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Images from around the world, taken on my iPhone.

Nan Madol – Pohnpei, Micronesia

One of the oldest archaeologic sites in the Pacific. Located near the southern side of the island, the only ancient city ever built atop of a coral reef. Its imposing yet graceful ruins are made of stones and columns so heavy that no one has figured out how it was built. Besides the elegance of the walls and platforms, there is no carving, no art – nothing except legend to remember the people, called the Saudeleur, who ruled the island for more than a millennium. They were deeply religious and sometimes cruel, and modern Pohnpeians view the ruins as a sacred and scary place where spirits own the night.

Pacific Island Hopper

Onboard the United Airlines Pacific Island Hopper, connecting Guam with Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Hawai’i.

Marillen (or Apricots)

Growing along the Danube River in the Wachau Valley of Austria, “Marillen” are used to produce a very fine Schnapps.

The Island of Maui

A Hawaiian Green Turtle resting along Baby Beach on Maui’s North Shore.