Summit Voice is nothing if not global!
It's a classic scene, but the image was a bit murky, so when I was looking for a photo to illustrate a story on global tourism stats, I tried to jazz this up a bit. In the end, I really grew to like it as a stand-alone photo. Click on the image to read the story about the global tourism rebound in 2010.
More travel pics after the break …
From Venice we take you to Deception Island in the South Shetland chain near the Antarctic Peninsula. Deception Island is a flooded caldera with one of the region's largest breeding colony of chinstrap penguins, a species under the gun from global warming. Click on the image to learn more about the plight of penguins.
Gjirokaster, a medieval city in Albania, is preserved as a World Heritage site. Learn more about the global World Heritage initiatives by clicking on the image.
The Island of Corfu figures heavily in Greek mythology as a stopping-off point for Odysseus and Jason and the Argonauts, who probably didn't find any old mopeds like this during his sojourn.
The main square in Piran, Slovenia has a decidedly Venetian flair. Leigh both appreciated the fact that the statue in the center is not a general on horseback, but a composer with his violin. Learn more about this adriatic gem by clicking on the photo.
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