-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 feet (443 m) high. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State. It stood as the world’s tallest building for nearly 40 years, from its completion in early 1931 until the topping out of the original World Trade Center’s North Tower in late 1970. Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, the Empire State Building was again the tallest building in New York (although it was no longer the tallest in the US or the world), until One World Trade Center reached a greater height on April 30, 2012. The Empire State Building is currently the fourth-tallest completed skyscraper in the United States (after the One World Trade Center, the Willis Tower and Trump International Hotel and Tower, both in Chicago), and the 23rd-tallest in the world (the tallest now is Burj Khalifa, located in Dubai). It is also the fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the Americas.
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From New York
Travel from June 2 to June 10
Thanks Denise !

TRIBAL LIFE (SOUTH AFRICA) _ 0537

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Zulu beadwork holds messages in its intricate and colorful designs.

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From Eastern Cape, South Africa
Travel from April 30 to May 22
Thanks Mr Ernie !

DRESDEN _ 0536

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Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendor. The city was known as the Jewel Box, because of its baroque and rococo city center. The controversial British and American bombing of Dresden in World War II towards the end of the war killed approximately 25,000, many of whom were civilians, and destroyed the entire city center. The bombing gutted the city, as it did for other major German cities. After the war restoration work has helped to reconstruct parts of the historic inner city, including the Katholische Hofkirche, the Semper Oper and the Dresdner Frauenkirche as well as the suburbs.
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From Germany
Travel from May 11 to May 22
Thanks Uwe !

CANYON DE CHELLY (ARIZONA) _ 0535

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Spider Rock in Canyon de Chelly, a scared place of a spider Woman who gave the Dineh weaving skills, stands in the upper reaches of the canyon. The sand stone pinnacle is capped by harder white standstone making it one of the many amazing sites Canyon De Chelly has to offer.

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From Arizona
Travel from May 13 to May 19
Thanks Cecilia !

DESERT IN BLOOM (ARIZONA) _ 0534

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Arizona has two major wildflower seasons every year; with the Spring Wildflower Season usually during March to May, and the Summer Wildflower Season from July through September. Then there is a blooming season for a few flowers, during the fall.
However, some wildflowers can usually be found at other times of the year . Depending upon local temperatures

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Rainfall has a lot to do with our wildflower season. In the Phoenix area, the driest weather is during May & June when an average of about 3 mm (0.1 in) of rainfall (precipitation) occurs.
The abundance of wild flowers in the deserts of Arizona, in the spring, is largely determined by the amount of rainfall during the winter of the prior year and the early spring of the present year.

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From Arizona
Travel from May 13 to May 19
Thanks Cecilia !