Traveling around the world to document its cultures and traditions gives us a glimpse at humanity's hidden stories. This love of visual storytelling results in striking images from all over the globe.
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Brunnenbuberl - Boy at the fountain - Munich Germany
The Brunnenbuberl (here ice-covered) in Munich, Germany, a sculpture by Matthias Gasteiger, features a naked young boy spraying water on an old Satyr while he, in return, is spitting water on the boy.
The sculpture had won a gold medal at the Paris World's Fair, but when Munich's residents saw the 'scandalous' Brunnen-Buberl at Munich's Karlstor in 1895, more than 300 bathing suits were sent to the artist by upset citizens and no less than Prince Luitpold himself visited the sculptor's studio and asked him to add at least a fig leaf to hide the "most precious part" of the boy. The artist refused.
To this day, the Brunnenbuberl - English: Boy at the fountain - stands naked at Munich's Karlstor, near Stachus, and the water fountain is one of the most popular fountains in München.
Cave Diving in Mexico
Mexico: Dive with mantas, dolphins, whales; swim with sea lions and turtles! It has 7 shades of blue water, and the finest Scuba Diving in the Caribbean. And besides the reef it offers caves, caverns and sinkholes that are ideal for scuba snorkeling ...
Germany - Elbtal from Festung Koenigstein
Königstein Fortress (German: Festung Königstein), the 'Saxon Bastille', is a hilltop fortress near Dresden, in Saxon Switzerland, Germany, above the town of Königstein on the left bank of the River Elbe. It is one of the largest hilltop fortifications in Europe.
The 9.5 hectare rock plateau rises 240 meters above the river Elbe and has over 50 buildings, some over 400 years old, that bear witness to the military and civilian life in the fortress. The rampart run of the fortress is 1,800 meters long with walls up to 42 meters high and steep sandstone faces. In the center of the site is a 152.5 meter deep well, which is the deepest in Saxony and second deepest well in Europe.
Landshut Bavaria on a Foggy Day
Landshut lies on the Isar River northeast of Munich, Germany. It is still a quaint, picturesque place.
On a hill overlooking Landshut is the castle of Trausnitz, called also Burg Landshut, and the royal palace contains some very fine Renaissance work..
The Dragon Symbol of the City of London
The dragon symbolises the City of London and the winged creature, bearing the red cross of St George features in the City's coat-of-arms. Bold silver dragons with arrow tongue and tail are standing atop plinth, guarding the entrance to the City ...
Edinburgh on a Winter's Day
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, a city steeped in more than 900 years of battle for autonomy that has made it one of Europe's most diverse ethnic populations and vibrant cultural scenes.
It is difficult to walk the hallowed streets of Edinburgh without stumbling across a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Wrap up and take a bracing walk to feast your eyes on Edinburgh's panorama from Edinburgh Castle's Esplanade. Beneath you, a cityscape of steeples unfolds. Edinburgh is a magical city on any given day, but the damp winter weather makes the city especially atmospheric - frosty, misty mornings and wonderfully crisp invigorating sunshine during the day.
Morocco - Land of contrast
Morocco is an exotic gateway to Africa; its mountains, desert and coast are populated by Berbers and nomads, and its ancient medina lanes lead to souqs and riads.
Moroccan people remain closely connected to the environment. The nomadic southern 'blue men' brave the desert's burning expanses in robes and turbans, with mobile phones in hand. Likewise, traditional life continues – with tweaks – in industrial cities like Casablance, ports like Essaouira and mountain hamlets. Unesco has bestowed World Heritage status on medinas including Fès, the world's largest living medieval Islamic city, and the carnivalesque Djemaa el-Fna in Marrakesh.
Often exotic, sometimes overwhelming and always unexpected, Morocco's ancient centres are bursting with Maghrebi mystique and madness: the perfect complement to the serene countryside
Stirling Castle Scottland in a misty night
Towering over the surrounding countryside in the heart of Scotland's Braveheart country Stirling Castle is one of the great royal residences of Scottish history.
A visit to this famous medieval castle is an essential part of any visit to central Scotland. It rivals even Edinburgh Castle for its sheer magnificence. Stirling Castle looks spectacular during the day, and enchanting when it is illuminated in a foggy night.
Edinburgh Scotland - A Top-Class European City
Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, has one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the world.
This is a view down from Edinburgh Castle during a late december sunset, looking towards North Bridge and the world famous 5-star Balmoral Hotel, the Observatory and Calton Hill with its monuments in the distance.
Edinburgh, Scotland - the "Athens of the North" - sits in perfect contrast to the peaceful tranquility of the surrounding Lothian region. Its dramatic beauty makes it the ideal city break destination.
Edinburgh Scotland - Governors House and Obelisk Calton Hill
Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Schotland, is a focus of Scottish architectural, academic and artistic endeavor, a symbol of Scotland's national identity.
A visit to Edinburgh would not be complete without a walk up Calton Hill and its Scottish Stories in Stone.
Cruise Ship Terminal Vancouver Canada
This attractive tent-like structure is a relic from Expo 86. The city transformed an old cargo pier into a showcase intended to rival the Opera House in Sydney, Australia. Today it is home to a cruise ship terminal, a convention center and a hotel ...
The Castle - Weimar - Thuringia - Germany
On the boundary of the city of Weimar is Weimar's City Palace. The palace was originally built on the site of a medieval moated castle and was first mentioned in documents at the end of the 10th century. Its current design has developed over more than a thousand years.
The castle comprises of two parts: The colourful portal and tower (remains of the original Rennaissance palace), and the newer rectangular lines of the Neoclassical model. They stand together to make for a grand imperial palace. The castle forms an impressive part of the Weimar cityscape, and offers great views from wherever it is seen: approaching from the Marktplatz, the Park an der Ilm, or as pictured here from the Platz der Demokratie.