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The apartment block where Anne Frank lived from 1934 until 1942, Amsterdam, Netherlands

April 2nd, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The apartment block on the Merwedeplein where the Frank family lived from 1934 until 1942.

Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank (June 12, 1929 – beginning of March, 1945) was a European Jewish girl (born in Germany, stateless since 1941, but she aimed to be Dutch as she grew up in the Netherlands) who wrote a diary while in hiding with her family and four friends in Amsterdam during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Anne and her family moved to Amsterdam in 1933, after the Nazis gained power in Germany, and were trapped by the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. As persecutions against the Jewish population increased, the family went into hiding in July 1942 in hidden rooms in her father Otto Frank's office building. After two years in hiding the group was betrayed and transported to concentration camps. Seven months after her arrest, Anne died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp within days of her sister, Margot Frank. Her father, Otto, the only survivor of the group, returned to Amsterdam after the war ended, to find that her diary had been saved. He had it published in Dutch under the title Het Achterhuis: Dagboekbrieven van 12 Juni 1942 – 1 Augustus 1944 (The Backhouse: Diary notes from 12 June 1942 – 1 August 1944).

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TVP3 (a Polish TV channel) building in Szczecin, Poland

March 29th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

TVP3 (a Polish TV channel) building in Szczecin, Poland

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Waverly Hills Sanatorium, USA

March 19th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Waverly Hills Sanatorium, located in Louisville, Kentucky, opened in 1910 as a two-story hospital to accommodate 40 to 50 tuberculosis patients. It has been popularized on television as being one of the "most haunted" hospitals in the eastern United States, and was seen on ABC/FOX Family Channel's Scariest Places On Earth as well as VH1's Celebrity Paranormal Project.

The land that is today known as Waverly Hill was purchased by Major Thomas H. Hays in 1883 as the Hays Family home. Since the new home was now so far away from any existing schools, Mr Hays decided to open a local school for his daughters to go to. He started a one room school house on Pages Lane, and hired Lizzie Lee Harris as the teacher. Miss Harris loved her tiny school nestling against the hillside, and remembered her fondness for Walter Scott's Waverley novels, so she named her little school house "Waverley School". Major Hays liked the peaceful sounding name, so he named his property "Waverley Hill" and the Board of Tuberculosis Hospital kept the name when they bought the land and opened the sanatorium.

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Former mausoleum of Enver Hoxha, Tirana, Albania

March 10th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Former mausoleum of Enver Hoxha in Tirana, Albania

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Hestia headquarters, Sopot, Poland

March 3rd, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Hestia headquarters in Sopot, Poland. Hestia is one of the biggest property insurance companies to have been created in the free market conditions in Poland.

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“De Schoen” - the ING bank building, Amsterdam, Netherlands

March 2nd, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

This building looks like a Klomp (some kind of a shoe, popular in Netherlands)

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Philharmonic in Cracow, Poland

February 24th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic in Cracow.

"The first mentions of attempts to create a professional symphonic orchestra in Cracow date back to the end of the 18th century. However, a symphonic orchestra, having a status of a professional ensemble under the leadership of Feliks Nowowiejski - was established as late as in 1909 and operated, with a war break (1914 - 1918), till September 1939. During its thirty years of existence it was a division of the Trade Union of Polish Musicians in Cracow. The organisation was established in 1909 associating professional musicians working in various restaurants, cafes and mute cinemas. The Union's aim was to defend the associated musicians' welfare conditions, take care of artistic level of their production and moral level in the community. As the second objective, the Union propagated musical culture in the society by organising symphonic concerts. This activity was suspended during the World War I. The Union was reactivated in 1919. Immediately, an 80-person ensemble was created which, as a Symphonic Orchestra, inaugurated its concerting activity on 18 May that year in a performance to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Stanisław Moniuszko's birthday. In the first years after inauguration, the ensemble concerted only occasionally, but in successive seasons the number of concerts systematically increased, particularly after the subsidy granted by the city authorities in the early 1920s. There were cases that over 20 events were organised in a concert season. At that time, most often the orchestra performed with such master conductors as: Zdzisław Górzyński, Piotr Stermich-Valcrociata, Bolesław Wallek - Walewski, Adam Dołżycki, or Walerian Bierdiajew. Programmes included symphonies by: Haydn, Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky; overtures and symphonic poems by: Liszt, Karłowicz, Strauss, Debussy and many other symphonic works. Also instrumental concerts were played, and oratorios. In 1937, the Management of the Music Association opened within its framework an independent section called Cracow Philharmonic. After the Music Association's resignation of the section, initiative was taken by the Cracow Concert Office of Eugeniusz Bujański running a professional musical impresarios' office and organising concerts on its own account. The orchestra was named the Cracow Symphonic Orchestra. Concerts were organised till the outbreak of World War II. The last one was held on 21 May 1939 under the leadership of Bronisław Wolfstal. Then Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and violin concert by E. Młynarski were played. Irena Dubiska was the soloist.

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Lego buildings, Gröbenzell, Germany

February 24th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Building looking like "Lego buildings" in Gröbenzell, Germany

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