Travel Photography Photos tagged as town
In more modern times, Lima has experienced relentless growth, with neighborhood communities sprouting almost overnight. From 1940 to 1980, more than two million people moved into the city. But there were no homes for them. They built hundreds of thousands of shantytowns around the original city limits. The dwellings were made from just about any scrap material the squatters could find: cardboard, discarded wood, stones; sheets of tin for the roof were held down by old tires, bricks, and the weight of rocks. The shantytowns came to be known as barriadas, and later as pueblos jovenes, the young towns. In time, many of these young towns received basic services like water and electricity. Concrete or brick replaced the cardboard walls, and the shantytowns became established neighbourhoods.
Standing in front of entrance to Robben Island, Cape Town, South Africa
Prague - Old Town Place (Czech: Staré Město)
A really cosy town with cute restaurants and shops. The map says Moctezuma but the real name is Montezuma.
Does Shangri-La described as paradise in the 1933 novel “Lost Horizon” by James Hilton really exist or was it merely a fairy tale?
Bodie is 12 miles from Bridgeport at an elevation of 8,379 (2554 meters). Over 200,000 visitors pay the $7/person to walk around.
Gold was discovered in Bodie in 1859. In the 1880s, Bodie had almost 7,000 residents.
At its peak, Bodie had 2 banks, 65 saloons, a jail and numerous brothels.
Overall view of one of the stamp mills.
Bodie is left in a state of arrested decay. In 1962 Bodie became a State Historic Park.
Numerous historic articles are in the museum/bookstore.
Bodie is in a state of arrested decay. The park rangers do what is necessary to keep the buildings from getting any worse than they are now.
Thanks to its uniform architectural style, Santa Barbara is a picture-perfect town with plenty of greenery to enhance the view.
The heart of the Old Town in Warsaw. Colourful and tastefully restored. Hard to believe the Poles have had such a turbulent history
We arrived at our hostel, The Helvetia, in Warsaw, and found it was in the Old Town, a picturesque and busy place (tourist and locals alike). Sun was out, beer was cold and all was well in our big world.