BeadieJay's Google Earth Posts


Francis Gary Powers: The U-2 Incident

The true story of Francis Gary Powers, who was shot down over Russia, as told in his book "Operation Overflight".   

The Raoul Wallenberg Endowment Medal & Lecture

The Wallenberg Endowment of the Uni. of Michigan awards this medal to outstanding humanitarians from all corners of the earth.

Righteous Among the Nations and Holcaust Memorial Day

Here are stories of people who have been honoured for helping save Jews and others from certain death at the hands of the Nazis.

Eldridge Street Synagogue, New York

The Eldridge Street Synagogue is the oldest in New York City and has recently been restored to its original glories.

Tin Pan Alley is up for sale

The iconic buildings, home to great music, are up for sale.

2,000 year old gold earring found

        A beautiful, 2000 year-old gold earring, complete with pearls, has been found          under a car park in Jerusalem.

12,000 year old skeleton found in Israel

        The skeleton of a 12,000 year-old Natufian Shaman has been discovered in the                  Galilee, northern Israel.

4,300 year-old Pyramid found in Egypt

Sad Farewell to the QE2's home port

The Daffodil Garden

King Alfred the Great

Vale and Downland Museum, Wantage

Grove Village, Oxfordshire

Dick Whittington

Sir John Betjeman Memorial Park, Wantage

St. Mary's School, Wantage

Tom Brown's School Museum, Uffington, Oxfordshire

Agatha Christie's Burial Place, Cholsey, Oxfordshire

BBC Radio Solent, local radio with Paul Miller

Hadleigh Castle, Essex

Dutch Cottages, Canvey Island, Essex

Colchester Castle, Essex

Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire

Romsey Abbey, Hampshire

Plague killed Roman grave bodies

Cold War Spies, Washington DC

Yad Vashem, Holocaust Memorial, Jerusalem, Israel

Hamat Gader, Crocodile Farm & Hot Springs, Israel

Future Site of Very Big Telescope!

Palmerston Atoll, home of William Marsters

Neil Diamond's concert venues 2008-09

Neil Diamond's Concert Venues 2005/06

Neil Diamond's concert venues 2002

Hal Ketchum's Concert Venues 2008-09

Links and photos of all the venues on Neil Diamond's tour from May 2008 to January 2009.  Also, some reviews of concerts.

Links and photos of all the venues on Neil Diamond's tour from March 2005 to January 2006. 

Links and photos of all the venues on Neil Diamond's tour during 2002.  Also, some reviews of concerts.

Links and photos to venues on Hal Ketchum's tour for 2008-09. Hal is an American country music artist.

Egyptian archeologists find Pyramid of Queen Sesheshet under the sands of Saqqara.

Southampton says a sad farewell to the QE2 as it heads to its new, permanent, home in Dubai.

The Daffodil Garden in Running Springs, CA

King Alfred was born at the Royal Palace of Wantage

The Museum is based on a converted 17th century cloth-merchant's house

A large, friendly village in South Oxfordshire

Pantomime character, based on real life Mayor of London

Sir John Betjeman, Poet Laureate, lived for a time in Wantage, Oxfordshire. 

Was St. Mary's the inspiration for the St Trinian films?

The museum is housed in the 380 year-old schoolroom which featured in the book "Tom Brown's School Days"

The famous author, Agatha Christie, is buried in a small country churchyard

Listen to the funniest programme on weekday evenings, on local radio in the South of England - links to listen on line

The ruins of Hadleigh Castle on the Thames Estuary

Two tiny octagonal cottages built by the Dutch in the 17th Century. See photos of the interior as one of the cottages goes on sale.

Colchester was the first capital of Roman Britain

Home to Earl Mountbatten, and honeymoon location for Prince Charles and Princess Diana

Romsey Abbey was built  c. 1120-1140

Human remains found in Gloucester were killed by a plague that swept across the Roman Empire between AD 165 and 189.

Read about some of the Cold War Spies, and check out the links to DC Spy Tours

Yad Vashem is Israel's official memorial to the Holocaust, and is in Jerusalem.

Hamat Gader is one of Israel’s most popular commercial tourist attractions.

Construction has begun on the most expensive telescope ever in the Atacama Desert, where Chile, Argentina and Bolivia meet

An English adventurer who settled on a tiny Pacific island almost 150 years ago has left a mark that has lasted to this day