Olympic National Park
Tomber dans le pano
St Cyprien (San Ciprianu en Corse)
Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, Caribbean Sea
Grand Turk Island is an island in the Turks and Caicos Islands. It is the largest island in the Turks Islands (the smaller of the two archipelagos that make up the island nation) with 18 km2 (6.9 sq mi). Grand Turk contains the territory's capital, Cockburn Town and the JAGS McCartney International Airport. The island is the administrative, historic, cultural and financial center of the territory, and has the second largest population of the islands at approximately 3,720 people.
Grand Turk was first colonised in 1681 by Bermudians, who set up the salt industry in the islands. In 1766 it became the capital of the country. For some time, at least until the early 19th century, Grand Turk was often referred to as Grand Cay, not to be confused with either Grand Cay in the Bahamas or Grand Cayman.
The name comes from a species of cactus on the island, the Turk's Cap Cactus (Melocactus intortus), which has a distinctive cap, reminiscent of an Ottoman fez.
From 1957 to 1959 USN Mobile Construction Battalion 7 constructed a LORAN Station on the island.
In 1962, John Glenn's Friendship 7 Mercury spacecraft landed in the vicinity of Grand Turk Island off the southeast shoreline. A replica of the Friendship 7 is on display in Grand Turk at the entrance to the Grand Turk Island airport.
In 1966 at least five Arcas (All-Purpose Rocket for Collecting Atmospheric Soundings) sounding rockets were launched from Grand Turk Island by the USA.
Helgoland: Klippen am Nordtrand und alte Stahlträger für eine Behelfsbrücke der Feldbahn aus der Bauzeit des Projekts "Hummerschere"
Low Fly Over
A few older pictures, never posted. A cat. A martini sign. Classic! Seagull flying along a beach in Florianopolis. Something wet, because it was raining. Oh, and something I shot during the evening show in a holiday club donkey's years ago. The connection? None I'm afraid, but I'll make something up if you like....
Loading Bay (Mioño, Cantabria, Spain)
Photography taken with Nikon D3300.
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Interesting facts about Boca
Aarburg - Switzerland
Aarburg at the river Aare in the evening sunlight
Port blanc Arch
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Surfer dudes, unconcerned by rain
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2007 Ostsee Rügen Kap Arkona (1)
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2008 Ostsee Rügen Kap Arkona (2)
2010 Ostsee Rügen Kap Arkona (1)
2009 Ostsee Rügen Kap Arkona (2)
2009 Ostsee Rügen Kap Arkona (1)