Sightseeing placemarks that don't fit into any of the other sightseeing categories.|
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|A tall copper smelter stack dominates the Port Kembla skyline. When the old copper smelter closed a few years ago, the local community breathed a sigh of relief. Bad practices, including the smelting of scrap copper, plastic coatings and all, had meant that the emissions from the stack were particularly noxious. Residents had suffered the health effects for years but because it is a working cla...||11/04/2007||335|
|Model village of Bourton on the Water located in middle of the village of Bourton on the Water||11/03/2007||885|
|Pendennis shipyard, Falmouth||11/02/2007||426|
|Full size working model of a Trebuchet, a medieaval slingshot, at Warwick castle||11/01/2007||469|
|Rifle ranges at Wedgenock , north of Warwick. Origianlly built for Royal Warwickshire regiment who were based at nearby Budbroke Barracks.||11/01/2007||379|
|Wineyard at Halfpenny Green, Shropshire, Home of Europes most Northerly Red Wine.||10/28/2007||331|
|Organized by Q-Dance every year, a 16 hours Houseparty|
Bunkers, ammunition depots and a huge hangar on a derelict army base, just over the German border, Q-BASE festival.
Open doors at 4 in the afternoon til 8 the next morning.
|A landmark Kappelns is the herring fence. The Kappelner herring fence is the only still functioning herring fence in completely Europe. Its age becomes estimated on over 500 years. The herring time around the Osterfeiertage mad itself the herrings in the fence and can become so simply imprisoned. The suitable city celebration in addition is called completely fitting herring days and always take...||10/25/2007||413|
|On the 17. November 1990, a forty-foot sperm whale got stranded om the beach near Nymindegab. The dead whale, weighing in at 25 tons, was such a tourist attraction that it was talked of as far away as Copenhagen, and scientist from the Zoological Museum there decided to have a closer look at the big fish. After the whale had been dissected, the skeleton was transported to Copenhagen, where it w...||10/21/2007||472|
|Lybian irrigated fields are set like an arabic sentence. Who can decrypt it?||10/20/2007||1,218|
|Onera wind tunnel un Savoie, France.|
The big building is sub sonic wind tunnel as the smaller (left)is for hypersonic wind generation. The wind tunnel was originally built by Germany during WWII, and taken as war compensation by allied then built as identic in this valley.
|In the little village of Juvre a fence made of whalejaws stands.|
It was build in 1772 at the time when a lot of sailors on the island Romo were whalers and took part in the whaning around Greenland.
At that time stones and wood weren't available so they had to use other, unusual, materials. Whalebones.
The fence is preserved and under protection of the Danish Nation...
|In a once-lost forest in Africa, six animal species new to science have been discovered, members of a two-month expedition now reveal, including a bat, a rodent, two shrews and two frogs. |
|The defense line of Antwerp consists of 30 fortifications in two rings around the city. This defenceline to defend the city, was build between 1859 and 1914. Together they form a 95 kilometer wide ring around Antwerp.||10/17/2007||952|
|This is the Defense line of Amsterdam (in Dutch named Stelling van Amsterdam) is a 135 km long ring of fortifications around Amsterdam, consisting of 42 forts located between 10 to 15 kilometers the centre.||10/11/2007||790|
|The New Dutch Waterline reaches from the Zuiderzee to the Biesbosch and was once an important part in the defence of the Netherlands. The Dutch flooded the area's between the fortifications to keep enemies away from Amsterdam.||10/11/2007||2,117|
|Have a look at all the windmills found in the Netherlands!|
there are about 950 windmills in this file and they are all listed with their actual names. This one took me a long time, so enjoy!
|The Largest Motorcycle Club In The World||10/07/2007||374|
|A random single-colored box in the desert of New Mexico. Looks sort of as if its censoring something.||10/04/2007||1,263|
|Like the title suggest, this is a clover-shaped pool in Egypt.||09/22/2007||512|
|Found two spots in the middle of the ocean, maybe not the most interesting sight, but is a detailed view of the middle of the ocean.||09/21/2007||1,898|
|A SPOOKY signal box at Naworth is being investigated by a ghost hunter after its eerie atmosphere left a rail worker trembling.|
A Ghost hunter believes that eerie sounds could be linked to a tragic accident in August 1926 when two children aged seven and 12 were among the nine people killed in a crash between a train and a coach. Six others were seriously injured.
|Fire training helicopter and plane dummies used at Dyce Airport.||09/18/2007||745|
|This smokestack is the tallest free standing structure west of the Mississippi River and the fourth tallest smokestack in the world. It is 1215 feet high and has a diameter of 120 feet at the bottom. It is located near Magna, Utah.||09/18/2007||922|
|A bunch of tanks at Duxford Airport, UK.||09/16/2007||774|