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Tour Eiffel sur le pont by m4photo

Taken across the river Seine, this image of the Eiffel Tower is one of my favourites from this short visit to the city of Paris, France.

I did not have my trusted filters with me so I opted for a 30 second exposure to smooth the water as much as possible. Although I really like the effect on the water, next time I’ll remember the filters and see how this image can be improved.

This is another of my Eiffel Tower images that cannot be purchased without a license for the illuminated tower. If you are interested in licensing this image please contact me and I’ll explain more.

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Sky high by Vahlenkamp

Build it up
Bit by bit
Increasingly higher
Against the sky
Back to back
Almost there

The Willis Building is a commercial skyscraper in London named after the primary tenant, Willis Group. It is located on 51 Lime Street in the City of London financial district.

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Let there be Enlightenment by Vahlenkamp

When I was in London, I visited the Natural History Museum. It is an absolutely stunning edifice and a world-renowned center of science and enlightenment.
This picture I took in what I regard as perhaps the most beautiful room in the edifice; The Waterhouse building.
This building is a London landmark and a work of art, and one of Britain’s most striking examples of Romanesque architecture. It was project designed by Alfred Waterhouse, a young architect from Liverpool.

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Hampton Court Palace by CliveHollingshead

Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, in the historic county of Surrey. The palace is 11.7 miles (18.8 kilometres) south west of Charing Cross and upstream of central London on the River Thames. Redevelopment began to be carried out in 1515 for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII. In 1529, as Wolsey fell from favour, the King seized the palace for himself and later enlarged it. Along with St. James’s Palace, it is one of only two surviving palaces out of the many owned by King Henry VIII.
In the following century, King William III’s massive rebuilding and expansion project was intended to rival Versailles. Work ceased in 1694, leaving the palace in two distinct contrasting architectural styles, domestic Tudor and Baroque. While the palace’s styles are an accident of fate, a unity exists due to the use of pink bricks and a symmetrical, if vague, balancing of successive low wings.


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The university of the future by michaelsauer

WU Wien, Vienna University of Economics and Business – the new entrance hall. The university of the future: The imposing Library & Learning Center (LC), designed by the Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, is a testament to the central importance of research and teaching at WU.

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