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Centre of Japanese Art and Technology “Manggha”, Cracow, Poland

April 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Manggha (full name Centre of Japanese Art and Technology "Manggha") is a branch of the National Museum in Kraków.

In 1920, Feliks Jasieński—critic, writer and collector of art—donated his collection of artworks connected with Japan to the National Museum of Cracow. After his death, the collection was not exhibited—one of the reasons was lack of space as the number of items was over 6500. The lone exception was an exhibition in Cloth Hall of Cracow in 1944. A young Andrzej Wajda saw the exhibition and became fascinated by Japanese art.

In 1987, almost half a century later, Andrzej Wajda received a film award in Kyoto. He decided to donate the entire sum to the National Museum of Cracow to build a brand new building in which to exhibit the entire collection.

Andrzej Wajda was supported by local authorities, the City of Cracow, and the government of Japan with special help from Ambassador Nagao Hyodo. The East Japan Railway Workers' Union with president Akira Matsuzaki donated the equivalent of approximately $1MM U.S. to the Kyoto-Kraków Foundation created by Andrzej Wajda and friends.

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The Fountain of Wealth, Singapore

April 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Fountain of Wealth is the largest fountain in the world, is located within the commercial complex of Suntec City in Singapore.

The fountain structure is made of bronze, and consists of a circular ring with a circumference of 66 metres supported on four large slanted columns. The base area of the fountain is 1,683 square metres. In the design plan of Suntec City, where the five tower blocks represent the fingers and thumb of a left hand emerging from the ground, the fountain forms the palm of the hand.

The base of the fountain is located underground, and on its base perimeter lies the main basement restaurant area of Suntec City. The circular ring top of the fountain is visible at ground level. During certain periods of the day, the fountain is turned off and visitors are invited to walk around a mini fountain at the centre of the fountain's base for good luck. At night, the fountain is the setting for a small laser show.

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Airplane - former bar, Wieruszów, Poland

April 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Airplane in Wieruszów. There was a bar in that airplane, nowadays this airplane is abandoned.

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Baekdu Mountain (Changbai Mountain) and Lake Tianchi, North Korea

April 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Baekdu Mountain, also known as Changbai Mountain in Chinese, is a volcanic mountain on the border between China and North Korea, located at 42°00′24″N, 128°03′18″E. At 2,744 m, it is the highest mountain of the Changbai Mountains to the north and Baekdudaegan to the south. It is also the highest mountain in Korea and Manchuria.

The Korean name, Baekdu-san, means "white-headed mountain". The Chinese name, Changbai Shan and Manchu name, Golmin Šanggiyan Alin both means "perpetually white mountain".

One of the highest crater lakes in the world, called Chonji (Lake Tianchi), lies at the top of the mountain.

The central section of the mountain rises about 3 mm every year, due to rising levels of magma below the central part of the mountain. The highest peak is called Janggun Peak, covered in snow about eight months of the year. The slope is relatively gentle until about 1800 m.

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Two craters, Mongolia

April 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Two craters - natural?

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IX, Arizona, USA

April 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

IX, nine or 9

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Pictogram of the Sun, Argentina

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Pictogram of the Sun - somewhere in Argentina.

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Water tank, California, USA

April 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

This is (probably) some kind of water tank, California, USA

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