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Photos from Asia and Oceania
Sam Sekora, 2017
Photos from the Czech Republic
A photo of the largest working astronomical clock in the center of Prague’s Old Town.
A photo of the tiny, family oriented town of Cesky Krumlov viewed from a peephole by their town’s castle.
A photo of marked and unmarked graves of those we have lost at Terezin’s concentration camp, much like the well known concentration camp of Auschwitz.
Megan Rudloff, 2017
Photos from Cyprus, Greece, Italy
The island of Santorini, Greece.
The harbor of the Greek island, Hydra, where no motorized vehicles are used.
Exploring the foggy canals of Venice in a gondola.
Years of erosion by the sea can be observed at Cavo Greko in Ayia Napa, Cyprus.
Monastiraki Square in Athens, Greece, a hub of Greek restaurants and shops.
Cypriot homes are known to have doors as their focal points (Nicosia, Cyprus).
Essy S. Dean, 2016
Photos from England
Katy Griffith, 2016
Photos from England, Rome, and Ireland
Kelsey Hails, 2016
Photos from France
A lavish re-assemblage of Napoleon III’s apartment featured in the Louvre.
The beautiful Rue Saint-Honoré weaves its way through the first arrondissement of Paris.
This grand chandelier hangs above the audience in the famed Opéra de Paris.
A little boy interacts with a display at the Musée Grévin themed after the classic picture book Le Petit Prince.
The magnificent chapel at Versailles, where King Louis XVII and Marie-Antoinette were wed.
A cosplayer poses next to a display at Japan Expo, held in the Parc des Expositions just outside of Paris.
A bateau-mouche sails down the Seine at sunset, past the Musée d’Orsay.
Danielle Boyd, 2016
Photos from Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy, Morocco, Turkey
La Giralda, Sevilla, Spain
Plaza de Espana, Sevilla, Spain
Cinque Terre National Park, Italy
Patrick Bolger, 2017
Photo from Spain
K.C. Schweizer, 2016
Photos from Spain and Morocco
Sarah Dorko, 2017
Photos from Scotland and France
Taken on a small forest walk called The Hermitage in Scotland. I loved this hike because it spoke to me of home since my town is Hermitage. It was beautiful right near the end of October with all the trees colored.
Taken in Ullapool, Scotland, sunrise on the water of the small fishing town.
Taken on one of Ullapool’s hiking trails. It was one of the nicest days, especially since the rest of the UK had rain and considering how far north we were. Unfortunately, all of the tourist related activities had ended for the winter season the week before we visited, but the owner of the bunkhouse we stayed at let us borrow his maps to find these trails that we took to see Loch Achall.
Our trip to the Fairy Pools was timed perfectly with great weather. We made it just in time to walk to and from the Fairy Pools while the sun was setting which made everything even more breathtaking.
taken on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, the Fairy Pools.
Our tour group had just finished up lunch having fish and chips when we looked outside. None of us knew if it was smoke or fog, but when we walked out you could tell immediately by the smell that it was smoke. We later found out that the dentist office up the road had caught on fire. Upon leaving Fort Augustus, we saw the building which was still on fire.
Taken on my plane ride “home” (Scotland to Canada).
Taken on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, the beautiful Fairy Glen
The rock circles are actually made by tourists. You are supposed to enter them by following the circle inward and then back out without breaking the formation. In the center tourists leave gifts for the fairies. While some are simple, you are supposed to give your most valuable possession.
Taken in Paris, France, December 15, 2015, the Eiffel Tower along the Seine at night.
It was a check off my bucket list to be able to go to a foreign Disney as well as during Christmas.
We had to pull over to observe these hairy coos. A mother and her four calves (the third was across the road).
Half of our tour group took the walk over the ridge to see the lighthouse. While it was beautiful, Scotland suddenly decided to throw all its weather at us: wind, sleet, hail. It was the most intense weather I experienced on my trip and we still had to make it back to the bus.
This is considered an iconic picture of Portree that I was able to take out of the bus’s window. It’s seen many times on postcards.
Taken in the Highlands of Scotland, part of the 282 Munro mountains.
Inchnadamph is the northern-most point I traveled while in Scotland. A friend and I hiked along the road, passing lots of sheep, to get to the ruins of Ardvreck Castle along Loch Assynt.
University of Stirling campus in Scotland along the walk around the university’s loch.
University of Stirling campus in Scotland along the walk around the university’s loch
We were with a tour group and just before we reached this point, it had suddenly started to hail and snow. Just as we pulled in it stopped so we were able to get out though it was very cool. The sun broke through the clouds and it was beautiful.
Jess Mitchell, 2017
Photos from Italy
Grave Restorer (as described in “Private Smiles”)
Grave Restorer (as described in “Private Smiles”)
This man stood alone in the street for only 20 seconds after I had turned the corner with my camera. It was just enough time to take a few pictures of him. All he did was stand at the street corner and glance at his watch. Then a taxi appeared and took him away. This short, quiet moment, slipped in between the noise-filled ones, during my time in Florence was a special reminder to me that there is something to discover everywhere, even in the times that last only 20 seconds.
Gwendolyn Bodner, 2016
Photos from Austria
At Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, Austria
Entrance Gate at Mauthausen: THEN
Entrance Gate at Mauthausen: NOW
Jess Deibert, 2017 Photos from South Africa