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Photo by Erika Larsen @erikalarsen888 | Christine Lagarde, photographed in Washington, DC, January 9, 2019. Christine Lagarde is a lawyer and politician serving as chairwoman of the International Monetary Fund and recently nominated as the president of the European Central Bank. In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, National Geographic is highlighting what it means to be female. As part of that coverage, we photographed luminaries from around the world.

Check out the link in our bio to learn about Nat Geo’s groundbreaking new book that showcases an incredible group of history-making women. #NatGeoWomenofImpact


Photo by @kiliiiyuyan | A spine of basalt rock twists and spirals into the sky in western Iceland. Although basalt is quite common, the upheaval that created this formation is a subtle sign of the volcanic forces below the surface. Follow me @kiliiiyuyan for more from the north and beyond. #iceland #abstract #basalt


Who’s ready for Christmas ✨💖💖💖✨
Picture by ✨✨@ournextflight✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature 💖

Paris, France

Photo by Jassen Todorov @jassensf | Each year between the months of December-March, Northern California becomes the temporary home to thousands of migratory birds (geese, egrets, ducks, herons and others). | Aerial image (photographed from a plane). #YourShotPhotographer


“I enjoy making eye-candy images, trying to create that wow effect that confuses the viewer about what is real and what is not,” says Ezequiel Pini, designer and founder of design studio Six N. Five (@sixnfive). “Having the possibility of designing spaces and landscapes that look realistic gives us freedom to modify the imperfect reality and turn it into the perfect place we would love to be in our fantasies.”⁣⁣
#ThisWeekOnInstagram show us how you express yourself through the things you love.⁣⁣⁣
Please submit your own photos and videos to the project using the #ThisWeekOnInstagram hashtag. Any tagged visual shared with the hashtag is eligible for the project and, if selected, to be featured.⁣⁣⁣

Illustration by @sixnfive

Barcelona, Spain

I’m going to feature something this week which might not be that popular, but something I think is both important and interesting.
Industrial History.
We people visit historic sites, they are usually visiting ancient ruins, cathedrals or temples, or city centers that are several hundred years old. All of those are fine things and I’ve certainly visited my fair share of them.
One thing I always like visiting are the overlooked sites which help us understand how our modern world came about. Everything isn’t churches and museums. Ore had to be mined and processed to make metals. Techniques had to be developed to create machines. Roads and railways had to be laid down.
One reason people don’t visit these places is because they usually aren’t preserved. Few people thought to preserve a factory from the 19th or early 20th century. That isn’t old enough to be “history”.
The first site I’m going to feature is the copper mine in Falun, Sweden. The mine operated for almost 1,000 years, only ceasing production in 1992.
In the 17th century, the mine was responsible for the vast majority of copper in Europe, and was the single biggest revenue source for the Kingdom of Sweden.
Working in the mine hundreds of years ago was horrific. Large fires were lit inside to crack the rock so it could be extracted. Miners would often go months without seeing daylight. ⠀⠀
The mine tour is fascinating and gives you a look into how mining was conducted centuries ago. The area around the mine was originally built for mine workers, but today it is just regular housing for people in the city. ⠀⠀
#everythingeverywhere #curiositynow #unesco #sweden #worldheritage #unescoworldheritage #worldheritagesite #falun

Falun, Sweden

Street Vibes in Hanoi, Vietnam (2019)
It's a selection of pictures taken my last morning in this city, focus on street scenes and at night market.
@cfavoyages #cfavoyages

Hanoi, Vietnam

Blue hour 💙 I’ve been challenging myself recently to shoot a series with just one lens - here’s 10 shots I took on the walk to my neighborhood wine shop a couple days ago. Any guesses on the lens?

Pike Place Market

"Can I be YOUR reason to smile?” writes @youstaywild


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