The brandnew GeoEye-1 Earth-imaging satellite (…the highest resolution of any commercial imaging system…) launches on September 6, 2008 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Google is a partner of Geoeye – so hopefully this satellite will bring new updated imagery for Google Maps soon.
“Mein Reisetagebuch” Urlaub in Mauritius vom 16. Mai – 1. Juni 2008
The Burj Al Arab in Dubai is one of the most exclusive and expensive hotels in the world. It has 60 floors and 202 rooms and is 321 m (1,053 ft) high. The construction took 5 years from 1994 – 1999.
Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Taipei 101 in Taiwan is the tallest building in the world (constructed 1999 – 2004). It has 101 floors and an overall height of 509.2 m (1,670.60 ft).
The “Berlet Schnäppchenjäger” is a commercial for a German electronic market.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (aka “St. Louis Gateway Arch” or “Gateway to the West”) is the landmark of St. Louis in Missouri. The arch is 630 feet (192 m) tall and was completed in 1935. In 1968 a tram system and to the observation area (inside the top of the arch) was installed.
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.
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