姫路城 (Himeji Castle)
Himeji Castle is a building that symbolizes Himeji City. The current castle tower was built between 1600 and 1609 by the Tokugawa family to compete with the Toyotomi family. Located in the center of the city. Also, when you get off at Himeji Station, you can see it in front of you. The brave Himeji Castle is the pride of Himeji citizens.
Portal name:奈良国立博物館(Nara National Museum)
The Nara National Museum is located in Nara Park.
My recommendation is the entire Nara Park, including the Nara National Museum.
Nara Park is famous for its wild deer, which can be seen and touched.
The deer are considered to be messengers of the gods and are highly valued.
Children in the prefecture visit this park at least once during their elementary school years for a field trip.
About one in every class gets their lunch eaten by a deer.
Fortunately, my lunch was safe.
If you are visiting Nara Park, please do not carry your food in such a way that the deer can see it.
If you are driving through the area, please watch out for deer crossing the pedestrian walkway along with pedestrians.
You will also see unique signs that say "Deer Beware.
Nara was the capital of Japan about 1,300 years ago,
and there are many old temples and shrines that have been around since then.
Right in front of the Nara National Museum is the Himuro Shrine, where the Persepolis Shard occurred.
I also have good memories of our team meeting in front of the Nara National Museum at that time.
The Kasuga Taisha Shrine, where a fragment of the tessellation was found, is also close by.
This place is also closely related to Ingress.
Now I'm hungry for Braunschweiger.
For Topeka, KS, I'd have to suggest the one natural landmark other than the Kansas River:
Burnett's Mound (https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=39.009329,-95.736983&z=15&pll=39.009329,-95.736983) (Intel)
I didn't grow up here, but Topeka natives can all tell you about the 1966 tornado that cut a destructive swath through the capital city, even if it happened long before they were born. The tornado went over this ridge southwest of the city before unleashing hell on homes, businesses, Washburn University, and even the state capitol dome. Nowadays, you can ascend "the mound" and get a great view of the city and see that the wound from the storm has physically healed, if not emotionally.
A great many Canadians might agree with me:
but the site of the first Tim Horton's franchise in Hamilton, Ontario hosts a museum
No pics from me, but a google maps Streetview link:
edit: tried posting a picture, unsuccessfully.
Whitfield's Tabernacle, Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, UK
A rather ugly, squat building on a side road, with boarded up windows and no roof. It looks as though it should have been pulled down long ago. It turns out, though, to be the most historically important building in the area.
After living in the area for 15 years or so, I developed an interest in local history (thanks in no small part to Ingress). I learnt that this was a grade 1 listed building, built in the mid 18th century as a permanent place of worship for followers of the newly-emerged Methodist sect. I submitted it as a portal (with a good write-up) and it was accepted.
It's currently being restored. I look forward to seeing it when it's done. I plan to take a photo of the restored building to use for a mission banner.
What do we get for this information, can we, contributors get a passcode?😛
I HAVE BEEN HERE! (Pre-Ingress though... guess I need to come back!)
I was going to pick the Anoeta, but I love your suggestion better!
Glad to see Euskal Herria (and Donostia specifically - Gora Erreala!) represented here. 💚❤️
Margao (Madgaon) / South Goa / Goa / India
Margao Municipal Council - https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=15.27212,73.958197&z=18&pll=15.27212,73.958197
This one's in my home town where I grew up.
MMC as we know it, was the main administration building since the Portuguese era Goa. The MMC is right there in the center of the town. To its north are the MMC gardens which tell a story of some important people in the history of this town. A little further north, is the main post office which itself is pretty old. Around the MMC you can find local bike taxis known as 'pilots', restaurants that are known for the best local food, the church, the market, the old 'communidade' building, the bus stop and more. The MMC area is where people from the nearby villages come to through the week. It also used to be the main place where tha annual carnival parade would pass through for 'King Momo's' inspection.
A lot has changed since.
St Machar’s Cathedral, Aberdeen, Scotland
had a hard think and I think St Machar’s Cathedral is very historically important to the city, extremely beautiful and attracts a lot of visitors.
According to legend, St Machar founded a site of worship in Old Aberdeen in about 580 where the Cathedral sits today, has been rebuilt and renovated several times through the years and is looked after to this day (the roof actually just got finished, massive repairs that took a couple of years), and they’re extremely proud of the Cathedral and its history. There’s a couple of interesting features I’ll mention:
The heraldic ceiling within St Machar’s cathedral was built in 1520 from oak panelling and features 48 heraldic shields and coats of arms. The shield of Pope Leo X is in the centre surrounded by archbishops and bishops in order of importance. Some of these shields are Earls from all around Scotland, Saint Margaret of Scotland, James V of Scotland, Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire, Francis I of France, King Charles V of Spain, Henry VIII of England, Sigismund I of Poland, Christian II of Denmark and more.
There is also the Class II Pictish Cross Slab, aged around 600-843CE, likely closer to the 600’s as that would be around when the Cathedral was first built!
And finally, apparently part of William Wallace is buried within the grounds after he was executed in England and quartered, where his left quarter ended up in Aberdeen and is buried in the walls of the cathedral and is marked by a star on the wall.
Lots of history in one small place, from Pictish, to Scottish Wars of Independence, the Scottish Reformation, ancient carved wood, elaborate effigies, historically important individuals buried within the grounds, and is just utterly gorgeous. Especially in the spring when there’s loads of bluebell.
1. Pensacola, FL.
2. The Graffiti Bridge. https://intel.ingress.com/?ll=30.420349,-87.193773&z=18&pll=30.420349,-87.193773
3. While Pensacola is famous for its sugar white-sand beaches, historic city center, and the home of the US Navy's Blue Angels, IMO nothing is more uniquely Pensacola than the Graffiti Bridge. It's actually an old railroad trestle heading into the downtown area, that at a clearance of 10 feet, has decapitated a number of U-haul trucks. But the embankments to the bridge are constantly being updated by local artists to remember significant events or memorials, or simply to make a passerby smile. We go pink for October, red for February, and star-spangled for July. Also in 2020 it was the site for peaceful BLM gatherings, and hosts many annual events, such as Transgender Day of Rememberance.
1. Uruapan, Michoacán, México.
2. Parque Nacional Barranca del Cupatitzio
3. Uruapan is my hometown, I lived there the best 16 years of my life. This particular park is very dear to me, I used to live close by growing up, and I'd visit the park often. Whenever I wanted to jog, swim or just enjoy nature this was the spot.
The park is centered on a ravine formed by the emergence of the Cupatitzio River, whose name means “river that sings” in the indigenous Purépecha language. Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barranca_del_Cupatitzio_National_Park
By AlejandroLinaresGarcia - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39582973
1. São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil.
2. Source of Ribeirão.
3. The Fonte do Ribeirão is a valuable example of colonial-era architecture, built in 1796, during the mandate of the governor of Maranhão, Fernando António Soares de Noronha, with the aim of improving the distribution of water in the city. There is a Ludovician legend that says that inside the fountain there is a snake that will destroy São Luís on the day the head meets the tail. Fonte do Ribeirão is located between Afogados and Barrocas streets. Since 1950 it has been listed by IPHAN - National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute.
1. Depok (Grand Depok City), Jawa Barat, Indonesia
3. GDC Statue, which is located in Grand Depok City, Urban People's Dream in the midst of the hectic development. That is a unique statue and gives an aesthetic impression.
That's awesome! That must be a good sign I think...
The Turku Ingress community would be extremely happy to welcome you here again, this time as an agent/ambassador/Niantic-admin/etc :) fingers crossed this blasted corona situation resolves quickly.
1. Cristo Redentor, Vitória da Conquista, Bahia, Brasil
3. Built in 1963, with the features of the Brazilian country people, punished by the sun and drought, the Christ sculpted by Mário Cravo in fiberglass, placed on a reinforced concrete structure, is 17 meters tall, being considered the largest Crucified Christ in the world.
1. Kyoto Japan
2. お地蔵様 at 下丸屋町
3. In our city, there are a tremendous number of Jizo. This Jizo looks like a very common one, but it is located in the center of the former site of Emperor's palace when the capital was first built on this land in 794 AD.
The market is open between 8:00 AM and 15:50 PM and I still think it is incredible to see local producers assemble and disassemble their booths every day. The demand in this 50,000 habitant city never stops and Praça da Fruta is indeed the heartbeat of local trade in the region.
Additionally, Praça da Fruta is also a meeting point where people gather every Wednesday Night to run or walk half a dozen miles around town (there are 2 groups for different paces).
The fruit market and the running group were interrupted for many months due to covid-19, but are back on track now. Needless to say that when I returned to the running group, after the covid interruption, I had my stern handed to me by the other runners as I was out of shape because I am lazy and I wasn't able to train on my own in the meantime 🙈
If I had to pick one, it'd probably be this one:
1. Sapa, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam
2.Black big buddha
3. The jet-black Amida Nyorai sitting statue, which has been certified as Guinness World Records as the tallest statue in Asia.
This bronze statue is 21.5m high and weighs 62t, and sits at a height of 3075m above sea level.
Video at the time of portal application
Here is a link with more historical information about it: http://terradipalma.blogspot.com/2012/07/palazzo-aragonese.html
1. Lagos, Portugal
2. S. Gonçalo de Lagos - https://intel.ingress.com/?ll=37.097302,-8.667961
3. Lagos is a beach town and a city of navigators. This statue of Saint Goncalo (Gundisalvus, 1360-1422), protector of mariners, is strategically located by the beach at the harbor entrance, where the river meets the Atlantic Ocean. Beatified in 1778 by Pope Pius VI, he is the city patron, and blesses all seagoing vessels. This location is visited by all tourists, to see the beach and the view over the Lagos bay.
[this photo taken at sunrise]
I was in doubt with choosing a portal that reflected the founding of our city in the steam weaving period, however, this is more connected to the here on and now of the nature of this area.
1 - Entroncamento, Portugal
3- This portal is the best portal to represent my town because Entroncamento is known as the City of Trains. All trains to all parts of the country pass here. Hence the name Entroncamento, the meeting point of all train lines. This museum is unique, there is no other like it. The National Railway Museum is a museum with a national dimension, whose collection can be visited in different parts of the country. The National Railway Museum, located near the Entroncamento Railway Station, was inaugurated on May 18, 2015.
On the initiative of Armando Ginestal Machado, in the late 70s of the 20th century, various vehicles and objects are kept in old locomotive stalls and railway warehouses. Several of these places were adapted, becoming visitable. The objects shown here are, for the most part, representative of the communities they served and are linked to the railways and their infrastructure, enlivening the memory and identity, individual and collective, of each Region. The Museu Nacional Ferroviário Foundation is heir to these various locations, through its Statutes, having signed Shared Management Protocols with various Municipalities, which assume the operational management. It is now important to evolve towards new approaches, which necessarily include new management models.
1.hohhot inner mongolia china
4.this huge monument is a symbom of monglian culture.