Travel Photography Competition – week 57

Hello everyone and welcome to the 57th edition of our popular Travel Photography Competition! This week we will be looking at photos sent into our  Facebook page between 20th and 27th August.

The first winning shot in this week’s competition shows an abandoned house in the village of Dsegh, Lori Province, Armenia. Dsegh used to be known as Tumanyan due to the fact that it’s the birthplace of the most appreciated Armenian poet, Hovhannes Tumanyan. There are four churches in the village; the oldest one, St. Gregory church was built in the 13th century. Outside the village you can find some interesting caves that were used by people as dwelling in prehistoric times.

Arty Om - Abandoned house IN The village of Dsegh, Lori Province, Armenia
This great picture was sent by Arty Om. Arty is a 28-year-old traveller, hitch-hiker, journalist and musician from Armenia. If you are interested in his adventures, visit his blog If you’d like to see more of his fabulous pictures, visit his new photo-blog, which he writes together with his girlfriend.


The second winner was taken in the Lake District, UK. “The Lakes” is a stunning mountainous region in North West England and a popular holiday destination. It’s well-known not only thanks to its lakes, mountains and woods, but also for being beautifully described by the 19th century Lake Poets.

Hodan Pictures - Lake district, UKThis lovely landscape was captured by George Hodan. Visit his Facebook page Hodan Pictures to find many more examples of his talent! And if you’d like to download any of them for free, you can do so directly from his website.


And the last photo in this week’s selection shows the Château de Chenonceau, Chenonceaux, Loire Valley, France. The castle was built in the 11th century over the River Cher, on the site of an old mill and was designed by the French Renaissance architect Philibert de l’Orme. It definitely looks stunning. If you’d like to visit the castle, check out the prices and the opening times here.

KOEphotography - Chenonceau, France
This beautiful picture was sent by the very talented photographer Alex Köhl who lives in Chinon, France. If you like his work, subscribe to his Facebook page KOEphotography.


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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