BeadieJay's Google Earth Posts

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

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

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

     Meet Lily the black bear and her cub Hope (and Hope's siblings born 21 Jan 2011), and captive bears Ted and Lucky.

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

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

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

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

     The Montefiore Windmill is a landmark windmill in Jerusalem, Israel.

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

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

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

     A quirky festival in Nederland, Colorado, celebrating Bredo Morstel whose body is kept on ice in a shed.

     The Farasuto Forest Community Nature Reserve in the Gambia is home to a diverse collection of birds

     The Daffodil Garden in Running Springs, California

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

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

     King Alfred was born at the Royal Palace of Wantage, Oxfordshire

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

     A large, friendly village in South Oxfordshire

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

St. Mary's School, Wantage

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

Dick Whittington

     Pantomime character, based on real life Mayor of London

Tom Brown's School Museum, Uffington, Oxfordshire

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

Agatha Christie's Burial Place, Cholsey, Oxfordshire

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

     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.

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

     Romsey Abbey was built  c. 1120-1140

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

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

Neil Diamond'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.

Neil Diamond's Concert Venues 2005/06

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

Neil Diamond's concert venues 2002

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

Hal Ketchum's Concert Venues 2008-09

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