Tahsin Shah, a Pakistani police chief, drove 500 kilometers pursuing the “romance and decaying glory” of the ninth century Derawar Fort. He captured a camel caravan strung along its bastions, a scene that could have taken place 1,000 years ago, for tenth place.

Tahsin Shah, a Pakistani police chief, drove 500 kilometers pursuing the “romance and decaying glory” of the ninth century Derawar Fort. He captured a camel caravan strung along its bastions, a scene that could have taken place years ago, for tenth place.

The Tomb of Bibi Jawindi in Uch Sharif, Punjab, Pakistan. This photo This image won eighth place in the international finale of Wiki Loves Monuments 2016, the world's largest photo contest!

The Tomb of Bibi Jawindi in Uch Sharif, Punjab, Pakistan. This photo This image won eighth place in the international finale of Wiki Loves Monuments the world's largest photo contest!

Albrecht Landgraf of Germany took a roadtrip with his family in Saxony and captured this phootgraphy of a serene lake garlanded with lush greenery, with the arc of a bridge perfectly meeting its reflection in the water.  His family may have long since left Saxony, but Albrecht returned to rediscover his roots—and left the region a gift.

Nestled among the verdant foliage in Kromlau, Germany’s Kromlauer Park, is a delicately arched devil’s bridge known as the Rakotzbrücke, which was specifically built to create a circle when it is reflected in the waters beneath it.

Entrance hall of the regional court of Berlin located in Littenstrasse 12-17 in Berlin-Mitte. This photo took first place in world's largest photo contest, Wiki Loves Monuments 2016.

Entrance hall of the regional court of Berlin located in Littenstrasse in Berlin-Mitte. This photo took first place in world's largest photo contest, Wiki Loves Monuments

Richard, an amateur photographer, went back to the same spot where he started his photographic hobby to get this shot of Perch Rock Lighthouse in the United Kingdom. He ultimately clinched third place.

Richard, an amateur photographer, went back to the same spot where he started his photographic hobby to get this shot of Perch Rock Lighthouse in the United Kingdom. He ultimately clinched third place.

Colin, from Britain, waited for Open House London to take a photo of Royal Albert Hall. He hauled a tripod to the central box of the grand tier, and set to work, hoping the light wouldn’t change as he pieced together a high-resolution composite image, giving music lovers a glowing view of the legendary venue. The photo took second place.

Colin, from Britain, waited for Open House London to take a photo of Royal Albert Hall. He hauled a tripod to the central box of the grand tier, and set to work, hoping the light wouldn’t change as he pieced together a high-resolution composite image, giving music lovers a glowing view of the legendary venue. The photo took second place.

Beginning photographer Vladimír Ruček likes to hike the mountains of his homeland, Slovakia, sleeping in “a million-star hotel,” alone under the night sky. He photographed the old stone Čachtice Castle greeting the morning sun and took thirteenth place.

Beginning photographer Vladimír Ruček likes to hike the mountains of his homeland, Slovakia, sleeping in “a million-star hotel,” alone under the night sky. He photographed the old stone Čachtice Castle greeting the morning sun and took thirteenth place.


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