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UNESCO World Heritage

Number 44: Blooming beauty in Bavaria’s Bamberg

Geyerswoerthsteg, Altes Rathaus, Regnitz river, Bamberg, Germany

In the northern Bavarian town of Bamberg, the Geyerswörthsteg footbridge over the Regnitz river provides a great view of the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall). A beautiful spring or summer day illuminates the 15th-century town hall with its reds, yellows, and creamy whites. There are likely plenty of flowers on the footbridge to provide a beautiful and colourful counterpart for your photographs and memories of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This post appears on Fotoeins WIDE at fotowide.wordpress.com.


Number 38: from the Crags down to the (Edin)Burgh

Edinburgh, Scotland

Up on the escarpment at Salisbury Crags, people in Edinburgh are hiking across Holyrood Park to go from one part of town to the other. Perhaps, there are faster or less strenuous options, but there’s a beautiful view with fresh breezes from the waters of the Firth. With the Firth of Forth in the background, you can see from Edinburgh Castle in the west, through the Old and New Town, a bonus rainbow, to Calton Hill in the east. To see more about the two days I spent in Edinburgh, click here.

I made the photo above on 7 November 2012. This post appears on Fotoeins Wide at fotowide.wordpress.com.


Number 37: Aoraki and Horokoau looming over dusk

Mount Tasman, Mount Cook (Aoraki), near Lake Matheson, Fox Glacier Township, New Zealand South Island

The quiet still moments when you’re aware there’s little to no sound; birds and animals seem to know how to observe the end of the day. It’s the last light of the day, as the final set of photons stream 150 million kilometres to their destination. Those packets of light finally reach New Zealand. They bounce off the two tallest peaks in the country. Above are Mount Tasman (Horokoau) and Mount Cook (Aoraki) at left and right, respectively, in the southern Alps. A full photo-gallery appears here.

I made the photo above at sunset on 22 July 2012 at Lake Matheson. This post appears on Fotoeins WIDE at fotowide.wordpress.com.


Number 24: Vánoční trhy Praha | Prague Christmas markets

Vanocni trhy, Praha, Christmas market, Old Town Square, Prague, Czech Republic

“Vánoční trhy Praha” or the Prague Christmas markets are held in various locations throughout the city, including Old Town Square. As expected, December weather can turn cold with the formation of icicles. Here, icicles, light fixtures, and a “starred filter” combine for a bright sparkly photograph. The sign behind the ice and lights is for a stand selling “Palačinky” or thin pancakes. In the background at right in soft out-of-focus light appears one of the towers for the Church of our Lady Before Týn. I wrote about Prague’s Christmas markets at Old Town Square here and here.

I made the photo on 4 December 2010. This post appears on Fotoeins WIDE at fotowide.wordpress.com.


Number 17: an evening in the garden square, San Miguel de Allende

Jardin Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

A relatively warm evening means people are out and about to enjoy the good weather: to catch up with friends over beer or wine, to get a bite to eat, to catch local musicians play live. There’s a lot of familiarity compared to similar towns around the world. What’s different here in San Miguel de Allende is the beautiful architecture, the area’s historical and cultural importance to México, and the vibrant jovial spirit emanating from residents and visitors. San Miguel de Allende was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. In their Readers’ Choice Awards, Condé Nast Traveler readers put San Miguel de Allende as their top city for 2013. I made a number of photos which you can find here.

I made this photo on 3 March 2012. This post appears on Fotoeins WIDE at fotowide.wordpress.com.