Temple of Gold: Pictures from Amritsar

The Golden Temple draws tens of thousands of pilgrims daily.

A Tired Sort of Beauty

Busy bazaars, solitary courtyards, aquamarine domes, and dilapidated houses. Photographs from Uzbekistan.

Chocolate Madness in Perugia

Pictures from Italy’s biggest chocolate festival.

Istanbul Scenes: Istiklal Caddesi

Istiklal Caddesi remains one of the Beyo─člu district’s most eclectic strips. Once a stomping ground for Ottoman-era intellectuals, the street is now a crush of musicians, artists, bar hoppers, tourists, trollies, and young professionals.

Streets of Tirana

Between the bright buildings and blue skies of downtown Tirana, the Albanian capital city, you can buy hawks, flowers, and gunfire.

Island Scenes: Pictures from Jeju

The island of Jeju, site of South Korea’s highest mountain, is a favorite vacation spot for local South Koreans. The island is flush with history, white beaches, and mysterious caves. Carmen Chan sends these photos.