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Picture of the day October 1–24, 2020

Top pictures for this month, selected by Wikimedia Commons contributors.

October 24

The Eldridge Street Synagogue, a National Historic Landmark in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York City, USA. It opened in 1887, one of the first American synagogues established by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, and underwent a 20-year restoration which finished in 2007.

October 23

Strawberry top shell (Clanculus pharaonius), a sea snail found in the shallow subtidal zone throughout the tropics of the Indo-Pacific region.

October 22

Safari Endeavour vessel exploring the Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, United States.

October 21

Main building of the University of Wrocław, which was established on this day in 1702. View from the River Oder.

October 20

The total phase of the June 15, 2011 lunar eclipse lasted an impressive 100 minutes. Its entire duration is covered in this composite of a regular sequence of digital camera exposures, tracking the dark lunar disk as it arced above the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.

October 19

Game reserve in Dülmen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Alfred von Croÿ commissioned the english landscape architect Edward Milner with the gardening in the 1860s. The work was carried out by the gardener Charles Barnard.
Wikipedia: DülmenEdward Milner

October 18

Lauenstein Castle in Upper Franconia is a medieval hilltop castle where English pounds were counterfeited by prisoners during the Second World War to destabilize the currency of the war opponents. From March to June 1944, Admiral Wilhelm Canaris was under house arrest in the castle.

October 17

The cruise ship AIDAperla at Wilhelminapier in Rotterdam with the high-rises De Rotterdam and World Port Center.

October 16

Hermitage of St Bartholomew, Canyon of the Lobos River Natural Park, province of Soria, Castile and León, Spain. The hermitage was built in the beginning of the 13th century, and shows the transition from Romanesque to Gothic styles. The temple is located in a remote and quiet location inside the Lobos River Canyon, a National Park.

October 15

The so-called "Musentempel" in the agra park in Markkleeberg (Saxony) on a sunny autumn day.

October 14

Dwarf Crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis) in the Exotenhaus of the Karlsruhe Zoo.

October 13

Lough Hyne, seen from a drone 100m above Knockomagh, County Cork, Ireland.

October 12

Polyporus varius on a dead Sorbus. Location. Natuurterrein De Famberhorst.

October 11

A bouquet of poppies (Papaver orientale)

October 10

A male Plain Tiger (Danaus chrysippus chrysippus) butterfly near Kumarakom, Kerala, India. Known in Africa as the African Monarch, it is one of the first butterflies depicted in art: a representation was found in a 3500-year-old tomb in Luxor, Egypt.

October 9

Panoramic view of the city of Puno next to the Lake Titicaca, in the Peruvian Andes, not far from Bolivia. Puno is the capital city of the Puno Province and has a population of approx. 150,000. It was established in 1668 by the Spanish nobleman and viceroy Pedro Antonio Fernández de Castro. The lake is, by volume of water, the largest in South America and, with a surface elevation of 3,812 metres (12,507 ft), is considered the highest navigable lake in the world. The lake has a maximum length of 190 kilometres (120 mi), a maximum width of 80 kilometres (50 mi), and a surface area of 8,372 square kilometres (3,232 sq mi). The water volume is 893 cubic kilometres (214 cu mi), with a maximum depth of 281 metres (922 ft) and an average depth of 107 metres (351 ft).

October 8

De Rotterdam is a building on the Wilhelminapier in the Kop van Zuid district in Rotterdam, designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in 1998. Detail of facade.

October 7

16 years ago (2004) on this day, James Hetfield with Metallica was performing in a concert at Corel Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

October 6

Gaet'ale Pond (a small hypersaline lake with hot springs) in the Danakil Depression in Afar Region of Ethiopia

October 5

Wrangel Tower in Kaliningrad (formerly Königsberg), Russia

October 4

Panoramic view of the Matanuska River near Palmer, Alaska, United States.

October 3

Beach in New Brighton, New Zealand

October 2

"Notgeld" banknote: one billion Mark, Bayerische Notenbank (1923)

October 1

Olive grove near Agii Douli, Corfu, Greece
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