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Bernd Rosemeyer Denkmal, Germany

July 18th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Bernd Rosemeyer (born October 14, 1909 in Lingen, Lower Saxony, Germany – died January 28, 1938 on the Frankfurt/Darmstadt Autobahn) was a German racing driver.

Bernd was killed during a world speed record attempt on the Autobahn between Frankfurt and Darmstadt, on January 28th 1938.

Competing for the record on the same day against Rudolf Caracciola, the Mercedes driver went first and set a new record of 432 km/h (268 mph) in the early hours of the day. Rosemeyer went out next in his Auto Union Streamliner despite report that the wind was picking up. After two preliminary runs he was on his third and final attempt at 11:47am when the car was probably caught by a gust of wind or an unforeseen aerodynamic effect and skidded to the left and then to the right and off the road. Rosemeyer was thrown out of the car that was somersaulting through the air, and died at the roadside.

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Longest natural bridge in the world, Aruba

July 11th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Aruba's famed Natural Bridge once rose 25 feet above the sea and spanned a hundred feet of rock-strewn waters carved out of solid coral by centuries of relentless pounding by the Atlantic surf. It was this relentless pounding that on September 2, 2005, caused Aruba's largest natural bridge to collapse. The snack and gift shop remain as a respite for those on their way to the natural pool or exploring the island. There is another smaller natural bridge nearby and several others throughout the island.

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Will Smith’s House, Malibu, California, USA

July 11th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Will Smith's House near Malibu in California, USA.

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Icebreaker, Antarctica

July 11th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Icebreaker off the coast of Antarctica.

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Santorini - city on a beautiful cliff, Greece

July 11th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Santorini is a small, circular archipelago of volcanic islands located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km south-east from Greece's mainland. It is also known as Thera (or Thira, Greek Θήρα [ˈθira]), forming the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands, with an area of approximately 73 km² (28 mi²) and a 2001 census population of 13,670. It is comprised of the Municipality of Thíra (pop. 12,440) and the Community of Oía (Οία, pop. 1,230, which includes 268 inhabitants resident on the offshore island of Therasia, lying to the west). They have a total land area of 90.623 km², which also includes the uninhabited islands of Nea Kameni, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi, and Christiani (all part of the Municipality of Thira).

Santorini is essentially what remains of an enormous volcanic explosion, destroying the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island, and leading to the creation of the current geological caldera. Its spectacular physical beauty, along with a dynamic nightlife, have made the island one of Europe's tourist hot spots.

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Housing estate over big precipice, Cuenca, Spain

July 11th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Housing estate over big precipice in Cuenca, Spain.

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Lion Hill of Waterloo, Belgium

July 11th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Artifical mound built to overlook the Waterloo Battlefield. It stands on the British side of the battle and provides a view of the entire battlefield. Part of the Waterloo Museum complex comprised of a Cyclorama and museum and gift shop.

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Lighthouse of Orchilla, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

July 4th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Punta na de la Orchilla - a lighthouse situated near the municipality. The lighthouse was first constructed to represent the old meridian. It used to mark the meridian line or the 0 degree-line at the lighthouse which was put by the French in 1634. Many 16th and 17th century maps had the meridian facing at Punta de la Orchilla until 1885 when the meridian since that time moved east to Greenwich during the conference in Washington D.C.. Before the meridian change, El Hierro was known as Isla del Meridiano (Meridian Island).

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