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Airport traffic, Pedra Lume, Sal Island, Cape Verde

March 20th, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Sal International Airport - airport traffic.

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The Bergisel, Innsbruck, Austria

March 20th, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Bergisel is a hill (746 m) that lies to the south of Innsbruck, Austria, in the area of Wilten, where the Sill river (Wipptal) meets the Inn Valley.

The name is derived from the Latin name burgusinus (mountain), which then became Bergisel in German. Among its earlier uses were as a cremation site and as a habitation area during the Ice Age.

In 1809, Bergisel was the site of the four Battles of Bergisel under the command of the freedom fighter Andreas Hofer. In 1892, the Andreas Hofer monument was erected in order to commemorate the battles.

Since 1952, Innsbruck has hosted one leg of the Four Hills Tournament. The Bergiselschanze was built of concrete for the 1964 Winter Olympics to replace an older, smaller ramp. It was also used for the 1976 Winter Olympics. A new ramp was opened in 2003, designed by the architect Zaha Hadid, as the old one no longer conformed to contemporary requirements of ski jumping.

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Theatre of Telmessos, Turkey

March 20th, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The theater was built in the early Roman period and was renovated in the 2nd century A.D. It had the capacity of 5,000 people.

Telmessos (or Telmessus), later Anastasiopolis, then Makri/Macre was the largest city in Lycia, near the Carian border, and is sometimes confused with Telmessos in Caria. The well-protected harbor of Telmessos is separated from the Gulf of Telmessos by an island.

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Stadium of Cibyra, Golhisar, Turkey

March 20th, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Stadium of Cibyra in Golhisar, Turkey.

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Theatre of Aphrodisias, Geyre, Turkey

March 20th, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The original first century B.C. construction date of the theater was suggested by a dedication inscribed on the stage building. In the 2nd century A.D. certain structural changes were made to make the theater suitable for gladiatorial combats.

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OSiR at Turmoncka Str. Warsaw, Poland

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

OSiR at Turmoncka Str. Warsaw, Poland (OSiR in Polish stands for Sports and Recreation Center).

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Driver’s License Examination Center, Warsaw, Poland

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

Driver's License Examination Center in Warsaw, Poland.

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Labyrinth?, Hunstanton, England

February 27th, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Labyrinth? near Hunstanton, England.

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