Photo of the Day (6.1.10)

June has finally arrived, which can only mean one thing – the World Cup is just less than two weeks away! When traveling abroad, it’s easy to see that football really is the most widely played sport on Earth; scenes like this one are a familiar occurrence.

This photo was taken by Flickr user pirano, on the steps of the beautiful Sacré Cœur in Montemartre, Paris. I love the beautifully balanced black & white tones and unique perspective that offsets the distinct backdrop of Parisian buildings with photo’s subject.

Do you have a shot of people playing football in an interesting location? Care to place your bet for World Cup outcomes in the comments? Head over to Flickr, submit your photos to our pool, and you could be featured as the Photo of the Day!

Photo of the day (01/14/08)

Here is a cool picture of the Dragon Bridge in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The author, pirano, says that according to the legend, the dragons that sit atop the bridge wave their tales when a virgin crosses. Apparently, no wavings have been seen since the bridge was constructed 1901.

Well, that is certainly a legend that will keep the planeloads of drunken British tourists coming! One day, maybe one day, the dragons might just wave.

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