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Robin’s Nest (estate), Hawaii, USA

February 21st, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Robin's Nest is the fictional beach front estate on the island of O'ahu, Hawaii, which serves as the residence of the main characters in the TV series Magnum, P.I.

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Sea World Resort, Nerang, Australia

October 13th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Sea World Resort (formerly Sea World Nara Resort) is a hotel complex associated with teh Sea World Theme park. Warner Village Theme Parks acquired Nara's share during 2006.

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Loket Castle, Czech Republic

October 13th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Loket (English translation: Elbow) is a town with a population of around 3,000 inhabitants in the Sokolov District, within the Karlovy Vary Region, of the Czech Republic .

The town is surrounded on three sides by the River Eger and the centre of the town, which features a 12th Century castle and walled defences, is preserved as a national monument.

Loket Castle (Czech: Hrad Loket) is built in the Gothic style.

Every year the town plays host to an Opera festival, with performances by the Czech National Opera, in an outdoor amphitheatre with the Castle as a backdrop and is also host for the Czech motocross Grand Prix. The town centre and castle were both used as locations in the 2006 version of Casino Royale as the town in Montenegro at which Bond meets Mathis, his contact in Motenrgro.

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Orava Castle, Slovakia

September 3rd, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Orava Castle (Slovak: Oravský hrad, German: Arwaburg, Hungarian: Árva vára ) is the name of a castle situated on a high rock (520 meters/1,760 feet), which was constructed in the 13th century, considered to be one of the most interesting castles in Slovakia. Many scenes of the 1922 film Nosferatu were filmed here, although until recently it was thought to have been shot in Transylvania.

The natural formation "castle cliff" - a limy spur 112 meters (367 ft) high, modeled by the Orava River and its right tributary brook Racova - has been inhabited since the primeval ages. The wooden rampart became during its history a strong walled castle of which the first written documents dates back to 1267. At that time only the ground floor was built of stone, the stories were made of wood.

In 1370 the castle became the center of the Orava County. A tetrahedral multi-story towerntury was built here in the 14th century, probably on older foundations, as a donjon - the place of "last shelter" by defensive the castle. After 1474, King Matthew gave order to build a square and a residence-wing at the Middle Castle. The buildings were situated in front of the castle. In 1534 John of Dubovec obtained the castle and became county head. He started to rebuild the castle and to make new fortifications. He ordered to build a half-round tower at the Upper Castle that in 1539 was followed by two large round fortifications to inside stories for cannons at the Middle Castle. Also the Middle platform was made for cannon firing. In the years 1539 - 1543 John of Dubovec built a five-story palace on the free place between the tower and the stone wall of the Upper Castle. The Turkish peril was the reason for building new fortifications. The new gate with a ditch and drawbridge in the Lower Castle was completed in 1543. The Tower of the Archives was built against the castle walls.

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Shire (Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings), New Zealand

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

The Shire is a region of J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional Middle-earth, described in The Lord of the Rings and other works. The Shire refers to an area settled exclusively by Hobbits and largely removed from the goings-on in the rest of Middle-earth. It is located in the northwest of the continent, in the large region of Eriador and the Kingdom of Arnor. Its name in Westron was Sûza "Shire" or Sûzat "The Shire".

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The Rocky Steps, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

December 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Rocky Steps is the nickname given to the front steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They appear in the film Rocky, and four of its sequels, II, III, V and Rocky Balboa in which the eponymous character runs up the steps to the song, "Gonna Fly Now." Tourists and local residents often mimic Rocky's famous climb, a metaphor for an underdog or an everyman rising to a challenge. A bronze statue of Rocky was briefly placed at the top of the steps for the filming of Rocky III. This statue is now located at the bottom right of the steps and is a popular photo-op for visitors.

The top of the steps offers a commanding view of Eakins Oval, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Philadelphia City Hall.

In 2006, Rocky creator Sylvester Stallone recounted the genesis of the iconic scene. The film crew, bound to a tight budget, first identified the steps one night while looking for shooting locations around the city. Stallone first thought Rocky should carry his dog Butkus up the steps, but the dog proved too heavy for the scene to work. Still, the view from the top of the stairs convinced him to reshoot the scene without the dog. In Rocky Balboa, he carries his adopted dog Punchy up the steps.

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Znachor movie place, Radziejowice, Poland

December 23rd, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Znachor (folk healer) - movie place in Radziejowice, Poland.

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Circus Circus Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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

Circus Circus Las Vegas is a circus-themed 3,774 room hotel and 101,000 sq ft (9,383 m²) casino located on the famed Las Vegas Strip in Winchester, Nevada that is owned and operated by MGM Mirage. Circus Circus features free circus acts on a regular basis throughout the day. Circus Circus has the only RV park on the Strip providing additional accommodations in the 399 space park operated by Kampgrounds of America (KOA).

Circus Circus Las Vegas is the largest permanent big top in the world. The clown marquee at the entrance was provided by Young Electric Sign Company.

The hotel's famous midway was featured in the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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