Journalist Tom Wolfe summarized this landmark's history perfectly: "Napoleon wanted to turn Paris into Rome under
the Caesars, only with louder music and more marble. And it was done. His architects gave him the Arc de Triomphe and the Madeleine." Which one is shown here? 
You might expect fish to be a big part of the Cuban diet: it's an island with abundant small harbors. Yet, fish is in short supply: rarely available by ration card and expensive if you eat out. Why? 
These kayaks don't look at all incongruous in the subtropical waters of Eleuthera. If you know anything about their history, though, they are completely out of place. They originated thousands of years ago in the subarctic. Little did the Inuits and Aleuts know they were inventing something that would become so popular in the 21st century. 
With hats like these, water vendors function like neon signs in Marrakech's medina. You can't miss them, so you can't miss the fact that you're thirsty. Those same brightly colored hats, some augmented by tiny clanging cymbals, are used to attract tourists, too. In the background: the minaret of the Koutoubia mosque. 
No wasted space here. Whether land or water, the lure of geography has assured intensive use of this site for centuries. Every yacht that leaves the Doca de Bélem turns back the clock to the 1400s, when da Gama and Diaz used the mouth of the Tagus River to open up the world ocean.