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Parque Indepdencia, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

April 2nd, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Often referred as the center of the city, this popular location hosts the Altar de la Patria, a mausoleum where the remains of the patriots Duarte , Sánchez and Mella lie. The Puerta del Conde, another historic site, is located at the entrance of this park.

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The Trocadéro, site of the Palais de Chaillot, Paris, France

December 6th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Trocadéro, site of the Palais de Chaillot, is an area of Paris, in the 16th arrondissement, across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. The hill of the Trocadéro is the hill of Chaillot, a former village.

In the Battle of Trocadero, the fortified position on the Bay of Cádiz in the south of Spain was captured on August 31, 1823, by French forces led by the Duc d'Angoulême, son of the future king Charles X. The goal was to intervene against the liberal Spanish who were rebelling against the autocracy of Ferdinand VII. Trocadero restored the autocratic Spanish Bourbon Ferdinand to the throne of Spain, in an action that defined the Restoration. The name trocadero comes from the term referring to an emporium or place of trade.

The event was considered worthy of commemoration in Paris: the name place du Trocadéro was given in 1877 (though the name had been associated with the area since 1823) to a square formerly known as the place du Roi de Rome (i.e., Place of the King of Rome), the renaming being an example of discarding a reference to a defeated regime. Today that square is officially named place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, though it is usually simply called the place du Trocadéro.

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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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Naama Bay Cleopark, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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

The largest Aqua Park in Sharm El Sheikh, styled in pharaonic themes. Entry is free for Hilton guests :-).

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Heide-Park is a theme park in Soltau, Lower Saxony, Germany

August 22nd, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Heide-Park is a theme park in Soltau, Lower Saxony. With an overall area of over 850,000 m², it is one of the biggest German Amusement Parks and the biggest in Northern Germany. The theme park is part of the British-based Merlin Entertainments. The current manager of the park is Hannes W. Mairinger.

The area on which Heide-Park was built originally did not belong to the game reserve Heidenhof. In 1978 Hans-Jürgen Tiemann gave away the area under the condition that who ever took it would keep the Heidenhof-Kapelle (Year of Construction: 1349) and save the animals living in the park. At its opening on 19 August 1978 about 200,000 people visited and enjoyed the (then) six rides. You can get into Heide park with the Merlin Annual pass.

Heide Park currently has about 40 rides which are mainly aimed at families but its thrill rides are also very popular. One of the main attractions is Colossos, a wooden roller coaster, which until the opening of Balder, on 4 December 2003 in the Swedish amusement park Liseberg, was the steepest wooden roller coaster in the world. The latest attraction is the Gyro-Drop-Tower "Scream". With its total height of 103 meters and a 71 meter drop it is the world's largest of its kind. The ride speeds up to about 98 km/h.

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Old Park (Park Staromiejski), Łódź, Poland

August 5th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Old Park (the so-called Park Śledzia) - is located in Lodz (area 17.0 ha).

It was built in the years 1951-1953 year, the project K. Chrabelski. Located in the Old Town in the valley of the river Łódka.

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Łagiewnicki Forest, Łódź, Polska

August 5th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Łagiewnicki Forest - a large (1205,45 ha) urban forest in the city of Łódź in Poland.

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Elephant at the Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, California, USA

July 29th, 2008 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Elephant at the Los Angeles Zoo.

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