Monthly Archives: July 2011

Shcholkine, Ukraine

Today we venture to eastern Europe, to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and into the city of Shcholkine. The town was constructed in 1978 to house the workers from the Crimean Atomic Energy Station, but construction of the power plant … Continue reading

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Area 51, Nevada

There’s hardly a place that seems more mysterious than Area 51. It’s been around for 50 years, and yet this is the best picture we have of it. But seriously, this place is really cool from above! For one, there’s … Continue reading

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JBLM, Washington

As a Google Maps enthusiast, I spend a lot of time looking at all sorts of stuff on Google Maps, not just tracks (if you can believe it). In fact, it is often just happenstance that I come across some … Continue reading

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Panathinaiko Stadium, Athens, Greece

Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens, Greece, was host to the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Originally built ca. 566 BC, this stadium is home to a track with a shape quite unlike that of modern tracks. Rather than being divided … Continue reading

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Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany

Today is very exciting, as we have a threefer! In the neighborhood of Charlottenburg, in southwest Berlin, Germany, is one of the biggest collections of sports fields I have ever seen. There are at least ten soccer fields, two dozen … Continue reading

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United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

The United States Navel Academy in Maryland’s capitol city, Annapolis, was founded in 1845. The entire campus is a National Historic Landmark. If anyone has doubts that this campus should be on such an exclusive list, I invite them to … Continue reading

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Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY

Our first horse racing track is the famous Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. Nestled in the heart of Louisville, KY, Churchill Downs actually gives us two tracks for the price of one!   The main track, which is … Continue reading

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