Dolmabahce Palace - Istanbul Largest Bohemian chandelier in the world tons! And a crystal staircase! Totally over the top & mindless expense from days gone by--- but would love to see these "crystals".
Wiblingen Abbey, once a Benedictine abbey, has since been transformed into housing medical facilities for the University of Ulm in Germany; this is a stunning shot of the abbey's beautiful library, by Italian photographer Massimo Listri.
'Never ever give up': US grandmother Diana Nyad, 64, swims into the record books as she becomes first person to complete mammoth 103-MILE swim from Cuba to Florida WITHOUT a shark cage