Maritime

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El Cabanyal, Valencia, Spain

Lifeguard station nº2

Today, El Cabanyal has been dubbed “one of the coolest neighborhoods in Europe.”

Balatongyörök, Hungary

Balatongyörök Pier

Central Europes largest lake spans over 78 km at its longest, and has been a popular destination for nearly two millennia.

Bavaria, Germany

Chiemsee

Amongst the glittering lake and Alpine background lies a palace fit for a "mad" king.

Látrabjarg, Iceland

Bjargtangar Lighthouse

The westernmost structure in Europe, and the only permanent building on Látrabjarg, Iceland’s largest seabird cliff.

Appin, Scotland

Castle Stalker

Before you know it, you’ve lost your clan’s castle in a drunken bet.

Cape Town, South Africa

Diaz Point Viewfinder

From this serial vantage point on Cape Town's Table Mountain, no matter where you train your gaze, there is something that begs to be magnified.

Vashon, Washington, United States

Point Robinson Light

This historic lighthouse was saved from a land dispute in the 1990s.

Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey Ferry Line

A ride on the Turkey ferry is a voyage not only across continents but through time.

Tel Aviv, Israel

Snunits

These swallows set sail from the storied harbor of the ancient city of Jaffa, from which Tel Aviv has grown.

Vieira de Leiria, Portugal

Striped Bungalows

Open for the summer season, these stalls sell ice cream, beach toys, and the like, while blending seamlessly with the typical striped homes of the region.

Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

Our Lady of the Rocks

Perast’s most famous landmark is this artificial islet, with a curious history, surrounded as much by legend as it is by water.

Trieste, Italy

Lloyd Triestino Palace

The Lloyd Triestino Palace overlooks the sea and still serves as a hub for one of the oldest active shipping companies.

Constanta, Romania

Maritime Station

A beautiful transfer station built in part to receive passengers from the Orient Express and usher them onto the ferry to Constantinople, now Istanbul.

Galway, Ireland

Salthill Promenade

Local tradition dictates that you kick the wall across from the Blackrock diving boards (seen here) before turning around and strolling back to town for a pint.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Het Scheepvaartmuseum

Dating from 1656, the building is a wonder of the waters, planted on a man-made island that was created by sinking 1,800 piles of wood into the silty sea floor below.

Newport Beach, California, United States

Viewfinder

Several of these durable, weatherproof viewers garnish the piers of Balboa Peninsula and Newport Beach.

Keweenaw County, Michigan, United States

Ranger III Ferry

Isle Royale is the most commanding island of a 200-islet archipelago in Lake Superior, which has the biggest surface area of any freshwater lake in the world.

Lake Nipissing, Canada

Ice-Fishing Shacks

These humble winter homes do not merely provide accommodation for some sort of recreational activity, they enable a way of life.

Gustavus, Alaska, United States

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

This Alaskan park is treated as a sanctuary for one species of particular note: the rare blue bear, also known as the glacier bear.

Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada

Point Abino Light Tower

The last lighthouse to be automated in all of Ontario, and for the longest time could only be reached by "wading through the shallows."

Stockholm, Sweden

Djurgården 10

A ferry that transports visitors around the beating heart of SwedenA ferry that transports visitors around the beating heart of Sweden

Lewes, Delaware, United States

Harbor of Refuge Light

Storms from the Atlantic sea have shaped the resilient history of the the Harbor of Refuge Light.

Port Townsend, Washington, United States

Point Wilson Lighthouse

During WW1, an illustrious lightkeeper cultivated an abundant Victory Garden at this Washington state lighthouse.

Bokeelia, Florida, United States

Historic Fishing Shacks

These humble seafaring shacks are all that's left of a once booming fishing industry.

Magnisi Peninsula, Sicily, Italy

Magnisi Lighthouse

Situated next to ancient burial grounds has drawn grave robbers to this Sicilian lighthouse.

Tuscany, Italy

Marina Di Carrara

Known not only for its iconic white and blue-gray marble but also as a seaside resort

Port Said, Egypt

Port Said Ferry

This Egyptian city was built to accompany the digging of the Suez Canal.

Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia

Black Lighthouse

A lighthouse that was attacked by a foe that it didn't expect.

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