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Canals of venice, italy

Canals of Venice - been there and more fantastic than I ever imagined. I can say I took a gondola ride, drinking champagne in Venice. Ah, Venice.

Red sky over seattle

Colorful shot from one of my favorite cities in the US, Seattle. Never saw a sunset like this there when I was there though. From Queen Anne Hill

Monastery on Athos, Greece

On Black: Mt. Athos, Greece - Holy Monastery of Simonos Petra (Simonopetra) by ConstantineD [Large]

March 1921: St Paul's Cathedral, LondonPhotograph: English Heritage/PA

Rare aerial photographs of Britain go online

Beautiful African village

So you want an authentic in an untouched village with a flawless crystal water in shades of eye piercing blues? Well good luck finding this unknown African not in any tourist guide or book.

Ta Prohm is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. Located approximately one kilometer east of Angkor Thom and on the southern edge of the East Baray near Tonle Bati, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found. Huge trees, reminiscent of ancient redwoods and oaks, are blended into the walls, and rocks hugging the giant roots gives the temple a surreal appearance.

Ta Prohm,Cambodia Ta Prohm is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built in the late and early centuries.

Manhattan blackout by Iwan Baan    I took this from a helicopter, after the storm in New York, as we flew over Manhattan. It was a two-day scramble to organise it and to get across the city, since nothing was working – the tunnels and bridges were closed, there was no transportation. It was a cold, three-hour helicopter ride to and from the city.

The best photographs of 2012 - in pictures

blackout: Pics of the Year Manhattan blackout, by Iwan Baan NYC after Hurricane Sandy - millions in the dark after water knocked out electricity. How else will climate change impact, and how will people respond in the east and west?

A fascinating new pair of residential tower called Bosco Verticale is being constructed at Milan, Italy. Designed by architect Stefano Boeri, Bosco Verticale is being construed as “a project for metropolitan reforestation that contributes to the regeneration of the environment and urban biodiversity without the implication of expanding the city upon the territory”.

Bosco Verticale is a towering structure, currently under construction in Milan, Italy. Once complete, the tower will be home to the world's first vertical forest. Read more: Bosco Verticale in Milan Will Be the World's First Vertical Forest