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Travel Photos of the Week: June 4-10

A boat leaves the Venice Marina at sunrise for open waters. The early bird gets the worm. Or, in this case, the early-rising sports fisherman gets the best spot and may bring in an impressive haul. (Mark Boster / LAT)
A smashed fishing vessel and other wreckage litter a swampy area near the marina. Katrina left a mess, and it’s still visible throughout southern Louisiana. (Mark Boster / LAT)
A pelican is silhouetted against a full moon. The Louisiana wildlife is bouncing back in the wake of Katrina. (Mark Boster / LAT)
The moon casts an eerie blue glow over a wrecked fishing boat and other debris left by Katrina in a southern Louisiana swamp. (Mark Boster / LAT)
A flock of seagulls? Try a flock of pelicans instead. Several representatives of the state bird roost on the wood piles at Venice Marina as another dawn breaks on southern Louisiana. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Morning mist envelops the restored big house at Woodland Plantation near West Pointe a la Hache, La. The home, which sits on the west bank of the Mississippi, is now a bed-and-breakfast that serves anglers returning to the mouth of the Mississippi to get in some sports fishing. The house may look familiar — a black-and-white drawing of it is featured on the labels of bottles of Southern Comfort. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Brandon Carter hooks up with a redfish where the Mississippi River meets up with the Gulf of Mexico, a place known as “the end of the world.” (Mark Boster / LAT)
A quick one day tour around Dubrovnik with Croatian native Tatiana Cameron led Denny Brouchard to frame this shot of Cameron’s sons running through the streets near the ancient wall that encircles Croatia’s capital. (Denny Brouchard)
A sign featuring a bathing beauty swinging on a clock pendulum is among the museum’s many historic neon signs. (Robert Ziebell / Cinelandia.com)
PORTLAND: Clean, crisp air makes it a must-smell. Pictured: Portland’s downtown skyline, viewed from across the Willamette River. (Richard Cummins / Lonely Planet)
CHARLOTTE: It might be a little too high on this list, but I’ve never had a bad time there. Pictured: Construction workers and the Charlotte, N.C., skyline are reflected in the windows of the Moorehead Corporate Plaza. (Patrick Schneider / AP)
SEATTLE: Clean, crisp air makes it a must-smell. Pictured: Seattle’s 607-foot Space Needle, built for the 1962 World’s Fair. (Lawrence K. Ho / LAT)
The Boneyard Neon Museum houses a collection of non-restored historic neon signs that once lit up the streets of Las Vegas. The signs have been donated or loaned by individuals, businesses and sign companies. (Robert Ziebell / Cinelandia.com)
Works of artist Nall hang inside the terminal of Pisa Airport near the ticketing gates. (Pisa International Airport)
The contemporary lobby of the Keating, a high-concept hotel set in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter, sets a hot, cutting-edge tone. The hotel is the creation of Italian car-design company Pininfarina. On a recent stay, Times staff writer Valli Herman found examples of brilliant design and clever interpretations of car culture, as well as anemic amenities and scant service. (The Keating)