Travel Photography Competition – week 53

Hello everyone and welcome to the 53rd edition of our popular Travel Photography Competition. This week we are reviewing photos published on our Facebook page between 20th and 27th July.

Maybe you have noticed the recent irregularity in our posting but that’s due to the fact that Hitch-HikersHandbook are currently on the road, so don’t forget to follow our progress on our 2 month hitch-hiking trip across northern Italy and the Balkan Peninsula!

In this week’s competition we have not three but 4 winners!

The first winning shot shows the imposing Castle of Campo Tures (Taufers Castle) which is located in the Italian Val di Tures, in South Tyrol, near the borders with Austria and Switzerland. It was built in the 13th century for the Lords of Tyrol and it’s one of the largest castles in the region, consisting of more than 60 rooms.

Francesco Damin - Campo Tures Castle, Val di Tures, Sudtirol Alto Adige, Italy

This beautiful picture was sent by Francesco Damin from Busto Arsizio in Italy. His passion for hiking and photography makes a great match which you can see in his stunning photos. For more visit his 500px portfolio or his Flickr photostream.


Our second winner comes from Düsseldorf which is the capital of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Düsseldorf (which is home to nearly 600,000 people) is a modern city and a renown financial and fashion centre with a booming electronic music scene. It also holds the popular carnival celebrations, called Karneval, which start on 11 November at 11:11 a.m. and end on Ash Wednesday.

Bilderwerkstatt-Juergen Mombaecher - Duesseldorf, Germany

This interesting shot was sent by Bilderwerkstatt-Juergen Mombaecher from Wuppertal in Germany. He is a versatile photographer and we are sure you will like his photos, so don’t hesitate to visit his Facebook page for more.


This week we have two photos in the third position, the first of which was taken at Lagoa de Mira, in Mira, Portugal. Mira is a town and municipality in the district of Coimbra and it’s known for its beaches, forests, and agriculture. It certainly looks like a charming place!

Bibi Anabela Cláudia Alves - Lagoa de Mira, Mira, Portugal

This painting-like photo was sent by Bibi Anabela Cláudia Alves from Portugal. If you like this photo, visit Bibi’s online portfolio.


And the last photo, with the same number of votes as the one above, was taken in Philadelphia, PA, United States. It’s the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania, the second largest city on the East Coast of the United States, and the fifth-most-populous city in the whole country, with the population of 1,5 million. The city was founded in the 17th century and less than a hundred years later it excelled Boston, becoming the largest city and busiest port in British America, and second in the British Empire, behind London. Nowadays the city is known for its arts and culture and it’s home to numerous museums.

Ethan Myers - Philadelphia, PA, United States

This lovely picture of the Philadelphia skyline was sent by Ethan Myers. Ethan takes lovely nature shots and we encourage you to visit his Flickr photostream for more samples of his talent!


Thanks to everyone who participated in this week’s edition of the competition, either by sending or by voting for the pictures! We wish you nice end of the weekend!


What is Travel Photography Competition?

Each week we publish the three pictures which got the most “likes” on our Facebook page giving the photographers the credit they deserve.

Visit our Travel Photography page to see all the previous winning photos and find out how you can participate.

If your pictures are among this week’s selection, feel free to use one of our HTML snippets on your website and tell your friends about it.

Keep sending your photos and travel safe!



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7 Responses to Travel Photography Competition – week 53

  1. beztravel says:

    Incredible photos- love the blog!

  2. sunabsy says:

    Wonderful blog and amazing photographs, such beauty! Thanks for all that’s shared here. :)

  3. Pingback: Travel Photography Competition – week 54 | Hitch-Hikers' Handbook

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