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The Southwark Cathedral is #London 's oldest Gothic church, with its main structure dating back as far as the 13th Century. Beautiful capture @denis_pedrotti ! Thanks for sharing using #bbctravel !
#FridayFeature ! We love this snapshot of daily life in #Shanghai , #China . Beautiful capture @igobyjulian -- thanks for sharing using #bbctravel !
Known as 'Rainbow Mountain', Vinicunca has inspired travellers from around the globe to make the trek to the Andes of #Peru . The nearly 6,400m-tall mountain is made up of layers of different minerals deposited over millions of years. The layers have been tilted by tectonic movement, while the layers have been exposed over time by weathering, creating the rainbow effect. Stunning photo, @moonmountainman ! (H/T @discoversouthamerica for sharing using #bbctravel !)
#FridayFeature ! Did you know that the Eiffel Tower was only meant to stand for 20 years? Built for the World's Fair in 1889, the tower was never meant to be a permanent addition to the #Paris skyline, but because the French military and government had begun using it for telecommunication, the city decided to keep it. We're glad they did! Beautiful image @partimetravelers ! (H/T @marionsasse for sharing this with us using #bbctravel )
Located more than 3,700km from the coast of #Chile in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Rapa Nui (also known as Easter Island) is home to hundreds of monolithic stone sculptures called 'moai'. The moai were carved centuries ago by Polynesian settlers as tributes to their ancestors. Beautiful image, @jamiephotography.us ! Thank you for sharing using #bbctravel !
When the sun sets, #HongKong 's Temple Street Night Market comes alive, with hawkers offering everything from seafood and noodles to clothing and electronics. Great capture @meganoshea1 -- thanks for sharing using #bbctravel !
#FridayFeature ! We love this shot of sheep grazing in the low-lying grasslands near Mont St-Michel, an island along the coast of Normandy, #France , that's famous for its medieval monastery. Thanks @unpeucliche for sharing it with us using #bbctravel !
For 400 years, Himeji Castle has towered over Hyōgo Prefecture in #Japan . Despite having witnessed earthquakes and war, the #Unesco World Heritage site was never destroyed. Beautiful shot, @pearsonphotography ! Thanks for sharing using #bbctravel !
This scenic road is not far from Asciano, a charming town in #Italy 's #Tuscany region that contains a number of fascinating ancient ruins, including an Etruscan necropolis that dates back to the 5th Century BC. Beautiful image, @marco_grilli_ ! (h/t to @the_daily_traveller for sharing it with us using #bbctravel !)
#FridayFeature ! @hiker.planet snapped this fantastic shot while hiking the Julian Alps in #Slovenia . Thanks for sharing it with us using #bbctravel !
Faro de Los Morrillos lighthouse was built on #PuertoRico ’s south-western tip in the late 19th Century by the Spaniards. Although it has operated automatically since the 1960s, the lighthouse still features its original cast-iron, copper and glass lantern and illuminating apparatus. Check out our Instagram Story to learn more! #bbctravel 📷: @stellalev
To reach the ancient "lost city" of #Petra in #Jordan , you must first navigate the Siq, a narrow slot canyon with sandstone walls that rise more than 70m. But the view at the end is sure to amaze. Thanks @zigzagaroundtheworld for sharing this beautiful photo using #bbctravel !
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