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Maximo Gomez Monument,Havana, Cuba

Maximo Gomez Monument,Havana, Cuba

Maximo Gomez born 1836 - died 1905. As commander in chief of the Cuban revolutionary forces, Maximo Gomez y Baez led his armies through the defeat of the Ten Years' War (1868 -1878) as well as their triumph in the Cuban revolution against Spain 20 years later.
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Iroquois Village, Milton

Iroquois Village, Milton

This fifteenth century Iroquoian village was reconstructed on the original site, after a study of sediment from Crawford Lake led to its discovery.
No rating yet10/19/2005498Google Earth Logo
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Golden Pavilion, Kyoto

Golden Pavilion, Kyoto

The Kinkakuji temple of the Golden Pavilion was constructed in Kyoto's northern hills in 1398 by Yoshimitsu, the third Ashikaga shogun, it was once part of a much larger villa complex.
Rating of 3.510/18/2005473Google Earth Logo
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Konrad Zuse Zentrum , Berlin

Konrad Zuse Zentrum , Berlin

Konrad Zuse (June 22, 1910 in Berlin December 18, 1995) was a German engineer and computer pioneer. His greatest achievement was the completion of the first functional tape-stored-program-controlled computer, the Z3, in 1941. The Z3 is sometimes claimed to be "first computer" as such, though this depends on complex and subtle definitional issues, as the machine was not truly general-purpose i...
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Hotel Palestine, Baghdad

Hotel Palestine, Baghdad

The "famous" Hotel Palestine at the river Tigris in the center of Bagdad. During the second Gulf War home of many foreign reporters. Shot by an american tank on April 8, 2003. Two european journalists were killed.

More information at:
http://prairieweather.typepad.com/big_blue_stem/2005/03/regarding_48200.html
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/...
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Drakes Island, Plymouth

Drakes Island, Plymouth

Drake's Island is a 2.6 ha island lying in Plymouth Sound. It was from here that Drake sailed in 1577 to return in 1580 having circumnavigated the world. In 1583 Drake was made governor of the island.
No rating yet10/11/2005430Google Earth Logo
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Royal Citadel, Plymouth

Royal Citadel, Plymouth

Plymouth's Royal Citadel was built in the late 1660s as King Charles II decided it was necessary after the Dutch Wars of 1664-67 to realise the importance of Plymouth as a channel port.
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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 ...
No rating yet10/07/2005746Google Earth Logo
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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.
No rating yet09/29/2005361Google Earth Logo
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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.
No rating yet09/19/2005386Google Earth Logo
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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.
No rating yet09/15/2005327Google Earth Logo
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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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