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Reflections of Dordrecht by Brains11

One of the lovely canals in Dordrecht, my hometown and oldest city of Holland. This shot was taken early this year at the back of a (very good) fish restaurant. This is the typical view one can expect in the oldest part of the city.

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Amsterdam. by remoscarfo

Damrak – The Red Carpet Into Amsterdam.

Damrak is the main street that leads from
Central Station to Dam square — the center of Amsterdam.

From its ‘Sex Museum’ and nearby ‘Medieval Torture Museum’ (two utterly forgettable tourist traps) to the prestigious Bijenkorf warehouse and both the historic and modern stock exchanges, and from its tour boats to the interesting architecture along the way, Damrak looks like a preview of what Amsterdam has to offer.

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Arabian Night by blackchallenge

A Unique Shopping, Dining and Entertainment Destination at Madinat Jumeirah, The Arabian Resort of Dubai. Souk Madinat Jumeirah is an authentic re-creation of an ancient marketplace with traditional Middle Eastern style and ambience, located in the heart of Madinat Jumeirah The Arabian Resort, Dubai. Visitors enter a world reminiscent of ancient Arabia through sight, smell and sound as sunlight peeks in through the wood carved archways showcasing intricate Arabic architectural design.

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The City Of Brisbane. Queensland, Australia. by ralphied

The City of Brisbane is the local government area that has jurisdiction over the inner portion of the metropolitan area of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia. Unlike LGAs in the other mainland state capitals (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide), which are generally responsible only for the central business districts and inner neighbourhoods of those cities, the City of Brisbane administers a significant portion of the Brisbane metropolitan area, serving almost half of the population of the Brisbane Greater Capital City Statistical Area (GCCSA, formerly statistical division). As such, it has a larger population than any other local government area in Australia. The City of Brisbane was the first Australian LGA to reach a population of more than one million. Its population is roughly equivalent to the populations of Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory combined. The Council administers a budget of over A$3 billion.

The Government of Queensland created the City of Brisbane with a view to uniting the then Brisbane metropolitan area under a single planning and governance structure. The City of Brisbane Act 1924 received assent from the Governor on 30 October 1924. On 1 October 1925, 20 local government areas of various sizes were abolished and merged into the new city,

The City derives from cities, towns and shires that merged in 1925. The main offices and Central Library of the Council are at 266 George Street, also known as Brisbane Square. Brisbane City Hall houses the Council Chamber, the offices of the Lord Mayor and Deputy Mayor, meeting and reception rooms and the Museum of Brisbane.

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‘Fresh Perspective’ by BenoSaradzic

‘Fresh Perspective’

It’s getting harder and harder to find an original viewpoint to feature the world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa.
This one, shot from the boat which traveled along the old Dubai Creek is a pretty interesting one. I loved the juxtaposition of the old world and the looming of the new one in the distance. The golden sunlight was particularly dramatic to top it off.
Shot with Canon 5DMk3 and Canon 24-105mm lens. Processed with Lightroom CC 2015, Photoshop CC 2015 and NIK Collection

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