Shades of green - Isfahan, Iran.
Sheikh Lutfollah Mosque is one of the architectural masterpieces of Safavid Iranian architecture, standing on the eastern side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Isfahan, Iran.
Construction of the mosque started in 1603 and was finished in 1618. It was built by the chief architect Shaykh Bahai, during the reigh of Shah Abbas I of the Safavid dynasty.
It is registered, along with the Naghsh-i Jahan Square, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This is an abandoned railway station in Abkhazia, former Russian territory. It stays untouched since the collapse of USSR – the railway connection of Abkhazia and Russia stopped and railway station left out of demand so nature could take over the left-overs of Soviet architecture. (via English Russia)
High Sierra Sanctuary by ~david richter photo
The 10,911 ft (3,326 m) Cathedral Peak towers over Upper Cathedral Lake and much of Yosemite National Park like an ancient sanctuary. During a colorful late August sunset the western slope picks up the last light of the day, as seen from the granite blocks 130 feet above the lake’s surface and a deer browsing in the meadow to the left of the lake.
While in the distance the peaks of Matterhorn Peak, Twin Peaks, Camiaca Peak (most distant, right behind Fairview Dome) and Sheep Peak (left to right) loom just as majestically over Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada range.
I’d go down and stay in that hole where I belong.
Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset (byb64 flickr)
Dunnottar Castle, Scotland
enchantedengland: Corfe Castle, Dorset, Engand, is a fortification built by William the Conqueror, which signifies that it is very very anciently old. It looms above a lovely village of the same name, although no one pays attention to the village because LOOK AT THIS.