About Encircle Photos

Encircle Photos is Your Free Travel Planner:

  • Explore 708 cities in 78 countries and 50 states.
  • See major landmarks in top cities around the world.
  • Over 7,100 photos showing destinations with descriptions.
  • Find where to go and what to see on your next trip.
  • Details about each city are easy to print.
  • Or dream about places to add to your bucket list.

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Have fun as you Encircle the World!

Dick Ebert – World Travel Photographer

Dick Ebert has two passions: travel and photography. The first started in 1953 when he was baptized in a crashing plane (read Adventures). The second passion began ten years later when he won his first camera.

Dick started his career as a photographer and cinematographer before becoming the president of two advertising agencies. Then he ran a consulting firm for 25 years before retiring in 2011 to become a travel photographer.

He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota with his wife. Dick has two adult children plus a grandson.

Career Highlights of Dick Ebert

  • Founding president of management consulting company for 25 years
  • Served financial and Fortune 500 companies in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Chile
  • 200 client companies and divisions during career
  • Provided strategic direction and merger integration for major companies
  • Marketing director for supercomputer start-up company
  • President of adverting agency
  • President of marketing company

Avocation Highlights

  • Traveled in 80 countries and 50 states
  • Built library of more than 500,000 photos from foreign and U.S. locations
  • Wrote five unpublished novels
  • Founded a Tsunami Relief Fund for the people in Phuket, Thailand

Dick Ebert’s Quotes

  • “I have seen so much yet only a fraction of the world’s beauty.”
  • “Buildings reflect who people were, are, aspire to be or want to be perceived.”

To Error Is Human, To Correct Is Divine

Dick Ebert has spent a lot of time researching all of the photos on this site before writing about them. However, mistakes are inevitable. If you find an error, please send him a correction by email using the Contact Form.

Inspiration for This Website

“I am enough of the artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

Albert Einstein’s quote from an interview with George Viereck in the Saturday Evening Post on October 26, 1929. That was the weekend before the stock market crashed and the Great Depression began.

The Fine Print

Encircle Photos is a registered trademark. All photographs, plus the written captions and descriptions associated with those images, on this Encircle Photos website, the Encircle Photos Facebook page, and the related sites, are copyrighted by Richard F. Ebert and all rights are reserved. They have been registered with the United States Copyright Office. Richard F. Ebert has granted Encircle World Photos LLC, a Minnesota limited liability company, the exclusive, worldwide rights to display, market, print, download and grant rights-managed licenses for the photographs, images and written descriptions. The metadata for each image contains the copyright notification “Copyright YEAR Richard F. Ebert All Rights Reserved” and the notification of “Under License to Encircle World Photos LLC.” If you want to read more regarding image rights and purchases, please read the “License Agreement” before completing your purchase at checkout.