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Brickyard, Arad, Romania

May 27th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Brickyard near Arad in Romania

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Cable railroad in Janików, Poland

May 27th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Cable railroad in Janików, Poland

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Meyer Werft shipyard, Papenburg, Germany

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

Meyer Werft is the only remaining shipyard in Papenburg.

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Aircraft-carrier being built in Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard, Virginia, USA

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

Aircraft-carrier being built in Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard in Virginia, USA

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Old dolomite mine, Bytom, Poland

May 12th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Old dolomite mine in Bytom, Poland

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Heap in Nowa Huta, Cracow, Poland

May 12th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Old heap in Nowa Huta, Cracow, Poland

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Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries shipyard, Northern Ireland

May 12th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries began as a shipyard located in Belfast, Northern Ireland

The shipyard has built many types of ships continuously since then, the most famous being the RMS Titanic.

Harland and Wolff was formed in 1861 by Edward James Harland (1831–1895) and Hamburg-born Gustav Wilhelm Wolff (1834–1913, in the UK from age 14). Harland had bought the small shipyard on Queen's Island, in which he was employed as general manager, from Robert Hickson in 1858. Their main business today is ship repair and conversion work, ship design and bridge building. Harland and Wolff also owns the world's largest dry dock, which is in Belfast.

After buying Hickson's shipyard, Harland made Wolff, his assistant, a partner in the company. Wolff was the nephew of Gustavus Schwabe, a financier from Hamburg. Schwabe had heavily invested in the Bibby Line, and the first three ships that the newly incorporated shipyard built were for the that line. Harland made a success of the business through several innovations, notably replacing the wooden upper decks with iron ones which increased the strength of the ships; and giving the hulls a flatter bottom and squarer section, which increased their capacity.

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Gdańsk Shipyard, Gdańsk, Poland

May 9th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Gdańsk Shipyard (Stocznia Gdańska) is a shipyard in the city of Gdańsk, and one of the biggest in all of Poland. It is situated on the left side of Martwa Wisła and on the Ostrów Island. In the years prior to 1945, this area was part of the Danziger Werft and Schichau-Werft. During the times of the People's Republic of Poland it was known as the Lenin Shipyard and the Gdańsk Shipyard gained international fame when Solidarity (Solidarność) was founded there in September 1980.

In course of privatisation the status of company was changed in 1990 from the state owned company into the joint stock company with the National Treasury 61% in shares and 31% owned by employees. From that time the shipyard operated as the Stocznia Gdańska S.A.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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