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Grand Canal Docks

Urban renewal has rejuvenated the previously run down and
neglected Grand Canal Docks into a trendy area with leafy
open plazas, hip bars and eateries plus a grand theatre.
The presence of Google and Facebook here shows how
vibrant this area is.

Dublin Ireland | 2018
25 May 2018


Phoenix Park Deer

Around 300 deer roam the ground of Phoenix Park, one of the
world's largest city parks in Dublin, at 709 hectares. They
were introduced by Lord Ormond in 1662 to turn it into a
royal hunting ground.

Dublin Ireland | 2018
24 May 2018


Trinity College Old Library

The magnificant 65m Long Room with its barrel-vaulted ceiling, is
lined with shelves containing 200,000 of the library's oldest
manuscripts at Trinity College, Ireland's most prestigious
university which was established by Elizabeth I in 1592.

Downstairs is home to the stunningly beautiful Book of Kells,
Trinity College's prized possession.

Dublin Ireland | 2018
23 May 2018


Belfast Titanic

Titanic Belfast is a multimedia experience opened in 2012, a monument
to Belfast's maritime heritage on the site of the former Harland &
Wolff shipyard where the RMS Titanic was built.

Titanica, a bronze sculpture by Rowan Gillespie depicting a diving
female figure, fronts the building. It charts the history of Belfast
and the ill-fated world-famous ship, which hit an iceberg and sank
during her maiden voyage in 1912.

Belfast Northern Ireland United Kingdom | 2018
22 May 2018


Giant's Causeway

A couple marvels at the spectacular rock formation of Giant's Causeway,
Northern Ireland's only UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a geological
wonder. The 40,000 basalt stone hexagonal columns left by volcanic
eruptions 60 million years ago intrigue and inspire visitors.

Causeway Coast Northern Ireland United Kingdom | 2018
21 May 2018


Belfast Waterfront

Belfast Waterfront is a multi-purpose conference and entertainment centre,
in Belfast, Northern Ireland, designed by local architects' firm Robinson
McIlwaine. Practice partner Peter McGuckin was the project architect.

Belfast| 2018
20 May 2018


Castlerigg Stone Circle

Jack from Auckland sits on the dramatic Castlerigg Stone Circle,
perched on a lonely hilltop up from Keswick. Constructed between
3000-4000 years ago, the circle consists of 38-42 stones. The
tallest is around 8 ft high and the largest weighs over 16 tons.

How the ancient Britons move these massive rocks to this isolated
location remains a mystery, nor do we know its exact purpose.

Keswick United Kingdom | 2018
19 May 2018


Gorgeous Buttermere

The tranquil water of Buttermere, surrounded by emerald hills
offers stunning vistas. This view, from the south side of the
lake, is one of the top vistas in the United Kingdom.

Buttermere United Kingdom | 2018
18 May 2018


Cruising Derwentwater

Cruising the Derwentwater, the prettiest lake in the Lakeland
is the most popular pastime since mid-19th Century. The Keswick
Launch Company calls at seven landing stages around the lake.

Keswick United Kingdom | 2018
17 May 2018


Derwentwater

Studded with islands and ringed by scowling fells, Derwentwater
is deemed by many as the prettiest body of water in the Lake
District. After climbing to the summit of Castle Crag, one would
be rewarded with the gorgeous view of the lake across the valley.

Keswick United Kingdom | 2018
16 May 2018


Lanercost Priory

The beautiful Augustinian Lanercost Priory, a 13th-century
church housing within its dramatic triple tier of arches,
is the best-preserved of Cumbrian monasteries.

Lanercost United Kingdom | 2018
15 May 2018


Farm at Sunset

The setting sun lights up a farm in Solway, near Carlisle at
the northern Lake District. The field is covered with
plastic to protect the newly planted seed with a
greenhouse effect.

Solway United Kingdom | 2018
14 May 2018


Taking Off

Two geese taking off from Tarn Hows, a picturesque lake about
1.5 miles (2.4 km) northwest of Hawkshead, and one of the
most popular sites in the Lake District.

Tarn Hows United Kingdom | 2018
13 May 2018


Bridge House

The best-known landmark of Ambleside, located at the northern end of
Lake Windermere, is the tiny Bridge House, which straddles the waters
of Stock Ghyll in downtown. It was originally a shop that sells apples
from the orchard nearby. One local legend claims that it is a clever
way to avoid paying land tax.

Ambleside United Kingdom | 2018
12 May 2018


Lake Windermere

Row boats available for hire at Windermere, the largest natural lake
in England and the Lake District National Park, which is a UNESCO
World Heritage Site in 2017 and one of National Geographic's
50 Places of a Lifetime.

Bowness-on-Windermere United Kingdom | 2018
11 May 2018


Steve at Museum of Art

Steve walks pass the Museum of Art in Tsimshatsui.

Tsimshatsui Hong Kong | 2014
10 May 2018


M+ Pavilion

The M+ Pavilion, designed by VPANG Architects, JET Architecture and
Lisa Cheung, opened in September 2016 and serves as the primary
site for M+ exhibitions in the run-up to the completion of the M+
(Museum +) building at the West Kowloon Cultural District.

After M+ opens it will become a new space for artists, designers
and organisations to stage independent small-scale exhibitions
and events in the Art Park.

West Kowloon Hong Kong | 2018
9 May 2018


Nissa Bella by Martial Raysse

Nissa Bella by Martial Raysse, a French artist from Nice who
is one of the pioneers in pop art that preceded Andy Warhol
and James Rosenquist.

Part of exhibition 'School of Nice - From Pop Art to Happenings'
of the French May programme at City Hall Exhibition Hall,
through 27 May.

Central Hong Kong | 2018
8 May 2018


Light Well of Chungking Mansions

The interior light well exposes the unsanitary underbelly of
Chungking Mansions. Completed in 1961, it is well known for
offering the cheapest accommodation in Hong Kong.

Tsimshatsui Hong Kong | 2018
7 May 2018


Vickey at Chungking Mansions

Vickey from Bengaluru, India works at a telecom shop at
Chungking Mansions. Completed in 1961, Chungking Mansions
features guesthouses, curry restaurants, African bistros,
clothing shops, sari stores, and foreign exchange offices.

It often acts as a large gathering place for some of the ethnic
minorities in Hong Kong, particularly South Asians (Indians,
Nepalese, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and Sri Lankans),Middle Eastern
people, Nigerians, and many other peoples of the world.

Tsimshatsui Hong Kong | 2018
6 May 2018


Noman at Chungking Mansions

Pakistani Noman, from Multan in the province of Punjab, works behind
the counter at a pastry shop at Chungking Mansions. Completed in 1961,
Chungking Mansions in Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, is well known as the
cheapest accommodation in Hong Kong.

Though the building was supposed to be residential, it is made up of
many independent low-budget hotels, shops and other services. The
unusual atmosphere of the building is sometimes compared to that
of the former Kowloon Walled City. Peter Shadbolt of CNN stated that
the complex was the "unofficial African quarter of Hong Kong".

Tsimshatsui Hong Kong | 2018
5 May 2018


Star Wars Day

Star Wars fans dressed as Stormtroopers to celebrate Star Wars Day
on May 4th with the slogan 'May the 4th (Force) be with you!'

Causeway Bay Hong Kong | 2018
4 May 2018


Street Art by Mooncasket

Street art by Evangeline Chan, aka Mooncasket and a Hong Kong based
illustrator. She has designed artwork for House of Vans Asia Tour
2015. Mooncasket delivers art to the more humble, young and fun
people of Hong Kong.

Tsimshatsui Hong Kong | 2018
3 May 2018


Tai Wo Tong Herbal Shop

Established in 1932, Tai Wo Tong Herbal Medicine Company,
a traditional Chinese herbal medicine shop is closing
after 86 years and will be revitalised and converted into
a cafe in a few months.

Kowloon City Hong Kong | 2018
2 May 2018


Thousands Rally on May Day

Over 5,000 people in Hong Kong march on Labour Day to demand
legislation on standard working hours, out-sourcing wages,
part-time work protection and a universal pension scheme.
They march from Victoria Park to Government headquarters
in Admiralty.

Causeway Bay Hong Kong | 2018
1 May 2018

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