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This one is looks like on your image. http://alex-brab.livejournal.com/149623.html The name of this building is Kamenez (Wikipedia: Kamianets-Podilskyi). Photo of our days


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It's a picture of a sunrise on the coast of Lycia, a Turkish region on the Mediterranean coast. Source (click on the picture you've provided, it will show you the details): http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows/beaches-panoramic-download-theme


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They are almost certainly Buddhist monks - the shaved head and gray clothes (apparently called "gasa") are a mark of their ascetic style of living. The gray robes worn by a monastic declare that one is a practitioner, and represent the spirit of no belongings, letting go of all worldly desires.


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He is Buddist. Buddists in Korea wear grey and red robes, despite of the most asian countries where the popular color is yellow and orange.


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Having been to the Death Road in Bolivia, I can confirm it looks quite different to this. This video would actually appear to be in the Himalayas, believed to be between Killar and Kishtwar in northern India, above the Chenab river. Source with more pictures, and detail.


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This spot is based on Mission San Juan Capistrano, in Texas. It has a Sacred Garden" that was developed in 1920. The four-bell campanario was erected a year after the bell tower at "The Great Stone Church" was toppled in the 1812 earthquake. The photo of the garden that would match yours is found in the linked article above, as demonstrated with source ...


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Those machines seem to have been quite common. Here is a photo of one: There were even patented, but unfortunately the patent does not reveal the financial background. From this court case however, you can read about the process of making such a purchase: The policy set out across the top the following specifications: "Do Not Purchase More Than a ...


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Yes, these were for the Indian festival 'Holi', the festival of colours. It is the one of the most important festival in India and is celebrated by playing with colours (people put variuos colours on each other, it is fun). Coincidently, March 17, 2014, your travel day was the day Holi fell in 2014 (The Indian festivals are mostly dependent on lunar ...


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Beside another picture on Panoramio, I only found this paragraph in german on the Bamberg site, which refers to a Steinobelisk near the castle: Neben dem unweit der Burg befindliche Grab von A. F. Marcus lässt sich auch ein Steinobelisk aus dem Jahr 1903 finden, der eine besondere Botschaft vermittelt. In östlicher Richtung gelegen, befindet er sich ...


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This looks like one of the Genoese towers, of which 67 still stand today. They are somewhat similar-looking and all are on the seacoast, so it may be a bit difficult to identify this particular tower without a doubt. You can compare the map of surviving towers with the route followed by the Tour — that only eliminates about half of them. Tour de la Parata ...


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According to Google Image, it should be Santorini.


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Oddly, in the Dutch and Portuguese versions of XP it was called "Ireland", when the shot was actually taken in North America. Known as Bliss, it's from Sonoma County, California, USA. The location on Google maps - 38.250124,-122.410817. Amazingly, it was taken as part of a photographic work on the subject of wine making in the area. It now has a vineyard ...


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@Michael and @tohecz are close... but not quite there. It's not actually a luggage tag... rather it is a protector for your luggage tag. It works like this one: However the rounded shape is intended specifically for the luggage tag that comes on some Guess luggage, such as the one shown here: I suspect your bag came with a similarly shaped luggage ...


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Looks like an Eastern Water Dragon to me. From wildlife.qld.com.au: Sexually dimorphic with males more robust than females. Prominent spines on head and along length of back, with a laterally compressed body and tail. Long powerful limbs. Olive green to brown in colour with short dark bands on the body, dark stripe behind the eye. Males have a ...


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The building is Millenia Tower. It's primarily an office block building, and as far as I'm aware, there is no way to visit it. There is a shopping center below/around it called Millenia Walk that you can visit, but I'm presuming that's not what you're looking for!


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I'd be more confident if you'd got the tail in the picture, but is it this: An article in the Daily Mail says it's a British Airways Olympic themed plane. British Airways has unveiled its first of nine Olympic-themed jets, revealing a striking white plane painted with gold feathers that will go into service [03 April 2012]. The Airbus A319 has been ...


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I believe it'd be at 33.1962N, 5.4201W on Google Maps. I found it by following the directions on Wikitravel to Zaouiate Oued Ifrane: Zaouiate Oued Ifrane is located about 100K south of Fez. The road which dead ends at Zaouiate Oued Ifrane turns off from the main roadway after the town of Souk L'Hdd and before the city of Mrirt. Transportation to ...


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Indeed as Doc says, it was Wat Sok Pa Luang, more commonly written as Wat Sokpaluang or, in Lao, "ວັດໂສກປ່າຫຼວງ". Sokpaluang is also the name of the suburb or region of Vientiane where it's located. The Wat is apparently also known as "The Jungle Temple". Sadly, in answer to the part of your question If it still exists? and according to reviewers on ...


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I'm a big fan of Georgia, having visited twice and lived there for seven months the last time, yet I had not heard of this place. It's not "Saltona" but "Tskaltubo", "Tsqaltubo", or "Tskhaltubo" (Georgian: წყალტუბო, Russian: Цхалтубо). It's the name of a town and a spa resort in Imereti province in the south-west of the country. It's less than 20km to the ...


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It doesn't appear to be real, but in these cases you really want Google's Search By Image. That shows that it's almost certainly digital art created by Mobius, direct link to the image: http://www.eliteforever.co.uk/images/5MRVNb0.jpg What's odd is that your version appears to have the flying craft and the signature removed. It looks like it's been ...


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I would agree with what Michael says: it's for your personal badge. Typical usage is that you put inside a heavy-paper card with your name and home address. Typically, you put the name there in such a way that it's visible when the paper is inside (so that you can identify your luggage), and you put your home address in such a way that it's covered (so that ...


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I found Çukurayva with Google search which gave me a map: This looks the same as the aerial view on the article. But nothing around has a name looking like Kechror.


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This video was on Canada AM on CTV this morning and the location was given as Nanga Parbut, Pakistan. https://twitter.com/CTVCanadaAM http://canadaam.ctvnews.ca/ Jeff Hutcheson's Twitter feed gives the details and a link to the video on Facebook. Jeff is the presenter on the show. See also this tweet. Here is the video on Youtube.


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Tor-Einar Jarnbjo is right. The official description is: 1.2 km west of the village of Chukurayva, 5 kms south-east of the fortified town of Kechror, Gabeghiank District, Ayrarat Province, Armenia Maior (Kaghzvan District, Kars Region until 1920, at present Kars İli Kağızman İlçesi Kötek Bucağı), at an altitude of 1,949 meters above sea level ...


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It's not real. You can see clearly in the image that several buildings are copied into it since they appear twice or more. This is a CG (computer graphics) wallpaper of a fictional futuristic city.


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I believe it is a credit card holder, wallet. The slot is there to make it easy to push the card(s) out of the wallet. I found an example of something somewhat similar that might help confirm my guess. The main thing that makes me unsure of my guess is the rounded shape... I would expect a credit card wallet to have square corners to hold the cards snug.


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Old undiscovered islands is possible, but unlikely, given we have satellite imagery of the earth down to very high resolution detail. However, there are plenty of examples of mistakes being made, and some islands that we 'know about' may not even exist. As recently as 2012, an island was found not to exist despite being on historical maps for 150 years, and ...


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I remember that sometime in the 90ties I saw something like this at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. Of course different design - looked much more like a ticket vending machine of the time. But it sold insurances for a single flight. Was even tempted to buy one as it was rather cheap. Too bad I don't remember details, and no photo. But I think part of ...



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