If you are wondering why fourteen fabulously framed fotos (photos)? Four is not enough, it sounds better 10 and there’s no need to waste your time with 40 or 400 or more.
We can all be incredible photographers, in fact timing and placement are often more important aspects of capturing an intriguing picture than professional photographic experience (not to take anything away from all of talented professional photographers in the world).
Here are a just few, or fourteen, fascinating photographs that all tell a unique story about our beautiful world.
14 Fabulously Framed Fotos (Photos) Just For You1.) The city of Rhodes in Greece became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988 and is home to the site of Colossus of Rhodes and the citadel of Rhodes and is regarded as one of Europe’s best preserved medieval towns or municipalities.The Colossus of Rhodes was an nearly 100 foot tall statue of the Greek Titan Helios, and the site is one of the Seven Wonders of The World.
People have lived on the island of Rhodes since 4,000 BC, the last population count in 2011 had an “official population” of around 50,000, yet the real population numbers are said to number 120,000.2.) The pastoral photograph is described as a the “lighthouse at Kapelludden through the archway” which was believed to have been erected in the 13th century.
The lighthouse structure itself is made of iron and was erected in 1872. The crumbling structure is part of the Swedish ruins of the Chapel of Saint Birgtta. The lighthouse is still in use and flashes every 10 seconds, stands 104 feet tall and assists travelers in the adjacent Baltic Sea.3.) The renowned Jewry Wall in Leicester England is the largest and oldest piece of Roman architecture remaining in England. Dating back almost 200 years the site is a museum and features public baths.
The exact nature and purpose of the Jewry Wall and public baths is still widely debated, but historians have officially labeled the ruins as an integral part of the town’s basilica.
4.) This photograph was taken at the Mehrangarh Fort in India.
One of the largest and most visited forts and museums in India. There are seven gates which symbolize victories in battle against the Mughals. The Mehrangarh Fort made a guest appearance in the movie “Dark Knight Rises“.
5.) The iconic Taj Mahal in India is a world heritage site that was built between 1632-1653 and is recognized around the world for the white marble dome(s) whose architecture is still considered a modern world wonder. The central marble dome measures approximately 115 feet, the main minarets were initially made of gold but were replaced with bronze replicas in the 19th century.
In 2001 UNESCO noted that over 2 million people visited the Taj Mahal that year alone.
6.) The photo above taken under 1 year ago is of Wat Ratchaburana, a temple in Thailand built in 1424.
If you look closely in the center of photo, scaffolding surrounds the temple’s center prang which is in the process of having the stucco restored. Back in the last 1950’s the crypt inside the temple was looted of historical and religious items, some of which were recovered.
7.) The DuPont Mansion in northern Delaware is comprised of the Nemours Mansion & Gardens, the Winterthur Museum Garden & Library and the Hagley Museum and Library.
The mansion photographed is a 5 story residence with 70 rooms and an ornate and pristinely manicured garden with fountains that spans 1/3 of a mile. E.I. DuPont was an avid fan of antiques, horticulture and French architecture along with being the founding father of gun powder.
8.) This photograph was taken at sunset featuring the famed landmark of the Boldt Castle situated on Heart Island, part of Alexandria (Jefferson County) in New York.
The castle began construction in 1900 but stopped unfinished for 73 years after George Boldt’s wife died unexpectedly in 1904. The Boldt castle is featured in one of the first person shooting games ever, the 1995 PC video game titled “Killing Time“, by 3DO Company, which filed for bankruptcy in 2011.
9.) This photo of the Narva Castle adjacent to the Narva River, the location of many battles, yet the worst of which was the bombing in 1944 by the Soviet Air Force which almost leveled the entire region.
There is an ongoing dispute as to the exact borders of the Narva area, considered a critical part of the Estonian-Russian border. A treaty was signed to define the border of the two different republics in 2005 by both the foreign ministers of Russia and Estonia, but it still has not been officially ratified.
10.) This temple is one of hundreds located in Maheshwar, India and is noted as the temple of “Ahollabai” in central India.
The Maheshwar area has been the epicenter of handloom weaving since the beginning of the 5th century and still is considered to make the worlds finest saris. The word ‘Maheshwar’ in Hindi is loosely translated as ‘Great God (Shiva)’.
11. Described simply as a “covered bridge in Northeastern Ohio”, this particular covered bridge has been reinforced and retrofitted with metal leading up to the original wooden covered bridge.
The state of Ohio has over 125 historic wooden bridges archived throughout the state. The state of Pennsylvania is said to be home to the most covered bridges in the US, at one time there were over 1,500.12.) Likely one of the most photographed rock formations in the US, the Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah likely because it is the second largest naturally made bridge in the world.
The three bridges form by erosion are named Kachina, Owachomo and Sipapu, while there is also evidence in the area of other natural bridges that have collapsed from the gravity defying weight of the suspended mass of rock, sand and clay.
The park was founded in 1908 by President Teddy Roosevelt, giving Utah its first national monument.13.) The photo of Holmens Kirke in Copenhagen Denmark looks eerily like an abandoned sanatorium, but it is actually the Church of Holmen built initially to serve as an anchor forge in 1563.
The church itself is described as “atypically” shaped by design so as not to interfere with the view for the king, Frederick II, of the nearby canal. Despite the devastating toll of the Copenhagen fires of the 1700’s, the church was not harmed or damaged. The stucco and parts of the granite foundation have been repaired as recently as early in the 20th century.14.) What began as a simply a gift of alliance between Japan and the US, the 3,000 cherry trees that border the Tidal Basin near the Jefferson Memorial draw millions of people when in bloom for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival every year and have become iconic feature in many pictures of Washington DC.
The cherry blossom tree project was officially installed in 1912 starting with a failed gift of 2,000 cherry trees by the City of Tokyo. On January 6th (1912) the 2,000 cherry trees arrived in Washington DC from Seattle Washington, yet unfortunately all of the trees were infested with bugs and had to be destroyed. In March of the same year 3,020 cherry trees arrived from Yokahama pest free and were all successfully planted by 1920.
Feature image (technically the 15th) is from Wikimedia Commons, By Dewhurst Donna, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [Public domain].