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Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, Cusco, Peru

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

Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (IATA: CUZ, ICAO: SPZO) serves Cusco, Peru the country's largest tourist attraction. It receives flights from all over Peru and a few international destinations. Its runway is fully paved. It is named after Peruvian pilot Alejandro Velasco Astete who was the first person to fly over the Andes in 1925 flying to this airport. Later that year, in September, while trying to avoid crashing into spectators in the city of Puno he crashed and was killed. The airport is the gateway to the marvelous and intriguing city of Cusco, which is the center of the South American travel network, and to perhaps the most famous city in ruins in the world, Machu Picchu. As with most other Peruvian airports there are many charter flights to the airport from all over the world.

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Church in Jeruzal, Poland

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

Church in Jeruzal, Poland. This church is known because of Ranczo - poplular TV series in Poland.

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Rovaniemi - The residence of Santa Claus, Finalnd

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

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Rovaniemi (pronunciation (help·info), Inari Sami: Ruávinjargâ, Northern Sami: Roavenjárga and Roavvenjárga, Skolt Sami: Ruäˊvnjargg) is the administrative capital and the centre of commerce of Finland's northernmost Province, Lapland. It is situated close to the Arctic Circle and between the hills of Ounasvaara and Korkalovaara, at the confluence of the Kemijoki River and its tributary, the Ounasjoki River. The city and the surrounding Rovaniemen maalaiskunta (Rural municipality of Rovaniemi) were merged into one on January 1, 2006. The new municipality has an area of 8,016 km² and an approximate population of 60,000. It is a large city by European standards and one of the largest cities in the world by area - though much of it is covered by forests.

The word Rovaniemi has often been considered to be of Lappish origin, as "roavve" in Sami denotes a forested ridge or hill or the site of an old forest fire. In the dialects of southern Lapland, however, "rova" means a heap of stones, a rock or a group of rocks in a stretch of rapids, or even a sauna stove.

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Vikersundbakken - ski flying hill, Vikersund, Norway

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

Vikersundbakken is the only ski flying hill in the nordic countries. With a hill record at 219 meters, Vikersundbakken is the world's third largest ski jumping hill.

The hill was built in 1936 and was rebuilt to a ski flying hill in 1966, when Bjørn Wirkola set a new world record, jumping 146 meters. The hill has been rebuilt and renovated many times, the last time before the 2000 Ski-flying World Championships. The hill is owned by "Stiftelsen Vikersund Hoppsenter", a foundation created by Vikersund IF.

In 2006, Vikersundbakken became the first ski flying hill with permanent floodlights, and in 2007 became the first hill to arrange a ski flying night event.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Hostels of The University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland

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

Hostels of The University of Silesia, in Katowice, Poland.

The University of Silesia was established in Katowice in 1968 as the ninth university in Poland and is an autonomous state university. The University has its origins in the Higher School of Education, which was founded in 1928 - at that time it was the only institution of higher education in the region. Later, the school became a branch of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, the oldest Polish University. It now has campuses in five cities in the region: Katowice, Sosnowiec, Rybnik, Chorzów, Cieszyn and Jastrzębie Zdrój. The majority of faculties are located in Katowice. The main University site, located within a five-minute-walk from the centre of Katowice, allows access to the many amenities of this progressive city.

The University is located in the centre of a heavily industrialised region. Coal, steel and other industries exert a strong influence upon life of local people. For that reason, the university concentrates on equipping its students for life, as well as for work, so that they may acquire a deeper understanding of their inner resources. University's close links with the Silesian region and local industries play an important role in ensuring that its courses meet the demands of the present day and fulfil students' expectations.

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BP Chemicals, Baglan Bay, Baglan, Wales

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

BP Chemicals in Baglan Bay, Baglan, Wales

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Lower Silesian Forests, Poland

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

Lower Silesian Forests in Poland

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Pruszkow Ostoja, Poland

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

Ostoja is a district of Pruszkow (city near Warsaw) in Poland

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