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The Malibu pier, Malibu, LA County, USA

September 29th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Malibu pier near the famous Surfrider Beach

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McArthur Park , Los Angeles, USA

September 29th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

MacArthur Park (formerly Westlake Park) is a park in Los Angeles, California, named after General Douglas MacArthur and designated city of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #100. It is located in the middle of a densely populated mostly ethnically Central American part of Los Angeles, although recently there are signs of gentrification in apartments buildings north and west of the park.

The park is divided in two by Wilshire Boulevard. The northern half includes an amphitheatre, band-shell and children's playground; the southern portion includes a lake. The bandshell (presently closed) in the past was host to jazz, big band, and salsa concerts.

The lake is fed by natural springs (although it now has an artificial bottom laid during construction of the Red Line). In the past a fountain with a reflecting pool on the northern end also was fed by springs.

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Capitol Records, Los Angeles, USA

September 29th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI.

The Capitol Records Tower is one of the most distinctive landmarks in Hollywood, California. The 13-story earthquake resistant tower, designed by Welton Becket, was the world's first circular office building, and is home to several recording studios. The wide curved awnings over windows on each story and the tall spike emerging from the top of the building combine to give it the appearance of a stack of vinyl 45s on a turntable. The rectangular ground floor is a separate structure, joined to the tower after it was completed. It was built in 1956 just north of the intersection of Hollywood and Vine as the consolidated West Coast operations of Capitol Records; it houses the operations of Capitol Records and Capitol Studios, a recording facility that includes an echo chamber engineered by guitarist Les Paul. It would also be known as “The House That Bozo Built” due to the vast amounts of records and merchandise Bozo sold for the company.

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California Plaza One & Two, Los Angeles, USA

September 29th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Two towers - first: One Califonia Plaza build in 1985, second one: Two Calofornia Plaza build in 1992.

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Lake Powell, Utah, Arizona, USA

September 27th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Lake Powell is a man-made reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona. It was created by the flooding of Glen Canyon by the controversial Glen Canyon Dam, which also led to the creation of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, a popular summer destination. The reservoir is named for explorer John Wesley Powell, a one-armed American Civil War veteran who explored the river via three wooden boats in 1869. In 1972, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area was established. It is public land managed by the National Park Service, and available to the public for recreational purposes. Lake Powell is arguably the most scenic lake in America, situated in some of Southern Utah's finest red-rock desert country. It is second in size only to Lake Mead downstream. With both lakes storing about 25,000,000 acre-feet (31 km³) of water each when full, the water is a valuable resource for the western U.S. Lake Powell boasts over 1,900 miles (3100 km) of shoreline, more than the entire coast of the western U.S. and has 96 major side canyons.

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General Assembly of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay

September 27th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The General Assembly (Asamblea General) has two chambers.

* the Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) has 99 members, elected for a five year term by proportional representation.

* the Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores) has 31 members, 31 members elected for a five year term by proportional representation and the Vice-president.

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Carrasco International Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay

September 27th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Carrasco International Airport (IATA: MVD, ICAO: SUMU) is the largest airport in Uruguay. It is located in the Canelones department, near the capital city of Montevideo, which it serves. Carrasco is the name of the area where the airport is located, which extends into eastern Montevideo.

In 2003, the government transferred the administration, operation and maintenance of the airport to private investment group.

This airport is collecting an Airport Improvement Fee.

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Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay

September 27th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Estadio Centenario is a stadium in Montevideo, Uruguay used primarily for football. Built with a capacity of 100,000 not only to host several matches in the inaugural 1930 FIFA World Cup, including the final which was won by hosts Uruguay, but also as a celebration of Uruguay's 100 years of independence. It is listed by FIFA as one of the world's classic football venues along with Maracanã, Wembley Stadium, San Siro, and Santiago Bernabéu Stadium to name a few.

The Uruguay national football team is always a threat when playing in their home stadium, consistently beating top teams. Even the top ranked Brazil national football team has only managed 2 wins in 20 opportunities. As a curious fact, because of the Centenario's location next to other smaller stadiums, when Central Español and Miramar Misiones play home matches simultaneously one can watch all three games from the top of the Amsterdam stand. Uruguay played Australia in the 2002 World Cup Qualifying Playoff and for the 2006 Playoff again in November 2001 and 2005 respectively. In 2001, Uruguay lost in Melbourne at the Melbourne Cricket Ground 1-0 and then defeated Australia at Centenario 3-0 to qualify for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. In 2005, Uruguay defeated Australia here in the first leg 1-0. In Sydney at Telstra Stadium on November 16 2005, Australia defeated Uruguay 1-0 to go to extra time and defeated Uruguay on penalties 4-2 to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup

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