Archive for April, 2008

USS Texas Battleship

Filed under: Ships and Vessels, Texas

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The USS Texas is a veteran of Vera Cruz and both World Wars. The ship was completed in 1914 and saw action in some of the most important battles of World War II. It is now located at the San Jacinto State Historic Site in La Porte, Texas near Houston.

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Battleship USS TexasUSS Texas GyroscopeUSS Texas GunsUSS Texas 1913 BellUSS TexasAnti Aircraft BatteryUSS Texas Forward Twin Turrets

Florence Cathedral

Filed under: Italy, Religious

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The Florence Cathedral, which is also known as The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is known for its dome that was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi.

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Florence Cathedral-Detail of Constantine's VisionFlorence Cathedral Duomo - ItalyThe Last Judgement - Florence Cathedral - ItalyFlorence Cathedral Clock - ItalyFlorence Cathedral Duomo - ItalyInterior of Florence Cathedral - ItalyThe Last Judgement (detail) - Florence Cathedral - Italy

Westminster Abbey

Filed under: Religious, United Kingdom

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Westminster Abbey is a large Gothic church located in Westminster, London. It is now known as The Church of St Peter, Westminster and is the place of coronation and burial for English monarchs.

The Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey along with Saint Margaret’s Church are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Iconic LondonClose of stained glass windowExterior of abbeyExterior of abbeyrenovation workSpiresExterior of abbey