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Cap Finisterre, Spain - End of the Camino de Santiago

Cap Finisterre, Spain - End of the Camino de Santiago

The Camino de Santiago through Northern Spain is the longest footpath in the world. Cap Finisterre is the end of the Camino, "the road under the stars." Pilgrims in the medieval world followed the pale arm of Milky Way. It pointed to the edge of the known world: Cap Finisterre, Galicia. Galicia has a very Celtic landscape.

On Nov. 11, 2002 there occurred a huge oil-tanker disaster (the ...
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Project Chariot

Project Chariot

Proposed Cold War nuclear site

O'Neill, Dan. The Firecracker Boys. St Martin's Press, 1994.

http://arcticcircle.uconn.edu/VirtualClassroom/Chariot/chariotresources.html

see also http://rekel.nl/Alaska/alaska97/point_hope.htm
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McNair Barracks, Berlin, Germany

McNair Barracks, Berlin, Germany

Previous posting of McNair Barracks may have been mislabeled. Here is the correct location.
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Prague - Praha - Bila Hora - mohyla (White Mountain - the tumulus)

Prague - Praha - Bila Hora - mohyla (White Mountain - the tumulus)

The Battle of White Mountain, November 8, 1620 ("Bl hora" is White Mountain in Czech) was an early battle in the Thirty Years' War in which an army of 20,000 Bohemians and mercenaries under Christian of Anhalt were routed by 25,000 men of the combined armies of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor under Karel Bonaventura Buquoy and of the Catholic League under Johan Tzerclaes, Count of Tilly at C...
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San Jacinto Monument, Texas

San Jacinto Monument, Texas

The San Jacinto Monument is a 171 meter high column topped with a 220 ton star that commemorates the site of the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution.
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Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles, CA

From this point going west, you find the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard. Embedded with more than 2,000 celebrity-names as a tribute to performers and others within show business. Created in 1958 to give Hollywood a face-lift. In 1978, the City of Los Angeles designated the Walk of Fame as a Cultural/Historic Landmark.
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Prague - Praha - Vysehrad

Prague - Praha - Vysehrad

Ancient legends situate the original seat of the Czech princes - the legendary Princess Libuse and the first Przemyslides - on the hill. In fact, however, this fort had not been founded until the Prague Castle was already in existence, since it dates back to the mid-10th century. In the latter half of the 11th and in the 12th century Vysehrad used to be the Przemyslides princes' main residence ...
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Trier, Viehmarkt Thermen (Cattle Market Spa)

Trier, Viehmarkt Thermen (Cattle Market Spa)

A roman bath under a Glas Cube in the oldest city of Germany.
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Clay Headquarters, Berlin, Germany

Clay Headquarters, Berlin, Germany

The General Lucius D. Clay Headquarters compound for the United States Army, Berlin, was located at the corner of Clayallee and Saargemuender Strasse in Dahlem, a sub-district of Zehlendorf.

This district, built up mainly between the turn of the century and the late 1930's, was the location of many villas built by wealthy industrialists and financiers.

The Clay Hea...
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McNair Barracks, Berlin, Germany

McNair Barracks, Berlin, Germany

Barracks of the US Berlin Brigade (BBDE).

First US troops in Berlin were from the 2nd "Hell on Wheels" Armored Division who were soon replaced by elements of the 82nd "All American" Airborne Division and 78th "Lightening" Infantry Division. Shortly, these two divisions were withdrawn; replaced by the 3rd "Old Guard" Infantry Regiment which was inactivated in 1946. 3rd Battalion, ...
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August Revolution

August Revolution

This is the August Kranti Park (August Revolution) in Mumbai,India. This is the place where in August 1942, Gandhi asked the British to "quit" India. This revolution was hence forward known as the "Quit India Movement". A pillar commemmorating the event can be seen on the right. The empty ground on the left is still used by political parties for rallies and speeches.
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Horniman Circle

Horniman Circle

The Horniman Circle Gardens is a large park in South Mumbai, India which encompasses an area of 12,081 square yards (10,101 m). It is situated in the Fort district in Mumbai and is surrounded by the country's premiere banks. The area was initially called as Bombay Greens in the 18th century. It was originally meant to be a large open space with grand buildings in the middle of the walled city....
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Place where Rosa Luxemburg was murdered, 1919, Berlin, Germany

Place where Rosa Luxemburg was murdered, 1919, Berlin, Germany

Place where political theorist and revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg's body was dropped into the river (after being "battered to death with rifle butts" by right-wing Freikorps militia troops) in 1919.
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Notorious America, Vol. 2

Notorious America, Vol. 2

sites of death, murder, and mayhem: John Denver's plane crash, Ted Kazcinski's office, Rodney King & more!
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US-Radarstation Berlin-Teufelsberg

US-Radarstation Berlin-Teufelsberg

US-Radarstation Berlin-Teufelsberg
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Millbrook Village, NJ

Millbrook Village, NJ

Millbrook Village, located in the NJ side of the Delaware Water Gap. Its a great little restored village, dating to the 1850's.
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Bethlehem Star

Bethlehem Star

The Bethlehem, PA star, which is lit up everynight and can be seen for miles around.
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The Monument

The Monument

202 foot tall column marking the source of the Great Fire of London, September 2nd 1666. A superb 360 degree panorama from the viewing platform is online at http://www.urban75.org/vista/monument.html.
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Captain Cook monument, Kurnell, AU

Captain Cook monument, Kurnell, AU

Captain Cook monument, Kurnell peninsula, Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia. The place where Captain Cook first set foot on Australian soil. A place of great historic importance that has been allowed to be used as an industrial site, for landfill and sewage discharge.
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Afrikaans Language Monument

Afrikaans Language Monument

On the hills above Paarl lies the Afrikaans Language Monument, erected in 1975. It is (apparently) the only monument in the world dedicated to a language.
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Place de la Bastille

Place de la Bastille

Paris, France. Birthplace of French Revolution in 1789. On the left, the Opera Bastille was built on the site of the former jailhouse.
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Flamingo Rd , Koval Lane and Tupac

Flamingo Rd , Koval Lane and Tupac

Rap singer Tupac was shot in a car while stopped at a red light at the intersction of Flamingo Rd and Koval Lane . He lived for 6 days in a drug induced coma before dying on Friday 13th, September 1996 .
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Robert F Kennedy Assassination Package

Robert F Kennedy Assassination Package

In 1968 Robert F Kennedy was shot by Sirhan Sirhan at the Ambassador Hotel , he was taken to the Central Receiving Hospital and the later to the Good Samaritan Hospital where he died .
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Patio do Colegio

Patio do Colegio

On January 25th, 1554, the city of Sao Paulo was founded at this site (Padre Anchieta "hands").
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Kings Blockhouse, Cape Town

Kings Blockhouse, Cape Town

Following their invasion in 1795, the British realized that the shoulder of mountain on Devil's Peak was a key point in their defenses, and built the King's Blockhouse. The Queens blockhouse fell into disrepair, but this one is still in good condition.
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