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SuperlativesLARGEST - Standing Egyptian Obelisk in the World - Rome, Italy

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The Lateran Obelisk is the largest (sometimes cited also as the tallest) standing ancient Egyptian obelisk in the world, and it is also the tallest obelisk in Italy, weighing 455 tons.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/6/2015

last visited: never

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Church in Fredericton, NB

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The oldest church in continuous use in the Fredericton Area, St. Peter's opened for services around Christmas time in 1838. The church is actually in the community of Springhill.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: New Brunswick, Canada

date approved: 10/6/2015

last visited: never

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Baptistery in the World - Rome, Italy

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The Lateran Baptistery is the oldest baptistery in the world. Its interior was completely renovated in the seventeenth century but in the chapels you can still admire beautiful mosaics from the fifth to the seventh century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/6/2015

last visited: never

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SuperlativesHIGHEST - Opening Partnership in English County Cricket - High Road Leyton, London, UK

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The highest opening partnership in First Class County Cricket, in England, was scored at the Leyton ground by the Yorkshire openers, Sutcliffe and Holmes, in 1932. The blue plaque, attached to the pavilion makes mention of this.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/5/2015

last visited: never

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Oldest Methodist building in Canada

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Situated on the south shore of Hay Bay in Adolphustown (now part of Greater Napanee) at 2365 South Shore Road, Adolphustown, Ontario.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mTn_biKer65

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 10/5/2015

last visited: 5/24/2016

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SuperlativesLARGEST -- Market and Bazaar in Europe

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Riga Central Market is located in Riga, Latvia, and is the largest market and bazaar in Europe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Latvia

date approved: 10/2/2015

last visited: 11/22/2015

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Built in the years 1799 to 1805, Nova Scotia's Governor’s residence, known as Government House, is the oldest official government residence in Canada, its cornerstone having been laid in 1800.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 10/2/2015

last visited: 10/28/2015

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SuperlativesHIGHEST -- Highway bridge in Texas, US 90 at the Pecos River, Val Verde Co. TX

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The US 90 bridge over the Pecos Rover is the highest highway bridge in Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 9/28/2015

last visited: 7/22/2015

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SuperlativesLAST - Lighthouse on PEI with a resident lightkeeper

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Now a museum and interpretive centre, the Wood Islands Lighthouse served shipping in the area for close to 120 years before its retirement in the 1990s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 9/28/2015

last visited: never

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SuperlativesOLDEST Bonded Winery in Texas -- Val Verde Winery, Del Rio TX

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The Val Verde Winery is the oldest bonded winery in Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 9/28/2015

last visited: 7/22/2015

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SuperlativesONLY -- Hanging in Maverick County, Eagle Pass TX

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In 1891, convicted multiple murderer Dick Duncan was hanged in the Maverick County jail in downtown Eagle Pass, the only execution that ever took place in Maverick County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 9/28/2015

last visited: 7/22/2015

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SuperlativesONLY -- American Airman shot down during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, TX

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US Air Force pilot, Major Rudolph Anderson is the only American airman shot down during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 9/28/2015

last visited: 7/22/2015

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Complex of Dwelling Houses in Riga, Latvia

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Three Brothers is a building complex of three houses located in Riga, Latvia. They form the oldest complex of dwelling houses in Riga.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Latvia

date approved: 9/28/2015

last visited: never

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SuperlativesYOUNGEST - British World Boxing Champion - Teddy Baldock, Langdon Park, London, UK

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Teddy Baldock's statue has been placed at Langdon Park outside the eastern entrance to the DLR station in Hay Currie Street. Baldock, known as the "Pride of Poplar" became the World Bantamweight Champion in 1927 at the age of 19.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/24/2015

last visited: never

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Working Clock in Canada - Halifax, NS

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I believe this to be a first for us. We've not waymarked a clock that is also a heritage property. This one has been designated such by the Halifax Regional Municipality.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 9/23/2015

last visited: 5/2/2016

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SuperlativesONLY - Example of Walter Gropius’s work in Britain - Impington Village College, Cambridgeshire

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Impington College was designed by Walter Gropius, founder of The Bauhaus School of Architecture, and his partner Maxwell Fry. It is the only example of Gropius’s work in Britain. The building is now Grade I listed building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/22/2015

last visited: never

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SuperlativesLARGEST - Theatre in London - The London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, London, UK

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Located in St Martin's Lane, the London Coliseum is the largest theatre in London and is home to the English National Opera. It was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1904.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/22/2015

last visited: 12/9/2013

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SuperlativesWorld's LONGEST Bridge Over Ice Covered Water

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Crossing the Northumberland Strait between New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island this is the world’s longest bridge over ice-covered water.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 9/20/2015

last visited: 5/10/2016

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Rock Shop in Canada - Parrsboro, NS

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Outside Canada's oldest registered rock shop stands a little "Guard Dinosaur", tamed and appointed official rock shop guard.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 9/19/2015

last visited: never

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SuperlativesSOUTHERNMOST - Point in the United States - South Point, HI

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South Point on the Big Island of Hawaii is the southern most point in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Hawaii

date approved: 9/19/2015

last visited: never

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Building at LAX - Los Angeles, CA

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One of the earliest hangers in Los Angeles International Airport.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 9/19/2015

last visited: never

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Church in Riga, Latvia

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St. John's Church was formed in the 13th century as part of the Catholic Dominican order, but is now a Lutheran Church. It is the oldest church in Riga.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Latvia

date approved: 9/15/2015

last visited: 6/30/2016

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SuperlativesOldest - Museum in Louisiana - New Orleans, LA

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Dedicated January 8, 1891

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Louisiana

date approved: 9/8/2015

last visited: 9/7/2015

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SuperlativesLONGEST surviving covered bridge in Missouri - Laclede, Missouri

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Covered bridge located beside Locust Creek some 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Laclede, Missouri. It is the LONGEST of four surviving covered bridges in Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/6/2015

last visited: 4/15/2008

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SuperlativesONLY - Surviving 19th Century Academy Building in Nova Scotia

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Thrice designated a historic building, the old Academy in Lunenburg has been designated a Canadian National Historic Site, a Nova Scotia Heritage Property and a Town of Lunenburg Heritage Property.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 9/5/2015

last visited: 5/13/2016

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