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Easter Island (Rapa Nui: Rapa Nui, Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian triangle. A special territory of Chile that was annexed in 1888, Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapanui people. On the Photo: Rano Raraku is a volcanic crater formed of consolidated volcanic ash, or tuff, and located on the lower slopes of Terevaka in the Rapa Nui National Park on Easter Island. It was a quarry for about 500 years until the early eighteenth century, and supplied the stone from which about 95% of the island's known monolithic sculptures (moai) were carved. Rano Raraku is a visual record of moai design vocabulary and technological innovation, where 397 moai remain. Rano Raraku is in the World Heritage Site of Rapa Nui National Park and gives its name to one of the seven sections of the park.

Easter Island / Rapa Nui / Isla de Pascua

Ahu Akivi
01.12.2010
Chile, officially the Republic of Chile is a country in South America occupying a long, narrow coastal strip between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The Pacific coastline of Chile is 78,563.2 kilometres. The shape of Chile is a distinctive ribbon of land 4,300 kilometres (2,700 mi) long and on average 175 kilometres (109 mi) wide. On the Photo: On the roof of the hotel in Santiago de Chile, is the capital and largest city of Chile, and the center of its largest conurbation (Greater Santiago). It is located in the country's central valley, at an elevation of 520 m

Chile

Santiago de Chile
23.11.2010
Bolivia officially known as Plurinational State of Bolivia.Bolivia is a Democratic Republic that is divided into nine departments. Its geography is varied from the peaks of the Andes in the West, to the Eastern Lowlands, situated within the Amazon Basin. The Bolivian population, estimated at 10 million The City of Villamar, a small village at a highth of 4000 meters

Bolivia

Atocha
18.11.2010
Norfolk is a low-lying county in the East of England. Of the 34 non-metropolitan English counties, Norfolk is the seventh most populous, with a population of 850,800 (mid 2008). However, as a largely rural county it has a low population density. On the Photo: Wells-next-the-Sea, known locally simply as Wells, is a town, civil parish and seaport situated on the North Norfolk coast in England. On the Photo The parish church of St. Nicholas is located on the outskirts of Wells. This large church is almost entirely Victorian, its medieval predecessor was destroyed in a fire in 1879.

Great Britain - Norfolk

Sheringham
05.09.2010
The Peak District is an upland area in central and northern England, lying mainly in northern Derbyshire, but also covering parts of Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, and South and West Yorkshire. Most of the area falls within the Peak District National Park, whose designation in 1951 . On the photo: Chatsworth House is a large country house in Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England 3½ miles northeast of Bakewell (GB Grid SK260700). It is the seat of the Duke of Devonshire, and has been home to his family, the Cavendish family, since Bess of Hardwick settled at Chatsworth in 1549. Standing on the east bank of the River Derwent, Chatsworth looks across to the low hills that divide the Derwent and Wye valleys. The house is set in expansive parkland, and backed by wooded, rocky hills rising to heather moorland and contains a unique collection of priceless paintings, furniture, Old Master drawings, neoclassical sculptures, books and other artifacts. Chatsworth has been selected as the United Kingdom's favourite country house several times.

Great Britain - Peak District

Bridgwater
03.09.2010
Buchenwald was tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog een concentratiekamp in nazi-Duitsland in een bosrijke omgeving nabij de stad Weimar. Het bijna volledig van de buitenwereld afgesloten kamp werd in 1937 aangelegd door SS'ers en gevangenen. Buchenwald werd op 11 april 1945 bevrijd door de zesde pantserdivisie van het derde Amerikaanse leger. Buchenwald was during World War II concentration camp in Nazi Germany in a wooded area near the city of Weimar. It almost completely from the outside world closed camp was built in 1937 by SS men and prisoners. Buchenwald was liberated on April 11, 1945 by the Sixth Armored Division of the Third US Army.

Weimar

Weimar
28.09.2008
       

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