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La Ronde, Montreal, Canada

August 12th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

La Ronde is the largest theme park in the province of Quebec and the second largest in Canada after Canada's Wonderland, with about 2.5 million entrances in 2006.

It is a 146 acre (591,000 m²) park located on Saint Helen's Island in Montreal, Canada. It lies on the former site of the 1967 Montreal World's Fair. The park hosts L’International des Feux Loto-Québec, possibly the most important international fireworks competition in the world.

La Ronde was opened in 1967 as a part of Expo 67 and now features 39 rides, including 9 roller coasters. Among them includes Le Monstre, a 40 metre (131 ft) high wooden double-tracked roller coaster which currently holds the record for highest double-tracked roller coaster in the world.

In May 2006, La Ronde opened its 9th roller coaster, The Goliath, a 53-metre (175 ft) high Bolliger & Mabillard Mega Coaster. It reaches speeds of 110 km/h (68 mph), making it the tallest and the fastest roller coaster in Canada.

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Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada

August 12th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Stanley Park is a 404.9 hectare (1,000 acre) urban park bordering downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest city-owned park in Canada and the third largest in North America. The park attracts an estimated eight million visitors every year, including locals and tourists, who come for its recreational facilities and its natural attributes. An 8.8 kilometre (5.5 mile) seawall path circles the park, which is used by 2.5 million pedestrians, cyclists, and inline skaters every year. Much of the park remains forested with an estimated half million trees that can be as tall as 76 metres (250 feet) and hundreds of years old. There are approximately 200 km (125 miles) of trails and roads in the park, which are patrolled by the Vancouver Police Department's mounted squad. The Project for Public Spaces has ranked Stanley Park as the sixteenth best park in the world and sixth best in North America.

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The Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington, USA

August 6th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Korean War Veterans Memorial is located in Washington, D.C.'s West Potomac Park, southeast of the Lincoln Memorial and just south of the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall.

The Korean War Veterans Memorial was authorized by the U.S. Congress (Public Law 99-572) on October 28, 1986, with design and construction managed by the Korean War Veterans Memorial Advisory Board and the American Battle Monuments Commission. President George Bush conducted the groundbreaking for the Memorial was on June 14, 1992, Flag Day. It was dedicated on July 27, 1995, the 42nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the war, by Bill Clinton and Kim Young Sam, President of the Republic of Korea, to the men and women who served during the conflict. Management of the memorial was turned over to the National Park Service, under its National Mall and Memorial Parks group. As with all National Park Service historic areas, the memorial was administratively listed on the National Register of Historic Places on the day of its dedication.

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Katmandu Durbar Square, Nepal

June 22nd, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Katmandu Durbar Square in Nepal.

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Funfair, Beijing, China

June 21st, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Funfair in Beijing, China

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Prešeren Square and Tromostovje (Triple Bridge), Ljubljana, Slovenia

June 11th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Prešeren Square (Slovenian: Prešernov trg) is the main square in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. A statue of France Prešeren, a Slovenian poet and national hero, with a muse is situated in the centre of the square. On the north side, the baroque-style Franciscan Church of the Annunciation (Frančiškanska cerkev Marijinega oznanenja or just Frančiškanska cerkev). One of the main streets in Ljubljana, Čop Street, leads northwest towards the Nama emporium. On the south side, the Ljubljanica passes by and is traversed by the city's most famous bridge, Tromostovje (Three Bridges), designed in 1929 by Jože Plečnik. The building of the Central Pharmacy is located to the east, while Wolf Street (Wolfova ulica) leads towards the Congress Square (Kongresni trg) to the west.

Tromostovje in Slovenian, in English Three Bridges or Triple Bridge, is one of the symbols of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.

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ZOO in Gdańsk Oliwa, Poland

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

ZOO in Gdańsk Oliwa, Poland (full name: Miejski Ogród Zoologiczny Wybrzeża w Gdańsku-Oliwie).

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The Cişmigiu Gardens, Bucharest, Romania

June 6th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Cişmigiu Gardens (Romanian: Grădina Cişmigiu) are a public park near the center of Bucharest, Romania, the oldest and largest park (17 hectares) of the city center. The main entrance is from the Elisabeta Blvd, near the Bucharest City Hall; there is another major entrance at the Ştirbei Vodă Boulevard, near the Creţulescu Palace.

The Rondul Român (Romanian Round) or Rotonda Scriitorilor (Writers' Rotunda) is a circular alley which has stone busts of twelve important Romanian writers: Mihai Eminescu, Alexandru Odobescu, Titu Maiorescu, Ion Luca Caragiale, George Coşbuc, Ştefan Octavian Iosif, Ion Creangă, Alexandru Vlahuţă, Duiliu Zamfirescu, Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu, Nicolae Bălcescu and Vasile Alecsandri.

Monumentul Eroilor Francezi (The Monument of French Heroes) commemorates the French soldiers who died fighting in Romania during World War I.

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