Tag: Photo of the Week

The Whole Picture: Gyeongbokgung Palace Sundial

The Whole Picture: Gyeongbokgung Palace Sundial

| November 22, 2010 | 4 Comments

This type of hemispheric sundial was dubbed ‘Angbuilgu’, which literally means an “upward looking kettle that catches the shadow of the sun”.

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The Whole Picture: The Tambopata River

The Whole Picture: The Tambopata River

| November 16, 2010 | 4 Comments

These are some of the most pristine primary rain forests in the world, which include several oxbow lakes and clay licks, where hundreds of birds including macaws feed on clay.

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The Whole Picture: San Pedro Market

The Whole Picture: San Pedro Market

| November 2, 2010 | 4 Comments

If you’re headed to Cusco, be sure to take a day or an afternoon to explore the city on foot. Of particular note is the San Pedro Market—a covered open-air market encompassing three city blocks. Located West of the Plaza de Armas near the San Pedro Train Station, Cusco’s central market is a vibrant spot […]

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The Whole Picture: Woman Weaving

The Whole Picture: Woman Weaving

| October 15, 2010 | 3 Comments

High in the Andes of Peru, life is changing for the Quechuan women in the small villages outside of Cuzco. Women weavers are learning skills to make themselves self-sufficient and changing the tapestry of family economics.

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The Whole Picture: Machu Picchu

The Whole Picture: Machu Picchu

| October 10, 2010 | 7 Comments

Machu Picchu, from the Quechua meaning ‘Old Mountain’, is a pre-Columbian Inca site located 2,430 metres above sea level. It is situated above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 km northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows.

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The Whole Picture: Hanging Monastery

The Whole Picture: Hanging Monastery

| September 18, 2010 | 5 Comments

The Xuankong Si Hanging Monastery stands at the foot of Mt Hengshan, 65km from Datong in Mainland China. As it hangs on the west cliff of Jinxia Gorge more than 50m above the ground, it’s been dubbed the Hanging Monastery.

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Snap de la semaine: Pantai Cenang, Langkawi

Snap de la semaine: Pantai Cenang, Langkawi

| July 27, 2010 | 3 Comments

Pantai Cenang is one of Langkawi’s most popular beaches among tourists and locals. It’s well known not for delightful sunsets and a long soft sand beach great for swimming.

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Snap de la semaine: Grand Palace, Bangkok

Snap de la semaine: Grand Palace, Bangkok

| July 19, 2010 | 1 Comment

Kathryn and Daniel will post a ‘Snap de la semaine’ irregulary, but at a rate of one per week. It is an original photo not otherwise on the site—it might be fresh from our camera, a new scan of some old film, a product of our fooling around with Photoshop, or a file from the […]

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Snap de la semaine: Ordination Hall, Bangkok

Snap de la semaine: Ordination Hall, Bangkok

| July 7, 2010 | 3 Comments

Built between 1783 and 1785, the Ordination Hall is just one of the many temples within the Grand Palace complex.

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Snap de la semaine: The Taj Mahal

Snap de la semaine: The Taj Mahal

| June 23, 2010 | 7 Comments

Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore once described the Taj Mahal as ‘a teardrop in the face of eternity.’ The principal mausoleum was completed in 1648 and the surrounding buildings and garden were finished five years later.

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Snap de la semaine: Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Snap de la semaine: Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

| June 9, 2010 | 8 Comments

Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular travel destination, located in Northern Vietnam, not too far from Hanoi.

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Snap de la semaine: Trinity Bight, Newfoundland

Snap de la semaine: Trinity Bight, Newfoundland

| May 19, 2010 | 6 Comments

An overturned boat in the region of Trinity Bight, Newfoundland. These communities are beautiful—colonial culture brightened by the simple yet buoyant palette of Atlantic colours: the grey sea, the blue sky, the emerald hills.

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Snap de la semaine: Street food, Gwangju

Snap de la semaine: Street food, Gwangju

| January 28, 2010 | 3 Comments

In South Korea, food is generally available from street carts during the day, where customers eat standing beside the cart or have their food wrapped up to take home. At night, streets are filled with small tents that sell inexpensive food, drinks and alcohol.

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Snap de la semaine: Gros Morne National Park

Snap de la semaine: Gros Morne National Park

| January 21, 2010 | 5 Comments

Gros Morne Park—the long cobble beach, small ponds, and coastal tuckamore provide a pleasant variety of habitats.

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Snap de la semaine: Riviera Maya

Snap de la semaine: Riviera Maya

| December 7, 2009 | 10 Comments

The Azul Sensatori is situated on more than 1,000 feet of white sand beach that makes up Bahia Petempich, just outside of Puerto Morelos in the Mayan Riviera.

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Snap de la semaine: Chichen Itza, Yucatan

Snap de la semaine: Chichen Itza, Yucatan

| December 3, 2009 | 4 Comments

A shot of El Castillo, the most famous of the ruins of Chichen Itza—a site, built by the Maya civilization and located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula, in present-day Mexico.

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Snap de la semaine: Insadong, Seoul

Snap de la semaine: Insadong, Seoul

| October 2, 2009 | 9 Comments

In the market on Insadong-gil, a street which is connected to a multitude of alleys that lead deeper into the district. At one time it was the largest market for antiques and artworks in Korea.

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Snap de la semaine: City Palace, Jaipur

Snap de la semaine: City Palace, Jaipur

| September 24, 2009 | 4 Comments

The City Palace in Jaipur was built in the early 18th century. The different Mahals of the palace are decorated with pillars, arches, Mehrabs and grills which feature beautiful inlay works.

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Snap de la semaine: Thai Buddha, Bangkok

Snap de la semaine: Thai Buddha, Bangkok

| September 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

An interpretation of a Thai Buddha from the Sukhothai period. Interpretations during this period depict a Buddha that is elegant, with a sinuous body and a slender, oval face, emphasizing the spiritual aspect of the Buddha by omitting anatomical details.

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Snap de la semaine: Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Snap de la semaine: Temple of the Reclining Buddha

| September 11, 2009 | 5 Comments

Wat Pho (The Temple of the Reclining Buddha) is one of the largest and oldest wat in Bangkok and is home to more than one thousand Buddha images, as well as one of the largest single Buddha statues in Thailand: the Reclining Buddha!

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