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|In France few big hangars had been built, because with the ôSpiesö there was only one attempt to built a rigid airship. Nevertheless at the end of the First World War an airship station for rigid airships was built in Cuers-Pierrefeu by adding the parts of smaller hangars to two big ones. |
At the airport at Paris-Orly two concrete hangars (demolished in 1942) were built between 1...
|This is all there is to see of the site of an airship station from the 1920s. The circular concrete circles were the bases of gas tanks and water tanks. All traces of the huge hangars have long since disappeared.|
In 1915, during the First World War, the British Admiralty needed a suitable site in north-east England for a new airship station, to protect the ports and ships from th...
|The Zoological Garden in Riga, Capitol of Lettland, was founded 1912,as the first zoo within the Baltic states. 16,4 hectares it exhibits 2200 animals covering 400 species, including 110 species of mammals. The Riga Zoo is home to 41 of the species listed on the IUCN Red data book of Endangered and Extinct Species. Most unique record is the oldest inhabitant in the Zoo, a Mississippi alligator ...||02/14/2006||529|
|A group of "C-type" aircraft hangars at the former RAF Bassingbourn, now Bassingbourn Barracks. Four hangars were probably erected in 1942 when the airfield was upgraded prior to the arrival of American bombers. They were certainly built by 1944. Three of the hangars were extant in 2003, one had been demolished. ||05/30/2008||473|
|Riga Castle was founded in 1330 and is the official residence of the President of Latvia as well as home to several museums.||05/07/2006||782|
|Western Europe destinations dominate the flight map of Riga Airport.||02/14/2006||512|
|RNAS Longside, (Royal Naval Air Station) Longside, was a World War I airship station which was located approximately six miles (10 km) west of Peterhead at Longside in 1915. The station was also known as Lenabo. |
Longside had three hangars, which would have been able to accommodate the largest airships being developed at the time, from the larger coastal or North Sea types of non...
|Sometimes referred to as the Lizard Airship Station and known locally as HMS Bonython, Mullion Admiralty Airship Station opened in June 1916 with the intention of it becoming a major airship base with a number of out-stations. The Admiralty acquired 320 acres of land from the Bonython Estate for the purpose of providing much-needed counter submarine patrols. Initially, one large airship shed me...||12/02/2009||660|
|The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's Wingfoot Lake Airship Base, sometimes called "The Kitty Hawk of Lighter-Than-Air," is the oldest airship base in the United States. The Spirit of Goodyear blimp is based at this facility at Suffield,OH.|
|The Riga Radio and TV Tower is the tallest structure in the Baltic states. The tower was built between 1979 and 1986.||05/04/2006||1,319|
|Build as a airship factory, but today it's an indoor tropical waterpark.||03/30/2006||414|
|Between 1941 and 1944, 25,000 German Jews were deportated to Riga and killed in Bikernieki Forest. They were buried in mass graves in the middle of the forest. After the war these mass graves were found back and they are now marked with a remembrance column. There is also a central memorial. This memorial contains the names of the killed.|