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Parque Colon in Santo Domingo

Travel Photo: Parque Colon in Santo Domingo

Parque Colon in Santo Domingo (Columbus Park in English) is the main square in this Dominican Republic’s city’s historic zone. It sits alongside the long Calle el Conde, which is a pedestrian-only street, full of shops and cafes. The square is a meeting spot for many to relax and feed the numerous pigeons, or to chat with friends. In the centre ...

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Travel Photo: Lighthouse in Kincardine, Ontario

Nestled by the shoreline and hidden somewhat by an apartment building is the old lighthouse in Kincardine, Ontario. Built in 1881, the lighthouse served as an important part of the then booming fishing and shipping industry on Lake Huron. It’s the only lighthouse on the Bruce coastline that is set so close to the main “downtown” area. The tower sits ...

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Holyrood Abbey ruins

Travel Photo: Holyrood Abbey Ruins

The romantic Holyrood Abbey ruins at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh are a stark reminder that time and historic events can destroy the most beautiful buildings in the world. Holyrood Abbey’s name refers to “Holy Cross” as “rood” is an Old English word for “cross” – referring to the one Jesus was crucified upon. Founded in 1128 by King David I ...

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Waag in Amsterdam

Travel Photo: Waag in Amsterdam

Sitting in the middle of a large square called Nieuwmarkt, often surrounded by market stalls, is the Waag in Amsterdam. This 15th century “weigh house” is a relic of the past and is one of the oldest buildings in the city. It’s red brick and towers draw the eye. Originally one of the gates of the city walls, it has ...

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