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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

June 5th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Plitvice Lakes are a national park in Croatia, situated at 44.85° N 15.62° E, in the Plitvice Lakes municipality, near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The lakes are situated on the eponymous Plitvice plateau, between the mountains of Lička Plješevica (Gornja Plješevica peak 1,640 m), Mala Kapela (Seliški Vrh peak at 1,280 m) and Medveđak (884 m). The sixteen lakes are separated into an upper and lower cluster formed by runoff from the mountains, descending from an altitude of 636 m to 503 m over a distance of some 8 km, aligned in a south-north direction. The lakes collectively cover an area of about 2 km², with the water exiting from the lowest lake to form the Korana river.

The Plitvice Lakes lie in a basin of karstic rock, mainly dolomite and limestone, which has given rise to their most distinctive feature. The lakes are separated by natural dams of travertine, which is deposited by the action of moss, algae and bacteria. The encrusted plants and bacteria accumulate on top of each other, forming travertine barriers which grow at the rate of about 1 cm per year.

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Joboland - amusement park, Bornholm, Denmark

May 31st, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Joboland - amusement park in Bornholm, Denmark

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Błonia park, Cracow, Poland

May 31st, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Błonia park in Cracow, Poland

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Plaza Juan Pablo II, Managua, Nicaragua

May 29th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Plaza Juan Pablo II in Managua, Nicaragua

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Moor Park, Preston, Lancashire, England

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

Moor Park is large park (approx 2 miles perimeter) to the north of Preston, Lancashire.

Created in 1833-35, the park is reputed to be the first in which the inalienable right of public access was assured. Moor Park is Preston's largest and oldest park and was originally common land derived from the Royal Forest of Fulwood by the Charter of Henry III of England in 1235. It was one of the first public parks in the country.

It lies on the corner of Blackpool Road and the A6 (Garstang Road) near the famous Preston North End F.C. stadium and National Football Museum. Moor Park also is home to the The Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory, built by Thomas Cooke in 1867. Three schools and a Preston College campus sit on the edges of the park.

The park is also home to two play areas for children, as well as bowling greens, tennis courts and a cricket pitch.

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Former school botanical garden, Wroclaw, Poland

May 19th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Former school botanical garden in Wroclaw, Poland

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Town square in Wieliczka, Poland

May 15th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Town square in Wieliczka, Poland.

is a town (2006 population: 19,128) in southern Poland in the Kraków metropolitan area, and situated (since 1999) in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, previously (1975-1998) in Kraków Voivodeship. The town was founded in 1290 by Duke Premislas II of Poland.

Located under the town of Wieliczka is the Wieliczka Salt Mine – one of the world's oldest operating salt mines (the oldest is at Bochnia, Poland, 20 kilometers from Wieliczka), which has been in operation since prehistoric times.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Yellowstone National Park, Montana, USA

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

Yellowstone National Park is the centerpiece of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest intact ecosystem in the Earth's northern temperate zone. Yellowstone became the world's first national park on March 1, 1872. Located mostly in the U.S. state of Wyoming, the park extends into Montana and Idaho. The park is known for its wildlife and geothermal features; the Old Faithful Geyser is one of the most popular features in the park.

More than 1,000 sites of historical significance have been discovered. Native Americans have lived in the Yellowstone region for at least 11,000 years. The region was bypassed during the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the early 1800s. Aside from visits by mountain men during the next early to mid-1800s, organized exploration did not begin until the late 1860s. The U.S. Army was commissioned to oversee the park just after its establishment. In 1917, administration of the park was transferred to the National Park Service, which had been created the previous year. Hundreds of structures have been built and are protected for their architectural and historical significance.

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