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It looks like it's Vernazza, one of the Cinque Terre - five very cute and colourful towns on the Italian coast. The photo seems to be shot as much the same as this image, but flipped for some reason: Image by chensiyuan [ GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons Unfortunately, your visit might be more difficult than you'd like. Some ...


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Lake Quill, New Zealand. source: Microsoft Community


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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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That's the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia. It's an opera house and cultural centre in Valencia, Spain. Photo from Wikimedia.


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Those are the Archway Islands on Wharariki Beach in New Zealand: (Source)


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


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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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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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It's taken from a helicopter. Here's how I've confirmed this: The photographer's name is Seth Jaworski, as mentioned on the Jetphotos.net page. Googling his name yields a video showing how Seth flies out on a helicopter to take photos around Sydney airport.


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Yes, the shop sells shamisen (a type of musical instrument), and yes, good-quality shamisen are still made using cat skin.


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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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This is Sun City Resort in South Africa, opened in 1979, specifically it's the Palace of the Lost City. There's some apartheid-era history to it (thanks @Andrew Grimm) but it's still open today. You can use a service like TinEye or Google image search to search for pictures like this on the Internet, then from there look for captions or any relevant text ...


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The location is here on google maps. The name is Il porticciolo di Nervi. A page with an alternate image can be seen on ilmeteo.it. The location is near to Genoa. How I found it. I came to the same conclusion as @mts that it was South facing. It looked like nobody was around with the sun fairly low and shadows cast from the East. There was also a green ...


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Vernazza, Italy on the Riviera


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Clicking "show more" below the video you will read: The Performance of Russian guitarist Estas Tonne at the Buskers Festival Stadtspektakel in Landshut in September 2011 in the Old Town with "The Song of the Golden Dragon".. The shoe store "Lipp" and the Commerzbank in the video give away the precise address: Altstadt 76, Landshut, Germany. Here is ...


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These are stations of the via crucis (the Way of the Cross). They represent fourteen events which occurred prior, during and after Jesus was crucified. The Way of the Cross is usually celebrated on Good Friday as a pilgrimage during which believers visit every station. It is not uncommon to find these stations represented on a trail or path leading to a ...


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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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The statue is located in the port at Odessa and can be seen here and here. Created by the sculptor Alexander Tokarev. It is the modest memorial, dedicated to the faithful wives of seafarers and their children who accompanied their husbands and fathers to Sevastopol in the autumn of 1941.


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They are the Four Papal Basilicas in Rome: Top-left: St Peter's Basilica: Top-right: Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls - most photos - eg. the one on Wikipedia - show the more detailed Western face, but the drawing above depicts the Northern face: Bottom-left: Archbasilica of St. John Lateran: Bottom-right: Basilica of Saint Mary Major:


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I found someone who knows. One of the residents of Villamayor de Monjardín was three years old when it was built in 1948. It was a gravity water tower that has since been replaced by pumps. There is a spring on Montejurra, a mountain some distance away. They actually ran pipes down into the valley and up this hill to a tank that is no longer in or on the ...


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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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This statue is in Heihe (黑河), Heilongjiang, China, on a riverside promenade on the south side of the Amur River, opposite the Russian city of Blagoveshchensk to the north. Here's a random visitor's album of other sights in the vicinity, and here are a few more views of the statue: http://www.qyhbds.com/Product/xiaoyuandiaosu/3068.html http://www.mychery....


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Getty Images: The giant reclining Buddha of the Zinathukha pagoda surrounded by the jungle and stupas. This reclining Buddha, of which the concrete structure is 200 metres long and 40 metres high and the unfinished construction started in 1992, is reportedly the largest of its kind in the world. This in the town of Mudon, Mon State, Myanmar.


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I searched for the screens showing wait times and found this article with the screens in at JFK T4. Also an image of the same corridor: Permanent resident, returning ESTA and B1/B2 holders can use the kiosks. All other visa holders and first time ESTA visitors cannot. I believe there might be separate APC queues for US/Canadian citizens and visitors. ...


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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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This is a photo of Gray Whale Cove State Beach, taken from the Pacific Coast Highway.


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Gokyo Lake, Himalaya Mountains, Nepal. Sources: 1, 2, 3.


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That is the Ogden Point breakwater.



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