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The Collegium Maius, or Great College, Cracow, Poland

February 17th, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Collegium Maius, or Great College, in Kraków, Poland, is the Jagiellonian University's oldest building, dating back to the 15th century. It stands at the corner of ulica Jagiellońska (Jagiellon Street) and ulica Świętej Anny (St. Anne Street).

The Collegium Maius was rebuilt in the late 15th century as a late-Gothic structure surrounding a large courtyard bordered with arcades. In 1517 a well was built in the center of the courtyard. Professors lived and worked upstairs, while lectures were held downstairs.

In the 1490s the Collegium Maius counted among its students Nicolaus Copernicus, the Renaissance astronomer and polymath who would revolutionize European ideas about the universe.

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The place of former German Nazi Camp no 369, Cracow, Poland

February 17th, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The place of former German Nazi Camp no 369 in Cracow, Poland. Camp built by the Germans in the years 1942-44. In the camp were mainly French and British soldiers. During the II World War there were about 17 thousand prisoners, there.

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Borek Fortress no 52, Cracow, Poland

February 17th, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Borek Fortress no 52 in Cracow, Poland.

Built by the Austrians in the years 1885-1886.

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Grabówki, Wieliczka, Poland

February 17th, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Ponds in Wieliczka - a great site for ASG.

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Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Mlociny, Warsaw, Poland

February 16th, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University (Polish: Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego) is a state university in Warsaw. It was founded 1999, named after Stefan Cardinal Wyszyński.

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The glacier Frostisen, Norway

February 15th, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The glacier Frostisen is one of the larger plateau glaciers in Norway. Frostisen covers an area of about 25 km², and is 1,710 meters above sea level at its highest point and 840 meters above sea level at its lowest point. It lies near Skjomen, a fjord branch of Ofotfjorden in the Ofoten district in northern Norway, located just south of the city Narvik.

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Rochdale, England

February 14th, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Rochdale is a large market town in Greater Manchester, England. It lies amongst the foothills of the Pennines on the River Roch, 5.3 miles (8.5 km) north-northwest of Oldham, and 9.8 miles (15.8 km) north-northeast of the city of Manchester. Rochdale is surrounded by several smaller settlements which together form the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, of which Rochdale is the largest settlement and administrative centre. Rochdale has a total population of 95,796.

Historically a part of Lancashire, Rochdale's recorded history begins with an entry in the Domesday Book of 1086 under Recedham Manor. The ancient parish of Rochdale was a division of the hundred of Salford and one of the largest ecclesiastical parishes in England comprising several townships. By 1251, Rochdale had become important enough to have been granted a Royal charter. Subsequently, Rochdale flourished into a centre of northern England's woollen trade, and by the early 18th century was described as being "remarkable for many wealthy merchants".

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Żerków, Poland

February 14th, 2009 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Żerków is a town in Jarocin County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland, with 2,076 inhabitants (2004). Zerkow was used by the Germans during WWII as a resort spot for soldiers during the war, which is located 53 kilometers east of the Polish Industrial City of Poznan, Poland.

In 1962 a telecommunication tower of reinforced concrete similar to that at Piatkowo was built.

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