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Riel World photo – Sydney Opera House


The Sydney Opera House at sunset. I love the way the orange colors of dusk play off the angles of the Opera House.

Riel World photo: How big are the Egyptian pyramids?

Great Pyramid Cairo

Pretty big, actually. Check out these two photos for a view of the size of Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza.

Riel World photo – Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Balloons take to the sky at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Riel World photo – ‘The Thinker’ in Paris

Rodin's "The Thinker"

Auguste Rodin’s famous sculpture of “The Thinker” in the gardens of the Musee Rodin in Paris.

Riel World photo – Ancient ruins in Jordan

The Monastery at Petra

Donkeys outside the ruins of The Monastery at the ancient city of Petra in Jordan.

Riel World photo – Santorini, Greece

Town of Oia in Santorini, Greece

Homes perched near the edge of a clifftop caldera in the town of Oia on the island of Santorini, Greece.

Riel World photo – Ayutthaya, Thailand

Ayutthaya, Thailand

Robed Buddha statues sit silently amidst the ruins of the old Thai kingdom of Ayutthaya.

Riel World photo – Monticello, Virginia


Charlottesville, Virginia A view of Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, near Charlottesville, Virginia.

Riel World photo – San Juan Capistrano, California

Riel World photo – San Juan Capistrano, California

San Juan Capistrano, California Spring begins tomorrow, March 20! That means flowers will be in full bloom before we know it. This flower-laden photo was taken at the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano in southern California.

Riel World photo – Independence Hall, Pennsylvania


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania In this photo are two of the most famous sites related to American independence. In the foreground is the Liberty Bell, silhouetted against a background that includes Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were both signed.

Riel World photo – Salzburg, Austria


Salzburg, Austria Do you like The Sound of Music? Then you may recognize the Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, Austria, where a famous musical scene was filmed for the movie.

Riel World photo – Mesa Verde, Colorado


Mesa Verde, Colorado Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde National Park. The largest known cliff dwelling in North America, with 150 rooms, it was occupied during the 12th and 13th centuries by the Ancient Pueblo Indians.

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