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This panoramic photograph of Albuquerque was taken by James Blakeway. Albuquerque's original attraction was its location near the Rio Grande and its water. As World War II ushered in the atomic age, New Mexico became a center for research and development. Every October, Albuquerque hosts an International Balloon Fiesta, ballooning's largest and most spectacular event, attracting as many as 1000 hot air and gas balloons. During the 9 day event, several early morning mass ascensions take place with hundreds of balloons ascending in a short period of time, creating a truly spectacular sight.
This panoramic photograph of Boat House Row was taken by James Blakeway. It features a twilight view of a National Historic Landmark and one of Philadelphia's most recognizable locations. Boat House Row is located in Fairmont Park along the Schuylkill River and is home of the "Schuylkill Navy" of Philadelphia and its member rowing clubs. The classic Tudor structures along the riverside are outlined with thousands of lights. In May, the nations leading scholastic, collegiate and club rowing crews compete in many regattas including the Dad Vail.
Completed in 1930, the Chrysler Building is an exquisite example of Art Deco style and is considered to be the quintessential skyscraper design. It remains the world's tallest brick building.
Adorned with hubcaps, gargoyles shaped like radiator caps, fenders, and hood ornaments, the Chrysler Building is a tribute to the automobile and epitomizes Art Deco design.
This panoramic photograph was taken by Christopher Gjevre on January 16th, 2003, Columbia's final liftoff. Columbia was the first orbiter of the shuttle fleet into earth orbit in 1981.
Completed as a temporary structure for the 1889 International Exposition, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world at 985 feet. It has become an enduring symbol of Paris.
This 985-foot tower was an engineering marvel in its day, designed by Gustave Eiffel, the winner of competitive plans submitted for the entrance to the 1889 International Exposition.
New York's famous 102-story Empire State Building, once the worlds tallest building at 1454 feet, was built in 1930 and 1931. On the 86th floor, at 1,050 feet is the observation deck.
The famous 103-story Empire State Building was, for 40 years, the world's tallest building at 1,454 feet. Completed in 1931, it was built in just 410 days. Its name is derived from New York's nickname, the Empire State.
This panoramic photograph of The Great Wall was taken by James Blakeway. It features a view of The Great Wall as it winds its way along the peaks of mountains while offering a line of defense against enemies. It was originally an earth wall and later connected during the Qin dynasty (221-206 B.C.) by slave labor. During the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), the wall took its present form. The brick and granite wall was enlarged and sophisticated designs were added. The watchtowers were redesigned and modern canons were mounted in strategic areas. Straw was used to build signal fires.
World Attractions Panoramas and Pictures
These world attractions panoramas and pictures showcase many popular attractions and landmarks from international sites. Whether you want to evoke a particular emotional response or merely have fond memories of a past trip when viewing your panoramic picture, these images make a stunning addition to any home or office and will impress all those who view them.
These images can be a focal decorative point in your interior design or the highlight of any meeting room. Taken from sites from all over the globe, these world attractions pictures capture landscapes, buildings and other landmarks. From within the U.S., there are a variety of skyline pictures within even just New York City. The picture of the Empire State Building captures one of New York City's most iconic landmarks. Once the world's tallest building, this panorama features the 1,454 foot Art Deco construction built between 1930 and 1931. Another Art Deco style skyscraper in New York City is shown in our Chrysler Building panorama, located on the east side of Manhattan. Extremes in one metropolis can also be spotted by comparing panoramas of Times Square and Central Park.
Famous landmarks from outside the U.S. can be displayed in your home through these pictures of world attractions. Some of these subjects include panoramic imagery of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, or the famous Tower Bridge in London. These pictures of landmarks span wonders of the world, from the towering Great Pyramids of Egypt to the Roman Coliseum. Modern social events are also captured through the panoramic lens in images of the Albuquerque Balloon Festival and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Natural wonders can be seen in these images as well, such as through displaying a Niagara Falls picture in your home or a panoramic photo of Lake Tahoe. There is also the picture of the Stourhead, England, gardens whose construction began in 1741 and continued for over 40 years.
Whether you are seeking to display modern, ancient, or natural imagery on your wall, these panoramic pictures of world attractions offer something for everyone. They are sure to spark interesting conversation or bring inspiration into any environment they are displayed.