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The Botanical Garden of Wrocław University, Wcoclaw, Poland

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

An oasis of beauty and restfulness

This is what our Botanical Garden is called and such is its importance for the 7 hundred thousand inhabitants of Wrocaw. Beautifully situted in the oldest part of the city, i.e. Ostrw Tumski, nearby monumental Gothic churches, the Garden is an attractive centre of recreation for numerous visitors; the vegetation ravishes the eye with its seasonally changing beauty. The Garden was established as a scientific institution of Wrocaw University in 1811, the year of its foundation. It ows its existence to cognoscitive passion and zeal for collecting, studying and cultivating plants, and is a result of acclimatization research and continual enrichment of the collection with new species and varieties. The plants grown here come both from natural sites and botanical gardens, the staff permanently co-operating with ca 300 gardens worldwide. The plants, grouped in sections, provide material for classes and scientific research. The Garden gives schoolchildren and students an opportunity to learn botany through live lessons, and enables lovers of nature to find out its secrets. (A geological cross-section) One of the Gardens peculiarities is a geological cross-section of hard coal deposit from the environs of Wałbrzych, built more than 100 years ago in the alpinarium area. Dark coal-seams are separated by layers of sedimentary rocks: sandstones and shales. The section has been encrusted with fossils of extinct plants (no 1-6), which, during millions of years, turned into hard coal..

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Łazienki Park, Warsaw, Poland

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

Łazienki Park (Polish Park Łazienkowski or simply Łazienki) is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful urban public parks in Warsaw with many classical monuments. It was founded in the 18th century from an initiative of the Polish king Stanislaus II Augustus Poniatowski.

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Red Square and Lenin s Mausoleum, Moscow, Russia

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

Red Square (Russian: Красная площадь, Krasnaya ploshchad) is the most famous city square in Moscow. The square separates Kremlin, the former royal citadel and currently the official residence of the President of Russia, from a historic merchant quarter, known as Kitay-gorod. As major streets of Moscow radiate from here in all directions, being promoted to major highways outside the city, the Red Square is often considered the central square of Moscow and of all Russia.

In 1991, the Red Square was added to UNESCO's List of World Heritage Sites

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Piazza della Repubblica square, Turin, Italy

February 12th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Piazza della Repubblica square in Turin


Disneyland park, Anaheim, USA

September 2nd, 2005 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Owned and operated by the Walt Disney Company, the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California is home to two theme parks, three hotels, and a shopping and entertainment area. Its properties include:

  • Disneyland, a theme park
  • Disney's California Adventure, a theme park
  • The Disneyland Hotel
  • Disney's Grand Californian Hotel
  • Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel
  • Downtown Disney, an outdoor shopping and entertainment mall
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