Family Life 1959 Dartmouth uk, home movie from around Dartmouth in the good old days


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Torcross Storms Nov 13th 2014 village hit by storm force winds again this year


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Girl in Bubble ‘Dancing girl’ Inflatable Bubble


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African Queen historic ship wrecked in Dartmouth UK blaze March 11th 2014


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African Queen Fire Dartmouth UK March 11th 2014


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Slapton Sands the shingle on the beach has gone and left sand just like magic’


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Torcross / Slapton Sands 16/02/2014 the perfect sunny sunday after the storms


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Slapton Sands Road (The Line) 16/02/2014 Is open The big clean up with bulldozers after the storm.


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Slapton Sands Road (The Line) 16/02/2014 Is open The big clean up with bulldozers after the storm.
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Slapton Sands (The Line) unedited film after the storm Friday night 14/02/2014 find the road.


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Slapton Sands Road (The Line) Is closed. The beach and road have merged after the storm.


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Torcross Friday 14th 2014 Thundering Waves Smashing Against The Sea Defences GoPro Action


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Road Closed At Forces Tavern Video update Via GoPro Camera Car Friday 14th February 2014


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Torcross Unedited, The Next Day After The Storms Filmed Jus As It Was The Clean Up


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Devastation Hits Torcross Again Fire Destroys The Boat House Restaurant, days after flooding.


Devastation Hits Torcross again Fire Destroys The Boat House Restaurant, days after flooding. The Boat House cafe at Torcross. Fire Crews are tackling a large blaze that started around 4pm Monday 10/02/2014 the fire service received many calls of a building on fire along the sea front at Torcross and the building was well alight. Crews from Dartmouth, Salcombe, Ivybridge, Brixham and Paigton and later a Comand Control unit they came from Totnes, followed by a high level platform to finish the job. .The owners have just had all their frontage windows smashed by the recent devastating floods and storm force winds now all this. For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk Tel Mobile 07956141090 Home 01803834216
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Torcross Old Black and White Film Footage of the Storm Torcross South Devon UK


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Torcross Storms Dramatic Still Pictures From The High Waves and Damage etc.


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Torcross Storms Dramatic Still Pictures From The High Waves and Damage etc.


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Beesands South Devon after the storm and a chat with some local folk.


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Bayards Cove, Lower Ferry Slip entrance at Dartmouth uk Flooded.


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Bayards Cove, Lower Ferry Slip entrance at Dartmouth uk Flooded.


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North Hallsands South Devon After The Storm Car Park and Road Taken By The Lashing Storm


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North Hallsands South Devon After The Storm Car Park and Road Taken By The Lashing Storm


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Torcross Friday After The Devastating Storm And Gales Folks Trying To Get Back To Normal.


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Storm Damage At Slapton Memorial Car Park Nr Torcross South Devon.


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Torcross Bill Shaw talks on camera about the Dramatic storm that smashed into cottages at Torcross,


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Torcross Devastation as high tides and storm force winds crash into coastal cottages South Devon


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Torcross Tuesday Night Floods, Gales, Storm Force Winds, Blocked Road at Slapton Sands South Devon


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Dartmouth Storms and floods Bayards Cove, Lower Ferry, Blackpool Sands, Embankment


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Dartmouth uk floods in Victoria rd and the Conservative club & Market Square 18/01/2014 BBC News.


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Operation Overlord 1944 in South Devon on the British coast and other sea side towns,


Allied forces rehearsed their roles for D-Day months before the invasion. On 28 April 1944, in south Devon on the British coast, 946 American soldiers and sailors were killed when German torpedo boats surprised one of these landing exercises, Exercise Tiger. The effectiveness of the deception operations was increased by a news blackout from Britain. Travel to and from the Republic of Ireland was banned, and movements within several miles of the coasts restricted. The German embassies and consulates in neutral countries were flooded with all sorts of misleading information, in the well-founded hope that any genuine information on the landings would be ignored with all the confusing chaff. There were several leaks prior to or on D-Day. Through the Cicero affair, the Germans obtained documents containing references to Overlord, but these documents lacked all detail. Another such leak was General Charles de Gaulle's radio message after D-Day. He, unlike all the other leaders, stated that this invasion was the real invasion. This had the potential to ruin the Allied deceptions Fortitude North and Fortitude South. For example, Eisenhower referred to the landings as the initial invasion. Nevertheless, the Germans did not believe de Gaulle and waited too long to move in extra units against the Allies. For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
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American Army on D Day Training in South Devon 1943


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Milwaukee, WI 1943


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Milwaukee, WI 1943
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Hamberg 1943 Destruction from the combined bombing from the American and British Bombers


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Hamberg 1943 Destruction from the combined bombing from the American and British Bombers
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Storm Waves Wind all at Blackpool Sands Nr Dartmouth UK December 23rd 2013


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Storm Waves Wind all at Blackpool Sands Nr Dartmouth UK December 23rd 2013
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1960’s Buckingham Palace London The Mall Admiralty Arch and Hyde Park 16mm colour film


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1960’s Buckingham Palace London The Mall Admiralty Arch and Hyde Park 16mm colour film
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Go Pro HD Camera Car From B.P. Station Dartmouth UK to Halwell Village South Devon


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Go Pro HD Camera Car From B.P. Station Dartmouth UK to Halwell Village South Devon
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Go Pro HD Camera Car Dartmouth UK to Kingsbrige and Morrisons Supermarket South Devon


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Go Pro HD Camera Car Dartmouth UK to Kingsbrige and Morrisons Supermarket South Devon
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2011 Vintage Working Rally


2011 Vintage Working Rally
2011 Vintage Working Rally
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Sol Gavilanes Hotel Resort : Cala Galdana Menorca An impressive 4 Star hotel Hoilday


Sol Gavilanes Hotel Cala Galdana Menorca. An impressive hotel with magnificent views of the bay and the Mediterranean Sea. For more videos check my website! http://videotechmedia.co.uk
Sol Gavilanes Hotel Resort : Cala Galdana Menorca An impressive 4 Star hotel Hoilday
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Shakespeare Week 10/07/20013 Elfic – Juggler & Jester at the Royal Avenue Gardens Dartmouth UK.


Shakespeare Week 10/07/20013 Elfic - Juggler & Jester at the Royal Avenue Gardens Dartmouth UK Who is Elfic? Rupert Elford, (a.k.a. Elfic the Jester and Professor Elfic), graduated in 1988 from Bristol University with a BSc in Chemistry and an ability to juggle. However his passion for circus skills and performance gravitated him towards a career in entertainment. After countless hours of obsessive practice and a stint at Cicus School, Rupert mastered the arts of toppling off tightropes, wobbling on unicycles and juggling dangerous objects. His alter ego, Elfic the Jester was born in 1992 and has since entertained young and old in every imaginable venue in the South West. In 1995 he inadvertently won 'Jester of the Year' in Covent Garden and more recently has performed as one half of 'The Desmond Tutus Unicycle Ballet Troupe'. He has been teaching circus skills in schools, youth clubs and community centres for many years now, which has proved successful and popular. In Prof Elfics' Science Circus Rupert at last has the chance to combine his scientific knowledge with his circus experience..co.uk For more videos visite my website www.videotechmedia.co.uk
Shakespeare Week 10/07/20013 Elfic – Juggler & Jester at the Royal Avenue Gardens Dartmouth UK.
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Dried Flowers Beautiful Dried Flowers seen here in the Country Cupboard Lewisburg Pennsylvania USA


Beautiful dried flowers seen here in the Country Cupboard Lewisburg Pennsylvania USA
Dried Flowers Beautiful Dried Flowers seen here in the Country Cupboard Lewisburg Pennsylvania USA
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Millionaires’ Row just out side Williamsport Pennsylvania WOW.


Millionaires' Row just out side Williamsport Pennsylvania WOW.
Millionaires’ Row just out side Williamsport Pennsylvania WOW.
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More Beautiful Homes in Lewisburg , Pennsylvania, United States


Lewisburg is a borough in Union County, Pennsylvania, United States, 30 miles (48 km) south by southeast of Williamsport and 60 miles (97 km) north of Harrisburg. In the past, it was the commercial center for a fertile grain and general farming region. The population was 5,620 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Union County.Located in central Pennsylvania, on the West Branch Susquehanna River, Lewisburg is northwest of Sunbury. It is home to Bucknell University and is near the Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary. Its 19th-century downtown was recently placed on the National Register of Historic Places
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Beautiful Homes in Lewisburg is a borough in Union County, Pennsylvania, United States


NA Lewisburg is a borough in Union County, Pennsylvania, United States, 30 miles (48 km) south by southeast of Williamsport and 60 miles (97 km) north of Harrisburg. In the past, it was the commercial center for a fertile grain and general farming region. The population was 5,620 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Union County.Located in central Pennsylvania, on the West Branch Susquehanna River, Lewisburg is northwest of Sunbury. It is home to Bucknell University and is near the Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary. Its 19th-century downtown was recently placed on the National Register of Historic Places
Beautiful Homes in Lewisburg is a borough in Union County, Pennsylvania, United States
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Beautiful old church seen here in Lewisburg Pennsylvania USA.


Beautiful old church in Lewisburg Pennsylvania USA.
Beautiful old church seen here in Lewisburg Pennsylvania USA.
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Buffalo Church Pennsylvania USA Built in 1773 Historical and Museum Commission.


Buffalo church Pennsylvania USA built in 1773 Historical and Museum Commission
Buffalo Church Pennsylvania USA Built in 1773 Historical and Museum Commission.
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THE FOG HORN HOUSE AT WIND POINT LIGHTHOUSE RACINE, WI USA.


The Fog Horn House at Wind Point Lighthouse was built in 1900. The original horns, silenced by the Coast Guard in 1965, are still mounted. When operating they could be heard from 10 miles away. The building is now used as a Maritime Museum and is open to the public May thru October."
THE FOG HORN HOUSE AT WIND POINT LIGHTHOUSE RACINE, WI USA.
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AMISH AND MENNONITES CARRIAGES AT THE CARRIAGE CORNER RESTAURANT LEWISBUGE PENNSYLVANIA.


AMISH AND MENNONITES CARRIAGES AT THE CARRIAGE CORNER RESTAURANT LEWISBURG PENNSYLVANIA USA.
AMISH AND MENNONITES CARRIAGES AT THE CARRIAGE CORNER RESTAURANT LEWISBUGE PENNSYLVANIA.
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BUFFALO CREEK “BEAUTIFUL GARDENS AND FLOWERS IN PENNSYLVANIA U.S.A.


THIS BEAUTIFUL GARDEN AND FLOWERS BELONG TO JEAN AND IT SET BY BUFFALO CREEK IN PENNSYLVANIA U.S.A.
BUFFALO CREEK “BEAUTIFUL GARDENS AND FLOWERS IN PENNSYLVANIA U.S.A.
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THE COUNTRY CUPBOARD CHRISTMAS SHOP IN LEWISBURG PENNSLVANIA USA


THE COUNTRY CUPBOARD CHRISTMAS SHOP IN LEWISBURG PENNSYLVANIA USA
THE COUNTRY CUPBOARD CHRISTMAS SHOP IN LEWISBURG PENNSLVANIA USA
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PODINGTON BASE (1989) WW2 HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP


I FILMED THIS BACK IN 1989 MOST OF THE OLD HUTS AND BUILDINGS HAVE NOW GONE.
PODINGTON BASE (1989) WW2 HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP
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BRANDENBERG GATE (1992) SPOOKY NIGHT FILM, ONE OF THE MAIN SYMBOLS OF BERLIN


The Brandenburg GateThe Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is a former city gate and one of the main symbols of Berlin and Germany. It is located west of the city center at the junction of Unter den Linden and Ebertstraße, immediately west of the Pariser Platz. It is the only remaining gate of a series through which Berlin was once entered. One block to the north stands the Reichstag building. The gate is the monumental entry to Unter den Linden, the renowned boulevard of linden trees which formerly led directly to the city palace of the Prussian monarchs. It was commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia as a sign of peace and built by Carl Gotthard Langhans from 1788 to 1791. Having suffered considerable damage in World War II, the Brandenburg Gate was fully restored from 2000 to 2002 by the Stiftung Denkmalschutz Berlin (Berlin Monument Conservation Foundation). Today, it is regarded as one of Europe's most famous landmarks. the time of Frederick William (1688), shortly after the Thirty Years' war and a century before the gate was constructed, Berlin was a small walled city within a star fort with several named gates: Spandauer Thor, St. Georgen Thor, Stralower Thor, Cöpenicker Thor, Neues Thor, and Leipziger Thor (see map). Relative peace, a policy of religious tolerance, and status as capital of the Kingdom of Prussia facilitated the growth of the city. The Berlin Excise Wall with its 18 gates.The Brandenburg Gate was not part of the old fortifications but one of 18 gates within the fiscal excise wall (German: Akzisemauer), erected in the 1730s, including the old fortified city and many of its then suburbs. Between 1788 and 1791 the prior simple guard houses siding the gate were replaced by the current construction. The Gate consists of twelve Doric columns, six to each side, forming five passageways. Citizens originally were allowed to use only the outermost two. Atop the gate is the Quadriga, a chariot drawn by four horses driven by Victoria, the Roman goddess of victory. Napoleon in Berlin.The Gate's design is based upon the Propylaea, the gateway to the Acropolis in Athens, Greece and is consistent with Berlin's history of architectural classicism (first, Baroque, and then neo-Palladian). The Gate was the first "Athens on the River Spree" by architect Carl Gotthard von Langhans. The capital Quadriga was sculpted by Johann Gottfried Schadow. The Brandenburg Gate's design has remained essentially unchanged since its completion even as it has played different political roles in German history. After the 1806 Prussian defeat at the Battle of Jena-Auerstedt, Napoleon took the Quadriga to Paris. The gate in 1928After Napoleon's defeat in 1814 and the Prussian occupation of Paris by General Ernst von Pfuel, the Quadriga was restored to Berlin and Victoria's wreath of oak leaves was supplemented with a new symbol of Prussian power, the Iron Cross. The Quadriga faces east, as it did when it was originally installed in 1793. At that time, only the royal family was allowed to pass through the central archway,as well as members of the Pfuel family from 1814 to 1919. In addition, the central archway was also used by the coaches of Ambassadors on the single occasion of their presenting their letters of credence to the monarch. When a much larger Berlin was partitioned after World War II, the central borough of the city fell into the Soviet sector, adjoining the British sector at the Brandenburg Gate.When the Nazis ascended to power they used the Gate as a party symbol. The Gate survived World War II and was one of the damaged structures still standing in the Pariser Platz ruins in 1945 (another being the Academy of Fine Arts). The gate was badly damaged with holes in the columns from bullets and nearby explosions. Following Germany's surrender and the end of the war, the governments of East Berlin and West Berlin restored it in a joint effort. The holes were patched, and were visible for many years following the war
BRANDENBERG GATE (1992) SPOOKY NIGHT FILM, ONE OF THE MAIN SYMBOLS OF BERLIN
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EGUISHEIM THE UNIQUENESS OF THIS LITTLE TOWN DATES BACK TO THE MIDDLE AGES.


Ideally located on the Wine Road, Eguisheim is inaccurately considered to be a simple offshoot of the city of Colmar. The uniqueness of this city, which dates back to the Middle Ages, lies in the winding streets which are abundant with flowers as well as in the beauty of the surrounding countryside. The quality of the services that the local hotels and restaurants offer favorise long stays. To fully enjoy your visit to this ancient city, one must be aware of its fascinating history. The name of the city comes from "home of Egino or Egeno," the Count of Eguisheim. The first official mention of the city dates back to 720 in an act of donation. Archeological research reveals that tens of thousands of years ago homo-sapiens from the Dordogne region occupied Eguisheim. At the center of this charming city, which was fortified in 1257, one finds the remains of the fortified castle that was constructed in the 13th century by the Count Eberhard who was the son of Adalbert, the Duke of Alsace, and the nephew of Saint Odile. In 1049 Bruno of Eguisheim was born here; he would become Pope under the name of Léon IX and was partly responsible for the reform of the Church in the Middle Ages. He was later canonized. From a totally different point of view, Eguisheim is considered to be the cradle of Alsatian wine-making in the 4th century. The expansion of this industry took place during the Middle Ages as the bishops of Strasbourg and certain Abbeys owned and developped their vineyards. The reputation of the marvelous wine that came from this region soon travelled. Wines from Eguisheim were found on the royal tables of England and Holland. Later, Voltaire, who stayed in a nearby region, would declare his preference for these wines and acquired certain domains. Every Alsatian grape is grown in Eguisheim. Don't miss taking advantage of a wine tasting next time you are in the region.
EGUISHEIM THE UNIQUENESS OF THIS LITTLE TOWN DATES BACK TO THE MIDDLE AGES.
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COLMAR FRANCE IS THE “CAPITAL OF ALSATION WINE” POPULATION OF 65,713.


Colmar (French: Colmar, pronounced: [kɔlmaʁ]; Alsatian: Colmer [ˈkolməʁ]; German: Colmar, between 1871--1918 and 1940-1945: Kolmar) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France. It is the capital of the department. Colmar is also the seat of the highest jurisdiction in Alsace, the appellate court. It is situated along the Alsatian Wine Route and considers itself to be the "Capital of Alsatian Wine" (capitale des vins d'Alsace). In 2006, the city of Colmar had a population of 65,713 and the metropolitan area of Colmar had a population of 120,367.Colmar is the center of the arrondissement of Colmar, which has 144,700 inhabitants in 2006.Colmar is the home town of the painter and engraver Martin Schongauer and the sculptor Frédéric Bartholdi, who designed the Statue of Liberty. The city is renowned for its well preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks and its museums, among which the Unterlinden Museum. Colmar was founded in the 9th century. This was the location where Charles the Fat held a diet in 884. Colmar was granted the status of a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire in 1226. In 1575, the city adopted the Protestant Reformation, long after the northern neighbours of Strasbourg and Sélestat. During the Thirty Years' War, the city was taken by the armies of Sweden in 1632, who held it for two years. The city was conquered by France under Louis XIV in 1673. In 1679 (Treaties of Nijmegen) Colmar was ceded to France. With the rest of Alsace, Colmar was annexed by the newly formed German Empire in 1871 as a result of the Franco-Prussian War. It returned to France after World War I, was annexed by Nazi Germany in 1940, and then reverted to French control after the battle of the "Colmar Pocket" in 1945. Colmar has been continuously governed by conservative parties since 1947, the Popular Republican Movement (1947--1977), the Union for French Democracy (1977--1995) and the Union for a Popular Movement (since 1995), and has had only three mayors during that time. The Colmar Treasure, hidden during the Black Death, was discovered here in 1863.
COLMAR FRANCE IS THE “CAPITAL OF ALSATION WINE” POPULATION OF 65,713.
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FONTAINBLEAU THE ROYAL CHATEAUTHE LARGEST CHATEAU IN FRANCE


The Royal Château of Fontainebleau (in the Seine-et-Marne département), the largest of the French royal châteaux, introduced to France the Italian Mannerist style in interior decoration and in gardens, and transformed them in the translation. The French Mannerist style of interior decoration of the 16th century is known as the "Fontainebleau style:" it combined sculpture, metalwork, painting, stucco and woodwork, and outdoors the patterned garden parterre. The Fontainebleau style combined allegorical paintings in molded plasterwork where the framing was treated as if it were leather or paper, slashed and rolled into scrolls and combined with arabesques and grotesques. Fontainbleau ideals of female beauty are Mannerist: a small neat head on a long neck, exaggeratedly long torso and limbs, small high breasts — almost a return to Late Gothic beauties. The new works at Fontainebleau were recorded in refined and detailed engravings that circulated among connoisseurs and artists. Through the engravings by the "Fontainebleau school" this new style was transmitted to other northern European centers, Antwerp especially, and Germany, and eventually London. The château as it is today is the work of many monarchs, building on a structure of François I. The building is ranged round a series of courts. The city of Fontainebleau has grown up around the remainder of the "Forest of Fontainebleau," a former royal hunting park. The older château on this site was already used in the latter part of the 12th century by Louis VII, for whom Thomas à Becket consecrated the chapel. Fontainebleau was a favourite residence of Philip Augustus and Louis IX. The creator of the present edifice was François I, under whom the architect Gilles le Breton erected most of the buildings of the Cour Ovale, including the Porte Dorée, its southern entrance. The king also invited the architect Sebastiano Serlio to France, and Leonardo da Vinci. The "Gallery of Francis I", with its frescoes framed in stucco by Rosso Fiorentino between 1522 and 1540, was the first great decorated gallery built in France. Broadly speaking, at Fontainebleau the Renaissance was introduced to France. The Salle des Fêtes, in the reign of Henri II, was decorated by the Italian Mannerist painters, Francesco Primaticcio and Niccolo dell' Abbate. Benvenuto Cellini's "Nymph of Fontainebleau," commissioned for the château, is at the Louvre. Another campaign of extensive construction was undertaken by King Henri II and Catherine de' Medici, who commissioned architects Philibert Delorme and Jean Bullant. To the Fontainebleau of François I and Henri II, King Henri IV added the Court that carries his name, the Cour des Princes, with the adjoining Galerie de Diane de Poitiers and the Galerie des Cerfs, used as a library. A "second school of Fontainebleau" decorators, less ambitious and original than the first, evolved from these additional projects. Henri IV pierced the wooded park with a 1200m canal (which can be fished today) and ordered the planting of pines, elms and fruit trees. Napoleon I's throne room. Three hundred years later the château had fallen into disrepair and during the French Revolution many of the original furnishings were stolen. What remained were sold, in the long Revolutionary sales of the contents of all the Royal châteaux, intended as a way of raising money for the nation and insuring that the Bourbons could not return to their comforts. Nevertheless, with a decade Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, began to transform the Château de Fontainebleau into a symbol of his grandeur, as an alternative to empty Versailles, with its Bourbon connotations. At Fontainebleau Napoleon bade farewell to his Old Guard and went into exile in 1814. With modifications of the château's structure, including the cobblestone entrance wide enough for his carriage, Napoleon helped make the château the place that visitors see today. Fontainebleau was the setting of the Second Empire court of his nephew Napoleon III. Philip the Fair, Henry III and Louis XIII were all born in the palace, and the first of these kings died there. Christina of Sweden lived there for years, following her abdication in 1654. In 1685 Fontainebleau saw the signing of the Edict of Fontainebleau, which revoked the Edict of Nantes (1598). Royal guests of the Bourbon kings were housed at Fontainebleau: Peter the Great of Russia and Christian VII of Denmark, and so, under Napoleon was Pope Pius VII — in 1804 when he came to consecrate the emperor Napoleon, and in 1812—1814, when he was Napoleon's prisoner.
FONTAINBLEAU THE ROYAL CHATEAUTHE LARGEST CHATEAU IN FRANCE
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THE CHATEAU DE CHANTILLY IS A HISTORIC CHATEAU LOCATED IN THE TOWN OF CHANTILLY FRANCE.


The Château de Chantilly is a historic château located in the town of Chantilly, France. It comprises two attached buildings; the Grand Château, destroyed during the French Revolution and rebuilt in the 1870s, and the Petit Château which was built around 1560 for Anne de Montmorency. Owned by the Institut de France, the château houses the Musée Condé, which is one of the finest art galleries in France and is open to the public. The estate's connection with the Montmorency family began in 1484. The first mansion (no longer extant, now replaced by the Grand Château) was built in 1528--1531 for the Constable Anne de Montmorency by Pierre Chambiges. The Petit Château was also built for him, around 1560, probably by Jean Bullant. In 1632, after the death of Henri II, it passed to the Grand Condé who inherited it through his mother, a Montmorency. Several interesting pieces of history are associated with the château during the 17th century. Molière's play, Les Précieuses ridicules, received its first performance here in 1659. Madame de Sévigné relates in her memoirs that when Louis XIV visited in 1671, François Vatel, the maître d'hôtel to the Grand Condé, committed suicide when he feared the fish would be served late. The original mansion was destroyed in the French Revolution. It was repaired in a modest way by the last Condé, but the entire property was confiscated from the Orléans family between the years 1853 and 1872, during which interval it was owned by Coutts, an English bank. Chantilly was entirely rebuilt in 1875--1881 by Henri d'Orléans, duc d'Aumale (1822--1897) to the designs of Honore Daumet. The new château met with mixed reviews. Boni de Castellane summed up one line of thought: "What is today styled a marvel is one of the saddest specimens of the architecture of our era — one enters at the second floor and descends to the salons". In the end, the Duc d'Aumale bequeathed the property to the Institut de France upon his death in 1897.
THE CHATEAU DE CHANTILLY IS A HISTORIC CHATEAU LOCATED IN THE TOWN OF CHANTILLY FRANCE.
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SAN FRANCISCO (1996) VIEW BY CABLE CAR,THE MOST POPULOUS CITY IN CALIFORNIA.


San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the fourth most populous city in California and the 12th most populous city in the United States, with a 2009 estimated population of 815,358The only consolidated city-county in California,it encompasses a land area of 46.7 square miles (121 km2) on the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, giving it a density of 17,323 people/mi² (6,688.4 people/km²). It is the most densely settled large city (population greater than 200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely populated large city in the United States. San Francisco is the financial, cultural, and transportation center of the San Francisco Bay Area, a region of more than 7.4 million people which includes San Jose and Oakland. In 1776, the Spanish established a fort at the Golden Gate and a mission named for Francis of Assisi on the site. The California Gold Rush in 1848 propelled the city into a period of rapid growth, increasing the population in one year from 1,000 to 25,000, and thus transforming it into the largest city on the West Coast at the time. After three-quarters of the city was destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and fire,San Francisco was quickly rebuilt, hosting the Panama-Pacific International Exposition nine years later. During World War II, San Francisco was the port of embarkation for service members shipping out to the Pacific Theater. After the war, the confluence of returning servicemen, massive immigration, liberalizing attitudes, and other factors led to the Summer of Love and the gay rights movement, cementing San Francisco as a center of liberal activism in the United States. Today, San Francisco is a popular international tourist destination, renowned for its chilly summer fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture and its famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, and Chinatown. The city is also a principal banking and finance center, and the home to more than 30 international financial institutions,helping to make San Francisco eighteenth place in the world's top producing cities, ninth in the United States, and fifteenth place in the top twenty Global Financial Centers.
SAN FRANCISCO (1996) VIEW BY CABLE CAR,THE MOST POPULOUS CITY IN CALIFORNIA.
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FISHERMANS WHARF (PIER 39) 1996, SANFRANCISCO MARIITIME NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK.


Fisherman's Wharf gets its name and neighborhood characteristics from the city's early days during the Gold Rush where Italian emigre fishermen settled in the area and fished for the Dungeness Crab. From then until present day it remained the home base of San Francisco's fishing fleet. Despite its redevelopment into a tourist attraction during the 1970s and 1980s, the area is still home to many active fishermen and their fleets. Attractions and characteristics Tourists enjoy Dungeness crab at Fisherman's Wharf.One of the busiest and well known tourist attractions in North America, it is best known for being the location of Pier 39, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, the Cannery Shopping Center, Ghirardelli Square, a Ripley's Believe it or Not museum, the Musée Mécanique, the Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf, Forbes Island and restaurants and stands that serve fresh seafood, most notably Dungeness crab and clam chowder served in a sourdough bread bowl. Some of the restaurants, like Pompei's Grotto and Alioto's #8, go back for three generations of the same family ownership. Nearby Pier 45 has a chapel in memory of the "Lost Fishermen" of San Francisco and Northern California. Other attractions in Fisherman's Wharf area are the Hyde Street Pier which is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the USS Pampanito a decommissioned World War 2 era submarine, and the Balclutha, a 19th century whaling ship Fisherman's Wharf plays host to many San Francisco events, including a world-class fireworks display for Fourth of July, and some of the best views of the Fleet Week air shows. One of the city's most popular figures is a harmless but controversial resident of Fisherman's Wharf called the World Famous Bushman, a local street performer who sits behind some branches and startles people who walk by. He has gained notoriety during the 30 years he has been doing this. In 1985, the wharf was used as a filming location in the James Bond film A View to a Kill, where Bond (played for the last time by Roger Moore) met with CIA agent Chuck Lee (David Yip) in his quest to eliminate the villain of the film Max Zorin (Christopher Walken).
FISHERMANS WHARF (PIER 39) 1996, SANFRANCISCO MARIITIME NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK.
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DATONA BEACH HAS HARD PACKED SAND ALLOWS MOTORIZED VEHICLES TO DRIVE ON IT.


Daytona Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, USA. According to 2008 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the city has a population of 64,211. Daytona Beach is a principal city of the Deltona -- Daytona Beach -- Ormond Beach, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, which the census bureau estimated had a 2006 population of 496,575. Daytona Beach is a principal city in the Fun Coast region of the state of Florida. The city is historically known as having a beach where the hard packed sand allows motorized vehicles to drive on the beach in restricted areas. This hard packed sand made Daytona Beach a mecca for motorsports, with the old Daytona Beach Road Course having hosted races for over 50 years. This course was replaced in 1959 by the Daytona International Speedway. The city is also the headquarters for NASCAR and the Grand American Road Racing Association. Daytona Beach is a year-round family-friendly resort area, but could also accurately be called a seasonal town, with large groups of out-of-towners descending upon the city for various events, most notably Speedweeks in early February when over 200,000 NASCAR fans come to attend the season-opening Daytona 500. Other events include the NASCAR Coke Zero 400 race in July, Bike Week in early March, Biketoberfest in late October, and the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race in January.
DATONA BEACH HAS HARD PACKED SAND ALLOWS MOTORIZED VEHICLES TO DRIVE ON IT.
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CHANTILLY (PART 2) A LIVING HORSE MUSEUM THE GREAT STABLES WERE BUILT IN 1719


The Great Stables were built in 1719, on the orders of Louis Henri, duke of Bourbon, Prince of Condé, who believed that he would be reincarnated as a horse. He asked the architect, Jean Aubert, to build stables that would be suitable to house a horse of his rank. The resulting 186 m long stables are considered a masterpiece of 18th century architecture. The stables could house 240 horses and up to five hundred hounds. In 1830, Henri d'Orléans, duke of Aumale, the fourth son of King Louis-Philippe, inherited the château from his uncle, the Duc de Bourbon. In 1886, Henri bequeathed the château, the stables, the racecourse, and almost 8 km² of forest land to the Institut de France, with the stipulation that it should be preserved as it was. Riding master Yves Bienaimé had begun his career in 1959, in the riding school housed in the stables. Twenty years later, he was struck by the state of neglect of the still-impressive building. He decided he would do what he could to bring back some of the former glory of the stables. On 6 June 1982, after four years of negotiations with the Institut over the concession, Yves and Annabel Bienaimé opened the museum to the public. The museum has 31 rooms with exhibits comprising over 1,200 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ceramics, covering equine topics like horsemanship, horse-drawn transport, art, history, equine health, and riding equipment. The museum is referred to as "living" because it houses 31 horses of various breeds. Part of the intent of the museum is to promote the education of the public by encouraging interaction with the animals. Three to five dressage demonstrations each day illustrate the basis of horsemanship, and a large equestrian show is presented at least once a month. The privately-run museum receives approximately 200,000 visitors each year; it receives no public subsidy or funding from the Institut de France. The current director of the museum is Sophie Bienaimé, daughter of the founder.
CHANTILLY (PART 2) A LIVING HORSE MUSEUM THE GREAT STABLES WERE BUILT IN 1719
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CHANTILLY (PART 1) THE HORSE-RACING CAPITAL OF FRANCE,


Chantilly is an elegant town and the horse-racing capital of France. Horse-racing was first introduced from England in 1830 and today Chantilly still trains some 3,000 thoroughbreds in the surrounding forests and countryside. June marks the beginning of the flat racing season, attracting society's big wigs for the two historic trophies - the Prix du Jockey-Club and Prix de Diane-Hermes. However, Chantilly has more to offer than just horse-racing. Its chateaus, parks, forests and lakes should keep you busy. If you do manage to exhaust these options there's always the Parc Asterix to investigate in nearby Plailly Chantilly racing is Flat racing, contested by the finest thoroughbred horses in the world. The course is right-handed with interlocking tracks, giving three courses in total covering distances from 1400 metres to 2400 metres. The course is home to two of the four French Classics; the Prix du Jockey Club and Prix de Diane. The Prix du Jockey Club was inspired by the Epsom Derby and is often termed the French Derby in recognition of its origins. The race is run over 2,100 metres, which is around a mile and 2 furlongs and is staged in June each year to great acclaim. Several winners have gone on to win at other notable races such as the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe and the Irish Der
CHANTILLY (PART 1) THE HORSE-RACING CAPITAL OF FRANCE,
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CHAMPS ELYSEES THE AVENUE DES CHAMP-ELYSEES (FRENCH PRONUNCIATION.:


8e Arrt.AVENUE des CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES Arrondissement VIIIe Quarter Champs-Élysées. Faubourg du Roule. Begins Place de la Concorde Ends Place Charles de Gaulle Length 1910 m Width 70 m Creation 1670 Denomination 2 March 1864 The Champs-Élysées as seen from the Arc de Triomphe The Avenue des Champs-Élysées (French pronunciation: ( listen)) is a prestigious avenue in Paris, France. With its cinemas, cafés, luxury specialty shops and clipped horse-chestnut trees, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is one of the most famous streets in the world, and with rents as high as €1.1 million (USD1.5 million) annually per 1,100 square feet (92.9 square metres) of space, it remains the second most expensive strip of real estate in Europe, having recently (as of 2010) been overtaken by London's Bond Street. The name is French for Elysian Fields, the place of the blessed dead in Greek mythology. The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is known in France as La plus belle avenue du monde ("The most beautiful avenue of the world") The arrival of global chain stores in recent years has strikingly changed its character, and in a first effort to stem these changes, the City of Paris (which has called this trend "banalisation") decided in 2007 to ban the Swedish clothing chain H&M from opening a store on the avenue. In 2008, however, American clothing chain Abercrombie & Fitch was given permission to open a store. The avenue runs for 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) through the 8th arrondissement in northwestern Paris, from the Place de la Concorde in the east, with the Obelisk of Luxor, to the Place Charles de Gaulle (formerly the Place de l'Étoile) in the west, location of the Arc de Triomphe. The Champs-Élysées forms part of the Axe historique. One of the principal tourist destinations in Paris, the lower part of the Champs-Élysées is bordered by greenery (Carré Marigny) and by buildings such as the Théâtre Marigny and the Grand Palais (containing the Palais de la Découverte). The Élysée Palace is slightly to the north, but not on the avenue itself. Further to the west, the avenue is lined with cinemas, cafés and restaurants (most notably Fouquet's), and luxury specialty shops. The Champs-Élysées ends at the Arc de Triomphe, built by Napoleon Bonaparte to honour his victories
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EIFFEL TOWER PARIS NICKNAME LA DAME DE FER, THE IRON LADY BUILT IN 1889


The Eiffel Tower (French: La Tour Eiffel, nickname La dame de fer, the iron lady) is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. Built in 1889, it has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest building in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world; millions of people ascend it every year. Named for its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair. The tower stands 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building. Upon its completion, it surpassed the Washington Monument to assume the title of tallest man-made structure in the world, a title it held for 41 years, until the Chrysler Building in New York City was built in 1930. Not including broadcast antennas, it is the second-tallest structure in France after the 2004 Millau Viaduct. The tower has three levels for visitors. Tickets can be purchased to ascend, by stairs or lift, to the first and second levels. The walk to the first level is over 300 steps, as is the walk from the first to the second level. The third and highest level is accessible only by elevator. Both the first and second levels feature restaurants. The tower has become the most prominent symbol of both Paris and France, often in the establishing shot of films set in the city. The structure was built between 1887 and 1889 as the entrance arch for the Exposition Universelle, a World's Fair marking the centennial celebration of the French Revolution. Three hundred workers joined together 18,038 pieces of puddled iron (a very pure form of structural iron), using two and a half million rivets, in a structural design by Maurice Koechlin. Eiffel was assisted in the design by engineers Émile Nouguier and Maurice Koechlin and architect Stephen Sauvestre.The risk of accident was great as, unlike modern skyscrapers, the tower is an open frame without any intermediate floors except the two platforms. However, because Eiffel took safety precautions, including the use of movable stagings, guard-rails and screens, only one man died. The tower was inaugurated on 31 March 1889, and opened on 6 May. The tower was much criticised by the public when it was built, with many calling it an eyesore. Newspapers of the day were filled with angry letters from the arts community of Paris. One is quoted extensively in William Watson's US Government Printing Office publication of 1892 Paris Universal Exposition: Civil Engineering, Public Works, and Architecture: "And during twenty years we shall see, stretching over the entire city, still thrilling with the genius of so many centuries, we shall see stretching out like a black blot the odious shadow of the odious column built up of riveted iron plates. Signers of this letter included Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier, Charles Gounod, Charles Garnier, Jean-Léon Gérôme, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, and Alexandre Dumas. Novelist Guy de Maupassant—who claimed to hate the tower supposedly ate lunch in the Tower's restaurant every day. When asked why, he answered that it was the one place in Paris where one could not see the structure. Today, the Tower is widely considered to be a striking piece of structural art. One of the great Hollywood movie clichés is that the view from a Parisian window always includes the tower. In reality, since zoning restrictions limit the height of most buildings in Paris to 7 stories, only a very few of the taller buildings have a clear view of the tower. Eiffel had a permit for the tower to stand for 20 years; it was to be dismantled in 1909, when its ownership would revert to the City of Paris. The City had planned to tear it down (part of the original contest rules for designing a tower was that it could be easily demolished) but as the tower proved valuable for communication purposes, it was allowed to remain after the expiry of the permit. The military used it to dispatch Parisian taxis to the front line during the First Battle of the Marne.
EIFFEL TOWER PARIS NICKNAME LA DAME DE FER, THE IRON LADY BUILT IN 1889
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WIND TERBINES AT TEHACHAPI- WILLOW SPRINGS ROAD CALIFORNIA.


Wind development in the Tehachapi Pass began in the early 1980s. The area hosts a multitude of wind farms, comprising one of California's largest wind resource areas. The pass is undergoing much repowering activity. The area has multiple generations of wind turbine technology installed, including both single and double blade turbines, as well as the more modern three blade horizontal axis design. The older generation turbines generate kilowatts, and the modern turbines installed generate up to 3 megawatts, depending on the specific turbine and manufacturer. The Tehachapi wind resource area is a net exporter of generation to other parts of the state of California. A state initiative to upgrade the transmission out of Tehachapi (Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project) began in 2008 and is expected to be completed by 2012. This has opened the door to further regional wind power development and multiple projects are expected to be installed to utilize that capacity. A prime location for viewing the turbines is off of State Route 58 and from Tehachapi-Willow Springs Road. One proponent for further regional wind power development is Southern California Edison who executed power purchase agreements for up to 1,500 megawatts (MW) or more of power generated from new projects to be built in the Tehachapi area. The 2006 contract, which more than doubles SCE's wind energy portfolio, envisions more than 50 square miles (130 km2) of wind parks in the Tehachapi region, which is triple the size of any existing U.S. wind farm. Other well-known wind turbine locations in California include the Altamont Pass Wind Farm and the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm, near Palm Springs In 1901, the Atchison,
WIND TERBINES AT TEHACHAPI- WILLOW SPRINGS ROAD CALIFORNIA.
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UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA, AND THE KENNEDY SPACE CENTER.


Universal Studios Florida is an American amusement park located in Orlando, Florida. Opened on June 7, 1990, the park's theme is the entertainment industry, in particular movies and television. Universal Studios Florida inspires its guests to "ride the movies," and it features numerous attractions and live shows. The park is one component of the larger Universal Orlando Resort. In 2009, the park hosted an estimated 5.4 million guests, ranking it the eighth-most visited theme park in the United States Universal Studios Hollywood, which is a working film and television studio that became a tourist attraction and theme park, Universal Studios Florida was designed as both a theme park and a studio from the start. It was also the first time that Universal Studios had constructed an amusement park "from the ground up." A major component of the original park in Hollywood is its studio tour, which featured several special-effects exhibits and encounters built into the tour, such as an attack by the great white shark from the film "Jaws". For its Florida park, Universal Studios took the concepts of the Hollywood tour scenes and developed them into larger, stand-alone attractions. As an example, in Hollywood, the studio tour trams travel close to a shoreline and are "attacked" by Jaws before they travel to the next part of the tour. In Florida, guests enter the "Jaws" attraction and board a boat touring the fictitious Amity Harbor, where they encounter the shark, then exit back into the park at the conclusion of the attraction. Universal Studios Florida originally had a Studio Tour attraction that visited the production facilities, but that tour has since been discontinued. Over the years, Universal Studios Florida has not limited itself to attractions based on its own vast film library. It has occasionally licensed popular characters from other rival studios, many of whom did not operate theme parks themselves. Some examples include the Ghostbusters and the Men in Black (from Sony's Columbia Pictures), Jimmy Neutron (from Viacom's Nickelodeon), The Simpsons (20th Century Fox), and Shrek (from DreamWorks Animation, now part of Paramount Pictures). Many of the park's past and present attractions were developed with the actual creators of the films they were based on, and feature the original stars as part of the experience. Steven Spielberg, a VIP for the park, helped create E.T. Adventure and was a creative consultant for Back to the Future: The Ride, Twister...Ride it Out, An American Tail Theatre, Jaws and Men in Black: Alien Attack. Many of the original stars reprised their film roles including Christopher Lloyd and Thomas F. Wilson in Back to the Future: The Ride, Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt in Twister...Ride it Out, Rip Torn and Will Smith in Men in Black: Alien Attack, Brendan Fraser for Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride, Christopher Walken and Dwayne Johnson in Disaster!, the cast from Shrek returned for Shrek 4-D, various Nicktoons voice actors reprised their roles in Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast, Roy Scheider recorded a voice over for the conclusion of Jaws, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera made appearances in The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera while Hanna-Barbera voice actors reprised their roles in the same ride, Alfred Hitchcock and Anthony Perkins appeared in Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong and Linda Hamilton reprised their roles for Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time and even Charlton Heston made an appearance in the pre-show for Earthquake: The Big One.
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA, AND THE KENNEDY SPACE CENTER.
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ORGAN GRINDER AUSTRIAN FANTASTIC WAY TO MAKE A LIVING


An Austrian organ grinder (locally called "Werklmann") with his paper-roll driven Berlin style barrel organ in ViennaThe organ grinder was a musical novelty street performer of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century, and refers to the operator of a street organ. Period literature often represents the grinder as a gentleman of ill repute or as an unfortunate representative of the lower classes. Newspaper reporters would sometimes describe them cynically or jocularly as minor extortionists who were paid to keep silent, given the repetitious nature of the music. Later depictions would stress the romantic or picturesque aspects of the activity. Whereas some organ grinders were itinerants or vagabonds, many were recent immigrants who chose to be street performers in order to support their families. Those who actually owned their barrel organs were more likely to take care of them and pursue the "profession" more seriously. A few organ grinders still remain, perhaps most famously Joe Bush in the United States. Exceptionally, the grinder could be a woman, or small child, cranking away on a smaller organ or on a large organ mounted on a pushcart that was sometimes pulled by a donkey. More often than not the grinder was a man, bearing a medium sized barrel organ held in front of him and supported by a hinged or removable wooden stick or leg that was strapped to the back of the organ. The strap around his neck would balance the organ, leaving one hand free to turn the crank and the other to steady the organ. A tin cup on top of the organ or in the hand of a companion (or an animal) was used to solicit payments for his performance. There was an endless variation in the size of the organ. The size varied from a small organ with only 20 notes weighing only 18 pounds to a huge barrel organ with hundreds of pipes weighing several hundred pounds. Larger organs were usually mounted on a cart, although organ grinders were known to carry an instrument weighing over 100 pounds. The most elaborate organs could even have mechanical figures or automata mounted on top of or in the front of the case.
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TOMBSTONE COURT HOUSE, TOMBSTONE ARIZONA HISTORIC COURTHOUSE.


Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, located in Tombstone, Arizona, United States, preserves the original Cochise County courthouse. The two-story building, constructed in 1882 in the Victorian style, is laid out in the shape of a cross and once contained various county offices, including those of the sheriff, recorder, treasurer, and the Board of Supervisors as well as courtrooms and a jail. Inside, the courthouse contains a museum with numerous artifacts from the town's history while outside, a replica gallows has been constructed in the courtyard to mark the spot where seven men were hanged for various crimes. The park was one of the first to be designated as a state park and in 1959 was the first to open following the 1957 establishment of the Arizona State Parks BoardFollowing the 1877 discovery of silver ore by prospector Ed Schieffelin in southeastern Arizona, the town of Tombstone was founded and grew rapidly as miners flooded the area in the hope of finding their fortunes. At the time, the area was part of Pima County with the county seat Tucson being a rugged two-day, 70-mile journey away. In 1881, the residents of the thriving boomtown voted to separate from Pima County and the territorial legislature subsequently formed a new county, Cochise County. A new courthouse was built the following year and housed all of the county's offices. Tombstone remained the county seat until 1929, when outvoted by a growing Bisbee, and the county seat was moved there. The last county office left the courthouse in 1931. Except for an ill-fated attempt to convert the courthouse into a hotel during the 1940s, the building stood vacant until 1955. When the Tombstone Restoration Commission acquired it, they began the courthouse rehabilitation and the development as a historical museum that has continued to operate as a state park since 1959. It features exhibits and thousands of artifacts which tell of Tombstone's colorful past. The courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
TOMBSTONE COURT HOUSE, TOMBSTONE ARIZONA HISTORIC COURTHOUSE.
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LARGEST ROSE BUSH IN THE WORLD AT TOMBSTONE ARIZONA.


The World's Largest Rose Bush is a white Lady Banksia. The original root came from Scotland in 1885. From a single trunk, it spreads over an arbor that covers over 8,000 square feet.
LARGEST ROSE BUSH IN THE WORLD AT TOMBSTONE ARIZONA.
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AIRPLANE GRAVE YARD, NEAR DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE.


Davis--Monthan Air Force Base is a key Air Combat Command installation. The 355 FW is the host unit providing medical, logistical, and operational support to all assigned units. The wing's missions are to train A-10 and OA-10 pilots and to provide A-10 and OA-10 close support and forward air control to ground forces worldwide. The wing is also tasked to provide command, control, and communications countermeasures in support of tactical forces with its EC-130H aircraft and, employing the EC-130E aircraft, provide airborne command, control, and communications capabilities for managing tactical air operations in war and other contingencies worldwide.
AIRPLANE GRAVE YARD, NEAR DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE.
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DUXFORD IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM (PART 6) HISTORIC AIRCRAFT.


Duxford remains an active airfield (IATA: QFO, ICAO: EGSU) and maintains two parallel runways; an unpaved 880 m grass strip, and a concrete runway with a usable length of 1199 m, both oriented at 060/240-degrees. The runway was originally purchased from the Ministry of Defence by the Cambridgeshire County Council in 1977. In October 2008, an agreement was reached between the council and the Imperial War Museum, under which the runways and 146 acres (0.59 km2; 0.228 sq mi) of surrounding grassland would be sold to the museum for approximately £1.6 million. Since 1973, Duxford has held regular air shows. Duxford is the home of a number of private aviation companies, such as Classic Wings, The Fighter Collection, the Old Flying Machine Company and The Aircraft Restoration Company. Between them these companies provide pleasure flights, historic aircraft for film or television work, and aircraft restoration services. Notable privately-owned and operated aircraft based at Duxford include B-17 Preservation Ltd's Sally B, the only airworthy B-17 Flying Fortress in Europe and the "Grace Spitfire", which was originally a single-seat Spitfire Mk IX, but was later rebuilt as a two-seat TR9. Major air shows held regularly include the Duxford Air Show, the Flying Legends show (organised by The Fighter Collection), and American Air Day, which is held in conjunction with units of the Third Air Force (part of the United States Air Forces in Europe), based at nearby RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall. The Duxford Air Show usually exhibits a wide range of aircraft, from vintage warbirds to contemporary jet aircraft, along with aerobatic flying by groups such as the Red Arrows. while the Flying Legends show focuses on historic aircraft, especially those of the Second World War.In 2008 it was reported that these displays generate up to £1.8 million, while the loss of up to £100,000 due to adverse weather is also budgeted for. The policing bill, necessary to manage the resulting road traffic, was reported as some £8,000.Recent major events have included the Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary airshow, held on 4-5 September 2010. The show was attended by more than 40,000 people, and featured formation displays by four Hawker Hurricanes and sixteen Spitfires. As an active civil airfield, operations at Duxford are regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). In 2002 a privately operated Aero L-39 Albatros suffered a braking failure on landing, overran the runway and came to rest on the M11 motorway, a student pilot being killed after ejecting at ground level. An Air Accidents Investigation Branch inquiry recommended a review of arrangements for aircraft taking off or landing towards the M11. As a result, the CAA and Duxford agreed to a reduction in the runway's 1500 m declared length, from 1350 m to 1200 m, in order to provide a greater margin of error.
DUXFORD IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM (PART 6) HISTORIC AIRCRAFT.
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DUXFORD IMPERIAL MUSEUM (PART 5) DUXFORD IS OPERATED IN A PARTNERSHIP.


Duxford is operated in partnership between the Imperial War Museum, Cambridgeshire County Council and the Duxford Aviation Society. The Society was formed in 1975 after a divergence of members of the East Anglian Aviation Society, which now operates the Bassingbourn Tower Museum at the former RAF Bassingbourn. The Society is a registered charity (No. 285809) and states two objectives; to educate the public by collecting and exhibiting historic aircraft, military vehicles and boats, and to support the Imperial War Museum. Especially notable aircraft in the Society's collection include a de Havilland Comet which made the first eastbound jet-powered trans-Atlantic passenger flight on 4 October 1958, and Concorde G-AXDN 101, a pre-production aircraft which achieved the highest speed of any Concorde, making a westwards trans-Atlantic flight in two hours, 56 minutes.Since January 1999, the Museum and the Society have operated the Friends of Duxford membership scheme. The Society's radio section, the Duxford Radio Society, collects, preserves, exhibits, and demonstrates historic military electronic equipment. This is housed in Buildings 177 and 178, close to the Gibraltar Gun.In 2008, the Duxford Aviation Society had almost 700 members, supporting as volunteers activities such as aircraft conservation, learning and interpretative activities and administrative tasks.
DUXFORD IMPERIAL MUSEUM (PART 5) DUXFORD IS OPERATED IN A PARTNERSHIP.
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DUXFORD IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM (PART 4) WW2 HOME OF 78th FIGHTER GROUP.


In March 1943 the United States Army Air Forces' 78th Fighter Group started to arrive at Duxford with their P-47 Thunderbolts. The Group reequipped with P-51 Mustangs in December 1944 and until the end of the war in Europe the Group remained at Duxford carrying out bomber escort and fighter sweeps, ground strafing and ground attack missions. Duxford was officially returned to the RAF on 1 December 1945. It remained a fighter station but by 1958 changing defence priorities saw the RAF's fighter force move to more northerly bases. Duxford's last operational flight was made in July 1961. No longer operational, the site gradually became increasingly derelict and overgrown. In 1968 the American film studio United Artists obtained permission to use the site for the filming of Battle of Britain. During the shoot a single bay hangar, which had been built during the First World War, was demolished to simulate an air raid. After the Ministry of Defence announced its intention to dispose of Duxford plans were drawn up for various developments including two Young Offenders Institutes but were not implemente
DUXFORD IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM (PART 4) WW2 HOME OF 78th FIGHTER GROUP.
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DUXFORD IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM (PART 3) 1925 DUXFORD BECAME A FIGHTER AIRFIELD.


Duxford has been associated with British military aviation since 1917, when a site near the village of Duxford, in southern Cambridgeshire, was selected for a new Royal Flying Corps training aerodrome. From 1925 Duxford became a fighter airfield, a role it was to retain until the end of its operational life, and in August 1938 the Duxford-based No.19 Squadron RAF became the first to operate the Supermarine Spitfire. With the outbreak of war in September 1939 Duxford was home to three RAF squadrons engaged on coastal patrol duties. From July 1940, Duxford saw considerable action during the Battle of Britain as a sector station of RAF Fighter Command's No. 12 Group. In the middle years of the war Duxford was home to a number of specialist units, such as the tacticians and engineers of the Air Fighting Development Unit. In April 1942 the first Typhoon Wing was formed at Duxford. Notable among the pilots of the Wing was Group Captain John Grandy who would later rise to be Chief of the Air Staff and also served as Chairman of the Trustees of the Imperial War Museum from 1978-89.
DUXFORD IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM (PART 3) 1925 DUXFORD BECAME A FIGHTER AIRFIELD.
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DUXFORD IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM (PART 2) OPENED IN 1920


The Imperial War Museum originated during the First World War in 1917 as the National War Museum committee, formed by the British government to record the war effort and sacrifice of Britain and her Empire. The museum opened in 1920, by which point it had been renamed the Imperial War Museum.With the outbreak of the Second World War, the museum's terms of reference were enlarged to include the conflict. The museum's terms of reference was broadened again in 1953 to include all modern conflicts in which British or Commonwealth forces were engaged. The effect of these expansions of remit was to cause the museum's collections to expand enormously, to the point that many parts of the collection, especially those of aircraft, vehicles and artillery, could not be effectively stored or exhibited. Although the museum's south London home (a nineteenth century building in Southwark which was previously the Bethlem Royal Hospital) had been extended in 1966, by the end of the decade the museum was seeking additional space. RAF Duxford, a Royal Air Force fighter station had been declared surplus to requirements by the Ministry of Defence in 1969, and the museum duly requested permission to use part of one of the airfield's hangars as temporary storage. Duxford featured three double bay hangars of First World War vintage, which together provided over 9000 m2 of space. Within two years, ten of the museum's aircraft had been brought to Duxford, and were being restored by volunteers of the East Anglia Aviation Society. While the museum's own aircraft were not restored to flying condition, by cooperating with private groups the museum was able to mount its first airshow in 1973. Further air shows followed, with a display in June 1976 attracting an audience of 45,000 people. The runway was bought by Cambridgeshire County Council in 1977. The success of these shows provided a valuable source of revenue, and complemented the efforts of volunteers, so that the museum applied for the permanent transfer of the entire site to its use. Permission was received in February 1976 and Duxford became the first outstation of the Imperial War Museum. Initially open from March-October, Duxford received 167,000 visitors in the 1977 season, and 340,000 in 1978. Two million visitors had been received by 1982[10] and Duxford welcomed its ten millionth visitor in August 2005.
DUXFORD IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM (PART 2) OPENED IN 1920
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DUXFORD IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM (PART1) LARGEST AVIATION MUSEUM IN BRITAN.


Imperial War Museum Duxford (commonly referred to simply as "Duxford") is a branch of the Imperial War Museum near the village of Duxford in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Britain's largest aviation museum, Duxford houses the museum's large exhibits, including nearly 200 aircraft, military vehicles, artillery and minor naval vessels in seven main exhibitions buildings. The site also provides storage space for the museum's other collections of material such as film, photographs, documents, books and artefacts. The site accommodates a number of British Army regimental museums, including those of the Parachute Regiment (named Airborne Assault) and the Royal Anglian Regiment. Based on the historic Duxford Aerodrome, the site was originally operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the First World War. During the Second World War Duxford played a prominent role during the Battle of Britain and was later used by United States Army Air Forces fighter units in support of the daylight bombing of Germany. Duxford remained an active RAF airfield until 1961. After the Ministry of Defence declared the site surplus to requirements in 1969 the Imperial War Museum received permission to use part of the site for storage. The entirety of the site was transferred to the museum in February 1976. In keeping with the site's history many of Duxford's original buildings, such as hangars used during the Battle of Britain, are still in use. Many of these buildings are of particular architectural or historic significance and over thirty have listed building status, Duxford "retain[ing] the best-preserved technical fabric remaining from [a historic airfield] up to November 1918" and being "remarkably well-preserved". The site also features a number of purpose-built exhibition buildings, such as the Stirling Prize-winning American Air Museum, designed by Sir Norman Foster. The site remains an active airfield and is used by a number of civilian flying companies, and hosts regular air shows. The site is operated in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council and the Duxford Aviation Society, a charity formed in 1975 to preserve civil aircraft and promote appreciation of British civil aviation history.
DUXFORD IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM (PART1) LARGEST AVIATION MUSEUM IN BRITAN.
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TOMBSTONE HOME OF FAMOUS GUNFIGHTS LIKE GUNFIGHT AT THE OK CORRAL.


Tombstone is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, founded in 1879 by Ed Schieffelin in what was then the Arizona Territory. Formerly a silver-mining boomtown and county seat, the town is most famous as the former home of a number of western gunfighters, and as the site of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Its economy today is based on tourism. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city was 1,569. In the summer of 1877, prospector Ed Schieffelin was working the hills east of the San Pedro River when he struck a vein of silver ore in a high plateau called Goose Flats. While telling a soldier about his discovery, the soldier allegedly stated that the only rock Schieffelin was likely to collect in that dangerous area would be his own tombstone. Undeterred by the warning, Schieffelin filed his claim under the name "The Tombstone." The town of Tombstone was founded in 1879, taking its name from the mining claim, and soon became a boomtown. Fueled by mineral wealth, Tombstone was a city of 1,000 by early 1881, and within another year Tombstone had become the seat of the new (Cochise County), with a population between 5,000 and 15,000. It boasted such modern conveniences as refrigeration (including ice cream and even ice skating), running water, telegraph and limited telephone service, and a newspaper aptly named the Tombstone Epitaph. Capitalists and businessmen moved in from the eastern U.S. Mining was carried out by immigrants from Europe, chiefly Cornwall, Ireland and Germany. An extensive service industry (laundry, construction, restaurants, hotels, etc.) was provided by mainly Chinese and other immigrants.
TOMBSTONE HOME OF FAMOUS GUNFIGHTS LIKE GUNFIGHT AT THE OK CORRAL.
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BOOTHILL GRAVE YARD IN TOMBSTONE ARIZONA.


Boot Hill (or Boothill) is the name for any number of cemeteries, chiefly in the American West. During the 19th century it was a common name for the burial grounds of gunfighters, or those who "died with their boots on" (i.e., violently). Also, Boot Hill graves were made for people who died in a strange town without assets for a funeral, known more formally as paupers' gravesThe most notable use of the name Boot Hill is at the Boothill Graveyard (or Cemetery) in Tombstone, Arizona. 31°43′11.6″N 110°04′13.6″W / 31.719889°N 110.070444°W / 31.719889; -110.070444 (Boothill Graveyard) Formerly called City Cemetery, the plot features the graves of Billy Clanton, Frank McLaury and Tom McLaury; the three men killed during the famed Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Currently the Boothill Graveyard is open to the public and a popular stop for tourists visiting Tombstone. Located on the northwest corner of the town, the graveyard is believed to hold over 300 persons, 205 of which are recorded. This was due to many Chinese and Jewish immigrants being buried without record.
BOOTHILL GRAVE YARD IN TOMBSTONE ARIZONA.
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BERLIN WALL (PART 6) 1990 GERMANY’S CAPITAL CITY.


At the end of World War II, the Allied powers divided conquered Germany into four zones, each occupied by either the United States, Great Britain, France, or the Soviet Union (as agreed at the Potsdam Conference). The same was done with Germany's capital city, Berlin. As the relationship between the Soviet Union and the other three Allied powers quickly disintegrated, the cooperative atmosphere of the occupation of Germany turned competitive and aggressive. Although an eventual reunification of Germany had been intended, the new relationship between the Allied powers turned Germany into West versus East, democracy versus Communism. In 1949, this new organization of Germany became official when the three zones occupied by the United States, Great Britain, and France combined to form West Germany (the Federal Republic of Germany). The zone occupied by the Soviet Union quickly followed by forming East Germany (the German Democratic Republic). This same division into West and East occurred in Berlin. Since the city of Berlin had been situated entirely within the Soviet zone of occupation, West Berlin became an island of democracy within Communist East Germany.
BERLIN WALL (PART 6) 1990 GERMANY’S CAPITAL CITY.
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BERLIN WALL (PART 5) 1990 EASTERN BLOC POLITICAL CHANGES OCCURRED.


In 1989, a radical series of Eastern Bloc political changes occurred, associated with the liberalization of the Eastern Bloc's authoritarian systems and the erosion of political power in the pro-Soviet governments in nearby Poland and Hungary. After several weeks of civil unrest, the East German government announced on 9 November 1989 that all GDR citizens could visit West Germany and West Berlin. Crowds of East Germans crossed and climbed onto the wall, joined by West Germans on the other side in a celebratory atmosphere. Over the next few weeks, a euphoric public and souvenir hunters chipped away parts of the wall; the governments later used industrial equipment to remove most of the rest. The fall of the Berlin Wall paved the way for German reunification, which was formally concluded on 3 October 1990.
BERLIN WALL (PART 5) 1990 EASTERN BLOC POLITICAL CHANGES OCCURRED.
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BERLIN WALL (PART 3) 1989/1990 AROUND 5,000 PEOPLE ATTEMPTED TO ESCAPE OVER THE WALL.


Before the Wall's erection, 3.5 million East Germans circumvented Eastern Bloc emigration restrictions and defected from the GDR, many by crossing over the border from East Berlin into West Berlin, from where they could then travel to West Germany and other Western European countries. Between 1961 and 1989, the wall prevented almost all such emigration. During this period, around 5,000 people attempted to escape over the wall, with estimates of the resulting death toll varying between 100 and 200.
BERLIN WALL (PART 3) 1989/1990 AROUND 5,000 PEOPLE ATTEMPTED TO ESCAPE OVER THE WALL.
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BERLIN WALL (PART 2) 1990 SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS “THE WALL OF SHAME”


The Berlin Wall was officially referred to as the "Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart" (German: Antifaschistischer Schutzwall) by GDR authorities, implying that neighbouring West Germany had not been fully de-Nazified. The West Berlin city government sometimes referred to it as the "Wall of Shame" -- a term coined by mayor Willy Brandt -- while condemning the Wall's restriction on freedom of movement. Along with the separate and much longer Inner German border (IGB) that demarcated the border between East and West Germany, both borders came to symbolize the "Iron Curtain" between Western Europe and the Eastern Bloc.
BERLIN WALL (PART 2) 1990 SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS “THE WALL OF SHAME”
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BERLIN WALL (PART 1) 1990 AND THE WALL’S INFAMOUS “DEATH STRIP” AND CHECKPOINTS.


View, from the West Berlin side, of graffiti art on the wall in 1990. The wall's infamous "death strip", on the east side of the wall, here follows the curve of the long closed Luisenstadt Canal. Map of the location of the Berlin Wall, showing checkpoints Satellite image of Berlin, with the wall's location marked in yellow Occupation zone borders in Germany as of 21 February 1947 (valid up to 22 Apr 1949). The territories east of the Oder-Neisse line, under Polish and Soviet administration/annexation are not shown. Map-Germany-1945 Berlin is the multinational area within the Soviet zone. The Berlin Wall (German: Berliner Mauer) was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) starting on 13 August 1961, that completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, which circumscribed a wide area (later known as the "death strip") that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Soviet-dominated Eastern Bloc officially claimed that the wall was erected to protect its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a Socialist State in East Germany. However, in practice, the Wall served to prevent the massive emigration and defection that marked Germany and the communist Eastern Bloc during the post-World War II period.
BERLIN WALL (PART 1) 1990 AND THE WALL’S INFAMOUS “DEATH STRIP” AND CHECKPOINTS.
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ARIZONA JAIL ON THE HISTORIC ROUTE 66 ALSO KNOWN AS WILL ROGERS HIGHWAY.


U.S. Route 66 (also known as the Will Rogers Highway after the humorist, and colloquially known as the "Main Street of America" or the "Mother Road") was a highway in the U.S. Highway System. One of the original U.S. highways, Route 66 was established on November 11, 1926. However, road signs did not go up until the following year. The famous highway originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, before ending at Los Angeles, covering a total of 2,448 miles (3,940 km).It was recognized in popular culture by both a hit song (written by Bobby Troup, originally recorded by the Nat King Cole Trio in 1946, and later performed by such artists as Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, The Manhattan Transfer and Depeche Mode) and the Route 66 television show in the 1960s. Route 66 underwent many improvements and realignments over its lifetime, changing its path and overall length. Many of the realignments gave travelers faster or safer routes, or detoured around city congestion. One realignment moved the western endpoint farther west from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica. Route 66 was a major path of the migrants who went west, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and supported the economies of the communities through which the road passed. People doing business along the route became prosperous due to the growing popularity of the highway, and those same people later fought to keep the highway alive even with the growing threat of being bypassed by the new Interstate Highway System. U.S. 66 was officially removed from the United States Highway System on June 27, 1985 after it was decided the route was no longer relevant and had been replaced by the Interstate Highway System. Portions of the road that passed through Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, and Arizona have been designated a National Scenic Byway of the name "Historic Route 66". It has begun to return to maps in this form. Some portions of the road in southern California have been redesignated "State Route 66", and others bear "Historic Route 66" signs and relevant historic information.
ARIZONA JAIL ON THE HISTORIC ROUTE 66 ALSO KNOWN AS WILL ROGERS HIGHWAY.
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RED ROCK THE RED ROCKS OF SEDONA THEY GLOW A BRILLIANT ORANGE.


Sedona is a city that straddles the county line between Coconino and Yavapai counties in the northern Verde Valley region of the U.S. state of Arizona. According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 11,220. Sedona's main attraction is its stunning array of red sandstone formations, the Red Rocks of Sedona. The formations appear to glow in brilliant orange and red when illuminated by the rising or setting sun. The Red Rocks form a breathtaking backdrop for everything from spiritual pursuits to the hundreds of hiking and mountain biking trails. Sedona is named after Sedona Miller Schnebly (1877--1950), the wife of the city's first postmaster, who was celebrated for her hospitality and industriousness
RED ROCK THE RED ROCKS OF SEDONA THEY GLOW A BRILLIANT ORANGE.
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HOOVER DAM, ONCE KNOWN AS BOOLDER DAM ARIZONA & NEVADA.


Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the US states of Arizona and Nevada. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression, and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. Since about 1900, the Black Canyon and nearby Boulder Canyon had been investigated for their potential to support a dam that would control floods, provide irrigation water and produce hydroelectric power. In 1928, Congress authorized the project. The winning bid to build the dam was submitted by a consortium called Six Companies, Inc., which began construction on the dam in early 1931. Such a large concrete structure had never been built before, and some of the techniques were unproven. The torrid summer weather and the lack of facilities near the site also presented difficulties. Nevertheless, Six Companies turned over the dam to the federal government on March 1, 1936, more than two years ahead of schedule. Hoover Dam impounds Lake Mead, and is located near Boulder City, Nevada, a municipality originally constructed for workers on the construction project, about 25 mi (40 km) southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The dam's generators provide power for public and private utilities in Nevada, Arizona, and California. Hoover Dam is a major tourist attraction; nearly a million people tour the dam each year. Heavily travelled U.S. 93 ran along the dam's crest until October 2010, when the Hoover Dam Bypass opened.
HOOVER DAM, ONCE KNOWN AS BOOLDER DAM ARIZONA & NEVADA.
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GRAND CANYON IS A STEEP-SIDED CANYON CARVED BY THE COLORADO RIVER.


The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the United States in the state of Arizona. It is largely contained within the Grand Canyon National Park, one of the first national parks in the United States. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of preservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited it on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (1.83 km) (6000 feet). Nearly two billion years of the Earth's geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. While the specific geologic processes and timing that formed the Grand Canyon are the subject of debate by geologists, recent evidence suggests the Colorado River established its course through the canyon at least 17 million years ago. Since that time, the Colorado River continued to erode and form the canyon to the point we see it at today. Before European immigration, the area was inhabited by Native Americans who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves. The Pueblo people considered the Grand Canyon ("Ongtupqa" in Hopi language) a holy site and made pilgrimages to it. The first European known to have viewed the Grand Canyon was García López de Cárdenas from Spain, who arrived in 1540.[
GRAND CANYON IS A STEEP-SIDED CANYON CARVED BY THE COLORADO RIVER.
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SILVERSTONE CIRCUIT IS AN ENGLISH MOTOR RACING CIRCUIT IN NORTHAMPTON SHIRE UK.


Silverstone Circuit is an English motor racing circuit next to the Northamptonshire villages of Silverstone and Whittlebury. The circuit straddles the Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire border, with the current main circuit entry on the Buckinghamshire side. The Northamptonshire towns of Towcester (5 miles) and Brackley (7 miles) and Buckinghamshire town of Buckingham (6 miles) are close by, and the nearest large towns are Northampton and Milton Keynes. It is best known as the home of the British Grand Prix, which it first hosted in 1948 and which has been held on the circuit every year since 1987. The circuit is also home to the BRDC International Trophy, formerly one of the premier non-Championship F1 races in the calendar, today awarded to the winner of a race for historic F1 cars at the annual Silverstone Classic meeting. The circuit is owned by the British Racing Drivers' Club It is built on the site of a World War II Royal Air Force bomber station, RAF Silverstone, which opened in 1943. The airfield's three runways, in classic WWII triangle format, lie within the outline of the present track. Silverstone was first used for motorsport by an ad hoc group of friends who set up an impromptu race in September 1947. One of their number, Maurice Geoghegan, lived in nearby Silverstone village and was aware that the airfield was deserted. He and eleven other drivers raced over a two mile circuit, during the course of which Geoghegan himself ran over a sheep that had wandered onto the airfield. The sheep was killed and the car written off, and in the aftermath of this event the informal race became known as the Mutton Grand Prix. The next year the Royal Automobile Club took a lease on the airfield and set out a more formal racing circuit. Their first two races were held on the runways themselves, with long straights separated by tight hairpin corners, the track demarcated by hay bales. However, for the 1949 International Trophy meeting, it was decided to switch to the perimeter track. This arrangement was used for the 1950 and 1951 Grands Prix. In 1952 the start line was moved from the Farm Straight to the straight linking Woodcote and Copse corners, and this layout remained largely unaltered for the following 35 years. For the 1975 meeting a chicane was introduced to try and tame speeds through the mighty Woodcote Corner, and Bridge Corner was subtly rerouted in 1987 before the track underwent a major redesign between the 1990 and 1991 races, transforming the ultra-fast track (where in its last years, every corner was taken in no lower than 4th or 5th gear (depending on the transmission of the car) except for the Bridge chicane, which was usually taken in 2nd gear) into a more technical track. The reshaped track's first F1 race was perhaps the most memorable of recent years, with Nigel Mansell coming home first in front of his home crowd. On his victory lap back to the pits Mansell even found time to pick up stranded rival Ayrton Senna and give him a lift on his side-pod, after Senna's McLaren had run out of fuel on the final lap of the race. Following the deaths of Senna and fellow Grand Prix driver Roland Ratzenberger at Imola in 1994, many Grand Prix circuits were modifed in order to reduce speed and increase driver safety. As a consequence of this the entry from Hangar Straight into Stowe Corner was modified in 1995 so as to make its entry less dangerous and, as a result, less challenging, and the flat-out Abbey kink was modified to a chicane in just 19 days before the 1994 GP.
SILVERSTONE CIRCUIT IS AN ENGLISH MOTOR RACING CIRCUIT IN NORTHAMPTON SHIRE UK.
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SALPH END NR RENHOLD BEDFORD BEDFORDSHIRE UK.


Renhold is a village and civil parish located on the river Ouse, in the hundred of Barford, in the county of Bedfordshire, England. It is just to the north of Bedford. Bedford County Council estimated the population as 1,800 as at 2005, and forecasts an increase to 2,320 by 2010. Renhold consists of several hamlets ("Ends" in local parlance) including Salph End, Church End, Lane End, Top End, Green End, and Water End. In the 2000s, two new housing estates have been constructed on the southern boundary of the Renhold parish. The Spires and the Saxon Grange estates have been established off Norse Road in Bedford, with vehicular access from the Goldington area of the town. Yet the new estates remain part Renhold village for electoral purposes. The parish is home to All Saints Church at Church End and the ruins of Renhold Castle. There is a country house called Howbury Hall in the southern part of the parish. It was rebuilt in 1849, and remains a private home.
SALPH END NR RENHOLD BEDFORD BEDFORDSHIRE UK.
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CARMEL ON THE ATLANTIC COAST MONTEREY CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES,


Carmel-by-the-Sea, often called simply Carmel, is a small city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated in 1916. Situated on the Monterey Peninsula, the town is known for its natural scenery and rich artistic history. In 1906, the San Francisco Call devoted a full page to the "artists, poets and writers of Carmel-by-the-Sea," and in 1910 it reported that 60 percent of Carmel's houses were built by citizens who were "devoting their lives to work connected to the aesthetic arts." Early City Councils were dominated by artists, and the town has had several mayors who were poets or actors, including Herbert Heron, founder of the Forest Theater, bohemian writer and actor Perry Newberry, and actor-director Clint Eastwood, who was mayor for one term, from 1986 to 1988. The town is known for being dog-friendly, with numerous hotels, restaurants and retail establishments admitting guests with dogs. Carmel is also known for several unusual laws, including a prohibition on wearing high-heel shoes without a permit, enacted to prevent lawsuits arising from tripping accidents caused by irregular pavement. These laws, however, are currently not enforced. Carmel-by-the-Sea is located on the Pacific coast, about 330 miles north of Los Angeles and 120 miles south of San Francisco. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 4,081.
CARMEL ON THE ATLANTIC COAST MONTEREY CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES,
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GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE SAN FRANCISCO BAY IT WAS THE LONGEST IN THE WORLD.


The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. As part of both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1, it connects the city of San Francisco on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County. The Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed in 1937, and has become one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and of the United States. Despite its span length being surpassed by eight other bridges since its completion, it still has the second longest suspension bridge main span in the United States, after the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City. It has been declared one of the modern Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The Frommers travel guide considers the Golden Gate Bridge "possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed, bridge in the world" (although Frommers also bestows the most photographed honor on Tower Bridge in London, England).
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE SAN FRANCISCO BAY IT WAS THE LONGEST IN THE WORLD.
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LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA ON THE PACIFIC COAST OF UNITED STATES.


Long Beach is a city situated in Southern California, on the Pacific coast of the United States. The city is the 38th-largest city in the nation and the sixth-largest in California. As of January 1, 2009, its estimated population was 492,682.[1] In addition, Long Beach is the second largest city within the Los Angeles metropolitan area and a principal city of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside combined statistical area. The city is a dominant maritime center of the United States. It wields substantial influence critical to the global economy. The Port of Long Beach is the United States second busiest container port and one of the world's largest shipping ports. The city also has a large oil industry with oil being found both underground and offshore. Manufacturers include aircraft, car parts, electronic and audiovisual equipment, and home furnishings. It is also home to headquarters for corporations including Epson America, Molina Healthcare, and SCAN Health Plan. Long Beach has grown with the development of high-technology and aerospace industries in the area It is located in Los Angeles County, about 20 miles (32 km) south of downtown Los Angeles and 105 miles (169 km) north of San Diego. Long Beach borders Orange County on its southeast edge and other Gateway Cities to the west and north. The city completely surrounds the city of Signal Hill
LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA ON THE PACIFIC COAST OF UNITED STATES.
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17 MILE DRIVE CALIFORNIA IS A SCENIC ROAD THROUGH PACIFIC GROVE


The 17 Mile Drive is a scenic road through Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach, California, much of which hugs the Pacific coastline and passes famous golf courses and mansions. It also serves as the main road through the gated community of Pebble Beach. Like the community, the majority of 17-Mile Drive is owned and operated by the Pebble Beach Corporation. The 17-Mile Drive is 9.6 miles (15.4 km) long, between the entrances at California State Route 1 and Sunset Drive.
17 MILE DRIVE CALIFORNIA IS A SCENIC ROAD THROUGH PACIFIC GROVE
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CLINT EASTWOOD,s HOGS BREATH INN SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA CARMEL.


Originally owned by Carmel's most famous resident — ex-Mayor and actor, Clint Eastwood — the Hog's Breath Inn is one of Carmel's most famous restaurants and bars. Look for the Hog's Head Post and sign on San Carlos and Fifth Avenue and follow the narrow alleyway and steps leading down to the courtyard A cozy outdoor patio with big brick fireplaces makes the Hog's Breath Inn a favorite dining (and drinking) spot. It's a fun place to dine al fresco for lunch or dinner
CLINT EASTWOOD,s HOGS BREATH INN SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA CARMEL.
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ROLLER COASTER RIDE AT THE JAPAN EXPO 70


THI IS A SHORT FILM OF THE ROLLER COASTER RIDE AT THE EXPO 70 IN JAPAN
ROLLER COASTER RIDE AT THE JAPAN EXPO 70
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CAROUSEL LARGEST IN THE WORLD WITH 20,000 LIGHTS, 182 CHANDELIERS, 269 ANIMALS. COST $5,000,000.


The Carousel at House on the Rock, located in Spring Green, Wisconsin, is reported to be the world's largest. The indoor carousel includes 269 different beasts from around the world without a single horse head (zebras excluded). Hundreds of mannequin angels hang from the ceiling. The carousel itself has over 20,000 lights and 182 chandeliers.Cost $5,000,000
CAROUSEL LARGEST IN THE WORLD WITH 20,000 LIGHTS, 182 CHANDELIERS, 269 ANIMALS. COST $5,000,000.
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NASHOTAH FIRE AND RESCUE DEPT.


After many months of hard work by the Lake Country Fire Department Expansion Committee, Village Presidents Bryce Styza and Rich Lartz and Mayor Ed McAleer, on behalf of the Villages of Chenequa and Nashotah and the City of Delafield, signed the agreement to provide for joint fire and EMS services. This will not only provide cost savings but an increase in manpower with twentyfour hour coverage. The new new joint fire department, now known as the Lake Country Fire & Rescue began operation on January 1, 2010.
NASHOTAH FIRE AND RESCUE DEPT.
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GRAND OLE OPRY THE FAMOUS RYMAN AUDITORIUM NASHVILLE TENNESSEE


The Grand Ole Opry was originally known as the WSM Barn Dance, and its inaugural broadcast was made from that station's small fifth floor Studio A on November 28, 1925. "Uncle" Jimmy Thompson, who claimed he could "fiddle the bugs off tater vine," was the initial performer, and the cast included Dr. Humphrey Bate and his daughter Alcyone, the Crook Brothers, and Kirk McGee. By the time the show moved to Studio B of WSM, still in the National Life & Accident Insurance Building at 7th Avenue North and Union Street, its name had been changed from the WSM Barn Dance to the Grand Ole Opry. The change reportedly came about in an accidental way, the result of an ad lib by announcer George D. Hay, who called himself "The Solom Old Judge," and who had originated the National Barn Dance on WLS in Chicago in 1924. Apparently, the WSM Barn Dance came on the air immediately after a broadcast of the NBC Music Appreciation Hour, conducted by Dr. Walter Damrosch. Hay opened the program by saying: "For the past hour, you have been listening to Grand Opera. Now we will present Grand Ole Opry!" The name stuck, and in succeeding years, as the live audience grew, the program moved, first to a newly built studio that accommodated about 500, then to the Hillsboro Theatre, and East Nashville Tabernacle, and later to the auditorium of the war memorial, which seated about 1,200. Two years after the Opry became a network show, with a half hour broadcast coast to coast, it moved to the famous Ryman Auditorium where it remained until 1974. With the opening of Opryland USA, and amusement park dedicated by President Nixon on March 16, 1974, the Opry moved into a new $15 million theatre, the largest broadcasting studio in the world, with a seating capacity of 4,400. RYMAN AUDITORIUM The home of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. For over thirty years, the auditorium began as the Union Gospel Tabernacle. It was built by a roistering riverboat captain, who came originally to scoff and disrupt services conducted in downtown Nashville by Rev. Sam Jones. The visit in 1885 resulted in such a thorough conversion that Captain Ryman began financing the building of the Tabernacle in 1889. After his death, the Union Gospel Tabernacle was renamed the Ryman Auditorium at the suggestion of the Rev. Jones. Recognized as one of the best concert halls in the south, with almost perfect acoustics, the the auditorium continues to be used by many performers for many occasions; but, it remains the mother church of Country music, its well-worn stage bearing the historic footprints of all the Country music stars of the forties, fifties, sixties, and seventies. The Ryman remains at 116 5th Avenue North.
GRAND OLE OPRY THE FAMOUS RYMAN AUDITORIUM NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
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HARD ROCK CAFE LOCATED IN THE HEART OF HISTORIC DISTRICT OF DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE


NEW LOOK. NEW VIBE | HARD ROCK CAFE NASHVILLE Music City, U.S.A, now where could there possibly be a better place for a Hard Rock Cafe? From Johnny Cash, Chet Atkins, Charlie Daniels, Vince Gil, Dolly Parton to Keith Urban, Reba, Carrie Underwood to Paramore and Kings of Leon, all part of Nashville's unique musical history. The Nashville Cafe has been rockin' Music City since 1994! Newly revamped in December 2009, Hard Rock Cafe Nashville contends as one of the city's premier dining and entertainment destinations. The remodeled Cafe has more than 12,920 square feet of space, including a 378-seat restaurant, open air terrace, Rock Shop and a state-of-the-art live concert venue. Jimi Hendrix said it best "That's where I learned to play really...Nashville." Located in the heart of the historic 'District' of downtown Nashville at the foot of Riverfront Park, Hard Rock Cafe Nashville is the perfect venue for any event! It is within walking distance of the Nashville Convention Center, Historic Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of fame, Bridgestone Arena and LP Field. If the charm of the honky-tonks, and the Grand Ole Opry aren't your style, "Nash-Vegas" has many other claims to fame. Being that the city is the financial and insurance center of the South, the "Athens of the South" with several acclaimed schools (and its own replica of the Parthenon), a major sports center with the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators both at home, plus the State capital since 1843. And at the Hard Rock Cafe Nashville, the good-times tradition continues. Housed in the site of Nashville's first brothel, our building stretches half a block long, and the outdoor "Ledge" has plenty of room for you and all your rowdy friends! Hard Rock Cafe Nashville has been revamped to preserve the legacy of the existing location while integrating technology and other elements to create a new look and vibe that rocks downtown!
HARD ROCK CAFE LOCATED IN THE HEART OF HISTORIC DISTRICT OF DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE
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BOARD WALK DOWN BY THE SEA JEKYLL ISLAND SAVANNAH


The farthest point on the beach from Clam Creek, St. Andrews is a picnic area on the river side of the island, facing the marsh and mainland. This beach is very popular with fishing birds and dolphins, surfacing for air, can commonly be seen to the south.[1] In 2008, the Jekyll Island History Museum, the Jekyll Island Authority, and the Friends of Historic Jekyll Island commemorated the survivors of the slave ship Wanderer, the last slavery vessel to transport slaves without repercussions. On November 28 of 1858, nearly 50 years after the legal importing of slaves was outlawed in the United States, The Wanderer anchored near the southern portion of Jekyll Island, transporting 409 enslaved Africans ashore
BOARD WALK DOWN BY THE SEA JEKYLL ISLAND SAVANNAH
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JEKYLL ISLAND HOMES IN SAVANNAH , BEAUTIFUL GARDENS AND BIRDS.


Initially, Jekyll Island was part of the State Park system. However, by 1950, as costs associated with getting the island ready for visitation began to mount, the island was taken out of the state park system and organized into a separate authority in order to become self-sustaining. The Jekyll Island Authority was created in February 1950 under the direction of Governor Herman Talmadge, and was designed to be a governing board. This board consisted of nine gubernatorial appointed members and was charged with the operation and care of the island. The authority placed a convict camp on the island in 1951, and the prisoners readied the island for public use, executing landscaping for drainage and for the foundations of motels and neighborhoods and building the perimeter road. From September 1951 to December 1954, the island was primarily closed to the public. Upon completion of the six-year causeway project and drawbridge erection on December 11, 1954, Jekyll Island officially re-opened to the public. Because the post-WWII plan for Jekyll was for the island to become self-sufficient, and because the Authority was receiving negative publicity in the mid-1950s, the Georgia Legislature restructured the Authority in 1957. Board members became elected officials and included the attorney general, state auditor, public service commissioner, state parks department director, and secretary of state. In the decade following this restructuring motels, houses, the convention center, and a shopping center were constructed, as well as the towers at the entrance to the causeway. In the 1970s the Authority began renovating the cottages and club hotel in the historic district, and the 1980s saw construction of bike paths and the re-opening of the clubhouse in December 1987. Two more reorganizations of the Authority in the 1970s and 1980s changed the board to consist of the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and eight citizens of the state.[8] Some of the later advancements made by the Jekyll Island Authority include the Soccer Complex, Tidelands Nature Center, the Jekyll Island Tennis Center, a Historic District registered with National Historic Landmark Status in 1978, and most recently, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.[10] In 2006, plans to revitalize the island were put into place after years of significantly declining visitation numbers. In 2007 the Jekyll Island Authority selected Linger Longer Communities LLC to be its private partner in redeveloping a portion of the Island. After a year of planning and hosting public forums throughout the state of Georgia, the Authority and Linger Longer developed a revitalization plan that included a renovated Convention Center and mixed-use public Beach Village to occupy a very similar footprint to that of the current Convention Center, beach deck, and adjacent asphalt parking lot. The Beach Village is also set to include an area for new retail shops as well as a public beach-side promenade. By legislative mandate, sixty five percent of the island is and will remain in a mostly natural state (including parks and picnic areas).[1]
JEKYLL ISLAND HOMES IN SAVANNAH , BEAUTIFUL GARDENS AND BIRDS.
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JEKYLL ISLAND STATE OF GEORGIA, CRANE COTTAGE


Jekyll Island is an island off the coast of the U.S. state of Georgia, in Glynn County; it is one of the Sea Islands and one of the Golden Isles of Georgia. The city of Brunswick, Georgia, the Marshes of Glynn, and several other islands, including the larger St. Simons Island, are nearby. Its beaches are frequented by vacationers and guided tours of the Landmark Historic District are available. Bike trails, walks along the beaches and sandbars, and Summer Waves, a waterpark, are a few of the many things vacationers can do. The district consists of a number of buildings from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The island is also full of wildlife, consisting of many different mammals, reptiles and birds living and breeding in the island's inland marshes
JEKYLL ISLAND STATE OF GEORGIA, CRANE COTTAGE
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SAVANNAH’S COLONIAL PARK CEMETRY A MOST BEAUTIFUL RESTORATION


The Colonial Park Cemetery, one of Savannah's most beautiful restorations, is the final resting place for many of Savannah's earliest citizens. Established about 1750, it was the original burial ground for the Christ Church Parish. The cemetery was enlarged in 1789 to become the cemetery for people of all denominations. Among those buried here are Button Gwinnett, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Names of other distinguished Savannahians buried here can be found below in the text of the historical marker below. More than 700 victims of the 1820 Yellow Fever epidemic are buried in Colonial Park Cemetery. There are also many victims of Savannah's tragic dueling era. Savannah history records the first dueling death in 1740 and the final shot fired in 1877. Many of the duels left a number of men dead from what one source calls acts of "too much honor." Some of the duels were fought in and around Colonial Park Cemetery. He fell in a duel on the 16th of January, 1815, by the hand of a man who, a short time ago, would have been friendless but for him. . . . By his untimely death the prop of a Mother's age is broken: The hope and consolation of Sisters is destroyed, the pride of Brothers humbled in the dust and a whole family, happy until then, overwhelmed with affliction. 1815 headstone of James Wilde The cemetery was already closed to burials before the start of the Civil War and no Confederate soldiers are buried there. But the war did leave its mark on the cemetery. Federal troops took over the cemetery grounds during their occupation of Savannah and many of the graves were looted and desecrated. It has been said that Union soldiers changed the dates on many of the headstones.
SAVANNAH’S COLONIAL PARK CEMETRY A MOST BEAUTIFUL RESTORATION
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PEABODY DUCKS AT THE PEABODY HOTEL MEMPHIS.


Legend of The Peabody Ducks How did the tradition of the ducks in The Peabody fountain begin? Back in 1933 Frank Schutt, General Manager of The Peabody, and a friend, Chip Barwick, returned from a weekend hunting trip to Arkansas. The men had a little too much Jack Daniel's Tennessee sippin' whiskey, and thought it would be funny to place some of their live duck decoys (it was legal then for hunters to use live decoys) in the beautiful Peabody fountain. Three small English call ducks were selected as "guinea pigs," and the reaction was nothing short of enthusiastic. Soon, five North American Mallard ducks would replace the original ducks. In 1940, Bellman Edward Pembroke, a former circus animal trainer, offered to help with delivering the ducks to the fountain each day and taught them the now-famous Peabody Duck March. Mr. Pembroke became the Peabody Duckmaster, serving in that capacity for 50 years until his retirement in 1991.
PEABODY DUCKS AT THE PEABODY HOTEL MEMPHIS.
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WASHINGTON DC FORMALLY THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA .


Washington, D.C formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States founded on July 16, 1790. The U.S. Constitution allows for the creation of a special district to serve as the permanent national capital. The District is therefore not a part of any U.S. state and is instead directly overseen by the federal government. Within the District, a new capital city was founded in 1791 and named in honor of George Washington. The City of Washington, along with Georgetown and outlying areas within the federal district, were placed under a single, unified government following an act of Congress in 1871. It is for this reason that the city, while legally named the District of Columbia, is known as Washington, D.C. The city shares its name with the U.S. state of Washington located on the country's Pacific coast. The District is located on the north bank of the Potomac River and is bordered by the states of Virginia to the southwest and Maryland to the other sides. The city has a resident population of 601,723; because of commuters from the surrounding suburbs, its population rises to over one million during the workweek. The Washington Metropolitan Area, of which the District is a part, has a population of 5.4 million, the eighth-largest metropolitan area in the country. The centers of all three branches of the U.S. federal government are located in the District, as are many of the nation's monuments and museums. Washington, D.C. hosts 174 foreign embassies as well as the headquarters of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The headquarters of other institutions such as trade unions, lobbying groups, and professional associations are also located in the District. Washington, D.C., is governed by a mayor and a 13-member city council. However, the United States Congress has supreme authority over the city and may overturn local laws. Residents of the District therefore have less self-governance than residents of the states. The District has a non-voting, at-large Congressional delegate, but no senators. D.C. residents could not vote in presidential elections until the ratification of the Twenty-third Amendment to the United States
WASHINGTON DC FORMALLY THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA .
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BRADLEY’S STORE THEY FIX ANYTHING BUT A BROKEN HEART.


BRADLEY'S STORE IN MEMPHIS CAN FIX ANYTHING BUT A BROKEN HEART,THEY SHARPEN ANYTHING BUT YOUR WITS NICE STORE.
BRADLEY’S STORE THEY FIX ANYTHING BUT A BROKEN HEART.
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THE WHITE HOUSE 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE NW IN WASHINGTON, DC,


The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., the house was designed by Irish-born James Hoban,[1] and built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia sandstone in the Neoclassical style. It has been the residence of every U.S. President since John Adams. When Thomas Jefferson moved into the house in 1801, he (with architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe) expanded the building outward, creating two colonnades that were meant to conceal stables and storage.[2] In 1814, during the War of 1812, the mansion was set ablaze by the British Army in the Burning of Washington, destroying the interior and charring much of the exterior. Reconstruction began almost immediately, and President James Monroe moved into the partially reconstructed house in October 1817. Construction continued with the addition of the South Portico in 1824 and the North in 1829. Because of crowding within the executive mansion itself, President Theodore Roosevelt had all work offices relocated to the newly constructed West Wing in 1901. Eight years later, President William Howard Taft expanded the West Wing and created the first Oval Office which was eventually moved as the section was expanded. The third-floor attic was converted to living quarters in 1927 by augmenting the existing hip roof with long shed dormers. A newly constructed East Wing was used as a reception area for social events; Jefferson's colonnades connected the new wings. East Wing alterations were completed in 1946, creating additional office space. By 1948, the house's load-bearing exterior walls and internal wood beams were found to be close to failure. Under Harry S. Truman, the interior rooms were completely dismantled and a new internal load-bearing steel frame constructed inside the walls. Once this work was completed, the interior rooms were rebuilt. Today, the White House Complex includes the Executive Residence, West Wing, Cabinet Room, Roosevelt Room, East Wing, and the Old Executive Office Building, which houses the executive offices of the President and Vice President. The White House is made up of six stories—the Ground Floor, State Floor, Second Floor, and Third Floor, as well as a two-story basement. The term White House is regularly used as a metonym for the Executive Office of the President of the United States and for the president's administration and advisers in general. The property is owned by the National Park Service and is part of the President's Park. In 2007, it was ranked second on the American Institute of Architects list of "America's Favorite Architecture".
THE WHITE HOUSE 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE NW IN WASHINGTON, DC,
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NIAGARA FALLS ARE VOLUMINOUS WATERFALLS ON THE NIAGARA RIVER.


The Niagara Falls are voluminous waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. The falls are 17 miles (27 km) north-northwest of Buffalo, New York and 75 miles (121 km) south-southeast of Toronto, Ontario, between the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York. Niagara Falls is composed of two major sections separated by Goat Island: the Horseshoe Falls, which today is entirely on the Canadian side of the border,[1] and the American Falls on the American side. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also located on the American side, separated from the main falls by Luna Island. Niagara Falls were formed when glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation (the last ice age), and water from the newly formed Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean. While not exceptionally high, the Niagara Falls are very wide. More than 6 million cubic feet (168,000 m³) of water falls over the crest line every minute in high flow,[2] and almost 4 million cubic feet (110,000 m³) on average. It is the most powerful waterfall in North America.[3] The Niagara Falls are renowned both for their beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power. Managing the balance between recreational, commercial, and industrial uses has been a challenge for the stewards of the falls since the 19th century.
NIAGARA FALLS ARE VOLUMINOUS WATERFALLS ON THE NIAGARA RIVER.
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PHILADELPHIA THE LARGEST CITY IN PENNSYLVANIA SIX MOST POPULOUS CITY IN USA.


Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania, sixth-most-populous city in the United States and the fifty-first most populous city in the world.[3] In 2008, the population of the city proper was estimated to be more than 1.54 million,[4] while the Greater Philadelphia metropolitan area's population of 5.8 million made it the country's fifth largest. The city, which lies about 80 miles (130 km) southwest of New York City,[5] is the nation's fourth-largest urban area by population and its fourth-largest consumer media market, as ranked by the Nielsen Media Research. It is the county seat of Philadelphia County, with which it is coterminous. Popular nicknames for Philadelphia include Philly and The City of Brotherly Love, from the literal meaning of the city's name in Greek (Greek: Φιλαδέλφεια ([pʰilaˈdelpʰeːa], Modern Greek: [filaˈðelfia]) "brotherly love", compounded from philos (φίλος) "love", and adelphos (ἀδελφός) "brother"). A commercial, educational, and cultural center, Philadelphia was once the second-largest city in the British Empire[6] (after London), and the social and geographical center of the original 13 American colonies. It was a centerpiece of early American history, host to many of the ideas and actions that gave birth to the American Revolution and independence. It was the most populous city of the young United States, although by the first census in 1790, New York City had overtaken it. Philadelphia served as one of the nation's many capitals during the Revolutionary War and after. After the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, the city served as the temporary national capital from 1790 to 1800 while Washington, D.C., was under construction
PHILADELPHIA THE LARGEST CITY IN PENNSYLVANIA SIX MOST POPULOUS CITY IN USA.
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TREASURE ISLAND AT LAS VEGAS NEVADA U.S.A.


TREASURE ISLAND SEEN HERE IN LAS VEGAS NEVDA U.S.A.
TREASURE ISLAND AT LAS VEGAS NEVADA U.S.A.
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DEBBIE REYNOLD’S HOLLYWOOD MOVIE MUSEUM LAS VEGAS JAN 1993.


THIS IS DEBBIE REYNOLD'S HOLLYWOOD MOVIE MUSEUM IN LAS VEGAS, IT WAS OPENED IN 1972 AND SADLY WENT BROKE IN 1997.
DEBBIE REYNOLD’S HOLLYWOOD MOVIE MUSEUM LAS VEGAS JAN 1993.
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DUNKIRK BATTLEMENTS TODAY 2010


DUNKIRK BATTLEMENTS AS THEY ARE TODAY
DUNKIRK BATTLEMENTS TODAY 2010
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LEANING TOWER OF PISA.


This is the monument that, among the others of the "Piazza dei Miracoli", stirs the imagination of everybody, from the old to the young. Firstly we like to give you some information and events regarding its long history. The construction of this imposing mass was started in the year 1174 by Bonanno Pisano. When the tower had reached its third storey the works ceased because it had started sinking into the ground. The tower remained thus for 90 years. It was completed by Giovanni di Simone, Tommano Simone (son of Andreo Pisano), crowned the tower with the belfry at half of 14th century. The top of the Leaning Tower can be reached by mounting the 294 steps which rise in the form of a spiral on the inner side of the tower walls
LEANING TOWER OF PISA.
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LIBERTY STATUE THE FRENCH HAVE TAKEN A “LIBERTY” SEEN HERE IN COLMAR FRANCE.


The world's largest replica of the Statue of Liberty, 12 meters high, was unveiled 4 July 2004 in Colmar, Alsace, France to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. Colmar is the birthplace of Bartholdi, the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty. The new statue was installed on a roundabout in a commercial zone where it welcomes visitors at the northern entrance to the picturesque Alsatian city, prefecture of Haut-Rhin. The 2004 sculpture was officially inaugurated on American Independence Day, July 4th, in the presence of Bernadette Chirac, the wife of president Jacques Chirac, the Secretary General of the European Council, the French Minister for Foreign Trade; Christopher Davis, consul general of the United States in Strasbourg, and American professional singer Jessye Norman. Mrs. Chirac withdrew the American flag which covered the plaque installed in front of the work by sculptor Guillaume Roche. According to Mr. Roche, his work is the largest copy of the Statue of the Liberty, built in 1886 in New York harbor by Bartholdi with the aid of Gustave Eiffel. The original statue towers more than 90 meters above New York Harbor - the statue itself standing 46.05 meters (151 feet, one inch) tall on a 47-meter pedestal. France gave the statue to the United States as a symbol of the friendship that started during the American Revolution. A small replica stands in Paris on an island near the Grenelle bridge in the Seine, near the Eiffel Tower. To create the new statue, Roche used one of Bartholdi's original models, which is kept at the museum in Colmar dedicated to his work. He built a statue 10 times the size of the 128-centimeter model. Roche then cut it into 42 pieces, moulded them in plaster and reproduced them in the polyester resin. Roche's Lady Liberty is designed to resist the shock of being hit by a truck, and also to resist the ill effects of pollution and decay due to the anti-graffiti substance with which it is coated. Colmar Statue Statistics: 12 meters high; 10 meters circumference 2 tons steel, 6 tons plaster. 2 tons resin. 1000 folds in her dress 12,000 man-hours, 9 months construction time Cost: EUR 300,000 (USD 370,000) .
LIBERTY STATUE THE FRENCH HAVE TAKEN A “LIBERTY” SEEN HERE IN COLMAR FRANCE.
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LIBERTY LES FRANÇAIS SONT PRISES la «liberté»


The world's largest replica of the Statue of Liberty, 12 meters high, was unveiled 4 July 2004 in Colmar, Alsace, France to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. Colmar is the birthplace of Bartholdi, the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty. The new statue was installed on a roundabout in a commercial zone where it welcomes visitors at the northern entrance to the picturesque Alsatian city, prefecture of Haut-Rhin. The 2004 sculpture was officially inaugurated on American Independence Day, July 4th, in the presence of Bernadette Chirac, the wife of president Jacques Chirac, the Secretary General of the European Council, the French Minister for Foreign Trade; Christopher Davis, consul general of the United States in Strasbourg, and American professional singer Jessye Norman. Mrs. Chirac withdrew the American flag which covered the plaque installed in front of the work by sculptor Guillaume Roche. According to Mr. Roche, his work is the largest copy of the Statue of the Liberty, built in 1886 in New York harbor by Bartholdi with the aid of Gustave Eiffel. The original statue towers more than 90 meters above New York Harbor - the statue itself standing 46.05 meters (151 feet, one inch) tall on a 47-meter pedestal. France gave the statue to the United States as a symbol of the friendship that started during the American Revolution. A small replica stands in Paris on an island near the Grenelle bridge in the Seine, near the Eiffel Tower. To create the new statue, Roche used one of Bartholdi's original models, which is kept at the museum in Colmar dedicated to his work. He built a statue 10 times the size of the 128-centimeter model. Roche then cut it into 42 pieces, moulded them in plaster and reproduced them in the polyester resin. Roche's Lady Liberty is designed to resist the shock of being hit by a truck, and also to resist the ill effects of pollution and decay due to the anti-graffiti substance with which it is coated. Colmar Statue Statistics: 12 meters high; 10 meters circumference 2 tons steel, 6 tons plaster. 2 tons resin. 1000 folds in her dress 12,000 man-hours, 9 months construction time Cost: EUR 300,000 (USD 370,000) .
LIBERTY LES FRANÇAIS SONT PRISES la «liberté»
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EGUISHEIM THE HEART OF ALSACE


Eguisheim ('most beautiful villages of France') is found near Colmar in Alsace, in the Haut-Rhin department of France. Eguisheim is almost an offshoot of Colmar, but has its history as a separate, important, town. The winding, cobbled streets of Eguisheim are lined with traditional medieval half-timbered buildings, brightly painted as are many of the buildings in Alsace. There are also fountains, flowers and ...storks. Wander along the Rue du Rempart Sud which follows the line of the former moat. Its narrow street is lined with brightly coloured, higgledy piggledy houses. At the entrance to the street is the charming dovecote giving this a picture postcard beauty. Walk up the Grand Rue of Eguisheim and see a selection of manor houses, inns and other houses all painted the blues, yellows, pinks and greens beloved of the Alsace region. A little further up is the place du chateau with its chateau, church, colourful houses, fountain and ... storks! (I had been in Alsace 4 days when I got to Eguisheim and these are the first storks I had seen - though continuing south through Haut Rhin I did see more.) There are two nests in Eguisheim and a Stork sanctuary on the edge of the village where they are hoping to breed and re-introduce storks to the region. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and accommodation in Eguisheim making this a good base for exploring the region. (I stayed at the Pierre and Vacances apartments on the edge of town. These were nice, well-equipped apartments in bright, Alsace-style buildings which were easy walking distance of Eguisheim centre. The PandV apartments have secure parking and a heated indoor pool.)Eguisheim is one of the villages on the Route du Vin running from Thann to Marlenheim. This medieval town was built in concentric circles round its fortified castle, where the only Pope from Alsace, Leo IX, is said to have been born. It has a unique combination of civil and military architecture from the 15th Century. There is a pleasant signposted walk round the ramparts, actually following the old sentry path round the battlements. Everywhere are half-timbered houses, with balconies weighed down with the red geraniums which have become part of the heritage of Alsace !
EGUISHEIM THE HEART OF ALSACE
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PAINTING COMPETION (LES PEINTRES SONT DANS LA RUE) IN THE VILLAGE OF EGUISHEIM ALSACE.


THE VILLAGE OF EGUISHEIM IN ALSACE HELD ITS PAINTING COPETITION ON SEPTEMBER 18th 19th 2010 THIS YEAR AND YOU WILL SEE SOME FANTASTIC WORKS.
PAINTING COMPETION (LES PEINTRES SONT DANS LA RUE) IN THE VILLAGE OF EGUISHEIM ALSACE.
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WASHING FONTANELLA IS A OLD COMMUNAL WASH HOUSE IN THE VILLAGE OF ST. ANTOINE FRANCE


THIS IS AN OLD COMMUNAL WASH HOUSE WERE THE VILLAGE FOLK USED TO WASH CLOTHES BACK IN THE OLD TIMES IN FRANCE.
WASHING FONTANELLA IS A OLD COMMUNAL WASH HOUSE IN THE VILLAGE OF ST. ANTOINE FRANCE
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SAINT ANTOINE CHURCH ON THE PILGRIM TRAIL IN THE VILLAGE OF ST, ANTOINE FRANCE.


THE CHURCH IS MAGNIFICENT, AND QUITE FAMOUS ALONG THE "PILGRIMS TRAIL" AT THE END OF 2006 AN ANCIENT, VERY SIGNIFICANT WALL PAINTING WAS DISCOVERED WHILST RENOVATIONS WERE IN PROGRESS. WE LEARNT, THAT IN FACT THE VATICAN VISITED TO AUTHORISE THE AUTHENTICITY.
SAINT ANTOINE CHURCH ON THE PILGRIM TRAIL IN THE VILLAGE OF ST, ANTOINE FRANCE.
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