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Want to see more? Browse photos and videos tagged with the #manhattanhenge hashtag and check out the Manhattanhenge location page.

Don’t miss out on the photos and videos from tonight’s Manhattanhenge! Twice a year, the setting sun in New York City aligns perfectly with Manhattan’s east-west street grid. This phenomenon makes for the perfect chance to capture photos and videos of the sun setting between the skyscrapers of Manhattan.

Years from now, historians will wonder whether Stonehenge was just another Manhattan for the ancients.


Civita di Bagnoregio, Lazio, Italy ~ by Jean Vaillancourt

Italy continues to fascinate me so much.


Civita di Bagnoregio, Lazio, Italy ~ by Jean Vaillancourt

Italy continues to fascinate me so much.

(Source: visitheworld)

Lake photo taken on the South Island, New Zealand

Lake + land, South Island, New Zealand by Aaron Kong (aaronkong)) on
Lake + land, South Island, New Zealand by Aaron Kong

Still one of my most treasured photos from my travels

Beginning to move (and reload) photo albums/sets to 500px and decided to begin with a trip to New Zealand

Those were days when we still used film and I count myself pretty lucky that some of my photos turned out pretty well. Well, enough for me to share them, of course.

This is still one of my favourite photos of all time. 

I just tried to revive my Flickr Pro with 2013 photos and discovered the horrible lag that seems to infect all second level clicks i.e. home -> photo set -> photo. 

Decided to move to 500px instead. You can find me there through this link

Nice sunny day to enjoy a good #book (at Capital Tower)

Nice sunny day to enjoy a good #book (at Capital Tower)


This Weekend’s Hashtag Project: #WHPpetportraits

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a photo announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.

In honor of @zachdriftwood’s creative Pet Headz photography project, the goal this weekend is to capture portraits of your pets! Some tips to get you started: Hold a treat in your hand to capture your pet’s attention, have patience while capturing the perfect pet pose and don’t be afraid to channel your inner Zach by getting creative with your portraits!

PROJECT RULES: Please only add the hashtag #WHPpetportraits to photos taken over this weekend and only submit your own photographs to the project. Any image taken then tagged over the weekend is eligible to be featured right here Monday morning!

9 walks for Europe

Read more about several distinctive walks to do, when in Europe. 
This one’s on the Bucket List. 

Stars and Birds in Scotland

Britain is a land of walkers. Ambitious trails abound from the year-old, 870-mile Wales Coast Path, to the new 470-mile Gore-Tex Scottish National Trail from the English border to the northern Highlands. There are paths for foodies, art lovers and history buffs. And in one pocket of rural Scotland, there are paths for stargazers.

As of 2009, the Galloway Forest Park, in the rural Dumfries and Galloway region, is home to Europe’s first International Dark Sky Park, a designation bestowed by the Tucson-basedInternational Dark-Sky Association as determined by the relative lack of light pollution. On clear nights, stargazers gather in clearings at trailheads near the park’s visitor centers. But some of the best viewing, like the best hiking, lies in the remote highlands area accessed by the Queens Way road, where hikers can wander over spongy meadows or along the edge of Clatteringshaws Loch under a canopy of stars.

Stargazing, of course, is more stationary than ambulatory. On a recent trip, I spent many daylight hours on the numerous hiking trails that score the region, and turned up a Scottish sampler of Bronze Age sites (Torhouse Stone Circle near Wigtown), mossy forests (from the Kirroughtree Visitor Center), rugged highlands inset with lochs (from Clatteringshaws and Glentrool Visitor Centers in the heart of the park). I found seaside cliffs (near the southern town of Isle of Whithorn) and wildlife blinds, including one farmhouse feeding station along the Galloway Red Kite Trail that attracts flocks of colorful birds of prey. — ELAINE GLUSAC

Travelling in Indonesia’s Java

Read about visiting Mount Merapi in Indonesia Java here

As we looked around, it was easy to imagine the lush, bucolic life. A few miles downslope, verdant fields were still being tended. But here, when we dug into the ground, the gray, gravelly sand was hot and smelled of sulfur. I threw a football-size rock, and the thud from its landing produced a hollow echo rising from below. There was not enough water or vegetation to dampen the sound.

“There are a lot of ghosts here,” Christian said.