Ortygia waterfront Promenade, Siracusa, Sicily
Ortygia (Italian: Ortigia) is a small island which is the historical centre of the city of Syracuse, Sicily. The island, also known as CittA Vecchia (Old City), contains many historical landmarks. The name originates from the Ancient Greek ortyx which means 'Quail'.Ortygia is located at the eastern end of Syracuse and is separated from it by a narrow channel. Three bridges connect the island to mainland Sicily. The island is an extremely popular place for tourism, shopping, entertainment and also a residential area.In 2005 Ortygia was added to the Unesco world heritage list.
© © 2014 Frans Sellies
The Road to Hana is an amazing and probably Maui's most popular drive. One of the must stops on the way is the black sand beach. The water is cold, treacherous and shark infested. Waianapanapa State Park boasts a black sand beach thatas simply unparalleled on the island of Maui, or anywhere else for that matter. Itas nestled in a private cove, the pitch black granules glisten, dark and mysterious a there is something about it that draws people here. Created long, long ago by the rough surf pounding on a fresh, bubbling lava flow, courtesy of Haleakala. It took a millennia or more to be ground down into a beach. The beauty of the turquoise coastal beaches of Hawaii are almost indistinguishable from those of the Bahamas, French Polynesia, Malau, Hawaii, Cancun, Costa Rica, Florida, Maldives, Cuba, Fiji, Bora Bora, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Navagio Beach, Shipwreck Beach, Smugglers Cove, Zakynthos, Ionian Islands, or other tropical vacation travel destinations.
© Matt Anderson Photography
Turquoise Coral abstract
A macro photo of a yellow-gold fish swimming past a fan coral. It is reflected in several water drops trapped in the fine structure of the coral. A beautiful vibrant turquoise and orange abstract.
© marianna armata
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