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Switzerland In June 2011, we spent a week in Switzerland, flying into Geneva, with an initial stop in Montreux, followed by a picturesque stay in Wengen, located above the Lauterbrunnen valley. The alps provided a stunning backdrop to explore the area. The village of Wengen where we stayed in an alpine chalet/hotel, above the Lauterbrunnen valley. Lauterbrunnen below, with its iconic waterfall. The train system in Switzerland is excellent. The train to Jungfrau. In the village of Lauterbrunnen. Another scene from Lauterbrunnen. Alpine cable cars rise into the fog above Wengen. The lakeshore village of Brienz. Brienz. Lucerne. Alpine village of Murren. Artist H.R. Besides cows, goats and sheep tend to be outfitted with bells. A cog train at Kleine Scheidegg. Riding the train from Kleine Scheidegg back to Wengen offered stunning valley views. The Swiss version of "Zip Line" takes you up to 75 MPH for almost a 1/2 mile. Relaxing with a plate of charcuterie under Mt. © 2013 John Miranda

Coolest. Stage. Ever Nov 29, 2010 Check out this incredible floating stage on Lake Constance in Bregenz, Austria. The Bregenzer Festspiele (Bregenz Festival) has become renowned for its unconventional staging of shows. Beautiful Planet - Oh I so want to go to the ISS! Indian Ocean Maldives “The sunny side of life” is a catchphrase used to attract tourists to the Maldive Islands. Well it certainly looks heavenly from the ISS. Time to order a large drink, you know, one with a lot of fruit and a little umbrella, then stretch out on a hammock and just enjoy life, watching what I can only imagine a marvelous sunset. Image Credit: NASA/ESA, Russian Federal Space Agency, Maxim Suraeva and Oleg Kotov I for one am very pleased that the astronauts on the ISS (heroes in my humble opinion) keep sharing images of our beautiful planet with the rest of us. The real kick is, we’ve seen images like this before, created in special effect studios in Hollywood. [34 pictures] Hint: Use “J” and “K” keys to navigate from picture to picture. Pacific Ocean Hawaii Aloha! Aurora Australis, New Zealand I do not think I have ever seen the Aurora from inside the Aurora itself. Manam Volcano, Papua New Guinea Manam, is just 10 kilometers (6 miles) across. Image credit: NASA/ESA

2010 February 13 - Waterway to Orbit Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2010 February 13 Waterway to Orbit Credit & Copyright: James Vernacotola Explanation: The 32nd shuttle mission to the International Space Station, STS-130, left planet Earth on February 8. Its early morning launch to orbit from Kennedy Space Center's pad 39A followed the long, graceful, eastward arc seen in this 2 minute time exposure. Tomorrow's picture: rosette field Authors & editors: Robert Nemiroff (MTU) & Jerry Bonnell (UMCP)NASA Official: Phillip Newman Specific rights apply.NASA Web Privacy Policy and Important NoticesA service of:ASD at NASA / GSFC& Michigan Tech.

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I think we all need something like this. Do you agree? photos by Henri Cartier-Bresson Albert Camus, Paris, 1944. Coney Island, New York, 1946. Romania, 1975. Naples, Italy, 1960. A football game, Michigan vs. At the Le Mans Auto Race, France, 1966. Uzbekistan, 1954. Visitors from kolkhozy to the eleventh-century Alaverdi monastery, 1972. Improvised canteen for workers building the Hotel Metropol, 1954. The Arbat, Moscow, 1972. Chelny, Russia, 1973. Boston, 1947. New York, 1935. An African-American student is denied entry to a theater. Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia, 1960. Jean-Paul Sartre, Paris, 1946. Dessau, Germany, April, 1945. Nehru Announces Gandhi's Death, Birla House, Delhi, 1948. World's Fair, Brussels, 1958. Simone de Beauvoir, Paris, 1946. New York, 1960. Bankers Trust, New York, 1960. Near Strasbourg, France, 1944. The arrival of a boat carrying refugees from Europe reunites a mother and son who had been separated throughout the war, 1946. Communist students demonstrate against the black market. McCann-Erickson Agency, Madison Avenue, New York, 1959. New York, 1947.

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