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In a street in Águeda, Portugal, hundreds of colorful umbrella give comforting shade and a cool view to passers by. They can be found of several streets during the month of July and they are quite astounding in their simplistic beauty. Besides that, they are way too impressive to leave un-photographed!

Credits for the photos go to Patricia Almeida and Diana Tavares.

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This is Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho, Porto Alegre, Brazil. It is a street in the city of Porto Alegre that is lined on both sides with large, spectacular trees. Not only do they look especially impressive when driving or walking through the street, but from above, they look as if a mass of forest lost its way and situated itself right in the middle of the city!

Porto Alegre is the 10th most populous city in Brazil, and it is one of the most important cultural and economic centers in the country. This street is definitely not a centerpiece in the large and diverse city, however, it is quite the impressive and unique sight and a favorite among photographers visiting Porto Alegre.

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This is Burano, Italy. It is a small village situated on the Venetian Lagoon in northern Italy. Burano is well known for its exceptional, brightly colored houses. The colors of the houses are based on a specific system that has been in place since the village’s founding. If one wishes to paint his home, one must send a request to the government, which responds by making a note of the certain colors permitted for that specific lot of houses.