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|Here is "Dubai Camel Racecourse", NOT " The Nad Al Sheba Horse Racecourt". The "Nad Al Sheba Horse Racecourt" is one mile to the east.|
The Dubai Camel Racecourse plays host to the popular local sport of camel racing held on Thursdays and Fridays. The camel racing season runs from November to March and begin early in the morning until mid-afternoon.
|In 1667 the Dutch raided the Medway, then protected only by Upnor Castle. This started a program of work to protect Chatham dockyard with the addition of Cockham Wood and Gillingham Forts which were built in 1669 and later in 1756 the Cumberland lines, defences around the dockyard, and Fort Amherst. Forts Pitt and Clarence were added in 1805 and then a ring of forts was built around the south, ...||12/15/2005||434|
|A little Marrakech in the barren south of Morocco, a town of red pisÚ, known for its camel market and guedra dancers.||08/24/2005||573|
|3 ro-ro ships, a small ship and a cruiser (two of them under construction and three others having maintenance).||10/04/2005||367|
|Imported car storage at Royal Portbury Dockyard, Bristol, UK. Note the latest shipments rolling off the nearby ship.||02/03/2006||382|
The Volkswerft is a shipyard in the hanseatic city of Stralsund and was founded 1945. It is spezialized in container ships and supply vessels.
|This is the area where most of Indias Naval vessels are docked. It also has the oldest Dry docks in Asia. A region, which most people would not get a glimpse of. Thank You Google!||10/01/2005||794|
|A city in Russia with a nice harbour. In Severodvinsk there is a military dockyard. The indian aircraft carrier Vikramaditya is modified there.|
Picture came from: http://www.globalsecurity.org/
|Portsmouth Dockyard has been at the forefront of maritime technological developments since it was the site of the world's first dry dock in 1495.|
That was followed in the 1690s by the first stone wet and dry docks which can still be seen today, one being the home to HMS Victory and another to Mary Rose.
|HMS UNICORN was designed as one of the last of the successful Leda class frigates, 150 feet long in the hull and armed with 46 guns, Unicorns's keel was laid in February 1822 on No. 4 slip in the Royal Dockyard at Chatham, and she was launched on 30th March 1824.||05/04/2006||325|
|Airplane on the top of a builiding in Manhattan.|
The biplane on the roof sculpture was designed by some guy named Rudolph de Harak and executed by the sculptor William Tarr in 1969 (thanks Jack Ryan).
Apparently it's a full-size model of a WW1 Sopwith Camel, complete with runway. It was put there to amuse inhabitants of surrounding scyscrapers, notably the WTC.
...the biplane ...
|Manfred von Richthofen was killed just after 11 a.m. on 21 April 1918, while flying over Morlancourt Ridge, near the Somme River.|
At the time, the Baron had been pursuing (at very low altitude) a Sopwith Camel piloted by a novice Canadian pilot, Lieutenant Wilfrid "Wop" May of No. 209 Squadron, Royal Air Force. In turn, the Baron was spotted and briefly attacked by a Camel pilote...