Santorini , and officially Thira , is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast from Greece's mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera. It forms the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands, with an area of approximately 73 km2
(28 sq mi) and a 2011 census population of 15,550. The municipality of
Santorini comprises the inhabited islands of Santorini and Therasia and the uninhabited islands of Nea Kameni, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi, and Christiana. The total land area is 90.623 km2 (34.990 sq mi). Santorini is part of the Thira regional unit .
The Ponte Vecchio is a Medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, in Florence,
Italy, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common.
Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are
jewellers, art dealers and souvenir sellers. The Ponte Vecchio's two
neighbouring bridges are the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte alle Grazie.
The monastery of Geghard is a unique architectural construction in the Kotayk province of Armenia, being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the main chapel was built in 1215, the monastery complex was founded in the 4th century by Gregory the Illuminator at the site of a sacred spring inside a cave. The monastery had thus been originally named Ayrivank, meaning "the Monastery of the Cave". The name commonly used for the monastery today, Geghard, or more fully Geghardavank (Գեղարդավանք), meaning "the Monastery of the Spear", originates from the spear which had wounded Jesus at the Crucifixion, allegedly brought to Armenia by Apostle Jude, called here Thaddeus, and stored amongst many other relics. Now it is displayed in the Echmiadzin treasury.
Mont Saint-Michel is a rocky tidal island 247 acres (100 ha) in size, and is a commune in Normandy,
France. It is located approximately one kilometre (just over half a
mile) off the country's northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. The island's highest point is 92 metres (301 feet) above sea level. The population of the island is 44, as of 2009.
The island has held strategic fortifications since ancient times, and
since the eighth century AD been the seat of the monastery from which it
draws its name. One of France's most recognisable landmarks, Mont
Saint-Michel and its bay are part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites and more than 3 million people visit it each year.
Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a popular travel destination, located in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. Administratively, the bay belongs to Hạ Long City, Cẩm Phả town, and part of Van Don district. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts
and isles in various sizes and shapes. Ha Long Bay is a center of a
larger zone which includes Bái Tử Long bay to the northeast, and Cát Bà
islands to the southwest. These larger zones share similar geological, geographical, geomorphological, climate, and cultural characters.
The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is the largest city-borough in the US, with a land area of 2,870.3 mi2 (7,434.1 km2) and a total area (including water area) of 4,811.4 mi2 (12,460.8 km2). With a population of 8,881 in 2010, Sitka is the fourth-largest city by population in Alaska. Urban Sitka (57°03′5.62″N135°20′19.11″W), the part that is usually thought of as the "city" of Sitka, is situated on the west side of Baranof Island.
Fraser Island is an island located along the southern coast of Queensland, Australia, approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) north of Brisbane. Its length is about 120 kilometres (75 mi) and its width is approximately 24 kilometres (15 mi). It was inscribed as a World Heritage site in 1992. The island is considered to be the largest sand island in the world at 1840 km². It is also Queensland's largest island, Australia's sixth largest island and the largest island on the East Coast of Australia.
Watkins Glen State Park is located outside the village of Watkins Glen, New York, south of Seneca Lake in Schuyler County in the Finger Lakes
region. The park's lower part is near the village, while the upper part
is open woodland. It was opened to the public in 1863 and was privately
run as a tourist resort until 1906, when it was purchased by New York
State. Since 1924, it has been managed by the Finger Lakes Region of the
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.