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Anthropology

Architecture/human structures

Art

Artists

Biography

Business/professions

Calendar subjects

Colours

Composition

CONCEPTS

Crafts

Flowers

Food & drink

Format of image

Gardening

Geography

History

Hygiene

Industry/science

Landscapes

Literature

Machines

Materials

Music

Nature

People

Performing Arts

Religion

Seasons

Sports

Sun & moon

Textiles & Fashion

Time of day

Tourism/leisure

Transport

Vintage

STOCK PHOTOS GENERAL TOPICS
INTRODUCTION
This stock list could be called
special interests as well. Or non-leisure topics, since the themes in the field of tourism, leisure and vacation have been split off. Our images are for editorial as well as for advertising purposes.

If you prefer finding photos not by topic but by city, region or country, please have a look in countries, regions & cities.

All our photos are digital. All copyrights are reserved.

HOW THIS LIST WORKS
A link brings you to photos truly showing the topic. It is more precise than a normal search. The link angels will lead you to pictures of angels; you don't end up with an image of the Hell's Angels.

If you like to narrow your search, say you need Angels in Germany, please add "-germany" to "angel" in the browser's webaddress. You can combine any keywords by putting a "-" inbetween.



AGRICULTURE
Agriculture
Alpine pasture (German "Alm", French "alpage")
Barns
Cereal cultivation
Dairy (the topic: cattle, transhumance, milk, cheese, cheese making)
Farmers
Farmhouses
Field/arable land
Harvest
Hay/hay stacks
Irrigation
Modern agriculture
Olive cultivation
Rapeseed/canola cultivation
Rice cultivation
Scarecrows
Shepherd
Traditional agriculture
Vegetable cultivation/olericulture
Wine cultivation
Wool (the topic: sheep and other animals, shearing, wool/cashmere/mohair, woolen textile)

AMUSEMENT Listed in the Leisure Subjects.

ANIMALS
Animals
Animals in art & craft
Farm animals
Buffaloes
Camels/dromedaries
Chickens
Cows
Donkeys
Geese
Goats
Pigs
Rabbits
Sheep
Legendary creatures
Dragons
Legendary creatures
Monsters

Pets
Cats
Dogs
Horses
Wild animals
Bear
Birds
Butterflies
Deer
Pigeons/doves
Elephant
Fishes
Insects
Lions
Molluscs/shells/seashells
Monkey
Peacocks
Pelicans
Pheasants
Rabbits
Snakes
Storks
Swans
Tortoise

ANTHROPOLOGY
Dress
Conical hats
Dreadlocks
Headgear (bonnets, caps, crowns, fillets, hair covers, hats, headwraps, helmets, turban, wigs and veils, excluding masks)
Masks/painted faces
Shoes
Traditional dress
Tribes
Black Dao
Black H'mong
Black Thái
Flower H'mong
Mountain Tribes
Red Dao
White H'mong
White Thái

ARCHITECTURE /HUMAN STRUCTURES
Architecture
Construction
Brick architecture
Construction
Limestone architecture
Restoration
Sandstone architecture
Wooden architecture
Elements
Arches
Balconies
Buttresses
Ceilings/vaults
Cellars
Chimneys/smokestacks
Cobblestone pavements
Columns
Courtyards
Domes
Doors
Facades
Fences
Galleries/loggias
Gates
Onion domes
Ornaments
Porches
Roofs
Roof struts
Rooms/salons/halls
Stairs/staircases/stairways/steps
Streetlights, lamps
Tiles/tilework
Thatched roofs
Towers
Trompe l'oeil
Verandas
Windows, bay windows
Engineering
Bridges
Canals
Dikes, dams
Engineering
Irrigation
Piers/jetties/landing stages
Roads/motorways
Storage dam (barrage)
Tunnels
Terraced landscapes (terraced slopes)
Water wells/village pumps
Miscellaneous
Architecture with people
Architecture in art
Religious architecture
Churches
Monasteries, abbeys, cloisters, nunneries
Temples
Tombs
Rural & urban architecture
Aqueducts
Barns
Castles, strongholds
Cottages (including dachas, izbas)
Cities/towns > look at The City in
Leisure Subjects
Dovecots/pigeonniers
Factories
Farmhouses
Fortifications
Fountains
Houses
Houses of wood
Kremlin
Libraries
Lighthouses
Palaces, mansions, manors
Mills (horse mills, ship mills, treadwheels, watermills, windmills, )
Memorials
Museums
Public Housing (only if interesting)
Ruins
Rural architecture
Ship mills
Signs (road signs and other signs)
Skyscrapers
Squares
Stilted houses
Theatres (structure)/playhouses
Timber framed buildings (also called "half-timbered")
Towers
Town halls
Watermills
Windmills
Walls (Chinese Wall, town walls, etc.)
Wall towers, fortified towers
Styles (most clearly visible style, if more are equally important, an image is categorized in both)
Roman
Romanesque (and Norman within England)
Gothic
Medieval (= all architecture from the Middle Ages)
Mudéjar (= symbiosis of Moorish and Christian architecture in Spain and Portugal)
Renaissance
Baroque
Neoclassicism (is called Klassizismus in German)
Revival architecture (Neo-Gothic, Neo-Renaissance, etc., including Neo-Moorish, etc. but excluding neoclassicism)
Belle Époque/turn of the century (± 1875 - 1914, excluding revival architecture)
Art Nouveau/Jugenstil
Modern architecture (only if eyecatching)
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ART (= the visual arts, but excluding crafts and architecture)
Art
Artists
Artists
Painters (somebody painting)
Restorers (somebody restoring
Sculptors (somebody sculpting)
Miscellaneous
Ornaments
Restoration (of works of art & historical architecture)
Museums (for all kinds of museums, not only art, look here)
Museums of art
Non-visual arts
Crafts
Literature
Performing arts
Art in 2 dimensions
Frescoes
Frescoes (exterior), murals
Frescoes (interior)
Icons and iconostases
Illustrations
Mosaics
Paintings
Tilework/tiles
Trompe l'oeil
Art in 3 dimensions
Reliefs
Sculptures/statues
Textile art
Style of art (western art)
Greek and Roman
Middle Ages
Romanesque
Byzantine
Gothic
Mudéjar
Renaissance
Baroque
Neoclassicism (sometimes simply called classicism)
Romanticism
19th century (until 1914)
Symbolism/Pre-Raphaelite
Modern (after ± 1912)
Surrealism/dadaism
Abstract art
Contemporary
Folk art/naïve art
Style of art (non-western art)
Islamic art
Style of everything (arts, crafts and architecture combined - leads you to ALL photos of f.i. "art nouveau")
Art deco
Art Nouveau/Jugenstil
Baroque
Belle Époque
Byzantine
Gothic
Mudéjar
Neoclassicism (is called Klassizismus in German)
Roman
Romanesque
Subjects (You'll find art included in most other subjects, so under "horses" you might find horses shown in frescoes, reliefs, etc. If you need precisely your subject "in art", click on the link of your subject and add "-art" after the keyword in the browser's web address)
Below follow some subjects which cannot be found in the way mentioned above, since human keywords, like "woman", are not attributed in art but only in photos.
Angels
Architecture in art
Children in art & craft
Fashion in art
Knots in art & craft
Landscape in art
Literature in art
Man and woman/couple in art & craft
Men in art & craft
Mother and child in art & craft
People in art & craft
Portraits in art & craft
Women in art & craft

ARTISTS ('work by' or 'portrait of')
Architects
Hundertwasser, Friedensreich
Painters
Rubens, Peter Paul
Schiele, Egon
Sculptors
Lenk, Peter
Moore, Henry
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BIOGRAPHY ('work by' or 'portrait of')
Artists > look at artists
Authors > look at literature
Composers > look at music
Inventors
Musicians
> look at music

BUSINESS/PROFESSIONS
Agriculture
Chimney sweeps
Commerce
Communications
Construction
Cultural sector
Energy
Financial
Fisheries
Government
Healthcare
Industry
Recreational/sport > look at
Leisure Subjects
Science
Services
Tourism > look at
Leisure Subjects
Transport

CALENDAR SUBJECTS
A large number of our images suit the needs of the calendar editor. In this list you find general subjects, like 'mountains' or 'angels'. Travel/tourism/leisure themes are on Travel Subjects. Everything surrounding flowers and gardens is on Flowers & Gardens. You can always narrow a search. Imagine you publish a calendar "Castles in Germany". The link "castles" leads to all castles. Then add "-germany" to the webaddress of your browser, directly behind "castles", and you get what you're looking for. You can combine all keywords by putting a "-" inbetween.

COLOURS
Beige
Black
Blue
Brown/ochre
Green
Grey
Orange
Pink
Red/bordeaux red

Turquoise
Violet/purple
Vivid colours
White
Yellow

COMPOSITION
Layout
Colour background
Copy space
Cut out
White background
Style
Abstract (or near-abstract)
Backlit
Blur
Highkey
Indoors
Lowkey
Outdoors
Pattern
Silhouette

Viewpoint
Aerial
Looking at the camera
Looking away from the camera
Side view
View from above
View from behind
View from below

CONCEPTS
Adolescence
Adventure
Aging
Appetite
Calm/serenity/tranquility
Carefree
Caring
Celebration
Childhood
Clean
Contemplative/thoughful
Control
Creativity
Curiosity
Cute
Dandy
Decay
Death
Details
Effort
Enjoying the view
Depressed/down
Environment/ecology
Fear
Female beauty
Fin de siècle/turn of the century
Flying
Freedom
Friendship
Funny, humorous
Gossip
Gratitude
Harmony
Idyllic/charming
Inner peace

Joy
Knowledge/wisdom
Laziness
Lightbeam/sunbeam
Loud
Macho
Marriage
Medieval (from the Middle Ages (f.i. art), as in the Middle Ages (f.i. a festival, battle reenactment))
Meditation
Melancholy
Motherhood
Mourning
Nostalgia (fond memories)
Not our norm of beauty
Obese
Out of this world (like from another planet)
Peaceful

Perseverance
Play/playful
Proud
Reflections
Refreshing
Relaxation
Retirement
Romance
Savory/tasting good
Secure/save (together)
Sense of wonder
Shadow
Single
Sleep
Skill/craftsmanship
Smile
Social problem
Speed
Spirituality
Strength
Suspicion/distrust
Tenderness
Thirst
Threatening
Time
Trance
The Twenties
Waiting
Wealth
Welcome
Weird
Winner
Winter feeling
Zen-like

CRAFTS Listed in our stocklist Leisure Subjects.

ECOLOGICAL SUBJECTS
Eco-villages
Pollution

FLOWERS Listed in our stocklist Flowers & Gardens.

FOOD & DRINK Listed in Leisure Subjects (even for food subjects not associated with leisure)

FORMAT of photo
Horizontal
Panoramic
Square
Vertical

GARDENING Listed in our stocklist Flowers & Gardens.

GEOGRAPHY
Famous Places
HUMAN FEATURES
Cities (look in Stocklist by Region > Cities)
Villages and small towns (per country)
Austrian villages
French villages
German villages
Italian villages
Nepalese villages
Polish villages
Romanian villages
Russian villages
Spanish villages
Swiss villages
Vietnamese villages
Villages and small towns (per type)
Mountain villages
Perched villages
Villages
Winter villages
Landscape architecture
Fences
Hedges
NATURAL FEATURES
Beaches
Canyons/gorges
Caves
Cliffs
Coasts
Deserts
Forests
Geological/geophysical interesting
Glaciers
Hills
Karst & karst landscapes
Lakes/ponds
Meadows
Mountains
Mountain passes (not the winding road, but the natural feature)
Patterns in Nature
Pebbles
Plains
Plateaus/mesas
Rivers/creeks/streams
Rocks/boulders/rockformations
Seas/oceans
Shores
Valleys
Volcanoes
Waterfalls
Well known lakes
Bodensee (Lake Constance), Germany/Switzerland/Austria
Lago Maggiore, Italy/Switzerland
Well known mountains
Grandes Jorasses (France/Italy)
Mont Blanc (France/Italy)
Well known mountain ranges
Alps (Austria/France/Italy/Slovenia/Switzerland)
Himalayas (Nepal)
Monts du Cantal (France)
Pyrenees (France/Spain)
Well known rivers
Ardèche (Germany)
Donau (Danube) (Austria/Germany/Slovakia)
Ebro (Spain)
Rhein (Rhine) (Germany/Switzerland)
Rhône (France/Switzerland)
Saale (Germany)
Volga (Russia)
Well known seas/oceans
Mediterranean Sea
NATURAL PHENOMENA AND MATERIALS
Avalanches (snow- and landslides)
Clouds
Erosion
Fire
Fog/myst
Haze
Mud
Rain
Rainbows
Sand
Skies
Snow
Water
Waves
Wind
NATURAL TOPICS
Topic glaciation (all that has to do with glaciers and the Ice Ages)
Topic volcanic activity and features (all that is volcanic)

HEALTH
Disease
Doctor
Healthcare

HISTORY
Armour/armor
Battles (sieges, battle reenactments, soldiers, knights, etc.)
Celtic
Historical persons > biography
Hanseatic League (Hanse)
Historical reenactment
Historical story (photo showing something that tells a historical anecdote)
History of science
Islam in Europe (for example: Moorish architecture in Spain, Turkish invaders in Christian art)
Knights
Moorish culture (topic Moorish culture, art and architecture in Spain and Portugal, and its influence)
Napoleon (topic about Napoleon)
Prehistory
Roman
Royalty (kings, queens, princes, princesses, dukes, symbols of royalty, etc.)
Weapons (bows, canons, crossbows, machetes)

HOBBIES

HYGIENE
Cleaning
Sweeping
Washing

INDUSTRY, TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE
Industrial Revolution
Industry
Fossil fuels (as a topic)
History of science
Renewable energy/green energy
Science
Scientist
Traditional industry (like rural industry, industry of the old days, industry of less developed countries)
Traditional technology (like rural technology, technology of the old days, technology of less developed countries)
Umbrellas/parasols

LANDSCAPES
Alps
Amazing landscapes
Beaches
Canyons
Cityscapes
Cliffs
Deserts
Forests
Hedges
Hills
Lakes, ponds
Landscapes
Landscapes resembling something else (e.g. a mountain looking like a castle)
Meadows
Mountain majesty
Plains
Rivers, creeks, streams
Seascapes, coasts
Terraced landscapes (terraced slopes)
Valleys
Winter landscapes

LITERATURE
Goethe (topic about Goethe)
Libraries
Literature in art

MACHINES/INSTRUMENTS
Clocks
Eyeglasses
Sundials

MATERIALS
Bamboo
Chrome
Copper/bronze
Cotton
Gold (also gilded)
Granite
Iron
Leather
Limestone
Marble
Silver
Slate (schist, shale)
Steel
Water
Wood
Wool

MUSIC
Music (everything in connection to music and sound)
Composers
Johann Strauss
Making music
Angels making music
Musicians
Singing
Musical instruments (and sound-making devices)
Bells (church bells, cowbells, etc.)
Musical instruments (and sound-making devices)

NATURE
Alpine tundra / alpine grassland
Catastrophes
Flowers & plants (look in stocklist Flowers & Gardens)
Forces of Nature
Mountain Majesty
National Parks (photos taken inside the core area of a national park, or towards the core)
Protected Areas (national & regional parks, nature & biosphere reserves, wilderness areas, natural monuments, national scenic areas, special areas of conservation)
For a complete list of our Protected Areas, look here
Nature/natural world
Patterns in nature
Nature with people
Wild animals > animals
Winter Wonderland

NEWSWORTHY OCCURRENCE/ACTIVITY

PEOPLE (in daily life situations; for people in leisure/travel situations add "-leisure" directly after the keyword in the web address of your browser)
Number of people
No people
1 person
2 people
3 people
4 people
Groups
(5+)
Crowds
(many many people)
Age
Babies (0-23 months)
Children
(2-12 years)
Teenagers (13-17 years)
Young adults (18-29 years)
Mid-adults (30-39 years)
Middle-aged (40-59 years)
Seniors/elderly people
(60+ years)
Gender
Boys
Girls
Men
Women
Ethnicity
Asian
Caucasian
Multiethnic
Native American
Family & Relationship
3 generations
Brother and sister
Brothers
Couples
Daughters
Families
Fathers
Father & child
Friends
Grandchildren
Grandparents
Mothers
Mother & child

Sisters
Sons
Miscellaneous
Artists
Beards
Businessmen/businesswomen
Human skeleton
Local people
Naked/nude
People
Portraits
Rangers (from national park, etc.)
Schoolchild
Students
Tourists
People with ...

People with animals
People & architecture
People in the garden
People & flowers
People in nature
People in Art
Children in art & craft
Men in art
Mother & child in art
People in art
Portraits in art & craft
Women in art
Activities of People
Angling/fishing
At the beach
At work
Bathing
Canoeing/kayaking
City strolling
Chatting/talking
Cleaning
Cycling/mountainbiking
Dancing
Driving a car
Eating or drinking
Enjoying the view
Flying
Having a break
Hiking/trekking
Horse(back) riding
In/at the water
Jumping
Killing
Learning
Flying
Meeting locals
Music making
Motorcycling
People painting
Pleasure boating
Photographing
Pointing
Reading
Selling
Shopping/buying
Shouting
Singing
Smiling
Teaching
Torture
Traveler meeting locals
Walking/strolling (not hiking)
Visiting a tourist site
Waving
('hello'/'goodbye')

PERFORMING ARTS
Dance/Ballet
Living statues
Masks/painted faces
Marionettes/puppet theatre
Music
Operas, Operettas, Musicals
Theatre, Cabaret, Pantomime, Commedia dell’Arte, Puppet theatre

RELIGION
Religion
Types of religion
Christianity
Islam
General religious subjects
Adoration
Cemeteries
Creation
Deity
Devil
Greek mythology
Heaven
Monastery, cloister, nunnery, convent
Monks/nuns
Museums of religion
Offerings (Buddhism, Hinduism)
Pagoda (tiered tower with multiple eaves, often with religious function)
Paradise
Pilgrims
Polytheism/paganism
Prayer
Processions
Priests
Religious festival
Sacred Places
Shamanism/animism
Shrine (structure that houses or has housed a sacred object)
Stupa (mound-like temple structure)
Temple
Worship
Buddhist subjects
Buddha
Buddhism
Nepalese toranas (wood carvings above temple doors)
Prayer flags
Christian subjects
Adam & Eve
Angels (for naked babies and toddlers with wings > look at putti)
Apostle
Bible
Bible stories
Churchgoers
The Cross
Eastern Orthodox
Franciscans, Franciscan
Genesis
God
Hell
Holy Spirit/Holy Ghost
Jesus
Judas
Last Judgment
Lazarus
Liturgy/mass
Luther (topic about Luther)
Madonna/Mary with child
Mary (mother of Jesus)
Mary Magdalene
New Testament
Noah/Noah's Ark
Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
Palm Sunday
Pentecost
Pope
Putti (since the baroque period putti and cherubs are mixed up)
Russian Orthodox
Saint Anthony (the Great)
Saint Christopher
Saint Clare (of Assisi)
Saint Dominic
Saint Francis (of Assisi)
Saint John the Baptist
Saint John the Evangelist
Saint Matthew (the Evangelist)
Saints
Trappist
Bible stories > events in the life of Jesus (by chronology)
Annunciation
Flight to Egypt
Temptation of Jesus
Triumphal entry into Jerusalem
Anointing of Jesus
Last Supper
Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane
Deposition of Christ
Entombment of Christ
Lamentation of Christ
Harrowing of Hell
Resurrection of Christ
Empty Tomb of Christ
Noli me tangere (Mary Magdalene recognizes Jesus after his resurrection))
Ascension of Christ
Church styles
Romanesque , Norman (England)
Eastern Orthodox
Gothic
Renaissance
Baroque
Neoclassical
Revival styles (neogothic, etc., with exception of neoclassical)
Art Nouveau/Jugenstil
Modern
Russian Orthodox
Church subjects
Altarpieces
Chapels
Churches
Church interiors
Wooden churches
Hinduist subjects
Bhairava
Ganesh
Garuda
Hanuman
Hindu god
Hinduism
Holy men
Narasimha
Shiva
Vishnu

SEASONS (only if clearly visible and typical)
Winter
Spring
Summer
Autumn

SPORTS Listed in the Leisure Subjects.

SUN, MOON & STARS
Astrology
Astronomy
Moon in photos and art
Stars in photos and art
Sun in photos and art
Sundials
Sunset/sunrise

TEXTILES & FASHION
Dress & fashion
Conical hats
Dreadlocks
Headgear (bonnets, caps, crowns, fillets, hair covers, hats, headwraps, helmets, turban, wigs and veils, excluding masks)
Masks/painted faces
Period costumes
Shoes
Traditional dress
Textile
Cloth/textile/fabric
Needlework (embroidery, quilting, patchwork, crochet, braiding, knitting, etc.)
Textile art
Textile manufacturing
Wool
(the topic: wool, wool weaving, wool colouring, sheep herding, etc.)
Weaving

TOURISM/TRAVEL/LEISURE This is the largest subject, therefore listed on a separate page. It contains: accomodation, amusement, at the beach, boating, camping, cars, the city, crafts, food & drink, holiday activities, markets, museums, outdoor, people (on holiday/at leisure), sports, typical this and that country, top destinations, transport, villages, waterside, winter holdays.

TRANSPORT Listed in Leisure Subjects.

VINTAGE (= old style)
Vintage
Vintage Advertising
Vintage Boats
Vintage Cars (oldtimers)
Vintage Dolls & Toys
Vintage Fashion
Vintage Food-Beverage
Vintage Magazines
Vintage Photography
Vintage Shipping
Vintage Trains
Vintage Travel


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