Italy

Cathedrals of Florence and Milan

The Cathedral (Duomo) of Florence is officially called Santa Maria del Fiore and is the end result of years of work spanning various architectural styles. The original building was started by a sculptor in 1296, then Filippo Brunelleschi added the…

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Friday, 13th January 2006

Giant Chess

On the even years in the month of September, the locals of Marostica, North Italy play human chess on this Giant Chess Board. The event dates back to 1454 when a Lord decided to marry off his two daughters to…

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Saturday, 17th December 2005

Campidoglio, Rome

The Campidoglio is located on the most important of Rome’s seven hills and features an equestrian bronze of the “philosopher emperor”, Marcus Aurelius, which is the prototype for all modern equestrian sculpture. The piazza was designed by Michelangelo and, athough…

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Friday, 16th December 2005

Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese is a beautiful park in the middle of Rome. Hovering above the ground is a large blue baloon which grants tourists a 360 degree view of the city. Now, I don’t want to start a whole new 600…

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Wednesday, 7th December 2005

Circus Maximus

There’s absolutely loads of sightseeing to be done in Rome, but today we’re just going to be visiting the Circus Maximus… actually, there’s so much history in Rome that it’s nearly impossible to see just one thing. Close to the…

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Tuesday, 4th October 2005

Scimitar Pool

According to submitter “Roberto” this house is owned by a local butcher who had his swimming pool built in the shape of his company’s logo, a Scimitar sword. I checked our submissions database and there were no other custom-made pools…

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Friday, 22nd July 2005
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Recent Comments

  1. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  2. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  3. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  4. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...
  5. PIETRO CONTEGIACOMO: Sirs, you forget or you have no infomation about the “world largest hangar in reinforced...

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