This Week in Photos, August 19-25, 2011
Check out Travel Channel's favorite travel photos from the week of August 16-25, 2011. Highlights include a beard contest and artificial waves at the Munich airport.
photoweek_ss_0825_002_596x334Architect Cintia Prieto admires Lorenzo Quinn's 'Hand of God' sculpture as it is installed on August 21, 2011 in London, England. The work is part of Lorenzo Quinn's 2011 worldwide public art program which includes the State Hermitage Museum in Russia, La Biennale di Scultura in Rome and the 54th International Art Exhibition in Venice. 960 1280
photoweek_ss_0825_004_596x334Devotees pray inside a temple at the Janmashtami Hindu Festival on August 22, 2011 in Watford, England. Up to 72,000 people were expected to take part in the 2-day festival celebrating the birth of Krishna in one of the largest Hindu festival gatherings outside of India. 960 1280
photoweek_ss_0825_008_596x334Paul Doan uses a broom to paddle a wheelbarrow during the Anything That Floats Regatta on August 20, 2011, in Key Largo, Florida. The event attracted teams from as far as Texas and Michigan who navigated homemade watercrafts along the half-mile course. 960 1280
photoweek_ss_0825_011_596x334US Vice President Joe Biden with wrestlers before a performance during his meeting with Mongolian Prime Minister Sukhbaatar Batbold on August 22, 2011. Biden lauded Mongolia's efforts at democratization, offering support to a country that is strategically located between China and Russia. 960 1280
photoweek_ss_0825_014_596x334Guests spend the evening at the beach bar Bundespressestrand on August 20, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Many bar and restaurant owners have recently opened beach-themed establishments along the water in the city, one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations. 960 1280
photoweek_1206_ss_001Actors dressed as Joseph and the Three Wise Men stroll past the US Capitol Building after participating in a live nativity scene in front of the Supreme Court in DC. The Christian Defense Coalition created “The Nativity Project” event to demonstrate that such displays are protected by the First Amendment. 960 1280
photoweek_1206_ss_003Berlin Technical University students dress up as Santas and angels for a pre-Christmas gathering at the cafeteria of the Studentenwerk Nord student support service. The students completed a Santa workshop and will visit company parities and families during the holiday season as a way to earn extra money to help fund their studies. 960 1280
you-get-the-picture-ss-001In her web series, You Get the Picture, photographer Lizzy Sullivan traverses New York City while demonstrating how to take great travel photos. In Washington Square Park, Lizzy Snaps photographs street performer Wyndham Baird under the Washington Square Arch.
Settings: Lens: 16-35mm, Aperture: f/16, Shutter Speed: 1/125th s, ISO: 100 960 1280
you-get-the-picture-ss-003At NYC’s Izakaya Mew restaurant, Lizzy Snaps demonstrates how to photograph a delicious plated sushi dish.
Settings: Lens: 50mm, Aperture: 1.4, Shutter Speed 1/60th s, ISO: 400 960 1280