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Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, USA

September 22nd, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Griffith Observatory is located in Los Angeles, California, United States. Sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in L.A.'s Griffith Park, it commands a view of downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood as far as the Pacific Ocean. The observatory is a favorite attraction for tourists and locals alike, and features an extensive array of space- and science-related displays. The Galactic Gala, The grand re-openning for the Observatory will be held on October 29th, 2006.

The land on which the observatory sits was donated to the City of Los Angeles by Col. Griffith J. Griffith in 1896. In his will, Griffith donated funds to build an observatory, exhibit hall, and planetarium on the donated land. Construction began on June 20, 1933 using a design developed by architect John C. Austin based on preliminary sketches by Russell W. Porter. The observatory and accompanying exhibits were officially opened on May 14, 1935. In its first five days of operation the observatory logged more than 13,000 visitors. Dinsmore Alter was the museum's director in its first years.

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Full crowded parking in Los Angeles, California, USA

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

Full crowded parking in Los Angeles.

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Hospital in Szczecin, Poland

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

Building was build by Germans before II World War and on aerial photos it looked like a swastika. After war it was rebuild.

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Sea farm - fishes, crabs or pearl farm, Japan

September 14th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Fishes, crabs or pearl farm?

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Las Ventas - bullring, Madrid, Spain

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

Las Ventas is a famous bullring in Madrid.

Situated in the barrio of Guindalera in the district of Salamanca, it was inaugurated on June 17, 1931. It has a seating capacity of 25,000 and is regarded as the home of bullfighting in Spain and arguably in the world.

This bullring was designed by an architect called Espeliú. Its style is Mudejar with pottery incrustations. The seats are situated in 10 "tendidos". The price of the seats depend upon how close they are to the "arena" and whether they are in the sun or the shade (the latter being more expensive). The bullfighting season starts in March and ends in December, and are celebrated everyday during the San Isidro Fiesta, and every Sunday or holiday during the season. Bullfights start at 6 or 7pm and last for two to three hours.

"Las Ventas" is located in the east of Madrid. It is recommended to use the Metro de Madrid Las Ventas station at the line 5 or any of the city buses which stop next to the bullring.

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TVP - Polish Television, Warsaw, Poland

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

Telewizja Polska Spółka Akcyjna (TVP S.A., "Polish Television") is Poland's public television network broadcasting corporation. About a third of TVP's funding comes from the levying of a television licence, most of the rest comes from broadcasting commercials.

"TVP" started in 1937 (first experimental black & white tv channel). 1939 -"TVP" destroyed by German army.

TVP broadcasts two general TV channels (TVP 1 and TVP 2), a network of regional channels (TVP 3) and one international channel TVP Polonia. A new cultural channel TVP Kultura has been available since 28th April 2005. TVP Polonia, TVP Kultura and TVP3 are available free-to-air across Europe, however TVP1 and 2 are encrypted.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Mysterious rounds and eminences, Sixpenny Handley, England

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

Mysterious rounds and eminences near Sixpenny Handley in England.

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Circus, Szczecin, Poland

September 2nd, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Circus in Szczecin, Poland

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