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Inscription LX, Little Staughton, England

March 31st, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Inscription LX near Little Staughton.

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Atocha Station, Madrit, Spain

March 31st, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Atocha Station (Estación de Atocha) is the largest railway station in Madrid. It is the primary station serving commuter trains (Cercanías), intercity and regional trains from the south, and the AVE high speed trains from Seville (Andalusia) and Lérida (Catalonia). These train services are run by the Spanish national rail company, Renfe.

The station was Madrid's first railway station. It was inaugurated on 9 February 1851 under the name Estación de Mediodía (Noon [i.e. South] Station).

After the building was largely destroyed by fire, it was rebuilt and reopened in 1892. The architect for the replacement, in a wrought iron renewal style was Alberto de Palacio Elissagne, who collaborated with Gustave Eiffel, engineer of the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty's armature.

This old building was taken out of service in 1992 and converted into a concourse with shops, cafés, a nightclub, and a 4,000 m² covered tropical garden. A modern terminal by Rafael Moneo, designed to serve the new AVE trains to Seville, was added to the complex.

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The Palacio Real de Madrid, Mardit, Spain

March 31st, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Palacio Real de Madrid (Royal Palace of Madrid), also called Palacio de Oriente (Palace of Orient) is the official residence of the King of Spain, located in the Spanish capital of Madrid. King Juan Carlos and his family do not actually reside in this palace, instead choosing the smaller Palacio de la Zarzuela, on the outskirts of Madrid. However, the Palacio Real de Madrid is still used for state occasions. The palace is owned by the Spanish state and administered by the Patrimonio Nacional agency.

The palace is located on Bailén street, in the western part of downtown Madrid, east of the Manzanares River, and is accessible from the Ópera metro station. The palace is partially open to public, except when in official use.

The site of the palace dates from a 10th-century fortress, called mayrit, constructed as an outpost by Mohammed I, Emir of Córdoba and inherited after 1036 by the independent Moorish Kingdom of Toledo. After Madrid fell to Alfonso VI of Castile in 1085, the edifice was only rarely used by the kings of Castile. In 1329, King Ferdinand V of Castile convoked the cortes of Madrid for the first time. Philip II moved his court to Madrid in 1561.

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Santa María la Real de La Almudena, Madrid, Spain

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Santa María la Real de La Almudena is a Catholic cathedral in Madrid, Spain.

Plans for the construction of a new church dedicated to the Virgin of Almudena began in the 16th century, but construction did not begin until the 1800s and it was not completed until 1993, when the cathedral was consecrated by Pope John Paul II. On May 22, 2004, Felipe, Prince of Asturias married Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano (who was thereafter known as Letizia, Princess of Asturias) at the cathedral.

Although begun in the gothic revival style, the cathedral was eventually built in the neoclassical style to match the adjacent Palacio Real (Royal Palace). The interior is uniquely modern, with "pop-art" decor.

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Oborniki Śląskie, Poland

March 31st, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Oborniki Śląskie is a town and commune in southwestern Poland. It is located in the northeastern part of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship and is part of Trzebnica County.

The earliest known human traces in this area comes from the Mesolithic. Kurgans characteristic for early Bronze Age Lusatian culture have been found nearby, as well as artifacts such as Mesolithic flint tools and Neolithic axes.

Oborniki was first documented in a note calling for Obora to pay a tithe to the Bishopric of Wrocław in 1305. Cistercians once lived near the town, which was based on Magdeburg rights, although it did not actually have the status of a town. In the early 1300s the town was transferred from the Bishops of Wrocław to Duke Konrad I of Oels (Oleśnica).

Along with the rest of Silesia, Oborniki came under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Bohemia, part of the Holy Roman Empire, during the Late Middle Ages. The region was inherited by the Habsburg Monarchy of Austria in 1526 and taken by the Kingdom of Prussia in 1742 during the Silesian Wars. It was administered in the Prussian Province of Silesia as Obernigk.

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Trzebnica, Poland

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Trzebnica is a city near Wrocław in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, capital of Trzebnica County.

Hedwig of Andechs entered the Cistercian convent of Trebnitz Trzebnica upon the death of her husband Henry I the Bearded of Głogów in battle with the Mongols in 1238. She died in October 1243 and was buried at Trzebnica, while relics of her are preserved at Andechs Abbey.

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The Atlantis, Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas

March 31st, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Atlantis is a large resort and casino located on Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas. The resort dominates the island's real estate and is a major contributor to the island's economy, employing some 6,000 residents. Atlantis was built by South African hotel and gambling magnate Sol Kerzner.

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Pizza Hut, Piaseczno, Poland

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Pizza hut in Piaseczno, Poland

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