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These look a lot like the Tri Brata sea stacks in Kamchatka: Picture from Wikimedia Commons, originally uploaded by Gistereziz to the Russian Wikipedia and released into the public domain. The photo in the question is clearly taken from a somewhat different angle. But the shapes of the stacks match very closely, as do the striations on the middle stack ...


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Yep, it's real. This wiki article corresponds with the information you have, and searching the island name itself pulls up lots of information about the destination in mind for you: Vaadhoo (Raa Atoll) Vaadhoo island is famous for the 'sea of stars.' This marine bioluminescence is generated by phytoplankton known as dinoflagellates. Woodland Hastings ...


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OK, It's called the Hite Crossing Bridge, and a Street View shot is available at this link that best matches the angle you have. It confused me for a bit as yours is using a long lens, but you can 'walk' down the hill and confirm it's all the same rocks, and in your shot you can just make out the Hite Bridge in the background, which is certainly the one at ...


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What you have described fits the town of Черноголовка, or with in Latin font, Chernogolovka (directly translated to approximately 'Black Head') It is to the North East of Moscow (rather than the South), just outside of the A107 'ring road' (beltway, orbital, etc). The institute you referred to would be the Russian Academy of Sciences (Nauchny tsentr v ...


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According to this map from the Nuclear Threat Initiative (2006), your GPS reading at the western bend of the road between Rasht and Qazvin corresponds almost perfectly to "Mo-Allem Kalayeh: Suspected nuclear research center". However! This (ancient) page gives the site's coordinates as 36°26'05"N 50°29'53"E, which is a) a lot closer to where Wikipedia ...


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This is the Rock of Cashel. Located at Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland. This castle is also known as: Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick's Rock.


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Railay Beach area in Krabi Province, Thailand. The karst outcroppings are at the south end of "sunset" beach.


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Google reverse image search says that it might be Feldkirch, Vorarlberg. Indeed the church and the first house in the foreground (the one with the two windows underneath the straight part of the roof) seem to be the ones in the picture below from Wikipedia: File:Feldkirch3.jpg, Wikimedia Commons, CC by SA 3.0 Google maps places it here. By precise ...


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Tao Fong Shan would appear to be what you're after. It's a 500m hill, in Sha Tin, where the Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre is located. From the wiki: "A 12-metre-high cross, facing Sha Tin, is the hallmark of the Centre. The cross is a popular among visitors and is a place for outside gatherings and meetings." It includes a photo that seems to ...


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Signs like this are an artefact of earlier postcode assignment schemes that recall when the sign was manufactured. They may or may not sync up with the current postcode, or may indicate only a portion of the current postcode. There is no effort I'm aware of to make the older signs to synch up (presumably because of the cost). The discrepancies are not, to ...


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It's Hôtel Le Dôme, Place Rogier, Brussels, Belgium. You can see this building on Google Street view - pretty much the same today as it was in the photo.


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The city is Fujiyoshida on the NNE side of Mt Fuji. See jpatokal's answer for the exact camera location. From left to right, the marked buildings are: Fujisan station. The glass facade that's visible from street level is quite poorly defined in this photo, but covers the bottom third of the blue frame. The lighter part that's visible in the photo sticks ...


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In addition to Mark Mayo's answer, the cross is located in the mountainside on Needle Hill. It takes 15-20 mins to walk from the Sha Tin Railway Station via the path through Pai Tau Tsuen. There is no direct public transport(note1) there and there are not many signs. The camp is not open to public but you can join their events. PS1: The characters 成了 on ...


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I think this is the building: Google Maps street view link


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If you saw a single point of light and it was flame like, then it may have been an oil platform flaring off, as there are quite few of them scattered through the area. If it was multiple points of bright light, it would have been squid fishermen. Occasionally you will see a single boat, but usually they congregate in an area, so as to benefit from each ...


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It's feldkirch. I live near there. (It's the view from the schattenburg, the blue "hypo" sign in both pictures is the same sign)


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The image was taken at Pontet Lake, located at 45.051247, 6.351562. The author is Florian Blondeau. Here's another image of the lake by the same photographer:


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There were apparently three main parts, each under a local mountain: Zouzan ("Section I") This is the area that is most accessible to the public, with the entrance near the museum as described in the blog post linked in comments. On this map it is marked A. On the city website (in Japanese) it says hours for the tunnels are 9am to 3pm (some sites says ...


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The photo is taken from the grounds of Arakura Sengen Shrine in Fuji-Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi, Japan, and appears to be a crop of this image (not the original either, though). The rightmost building appears to be the town hall. Not sure about the rest, but there are a bunch of large hotels and the Fuji-Q amusement park nearby that seem like likely ...


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I would say with 99% confidence that it is a road. You don't have to follow the structure for long before you can easily identify intersections with other roads, e.g. here: 41.77533, 105.36238


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These are old Yugoslavian War Memorials (or at least most of them). Somebody created a great google map overlay of these: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zxPqN7FUTnEs.kTu_C4z_ZK5c for some reason I am struggling to get the exact coordinates from that map, but you can zoom in all the way on each of them to see the actual monument at a decent ...


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If the video description is right ('show on a pororoca'), it is on the Amazon River.


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Its probably Chez Clément ! This restaurant has a lot of pots hung on the ceiling by the entrance.


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The bottommost building is labeled as 富士五湖文化センター (Fujigoko Cultural Center) on Google Maps. However, the official website of that cultural center http://www.mfi.or.jp/fcpa/access.htm tells us that the biggest building (which is probably the one you are interested in) is called ふじさんホール (Fujisan Hall). The same complex also hosts a city meeting hall and a ...


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Inpung sul is brandy. It's made from grapes. It says so right on the bottle. 인풍술 Inpungsul is 강계포도술공장 which is Kanggye Grape Liquor Factory.


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Broadly, the answer to your question is 'no', there is no logic that routes the traveller through Lyon. Assuming that the two end points are Omaha Beach in Normandy and the Sylvenstein Dam in the Bavarian Alps, the prima facie route is Caen - Paris - Stuttgart - Munich. It's shown below... Even in the fictional journey from Normandy to the Bavarian ...


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I've seen this in Byron Bay, Australia, it wasn't quite as pronounced as those photos make it out to be if I recall correctly. It's amazing though, as you swim through the water the glowing intensifies as you move through it.


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It is the Rock of Cashel. The Wikipedia article says, The rock originated in the Devil’s Bit, a mountain 20 miles (30 km) north of Cashel, when St. Patrick banished Satan from a cave, resulting in the Rock’s landing in Cashel. Cashel is reputed to be the site of the conversion of the King of Munster by St Patrick in the 5th century. The Rock of ...


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It's Melech HaFelafel on the corner of King George and Agripas. (And has been there for decades).


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It reminded me of the classic Halong Bay shots. Google image search included "Neil Island" in the search box. Replacing that with "Halong" gave several appropriate hits including this 1440 x 900 version correctly identifying it as Railay beach - as Tom has already advised. Also here at 1440 x 810



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