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The Googleplex, Mountain View, California, USA

October 18th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Googleplex is the Google company headquarters, located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California, near San Jose.

Googleplex is a play on words, googolplex being the name given to 10googol (a one followed by a googol zeros). It is also a portmanteau of Google and complex — in the architectural sense.

The interior of the headquarters is furnished with items like shade lamps and giant rubber balls. The lobby contains a piano and a projection of current live Google search queries. It is the former home of computer company Silicon Graphics (SGI). Although relatively short in height, the complex covers an extremely large area.

The Googleplex is located between Charleston Road, Amphitheatre Parkway, and Shoreline Boulevard in north Mountain View close to the Shoreline Park wetlands. Google outgrew the original Googleplex early on and has leased a large number of older buildings adjacent to it.

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National Theater, Warsaw, Poland

September 8th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Teatr Narodowy (National Theater) was founded in Poland by its last monarch, Stanisław August Poniatowski, in Warsaw in 1765, during the Polish Enlightenment. Suspended after the November Uprising (1830), Teatr Narodowy was recreated in the Second Polish Republic in 1924. The quality of Teatr Narodowy was adversely affected by government pressure during the time of the People's Republic of Poland (1945-1989).

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Gdańsk University, Gdansk, Poland

August 3rd, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Gdańsk University is a university in Gdansk, Poland.

Gdańsk University in Gdańsk was established in 1970 by the amalgamation of the Higher School of Economics in Sopot (existing since 1945) and Gdańsk College of Education (formed in 1946).

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BBC Television Center, London, England

July 11th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

BBC Television Centre (sometimes abbreviated TVC or TC) in London is home to much of BBC television output and, since 1998, almost all of the corporation's national TV and radio news output by BBC News.

Opened in 1960, the building is four miles west of Central London at Shepherd's Bush. It was one of the world's first purpose built buildings for television production and is one of the world's largest centres. It is recognisable (often as a backdrop) throughout many appearances in BBC programmes.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland

June 9th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Wrocław Medical University (Akademia Medyczna we Wrocławiu in Polish) is a an institution of higher medical education in Wrocław, Poland, one of the nine universties in the city.

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Silesian Medical Academy Zabrze-Rokitnica, Poland

October 28th, 2005 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Silesian Medical Academy - belongs to the biggest universities of that type in Poland. Above 4000 students are educatec there. It was founded in 1948. Zabrze-Rokitnica, Bytom and Katowice were the seat of the academy and its clinic. In 1971 a construction of a modern clinic-didactic center of the academy was begun in Katowice-Ligota.

At present the Medical Department and Nursing Department are situated in Katowice-Ligota (the dean's office phone 52-65-49), the Dental Department in Zabrze-Rokitnica, and the Pharmacy Department in Sosnowiec.

The rector's Office of the academy is situated at ul. Poniatowskiego 15, the telephone exchange. The students' hotels of the Silesian Medical Academy are situated at ul. Medykow 10 in Katowice-Ligota.

(Source: us.edu.pl)

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Ship Design and Research Centre, Gdansk, Poland

October 28th, 2005 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The essential mission of the CTO is to initiate and to support the shipbuilding industry by the research-development, design and information activities both in the ship design and ship building process.

The intellectual, research and design resources of CTO are also employed for the other branches of economy, for the shipping in particular.

CTO’s research laboratories are available also for students and research staff of technical universities and this is CTO’s contribution to improvement of education quality and development of science.

(Source: www.cto.gda.pl)

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Christiansborg castle, Copenhagen, Denmark

July 31st, 2005 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Christiansborg Palace on Slotsholmen in Copenhagen was built for the country's three supreme powers: the royal power, the legislative power, and the judicial power. The Christiansborg Palace is the only building in the world to have all three supreme powers in one.

The premises of the Royal Family, mainly The Royal Reception Rooms, make up only a small part of the palace complex. The Danish Parliament has the majority of the palace's rooms at its disposal, while the Prime Minister's Office and the Supreme Court are also found within the palace. Besides the Reception Rooms in the palace's north wing, the Chapel and the bulk of the Riding Ground Complex are available to the Royal Family.

As a result of two serious fires in 1794 and 1884, the palace complex bears testimony to three eras of Danish architecture.

The main palace from 1928 in the historicist Neo-baroque style is the third Christiansborg on the site. The Chapel is from the second neoclassical Christiansborg from the 1800s, and the Showgrounds survive from the first, luxurious baroque palace of the 1700s.

In the Riding Ground Complex, you can visit the Theatre Museum and The Royal Stables.

Beneath Christiansborg visitors can see the ruins of two even older buildings on the site, namely Absalon's Castle and Copenhagen Castle.

Immediately adjacent to Christiansborg Castle are The Royal Library Gardens.

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