Hi-Resolution Photo Albums from Around the World Part 15

Old Québec is a historic neighbourhood of Quebec City, the capital of the province of Quebec in Canada. Comprising the Upper Town and Lower Town , the area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Alvear Glacier is located 26 kilometers northeast of the city of Ushuaia, Argentina.  It is the origin to the Cotorras River and one of the greatest heights on the Argentinean part of the island of Tierra Del Fuego. Caves are formed in the very edge of this ice mass. This thousand year old glacier has been receding rapidly in the past 10 years. St. Vinzenz Church, Heiligenblut, Austria Auckland, based around 2 large harbours, is a major city in the north of New Zealand’s North Island. In central Queen Street, the iconic Sky Tower has views of Viaduct Harbour, which is full of superyachts and lined with bars and cafes. Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest park, is based around an extinct volcano and home to the formal Wintergardens. Mission Bay Beach is minutes from Downtown.
Barrier reef around Mount O' Temanu, Bora Bora, Tahiti. Boracay is a small island in the Philippines located approximately 196 miles south of Manila. Boracay Island and its beaches have received awards from numerous travel publications and agencies. The island comprises the barangays of Manoc-Manoc, Balabag, and Yapak in the municipality of Malay. 23 Dec 2003, London, England, UK --- An image showing a union flag and falling snow flakes is projected onto Buckingham Palace in London as part of the "Brightening up London" campaign on December 23, 2003. The palace is officially due to be lit up from 1700 GMT on Christmas Eve. Queen Elizabeth II gave her permission to include the palace, after being impressed by Bob Geldof's "Peace and Hope" message projected onto Wellington Arch in London at the beginning of December. Geldof, in partnership with the mobile phone company Orange, projected images onto nine London landmarks one by one leading up to Christmas. The projected images all changed on Christmas Eve to make the landmarks look like wrapped Christmas presents. Westminster Abbey is steeped in more than a thousand years of history. Benedictine monks first came to this site in the middle of the tenth century, establishing a tradition of daily worship which continues to this day.  The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of seventeen monarchs. The present church, begun by Henry III in 1245, is one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country, with the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon saint still at its heart.  A treasure house of paintings, stained glass, pavements, textiles and other artefacts, Westminster Abbey is also the place where some of the most significant people in the nation's history are buried or commemorated. Taken as a whole the tombs and memorials comprise the most significant single collection of monumental sculpture anywhere in the United Kingdom.
Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. Founded as a Viking settlement, the Kingdom of Dublin became Ireland's principal city following the Norman invasion. The city expanded rapidly from the 17th century and was briefly the second largest city in the British Empire before the Act of Union in 1800. Following the partition of Ireland in 1922, Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State, later renamed Ireland. The Palace of Mysore is a historical palace in the city of Mysore in Karnataka, southern India. It is the official residence and seat of the Wodeyars — the Maharajas of Mysore, the royal family of Mysore, who ruled the princely state from 1350 to 1950. San Francisco is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California. San Francisco encompasses a land area of about 46.9 square miles on the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, which makes it the smallest county in the state.
Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Multi directional sign post along Banff Avenue pointing to various mountains, Town of Banff, Banff National Park, Canadian Rocky Mountains, Alberta, Canada. Every month of May in Cordoba, since 1918, the unique "festival" of gardens and flowers called "Fiesta de los Patios Cordobeses" takes place where over 50 gardens and patios compete for the title of most beautiful garden. 6 families live around this community-courtyard, at number 9 in the street Martin de Roa and Juan Rodriguez Medina is the one who takes fond care of the plants, among which stand out begonias, night jasmines, and buganvillias. Winner of numerous prizes, the court has appeared in each contest from 1979, including the "floral variety" prize in 1997 and the first prize in ancient architecture in 2005.
Caribbean, Barbados, fishing boats Walled fort city of Jiayuguan at the western terminus of the Great Wall in China.
Sunrise at Acatenango volcano in Guatemala. Formerly the Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, it is now the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture located in the Kansai region. Boats Anchored in a Cove Off the Maddalena Archipelago, Near Sardinia, Italy. A porcupine pufferfish or spot-fin porcupinefish, being cleaned by a bluestreak cleaner wrasse, South Ari Atoll, The Maldives.
Watchtower at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. --- Petit and Gros Pitons across Soufriere Bay, Soufriere, St. Lucia. Salto Hacha Fall, Canaima National Park, Venezuela. Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral, Reims, France.
Arco de Santa Catalina and Vulcan de Agua, La Antigua Guatemala. Savigny Castle in Bourgogne, France. Fishing on the Li River in Guilin, China. Sunrise over a body of water.
Small Boats on Beach at Sunset in St. Lucia. Moonlight over Opunohu bay, Moorea, Tahiti. St Peter Basilica in Rome Leekstermeer, Netherlands at sunrise.
Along the Silk Road, Dunhua, Gansu Province, China. Giant barrel cactus in flower on coast, Catalina Island, Gulf of California, Mexico. Road to Sella pass with a view of  Sasso Lungo, Italy. Buildings lining the Chicago River.
Close up of Stonehenge stones at night, Wiltshire, England. Tropical Beach, Rangiroa, French Polynesia, Tahiti. Sunset on Shi-Shi Beach silhouetting the Point of the Arches, Olympic National Park, Washington. View from Volcan Cotopaxi, 5897m, highest active volcano in the world, Ecuador, South America.
Drifting Pack Ice at Dawn, Snow Hill Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica. A rainbow at Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namib Desert, Sossusvlei Region, Namibia. The Old Man of Hoy, sandstone sea stack, North Hoy, Hoy, Orkney, Scotland. The sun briefly lights up the amazing rock formations of the Granite Dells that surround Watson Lake outside of Prescott, Arizona.
Mount Tanigawadake in early winter, Gumma, Japan. The church of St. Michel d'Aiquilhe atop the pinnacle of Rocher St. Michel, and a statue of the Virgin and Child atop the peak of Rocher Corneille overlook Le Puy, France. Shelfy Nebraska Storm in Southerland, Nebraska. Whale Shark swimming with other tropical fish, Wolf Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
Full moon with migratory birds at Goldenstedter Moor, Lower Saxony, Germany. Birch trees along Lake Michigan at dusk. Pine tree at Decanter Bay, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Sunset along the north shore of Lake Superior at Stoney Point. Beach Houses, False Bay, Muizenberg, South Africa. Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival at Sun Island Park. A modern art sculpture statue of two people holding hands in heart shape in Heilongjiang Province, Harbin City, China. Snowboarder jumping across snowy mountain.