Faro, Algarve, Portugal
Farol do Cabo de São Vicente - https://intel.ingress.com/?pll=37.023016,-8.996524
Cabo de São Vicente is the most south-westerly point of mainland Europe and until the 14th century, people believed that it was the end of the world. This is also where the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea meet. Here starts the GR11 E-9, one of the largest pedestrian routes of all Europe, ending in Saint Petersburgh, Russia. A must see if you ever visit Portugal.
If ihad to pick one, it should be...
1. Schoten, Belgium
3. The first mention of the Hof van Schoten (as a farm) dates back to 1232. The building was bought by the municipal council of Schoten in 1950 and in 1955 it was converted into a cultural center.
Or so far for history. What came next... #Niantic, getting people outside, bringing people together. This park with its Castle was the spot to be where people met eachother and still is. Friendships were forged. Where a game created a community beyond borders, nations and countries. And continues to do so even beyond dreadfull pandemic.
I'm going to break the rules now. I don't live there, have never lived there, but it's soooo close that it's always on local players' minds.
Of course, once you've done all the "normal" touristy things, do also go for some of those adventurous hikes https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=43.128853,-79.058615&z=17&pll=43.130132,-79.057933 which are especially gorgeous (pun intended) in the autumn with all the fall colours. Visit the nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake, site of Canada's first parliament https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=43.255635,-79.069036&z=17&pll=43.255744,-79.069837 ; go on some of the many wine tours (I'll let you find your own route) ; remember our history from the 1812 war https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=43.160134,-79.053041&z=17&pll=43.160131,-79.053145 and https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=43.164275,-79.055328&z=17&pll=43.164333,-79.054666 ; and I'd personally like to treat you to one of the longest and most varied hiking trails you'll find in Ontario, the Bruce Trail which starts here https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=43.158562,-79.053721&z=17&pll=43.158055,-79.051388
2. yokohama landmark tower https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=35.454871,139.6314&z=17&pll=35.454871,139.6314
3. the second tallest skyscraper in Japan, built on the site of the remains of a stone ship dock.
As the name suggests, it is loved by the citizens as a landmark of Yokohama.
It houses a hotel, commercial facilities, and an observatory, and is visited by many people on weekends.
I think the themes of the art relate substantially to the appeal and the defects of life in Las Vegas.
1. Shonandai, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan
3. Speaking of the symbol of our city, this huge globe cannot be removed. This globe has a sphere with a diameter of 23 meters floating in the air, and the inside is a planetarium of Shonandai Culture Center.
Hachioji-si Tokyo Japan
Kinu no mai(silk dance)
Our city, Hachioji, is home to the Michelin-starred Mount Takao. Hachioji Station is located in the center of the city. As soon as you get off the station, this monument is the first thing that jumps out at you. In the past, there was a monument in front of the station that symbolized Hachioji, "Hachioji of Textile". However, with the redevelopment of the station, the current "Kinu no mai(Silk Dance)" took over the monument. Hachioji is said to be a city of textiles, and sericulture and weaving have been flourishing in the city since ancient times. The city overcame several hardships to become what it is today.
2. Iglesia Matriz de Huancayo https://intel.ingress.com/?ll=-12.067675,-75.209919&z=18&pll=-12.067675,-75.209919
3. Aunque en la actualidad es conocida como La Iglesia Matriz de Huancayo, su denominación real es "Basilica Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad de Huancayo" esta iglesia fue construida en el siglo XIX cuyo terreno lo sedieron vecinos notables de la ciudad, en la actualidad es la principal iglesia de la ciudad de Huancayo, ubicada en el centro de la ciudad, es el principal centro ceremonial de matrimonios, bautizos, confirmacion, llegada del señor de los milagros y fiestas patronales, casi toda actvidad religiosa gira al rededor de esta magestuasa iglesia. Si eres visitante sera una de las primeras iglesias que veas, al estar ubicada en el centro de la ciudad y a un la principal plaza de Huancayo "La Plaza Constitución" corazon de toda actividad comercial y turistica del Valle del Mataro
1. Bejaïa, Algérie
2. The Pic of M-o-n-k-e-y https://intel.ingress.com/?pll=36.769448,5.096343
(forced to put - because the forum doesn't like the word is put *)
3. This is my hometown. I loved going up there, it's a mountain where monkeys will come with you, they are used to humanity (but be careful with your business ^^). You can drink tea at the top, with a wonderful view of the sea and Europe! Unfortunately, a big fire destroy the park (The Pic of M-o-n-k-e-y is part of the Gouraya Park) , but nature is slowly coming back.
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1. Banbury, UK
2. A Fine Lady Upon A White Horse
3. Although the town has many notable buildings, this statue represents the nursery rhyme for which the town is most famous for and has the lyrics inscribed around the base;
"Ride a c**" horse to Banbury Cross,
To see a fine lady upon a white horse,
With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
She will have music wherever she goes"
The statue is placed opposite the current 19th century cross. The town originally had three crosses in medieval times when the rhyme originated. There is a also a mosaic in the town representing the site of the original cross.
For a while, back in the late 2000s I lived in Leiden, the Netherlands. Which is about half an hour south from Amsterdam
And rather than going for the best representation, I go for the best story. A themed story, it is thanksgiving after all.
Did you know that the Pilgrims, before they moved to the Americas, were living in Leiden?
Yes, that's right! They moved to Leiden around 1607/1608 and stayed there for about a decade. But, they saw that their children were slowly becoming Dutch, and since that's for some reason not something they wanted, they left for America.
Now, it's not front and center, but if you look closely, you can spot a few portals that show us how they left their marks around Leiden.
So the portal in question is: Pilgrim Museum
1.Custódio, Quixadá-CE, Brasil
2.Eu Amo Custódio
3.Esta é uma escultura que representa o distrito, para quem quer que passe pelo local.
1. Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima, Japan
2. 厳島神社 大鳥居
3. Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) is known worldwide for its iconic "floating" torii gate.
The first shrine buildings here were probably erected in the 6th century.
The present shrine dates from the 12th century and the harmoniously arranged buildings reveal great artistic and technical skill.
The shrine complex is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
2. 大洲城(Ozu Castle) https://intel.ingress.com/intel?ll=33.508995,132.541781&z=18&pll=33.509501,132.541181
3. It is a castle in the center of Ozu city, and I recommended it because it is a building that symbolizes Ozu city.
The castle tower of Ozu Castle, which had existed since the Edo period, was demolished in 1888 AD. The current castle tower was restored in 2004 with a wooden structure faithfully to the historical facts based on historical materials.
It took 10 years to restore the castle tower.
City: Howrah, India
Name and Intel Link:
Rabindra Setu (https://intel.ingress.com/?ll=22.584135,88.349477&z=17&pll=22.584135,88.349477)
Reason behind it being iconic:
Named after the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, it has unique architecture; it is the oldest and 6th longest Cantilever bridge in the whole world. This bridge connects the twin cities Howrah and Kolkata over the holy river of Ganges.
1 Tlaquepaque, Jalisco México.
Tenía 4 años la primera vez que mis padres nos llevaron a escuchar mariachi, y no hay mejor lugar que este, en El Parián de Tlaquepaque. Aquel día fue tran impresionante que 40 años después no lo he olvidado, una gran fiesta de domingo por la tarde
Stawa Młyny - znak nawigacyjny powstał w XIX wieku. Centralnie wychodzący ponad 1400 metrów w głąb morza Bałtyckiego (najdłuższy falochron kamienny w Europie) Logo miasta Świnoujście i atrakcją turystyczna.
The Litle Murmade in Coprnhagen. Langelinie
I also have a 18 mission banner with a similar picture, this library (the old train station) represents our community