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Samarkand, Uzbekistan by babasteve

The historic town of Samarkand in Uzbekistan is a crossroad and melting pot of world cultures. Founded in the 7th century B.C. as ancient Afrasiab, Samarkand had its most significant development in the Timurid period from the 14th to the 15th centuries. The major monuments include the Registan Mosque and madrasas, Bibi-Khanum Mosque, the Shakhi-Zinda compound and the Gur-Emir ensemble, as well as Ulugh-Beg’s Observatory.

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THE WHITE PEARL by BenoSaradzic

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, photographed at the end of the gloomy day which was dominated by sandstorms and rain. It’s very rare that my aerial photography missions take place on day with such dramatic skies. This was one such case. It’s amazing how the snowy white marble of this magnificent structure manages to maintain its luminosity, even on a somber day like this.
Photographed through the open door of the Eurocopter AS350. I used Canon 5DMk3 and Canon 8-15mm fisheye f/4L lens.
Spherical distortion produced by the fisheye lens was corrected with Photoshop CC 2015 and graded in NIK Collection suite.

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Catedral de Sevilla by fotografiasfernandolopez

La catedral de Santa María de la Sede de Sevilla es la catedral gótica cristiana con mayor superficie del mundo. La Unesco la declaró en 1987, junto al Real Alcázar y el Archivo de Indias, Patrimonio de la Humanidad2 y, el 25 de julio de 2010, Bien de Valor Universal Excepcional.3 4 Según la tradición, la construcción se inició en 1401, aunque no existe constancia documental del comienzo de los trabajos hasta 1433. La edificación se realizó en el solar que quedó tras la demolición de la antigua Mezquita Aljama de Sevilla,5 de la cual se conservan el alminar (la Giralda) y el Patio de los Naranjos.

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