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Vila Isabel at Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Although Carnival is celebrated in towns and villages throughout Brazil and other Catholic countries, Rio de Janeiro has long been regarded as the Carnival capital of the world. The Vila Isabel opened the second day evening with a tribute to Miguel Arraes, former governor of Pernambuco. It is very old school with lots of history and tradition. It is currently ranked the third best among all Rio samba...

Ice Climbing World Youth Championships 2016 in Rabenstein

The 2016 World Youth Ice Climbing Championships held in Italy, the fourth country that hosted a youth event. It took places 06 – 07 February, 2016 in Rabenstein. Young climbers competed in Lead and Speed disciplines. Qualifications were scheduled for Saturday, the finals on Sunday. credit: UIAA_mountains

Wine Path at Barossa Valley, Australia

Generations of families have invested their passions to produce some of the most iconic wines in the world. The Barossa Valley is a major wine-producing region and tourist destination of South Australia With over 80 cellar doors and 150 wineries. It is a compact valley, just 25km long, yet it manages to produce 21% of Australia’s wine, and it makes a no-fuss day trip from Adelaide, 65km to the...

Lunar Chinese New Year 2016 in Edmonton

Celebrated Chinese New Year and the Year of the Ram at West Edmonton Mall. This two-day event featured a marketplace plus a showcase of Chinese performers. The Edmonton Chinatown Multicultural Centre also celebrating 30 years in Edmonton and hosted the annual celebration and festival as a way to increase understanding and promote an appreciation of Chinese culture. credit: IQRemix

WRC Monte-Carlo January 2016

Rallye Monte-Carlo is the WRC’s jewel in the crown and the oldest in the calendar. First run in 1911, it was designed to promote Monte-Carlo as a tourist destination, with competitors starting from different European cities before gathering in Monaco. A total of 90 crews, 15 in the premier World Rally Car category, started Rallye Monte-Carlo. Rallye offered unique blend of challenging stages often...

Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff

The Doctor Who Exhibition Cardiff was the only permanent exhibition in the UK. Beginning in the Gallifrey Museum and journeying to the heart of the TARDIS, you’ll come face to face with a brand new monster – created especially for the Doctor Who Experience – which threatens to destroy the TARDIS and the universe. The Doctor Who Experience at Discovery Quay, Porth Teigr, Cardiff Bay is open seven...

The London Light Lumiere Festival by Neil McCrae

Produced by Artichoke and supported by the Mayor of London, for four evenings in January London hosted international artists that illuminated the city from 6:30pm to 10:30pm each night. It took place across the West End and King’s Cross. credit: NeilMcCrae

Joshua Tree National Park Photos

Joshua Tree National Park is located in southeastern California. Declared a U.S. National Park in 1994 when the U.S. Congress passed the California Desert Protection Act. The park encompasses nearly 800,000 acres of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts, conserving two separate desert ecosystems at different altitudes. The name of the park is derived from the distinctive Joshua Tree, a tall-growing variety...

International Jazz Festival Punta del Este

Many legendary names of jazz first came to South America, traveling 12,000 kilometers, only to attend a festival that takes place in the Uruguayan contryside International Jazz Festival took place Jan. 8-11 at Finca El Sosiego, Punta Ballena, Punta del Este, Uruguay. The festival, which has been held since 1996, is produced and directed by Francsico Yobino. The musical director is Paquito D’Rivera,...

Painted Fubao Village in Changhua

Cartoon images painted at the street wall attract many visitors to see painted village. A years ago, Huang Yao-hui, head of Fubao Village in the county’s Fuxing Township, and his son Huang Ming-tsung dreamed up the painting initiative. credit: Bunkichi Chang

La Brea Tar Pits and Museum in LA

Located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, the La Brea Tar Pits are one of the world’s most famous fossil localities. Back in 1875, a group of amateur paleontologists discovered animal remains in the pits at Rancho La Brea, which bubbled with asphalt from a petroleum lake under what is now Hancock Park. Some 130 years later, the pros are still at work here, having dragged more than 3.5 million...

Christmas window displays in Paris

The facades of Parisian department stores (Printemps Haussmann, Galeries Lafayette, BHV, Le Bon Marché) are adorned with the most stunning festive decorations. The magical colours of the seasonal street decorations create a dazzling sight for visitors from all over the world. Luminous arches, multi-coloured bulbs, incandescent flames and sparkling projections of light deck out the avenues of the French...

OLED TV Tunnel by LG

LG Electronics and LG Display plans to reveal OLED sculptures in various shapes such as tunnel, waves, cylinder, and others using 250 units of 55inch OLED panels at N Seoul Tower in South Korea. LG decided to promote their OLED TVs using aggressive marketing. A few days ago the company unveiled a huge 13×8 meter OLED display at Seoul’s Incheon airport, made from 140 individual 55″...

Templar Castle of Ponferrada, Spain

This old twelfth-century templar castle dominates from high above the crossing of the river Sil in the city of the same name. This was one of the most important military positions of the Knights Templar in the Iberian Peninsula. Located in the Royal Winter Road to Santiago de Compostela, one of the missions of the Templars was to protect pilgrims traveling to the capital of Galicia. It is made up of...

War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The War Remnants Museum is known as the Museum of Chinese and American War Crimes, focusing on exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War. It is located at 28 Vo Van Tan St, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. The museum was opened in September 1975 and operated by the government. It draws 500,000 visitors annually. Museum curators make concerted efforts to educate foreigners, especially...