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|Fort Frederick was built from stone in 1799 by British troops to protect against a possible landing of French Troops. The fort is named after Frederick, Duke Of York. It was originally armed with two eight-pounder guns and has a guardhouse and powder magazine.||09/20/2005||360|
|Ordnance Survey the national mapping agency for Great Britain and one of the world's largest producers of maps is based in Southampton.||02/01/2007||367|
|On 20.05.1999 a huge British bomb from WW2 was found at the university of Koblenz during excavations for a new building. |
On 24.05. the almost 2.000 kg heavy explosive ordnance was defused. An area of 1,8 km around the place of the bomb was evacuated (including two hospitals) - about 15.000 "Kowelenzer" (nickname for the people in Koblenz) had to leave this safety area for four...
|Normaal Amsterdams Peil (NAP) or Amsterdam Ordnance Datum is a vertical datum in use in large parts of Western Europe. |
Originally created for use in The Netherlands, it was adopted by Germany in 1879 under the name Normal Null, and in 1955 by other European countries.
In the Amsterdam City Hall you can see the N.A.P. A bronze bolt shows the exact height of the N.A.P.
|This British war cemetery contains the remains of British soldiers belonging to the Seventh Division, which fought on the Piave front in 1918. |
Many are also the Fallen serving in the Royal Flying Corp.
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|This russian T-34 tank is parked at the corner of Mandela way and Pages Walk in London.|
On this image on GE it's canon painted as a cigarette, the rest as smoke. It has also been painted in pink, girly style. You can see it on the link below.
|The Royal Rush Skycoaster in Canon City, Colorado momentarily hangs fliers at a height of 1200ft above the Arkansas River at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.||01/20/2010||1,050|
|The following information is from the Nautical Archaeological Society's website on the wreck:|
"The Steam Trawler Sheraton was built in 1907 for fishing and was later used for boom defence work during World War I and served as a patrol vessel in WWII, for which she was fitted with a six pounder gun. During a gale in 1947 she broke free of her mooring and drifted onto the beach at Hunstant...
|Fort Flagler was built along with Fort Casey and Fort Worden to form a "triangle of fire" to protect the entrance to Puget Sound at Admiralty Inlet, and gun batteries in each of these forts face Puget Sound. Situated on the western side of Puget Sound, Fort Flagler's batteries face eastward. In addition to the gun emplacements, the fort has historical barracks and officers' quarters, ...||04/09/2007||757|
|FORT MARLBOROUGH is an old fortress Built in 1713 till 1719 by British East India. As a British colonial heritage, Marlborough is located in the main street of Bengkulu. Inside the building, there is a subway connected to the outside. It was as the second strongest fort built by British in the east after Fort George in Madras, India. Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles in 1817 was appointed by British ...||01/30/2007||681|
|Began as the British Museum's Department of Printed Books in 1753. Present site bought 1975. Officially opened 1998.
|This office building is an acclaimed piece of architecture. Unfortunately it shares the fate of many office buildings in Berlin and is almost empty. The upper two floors are used by camera manufacturer Canon who also placed a huge neon logo on top. The building played a role in the German TV crime miniseries "Der letzte Zeuge".||10/13/2005||363|