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Riel World photo – Ta Prohm, Cambodia


Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Ta Prohm temple in the Angkor Archaeological Park near Siem Reap, Cambodia. An 800-year-old temple, not far from the more famous Angkor Wat, that has merged with the jungle. It’s an eerie but strangely beautiful sight.

Riel World photo – Taj Mahal, India


  Agra, India. Everyone has seen the classic front view of the Taj Mahal. But it’s just as interesting and spectacular from the side. This particular view is framed by the entrance to a mosque that is set just to the left of the Taj Mahal.

Riel World photo – Paris, France


Paris, France The Eiffel Tower at sunset.

Riel World photo – Machu Picchu, Peru


Machu Picchu, Peru The classic view of Machu Picchu, taken from a hill above the Inca ruins. Still one of the most incredible places I’ve visited.

Riel World photo – Masai Mara, Kenya


Masai Mara, Kenya I took this photo while on safari in Kenya, in the Masai Mara game reserve. It was the afternoon of the last day of our journey and it was the first time we had gotten this close to a lion. Safari sightings are often as much about luck as anything else. This […]

Images of China


National Geographic has a wonderful feature online – an interactive photo map of China. By clicking on the names of cities or regions, one is transported to a collection of photos from that part of the country. There are 200 pictures in all and they show the amazing diversity, complexity and beauty of the Chinese […]

Riel World photo – Petra, Jordan


Petra, Jordan A view of the Treasury in the ancient city of Petra, Jordan. This stunning piece of work was carved directly into the rock of this mountainside about 2,000 years ago by the Nabataean people. The city of Petra is also one of the 28 life list travel destinations recommended recently by Smithsonian Magazine.

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