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Chichen Itza is a historic Maya city in Mexico. It is an UNESCO World Heritage and was named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
Carrie Bradshaw's apartment This is the entrance to Carrie Bradshaw's apartment in the TV series/movie 'Sex and the city' starring Sarah Jessica Parker: Perry Street, West Village, New York City. The Heartbreak Kid resort This is the cool Mexican resort where "The Heartbreak Kid" with Ben Stiller, Malin Åkerman and Michelle Monaghan was filmed. Microsoft's first Headquarters The Historic Microsoft Headquarters are located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Microsoft Inc. was founded here and remained in Albuquerque from 1975 to 1979 before moving to Seattle. The plaque on the rock (Streetview) reads: Microsoft Inc., housed at this site from 1975 to 1979, was founded here by Paul G. Allen and Bill Gates, whose passion for technology and vision of "a computer on every desk and in every home" led to the development of Microsoft's groundbreaking software. Paul Allen and Bill Gates would like to acknowledge the important role that the city of Albuquerque played in the company's early development, offering an environment that stimulated creativity and encouraged entreprenurial spirit. Jungfraujoch/Jungfraubahn Die Jungfrau-Alesch-Bietschhorn Region ist Europas größte Gletscherregion. Sie befindet sich in der Schweiz, ist UNESCO Welterbe und wird auch als Top of Europe bezeichnet. Die Jungfraubahn wurde 1912 in Betrieb genommen. Dubai Sports City Dubai Sports City in Dubailand is the world's first "Sports City" which will site venues, sporting academies and other sports facilities. The entire project will be completed in 2010. Great Blue Hole The Great Blue Hole in Belize is part of a reef/atoll that became an UNESCO world heritage site in 1996. It is a famous diving destination. King Abdullah Economic City The King Abdullah Economic City is a project in the desert of Saudi Arabia. The new city is currently the largest "project under construction" in the world and will be completed in 2020. Uluru (Ayers Rock) The Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia is a famous rock made of sandstone with a height of 863 m (2,831 ft). It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has a great spiritual significance to the local Aborigines. That's why visitors should not climb the Uluru. Yosemite National Park The Yosemite National Park is located in Central-California and covers an area of 1,189 square miles (3,081 km²). It is an UNESCO world heritage. Granitic rocks, narrow canyons and waterfalls are characterisitcs for the really popular park (more than 3 million visitors/year). Crocodile Hotel In the Kakadu Nationalpark (UNESCO World heritage) in the North of Australia you can stay at the hotel "Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn". Petra in Jordan The ancient city Petra in Jordan was discovered by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812. It is an UNESCO world heritage and one of the new wonders of the world. It is also featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where Indy found the Holy Grail. Palace of Versailles The Palace of Versailles is a royal château near Paris. It was declared an UNESCO World heritage site in 1979. Great Pyramid of Giza, Great Sphinx The Pyramid of Cheops is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and an UNESCO world heritage site. It was constructed about 2570 BC and has a height of 138.8 m, (455.2 ft). The Great Sphinx of Giza is a half-human, half-lion Sphinx statue "guarding" the Giza plateau. Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system. It has a lenghth of 2,600 kilometres (1,616 mi) and is home to more than 1,500 different species of fish and 400 different species of corals. Since 1981 it is a UNESCO world heritage site. The reef is also "filming location" of Pixar's animation film "Finding Nemo". Masdar City The Masdar Initiative is a project which goal is a carbon neutral and zero waste community. It is located near Abu Dhabi and will cover 6 square kilometres. The project was developed and designed by the British architectural firm Foster + Partners. State of the Vatican City The State of the Vatican City with St. Peter's Square / St. Peter's Basilica / Sistine Chapel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the smallest state in the world with the Pope as head of the state. City Hall "The Onion" London's City Hall aka "The Onion" or "Darth Vader's helmet" is the place where the Mayor of London has his/her office. It was designed by Norman Foster + Partners who also built "The Gherkin" http://www.glotter.com/entry-1468 The modern building opened in July 2002. Giant Rattle snake Giant Rattle snake along a street in New Mexico. Deepwater Horizon explosion Deepwater Horizon was an oil platform located in the Gulf of Mexico. It sunk after a huge explosion on April 20, 2010. Many workers died in this incident and now a huge oil spill covers a wide area of the Gulf of Mexico. As many attempts to stop the leak failed, the Coast Guard tries to burn the oil to minimize environmental risks. The Burning Man Project An annual event for one week in August that takes place at the "temporary" Black Rock City, Nevada. The project first was held in 1986 on Baker Beach in San Francisco and moved to the Black Rock Desert in 1990. The main ritual of the event is the burning of a wooden sculpture. Explanation from the official website... "Trying to explain what Burning Man is to someone who has never been to the event is a bit like trying to explain what a particular color looks like to someone who is blind." In 2007 nearly 48,000 people participated in the project.