This is my first world series photography article divided into five geographical regions:
Europe - Asia - Africa - America - Australia & Pacific.
Europe, the old and second smallest continent of our planet, holds many places to visit and photograph.
Europe in all its splendour, from stunning landscapes to cool city escapes - European destinations could not be more diverse! I have been browsing through the 1x virtual photo box and picked out the thirty most beautiful images of destinations in Europe.
The results can be found in this article below. In any case, I was surprised to see which well-known and rather unknown spots show how beautiful this continent is.
The Grossglockner Mountain pass road (culmination at 2,504 m a s l) is Austria's second most visited attraction. Many people come here just to enjoy the unique ride along the foot of Austria's highest mountain, the Grossglockner (3,798 m a s l).
Christmas is the special time of year when Bruges, a medieval centre of Belgium, becomes a beautiful Christmas decorated city.
Mostar' (Bosnia and Herzegovina) by Bez Dan
Mostar is a small town in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which more than deserves the distinction of being "especially charming". The Stari Most (in the photo) is the heart of the town and reflects the sad history of the whole town when the masterpiece fell victim to attacks during the war in 1993.
The Orthodox Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky is one of the most beautiful architectural masterpieces in the Balkans, a building crowning the beauty of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. This magnificent cathedral started to be built at the end of the 19th century in honour of the Russian victims of the war and the liberation of Bulgaria from Turkish occupation.
The most famous national park in Croatia is undoubtedly the Plitvice Lakes, which are called Plitvice for short. It is a terraced system of freshwater lakes connected by cascades and waterfalls. The Plitvice Lakes National Park has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.
Český Krumlov is an extraordinary architectural jewel in the middle of the beautiful nature of South Bohemia. The downtown has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1992.
The Houses of Parliament, one of the most famous buildings in London and the whole of Great Britain, is located on the banks of the Thames, right on the waterfront.
Particularly prominent in the silhouette of the Houses of Parliament are the towers. The tallest tower is the square 98-meter Victoria Tower. It houses the archives of the two Houses of Parliament. At the central part the Central Tower rises to the sky, it is the smallest of the main towers with its ninety-one meters. And finally, at the Northwest corner of the Houses of Parliament, the Clock Tower with the great clock of Westminster and Big Ben.
There is no doubt that the Mulafossur waterfall and its surrounding landscapes are majestic and one of the true wonders of the Faroe Islands.
The Plateau de Valensole in France has an area of about 800 km² and extends in the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence between the Verdon and the Lac de Sainte-Croix in the South, the valley of the Durance in the West and the valley of the Bléone in the North. Here you can find huge lavender fields that attract numerous tourists at their flowering time from the end of June.
Neuschwanstein Castle, which King Ludwig II had built on a craggy cliff in picturesque mountain scenery from 1869 onwards, was to be erected, as he wrote to Richard Wagner, "in the genuine style of the old knight's castles" in Germany. Built and furnished in medieval forms, but with the most modern technology of the time, it is the most famous building of historicism.
In Greece, the monasteries Meteora are located near Athens. This extraordinary complex was vigorous on the banks of the Pinos River and is the heart of Orthodoxy. Under the influence of natural conditions here mountain areas were formed gradually, as if frozen in the air. Meteoras have high cliffs, the average height of which is about three hundred meters, some reach six hundred meters.
Budapest is the capital of Hungaria and is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is also called the "Paris of the East".
County Kildare is at the heart of the story of the dawn of Christianity in Ireland and some of Ireland's most famous saints such as Brigid, Colmcille and Patrick are associated with the county. Ballynafagh Church, located in Kildare was built in 1831 and was maintained until 1985, but then it ceased to be used.
'Kirkjufellfoss' (Iceland) by D-P Photography
Foss means waterfall in Icelandic language. The waterfall is located on the river Kirkjufellsá. Both steps of the waterfall are not remarkably high, but the interest is the combined view with the Kirkjufell mountain behind, the landmark of the Iceland's Snaefellsnes peninsula.
The mountain village of Santa Maddalena in Val di Funes - Italy is located at the end of a valley at 1,339 m a s l and has only about 380 residents. Its most famous landmark is the church of Santa Maddalena with the peaks of the Odle mountains in the background. An old legend says that this is the place where the miraculous image of Santa Maddalena was washed up by the Fopal river.
n/t (Republic of Lithuania) by Mindaugas Zaris
The Republic of Lithuania, located on the coast of the eastern Baltic Sea, is the southernmost and largest of the three Baltic states and is one of the successor states of the Soviet Union.
'Lofoten' (Norway) by Lior Jaakobi
Lofoten known for the northern lights, the midnight sun and small villages is located north of the Arctic Circle just off the coast of Norway. This fascinating archipelago is consisting of about eighty small islets.
Polish Tuscany or Ponidzie is an idyllic and beautiful region, reminiscent of Italian Tuscany. Everyone who visits Ponidzie is surprised by its beauty and diversity.
Almost every trip to Porto in the north of Portugal, automatically begins or ends in the old town district of Ribeira. This popular neighbourhood is located on the banks of the Douro River and has a special charm. The Ribeira district is popular with tourists and locals alike.
This impressive bridge with its twenty-one arches and spiky piers is located near the village of Glenfinnan in West Scotland. The rail link from Fort William to Mallaig runs across it. This includes both the famous Jacobite Steam Train and a normal multiple unit train.
'Shepherd' (Serbia) by Bojan Dzodan
Shepherd with his sheep in village of Dobra located on the right bank of Danube River in Serbia.
The jewel of the town of Bojnice in Slovakia is the "fairytale" Bojnice Castle, which is one of the most visited and most beautiful castles not only in Slovakia, but also in Central Europe. The castle was built on a travertine mound on which a medieval castle stood in the 11th century.
The village of Jamnik with the church of St. Primus and Felicianus is one of the most photographed places in Slovenia and inspires with its view of the Ljubljana valley, the Karavanke mountains and the Steiner Alps.
Neither wind nor weather created this magnificent landscape of Las Médulas, but Roman engineering. The largest Roman gold mine on the Iberian Peninsula was once located here. Today, the natural park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located near the city of Ponferrada in the province of Léon in northern Spain.
Vistadale in Sweden is a favourite summer destination for river cruising in the beautiful and pristine river waters or for hiking in the virgin environment.
Landwasser Viaduct a must for all railroad enthusiasts - beauty and boldness combined. With its 65m high piers tapering towards the top, the viaduct is one of the most elegant bridge structures in the Canton of Graubünden - Switzerland and the most photographed work of art of the Rhaetian Railway.
The settlement of Taşkale in south-eastern Turkey dates back to ancient times. The historical granaries of Tașkale are the most spectacular and interesting sights. There are in a 165 m long and about 40 m high rock wall in the so-called Kıraman formation 251 cave-like rock depots placed.
Bucovina/Bukovina is a historical region of central Europe, divided between Romania and Ukraine, on the northern slopes of the central Carpathian Mountains and the adjacent plateaus.
In the Middle Ages, the area of the Republic of Moldova that became known as Bukovina was an administrative region of the Habsburg Monarchy, the Austrian Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1774 to 1918. After the First World War, Romania established its control over Bukovina. In 1940, the northern half of Bukovina fell to the Soviet Union, and later to Ukraine.
I hope this photo article has given you something to think about, and if you liked it, please share it and or leave some feedback !
The next article in this series will be an incredible Asia Journey.
Many thanks Michael
Thanks Miro Susta!
Thank you Lucian.
Md. Arifuzzaman PRO
Really magical work from Cameron. I totally agreed with your statement. Love your wonderful thoughts in the photographs. Wish you all the best. Arif
Many thanks Arifuzzaman, all the best to you too.
Andreas Agazzi PRO
Thank you very much Miro and Yvette for this beautiful journey, bringing us the world again closer with fantastic photographs! Keep going, truly appreciated! Cheers, Andy
Andy many thanks for your very nice words, I am happy to see that you like this article. Cheers. Miro
Dennis Zhang PRO
great collection and amazing images!
Many thanks for your appreciation, Deniis !
Many thanks for nice appreciation Dennis.
Thank you Dennis, I am glad to see that you like it.
Nice article Miro and great photos
Thanks a lot in the meanwhile that Miro answers himself, dear David. I fully agree with you, nice article and great choice of images.
Thank you very much David.
Vasil Nanev PRO
Thanks for passing by and for your appreciation, Vasil !
Many thanks Vasil. Glad to see that you like it.
great collection of images that represents Europe, congratulations
Thank you, dear Hans-Wolfgang. All honour goes to Editor Miro Susta and the authors, of course !
Hallo Hans-Wolfgang Europe is really very fotogen, great source for photographers.
Emel Sefer PRO
Wonderful article and great selection.
Thanks for your appreciation, dear Emel !
Many thanks for your kind words Emel, I am happy to see that you like it.
Wicher Bos CREW
Great idea, great selection of Europe’s beauty…
Yes, I too like the idea of editor Miro Susta. Looking forward to the next continent: Asia !
Many thanks Wicher for your very nice appreciation. Europa is really a beautiful small continent.
Felicidades por tu recorrido por Europa. Me ha gustado mucho. Solo echo en falta a París, "la ciudad de la luz". Saludos
Mucho gracian, Juan Carlos !
Muchas gracias, Carlos ... sorry ;-)
Lo siento Juan Carlos por no incluir París, tal vez en otra oportunidad pero me encantan los lavendels de Frensh.Muchas gracias por sus comentarios y apreciaciones.
very inspiring, beautiful Europe
I agree ... beautiful Europe!!! Thanks to editor Miro Susta and congrats to all the authors.
Elisabeth Europe is really beautiful, I just feel pity that I was not able to include photo from each country. Thank you for nice comments.
Wonderful article and beautifully selected images ...my compliments
Thank you, Rana. As said before, all honour goes to editor Miro Susta and the authors of these beautiful shots.
Thank you very much dear Rana for your very nice appreciation.
Stefan Buder PRO
Thank you very much for this beautiful trip. Also thanks for my photo you used.. Greetings from Turkey.. :)
Thanks for your appreciation, Derya .. and congratulations on the selection.
Thank you so much for the nice appreciation Derya, it was my pleasure to choose your photo for this article.
Marianne Wogeck PRO
Outstanding impressions, landscapes, architecture images and artistically a pleasure to see them.
Thank you, dear Marianne. Congrats to Editor Miro Susta and all the authors.
I am glad to see that you like this article dear Marianne.
Thank you very much for this beautiful Journey !
Thanks, Stephanie. All honour goes to Editor Miro Susta and the authors ;-)
I am happy to see that that you enjoyed it dear Stephanie.
Thank you for this beautiful Journey !