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the holidays are officially here! #rockcenterxmas  (at Rockefeller Center)


the holidays are officially here! #rockcenterxmas (at Rockefeller Center)


Tsukiji Fish Market (築地市場)

Want to see more photos of the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market? Visit the #tsukiji & #築地市場 hashtags, as well as the 築地 場内市場 & Tsukiji Fish Market location pages.

Tsukiji Market (築地市場) in central Tokyo is one of the world’s largest fish markets, handling over 2,000 tons of marine products per day. It’s frequented by visitors from all around the world who want a glimpse at the limited-admission daily tuna auction, exotic fish for sale at the small stands within the wholesale area, and the tourist-friendly outer market.

The busy atmosphere of scooters, trucks, sellers and buyers hurrying around in addition to the fresh fish and other seafood make the Tsukiji Market a can’t-miss photographic opportunity for Instagrammers visiting Tokyo!


Florida’s Old Seven Mile Bridge

Want to see more photos of the Old (and new) Seven Mile Bridges? Visit the Old Seven Mile Bridge and Seven Mile Bridge location pages.

One hundred years ago, Henry Flagler dreamed up and built an historic “railroad that went to sea,” in Florida. Called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” at the time, the steel and concrete bridge ran down Florida’s eastern coastline and opened mainland Florida and its small string of islands or “Keys” up to the rest of the United States.

Trains ran along the route from 1912 to 1935 when a hurricane washed away miles of Flager’s railroad. Bankrupt, he was forced to sell the railroad to the state for one-seventh of what it cost to build. The State of Florida converted Seven Mile Bridge into an automotive bridge and it remained the only route connecting Miami to Key West until 1982, when an adjoining new bridge opened. Floridians now use the 2.2 mile open section of Old Seven Mile Bridge as a biking and walking path (a gap in the Old Seven Mile Bridge just south of Pigeon Key prevents visitors from reaching the other section), but it’s deteriorating quickly. A nonprofit community group called Friends of Old Seven was formed to save the bridge. Learn more at their website.


Thailand Celebrates Loi Krathong (ลอยกระทง) and Yi Peng (ยี่เป็ง)

Want to see more photos of Loi Krathong and Yi Peng? Visit the ธุดงคสถานล้านนา, สะพานนวรัฐ (Nawarat Bridge) and Chiang Mai location pages.

Loi Krathong (ลอยกระทง), one of Thailand’s most beautiful annual festivals, is in full swing. Thai celebrants, as well as some Laotians and Burmese, pay homage to the goddess of waters in November each year to coincide with the full moon of the twelfth lunar.

The name Loi Krathong means floating cup of leaf, and describes one of the festival’s biggest events. Participants release small rafts, or ‘krathong’, decorated with flowers and topped by a flickering candle into the waterways of Thailand as a way to seek forgiveness for past sins.

Perhaps the most photogenic part of Loi Krathong is the Lanna (northern Thai) festival Yi Peng (ยี่เป็ง) that coincides with it. Thousands of floating lanterns, or khom loi (โคมลอย), are launched into the air in unison, lighting up the sky. The khom loi are made from a thin fabric, such as rice paper, and have a candle in the center which, when lit, creates enough hot air inside the lantern to lift the khom loi into the sky. The most elaborate Yi Peng celebrations take place in Chiang Mai, the ancient capital of the Lanna Kingdom.


Berlin’s Reichstag Dome

Want to see more photos from the Reichstag dome? Visit the Reichstag location page!

Atop the Reichstag—the building that houses Germany’s parliament—sits a dome-shaped observation deck made of steel, glass and mirrors.

The Reichstag dome was designed by architect Norman Foster, and replaced the building’s original dome, which was destroyed during World War II.

The Reichstag remained in disrepair until the end of the Cold War in 1990, when Germany’s capital was returned to Berlin from Bonn. The dome, which symbolizes the reunification of Germany following the Cold War, opened to the public in 1999.

See more photos here.


The United Arab Emirates’ Burj Khalifa (برج خليفة)

Want to see more photos of the Burj Khalifa? Visit the Burj Khalifa برج خليفة and the Top of the Burj Khalifa location pages.

Sunday, December 2 was the National Day of the United Arab Emirates, honoring the UAE’s formal independence from the United Kingdom and the eventual unification of the seven emirates in 1971. To celebrate, we’re highlighting photos of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world and one of the country’s most stunning sights.

The Burj Khalifa is in Dubai’s business district, and stands 829.8 meters (2,722 feet) tall. It took 6 years and $1.5 billion to construct, and houses the world’s highest nightclub (on the 144th floor), the world’s highest restaurant (122nd floor), the world’s fastest elevators (64km/h or 40mph), and, on New Year’s, the world’s highest display of fireworks. It’s named after the UAE’s President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his support of the tower, and was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, which also designed the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) in Chicago and the new One World Trade Center in New York City.

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