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Erdem Kütükoğlu  🇹🇷 30 yıldır fotoğraf ve seyahat tutkunu. 🇬🇧 Photography & travel enthusiast for 30 years.

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🇬🇧🇩🇪 Cologne, Germany.

Cologne Cathedral (German: Kölner Dom) is a Roman Catholic church in Cologne, Germany. It is renowned as a monument of German Catholicism in particular, of Gothic architecture and is dedicated to Saint Peter and the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The design of Cologne Cathedral was based quite closely on that of Amiens Cathedral in terms of ground plan, style and the width to height proportion of the central nave. The plan is in the shape of a Latin Cross, as is usual with Gothic cathedrals.
Construction of Cologne Cathedral began in 1248 and took, with interruptions, until 1880 to complete– a period of over 600 years. It is 144.5 meters long, 86.5 m wide and its two towers are 157 m tall. The cathedral is one of the world's largest churches and the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe. For four years, 1880-84, it was the tallest structure in the world, until the completion of the Washington Monument.
On August 25, 2007, the cathedral received a new stained glass in the south transept window. With 113 square meters of glass, the window was created by the German artist Gerhard Richter. It is composed of 11,500 identically sized pieces of colored glass resembling pixels, randomly arranged by computer, which create a colorful "carpet". Since the loss of the original window in World War II, the space had been temporarily filled with plain glass.
The stained glass you see in the picture is on the lateral side of the cathedral, probably made in the modern era as well.

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🇬🇧🇩🇪 Kupferberg, Germany

Mainz, the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, is the home of Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the modern printing machine. Mainz is also famous for its Kupferberg sekts – German high-quality sparkling wines.
In 1850, on the site of a former Roman military camp in Mainz, Christian Adalbert Kupferberg founded the Kupferberg sekt winery. A visit to the Kupferberg Museum takes you on a journey through 150 years of the family’s sekt-making.
The fermenting rooms, which still store a number of older bottles –as you may see on the picture-, are found deep underground, giving the feeling of an underground city. There are some beautifully decorated barrels on show in the historical cellar. The museum is also home to the world's largest exhibition of international sekt and champagne glasses.

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🇹🇷🇬🇧🇰🇪 Masai Mara, Kenya. 🇹🇷 Anneeee

Fillerin Buz Devri’'nden sevdiğimiz büyük dedeleri mamutlar günümüzden 10.000 yıl kadar önce yok olmuşlar.

Bu Kareyi Kenya Amboseli Milli Parkı’'nda Çektim. Fotoğrafta Sarı Otların Arasında Kaybolmuş Yavruyu Çok Sevimli Bulmuştuk. Ancak, Jeeple Biraz Fazla Yaklaşmış Olmalıyız ki, Yanıbaşındaki Annesi Önce Huysuzlandı, Sonra Hortumuyla Tehditkâr Hareketler Yapmaya Başladı. Yavrusunu Koruma Içgüdüsüyle Haklı Olarak Tepki Gösteren Anne Fili Daha Fazla Sinirlendirmemek Için Oradan Hızla Uzaklaştık. 🇬🇧 Mommy!

When I first heard about safari tours, I must confess I thought in the original meaning of the term and totally disliked the idea. However, when we talk about “safari” in Africa, that means nowadays “game viewing”, having nothing to do with hunting.

This picture was taken in Masai Mara, in Kenya. Masai refers to the African tribe living in that high plateau, extending from Kenya to the Serengeti region in Tanzania. Mara, on the other hand, is the name of the river where National Geographic documentaries on the famous “Great Migration” are filmed.
This was August, so those highlands with few slopes and vegetation, called “savanna”, were covered with yellow grass till the horizon.
This baby elephant was so little, it could barely be seen from far away. It was as usual cared for by the females of the family, probably its mother and its aunt.
As it was forbidden to step out of the vehicles in the national park, in order to take pictures of the calf, we got closer with the minivan. Apparently, we should have gotten too close, because the 3 metre tall gigantic female got nervous and started to show signs that she was disturbed by our presence. It was practically difficult to have eye contact or communicate a few calming words with the mother, so, we gave up and drove away. :-) #kenya #masaimara #elephant #wildlife #africa #safari #fil #yabanhayat #afrika #vahşidoğa #vahsidoga

🇹🇷🇬🇧🇰🇪 Masai Mara, Kenya. 🇹🇷 Masai Mara Kenya'nın doğa turizmi yapılan vahşi hayatla burun buruna gezilebilecek savanası. Masai o bölgedeki kabilenin, Mara ise bölgeyi sulayan nehrin adı.

Top sektiren zenci bir basketbolcuya benzemiyor mu? 🇬🇧 A classic sunset in Masai Mara, Kenya.

This is the land of the Masai tribe, and the Mara stands for the river which surrounds the area.

Doesn't it look like a black player bouncing a basketball?

#kenya #masaimara #akasya #acaciatree #africa #safari #günbatımı #sunset #doğa #afrika

🇹🇷🇬🇧🇰🇪 Masai Mara, Kenya. 🇹🇷 Aslan dört büyük kediden biri. Diğerleri kaplan, jaguar ve leopar.

Dişi aslanların çoğu dört yaşına gelmeden yavrular. Çiftleşme için senenin belli bir zamanı yoktur. Bir dişi aynı anda birden fazla erkekle birlikte olabilir. Aslanlar günler süren çiftleşmeleri sırasında günde 20 ila 40 kez çiftleşir, bu sırada çoğu kez avlanmayı bile unuturlar. :-) Yaklaşık 110 gün süren hamilelik sonrası dişi sürüden uzak bir yerde bir ila dört yavru doğurur. Yavrular savunmasız iken anne aslanın onları bırakıp avlanması gerekir.

Yavrular kör doğarlar ve gözleri bir hafta sonra açılır. Aslan anne yavrularını enselerinden tutarak bir ay içinde birkaç kez farklı yuvalara taşır ve böylece etrafta koku bırakmayarak diğer yırtıcılardan korumaya çalışır. Yavruların %80'i iki yaşını göremeden ölürler. 🇬🇧 The lion is one of the four big cats. Its closest relatives are: the tiger, the jaguar, and the leopard.
Most lionesses will have reproduced by the time they are four years of age. Lions do not mate at any specific time of year, and a lioness may mate with more than one male when she is in heat; during a mating bout, which could last several days, the couple copulates twenty to forty times a day and are likely to forgo eating. :-) The average gestation period is around 110 days, the female giving birth to a litter of one to four cubs in a secluded den usually away from the rest of the pride. She will often hunt by herself whilst the cubs are still helpless, staying relatively close to the thicket or den where the cubs are kept.
The cubs themselves are born blind—their eyes do not open until roughly a week after birth. The lioness moves her cubs to a new den site several times a month, carrying them one by one by the nape of the neck, to prevent scent from building up at a single den site and thus avoiding the attention of predators that may harm the cubs. As many as 80 percent of the cubs will die before the age of two.

#kenya #masaimara #lion #cats #bigcats #wildlife #africa #safari #aslan #kedi #yabanhayat #afrika #vahşidoğa #vahsidoga #lions

🇬🇧🇵🇪 A baby lama in Machu Picchu, Peru.

Machu Picchu ("Old Peaks") is a pre-Columbian 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres above sea level, situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres northwest of Cusco.
Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas", it is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca World.

The Incas started building the "estate" around AD 1400 but abandoned it as an official site for the Inca rulers a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest.
Although known locally, it was unknown to the outside world before being brought to international attention in 1911 by the American historian Hiram Bingham. Since then, Machu Picchu has become an important tourist attraction.

Since the site was never known to the Spanish during their conquest, it is highly significant as a relatively intact cultural site. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll.

Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Its three primary buildings are the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. These are located in what is known by archaeologists as the Sacred District of Machu Picchu.
#peru #machupicchu #southamerica #ig_peru #ig_machupicchu #instaajourney #travel #lama #travelphotography #travelling #thephotosociety #travelphotographer #travelphoto #travelphotos #bestoftheday #ig_today #travelgram #ig_travel #ig_worldclub #instatravel

🇬🇧🇵🇪 The Biggest Hummingbird

Nazca Lines, Peru, taken hundreds of meters above the land, in a Cessna.

The Nazca Lines are a series of geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in Peru. They were created by the Nazca culture between 200 BC and AD 700. There are hundreds of individual figures, ranging in complexity from simple lines to stylized hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fishes, sharks, llamas and lizards.
Since their discovery, various theories have been proposed regarding the methods and motivations underlying the lines' construction. The archaeological explanation as to who made them and how is widely disputed. Despite some imaginative theories such as Erich von Däniken’s, proposing that the lines were in fact landing strips for alien spacecraft, many believe the Nazca people made the lines using simple tools and surveying equipment. The lines were made by removing the iron oxide coated pebbles which cover the surface of the Nazca desert. When the gravel is removed, the lines contrast sharply with the surroundings because of the light-colored earth underneath.
There are several hundred simple lines and geometric patterns on the Nazca plateau, as well as over seventy curvilinear animal, insect, and human figures. The area encompassing the lines is nearly 500 square kilometers, and the largest figures can be nearly 270 meters long. The lines persist due to the extremely dry, windless, and constant climate of the Nazca region.
There is scant evidence concerning why the figures were built, so the Nazca people's motivation remains the lines' most persistent mystery. Many scholars believe that their motivation was religious, making images that only gods in the sky could see clearly.
#peru #nazca #southamerica #ig_peru #ig_nazca #instaajourney #travel #travelphotography #travelling #thephotosociety #travelphotographer #travelphoto #travelphotos #bestoftheday #ig_today #travelgram #ig_travel #ig_worldclub #instatravel
#hummingbird #erichvondaniken

🇬🇧🇵🇪 Breast feeding and lamas

Cusco, located in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range, used to be the capital of the Inca Empire between the XIIIth century until the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in 1532.
According to an Inca legend, the city was built by Sapa Inca Pachacuti, the man who transformed the Kingdom of Cusco from a sleepy city-state into the vast empire of Tahuantinsuyu. Many believe that the city was planned as an effigy in the shape of a puma, a sacred animal.
Cusco is breathtaking, not only because of the incredible stone craftmanship of the Incas or the beautiful colonial architecture built on the Incan infrastructure, but also because of its high (3.400m) altitude. AMS (“Acute mountain sickness”) manifests itself thru headache, fatigue, stomach illness, dizziness, and/or sleep disturbance. Locals offer a tea made of coca leaves (Erythroxylon coca) to cure this.

A final note: Cusco was found in 2006 to be the spot on Earth with the highest ultraviolet light level.

#peru #cusco #southamerica #ig_peru #ig_cusco #instaajourney #travel #travelphotography #travelling #thephotosociety #travelphotographer #travelphoto #travelphotos #bestoftheday #ig_today #travelgram #ig_travel #ig_worldclub #instatravel
#lama

🇬🇧🇵🇪 A tourist watching the terraces of Machu Picchu, Peru.

Machu Picchu ("Old Peaks") is a pre-Columbian 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres above sea level, situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres northwest of Cusco.
Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas", it is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca World.

The Incas started building the "estate" around AD 1400 but abandoned it as an official site for the Inca rulers a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest.
Although known locally, it was unknown to the outside world before being brought to international attention in 1911 by the American historian Hiram Bingham. Since then, Machu Picchu has become an important tourist attraction.

Since the site was never known to the Spanish during their conquest, it is highly significant as a relatively intact cultural site. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll.

Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Its three primary buildings are the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. These are located in what is known by archaeologists as the Sacred District of Machu Picchu.
#peru #machupicchu #southamerica #ig_peru #ig_machupicchu #instaajourney #travel #travelphotography #travelling #thephotosociety #travelphotographer #travelphoto #travelphotos #bestoftheday #ig_today #travelgram #ig_travel #ig_worldclub #instatravel

🇬🇧🇵🇪 Iquitos, Peru.

A Yagua elderly playing a studendiu for the visitors.

Even in the wilderness of the Amazons, attractions & shopping facilities are organized to lure tourists. :-) #peru #iquitos #southamerica #ig_peru #ig_iquitos #instaajourney #travel #travelphotography #travelling #thephotosociety #travelphotographer #travelphoto #travelphotos #bestoftheday #ig_today #travelgram #ig_travel #ig_worldclub #instatravel
#amazons #yagua

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