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- Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy as well as the capital of the Lazio region. The city has been a major human settlement for over two millennia. With 2,860,009 residents in 1,285 km², it is also the country's most populated comune.
- Athens is the capital and largest city in Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years and its earliest human presence started somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BC.
Grianan of Aileach
- The Grianan of Aileach is a hillfort atop the 244 metres high Greenan Mountain at Inishowen in County Donegal, Ireland. The main structure is a stone ringfort, thought to have been built by the Northern Uí Néill, in the sixth or seventh century CE; although there is evidence that the site had been in use before the fort was built.
- Antalya is the fifth-most populous city in Turkey and the capital of Antalya Province. Located on Anatolia's southwest coast bordered by the Taurus Mountains, Antalya is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast outside the Aegean region with over one million people in its metropolitan area.
- Auroville is an experimental township in Viluppuram district mostly in the state of Tamil Nadu, India with some parts in the Union Territory of Puducherry in South India. It was founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa and designed by architect Roger Anger. As stated in Alfassa's first public message in 1965,
- Calakmul is a Maya archaeological site in the Mexican state of Campeche, deep in the jungles of the greater Petén Basin region. It is 35 kilometres from the Guatemalan border. Calakmul was one of the largest and most powerful ancient cities ever uncovered in the Maya lowlands. Calakmul was a major Maya power within the northern Petén Basin region of the Yucatán Peninsula of southern Mexico.
- Casco Viejo, also known as Casco Antiguo or San Felipe, is the historic district of Panama City. Completed and settled in 1673, it was built following the near-total destruction of the original Panamá city, Panamá Viejo in 1671, when the latter was attacked by pirates.
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I went with the family for a day trip to Burg Eltz on the last day of the castle being open for the season. We just went on that that day by pure luck I must admit. I have seen many images of the castle over the years and it is more grand in person than I expected. In this photoI I tried a Sepia tone theme to give the photo a very “old school” feel.
Despite most postcards featuring photos from this area, it is barely standing! Trees grow from every tower and each step needs to be taken with care. Nature has taken over. It all makes for a very authentic experience though. You are walking along thousands of years of history. It isn’t clean or stable but it is the original wall. Each stone was laid by hand. Men had built it and many had been buried below it. It’s mind-blowing to think of the dedication, blood, sweat, and tears that must have gone into creating it. Full story: www.morethanjust.photos/greatwall
Back in November 2016, my Fiancée and I headed to the Pompeii Excavation Site. I had been here when I was 15, back in 2005, but they’ve opened up SO MUCH more of the site since - I wasn’t prepared for the huge walk around the site haha, very warm day too. I’ve used one of Annie Spratt’s presets to give this photo a bit of extra depth, looks pretty good I think!
These vistas served as the domain for the precursors of the modern nation. As I tread the same path of the natives before me, I can not help but feel baffled by the primitive complexity in carving a village through the side of a cliff, leaving me reflecting on the capabilities of human resourcefulness.
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The ruined city of Jerash is Jordan's largest and most interesting Roman site, and a major tourist draw card. Its imposing ceremonial gates, colonnaded avenues, temples and theaters all speak to the time when this was an important imperial center.