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Watchtower Branch Offices (12 July 2014, incl. Warwick Bethel construction)

Watchtower Branch Offices (12 July 2014, incl. Warwick Bethel construction)

Jehovah's Witnesses – Worldwide Watchtower Branch Offices (Bethels) as of 12 July 2014, including the new Warwick Headquarters construction site with construction drawing overlay to learn what will be constructed.

Download the latest version of this file at: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B53yKA_sylV3aWNOblgtelg0SEk&usp=sharing#list

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Watchtower Branch Offices

Watchtower Branch Offices

World Headquarters and world wide Branch Offices of Jehovah's Witnesses (Watchtower Bible and Tract Society). Further informations at http://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/offices/
Rating of 4.2501/12/20144,459Google Earth Logo
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Watchtower Society, Germany

Watchtower Society, Germany

Jehovah's Witnesses - German Branch Office (Selters)
"Wachtturm Bibel- und Traktat-Gesellschaft der Zeugen Jehovas, e.V., Selters"
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New Hope Baptist Church

New Hope Baptist Church

Here sang Whitney Houston as a child in the choir. Here her funeral also took place.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitney_Houston
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Stave churches in Norway

Stave churches in Norway

A stave church is a medieval wooden church with a post and beam construction related to timber framing. The wall frames are filled with vertical planks. The load-bearing posts (stafr in Old Norse, stav in Norwegian) have lent their name to the building technique. Related church types are post churches and churches with palisade walls.

All of the surviving stave churches except o...
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Shree Digambardas Maharah Birth Place

Shree Digambardas Maharah Birth Place

Shree Digambardas Maharaj formed a Charitable Trust 35 years back to uplift the downtrodden Masses in Western India. Today this Charitable organization has benefitted more than 20 million people directly and indirectly.

The Organization called S.V.J. Charitable Trust has a 300 bed Hospital in rural India in the district of Ratnagiri, Western Maharastra, an elementary school which...
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Iskcon Temple, Bengaluru

Iskcon Temple, Bengaluru

Sri Sri Radha Krishna Chandra Temple is accredited for having the ISKCON's largest temple complex in the world. Located at Harekrishna hill, West of Chord Road, Rajajinagar Bangalore, karnatak state, India. It was built in 1997. The attraction is the neo-classical style of architecture. Being made by the Iskcon cult, the magnificent shrine is commonly known as Iskcon Temple. The colossal shrin...
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Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur

Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur

Brihadeeswara Temple or Peruvudaiyaar Koyil is located at Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. It is also known as Rajarajeswaram and is the world's first complete granite temple and a brilliant example of the major heights achieved by Cholas kingdom Vishwakarmas in temple architecture. It is a tribute and a reflection of the power of its patron RajaRaja Chola I. It remains as one of the greatest glor...
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St. Philomena Church, Mysore

St. Philomena Church, Mysore

St. Philomena's church is a church built in the honour of St. Philomena in the Diocese of Mysore, India. It was constructed in 1936 using a Neo Gothic style and its architecture was inspired by the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. Saint Philomena is a saint and martyr of the Roman Catholic Church. She is said to have been a young Greek princess martyred in the 4th century. The remains of a teenage...
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Chamundi Hills, Mysore

Chamundi Hills, Mysore

The Chamundi Hills are located in Mysore, Karnataka, India. Its average elevation is 1,000 meters. According to legend, the demon Mahishasura, king of the area that is currently Mysore, was killed by the Goddess Chamundi after a fierce battle. The hills are named after the goddess, and a temple honors her in the hills. The temple has a beautiful idol of the goddess. The temple has always been p...
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Murudeshwara temple, Murudeshwara

Murudeshwara temple, Murudeshwara

Murudeshwara temple, Murudeshwara, Bhatkal, North Karnataka, India. It is located 130 km from Karwar & 145 km from Mangalore, in the middle of Western Ghats, near the Arabian Sea. The most attractive Bhatkal Beach is also a beautiful holy place of Murudeshwar & there is a gorgeous temple on top of small hill by the shore. With the beautiful sea which flow towards the west & rising a...
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Twin Pagodas of Guilin

Twin Pagodas of Guilin

Guilin Twin Pagodas of Sun and Moon (Riyue Shuangta) are located in Guilin City, the Twin Pagodas of Sun and Moon is a copper-made pagoda constructed in the center of the Shanlu Lake. The 9 floor tower reaches 41 meters high. Meanwhile, the nearby Moon Pagoda is a 7 floor glass-made tower measuring 35 meters high. The 2 Pagodas are connected at the bottom by a tunnel at the bottom of Shanlu Lak...
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Shringeri temple

Shringeri temple

Shringeri temple is located in Shringeri town, Chikmagalur district, Karnataka state, India. It was established by great sage, Adi Shankaracharya, Hindu theologian and exponent of the Advaita Vedanta philosophy, in the 8th century C.E. It is located on the banks of the river Tunga. According to legend, sage Adi Shankaracharya had selected the site as the place to stay and teach his disciples, ...
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Akshardham temple,  Gandhinagar

Akshardham temple, Gandhinagar

Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar is one of the largest temples in the Indian state of Gujarat. A gold-leafed idol of Lord Swaminarayan, 2.1 metres in height is the focal point of the complex. A magnificently carved stone structure stands amid sprawling gardens. 6,000 tonnes of pink sandstone was used in building the monument. The beautiful monument came to international attention when 2 heavily...
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Via Francigena Way of Rome

Via Francigena Way of Rome

'All roads lead to Rome' (Omnes viae Romam perducunt)
once upon a time this was not so far from the truth. In the Middle Ages pilgrims converged on the spiritual home of European christianity from all over the continent, upon arrival in Italy following the route that linked Rome with Canterbury - the Via Francigena, which, together with the Camino de Santiago, was the principal spiritua...
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Knights of the Temple church in Ormelle

Knights of the Temple church in Ormelle

In Ormelle it remains one of the few Knights of the Temple churches still maintaining main part of the original structure. The church it was part of a Templar Mansio, created along the small river Lia. After the ban of the Temple order, the Mansio it was passed in property to the Order of Saint John Knights.
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Church on the Move

Church on the Move

It's not every day a building just ups and moves... especially not when it's a 1,500-ton church.

But that was exactly what happened to the Cathedral of St Dominic in Fuzhou, China today.
Part of the church building was taken 75.6m (248ft) from its original position to move it out of the way of a construction project.
The accommodation for priests will then be rot...
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Shiite Holy Sites

Shiite Holy Sites

I was hoping to find a KMZ file of all the holy sites of Shia Islam, and when I couldn't find an existing one, I created one, using a variety of documents. I've tried to include as many as possible, the only ones that are missing are a cemetery outside Makkah which the Saudi regime demolished, and the countless tombs of the Imamzadeh throughout Iran and Iraq. But I have included most of the Tom...
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Palais des Papes

Palais des Papes

The Palais des Papes is a historical palace in Avignon, southern France, one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe.

Since 1995, the palais des Papes is classified with the historic center of Avignon, on the World Heritage Site of the UNESCO, with cultural criteria i, ii and iv.

Avignon became the residence of the Popes in 1309, when ...
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Silent Night Chapel where the Christmas carol first was sung

Silent Night Chapel where the Christmas carol first was sung

This is the birthplace of the Christmas carol "Stille Nacht" (Silent Night), which was first performed at the former St. Nikola parish church by the school master Franz Gruber and the young priest Joseph Mohr on Christmas Eve 1818, from where it spread out to the world. As in the 1890s several floods of the Salzach river destroyed large parts of Oberndorf, the church was finally demol...
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House where the lyrics to Stille Nacht (Silent Night) was written

House where the lyrics to Stille Nacht (Silent Night) was written

In a now non existing house at the chrch of Mariapfarr the Austrian priest Joseph Mohr wrote the text to the most famous Christmas Carol, Stille Nacht or Silent Night in english in 1816 and Franz Xaver Gruber made the music to it. Christmas 1818 it was sung for the first time in public at a chapel in Oberndorf near Salzburg.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Night
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St Pirans Churches near Mount

St Pirans Churches near Mount

Now lying buried under the wind blown sands of Perran Bay, St Piran’s Oratory is considered as one of the most important early Christian sites in Britain. It was allegedly built in about the eighth century by St Piran and consists of a compact rectangular building with a small nave and chancel, possibly separated by a wooden rood screen. A stone bench runs round the whole interior and there are...
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Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey is a ruined Benedictine abbey sited on the East Cliff, 199 steps above Whitby harbour in North Yorkshire on the north-east coast of England.

It was founded in 657 AD by the Anglo-Saxon King of Northumbria, Oswy (Oswiu) as Streoneshalh (the historical name of the town Whitby where the abbey is located). He appointed Lady Hilda, abbess of Hartlepool Abbey and niece of ...
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Buildwas Abbey

Buildwas Abbey

Buildwas Abbey is located along the banks of the River Severn in Buildwas, Shropshire, England, about two miles west of Ironbridge.

The Cistercian Abbey of St Mary and St Chad was founded in 1135 by Roger de Clinton, Bishop of Coventry (1129–1148) as a Savignac monastery and was inhabited by a small community of monks from Furness Abbey. The stone from which it was built was quar...
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Binham Priory

Binham Priory

St Mary's Priory, Binham, or Binham Priory, is a ruined Benedictine priory located in the village of Binham in the English county of Norfolk. Today the nave of the much larger priory church has become the Church of St. Mary and the Holy Cross and is still used as a place of worship. The remains of the priory are in the care of English Heritage.

The priory was founded in the late ...
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