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Sansome St in San Francisco – USA

November 26th, 2017

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 310
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2009 – Volvo XC60 at 704 Sansome St in San Francisco, CA in USA.

2017 – 704 Sansome St in San Francisco USA (Google Streetview)

2017 – 704 Sansome St and Gold St in San Francisco USA (Google Streetview)

Sansome street is a street in the financial center of San Francisco in California, USA.

At the begining of Sansome Street, there is the famous One Sansome Street building, also known as Citigroup Center. It is an office skyscraper located at the intersection of Sutter and Sansome Streets in the Financial District of San Francisco, California near Market Street. The 168 m, 41 floor, 54,578.0 m2 office tower was completed in 1984.

The One Sansome Street tower is built adjacent to the site of the ornate Anglo and London Paris National Bank, which was completed in 1910. Designed by architect Albert Pissis, the bank building was granite clad with 12 m high Doric columns. The historic architecture of the bank building serves as a conservatory for the skyscraper today.

Keker & Van Nest LLP is a premier litigation boutique located in San Francisco, California. For more than thirty years, Keker & Van Nest has tried and litigated complex, high-stakes civil and criminal cases throughout the nation. Areas of practice include intellectual property, professional liability, class actions, general contract and commercial litigation, antitrust, white collar crime, and appellate.

The Financial District is a neighborhood in San Francisco, California, that serves as its main central business district. It is home to the city’s largest concentration of corporate headquarters, law firms, insurance companies, real estate firms, banks, savings and loans, and other financial institutions.

The area is marked by the cluster of high-rise towers in the triangular area east of Grant Avenue, south of Washington Street, west of the Embarcadero that rings the waterfront, and north of Market Street. The city’s tallest buildings, including 555 California Street and the Transamerica Pyramid, and many other tall buildings, such as 101 California Street and 345 California Street are located there. Montgomery Street (“Wall Street of the West”) is the traditional heart of the district.

More information at www.sftravel.com/ and www.primitivelogic.com.

Thanks to Changyoung Jeong for finding this location!

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D559 near Sainte-Maxime – F

November 26th, 2017

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2003 – Volvo V70 R at D559 in 83120 Sainte-Maxime, France.

2017 – D559 near Sainte-Maxime in France (Google Streetview)

Road D559 is a coastal road east Sainte-Maxime in the South of France.

Sainte-Maxime is a commune and city in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. I.e. on the French Riviera (Côte d’Azur) in southeastern France 90 km west from Nice and 130 km east from Marseille.

The small town is south facing at the northern shore of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. In the north the Massif des Maures mountain range protects it from cold winds of the Mistral. Sainte Maxime was founded around 1000 AD by the Monks from the Lérins Islands outside Cannes. They built a monastery and named the village after one of the Saints of their order – Maxime. Fishing was the mainstay for the inhabitants but during the early 19th century increasing amounts of lumber, cork, olive oil and wine was shipped to Marseilles and to Italy.

The village grew and in the 20th century it started to attract artists, poets and writers who enjoyed the climate, the beautiful surroundings and the azure blue water. In front of the old town you find the characteristic tower – La Tour Carrée – built by the monks in the early 16th century to protect the village from invaders. With an addition of a battery of cannons and with the Tour du Portalet in Saint Tropez the whole bay was protected. As late as in the beginning of the 19th century, Napoleon ordered a restoration of the battery while also adding cannons on the Lérins Islands. The tower is now a museum.

More information at en.wikipedia.org and www.sainte-maxime.com.

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California St in San Francisco – USA (3)

November 26th, 2017

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 308
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2017 – Volvo XC60 on 181 California St and Front St in San Francisco, CA, USA.

2017 – Volvo XC60 on 181 California St and Front St in San Francisco, CA, USA.

2017 – California St and Front St in San Francisco USA (Google Streetview)

2017 – California St and Front St in San Francisco USA (Google Streetview)

California Street is a major thoroughfare in San Francisco, California. Fifty-four blocks of California Street, from Van Ness Avenue westward to 32nd Avenue, comprised the last major leg of the final 1928 alignment of the Lincoln Highway, the first road across America, leading out to the highway’s western terminus in Lincoln Park.

California Street is one of the longest streets in San Francisco, and includes a number of important landmarks. It runs in an approximately straight 8.4 km east-west line from the Financial District to Lincoln Park in the far Northwest corner of the City. It begins at the intersection of Market Street and Spear Street in front of the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Center, one block from the Ferry Building, then travels over Nob Hill, through Lower Pacific Heights, Laurel Heights, and the Lake District. The street makes a slight bend in at the intersection of Cornwall Street and 7th Avenue, then parallels the edge of the Presidio of San Francisco through the Richmond District until its dead-end terminus at 32nd Avenue, at Lincoln Park. The route has four to six lanes for its entire length, and a cable car line on the Eastern portion from Market to Van Ness Avenue.

More information at en.wikipedia.org.

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Katz at Frederiksholms Kanal in København – DK

November 26th, 2017

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 307
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2017 – Volvo S90 at Frederiksholms Kanal in København or Copenhagen Denmark

2017 – Volvo V90 at Frederiksholms Kanal in København or Copenhagen, Denmark

2017 – Katz at Frederiksholms Kanal in Copenhagen, Denmark (Google Streetview)

2017 – Katz at Frederiksholms Kanal in Copenhagen, Denmark (Google Streetview)

Katz at Frederiksholms Kanal in København is a restaurant and bar that serves classic favorites and Mediterranean cuisine from the traditional Danish cuisine.

Frederiksholms Kanal is a canal in central Copenhagen, Denmark, which runs along the south-west side of Slotsholmen, together with Slotholmens Kanal separating the island from Zealand. The name also applies to the continuation of Rådhusstræde which follows the canal for most of its course, first on its south side and for the last stretch, from Prinsens Bro and to the waterfront, on both sides of the canal. Several historic buildings face the canal, ranging in size from Prince’s Mansion, now housing National Museum, and Christiansborg’s riding grounds to the diminutive Stable Boy’s House, part of Civiletatens Materialgård, a former storage facility now used by the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’s School of Sculpture.

More information at en.wikipedia.org and katz.dk.

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Langøre-dæmningen Helnæs Byvej in Ebberup – DK

November 26th, 2017

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2016 – Volvo V90 on “Langøre-dæmningen” connecting the peninsula Helnæs with the island Fyn in Denmark.

2017 – Volvo XC60 on “Langøre-dæmningen” connecting the peninsula Helnæs with the island Fyn in Denmark.

2017 – Volvo XC60 on “Langøre-dæmningen” connecting the peninsula Helnæs with the island Fyn in Denmark.

2017 – Volvo XC60 at Helnæs Byvej on Helnæs in Ebberup Denmark

2017 – Helnæs Byvej in Ebberup, Denmark (Google Streetview)

2017 – Helnæs Byvej in Ebberup, Denmark (Google Streetview)

Langøre-dæmningen or Helnæs Byvej as the road is named, connects the peninsula Helnæs with the island Fyn in Ebberup, Denmark.

Helnæs is an island on the southwestern coast of Funen, Denmark, southwest of Haarby and northwest of Faaborg. It belongs administratively to Assens Municipality and is connected to the town of Assens by road to the north.

Between Helnæs and the main island of Funen is Helnæs Bay, which contains the sprawling islands of Illumø, Horsehoved and Vigø to the southeast. The principal settlement of Helnæs lies on the southeast coast, and contains the camping site Helnæs Camping to the north of it, although the historical village of Helnæs By is further to the north, inland. The highest point of the island is Galgebakke, at 8.8 m.

There is a runestone on the island, known as the Helnæs Runestone. The 28 metres high Helnæs Lighthouse was completed in 1901.

Helnæs is a fascinating peninsula to visit, with its magnificent scenery, active cultural and artistic life, and interesting past, offering a wealth of things to explore and see.

Helnæs has been inhabited since the Stone Age. Five burial mounds dominate the landscape in the hills south of Maden. Helnæs is first mentioned in historical records in 1231 as “Hælghænæs” (sacred promontory). Take the narrow road out to Helnæs and encounter this impressive landscape. Just after the road to Helnæs, the hills, Bobakkerne, rise up like a giant embankment, which is blanketed with colourful flowers in summer. This pastureland is open to walkers as the Danish Nature Agency has purchased the area.

Further south on Helnæs, is the huge meadowland, Maden, west of the town of Helnæs. Almost 300 hectares of meadows and fields lie behind the beach ridges along the Little Belt. The Danish Nature Agency has purchased some of the areas and, together with Funen County, is in the process of improving the nature and access to the areas.

Just after the road out to Helnæs, the hills, Bobakkerne, rise up like a giant embankment, which is blanketed with colourful flowers in summer. This pastureland is open to hikers as the Danish Nature Agency has purchased the area.

The Helnæs peninsula is about 20km south-east of Assens.

More information at en.wikipedia.org and www.visitdenmark.com.

Thanks to Søren Steen Andersen, mayor of Assens Kommune for finding this location!

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Arche Nebra on An der Steinklöbe in Nebra – D

November 19th, 2017

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2008 - Volvo S80

2008 – Volvo S80 at Arche Nebra – Die Himmelsscheibe erleben on An der Steinklöbe 16 in Nebra, Germany (photograpy by Anatol Kotte)

2008 - Volvo S80

2008 – Volvo S80 at Arche Nebra – Die Himmelsscheibe erleben on An der Steinklöbe 16 in Nebra, Germany 2008 (photograpy by Anatol Kotte)

2017 – Arche Nebra on An der Steinklöbe in Nebra in Germany (Google Streetview)

2017 – Arche Nebra on An der Steinklöbe in Nebra in Germany (Google Streetview)

Arche Nebra or Die Himmelsscheibe erleben is a visitor centre located on An der Steinklöbe 16 in Nebra, Germany.

Nebra Ark is also known as The Sky Disc Experience. The Nebra Ark Visitor Centre takes you to the fascinating world of the Nebra Sky Disc. The visitor centre near the place of discovery of this unique treasure connects archaeology and astronomy and presents the exiting history of the famous bronze disk in an innovative interaction of scientific information and lively display. Core of the “Nebra Ark” is the planetarium. This show makes the complex knowledge encoded on the Nebra Sky Disk understandable.

The “Himmelsauge“(Sky eye) at the discovery place connects sky and earth exactly at the location at which the image of the sky lay undetected in the ground for 3.600 years. The lookout tower, 30 m high, allows views like at the bronze age and makes the bronze age astronomy comprehensible. A vertical section divides the building and marks the viewing axis to the “Harz massif” (A mountainous area) with the mountain Brocken. Also today it can still be observed, how the sun goes down behind this prominent landmark at the summer solstice, the longest day of the year.

More information at en.wikipedia.org, www.himmelswege.de and www.himmelsscheibe-erleben.de.

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Gare do Oriente on Av. Dom João II in Lisbon – P

November 19th, 2017

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 304
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2006 Volvo V70

2006 – Volvo V70 at Av. Dom João II near Oriente Station or Gare do Oriente in Lisbon, Portugal.

2017 – Gare do Oriente on Av. Dom João II in Lisbon (Google Streetview)

Gare do Oriente or alternately, the Lisbon Oriente Station is one of the main Portuguese intermodal transport hubs, and is situated in the civil parish of Parque das Nações, municipality of Lisbon.

In 1994, the station was proposed as part of the modernization of the Linha do Norte, a modification to the rail line to facilitate the future development of an Oriente station. Located along Avenida D. João II, over Avenida de Berlim and Rua Conselheiro Mariano de Carvalho, the station was planned to occupy the lands once occupied by Apeadeiro dos Olivais, which was demolished in the 1990s in order to make way for the new station.

Bids for building the project on lands to be used for the 1998 exposition were solicited internationally. The concept was originally designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava in 1995, and built by Necso.

The station was inaugurated on 19 May 1998, as part of the celebrations marking the opening of the Expo ’98 world’s fair.

Oriente Station is situated in an urban area of reclaimed industrial and abandoned buildings fronting the northern margin of the Tagus River, situated 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the city centre.

Ambitious in its conception, the modernist station includes a Lisbon Metro station, a high-speed commuter and regional train hub, a local, national and international bus station, a shopping centre and a police station. The rail station was conceived with a multi-modal platform intersecting the cardinal axes for the various transport modes.

With some influence from Gothic architecture, the station bears considerable resemblance to Santiago Calatrava’s earlier Allen Lambert Galleria within Toronto’s Brookfield Place. Calatrava’s objective was to realize a new space with ample room and functionality providing multiple connections between various zones in the metropolitan area of Lisbon.

One important aspect of the station is its link to the urban environment in which it was constructed. The decision to elevate the rail line, for example, eliminated a physical barrier between the city and the Tagus River margin.[9] The station, covered in a lattice structure of glass and metal, is constructed of reinforced concrete and raised 19 metres over the roadway. By January 2011, there were eight lines that extended 510–720 metres across 309 metres platforms, between 60–70 centimetres in height.

In addition to the many galleries that are part of the station, it is connected to the Centro Comercial Vasco da Gama (Vasco da Gama Commercial Centre/Mall) and the Lisbon Metro through a subterranean access, as well as a first floor connection to the train platforms and a pedestrian walkway.

More information at en.wikipedia.org and www.portaldasnacoes.pt.

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West 4th Street in Los Angeles – USA

November 19th, 2017

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 303
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2006 – Volvo V50 at West 4th Street and South Flower Street in LA USA

2006 – Volvo S40 at West 4th Street and South Flower Street in LA USA

2017 – West 4th Street and South Flower Street in LA (Google Streetview)

West 4th Street and South Flower Street are streets in downtown Los Angeles.

The building on the left side of South Flower Street is a car parking, owned by City National Plaza. The address is 400 South Flower Parking.

The building on the right is the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, a 112 m, 35-story hotel in Los Angeles, California, constructed between 1974 and 1976. Designed by architect John C. Portman, Jr., it is the largest hotel in LA. The top floor has a revolving restaurant and bar.

Although the top floor is numbered “35”, there are no floors numbered “7” or “13”; so technically this is only a 33-story building. The four elevator banks (each containing three cars for a total of 12) are named by colors and symbols: Red Circle (the only one that goes to “35”; the other three only go to “32”), Yellow Diamond, Green Square, and Blue Triangle. The color-coded system of directions was a later addition, as visitors found the space confusing and hard to navigate.

More information at en.wikipedia.org and www.flowerstreetlofts.com.

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Maasvlakteboulevard in Rotterdam – NL

November 19th, 2017

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2017 – Volvo V90 Cross Country at De Zandwacht on Maasvlakteboulevard at Maasvlakte Strand in Rotterdam in The Netherlands

2017 – Volvo V90 Cross Country at De Zandwacht on Maasvlakteboulevard at Maasvlakte Strand in Rotterdam in The Netherlands

2017 – Maasvlakteboulevard near Maasvlakte Strand in Rotterdam The Netherlands (Google Streetview)

2017 – Volvo V90 Cross Country on Maasvlakteboulevard at Maasvlakte Strand in Rotterdam in The Netherlands

2017 – Volvo V90 Cross Country on Maasvlakteboulevard at Maasvlakte Strand in Rotterdam in The Netherlands

2017 – Maasvlakteboulevard near Maasvlakte Strand in Rotterdam The Netherlands (Google Streetview)

Maasvlakteboulevard is a road at the North sea coast on the Maasvlakte 2 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Dutch artist collective Observatorium has created a concrete installation that takes cues from the surrounding sand dunes on a Rotterdam beach.

The huge sculpture made of wood is called De Zandwacht. A large open sculpture that crowns the land reclamation of Maasvlakte 2 and offers a view on the coast of Zeeland, the North Sea, the automated container terminals and the dikes of the Slufter, a huge deposit of contaminated sands. The concrete skeleton represent three stages of dune formation. Inauguration was july 2015.

Maasvlakte 2 is a major civil engineering project in the Netherlands, constructing a new port and supporting infrastructure on reclaimed land adjoining the Maasvlakte. Approximately 2000 hectares will be reclaimed, behind a 4 km dike; approximately 1000 hectares will be used by ports related industries. It is an extension of the Port of Rotterdam.

Maasvlakte 2 is the biggest civil engineering project in the Netherlands since the Delta Works. The area opened on 22 May 2013.

On the Maasvlakte, an artificial beach was created, the Maasvlaktestrand.

More information at en.wikipedia.org and www.observatorium.org.

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Beal Bank Building on Pine St in San Francisco – USA

November 19th, 2017

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 301
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2017 – Volvo XC60 at former Beal Bank Building on 249-299 Pine Street in SF USA

2017 – Pine St in San Francisco, USA (Google Streetview)

The Beal Bank Building is located on 249-299 Pine Street in San Francisco, USA.

Today, this building is alson know as Hong Kong Bank Building, since the Beal Bank is no longer located here. The building is from 1964 and responsbile architects were Hertzka and Knowles, Architects.

2009 – Beal Bank on Pine St SF (Google Streetview)

Pine Street is part of the Financial District, a neighborhood in San Francisco, California, that serves as its main central business district. It is home to the city’s largest concentration of corporate headquarters, law firms, insurance companies, real estate firms, banks, savings and loans, and other financial institutions. All six San Francisco Fortune 500 companies—McKesson, Wells Fargo, PG&E, Gap, Charles Schwab, and Salesforce.com—are located in the district.

The area is marked by the cluster of high-rise towers in the triangular area east of Kearny Street, south of Washington Street, west of the Embarcadero that rings the waterfront, and north of Market Street. The city’s tallest buildings, including 555 California Street and the Transamerica Pyramid, and many other tall buildings, such as 101 California Street and 345 California Street are located there. Montgomery Street (sometimes called “Wall Street of the West”) is the traditional heart of the district.

Since the 1980s, restrictions on high rise construction have shifted new development to the adjacent South of Market area surrounding the Transbay Transit Center. This area is sometimes called the South Financial District by real estate developers, or simply included as part of the Financial District itself.

More information at en.wikipedia.org and www.bealbank.com.

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