Beautiful Elafonisi, or Elofonissi beach in southwestern Crete, at sunset. One of the most famous Greek beaches, its turquoise blue waters and white sand attract many tourists during the summer season. <!--<!--Elafonisi Beach, Crete - Images by Dave Walsh


Archaeological remains of ancient Greek city of Falasarna or Phalasarna, near Kissmos Kastelli in Crete, Greece which dates to between the 3rd and 4th century BC. Apparently damaged by an earthquake in 365 AD, it was the harbour for nearby the nearby stronghold of Polyrrhenia. The ruins are open for the public to wander around and are near the beautiful Falassarna beach <!--<!--Ancient Falassarna, Crete - Images by Dave Walsh


Beautiful Falassarna Beach, Crete. Tucked away from most of the tourist traffic, Falasarna is regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in the Cretan northwest, near Kissamos Kastelli. <!--<!--Falassarna Beach - Images by Dave Walsh


Sheep at the ancient Hellenic city of Polyrinia, Crete. The place name means "many sheep" and it was the most fortified city in ancient Crete. <!--<!--See gallery of Ancient Polyrinia, Crete » - Images by Dave Walsh


Knights Hospitaller Fortified Church, Templetown, near Fethard-on-Sea, The Hook Peninsula, Wexford. The land here first was given to the monastic soldiers of the Knights Templar by Henry II, but when they were suppressed in 1307, the land was given to the Knights Hospitaller - who arrived with the Norman Strongbow, and later built this small place of worship. <!--<!--Knights Hospitaller Fortified Church, Templetown - Images by Dave Walsh


Easter lunch, Xania Market, Crete, Greece. Man eats his Good Friday lunch beside a butcher shop selling sheep carcasses for consumption on Easter Sunday, part of a Greek orthodox tradition. View it big here


The Cross at Collioure, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Crucifixion? Yes. Good. Out of the door, line on the left, one cross each. Man praying at a crucifix beside the Mediterranean in Collioure, Pyrénées-Orientales, in the Roussillon province in the South of France.


PROMES solar furnace - The Four Solaire d'Odeillo, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. The Four Solaire d'Odeillo giant solar furnace, at the PROMES laboratory at the CNRS facility at Odeillo, France. By focussing intense sunlight through a system mirrors, the Four Solaire can generate the power of 10,000 suns (1000 kilowatts) and reached temperatures of over 3000 degrees Celcius. Most of the research work here concerns the conversion, storage and transportation of energy. <!--<!--PROMES and THEMIS - Images by Dave Walsh


Dolly and Monkey, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Dolly and Monkey - vintage hairdressing dummy and cuddly toy. She seems full of herself. Monkey is unimpressed, and maybe a little worse for wear.


Bringing Light, originally uploaded by Dave Walsh Photography. Sunlight falls on electrical transmission cables in a valley near the village of Py, in the Eastern Pyrenees, France, 2nd January 2011.