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CVSR
January 212014

Now a fully functional 250MW solar park, California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR), was built by SunPower for the project owner NGR Solar. The footprint is limited to 1,500 acres and yet the solar park is able to power more than 100,000 homes a year.

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Roskilde Cathedral
January 102014

The reason why this cathedral is so big is because they kept extending it as it has been the burial ground for royal Danish family since 15th century. What’s so unique about this cathedral is it’s brick structure. This was the first Gothic cathedral built of brick and it was a model for the following cathedral designs. That is the main reason why Roskilde Cathedral was added to UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1995.

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Cube Houses
December 152013

Designed by Piet Blom, the Cube Houses have a very interesting concept. Each house represents a tree and all the houses together a forest in the city.

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A 2.5 MW capacity solar park, Granville Solar Facility, is located in North Carolina. Owned by Southern Company and Turner Renewable Energy, the facility was built by SunEdison.

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Museum of History
December 192013

Originally called the Canadian Museum of Civilization, this magnificent structure is located in Quebec. It was opened in 1856, which makes it one of the oldest institutions in Canada.

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Parliament Hill
December 192013

Originally the base of a military camp in 18th century, Parliament Hill now hosts the Parliament of Canada. This beautiful architecture receives over 3 million visitors every year. It was added to the National Historic Site of Canada list in 1976.

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Gardens of Babylon
December 42013

One of the original seven wonders of the World, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, or whatever is left of it, is located in today’s Iraq.

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Bourges Cathedral
January 112014

Almost a thousand years before the Bourges Cathedral was completed, the Bourges area in France was a sacred place for Christians. The Roman settlement in Avaricum, in ancient Gaul, was near today’s Bourges and it hosted the first Christian community in Gaul. The Bourges Cathedral was added to UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1992.

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Agua Caliente Project
January 202014

The largest solar park as of today, Agua Caliente Project, was first started by NextLight Renewable Power. After acquiring NextLight Renewable Power, First Solar continued the construction. Once fully constructed, Agua Caliente Project will provide 290MW, enough to power more than 100,000 houses every year. NRG Energy and MidAmerican Renewables own this site that spans 2,400 acres and 5,200,000 modules.
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Changling Tomb
January 62014

The first of the Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Changling Tomb is also the largest tomb. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2000.

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Wembley Stadium
December 122013

With all 90,000 seats that can be covered, Wembley Stadium has the highest covered seat capacity in the world. From a total number of seats point of view, Wembley Stadium is the second largest stadium in Europe. The arch at its top has the reputation of being the longest roof structure that is not supported.

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Heroes’ Square
January 152014

Although it was not included in the initial entry when Budapest was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1987, the Heroes’ Square was later added to the list in 2002. It hosts one of the significant icons of Budapest, the Millennium Memorial.

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Kronborg Castle
January 92014

This castle is not only one of the most important historical sites in Denmark but also a symbol in literature that will never be forgotten as it was the Elsinore in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The Kronborg Castle was added to UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2000.

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Spiral Jetty
December 172013

Built in 1970 by Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty is located north east of Great Salt Lake, Utah. Based on the water level in the lake, the sculptor is sometimes visible and sometimes submerged.

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Alhambra
December 182013

Built in the 9th century, this beautiful fortress / palace, Alhambra, is located in Granada, Spain. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1984.

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Newgrange
December 102013

Older than the Egyptian pyramids, Newgrange dates back to Neolithic period. In 1993, it made it to the UNESCO World Heritage List within Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne.

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Guitar Mansion
December 22013

Funny thing, the owner of this guitar shaped mansion is not a musician. It is Larry House, the former CEO of MedPartners.

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Giant Lion
December 12013

Even though Lions do not belong to zoos and should be left in their natural habitats, we are still praising the folks from Whipsnade Zoo for this awesome lion motif.

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Buda Castle
January 152014

Constructed in 1265, the Buda Castle is one of the most important historical monuments in Budapest, Hungary. In 1987, when Budapest was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list, the Buda Castle was also a part of the entry.

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Googleland
December 42013

If you happen to visit Mountain View California, you should check out Googleland. Well, it is not called Googleland yet but Google is slowly acquiring everything in this neighborhood.

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