These dramatic landforms were created by eroded sediments from a lake that disappeared five million years ago. Zabriskie Point, named after an early 20th century Death Valley mining company executive, has been the setting for movies, novels and musical compositions.
A street in the town of Alberobello, in the wine-growing Apulia region of southern Italy. The whitewashed houses with conical roofs—trulli—are characteristic of this area.
The Second Temple of Hera, in Paestum, Italy was built around 560-550 BCE and is one of the best preserved early Greek temples. The town of Paestum was largely abandoned in the early middle ages and rediscovered in the 18th century around the time the Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum were rediscovered.
On the southern Italian coast between Sorrento and Amalfi.
The abandoned Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Descent of the Holy Ghost in the… ghost town of Insinger dates from 1942.
This lake was created at the end of the last ice age when the great glaciers retreated from this beautiful alpine valley.
The memorial, designed by Walter Allward, commemorates the Canadian Expeditionary Force and its valiant actions in the WW I Battle of Arras, where the Canadians suffered 10,600 total casualties.
The novelist and poet, D. H. Lawrence, and his wife, Frieda, briefly lived on the Kiowa Ranch (now the D. H. Lawrence Ranch) in the 1920s. Years after Lawrence’s death in France, Frieda had his ashes brought to the ranch, where they were incorporated into the concrete of this memorial she had built on the ranch grounds. The artist Georgia O’Keeffe spent time at the ranch, and one of her paintings depicts Lawrence’s favorite tree there.
Ernest Freeman was reportedly the Chief Deck Steward on the Titanic, although he reportedly was also an assistant to Bruce Isman, the chairman of the White Star Line which owned the Titanic. He is buried in Halifax’s Fairview Lawn Cemetery along with 120 other Titanic passengers and crew–some still unidentified. The number “239” on the tombstone indicates that his was the 239th body pulled from the water during the recovery efforts.