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


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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Vernazza, Italy on the Riviera


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


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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 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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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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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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Here is a list of all monuments coordinates except Brezovica. It is partially based on @Aleks G's link and @davidvc pastebin of it, however, some coordinates there are misleading. For such ones, the proper coordinates were found and the source or proof is given. Petrova Gora (45.316426, 15.805206) Grmeč (44.687329, 16.4376500) Ilirska Bistrica ...


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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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The caption of the video says it was shot in the old town at Landshut, Germany: Der Auftritt des russischen Gitarristen Estas Tonne beim Stadtspektakel in Landshut im September 2011 in der Altstadt mit dem Lied "The Song of the Golden Dragon" The Performance of Russian guitarist Estas Tonne at the Buskers Festival Stadtspektakel in Landshut in ...


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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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Here also a big fan of Georgia ánd of hot springs. I never heard of 'Tskaltubo' before but I'll take it into consideration to visit when I'll be there again. However, I do know about a hot spring close to Vardzia. It's run by an older woman and her family. I don't think it's often visited by tourists but for me it was one of the highlights of my journey ...


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It's called Tskaltubo and they've built/restored couple of new spas there recently (one of their websites). Pretty cheap even by Georgian standards.



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