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 Traffic circle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A traffic circle is an intersection with a circular shape and, usually, a central island.
Despite the fact that some of these circles were huge (many were in excess of 100 meters or 328.084 feet in diameter), they weren't large enough for high-speed merging.
The experience with traffic circles in other countries wasn't much better until the development of the modern roundabout in the United Kingdom during the 1960s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Traffic_circle   (425 words)

The unique beauty of the city, on its circles of land linked by great bridges across the circles of water, was further enhanced by brilliant gardens, groves of flowering trees, and innumerable sparkling fountains.
It is dusk and the rays of the dying sun pick out a tiny island so nearly a perfect circle in its outline, so compellingly lovely with its ochre-coloured volcano rising out of a violet sea, that even among the islands of the Aegean it is outstanding for its beauty.
The capital of Atlantis, built in the very centre of the island, was remarkable for the scale and splendour of its public buildings which were designed in an architecturally harmonious blend of white, fl and red stone.
www.angelfire.com /ri/allfantasy/atlantis.html   (2597 words)

 Tour Alcatraz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
The island is filled with contrasts: concrete versus nature, ragged ruins versus the breathtaking view of San Francisco and the Golden Gate.
Between 1969 and 1971, Alcatraz Island was under occupation for 19 months.
A group of 19 Hopi Indians were confined to the island around the turn of the century.
www.nps.gov /alcatraz/tours   (352 words)

 Turtle Island Healing Circles: Sacred healing circles
With us the circle stands for the togetherness of people who sit with one another around the campfire, relatives and friends united in peace while the (sacred) pipe passes from hand to hand.
This is an excellent way to honour beginnings and endings from an announcement of a marital engagement or as a memorial to honour the life of someone who has passed on to the afterlife.
A Sacred Healing Circle can be a soft place to find or offer forgiveness, to acknowledge an injustice that one has suffered or committed, or to let go of old emotional baggage full of resentment or blame.
shamanichealing.info.hosting.domaindirect.com /wisdom.html   (759 words)

 Helsingin kaupunki - Ympäristökeskus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
The Harakka ("Magpie") island is located off the coast of Helsinki where the peninsula of Helsinki reaches far to the bosom of the baltic sea.
The vicinity of the city is combined with the environment of the outher islands.
The island used to belong to the Finnish defence forces, and it was opened to the public in 1989.
www.hel.fi /ymk/eng/organisation/Harakka_eng.html   (653 words)

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These two armies of islands will lie in ordered ranks, their lines stretching from northeast to southwest; they will be equal in size, each two hundred miles along the front, and seventy miles from front to rear.
Not an island of these two armies, as they lie thus obliquely facing each other, will rise as high as three thousand feet; only the captains among them will exceed a thousand; nor will there be great variety in their forms.
There are huge circles of blocks either set close together or with an equal space dividing boulder from boulder; some of the giant circles are grouped together in twos and threes, others are isolated; one has its centre marked by a single enormous block, while another like block stands farther off in lonely vastness.
www.gutenberg.net /1/2/0/7/12078/12078-8.txt   (20306 words)

 druidic circles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
The Great Forest circle was seriously depleted in the fire 64 years ago, and even now, some of the higher ranks are not filled on a regular basis.
The circle is on good terms with the pegasi who live in and around the Sacred Vale, and the pegasi and their queen provide mounts for a number of the Knights of Valesin in return for the safety they have within the protection of the circle.
Most members of the circle are desert druids and they are currently in dispute with those of the Great Forest and Eastern Plains circles as to who should hold sway over the small area of desert on the southern side of the Central continent.
freespace.virgin.net /bladesinger.doombringer/druidcircles.html   (764 words)

 Circles of Light   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
These circles most commonly appear on the sides of houses, and a variety of them at over 60 locations have been observed in Burlington, Vermont, USA.
Crop circle researcher Michael Glickman, publisher of the magazine Crop Circle Radius, has taken an interest in the light images, regarding them as similar in origin to the crop pictographs.
Kate Lanxner, whose articles on the circles in a local metaphysical publication first drew this writer's attention to the phenomenon, offers sets of color postcards of some of the more striking sites, and is available to guide visitors to Burlington who wish to tour this remarkable phenomenon - if the day is sunny.
www.themiraclespage.org /circles.htm   (615 words)

 Altantis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
The first account of this island are in Timaeus and Critias, two dialogues by Plato.
This island is in Agaen Sea, which is very near Plato's Greece.
Another belief is that the Azores Islands in the Atlantic Ocean are actaully the tops of the mountains of Atlantis.
library.thinkquest.org /C004978F/atlantis.htm   (222 words)

 Blake Island State Park (page 1 of 2)
Blake Island State Park is a 475-acre marine camping park with five miles of saltwater beach shoreline providing magnificent views of the Olympic Mountains and the Seattle skyline.
Blake Island was an ancestral camping ground of the Suquamish Indian tribe, and legend has it Chief Seattle was born there.
William Pitt Trimble acquired the island at the turn of the century and re-named it Trimble Island, transforming it into a magnificent private estate.
www.parks.wa.gov /parkpage.asp?selectedpark=Blake+Island&pageno=1   (509 words)

 Sentosa Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
Singapore's heavily landscaped Sentosa Island has a little something for everyone.
There are luxury hotels, camping facilities, beaches, aquariums, museums, rides, sport facilities, discos, walking trails, bike paths and yes, a monorail that circles the island.
The monorail is scheduled to be dismantled in 2005 and a new, Hitachi Small monorail will replace it linking the island to the mainland.
www.monorails.org /tMspages/Sentosa.html   (111 words)

 notjamesbond's Weblog & Profile | The Modern Antiquarian | notjamesbond's Weblog & Profile
The island is the most populous of all the islands with a princely population of 78.
The standing stone of Eigg is not to be confused with the monolith at the harbour commemorating the islands takeover by residents.
As we surveyed the scene the realisation soon dawned that we were in fact standing atop of a sheer cliff and the farm in which we were staying was in the valley bottom.
www.themodernantiquarian.com /user/3666/weblog/0/15567   (7121 words)

 Andros Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
The pilots spotted a portion of a huge series of concentric stone circles in shallow water, and the pilot, Robert Brush, snapped a photo of it.
If the circle is 1200 feet in diameter, some of the smallest stones in its rings are at least 18 feet in diameter—far too large for such a structure and certainly not consistent with the pilots’ estimations that the rings were between three to six feet apart.
In his report to the Cayce organization, Donato revealed that Author Richard Wingate related to him that the circles were not on the coast, but were actually on the interior of the island within its many mangrove swamps.
www.mysterious-america.net /androsisland.html   (1066 words)

 On the Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
They cost 15 bucks per head, but take you around the island to all the important spots and the guides keep you engaged with their jokes and anecdotes.
No motorised vehicles are allowed on the island (at least for public transport) and the only other mode of transport are bicycles.
There is an 8 mile road that goes along the shore and circles the island.
www-personal.umich.edu /~njoshi/mackinactrip/horse-carriageH.html   (113 words)

 The Petroglyphs of Ometepe Island
That side of the island is currently the most populated and has been the focus of virtually all of the past archaeological work, although it apparently contains few petroglyphs since its eruptions have been primarily ash flows.
Ometepe has been called the 'island of circles and spirals" (Matillo Villa 1973) and with reason, for within the abstract curvilinear type probably the single most common motif is the spiral, found in virtually all sites.
Concentric circles are also common and may represent a variation on the spiral.
culturelink.info /petro/paper_suz.htm   (2191 words)

 The Project Gutenberg eBook of Ireland, by Charles Johnston.
Not an island of these two armies, as they lie thus obliquely facing each other, will rise as high as three [pg 004] thousand feet; only the captains among them will exceed a thousand; nor will there be great variety in their forms.
At [pg 036] eight hundred annual layers to the foot, and with twelve feet of peat, we have nine thousand six hundred years,--not for the age of the stone circles, but for that part of their age which we are able to measure.
Circles of twenty-seven and thirty days would stand for these lunar epochs, and would, for those who understood them, further bear testimony to the earth's movement in its own great path [pg 042] around the sun.
www.gutenberg.net /1/2/0/7/12078/12078-h/12078-h.htm   (18980 words)

 Circle on Prince Edward Island, Canada - 10-01-98
There, visible from the highway, are three large crop circles, all of which are connected by paths.
Within those circles, anything that might have been standing has been completely flattened, while nothing outside the circles or paths that connect them has been touched, save by the feet of the curious, hundreds of whom turned up over the weekend after word of the phenomenon spread through Tryon and neighbouring communities.
The two small circles are exactly the same size, and the paths that connect them are all the same width." Potato producer John Visser says the circles look to have been there since the middle of August.
www.virtuallystrange.net /ufo/updates/1998/oct/m02-007.shtml   (622 words)

 Dark Circles Medicine - Medicine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
Dark circles under eyes are something that many people have to deal with as they start...
Dark circles are a fairly common condition for those with...
Dark under-eye circles are a familiar problem for a lot of...
medicine.fdsv.com /index.php?k=dark-circles-medicine   (1029 words)

 Crop Circles in Germany
She reported that a bunch of new crop circles have appeared in Wiltshire and the Salisbury Plain in England.
Ruden Island is north of the island where Werner Von Braun built and launched V1 cruise missiles and V2 rockets during WWII.
Nevertheless the expressions of love change the frequency and do have an effect like a young girl braiding a daisy chain necklace and placing it around the neck of her enemy.
educate-yourself.org /zsl/zslcropcirclesgermany13jul02.shtml   (462 words)

 Beads and Manhattan Text
All the histories and all the textbooks since the mid 1840s have discussed the acquisition of Manhattan Island, the heart of New York City, by the Dutch from the Canarsee Delawares.
And all of them for the last century or more (except two) say that beads were used as part of the trade goods given for the island.
They have purchased the Island Manhattes from the Indians for the value of 60 guilders; 'tis 11,000 morgens (about 22,00 acres) in size.
www.thebeadsite.com /FRO-MANH.html   (893 words)

 Ice Circles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
Ice circles are similar to crop circles only etched in thin ice on ponds and rivers rather than fields.
Generally measuring between 15 to 20 feet in diameter, these ice circles have appeared in thin ice ponds, and water courses, in Canada and the US for many years.
There continues to be considerable scientific discussion over whether these ice circles are the result of alien intervention or the result of meteorological anomalies.
doomsdayguide.org /UFO/ufo_ice_circles.htm   (145 words)

It is not an island in the sea, or an island on a lake.
As the bus circles the island each morning and then circles it again at night, I press my nose against the glass to watch for him.
And there, in a hut made from the branches of the trees, lives a contented man. He grows vegetables in wide patches that circle his hill, he catches rabbits when they venture from their homes on the island's shore and he collects water from the stream that rolls gently through the trees.
www.orchid1.demon.co.uk /page5.html   (4667 words)

Participating in a drum - percussion circle of any kind is a healing experience for the heart, mind, body and soul.
Island Rhythms would like to help people of all ages and abilities include drumming, one of the oldest forms of expression, in their personal life program for well being.
Drum circles are quickly catching on throughout the world for the same reason they flourished thousands of years ago.
www.islandrhythms.org /drum   (304 words)

 ZANZIBAR, MNEMBA ISLAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
Mnemba Island is a tiny atoll off the north coast of Zanzibar and offers a rustic exclusivity unparalleled on the East African coastline.
Days are spent swimming in the crystal clear waters and strolling on the pristine beach that circles the island.
Mnemba is one of our all time island retreats and a minimum of five nights is highly recommend for those looking for the ultimate barefoot paradise.
www.scottdunn.com /holidays/holiday134.html   (279 words)

 Turtle Island Healing Circles: Justice Circles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
Traditional Conflict Mediation Justice Circles facilitate resolution of disagreements between individuals or groups that are willing to explore an alternative method to the adversarial legal system.
Traditionally, medicine way practitioners were relied on to heal wounds, raise spirits and find solutions to dire situations.
Today, increasingly, enlightened judges, prosecutors, members of the legal community and private individuals have found Traditional Conflict Mediation Justice Circles to be a powerful procedure to find agreeable peaceful resolution to what seem to be intractable situations.
www.shamanichealing.info /id30.html   (195 words)

 Oak Island Treasure :: View topic - Do rocks Burn in Circles?
Stones were placed in the smaller test holes, the 'stone circles', because they would silt in much faster than the deeper coal test trenches, the 'henges, barrows and causewayed camps, having no need of markers, due to their larger size.
Given the greater quantity of 'stone circles' on the landscape, in relation to the other methods, the 'stone circling' mining exploration technique was the most popular, for it required much less digging work, and time, to evaluate potential coal bearing sites.
Rammed in the ditch circling Carboniferous White Limestone Stonehenge Mound is the ~65 tons of Carboniferous Black Coal and Carboniferous Pale Grit from the South Wales Coalfield area.
forum.oakislandtreasure.co.uk /viewtopic.php?t=326   (3906 words)

 Islay, Scotland’s Whisky Island
Groceries on the island are expensive as everything is imported and you won’t find your standard high street here.
Relics of times gone by litter the island: stone circles, carved stones, forts and castles, as well as evidence of Bronze Age settlements.
Days were spent driving around the island past villages with small, single-storey terraced houses lining the foreshore, walking along the beaches, seal spotting and desperately seeking somewhere inviting to eat.
www.theculturedtraveler.com /Archives/Feb2004/Islay.htm   (1488 words)

 BBC - Essex Exhibitions - Mersea Circles - First Site - Colchester   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
The internationally renowned Japanese digital artist Masaki Fujihata is back on Mersea Island to continue making a major new artwork with the help of residents and members of the public interested in participating.
In response to this remarkable island, Fujihata has developed Mersea Circles, an artwork that tracks people’s flow around the island using GPS devices (Global Positioning System) and video cameras.
Mersea Circles is part of Fujihata’s commission for Coast Digital - the first phase of Coast; an ambitious visual arts project taking place in Essex, initiated by Essex County Council.
www.bbc.co.uk /essex/going_out/visual_arts/mersea_circles.shtml   (592 words)

 Spirit Circle Women's Circles ~ Healing Sharing Circle on Vancouver Island
Each women's circle is gently guided on a sacred journey of body, mind and spirit as you find empowerment and inspiration within the group.
The women's circle is a place where we embrace our own and others' primal souls in a non-denominational and culturally sensitive environment.
The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, meditative, joyous, multi-cultural circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music, and movements from the many traditions of the earth to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and others.
www.spiritcircle.ca /sharing   (380 words)

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