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Posted by David  •  Aug 10th, 2005 11:34:17 am - Subscribe | Mood: good | Music: Tsushima Masaki - Crystal Tokyo

This is a sub-area of the Groom Lake facility in Nevada where UFOs are stored, built, and tested. Also called Dreamland. See Area 51 website.

  • Area 51 Base

    In 1994 the SS American Star was being towed to Thailand to become a floating hotel. Disaster struck while passing the Canary island of Fuerteventura and a strong storm beached the ship and broke her in two. Today you can still see the bow of the ship sitting on the beach and rusting away.

  • SS America Star

    Home of the Oregon Ducks American Football team is Autzen Stadium in Springfield, Oregon. The central “O” and end-zone “Oregon” is clearly visible in signature yellow on green.

  • Autzen Stadium, Springfield

    This is a cracking shot of a plane coming into land at “>Haneda Airport (AKA Tokyo International Airport). By sheer passenger throughput, Haneda is the busiest airport in all of Asia and the fourth-busiest airport in the world, handling over 60 million passengers a year.

  • Haneda Airport, Tokyo

    This is the Lovell Telescope at the Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire, UK. Apparently it’s the largest radio telescope in Europe and has been in operation since 1957, which was just in time for the launch of Sputnik 1, the world’s first artificial satellite. Jodrell Bank was the only installation in the world able to track Sputnik’s booster rocket by radar (Wikipedia page). You can also see the smaller Mach II dish just to the south east.

  • Lovell Telescope

    This is the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. The Acroplois has an incredibly ancient history (described in some detail over at Wikipedia), but today it is best known for the most famous surviving building of Ancient Greece, the Parthenon (which is shown in our thumbnail). The Parthenon has stood here for nearly 2,500 years (Wikipedia page), and there’s lots of other ancient sights at here too, so here’s a map of the area in the the time of Socrates and Plato to compare with.

  • Ancient Greece

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    February 11th, 2007

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