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Where is this photo of a group of hikers taken? Is it really in the Ural?

Ushba, Upper Svaneti, Georgia I dug around in the photos posted by that same photographer on Shutterstock, and found this landscape image. The peak in the landscape appears to be the same peak as in ...
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Is it possible to take a photo of Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) from an airplane window?

No, airliners do not fly low enough that those can be photos. On the left-hand one the distance between the top of the tower and the horizon is much less than the height of the tower, meaning that if ...
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How can you enjoy nature, when it looks better in photographs than in person?

Bear in mind that these photos weren't spur-of-the-moment snaps. The skilled photographers who took them likely went to great effort to capture them at exactly the right moment, when the weather was ...
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Where was this picture taken in 1932?

This is the Schloss Charlottenburg (Charlottenburg Palace), a Baroque palace in Berlin. (Image: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license; Author: ernstol)
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Where (in Germany) is the landscape behind this newsreader, with a gazebo on a small, lush steep hill surrounded by higher, broader forested hills?

This is Are Castle (Burg Are) at Altenahr. Camera position is NE of the Castle. I'm not sure about the exact camera position, but the place is Are Castle for sure: Source: Axel Hindemith, Public ...
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How can you enjoy nature, when it looks better in photographs than in person?

The best views are the unexpected ones. When are on a hillside and suddenly a gap opens up in the mist through which you glimpse a small lake in the valley down there that you didn't even know ...
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What coast or river-adjacent city is in this photo?

This is New York City - looking east across the Hudson from New Jersey. A similar viewpoint is available from google maps Probably from around Port Imperial Blvd just north of the Lincoln Tunnel. ...
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Where was this stock photo taken?

You can eventually follow the link you sent out to the photographer's Flickr website: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shontzphotography/15169016487/in/album-72157645951788784/ In the discussion area, ...
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Photographable location from "Gangnam Style" music video

The whole point of the song is to mock Gangnam poseurs, and some of the humor in the video comes from showing Psy somewhere that turns out to be a rather some ordinary, unglamorous place— a ...
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What traffic interchange does this picture show?

This seems to be an interchange just outside Bangkok, at 13°38'51.3"N 100°41'01.9"E. It looks like the photograph must have been flipped along one of its axes in addition to the rotational symmetry ...
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Evening landing (or take-off) pictured on photo

The image comes from this Airliners.net page by photographer Ken Iwelumo, where it has this caption: A night time aerial view of EWR and the Newark New Jersey area. Taken shortly after we took ...
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Where is the background photo used by Office 365 taken?

Santa Monica California. I googled the name on the bottom left of the image and came across this post. The post says Malibu, but I think Malibu is further up the coast. For some reason, I can't find ...
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What coast or river-adjacent city is in this photo?

The city is New York, facing the Borough of Manhattan and the photo was taken at Kennedy Blvd and approximately 53rd Street in West New York, New Jersey. I lived there for nearly a decade and would ...
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Can a shop in the Netherlands force you to buy clothes if you take a photo?

Being Dutch, I have never heard of such law. I also doubt there is a law that would cover this, I would take it as a try to intimidate you. But also as a 'please really, really do not do this.' If ...
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Where was this picture taken? (Chromecast background, 3 steep rocks)

A TinEye reverse image search of this image shows one hit with the filename huangshan_mountains-other.jpg. Huangshan is a mountain range in Southern Anhui Province in Eastern China. I can't find any ...
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Is it possible to take a photo of Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) from an airplane window?

Here is a real photo taken on 21st September from a plane coming in to land at Heathrow airport. Planes on final approach to Heathrow often fly down the south side of the Thames so if you have a ...
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Where was this picture taken? (Chromecast background, 3 steep rocks)

That would appear to be the Huangshan mountains in China. See here at 1:48.
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Are DSLR cameras permitted in NY & DC tourist attractions?

Whether or not photography is allowed, and what kind of equipment is allowed, varies not only by museum or installation, but by collection or exhibit. Where it is allowed or disallowed, the museum is ...
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Getting identity photos in the UK

Passport photo machines are commonly found in UK railway stations and shopping centres. There are also retail stores and a majority of pharmacies e.g. Snappysnaps that will take passport style photos....
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Why can't I take photos inside of stores in Portugal?

It is pretty common worldwide to have an employee or security guard complain if you take a photo in a store, even if you were well-meaning and your objective merely was an artistic shot. This isn't ...
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Where was this photo taken (screensaver on LG Oled TV)?

It looks like the Church of St Mary on Lake Bled, Slovenia.
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Why are flight attendants prohibited from taking pictures with passengers?

The bad news is, they simply didn't want to take a photo with you, that's it. That's the common excuse flight attendants use when they don't want to take a photo with someone. To prove this, check ...
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Where was this stock photo taken?

Here's a similar view from Google Earth (you can see the exact coordinates in the lower right corner). It looks like the photographer used a wide angle lens and the sunrise really brings out the ...
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Where was this picture taken in 1932?

As comparison with the original photo of the question: (source: tagesspiegel.de) Schloß Charlottenburg (Berlin) after the bombing during the night of the 22/23rd of November 1943 The dark colors of ...
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Getting identity photos in the UK

Most large Post Offices offer this service - search ‘Post Office near me’ for a list of locations and services provided.
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Where is the background photo used by Office 365 taken?

This photo was taken in Santa Monica, California, from the bridge leading to the pier, which is named Colorado Avenue. You can see the same angle from Street View.
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Can I sell the photographs I take on a tourist visa?

It's difficult to give a concrete, sourced answer to this without knowing which country we're talking about. However, in most cases, I wouldn't worry about it if I was you, as long as your main ...
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What coast or river-adjacent city is in this photo?

That is the City of New York and the island/borough of Manhattan. It's a picture of the West Side, Hell's Kitchen, taken from Union City, New Jersey. The pier on the right is the Intrepid. The ...
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Where in Italy was this 1945 picture taken?

As others have correctly identified the location, it is Florence, Firenze, taken from the basilica of San Miniato al Monte which stands atop one of the highest points in the city. You're able to see ...
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