tourist-attractions

R.I.P. Sir Roger Moore (1927-2017). In this picture he poses in front of Khufu Pyramid, the largest of Egypt’s three Pyramids on the Giza plateau south of Cairo, 2 July 1999. Moore, 72, is in Egypt to promote the country’s tourist attractions after a bloody attack on foreign tourists in Luxor in 1997 left the industry in tatters. The longest tenured James Bond is no stranger to Egypt.

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Otemachi 8134 by Krzysztof Baranowski
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Reflection of a golden sunset.

OF ELEPHANTS AND EMERALDS ROYAL TREATMENT - photography: Matthew Williams - text: Maca Huneeus - CNTraveler March 2014

  • “Everyone and everything in India dresses in brights, including the main attraction at the annual Pushkar Camel Fair.”
psa for non-Americans and non-New England Americans

you know the Salem witch trials? that thing where nobody got burned and nobody was an actual witch but it was still a big deal because 19 innocent people were executed?

well the place we call Salem now was not where that happened. that place used to be called Salem Town. the trials happened in what was then called Salem Village (also sometimes “the farms”). it was an agrarian community with stronger Puritan values that sometimes clashed with the more worldly trading center Salem Town

after the trials Salem Village was so ashamed that it changed its name to Danvers and went on to experience a bunch more dark and tragic stuff. Salem Town said “sweet, tourism!” and jumped on the witch bandwagon and is now a center of pretty nice magic shops, pretty tacky tourist attractions, and pretty pretty historical dance events

Danvers has a laser tag place and they used to have a Denny’s but it closed

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California: Natural Wonders

“Cats crowd the harbor on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in souther Japan, February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in souther Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing  village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one.”

photography:©Thomas Peters

h/t TIME

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Tokyo Cityscape 5601 da Krzysztof Baranowski
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4 shots panorama.

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Seoul Cityscape 4761 by Krzysztof Baranowski
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with Namsan Tower.

The Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi) 1762 is Italy’s largest and most famous Baroque fountain, standing 85 feet high and 65 feet across. The fountain can be found in Rome’s Piazza di Trevi in the Quirinale district.

Water flows from the mouth of the dominating figure–Neptune, god of the sea–standing atop a shell-shaped chariot drawn by two sea horses and two gods. The horses represent the changing mood of the sea.