Göltzsch Viaduct

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Göltzsch Viaduct

From Wikipedia:
The Göltzsch Viaduct (German: Göltzschtalbrücke) is a railway bridge in Germany. It is the largest brick-built bridge in the world, and for a time it was the tallest railway bridge in the world. It spans the valley of the Göltzsch River between Mylau and Netzschkau, around 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) west of Reichenbach im Vogtland in the German Free State ofSaxony. It was built between 1846 and 1851 as part of the railway between Saxony (Leipzig, Zwickau, and Plauen) and Bavaria (Hof and Nuremberg). It is currently part of theLeipzig–Hof line, near the Netzschkau station. About 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south, the smaller Elster Viaduct was built for the same line and is quite similar to the Göltzsch Viaduct.

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Kasaragod Lighthouse

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Kasaragod Lighthouse
India

 Kasaragod 1984. Active; focal plane 36 m (118 ft); three white flashes every 20 s. 30 m (98 ft) octagonal concrete tower with lantern and gallery, painted with black and white horizontal bands. Wikimedia has a 2012 photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located just behind the beach at Kasaragod, the northernmost city of Kerala. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS IND-090; Admiralty F0668.5; NGA 27680. -The Lighthouse Directory

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Launching Canoes

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Launching Canoes into Water and Expelling Evil Spirits
Orchid Island, Taiwan

There are two important activities which involve the launching of canoes into the water.  The first is that they must be thrown into the water and the second is that they must scare away the evil spirits by the launch.  Yami Heroes clench their fists, scream out and make fierce faces to expel the evil spirits.

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Billy Goat Falls

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Billy Goat Falls
Western River Conservation Park
Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Pilsum Lighthouse

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Pilsum Lighthouse
Germany

 Pilsum1891. Reactivated (inactive 1915-2005, now privately maintained and unofficial); light pattern unknown. 11 m (36 ft) round cylindrical cast iron tower with a conical roof. No lantern; the light was displayed through a window at the top of the tower. Lighthouse painted with red and yellow horizontal bands. Werning has a good page for the light, a fine closeup is available, and Google has a satellite view. The lighthouse was built to display a directional light and became obsolete when a shorter channel was cut south of Borkum Island. Maintained between the World Wars as a daybeacon, the lighthouse was effectively abandoned at the start of World War II and became a rusted wreck by the 1960s. In 1973 the exterior was restored and painted with its present colorful pattern (originally the lighthouse was all red, later red in the lower 2/3 and yellow above). Another restoration in 1984 included replacement of the roof and ventilator ball. A complete restoration, inside and out, was carried out in 1997-98. In early 2005, the lighthouse was reactivated with a new 60 cm (24 in) lens. Located on a dike at the eastern entrance to the Ems, about 10 km (6 mi) north of Campen. Accessible by the coastal road. Site open, tower open for tours on selected Sundays. Site manager: Diechacht Krummhörn. ARLHS FED-018. -The Lighthouse Directory

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Dresden Frauenkirche Interior

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Dresden Frauenkirche Interior

Built in the 18th century, the church was destroyed in the bombing of Dresden during World War II. The remaining ruins were left as an anti-war memorial, following decisions of localEast German leaders. The church was rebuilt after the reunification of Germany. The reconstruction of its exterior was completed in 2004 and its interior in 2005. The church was reconsecrated on 30 October 2005 with festive services lasting through the Protestant observance of Reformation Day on 31 October. It nowadays also serves as symbol of reconciliation between former warring enemies.

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Alleppey Lighthouse

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Alleppey Lighthouse
Alappuzha District, India

 Alleppey (Alappuzha)1862. Active; focal plane 33 m (108 ft); white flash every 15 s. 28 m (92 ft) round masonry tower with lantern and gallery, painted with red and white horizontal bands. Rakesh Barua’s photo is above, John Alex also has a good photo, a good 2007 photoand another photo are available, and Google has a satellite view. This historic lighthouse has a rare teak spiral stairway. It was painted all white for many years; the red bands were added in 2000. The 150th anniversary of the lighthouse was celebrated in 2012. Located just of the beach in Alleppey (now usually called Alappuzha). Site open, tower open in late afternoon daily. ARLHS IND-071; Admiralty F0706; NGA 27516. – The Lighthouse Directory

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