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Ancient Thule-people settlement

Ancient Thule-people settlement

The Thule (pronounced /ˈtuːliː/) or proto-Inuit were the ancestors of all modern Inuit. They developed in coastal Alaska by AD 1000 and expanded eastwards across Canada, reaching Greenland by the 13th century.[1] In the process, they replaced people of the earlier Dorset culture that had previously inhabited the region. The appellation "Thule" originates from the location of Thul...
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Abandoned city Thule

Abandoned city Thule

This is the origin city of Thule in Greenland. 1953 132 inuit hunters were relocated by force by the danish government because it had given the are at the US authorities to build Dundas AFB. They had 4 days to move away to a new place 140 km up north to Qaanaaq, a place with lesser possibilities for hunting and fishing.

The displaced Thule hunters and their descendants has for ye...
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Dash 7 at Thule AFB

Dash 7 at Thule AFB

One of the six Dash 7's owned by Air Greenland.
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Nuuk Cathedral

Nuuk Cathedral

Or just Church of our Savior (Vor Frelser Kirke) is the cathedral of Greenland. It was build 1849.

Up to 1993 the cathedral of Greenland was the same as in Copenhagen, but by law Vor Frelse Kirke became cathedral of Greenland. The first bishop was Kristian Mørk (1994) but 1995 Sofie Petersen became bishop at the age of 39. She is a native of Greenland and was also the second fema...
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Bien Hoa Air Base

Bien Hoa Air Base

Bien Hoa Air Base is a Vietnam People's Air Force (Khong Quan Nhan Dan Viet Nam) military airfield located in South-Central southern Vietnam about 20 miles (30 kilometers) from Saigon near the city of Bien Hoa within Dong Nai Province.

During the Vietnam Wars (1955-1975), the base was used by the Republic of Vietnam Air Force Force (VNAF). The United States used it as a major bas...
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Communication antennas in Nuuk

Communication antennas in Nuuk

To keep up all communication in Greenland a set of antennas and satellite dishes were set at each city and village of Greenland.

These ones in Nuuk are for TV from Denmark but also for phones and Internet. From here the signals go down to Tele Greenlands distribution center to the left and then sent throughout Greenland.

To reach every part of Greenland Tele Greenl...
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Greenlands Parliament in Nuuk

Greenlands Parliament in Nuuk

The Parliament of Greenland (Kalaallisut: Kalaallit Nunaanni Inatsisartut; Danish: Grønlands Landsting) is the legislature (in this case, a parliament) in the government of Greenland, an autonomous province of Denmark. The government of Greenland is also called Home Rule of Greenland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parliament_of_Greenland
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U.S Air Force

U.S Air Force

Big label for this airbase. Telling everybodt this is a U.S Air Force base. 48.9 Smoots long (that would be 8,322 cm or 273 feet). This is Hill Air Force Base. (not labeled by Google Earth, but that's what the roof says.)
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Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ)

Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ)

Main airport of Greenland in the bottom of the Fjord of the same name, also called Sondre Stromfjord.

1941 the US Airforce build a landing strip here for planes going to raids in Europe. 1960 it was opened as public airport too. 1992 the US forces left the base and it was handed over to the authorities of Greenland.
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Two Dash-7 at Nuuk Airport

Two Dash-7 at Nuuk Airport

Air Greenland has 6 Dash-7 planes in their fleet.

All transportation between cities in Greenland is carried out by either plane, helicopter or ship because there aren't any roads between them.
And because of this it's VERY expensive to travel around Greenland.
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Sheppard Air Force Base

Sheppard Air Force Base

Sheppard Air Force Base is a 5,500-acre technical training base, employing 7,400 military and civilian personnel.
The base was set-up in October 17, 1941.
Today, Sheppard is the largest US training base and home to the 82nd Training Wing and 80th Flying Training Wing.
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Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, CA

Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, CA

USAF United States Air Force Base Travis - Fairfield, CA. If you look closely you will see the on-base air museum which includes a B-52 Stratofortress amongst its great vintage war plane collection.
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