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Bridges, Arches, Columns, Tunnels and Walls

 
 
raprap
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2014 01:41 pm
One of the New Harmony Labyrinths

http://www.labyrinthbuilders.co.uk/photos/sm/history/HLharmony.jpg

Rap
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saab
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2014 02:11 pm
@cicerone imposter,
http://cutiacupraline.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/auschwitz-birkenau.gif
The famoius gate is from Auschwitz - a entrance to a concentration camp
vonny
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2014 02:17 pm
Noviodunum, Switzerland

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/34/Roman_column_-_Nyon,_Vaud,_Switzerland.jpg
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vonny
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2014 02:21 pm
http://www.theartnewspaper.com/imgart/Mithraeum-Caracalla.jpg

The Mithraeum at the Baths of Caracalla
Few people have ever visited the long network of underground tunnels under the public baths of Caracalla, which date back to the third century AD and are considered by many archaeologists to be the grandest public baths in Rome. This underground network, which is due to be reopened in December, is also home to a separate structure, the largest Mithraeum in the Roman Empire

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2014 02:24 pm
@saab,
Thanks for the clue, Saab.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2014 03:26 pm
http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/w641/Walter_Hinteler/a_zps505e20de.jpg
The Catacombs of the Bayreuth Aktien-Brewery in Germany were honed-out between the 16th and the 19th century; then, used as a storage place for beer. This underground labyrinth was cool, where beer was stored and matured before refrigeration was an option. (Total length: 10km/6.2 miles)
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vonny
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2014 03:32 pm
The Arch of Constantine, Rome

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZqaDpUDON_8/UZT3d0xUu2I/AAAAAAAAAGQ/yzPI0jnlN6Q/s640/Arch%2520of%2520Constantine.jpg
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2014 08:19 pm
@vonny,
Marble Arch, London.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/85/Marble_Arch_-_geograph.org.uk_-_419440.jpg
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raprap
 
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Reply Thu 20 Mar, 2014 02:14 am
The Gateway Arch

http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2013/05/24/ap6406170354_slide-a374c7716311555ba8301df7aa22b76de0a0b221-s6-c30.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/S5ld5YG.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-i3raq4LQUMU/TXsE8mV9UbI/AAAAAAAAAC8/Q61KBm7ro9o/s1600/arch.jpg

http://www.gatewayarch.com/myos/my-uploads/2011/05/24/movies5.jpg

http://rememberingletters.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/usa-missouri-st-louis-building-the-gateway-arch.jpg

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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Thu 20 Mar, 2014 02:29 am
@raprap,
St Louis, yes?
saab
 
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Reply Thu 20 Mar, 2014 03:22 am
http://www.ansichtskarten-center.de/webshop/shop/ProdukteBilder/10199/AK_10097833_gr_1.jpg
Holger Danske - Holger the Dane - in the casemate under Kronborg Castle, Denmark. Also know as Hamlet´s castle.
As long as Holger Danske sits there - Denmark is in no danger,but as soon as there is he will get up and defend Denmark.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Thu 20 Mar, 2014 03:32 am
@saab,
I looked at this and immediately thought "In the Hall of The Mountain King"

I'm now inspired to find it on youtube and stick it on a music thread.
raprap
 
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Reply Thu 20 Mar, 2014 03:34 am
@Lordyaswas,
Yes, St Louis, Missouri. The last picture looking east over the Mississippi River has the real Gateway in the background--the Eads bridge.

St Louis is called the Gateway because it is the Easternmost Western US city--and was the starting point for the 1806 Lewis and Clark expedition.

James Eads, the bridge builder, is a bit of a personal historical hero--he was the engineer who made western expansion convenient, made the Mississippi passable to deep draft vessels and made it possible for New Orleans to remain the river/ocean port.

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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Thu 20 Mar, 2014 03:44 am
@raprap,
Wonderful!

I saw the arch on a Brit TV programme recently, where the comedian/traveller Billy Connolly travelled the entire length of Route 66, and St Louis received a lot of coverage.
You can find it quite easily on youtube, Rap, if you're interested.

Quite informative and very funny on occasions. In the arch section, he's looking out from the viewing window and, working out where the sun is, he tries to locate a landmark in the city, but with no luck.
A fellow tourist lets him know he's looking in completely the opposite direction. Some expert explorer indeed. Hilarious.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 20 Mar, 2014 03:48 am
"Garden of Monsters," Bomarzo, Italy.
http://media.kitsapsun.com/media/img/photos/2011/06/14/420110614111418003_t607.JPG
http://philip.greenspun.com/images/pcd2182/leaning-parco-7.4.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_6B8tPuW7TwQ/TM1NYikTPnI/AAAAAAAASzY/JoVyekQ1bHc/s1600/garmonst.jpg
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vonny
 
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Reply Thu 20 Mar, 2014 03:56 am
Roman city wall, London, UK

http://www.timetravel-britain.com/articles/1photos/london/Roman2.JPG
vonny
 
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Reply Thu 20 Mar, 2014 03:58 am
Roman wall, York, UK

http://europeantravelista.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/York1.jpg
vonny
 
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Reply Thu 20 Mar, 2014 04:00 am
Thamugadi Arch, Algeria

http://s.ngm.com/2012/09/roman-walls/img/thamugadi-arch-algeria-615.jpg
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Thu 20 Mar, 2014 04:03 am
@vonny,
An old friend of mine had a ground floor apartment near there (London Wall), von.

When I first visited, he told me to open a door in the hallway, and inside was a broom cupboard sized room with a large reinforced glass window, floor to ceiling, with a preserved section of the roman wall behind. It looked fantastic all lit up, and was part of the covenant in the deeds to the place, that it should always be preserved and maintained as necessary.

He sold up to arabs about two years ago, and went and bought half of Bedfordshire with the proceeds. A slight exaggeration, but not far off the mark.
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raprap
 
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Reply Thu 20 Mar, 2014 04:20 am
@Lordyaswas,
About two decades ago Robbie Coltrane bought a 1956 Cadillac in LA and drove east across the US. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105974/

He didn't cross the Mississippi, he crossed in Hannibal, because he wanted to see where Twain was from. Sadly while in Hannibal Coltrane was accosted by an evangelist who quoted Romans to Coltrane. Coltrane treated the situation with the irony of Twain.

Billy Connolley from Chicago to LA. Connolley being a vaudvillian and Coltrane an Engineer, I'd expect Coltrane sense of direction to be a little better.

BTW hope Connolley stopped at the Devils Elbow BBQ in Devils Elbow Missouri. Its about 50 feet off of the old route, 25 miles east of Fort Lenard Wood. Good barbeque and cheap beer with a campground out back for when you can't make it home.

Thanks look it up

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