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The Hampton Court Maze, London, England

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

Hampton Court is the site of the world-famous Hampton Court Palace Hedge Maze. Planted sometime between 1689 and 1695 by George London and Henry Wise for William III of Orange, it covers a third of an acre and contains half a mile of paths. It is possible that the current design replaced an earlier maze planted for Thomas Cardinal Wolsey. It was originally planted of hornbeam, although it has been repaired using many different types of hedge.

The maze is in 60 acres (243,000 m²) of riverside gardens. It has been described by many authors, including Defoe, who inaccurately called it a labyrinth, and the humorist Jerome K. Jerome, who wrote in Three Men in a Boat:

"We'll just go in here, so that you can say you've been, but it's very simple. It's absurd to call it a maze. You keep on taking the first turning to the right. We'll just walk round for ten minutes, and then go and get some lunch."

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Great ray mark?, Australia

July 28th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Great ray mark in Australia?

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Nice looking crossroad in Dallas, USA

July 14th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Nice looking crossroad in Dallas, USA

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Whipsnade Zoo white lion, Dunstable, England

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

Whipsnade Zoo white lion, on the Dunstable Downs, Bedfordshire.

Whipsnade Zoo is a zoo located at Whipsnade, near Dunstable in Bedfordshire, England.

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Sundial, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

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

Sundial nearby Honolulu in Hawaii.

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Great skull in sand, Algeria

June 27th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Great skull in sand, somewhere in Algeria.

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“The Scream” or an alien, Algeria

June 27th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

"The Scream" or an alien - somewhere in Algeria.

Scream (Skrik, 1893) is a seminal series of expressionist paintings by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. It is said by some to symbolize the human species taken by an attack of existential angst.

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Uffington White Horse, Uffington Castle, England

June 23rd, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Uffington White Horse is a highly stylised hill figure, 374 feet (110 m) long, cut out of the turf on the upper slopes of Uffington Castle, a largely Iron Age hill fort near The Ridgeway, in the civil parish of Uffington in the English county of Oxfordshire (formerly Berkshire). It is located some five miles (eight kilometres) south of the town of Faringdon and a similar distance west of the town of Wantage. Best views of the horse are obtained from the north, particularly from around the villages of Great Coxwell, Longcot and Fernham. The hill upon which the figure is drawn is called White Horse Hill and the hills immediately surrounding it, the White Horse Hills. The nearest settlements are Woolstone, Kingston Lisle, Knighton, Compton Beauchamp and Uffington.

The figure has been shown to date back some 3,000 years, to the Bronze Age, based on optically stimulated luminescence dating carried out following archaeological investigations in 1994. These studies produced three dates ranging between 1400 and 600 BC. Iron Age coins have been found that bear a representation of the Uffington White Horse re-inforcing the early dating of this artefact, thus further discounting alternate theories that the figure was created in the Early Middle Ages. Numerous other prominent prehistoric sites are located nearby, notably Wayland's Smithy, a long barrow less than two kilometres to the west.

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