Wembley Stadium

Filed under: Stadiums, United Kingdom

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Wembley Stadium, located in the Brent, London, England is the  home of England’s national football team.  It is the second largest (capacity-wise) stadium in Europe.

It re-opened in early 2007 after being demolished and rebuilt starting in 2003.

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Simpsons Replica House

Filed under: Nevada, TV & Movies

(Center above with white car in driveway and four bushes out front)

The house is located at 712 Red Bark Lane in Henderson, Nevada.  It was won in a contest by Barbara Howard of Richmond, KY.  Her winning entry was selected from over 15 million nationwide.

The Simpson House is painted yellow and baby blue (inside and out).

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Piccadilly Circus

Filed under: Streets & Roads, United Kingdom

Piccadilly Circus is a famous intersection that is located in London’s West End neighborhood.  It is known for its neon signs that are located on a corner building of the intersection.

There are many major shops located in the area, such as Virgin Megastore, HMV, and Lillywhites.   A cast aluminum sculpture, The Angel of Christian Charity, is located in the circle.

Mentions of Piccadilly Circus are found throughout popular culture such as Austin Powers,  Wayne’s World, Bob Marley’s “Kinky Reggae” and others.

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Holsten’s – Soprano’s Final Scene Location

Filed under: New Jersey, TV & Movies

Holsten’s Brookdale Confectionery is located at 1063 Broad Street in Bloomfield, New Jersey. 

It was the location used to film the last “diner” scene in the Series Finale of “The Sopranos”.

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USS Alabama

Filed under: Alabama, Ships and Vessels

The USS Alabama is a South-Dakota class battleship that was commissioned in 1942.  It was decommissioned in 1947.

It is now preserved as a museum ship in Mobile, Alabama.  It was damaged during Hurricane Katrina.  It reopened in January of 2006.

It served as the filming location for the 1992 film Under Seige.

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Homestead Miami Speedway

Filed under: Florida, Racetracks

The Homestead Miami Speedway is located in southern Miami-Dade County in Florida.  The speedway first opened in 1995 with a NASCAR Busch Series race.  It is owned by International Speedway Corporation.

The track currently is host to Ford Championship Weekend, which is the final races of the season for NASCAR Nextel Cup, Busch Series and the Craftsman Truck Series.  The track also hosts the Indy Racing League XM Satellite Radio Indy 300.

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