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Yantra Mandir Observatory in Ujjain

Yantra Mandir Observatory in Ujjain

The Yantra Mandir (commonly known as the Jantar Mantar) is an equinoctial dial, consisting a gigantic triangular gnomon with the hypotenuse parallel to the Earth's axis. On either side of the gnomon is a quadrant of a circle, parallel to the plane of the equator. The instrument is intended to measure the time of day, correct to half a second, and declination of the Sun and the other heavenly bo...
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Man Singh Observatory, Varanasi

Man Singh Observatory, Varanasi

This is the Man Singh Observatory in Varanasi. It's similar to the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur and New Delhi and the Yantra Mandir in Ujjain.

http://asi.nic.in/asi_monu_tktd_up_mansingh.asp
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Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur

Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur

The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II at his then new capital of Jaipur between 1727 and 1733. It is modelled after the one that he had built for him at the then Mughal capital of Delhi. He had constructed a total of five such labs at different locations, including the ones at Delhi and Jaipur. The Jaipur observatory is the l...
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Smallest house in Denmark

Smallest house in Denmark

In Smedegade, Aeroskobing, you can see the smallest house in Denmark. It's called Dukkehuset, the doll house. When you stand next to it you know why.

It's 26 m2 and housed years ago a family of 8. Today it's used as holiday apartment.

It's also one one the most photographed houses in Denmark.
No rating yet08/14/2007871Google Earth Logo
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Copenhagen Airport old terminal

Copenhagen Airport old terminal

This building was designed by the danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen and was build between 1937-39 and was in use from 1939 to 1960 when the new terminal 2 was opened. It was the first terminal in Copenhagen Airport.

1999 it was moved to the new place because it was too small as terminal for the expanding airport.

The building is listed as historic building.
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Bell tower in Lake Resia

Bell tower in Lake Resia

This bell tower is the remains of the church of the village Alt Graun (Curon Antica).

The village was abandoned 1953 and demolished when the dam at Resia was completed and the new lake Rechensee (Lago di Resia was made.

But all began 1939 when the fascist government changed the water level by 17 meters without asking the citisens or having prooved it by law. They e...
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San Juan National Historic Site

San Juan National Historic Site

San Juan National Historic Site in San Juan, Puerto Rico includes colonial-era forts, bastions, powder houses, and three fourths of the old city wall.
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Beverly House Compound

Beverly House Compound

Located 3 blocks north of the Beverly Hills Hotel on approx 6.25 acres of land and approx 75,000 sf of living space of all structures. Formerly owned by William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davies, Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy honeymooned there. This has just been listed for an all-time U.S. listing record of $165 million.
No rating yet07/30/20072,786Google Earth Logo
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Alsion in Sonderborg

Alsion in Sonderborg

Alsion is the new place of the university but also contains the science center, the railway station of Sonderborg. But also one of the most modern concert halls in Europe housing the South Jutland Symfonic Orchestra.
No rating yet07/02/2007303Google Earth Logo
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Ospedale San Paolo, Milano

Ospedale San Paolo, Milano

St. Paul's Hospital. Milan, Italy
No rating yet06/16/2007392Google Earth Logo
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30 tallest buildings in Latinamerica

30 tallest buildings in Latinamerica

I listed, from the shortest to the tallest, the top 30 buildings in Latinamerica, interesting to see the race to the skies in this region.
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Ulug Begs Observatory Samarkand Uzbekistan

Ulug Begs Observatory Samarkand Uzbekistan

Ulug Begs Observatory Samarkand Uzbekistan
Ulug Begs Observatorium
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Yokohama Port Symbol Tower

Yokohama Port Symbol Tower

This white tower on Honmoku Pier with an observation lounge at a height of 36.5 meters offers a panoramic view of Yokohama Port.
No rating yet05/10/2007407Google Earth Logo
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Smoke on the water - Firedisaster in Montreux

Smoke on the water - Firedisaster in Montreux

In december 4th. 1971 during a concert by Frank Zappa a fire occured. Zappa shouted "FIRE" but the audience thaught it was a part of the gig. Someone had lit the ceiling with a flare-gun. The casino burned down.

At the concert were also the band Deep Purple who had in mind to make their 1972 released LP "Machine Head" at the casino. But they had to go to a clo...
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Dubai Creek Tower

Dubai Creek Tower

117 meters
Built in 1996
25 stories
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=107790
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Heritage House Dubai

Heritage House Dubai

Heritage House was built in 1890 as the home of a wealthy Iranian merchant. In 1910, it became the home of Sheikk Ahmed bin Dalmouk, a famous pearl merchant in Dubai. Heritage House is located on the Deira side of Dubai creek.
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Al-Falsaliah Tower Riyadh

Al-Falsaliah Tower Riyadh

Al-Falsaliah Tower Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Turning Torso, Malmo, Sweden

Turning Torso, Malmo, Sweden

The Turning Torso in Malmo, Sweden is designed by Santiago Calatrava. It is the second tallest apartment building in Europe and tallest in the Scandinavian region.
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Top 10 Tallest Buildings 2007

Top 10 Tallest Buildings 2007

These are the top 10 of the tallest buildings in the world in 2007
collected by Calenglinnar
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Colani-UFO

Colani-UFO

The Colani-UFO is a part of the Technologizentrum Lünec. More inforamtions in german and a picture you find here:
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colani-Ei

It's a science-center placed at the top of an old pit head frame. It is a very unique building made by the german designer Luigi Colani.
No rating yet03/24/2007488Google Earth Logo
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Grand Canion Skywalk

Grand Canion Skywalk

The Grand Canion Skywalk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Canyon_Skywalk
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Conde-sur-Escaut enclosure

Conde-sur-Escaut enclosure

The old city of Conde-sur-Escaut built by vikings in 850 was fortified by Vauban in 1678 and stand as a major place in the Northern fortification belt of France.
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Cultural Centrum of Uccle

Cultural Centrum of Uccle

One of the most important cultural centrum in Brussels, situated in Uccle, "Rue Rouge" (Red Street :-))
No rating yet02/28/2007277Google Earth Logo
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Flying Saucer now McDonalds

Flying Saucer now McDonalds

I Visited the flying saucer ages ago I Gather it is now a Mcdonalds
Rating of 501/31/2007370Google Earth Logo
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Hakons Hall in Bergen

Hakons Hall in Bergen

Hakons Hall was erected during the reign of King Hakon Hakonsson between 1247-1261. It was the largest and most imposing building of the royal residency in the 13th century when Bergen was the political center of Norway.
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